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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

India

Bitter harvest: Mehdi case shows enough ground for radical Islam's rise in Bengal

Mehdi Masroor Biswas
In the communal cauldron of today's Bengal, and of India in general, a young urban Bengali Muslim has no role model, no party, or guideline to follow. The city and the country he/she grew up in is making him/her feel different.

PM Modi seeks details of 'negative' media reports about his govt, BJP

PM Modi
A special report of five to seven 'top negative' articles, printed in national and local papers, is being sent to the brass of the Prime Minister’s Office daily by the PIB, the government’s media interface.

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State poll wins set NDA on course to overtake Opposition in Rajya Sabha

BJP in Maharashtra
Recent assembly election victories have brought the BJP within touching distance of the Congress in the Rajya Sabha, putting the ruling alliance in a position to push through key legislation mid-2016 onwards.

J'khand: Raghubar to review Soren govt’s policies

BJP leader Raghubar Das is welcomed by party workers on his arrival in Ranchi on Wednesday. PTI Photo
On the eve of his swearing in as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand,  BJP leader Raghubar Das on Saturday said his government will ‘review’ the policy decisions taken by the outgoing Hemat Soren regime.

RSS set to hold mega event in Gujarat after a decade

Mohan Bhagwat
Amidst controversies around conversion and the saffronisation of education, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is organising a three-day meet in Gujarat to discuss strengthening the organisation and taking its ideology to the grassroots level in the state.

Cold wave continues in Himachal; Keylong records minus 10.3 C

Cold wave
Cold wave conditions continued unabated in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday with Keylong recording minus 10.3 degrees Celsius as the mercury dipped by a few notches in spite of a clear and sunny day in the state.

The marriage bazaar: How female foeticide has made bride trade a roaring business

Rupa
Female foeticide and the resulting gender imbalance has made trade in brides a flourishing business in northwest India. HT travels to Haryana to find out that for the locals involved, it’s a money spinner.

PM Modi to kickstart BJP’s Delhi campaign on Jan 10

Modi
Modi will kick off the BJP’s poll campaign at a rally in central Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on January 10, to be attended by chief ministers of Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and leaders from Jammu and Kashmir.

Mamata visits relief camps, promises WB’s support

Assembly Elections 2011
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday visited two refugee camps in Alipurduar district and promised the people in the camp that the state government would continue to provide help and support.

Police denies information under RTI to PM Modi's wife Jashodaben

Jashodaben
Information sought by Jashodaben, wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the security cover given to her through an RTI has been denied by the Mehsana police on the ground that her queries were related to local intelligence bureau (LIB), which is exempted under the RTI Act.

Nation's super-secretive tech intelligence agency, yet to solve solar battery theft from HQs

Illustration: Abhimanyu
Despite a more than two-year long fact-finding exercise, the super-secretive National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), entrusted with responsibility of gathering technical intelligence, is yet to find out who ‘stole’ sophisticated solar batteries from its high-security headquarters.

J-K govt formation: State in for long haul as PDP is willing to wait, Omar off to London

J-K
The PDP that got the highest 28 seats said it was weighing all options but was in no hurry to form the government. 'It’s a very tough call. We will take time,' party spokesperson Nayeem Akhter told HT.
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