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HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

India

Jammu: 3 jawans killed in attack on army base

A day before the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir, three Indian Army jawans and four militants were reportedly killed in a fierce gun battle near the international border in Jammu district's Arnia area on Thursday.

Assam rebels kill trader ahead of Modi's visit

Assailants on motorbike fire at traders in in North Lakhimpur town. Ulfa faction considers Hindi speakers as representatives of 'colonial powers' in New Delhi.

Women’s safety can’t be at the cost of their freedom: CJI

Expressing serious concern over growing trend of sexual violence against women, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Wednesday said safety can’t be at the cost of their liberty.

Nepal poachers on prowl, tiger numbers down

The latest survey of the country’s tiger population shows big cat numbers have declined in north India, primarily due to poaching from across the border in Nepal and shrinking tiger habitats. 

Cong creates din, disrupts RS over renaming of Hyd airport

The Congress on Wednesday forced a series of adjournments in Rajya Sabha with agitated members contending that Rajiv Gandhi’s name had been removed from the domestic terminal of the Hyderabad airport. The international terminal continues to be named after Rajiv Gandhi.

'Don’t shy off debates with Opposition'

In what would mark a sharp contrast from the approach of the previous regimes that sought to avoid debates on contentious issues in Parliament leading to prolonged logjams, PM Modi has instructed the ruling party’s floor managers to accept all reasonable demands for discussions that the Opposition wants.

Badaun girls committed suicide, CBI says after five-month probe

According to the FIR of the UP police, the two Dalit cousins were allegedly gang-raped and murdered, and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree a day after they went missing on May 27.

‘Govt has open mind on review of UPSC exam’

The government has an open mind on the review of the civil services examination conducted by the UPSC and will take a decision only after getting the feedback from the political parties, a senior Union minister said on Wednesday.

BSF Additional D-G is top contender for SPG chief post

BSF additional director general KK Sharma has emerged as one of the top contenders for the post of new Special Protection Group (SPG) chief that guards the Prime Minister and ex-PMs.

SC upholds death for man who raped and killed minor

In a case of rape and murder of a minor girl, the Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a 53-year-old man, holding it wasn’t possible for him to reform or rehabilitate if he was imprisoned for life.

Chinese dam project worries India

Concerns are being raised in India as the Chinese have completed the first hydro-electric project of 510 MW in the middle reaches of Brahmaputra — called the Zangmu dam in Tibet — for which construction had begun in 2010.

I’m finally home: Khushboo on joining Congress

Months after she quit the DMK, actor-turned-politician Khushboo on Wednesday joined the Congress, bringing some cheer to the demoralised party which is still trying to recover from the jolt it received from the exit of former Union minister GK Vasan.

‘Vulgar’ Comedy Central channel goes off air

Entertainment channel Comedy Central was taken off air for six days on Wednesday after a Delhi high court upheld the information and broadcasting ministry’s 2013 decision for a 10-day ban for airing ‘obscene and vulgar’ content.

Congress faces uphill battle in J-K polls

The Congress party faces an uphill battle in Jammu and Kashmir, months after it suffered humiliating losses in the Lok Sabha and assembly polls, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gaining ground and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expected to emerge as the single largest party.

Jammu and Kashmir: Hawks underplay boycott to limit BJP

Separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir have adopted a deliberate go-slow approach to their poll boycott call, which they believe would dent the BJP’s prospects at least in the Valley.

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