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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

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IIT allows board exam marks; 20 percentile to stay

In a significant decision which is set to benefit students aspiring to enter the IITs, the Council meet of the prestigious institutions on Monday decided to consider students with 75% and above in Class XII board examinations, provided they have cleared JEE(advanced).

UP Muslims see hope in Modi’s ‘patriotism’ remark

Modi’s conciliatory statement on Indian Muslims has stirred a debate among UP's 40 million Muslims, with community leaders agreeing that their lingering distrust of the BJP could be removed if the prime minister walked the talk.

Minister's missing pup traced; police face flak

A Rajasthan minister's missing pet dog has been traced, much to the relief of local police which was in the line of fire for launching a hunt for the pup at a time when it is yet to crack the shocking gangrape case in the city.

10 dead in flash floods, landslides in Assam

Incessant rains in Assam and Meghalaya since Sunday morning have triggered flash floods in Assam, leaving 10 people dead. Over eight lakh people have been affected by the rains.

Arun Jaitley hospitalised for routine check-up

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has returned to hospital for a check-up after an operation to treat his diabetes, his doctor said on Monday, adding that the minister was doing well and should leave soon.

Railgate: Ex-minister Bansal appears as witness

Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal appeared in a Delhi court on Monday to depose as a prosecution witness in the Rs. 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case in which his nephew is also an accused.

Chit fund scam: Ex-Odisha advocate general held

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested Odisha’s former advocate general Ashok Mohanty from his residence in Cuttack for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam by state based Artha Tatva (AT) group.

Woman lawyer alleges rape,'suicide bid' in SC

A woman lawyer got up crying for justice in front of a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha on Monday, saying she had been gang-raped last year and the police had not yet taken any action on her complaint.

MHA orders probe if Gujarat hotel barred NE staff

The home ministry ordered on Monday a probe into the allegation that employees of northeast origin at an Ahmedabad hotel were asked to stay away during Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to the Gujarat city.

Will leave no stone unturned to safeguard borders: Rajnath

The government will leave no stone unturned to safeguard borders and will address all important issues related to security, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said here Monday.

FIPB nod given by Chidambaram a mistake: CBI to court

The CBI told the special 2G court hearing the Aircel-Maxis case on Monday that the FIPB approval given by former finance minister P Chidambaram in the deal was a "mistake".

Can't file any final report in coal cases: CBI to court

The CBI told a special court on Monday that it would not file further final reports for the time being in any coal blocks allocation scam case as the Supreme Court has restrained it from doing so.

CBI chief's guest list: SC seeks help of SPP

No relief yet for CBI director Ranjit Sinha in the guest list controversy, the Supreme Court has sought the assistance of  the Special Public Prosecutor in the 2G case. The SC has also agreed to hear lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan's plea on why he can't name the whistleblower who provided him the list.

Don't let down Modi: Shiv Sena to Muslims

The Shiv Sena Monday urged Indian Muslims 'not to let down' Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he praised the community for its patriotism and love for the country in an interview.

WB govt to probe Jadavpur University molestation

Trinamool Congress youth president and CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, Abhishek Banerjee, on Monday took a dig at the students’ agitation on his Facebook page, triggering a fresh controversy.
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