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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

India

Soon, voting machines will have candidate photos

Electronic voting machines will soon carry photos of all poll hopefuls to curb the age-old electoral practice of confusing voters by fielding dummy candidates with similar names.

Ministers may not be allowed to use Gmail in office

Ministers and bureaucrats may soon be barred from using Gmail, Yahoo or any other email facility that has servers hosted outside India for any official communication. A new draft email policy makes services by the NIC mandatory for government work. 

Jayalalithaa slams BJP over fishermen issue

Charging the BJP with adopting 'double-standards' on the fishermen issue, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa said on Sunday voting for the national party will not benefit the people of her state.

Teacher kills self after fined Rs. 1 lakh by kangaroo court

A teacher committed suicide after being ridiculed at a village reconciliation meeting and asked to pay Rs. one lakh for allegedly having illicit relations with a married woman at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district on Sunday.

Crack the whip on Indians joining ISIS, Centre may tell NIA

With security agencies identifying 22 radicalised youth leaving India in response to the ‘jihadist’ call of the ISIS, the government may ask the NIA to file an FIR against unknown persons affiliated to the organisation.

No comments, I did my duty: Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh, who is under fire from the former CAG Vinod Rai over the 2G spectrum scam and Coalgate, said on Sunday he had done his 'duty' and refused to respond to charges levelled against him.

Dikshit slams NDA for nudging UPA-appointed guvs

Attacking the NDA government for 'forcing' UPA-appointed governors to quit, former Kerala governor and three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said the new dispensation targeted the holders of the constitutional office 'selectively'.

After Maharashtra, BJP faces ally trouble in Bihar

After the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and the HJC in Haryana, the BJP now has to contend with an ally in Bihar, a junior one, offering himself as the NDA’s chief ministerial candidate for the state assembly elections next year.

Easier, faster child adoption process on the cards

A fresh set of guidelines drafted by the women and child development (WCD) ministry is set to make adoption simpler and quicker.

Top Chinese leaders coming to India with Xi

Chinese president Xi Jinping will be accompanied by two important members of the politburo of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) — Wang Huning and Li Zhanshu during his visit to India.

Ignou shuts down skill dev, govt asks it for roadmap

The Human Resources Development (HRD) ministry has asked Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) to draw a roadmap for a yearly intake of 5 lakh students for skill development training.

5 institutes find place in new wildlife board

The environment ministry has notified the new board for wildlife headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Not a single wildlife expert from the previous wildlife committee has been nominated in the board, which finds dominance of forest officials from Gujarat.

Fresh fear rains on Valley

Cloudy conditions and rain returned to flood-devastated Srinagar on Sunday morning, setting off panic among people and worrying officials. The clouds cleared later but the region’s topmost army officer told HT that heavy rainfall in Kupwara posed a risk to Baramulla, a large town north of Srinagar.

J-K: Omar govt takes charge of relief operations

The Omar Abdullah -government is now taking “charge” of the relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, the Union health ministry proposes to mobilise boats to send medical supplies to the people trapped in the submerged areas of Srinagar and are finding it impossible to venture out of their houses.

Madrasas imparting terror education, says BJP MP

In controversial remarks, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday alleged that madarsas were giving 'education of terrorism'. He alleged that students were not being taught about nationalism in the religious schools.

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