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HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014

India

Sena leader in Nagpur murdered ; one held

A senior woman Shiv Sena activist was hacked to death near Lalganj area in north Nagpur this evening when she was on her way to a restaurant along with her husband.

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Nepal PM sees an opportunity in Modi's visit, stresses trust building

Sushil Koirala

Asserting that there had been 'gaps' on India's side in dealing with neighbours, Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said PM Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal from Sunday offers an opportunity to 'rebuild trust'.

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Sheila Dikshit govt spent Rs. 3,000 cr, but did little for illegal colonies: CAG

Sheila Dixit

The Sheila Dikshit government spent Rs. 3,029.21 crore on regularisation of illegal colonies in Delhi but failed to provide the most basic of amenities, such as sewer and water lines, roads and drainage, the CAG has said.

Congress names dead leader to screen poll nominees

Congress
A red-faced Congress had to revise its screening committee for the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections after being informed about the recent death of Choudhary Mohammad Aslam, tasked with the onerous responsibility of selecting candidates.

Modi urges states to make provisions for self-certification

In a move to simplify processes and bridge governance deficit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday put his weight behind an initiative to encourage departments to accept self-certified documents rather than insisting that citizens file affidavits.

After attacking him, imams hail Modi for Taslima stance

The Centre’s move on controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has, for the first time, evoked applause from Muslim religious leaders across Bengal. The Modi government on Thursday cancelled the author’s resident permit and instead issued her a temporary tourist visa for two months.

Kashmir on boil over Kausar Yatra

 Kashmir Curfew
Kashmir remained tense on Friday following separatists’ call for post-Friday prayers protests against the Kausar Yatra, which the state government halted on Thursday from the Aharbal route in the valley.

Tension in Kashmir over Kausar Nag yatra

A J&K police personnel dousing off fire from a tyre burnt in protest by lawyers in Jammu

Kashmir remained tense on Friday following separatists’ call for post-Friday prayers protests against the Kausar Yatra, which the state government halted on Thursday from the Aharbal route in the valley.

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Katju never wrote to me that justice Kumar was corrupt: RC Lahoti

Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju
Former chief justice of India RC Lahoti has refuted ex-Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju’s accusations that he gave in to pressure from the UPA 1 government to allow a 'tainted' Madras HC judge to continue in office.

Apex court tells govt to fast-track criminal cases

The Supreme Court Friday asked the government to fast-track the criminal justice system in India for ensuring good governance and gave it four weeks time to come out with a comprehensive framework on how the task could be achieved.

PM Modi begins two-day Nepal visit on Sunday

Modi

Continuing with its neighbours-first foreign policy approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal on Sunday for a two-day visit with a strong political message of friendship.

Insurance Act: Modi govt’s first acid test in RS

The Narendra Modi government will face its first acid test on Rajya Sabha floor management on Monday when the insurance Act amendment bill comes up in the House.

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