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HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014

India

Families living on Jhelum bank await good news from PM

Surrounded by palatial houses in Srinagar's upmarket Rajbagh area which was devastated in the Sepetember floods,  a locality of 35 families is awaiting the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

No sweets to Pak troops on Diwali; firing continues

In the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC, the BSF has not offered sweets to the Pakistan Rangers here Thursday  on the occasion of Diwali festival.

Separatists under house arrest, Srinagar deserted ahead of PM Modi visit

Authorities have clamped down on separatists in the valley and placed them under house arrest ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kashmir.

J-K floods: PM Modi likely to announce relief, rehab package

PM Modi is likely to announce a relief and rehabilitation package for flood-hit people in J-K on Thursday. 'Will be in Srinagar on Diwali October 23 and will spend the day with our sisters and brothers affected by the unfortunate flood,' Modi tweeted. Separatists call for bandh as PM comes visiting

BJP, Sena set to seal deal; Fadnavis leads CM race

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena moved closer to sealing a deal on Wednesday over forming the government in Maharashtra following days of deadlock between the estranged allies after the BJP won the state election but fell short of an absolute majority. 

Modi govt gears up to celebrate Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary in a big way

The Modi government is planning a slew of initiatives to commemorate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter and India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31.

Fadnavis remains top CM contender in Maharashtra

Despite Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s supporters pushing for his CM candidature, state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis’ chance of grabbing the top post remains high.

Hooda, Chavan unlikely to lead party in assemblies

Under fire for the party’s drubbing in recent elections, former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and his Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda are unlikely to be the CLP leaders in their respective states.

Scientists develop handheld device to detect malaria

Dr Gorthi’s team is working towards a low-cost diagnostic instrument that takes in a small sample of blood (less than a drop), analyses individual cells to detect cells that are malaria infected.

Fresh PMO boost to social sector reforms

In a move to reduce disparities among states, improve their performance, and initiate better fiscal management of resources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ushered a key social sector reform.

Scotland yard raises caution over thieves during Diwali

The Scotland Yard has cautioned Indian and people of Asian origin in London against gangs of thieves targeting jewellery during Diwali celebrations — a time when many wear traditional attires.

Channel in trouble after airing Jaya’s hearing

A bar body has written to the Supreme Court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against a Tamil TV channel for allegedly recording and telecasting parts of Supreme Court proceedings during arguments on bail plea of AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa last week.

Ahead of Modi visit, Sydney Opera lights up

Ahead of PM Modi's visit to Australia in November, the sails of the Sydney Opera House were illuminated on Tuesday night to celebrate Diwali — a major step in strengthening ties between the two countries.

Now, Manjhi talks of surpassing Kumar’s development record

In yet instance of game of one-upmanship and not all being well between Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar, Manjhi on Tuesday said he would surpass Kumar as far as the state’s development was concerned.

Chinese incursion during Xi visit uncommon: ITBP chief

Indo-Tibetan Border Police chief Subhas Goswami termed the incursion by China in Ladakh during the recent visit of its President Xi Jinping to India as ‘uncommon’ as it had gone on for a fortnight, unlike in the past when such incidents didn’t last more than 10-15 minutes.
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