HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014


Bungalow row: RLD supporters clash with police

Ajit Singh bungalow
Ajit Singh's supporters on Thursday clashed with police while protesting against Centre's move to evict him from official residence in Delhi, while the RLD chief demanded that the house be converted into a memorial to his father, former prime minister Charan Singh.

Boy tutor ‘slaps to death’ kid in Bihar’s Begusarai

A 15-year-old boy, who teaches kids to raise money to finance his own education, 'slapped to death' a class 6 student just a year younger than him, following an alleged dispute over the teaching skills of the part time tutor.

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Modi govt’s ‘fast decisions’ made after lengthy debates

The new NDA government is getting known for its style of fast policy-making, but these decisions are reached after marathon deliberations, say government officials.

Hema draws flak for Mathura widow comments

Actress Hema Malini at the launch of an advertising campaign in New Delhi.

The Congress on Thursday sharply reacted to BJP MP from Mathura and film actress Hema Malini for her remarks against widows of West Bengal and Bihar living in Vrindavan-Mathura for a long time.

Shah asks party workers to make Maharashtra BJP-yukt, ignores Sena

Amit Shah
Hours after he asked Shiv Sena to walk two steps forward, BJP president Amit Shah chose to ignore alliance partner in his address and instead appealed workers to work hard and ensure party’s victory, an indication of strained ties with Shiv Sena over seat sharing. Sena refuses to climb down on seat-sharing with BJP

J-K floods hit marriage plans in Valley

People stranded in flood hit Kashmir valley
A deluge and subsequent floods in the state have delivered a blow to wedding plans of many. While some had to cancel their engagements, others had no option but say 'I do' in low-key events amid the destruction unleashed by killer floods.

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Relief for Uttarakhand flood victims make slow start now

Kedarnath Shrine
More than a year after rains led to unprecedented death and destruction in the hill state of Uttarakhand (UK), Uttar Pradesh (UP) is still busy ‘sorting’ out its dead spread across 60 districts. As the state grapples with numbers – from initial figure of 5500, the ‘missing/dead’ were vetted down to 2500, then to 1956 and 1150 before settling for 948, only to see a recent addition of three more names – hundreds of victims despite having got the ‘death certificate’ of the near ones still await the promised Rs. 5.5 lakh ex-gratia.

Noida: Girl students protest; spy cam found in hostel

Mumbai's new toilet project
Girl students of a JSS college held a demonstration on Thursday after a spy camera was found in a washroom of the girls' hostel. College management has ordered inquiry and lodged FIR against unknown persons.

Sena refuses to climb down on seat-sharing with BJP

Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray
The Shiv Sena on Thursday refused to climb down on seat-sharing negotiations with the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Maharashtra polls further straining one of India’s oldest political coalitions hours after BJP president Amit Shah asked allies to meet his party halfway.

India, China ink 12 pacts; $20 billion investment in next 5 years

Xi's visit
China has pledged on Thursday to invest $20 billion in India in the next five years besides allowing greater market access to Indian companies in sectors like pharmaceutical and farm-products.

Modi talks tough with China’s president Xi on border row

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping
Narendra Modi pushed China’s president for an early resolution to their festering border dispute on Thursday, robust comments that overshadowed a Chinese pledge of $20 billion in investments and support for India’s greater role in the United Nations Security Council.

Bihar teen arrested in case preceding his birth

Bihar Panchayat Nagar Prarambhik
In a case of mistaken identity, an 18-year-old man in north Bihar was arrested by the police in connection with an incident of arson that took place a year before he was born. The man, identified by a single name, Rajkumar, was arrested earlier this week at Makhnupur village in north Bihar.
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