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HindustanTimes Wed,26 Nov 2014

India

Oppn disrupts House over black money

A united Opposition stalled proceedings on the first working day of the Parliament’s winter session on Tuesday, demanding the BJP government fulfill its promise of bringing back black money stashed abroad.

India seeks to boost regional ties at Saarc, but Pak rivalry casts shadow

Saarc leaders will meet in Kathmandu Wednesday, with India seeking to boost trade and reinvigorate ties in its backyard, but analysts say little can be achieved while its bitter rivalry with Pakistan persists.

68% turnout in four seat of Ladakh region

The four seats of the Ladakh region recorded 68% turnout, a drop of 2% drop from the 2008 assembly elections, in the first phase of the assembly elections. In Kargil, 60% people cast their vote, a fall of 15% from the last elections, the highest drop in anyone the 15 constituencies that went to polls on Tuesday.

New efficiency mantra for ministers: Work as a team, take quick decisions

The PMO has been on overdrive ever since Narendra Modi moved into South Block in May. Within a few months of taking office, he held several meetings with department secretaries, making clear he wanted teamwork and quick decisions.

Ready to take up challenges of J-K: Mehbooba

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the trends emerging from the first phase of polling showed an overwhelming desire for change in the state.

Cable operators relent, TV9 back on air

The Kannada news channel, TV9, that was taken off air by cable operators across the State on Monday evening, came back on air late on Tuesday after hectic parleys between the two parties mediated by the government.

Delight and despair as 25k flats won in DDA's mega housing scheme draw

Vikas Sadan, the headquarters of DDA, was witness to both delight and despair as hundreds of applicants of the land development agency’s housing scheme 2014 thronged the office to see if they get lucky in the capital’s biggest gamble.

Six months at the helm, NDA govt evokes conflicting reactions in states

While some praise positives on the foreign policy front, the Jan Dhan and Swachh Bharat initiatives as well as the scheme to get MPs to adopt a village, others are concerned about the slow pace of reforms and rise in communal conflagrations.

Modinomics: Time for walking the talk on big bang reforms

The government will have to move on major issues such as land acquisition, the infrastructure deficit, investment in human capital, the lack of regulatory consistency across states and raising the FDI limit in the insurance sector from 25% to 49%.

Too early to judge, but words, actions show mismatch

It’s just six months since the new government took office. You cannot expect any visible outcome or full-blown action in the first six months of a new government. You have to assess it by its words and initial steps and reserve your final judgment, writes Yogendra Yadav.

SPG gets a new chief, old one in the lurch

In a curious move, the government on Tuesday appointed Special Protection Group (SPG) director K Durga Prasad’s successor without telling Prasad his next assignment.

Putting steel back in the PMO is risky but much-needed

How will history judge Narendra Modi’s first six months as Prime Minister? It is likely history will not bother at all, and will instead place emphasis on the successes and failures, the advances and setbacks, of a longer time frame such as a composite five-year term, writes Ashok Malik.

German ambassador to organize ‘satsang’; Smriti Irani invited

German Ambassador Michael Steiner will be organising a ‘satsang’ on the occasion of his birthday on Friday and has invited leaders of different political parties and central ministers including HRD minister Smriti Irani.

Modi govt being run by big industrialists: Rahul in J-K

In a sharp attack on the Modi government, Rahul Gandhi alleged it was being run by big industrialists and said a Rs. 6,000 crore loan was facilitated to the Adani Group for a project in Australia but the promise of Rs. 1,000-crore aid for flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir remained unfulfilled.

Email ID hacked: Rs. 1.13 cr withdrawn from NRI's account

A Canada-based NRI has lost Rs. 1.13 crore from his account with a bank in Manipal after hackers made their way into his e-mail account and got the money transferred to two of their accounts overseas, according to a complaint lodged with the police.

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