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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

India

Frontline warship INS Kamorta commissioned

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley
The first indigenously built stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta was commissioned by defence minister Arun Jaitley at the Naval dockyard Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Pro-liquor lobby in Kerala goes into a huddle

Alcohol
With the Kerala government deciding to close all the 730 bars in the state to bring about prohibition in a phased manner, the pro-liquor lobby has gone into a huddle on how to handle this situation.

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Maharashtra: Ink thrown on minister, one arrested

Maharashtra revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat was targeted on Saturday in an ink attack in Ahmednagar by an alleged Shiv Sena activist, an aide said.

Army, BSF guarding LoC and International Border: Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
Noting that ceasefire violations by Pakistan have increased, defence minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said Indian security forces are responding effectively to protect the country's interests.

Furore in Andhra House continues as Jagan refuses to budge

Jaganmohan Reddy
Refusing to either apologise to the House or withdraw his "unparliamentary" remark made on Friday, YSRC president YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday led his MLAs in a walk-out from the Andhra Pradesh assembly.

Liquor is part of Goa's culture: BJP leader

Alcohol
Goa BJP leader Dr Wilfred Mesquita has dismissed the possibility of Goa toeing the line of Kerala, which is outlining a ban on sale and consumption of alcohol in a phased manner, saying that consuming liquor is part of the culture.

Saradha scam: CBI grills WB ex-police chief

Former West Bengal police chief Rajat Majumdar on Saturday appeared before the CBI after being summoned by the agency in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.

Indian invents cheap sanitary pads, to be available in 70 developing countries

sanitary pads
A Coimbatore-based Indian, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who has invented a machine that can be used to make cheap sanitary pads, hopes that the device would be available in 70 developing countries by next year. VIDEO INSIDE

DMK rejects Jayalalithaa's charge on Mullaperiar dam row

 Jayalalithaa
DMK on Saturday rejected Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's charge on the Mullaperiar dam issue that it did not act on the inter-state water problem, insisting that the matter had first cropped up during the AIADMK government in 1979.

BJP activists booked for 'celebrating' Ananthamurthy's death

UR Ananthamurthy
Karnataka Police have registered a case against alleged BJP and Hindu Jagarana Vedike activists who burst crackers to "celebrate" the death of famed writer UR Ananthamurthy.

Heckling of CMs: Modi not responsible, says Uddhav

Uddhav Thackeray
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot be held responsible for the booing and heckling of non-BJP chief ministers in some states, including Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said.

Minor dalit girl raped, murdered in Odisha

crimes against women
A minor dalit girl was murdered after being gang raped by some unidentified persons in Ganjam district, police said on Saturday. The incident came to light after the postmortem of her body revealed she was raped before being murdered.
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