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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

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UN panel calls Hafiz Saeed 'sahib'; India objects

Perturbed over calling 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed as 'sahib' by a UN Security Council panel, India will seek a clarification on the issue from the world body.

Govt in no rush to bring in anti-conversion law, says consensus needed

The RSS and the BJP have tried to use the political row over forced religious conversions to raise the pitch for an anti-conversion bill, but the government is in no mood to oblige them immediately.

BJP MPs among 200 yet to adopt villages

More than two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY) and asked MPs to adopt villages for their holistic development, nearly 200 MPs are dragging their feet.

Riding the hashtag trend

India's social media users - like users globally - have certainly taken to the hashtag, with topics they trend on spanning sports, celebrities, entertainment, major events and big social issues.

Ensure child rights in new constitution, Satyarthi requests Nepal

Kailash Satyarthi requested Nepal's lawmakers to include child rights in the country's new constitution. He stated the new constitution should be child-friendly and should incorporate universal values like love, freedom and equality.

Sonia Gandhi still in hospital, but stable

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday with lower respiratory tract infection, is stable.

Exit poll predicting Congress' defeat groundless, party says

Flaying the exit polls which have predicted a washout of the Congress in the just concluded state assembly elections, the party today termed these results as "baseless and unscientific".

VHP president Togadia urges Hindus to unite

President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Praveen Togadia speaking at the Hindu Conclave organised by the VHP urged Hindus in India to unite at Chhola ground on Sunday.

30 Christians 'converted' by VHP in Kerala

The VHP on Sunday claimed to have converted at least 30 Christians in a ghar wapsi ceremony in Alappuzha district, adding that 150 more families would be welcomed into the Hindu fold in the run up to Christmas.

PDP says will need support of every party, including BJP

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said it was confident of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own.

Amid harsh chill, Kashmir politicos sweat in anticipation of results

As Kashmir slipped into the harshest 40-day spell of the winter on Sunday, the political barometer rose amidst a flurry of exit polls predicting the winner of marathon elections to the state assembly.

Polls saw fewer candidates than 2008 elections

The voter turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections has increased significantly but the number of aspiring lawmakers dipped substantially compared to 2008 polls when a record 1,344 candidates tried their luck on 87 constituencies.

I thought he was a friend, but he raped me: Delhi medical student

She tells HT: 'I knew my rapist; we had met through my friends in the medical college where I was doing my PhD. I still haven’t told my parents but people in my college know. They ostracise me because no one wants to be involved in something as messy as rape.'

Video: BJP leader, aides caught on camera thrashing pvt company staff

BJP leader and Satna district panchayat president Gagnendra Singh and his supporters allegedly thrashed five employees working at a major private vehicle manufacturing company's shop at Satna in MP.

Govt discriminated against migrant KPs: BJP

Minister of state in Prime Minister's office, Jitendra Singh on Sunday said successive governments had discriminated against the migrant Pandit community by denying the government employees among them the privileges which other workers got.
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