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HindustanTimes Fri,21 Nov 2014

India

Coronation of next Imam has no legal sanctity: HC

The Delhi high court on Friday said the ceremony by Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari to annoint his son as his successor has no legal sanctity.

30% of driving licences in India are bogus, says Nitin Gadkari

Nearly every third driver in the country has a fake licence and bad drivers are responsible for most of the 1.5 lakh deaths on Indian roads every year, transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday. Full coverage: HT Leadership Summit

Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose held

The CBI arrested Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose Friday in connection with the Saradha case, spelling more embarrassment to the ruling party in Bengal that is reeling under the shock waves of the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Dynastic politics, corruption must end: Modi

Kicking off BJP's poll campaignin Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched an attack on the state government over the issue of development and asked the people to free the state from dynastic rule to end corruption.

Sonia slams BJP for playing politics over relief work

Accusing the BJP of playing politics over providing relief to flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Friday, said the ruling party at the Centre promised the sky but did not follow it up with action.

HT Leadership Summit: India may have to overhaul cooking gas pricing system, says Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday India may have to overhaul its cooking gas pricing system with subsidies targeted only at the poor as he laid out the contours of the government's next round of reforms.

Azam Khan's comment on Taj Mahal draws flak

Uttar Pradesh minister Mohammed Azam Khan's comment that Taj Mahal should be declared Wakf property has invited flak from heritage lovers and Hindu groups.

320 pilots flying with dud licences, DGCA suspends 8

India’s airline regulator has found 320 pilots belonging to Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo and Jet Airways flew with expired licences, suspending eight and issuing warning letters to 57 others.

Govt clears 3 big projects to end power outages

The government on Thursday cleared three schemes worth Rs. 81,000 crore to strengthen and augment the power distribution and transmission infrastructure in urban and rural India.

Modi cabinet: New ministers of state have their hands full

In a marked shift of the style of governance, the ministers of state (MoS) in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s council of ministers are being seen as a bustling and energetic lot.

Parrikar scraps Rs. 6,000-cr deal to buy s korean minesweepers

In his first major decision after taking over as defence minister, Manohar Parrikar has scrapped a Rs. 6,000-crore deal to buy eight mine counter-measure vessels from South Korea. The move comes amid allegations that the firm shortlisted to supply the minesweepers had hired middlemen to swing things in its favour.

Talks with Kashmir leaders first, then India: Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said his government would talk to separatist leaders in Kashmir before entering any dialogue with India.

Modi for adhering to deadlines in bilateral pacts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants India to strictly adhere to deadlines in honouring pacts and aid commitments made to other countries, with reports suggesting inordinate delay in the execution of bilateral agreements. 

Reshaping India: The debate begins today with HT Leadership Summit

It is time to look for new solutions, and there won’t be any without innovation, optimism and leadership. The 12th edition of the HT Leadership Summit brings together thought leaders from the country and around the world to debate on how to reshape India.

Inside Rampal's ashram: Faith is the base, money brings the glitter

A hall that can seat 50,000 has a special enclosure from where Rampal delivered sermons from a hydraulic chair. A police officer gave the break-up of fans: 10,000 ceiling and 1,000 exhaust fans under one roof.
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