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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

India

UN official, BARC scientist new members of NDMA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started reinventing the NDMA on Sunday, naming three disaster experts as members to the advisory body that had become a parking lot for retired bureaucrats under the UPA regime.

Uttarakhand: Minor boy's genitals chopped off

A three-and-half-year-old boy's genitals were chopped off at a village in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district on Saturday in a gruesome incident suspected to be linked to tantric rituals.

Bihar: 45 detonators seized, minor boy injured in blast

The Police on Sunday recovered 45 detonators from a house in a locality coming under Adampur police station area in Bihar's Bhagalpur town even as a minor boy sustained injuries while fiddling with one of the detonators.

If not now, then when: It is time to review our moral reservations against euthanasia

With the government's decision to scrap Section 309 of the IPC and decriminalise attempt to suicide, perhaps it is time to review our ethical reservations against mercy killings, even though, legal experts fear misuse.

In India, things take time but they get done, says German ambassador Michel Steiner

His style of diplomacy has got him into the headlines. Remember the 2013 Zubin Mehta concert in Kashmir organised by his embassy? Here, Steiner talks of his decision to invite Narendra Modi for lunch, Sanskrit replacing German in Kendriya Vidyalayas, and more.

Three killed, four injured in Manipur explosion

Three people were killed and four others seriously injured in a powerful blast in Manipur's capital city of Imphal Sunday morning, police said.

Gujarat conversions spark anger, Cong says RSS-VHP flexing their muscles

Congress and other opposition parties slam the VHP for coverting over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district in Gujarat.

VHP says Hindu values will be restored in country

Asserting that Hindu values will be restored in the country, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday said they have never wanted to convert the world but only to 'win over its heart'.

76% polling in Phase 5 as voting ends on high note

The fifth and the final phase of the month-long elections to the state assembly saw 76% voting on Saturday in 20 constituencies in the Jammu region, the highest among the rest of the phases.

Pakistan must rein in Hafiz Saeed: NSA Ajit Doval

Pakistan must convict 26/11 attacks plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and rein in Hafiz Saeed, chief of banned terror outfit LeT and head of JuD, national security adviser AK Doval said.

BJP sweep in J'khand, hung House in J-K: Surveys

If the exit polls are anything to go by, the BJP’s dream run will continue with a clean sweep of Jharkhand and a second-place finish in Jammu and Kashmir when results to the assembly polls are announced Tuesday.

Cong min booked, BJP candidate in ICU after clashes

BJP candidate from Nowshera seat Ravinder Raina, who was seriously injured in a clash between PDP and BJP workers, was admitted to the ICU of a government hospital today, even as BJP hit out at PDP and said they would file a complaint with the EC on the matter.

Appointments of R&AW, CRPF chiefs cleared

PM Modi cleared the name of Rajinder Khanna as chief of the country's external spy agency R&AW while Prakash Mishra, who was in the race for the director of the CRPF, has been made director general of CRPF.

Not redress, voters adamant to bring new government

On Saturday, many voters who exercised their democratic franchise had only one thing in mind: change through a new government. Surprisingly, they also seemed to be ready to put aside their grievances for a while and go with the upbeat mood in the region about the new political dispensation.

RSS chief Bhagwat says conversions will continue

'Those who have lost their way were separated from us. If they want to return home, we will bring them back home,' Mohan Bhagwat told a first of its kind gathering of Hindu groups and their supporters in central Kolkata.
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