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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

India

Khobragade stripped of duties, denies breaking rules

Diplomat Devyani Khobragade has reacted to the action taken against her by the ministry of external affairs saying she has not broken any service rules in talking to the media.

J-K: Sarpanch shot dead by suspected militants

Suspected militants on Saturday shot dead a sarpanch in Sopore township of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Rajasthan: Youth dies as mobile phone explodes during charging

A 24-year-old youth died after his mobile phone exploded while it was being charged in Korma village under Nainwa police station in Rajasthan, police said.

Modi has to go beyond 'Gujarat champion' identity: Harish Khare

Harish Khare's new book, ‘How Modi Won It: Notes From the 2014 Election’, is a masterful personal account, laced with diary notes from the months leading up to elections, and insightful analysis of where the Congress slipped and Modi succeeded.

Fifth phase: High voter turnout in J-K, Jharkhand

Undeterred by the cold winter, voters turned out in large numbers in most of the constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand that went to polls in the fifth and final phase of polls on Saturday.

Govt wants higher walls, armed guards in schools

High perimeter walls with barbed wire, armed guards with walkie-talkies posted round-the-clock, surveillance cameras, adequate lights and regular drills are some steps the Union home ministry wants schools to take following the Peshawar massacre.

House unites against Lakhvi’s bail

Lok Sabha’s resolution on Friday nudging Islamabad to keep terrorists such as Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi behind bars wasn’t just a resolution unanimously adopted by all political parties.

Allahabad HC rules conversion to Islam for marriage invalid

In a significant judgement, the Allahabad high court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls 'without their faith and belief in Islam' and 'solely for the purpose of marriage' to Muslim boys could not be held valid.

Final round of J-K and Jharkhand polls today

Over 5.5 million voters from Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir will pick their representatives in the final phase of assembly elections on Saturday, with the BJP - once a fringe player in both states - eyeing big gains, high on a wave of victories this year.

Bodh Gaya case: Charges against 3 SIMI activists

The NIA special court here on Friday framed charges against three accused in the Bodh Gaya serial blasts case.

Fresh venom from DJS chief, cops gear up for legal action

With Dharm Jagran Samiti (DJS) regional head Rajeshwar Singh spewing communal venom once again, Aligarh police have sprung into action and have started collecting evidence to initiate legal action against him.

Seven men took turns raping me, threatened to kill: Gurdaspur rape survivor

'Their families put pressure to withdraw the case and offered us Rs. 30 lakh for each man to take back the case. When that did not work, they approached us through the panchayat's members, asking my father-in-law to save the boys from jail,' recalls Gurdaspur rape survivor.

Pakistan executes 2 militants after lifting moratorium on death penalty

Pakistan on Friday hanged two militants as it began executing those on death row in the wake of the moratorium on the death penalty being lifted following the Peshawar school massacre.

BJP no match for us politically: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that she did not consider the BJP a political threat in her state, saying the party was using the CBI against her because it posed no challenge to the Trinamool Congress.

Majeed released from the IS on ‘formal leave’: NIA

Majeed, an engineer from Kalyan, near Mumbai, is a hardcore jihadist who wanted to come to India during his ‘leave’ to marry his girlfriend and recruit youth for IS.
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