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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

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Ishrat case: CBI sends a reminder to home ministry for prosecution sanction for four IB officials

The CBI has sent a reminder to the home ministry to expedite the request for its sanction to prosecute four former Intelligence Bureau (IB) officers, including a retired special director, in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case for their alleged role in the conspiracy.

Pakistan asks India to scale up engagement in flag meeting

The border forces of India and Pakistan met on Wednesday after continuous cross-border firing by Pakistan for the last 45 days.

Modi wishes Lalu speedy recovery after surgery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished a speedy recovery to RJD chief Lalu Prasad who underwent a cardiac surgery in Mumbai and said he prays for his good health.

India trapped in communal cauldron; Uttar Pradesh atop five worst-hit states

UP leads the table of five worst-hit states between 2009 and 2013. In these five years, UP, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat have witnessed 2,389 cases of communal flare-ups.

Traffickers lure Jharkhand school girls to Delhi

Trafficking gangs hang around schools to lure girls with sweets and gifts to the national capital. This shocking revelation has been made by several girls who had gone missing and had been rescued by the Jharkhand police from Delhi recently.

Police probe terror link in Jharkhand ‘love jihad’ case

Jharkhand police are investigating to see if the husband of Tara Shahdeo, the national-level shooter who has accused him of forcing her to convert to Islam in a so-called of ‘love jihad’, has any terror links, officials said on Wednesday.

Coffee and discussion over Rang De Basanti in Beijing

Sometime in the middle of last month, about two dozen people gathered at a courtyard café in a Beijing Hutong or traditional alleyway on a weekend to watch a Hindi movie. Sutirtho Patranobis writes. @Hindi Heartland

DNA test on cow to settle ownership right

A court in Kollam on Wednesday settled a two-year-long legal battle between two women over the ownership of a cow after conducting a DNA test. This is perhaps the first time a DNA test on a cow was done to settle its ownership right.

Tejpal case: chargesheet with De Niro's reply filed

 The email from Hollywood actor Robert De Niro to the police, as well as the recorded conversations between the Tehelka journalist and Shoma Chaudhury, were filed as part of the supplementary charge sheet by the Goa police on Tuesday.

Modi forms panel to scrap obsolete law, rules

Two months after telling all secretaries to identify and scrap obsolete rules and regulations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday set up an expert panel to identify obsolete laws.

Aircel-Maxis deal: chargesheet for Marans today

The CBI is set to file on Thursday its charge sheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi, among other accused persons and three firms, for the alleged abuse of official position and coercion in the takeover of telecom firm Aircel by Malaysian telecom major Maxis.

‘Independence of the judiciary is sacred and sacrosanct to us’

Amid growing impression about differences between the executive and the judiciary, Union minister of law & justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad avers that the government remains committed to an independent judiciary.

PM to visit Japan with lean 56-member team

There won’t be any minister travelling with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first bilateral visit outside the sub-continent to Japan from August 30 to September 3. Ministers would now accompany the PM on his foreign trips only when absolutely necessary.

Shift from judicial activism to restraint

The Supreme Court’s verdict refusing to issue directions to the central and state governments not to appoint tainted politicians as ministers signals a major shift from judicial activism to judicial restraint.

Sena, NCP won’t let BJP, Cong have the last word

With the assembly polls slated for October in the state, both the local parties are trying their best to wrestle a bigger piece of the vote pie from their ally partners, respectively. 
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