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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

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After release, Irom supporters fear re-arrest

Activists and Irom's family members say her release signify that the judiciary has finally accepted that her prolonged fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act was not an act of 'trying to commit suicide'.

Red, green, then saffron: It’s TMC versus BJP in West Bengal

Red doesn’t fade into saffron. But Trinamool Congress finds the impossible happening in her state — hordes of CPI(M) workers, even district level functionaries, are joining the Parivar.

Peaceful voting in assembly bypolls in 4 states

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to extend its gain after the spectacular win in the Lok Sabha elections in the by-elections being held in four states on Thursday.

'11 bureaucrats owe Maha govt over Rs. 44 lakh for overstaying'

More than 10 senior bureaucrats in Maharashtra, including some who have retired, owe the state government over Rs. 44 lakhs for overstaying in official accommodation after service or post transfers, an RTI query has found.

Surfing the Net for long is not a bad habit but an addiction

According to the findings of a survey on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the US, the internet is a kind of stimulant for these kids and social networking sites along with online video games provide the perfect outlet to these children.

Freerunner hangs from crane, captures breathtaking view of Bangalore

British freerunner and film stuntman James Kingston scales a crane in Bangalore, India, capturing a breathtaking view as he dangles one-handed above the city.

PM to dedicate Nagpur power plant to nation today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the Mouda Super Thermal Power Project-Phase I in the district to the nation during his brief visit to Nagpur on Thursday, an official said on Wednesday.

Bihar bypoll to test Lalu, Nitish regroup strength

Bypolls to 10 Assembly seats in Bihar on Thursday will establish whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic is still working in the state or that of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who have claimed a winning formula in allying.

HT far ahead of rivals, confirms fresh audit

This puts at rest, once and for all, the debate over the past six months wherein some readership figures had witnessed a dip compared to past surveys, thereby prompting some publishers to raise questions about IRS’ accuracy.

RSS wants all post-1947 secret files made public

The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) wants all official papers of Independent India to be declassified, saying it’s time to open up — a demand that is likely to make the government uncomfortable.

East Bengal club official arrested for Saradha link

The CBI arrested East Bengal Club official Debabrata Sarkar alias Nitu on Wednesday evening in connection with the Saradha scam. On August 14, CBI sleuths had carried out a search in his north Kolkata residence and seized a few incriminating documents that led to his arrest.

Chavan to skip Modi’s meeting after BJP boos Hooda

Accusing the BJP of politicising the Prime Minister’s public events ahead of assembly polls, Chavan announced that he would not attend the function on Thursday when Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Nagpur Metro network.

Passengers panic, complete chaos after IndiGo flight catches fire

There was complete chaos inside Indigo flight 6E-176 from Mumbai as passengers rushed towards the exits after smoke started spewing from the plane that landed on runway 9-27 of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport on Wednesday afternoon.

Do not elect women sarpanches whose husbands run the show: Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi tells HT in an interview that little will change on ground unless women make up for 30% of the police force and politicians stop husbands of women sarpanches from running the show.

Badaun case: Forensic tests conclude the victims were not sexually assaulted or raped

The CBI on Tuesday said that forensic tests done on the two teenage girls murdered in UP’s Badaun district in May have ruled out sexual assault or rape on them.
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