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HindustanTimes Wed,27 Aug 2014

India

Supreme Court puts onus on PM to oust tainted ministers

supreme court

The SC dismissed on Wednesday a petition on appointment of ministers with criminal background in what many termed a split verdict. The court refused to disqualify tainted ministers, leaving it to 'PM's wisdom' to decide his cabinet.

NDA government faces huge job in giving bank accounts to all

nationwide strike
PM Narendra Modi has put a pledge to give bank accounts to all Indians on a war footing, but experts say taking banking to rural areas where many people have no identity papers will be a huge challenge.

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India, Pakistan to hold flag meeting today

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced

India and Pakistan will hold the first flag-level meeting on Wednesday after 45 days of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border in the Jammu district, BSF said.

India gives itself less than a year to have toilets for girls in every school

Toilet queue
HRD minister Smriti Irani has asked states to build toilets for girls in every school by July 2015. Stakeholders have to move fast to measure up, but HT’s campaign to tackle this problem shows the solution is within reach.

CBI gives clean chit to Tatra for lack of proof

Tatra

Debunking former Army chief VK Singh’s claim that bribes were offered to him to clear the purchase of all-terrain Tatra trucks, the CBI on Tuesday sought to close the case, giving a clean chit to UK-based company Tatra Sipox (TS) and its CEO Ravinder Rishi  for want of “sufficient evidence” to prosecute them.

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Denmark for reviving ties, India wants action

Kim Davy
Citing its help in India getting an observer status at the Arctic council last year among other things, Denmark is pushing hard to defreeze the diplomatic ties with India.

2 dead as poisonous gas leaks in West Bengal

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Two women were killed and 50 others affected, 12 of them seriously, when gas leaked from a cylinder in a welding workshop in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Tuesday.

12 Team Modi members face criminal cases, Uma Bharti tops the list

Bhartiya Jan Shakti party

According to an ADR report, 12 (27% of the 45) ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves. HT takes a look at the council of ministers' crime report.

India issues visas to 30 Pak traders for Mumbai expo

A BSF soldier securing the Indian gate with Pakistan on the eve of 66th I-Day, at Attari checkpost

In a fresh sign of engagement, India Tuesday cleared 30 visas for Pakistani businessmen scheduled to visit Mumbai for a trade exhibition ‘Made in Pakistan’ on August 31.

Love jihad: Ranchi shooter's husband held

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The husband of a national-level shooter who is facing charges of domestic abuse, deceit and exploitation was arrested in Delhi by a joint team of Ranchi and Delhi Police on Tuesday.

Gadkari visit shakes up Islamic Centre

Bhartiya Janta Party Nitin Gadkari

The India Islamic Cultural Centre’s (ICC) move to host Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday sparked a row in the body, with some prominent members slamming his visit and threatening to go to court.

'Excited' Modi takes to Twitter ahead of meeting Abe in Japan

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Tuesday to flag his upcoming Japan visit, saying he saw the trip as an opportunity to lift ties to a new level and that India and Japan 'could learn a lot from each other'.
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