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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

India

Chavan's decision to skip PM's function 'unfortunate': BJP

Mah CM seeks green signal for Lavasa
The BJP in Maharashtra on Thursday termed as 'unfortunate' chief minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme in Nagpur and said Congress should introspect why people are 'unhappy' with the state leadership.

Drunkest state decides to go dry in a decade

liquor
The Congress-led United Democratic Front government on Thursday announced a number of steps to reduce liquor consumption in Kerala, which is the highest in the country, and enforce total prohibition in a staggered manner.

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Two Indians plead guilty to massive health care fraud in US

Two Indian pharmacists working in the US have pleaded guilty to a massive health care fraud, causing a loss of up to $7 million to the district of Maryland.

Amit Shah sets sights on Telangana

Amit Shah
BJP president Amit Shah has set his focus on the south, especially Telangana, to be a major contributor to the victory of the party in the 2019 elections.

Ganga cleaning takes off; toxin sensors to keep tabs, beep alerts

River Ganga
The Modi government will over the next six months install high-tech sensors at critical points along the Ganga to monitor industrial runoff from about 700 units, the first steps towards the long and daunting task of cleaning the 2,510-km river.

HC acquits all 46 accused of Kambalpalli massacre

A division bench of the Karnataka high court acquitted on Thursday all 46 accused in the Kambalapalli massacre in which seven dalits were burnt alive in broad daylight by an upper caste mob on March 11, 2000.

IB: CBI didn’t verify all Ishrat case facts

Ishrat Jahan
Attacking the CBI chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has claimed in the Supreme Court that it was filed without fully verifying all the facts.

Hearing of Asaram's bail plea adjourned to September 3

Asaram
The Gujarat high court adjourned on Thursday the hearing of controversial godman Asaram's bail application in connection with the rape case against him to September 3.

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Soon, foreign bank, trip details could be in I-T returns

Currency

The first report of the SIT on black money has sought changes in I-T return forms whereby taxpayers would be required to give details of their foreign bank accounts or foreign trips undertaken by them.

Ministries to give ideas on alternative plan panel

Narendra Modi
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw open a public debate to suggest the alternative shape of the Plan Panel, a missive from the PMO has been sent to different ministries asking for their suggestions on the same.

BJP looks south, gets ready for Tamil Nadu assembly polls

Narendra Modi, Jayalalithaa
The BJP, which contested 18 seats in Tamil Nadu in 2009, more than doubled its vote share in the 2014 LS polls despite fielding candidates in just nine seats. But, the state election will be a different challenge.

Field trial of GM crops to begin soon: Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar
The NDA government has decided to allow scientific trials of some GM crops, which it had put on hold, but it would ensure these would strictly adhere to all norms governing such field evaluation.
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