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HindustanTimes Mon,20 Oct 2014

India

Gujarat: BJP wins Rajkot-West assembly seat

BJP on Sunday retained the Rajkot-West assembly seat by winning the bye-election with a margin of over 23,000 votes. "BJP candidate Vijay Rupani won Rajkot-West assembly seat by a margin of 23,740 votes at the end of the final 19th round," Deputy Election Officer Ketan Gandhi said in Rajkot.

LIVE: BJP ahead in Maharashtra hung house, may have to woo Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, whose party had parted ways with the BJP over the sharing of seats ahead of polls, did not rule out the possibility of the two parties joining hands once again.

193 dead due to my 'present situation': Jayalalithaa

Former TN chief minister, who is out on bail after being convicted in a corruption case, claims 193 people had died in the state because of her 'present situation' which she compared to 'swimming in a sea of inferno'.

BJP scripts history in Haryana, to form its first govt in state

The BJP won a resounding victory in Haryana on Sunday with an absolute majority of 47 seats in the 90-member assembly, putting it on course to form the party’s first government in the state on its own. Khattar ahead, Haryana may get a Punjabi CM

Odisha: BJD wins Kandhamal by-polls beating BJP

BJD candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, widow of former MP Hemendra Chandra Singh, on Sunday won the by-election for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha trouncing BJP's Rudramadhab Ray by a whopping 2,98,868 votes.

Thane: Man sexually abuses 15-month old girl

The 40-year-old man who allegedly sexually abused a 15-month old girl in Ambernath is said to be living in the victim's neighbourhood, API S D Jadhav of Shivaji Nagar police station said on Sunday.

Winter session of Parliament likely from Nov 24

The Winter session of Parliament is likely to start from November 24 and is expected to be a month-long affair. A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by home minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled on Monday.

Cong workers demand Priyanka Gandhi Vadra join active politics

With trends projecting a defeat for Congress in both Maharashtra and Haryana, a group of party workers gathered outside the AICC office in Delhi demanding that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra join active politics.

Child labour in India: The kids aren't alright

As India celebrates Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel, a look at the child labour crisis that has condemned millions of children to toil ceaselessly. Children continue to labour as families, too poor to feed their young, send them out to work.

Gujarat-bound fliers seek liquor permits in UK

Among the most concurrent suggestions during the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (RPBD) on Friday was the request for issuing liquor permits in London for those who travel to the ‘dry’ state of Gujarat.

Centre fires up growth, deregulates diesel price

India announced on Saturday that it would lift controls on diesel pricing with immediate effect, leading to a fall in pump prices of nearly 6% and easing the subsidy burden on Narendra Modi's government. Govt raises natural gas price to $5.61/unit

Govt raises natural gas price to $5.61/unit

The government approved on Saturday raising natural gas price to $5.61 per mmBtu from November 1 but Reliance Industries will continue to get current $4.2 rate till it makes up for shortfall in output from KG-D6 block.

Diesel price deregulated: 6 key things you want to know

The Centre announced on Sturday it will lift controls on diesel pricing with immediate effect in a move that led to a fall in pump prices of nearly 6%. Here are six things you want to know about the move.

Anna Hazare writes to PM Modi, threatens stir over black money

Criticising the government for saying that all information on black money can't be disclosed, activist Anna Hazare wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and threatened to launch a stir if the ill-gotten wealth was not brought back.

Notice to Sharmila, Saif for playing loud music

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and her actor-son Saif Ali Khan have been issued notice on Saturday for allegedly organising a party in Pataudi Palace without permission and playing loud music.
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