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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

India

BJP readies Modi blitz for Maharashtra, Haryana

After tasting success with the Narendra Modi wave during the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is once again making the PM its face for the electoral campaign in the coming assembly elections.

Haryana byelections: Hung assembly likely

A multi cornered contest is in the offing for the 90 assembly seats in poll-bound Haryana with six parties — the Congress, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), the BJP, the HJC-HJCP combine, the BSP and Haryana Lokhit Party battling it out.

Al Qaeda’s botched suicide op was against ‘Indian warships’

The al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed that its primary motive in the September Karachi dockyard attack, which failed after gunfights with the Pakistan Naval forces, was destroying Indian warships with a Pakistani frigate - PNS Aslat.

India to seek US help in hunt for Dawood Ibrahim

Wanted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts that killed 250 people, Dawood is believed to be living in Pakistan under the patronage of the country’s dreaded spy agency the ISI.

Jaitley recovering well, clearing files

Union finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley is showing “good recovery with normalisation of all vital organs”, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences said in a medical bulletin released Wednesday.

Centre notifies life-long visa for PIOs

The Union home ministry notified changes to the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) scheme late on Tuesday evening to make the PIO cards valid for the duration of the card holder’s lifetime — instead of the existing 15 days.

Times Higher Education rankings: IISc top varsity in India, PU second

The Indian Institute of Science and Panjab University are the top universities in India, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15 released on Wednesday.

Pak violates ceasefire, targets Indian posts in Poonch

Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated ceasefire after over a month-long lull and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in three sub-sectors along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian forces.

India to talk HFCs under Montreal pact

The government agreed to discuss the phasing out of refrigerant coolants under the Montreal Protocol, marking a change in its stand from earlier this month when the environment minister had refused to discuss the issue under the same norms.

Narendra Modi push for UPA’s pet project

The UPA may have conceived Aadhaar, but it is PM Modi who is giving the ambitious project to provide each Indian a biometric identification card its hardest push by setting a deadline for bringing everyone under its coverage.

Modi returns home after hectic US visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the capital on Wednesday after a five-day visit to the US. Modi left Washington on Tuesday at the end of his visit and returned home on a Special Air India plane after a brief transit halt in Frankfurt.

No dirty business: there is profit in toilets

Swachh Bharat is a campaign in which commerce will be the backroom player as social and economic growth along with image take centre stage. With the government planning to build 20 million toilets by 2019, construction companies will see a major share of the action. Poll: What do you think of govt's Clean India campaign?

Government to seek seers' nod for 'green cremations' on Ganga banks

Days after the Centre constituted a committee to recommend technologies to unclog the river Ganga, union minister Uma Bharti said on Friday that religious sentiments would not be tinkered with while implementing eco-friendly cremations. Poll: Should electric cremations replace traditional pyres at Ganga's holy ghats?

Kejriwal to wield broom in Modi's backyard

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Thursday, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal would be leading a clean-up drive by his party in the vicinity of the former's official residence on Race Course road.

Govt gears up for Swachh Bharat campaign

Surprise visits, ministers out in their constituencies, bureaucrats on their toes, clearing up files, buying brooms – the government is abuzz with activity, preparing to join in as Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Swachh Bharat campaign on Thursday.
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