HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014


Credit for GDP uptick should go to UPA: Chidambaram

 P Chidambaram
Taking credit for the uptick in domestic economy, former finance minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday the 5.7% growth in the first quarter vindicates UPA government's projection that revival would take place in the beginning of 2014-15 as a result of measures taken in the previous fiscal.

Noted historian Bipan Chandra dies at 86

Noted historian Bipan Chandra died on Sunday at his residence here after prolonged illness.

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No question of alliance with Mamata Banerjee: Left

Mamata Banerjee

Left parties, including CPI(M), on Friday dismissed the possibility of a tie-up with TMC to counter the BJP, a day after Mamata Banerjee said that no one was "untouchable" in politics including the communists.

More violence in Muzaffarnagar, tension prevails

Clash outside Odisha assembly
Tension prevailed after four students from a community were beaten up in Jat colony, sparking protests. Irate protesters laid a siege at a police station demanding action against those who had beaten up the boys.

Armyman killed in operation against ultras near LoC

A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu
An army jawan was killed and another injured in an ongoing operation to flush out militants near Line of Control in Kalaroos sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Adityanath set to rake up Hindutva issues in bypolls

Yogi Adityanath
Adityanath has been in the thick of controversy lately after an undated video showing him saying ‘for every Hindu girl converted, 100 Muslim girls will be converted as retaliation’ going viral.

Economy out of tough spot, more reforms coming: PM

Modi- failures
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government has within 100 days in office steered the economy out of a "difficult situation" and brought stability, and promised to remove roadblocks to foreign investment.

PM's Japan visit
Modi-Abe warmth sparks Varanasi-Kyoto bonding

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives PM Narendra Modi a big hug on arrival at the state guest house in Kyoto on Saturday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s unprecedented gesture in travelling to Kyoto to meet Narendra Modi is being viewed in Japan as a clear signalling of the importance of the relationship. Kyoto, Varanasi to become 'partner city affiliates'

BJP rubbishes Kumar Vishwas' CM post claim

Kumar Vishwas

The BJP denied on Saturday AAP leader Kumar Vishwas' claim that the saffron party had tried to lure him by offering him the post of Delhi's chief minister soon after the results of general elections were announced.

Muslim man shuns wife for attending I-Day event

Woman reads the Quran
A Muslim schoolteacher in Bihar was forced to leave her house by her husband who felt she had violated the Shariat law by participating in a Independence Day function, police said Saturday.

'Copycat' NDA govt only carrying forward UPA policies: Cong

Abhishek Manu Singhvi
Congress on Friday accused the NDA government of being a "copycat" and ridiculed it for engaging in "hype and hoopla" over the launch of the 'Jan Dhan Yojana' on Thursday by PM Narendra Modi to provide bank accounts to the poor.

EC new transparency guidelines for parties

Election Commission
The Election Commission on Friday notified new guidelines making it mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates to ensure transparency and accountability.
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