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HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

India

PM Modi to kickstart BJP’s Delhi campaign on Jan 10

Modi will kick off the BJP’s poll campaign at a rally in central Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on January 10, to be attended by chief ministers of Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and leaders from Jammu and Kashmir.

J'khand: Raghubar to review Soren govt’s policies

On the eve of his swearing in as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand,  BJP leader Raghubar Das on Saturday said his government will ‘review’ the policy decisions taken by the outgoing Hemat Soren regime.

Mamata visits relief camps, promises WB’s support

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday visited two refugee camps in Alipurduar district and promised the people in the camp that the state government would continue to provide help and support.

RSS set to hold mega event in Gujarat after a decade

Amidst controversies around conversion and the saffronisation of education, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is organising a three-day meet in Gujarat to discuss strengthening the organisation and taking its ideology to the grassroots level in the state.

Police denies information under RTI to PM Modi's wife Jashodaben

Information sought by Jashodaben, wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the security cover given to her through an RTI has been denied by the Mehsana police on the ground that her queries were related to local intelligence bureau (LIB), which is exempted under the RTI Act.

Cold wave continues in Himachal; Keylong records minus 10.3 C

Cold wave conditions continued unabated in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday with Keylong recording minus 10.3 degrees Celsius as the mercury dipped by a few notches in spite of a clear and sunny day in the state.

Nation's super-secretive tech intelligence agency, yet to solve solar battery theft from HQs

Despite a more than two-year long fact-finding exercise, the super-secretive National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), entrusted with responsibility of gathering technical intelligence, is yet to find out who ‘stole’ sophisticated solar batteries from its high-security headquarters.

The marriage bazaar: How female foeticide has made bride trade a roaring business

Female foeticide and the resulting gender imbalance has made trade in brides a flourishing business in northwest India. HT travels to Haryana to find out that for the locals involved, it’s a money spinner.

PDP willing to wait, J-K in for long haul over new govt

The PDP that got the highest 28 seats said it was weighing all options but was in no hurry to form the government. 'It’s a very tough call. We will take time,' party spokesperson Nayeem Akhter told HT.

Make in India gets govt push, depts told to source locally

The Centre on Saturday directed ministries to favour domestically-produced goods in government procurement, spurring Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to haul the economy up by pushing India as a global manufacturing hub.

Indians with BMI of 23 should start worrying: doctors

A body mass index of 25, internationally considered the cut-off for a healthy body weight, can no longer be applied to Indians or other South Asians.

Senior commerce ministry official to take over as Haryana chief secretary

DS Dhesi is set to become the new chief secretary of Haryana after the Union government repatriated him to the state cadre six months before his central deputation was set to end.

Over 70 trains delayed due to fog; 7 die in UP, Punjab

A dense blanket of fog enveloped the entire north of India affecting the schedule of atleast 70 trains and hitting road traffic adversely while there was no let up in the cold wave on Saturday, which claimed five lives in Uttar Pradesh and two in Punjab.

Shoe-less 10-year-old Madhya Pradesh boy excels in marathon

On the hilly tracts of Pachmarhi, about 200 km from Bhopal, Vikas Thakur attracted many eyeballs during a 3.5 km mini-marathon organised by the MP state tourism department as part of the Pachmarhi Mahotsav.

Crew unrest: SpiceJet trouble hitting Jet pilots?

Jet Airways pilots have warned the airline management to stop poaching pilots from SpiceJet Airlines, which was recently forced to cut operations by more than 100 flights in a day owing to a cash crunch.
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