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HindustanTimes Wed,23 Apr 2014

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Throw out those who tap women's phones, says Priyanka Gandhi in dig at Modi

Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday warned against concentration of power in one person.

SC order on mining has vindicated my stand: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar claimed that the Supreme Court order in the mining case has vindicated his stand that no action could be taken against those named in the Justice M B Shah Commission of inquiry without proper investigation by the police.

Varanasi: Arvind Kejriwal files nomination, hits at Modi, Rahul's 'chopper democracy'

Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday filed nomination papers for the most-watched contest of this election, while attacking Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi for their 'helicopter democracy'.

Lacklustre end to election campaigns in Mumbai

While city saw some rallies and road shows, there were no spectacular finales in any of the 6 constituencies on Tuesday.

No Modi govt, but UPA-3 or UPA-supported one after polls: Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar spoke to HT, in a free-wheeling interview, just before he addressed the last rally in suburban Mumbai for a Congress candidate.

Bihar candidate held for selling fake PhD degrees

Chancellor of Meghalaya's CMJ University, Chandra Mohan Jha, who was wanted by police on the charge of selling fake PhD degrees, was arrested from Bihar where he was contesting the Lok Sabha pollls as an Independent candidate.

Demolition drive starts in Delhi's wildlife sanctuary

About 10 days after the Hindustan Times revealed how illegally-built sprawling farmhouses have wiped out hundreds of acres of precious forestland in south Delhi's Asola Bhatti wildlife sanctuary, the forest department has finally set out on a demolition drive.

‘MPs failed to raise issues related to city’, reports Mumbai NGO

The city’s 6 sitting MPs are not rooted in the real issues of the city and have performed and utilised their funds much at variance of their roles and functions- a report released by the Praja Foundation.

Modi-Naidu rally gets star power from Pawan Kalyan

It was at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Delhi in August last year that BJP leader Narendra Modi addressed a party rally and gave a call to the Telugu Desam Party to join forces to oust the Congress from power.

LS polls: Mystery of the missing Manpreet Badal

Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal’s rival with a similar name, and from the same Badal village, has gone missing after filing his nomination for the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat. Even his mother does not know the son’s whereabouts.

Modi wave in Tamil Nadu? What's changing on the ground

Surely, this is one of the most improbable places for the BJP’s lotus to bloom. Tamil Nadu is the birthplace of an atheist Dravidian movement with a history of agitating against Hindi. And the BJP has always been seen as a Hindu party dominated by Hindi-speaking northerners.

Why BJP's plan of full reforms is easier said than done

One advantage of not being in power is that we can dream of reshaping the world exactly as we please. The BJP has had this luxury for some time — now the reality is about to hit it, writes Abhijit Banerjee.

Kejriwal to take out padyatra for nomination today

Unlike other candidates who have held road shows, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal will take out a padyatra for his nomination procession in Varanasi on Wednesday.

Why still no action on black money: SC to govt

The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on the government for not implementing its three-year-old direction to set up a special investigating team (SIT) to probe all cases of black money and to disclose information the Centre had got from Germany about those who have stashed money in banks in Liechtenstein — a landlocked country in central Europe bordering Switzerland and Austria.

'Turbulence probably downed Super Hercules'

Initial findings of a probe into the crash of the Indian Air Force’s C-130J Super Hercules on March 28 indicate that it may have gone down due to turbulence caused by another C-130J flying ahead of it, a source told HT.
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