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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

India

JD(U) MLA who proposed 'right to bribe' suspended

The price of corruption
Rajiv Ranjan’s suspension comes exactly five days after he had told HT that corruption had pervaded public life in Bihar to such an extent that it would be best to legalise it.

Noted Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at 81

UR Ananthamurthy
Jnanpith awardee and renowned Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy, who was on multi-support system, died at a hospital in Bangalore on Friday. He was 81 years old.

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Modi govt's 'clean-up' drive: no dust in offices

A paan-stained corridor
The cabinet secretary has asked all secretaries to improve the overall ambience of offices and ensure punctuality of officials especially in departments with major public interaction.

WHO, health ministry working on 'preparedness plan' on Ebola

Ebola
World Health Organisation is working with health ministry to formulate a 'preparedness plan' to deal with just in case if there is an outbreak of Ebola in the country.

No question of trivialising any crime: Jaitley

Why did EC allow Rahul's roadshow and deny Modi, asks Jaitley
FM says he had spoken 'in general' on how crime can hurt tourism and the image of crime against women itself dissuades tourists from coming to India.

Flood situation remains grim in parts of UP, Bihar

Floods
The flood situation in some parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh continues to be grim on Friday with the rivers Ghagra and Rapti flowing in 'High Flood Situation'.

Man kills wife in Odisha over delay in serving tea

hot tea
A 56-year-old-man killed his wife in Odisha's Dhenkanal district as she delayed serving him tea, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Wednesday at Guhalipal village, about 110 km from Bhubaneswar.

Hush up rape, slap the suspect instead: Panchayat

Bangalore child rape protest
In a bizarre decision, the family members of a rape victim were told not to register a police complaint against the accused and settle the matter by slapping him instead by a village panchayat in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore district.

Do we really need AFSPA?

Irom Sharmila
The AFSPA was promulgated in 1958 and gives powers to the security forces to shoot on sight, arrest people without a warrant or carry out searches without hindrance. It also protects the security forces from legal processes for action taken under the act.

Building collapses in Srinagar, 6 rescued

Chennai building collapse
An old two-storey private building which was in the process of being demolished in Parraypora area of Srinagar collapsed on Friday morning, police said.

MP: BJP leader, 5 others held for raping minor girl

Delhi rape protest
Six persons including a local BJP leader were arrested here in connection with alleged trafficking and rape of a minor girl from Assam, police said on Friday. The accused were caught on Thursday evening during a routine checking on Ujjain road.

Force-feeding: HC dismisses PIL to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs

Shiv Sena MP tries to put food in the mouth of a Muslim employee during Ramzan. (Video grab)
The Delhi HC on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha speaker and chairman of Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly force-feeding a fasting Muslim employee at the new Maharashtra Sadan.
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