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HindustanTimes Sun,24 Aug 2014

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PM planning special class for teachers, students on Sept 5

Modi

The NDA government is planning a grander-than-usual Teachers’ Day this September 5, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi assuming a more personal role in an affair customarily limited to the President awarding meritorious teachers.

After floods, UP kids pitch in to restore schools

Teachers and students in more than 1,100 villages in flood-hit Bahraich, Balrampur, Shravasti and Lakhimpur Kheri districts of Uttar Pradesh have come together for a cause — to dry their books, stationery, blackboards and benches dampened by floodwaters.

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Plan Panel chokes funding to IEO which recommended its scrapping

PMO

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), which recommended the scrapping of its parent body, the Planning Commission, has found that its funding is being quietly choked.

Army discovers tunnel along LoC leading to PoK

A tunnel was detected in the Pallanwalla sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. It was found in the area where a jawan had died on July 22 in an encounter with infiltrators who had sneaked in about 700 meters inside the Indian territory, according to sources.

Realignments, defections hang heavy in Bihar’s political skies

Many in Bihar believe the Mandal (caste) versus Kamandal (communal) battles are passé. The outcome of the assembly bypolls on Monday could underline this belief in a state undergoing a reconfiguration of political forces.

Speaker defends decision on LoP, says no SC observations against her

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan defended herself a day after the Supreme Court questioned the absence of Leader of Opposition ( LoP), saying the court's observations were not against her.

Why is govt silent on Pak firing: Congress

Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Saturday criticised the NDA Government for not reacting to the ongoing ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC).

Bareilly: Two teens killed for protecting sister

Two teenage brothers were killed in Karpiya village in Bareilly district on August 23 after they allegedly tried to protect their sister from an eve teaser.

No one alerted us to evacuate, say border village locals

Locals in the border village of Jeora Post blamed the authorities for not sounding an alarm despite heavy shelling in the past few days by Pakistan. The shelling led to the death of two people, while five others from the same family were seriously injured on Saturday.

Villagers set afire the house of rapist in Sultanpur

The irate villagers set afire the house of rapist in Kudwar village in Sultanpur district on Sunday.  Later the police nabbed the rapist and sent him to jail.

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Rural women go the extra mile in walk for water

Kashmir
Every second woman in rural India walked an average 173 kilometres – the distance between Delhi and Vrindavan – to fetch potable water in 2012, making her trek 25 kilometres longer than what it was in 2008-09.

Swamy writes to PM on Ram Temple re-building

File photo of Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate steps to rebuild the Ram Temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party's commitment to the electorate.

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