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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

India

J-K should have Hindu CM: Sham Lal Sharma

Jammu and Kashmir Congress has batted for a Hindu chief minister in the state, saying if a person from minority community can become the prime minister, the state could have a Hindu CM.

Three suspected IM men sent to judicial custody till Sept 2

Three suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives, arrested for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to carry out terror activities across the country, were on Thursday remanded to judicial custody till September 2 by a special NIA court in Delhi.

India concerned over rise of extremism in Gulf

Amid escalation in violence in a number of Gulf countries, India expressed on Thursday deep concerns over the rise of fanaticism, extremism and terrorism in parts of the Arab region.

TMC leader calls for burning 'real' human effigies

Even as the controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul's rape and kill remarks is yet to subside, a party legislator has now talked about burning 'real human effigies'.

Moderate intensity earthquake rocks parts of HP

A moderate intensity earthquake rocked Kangra, Mandi, Shimla and Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday afternoon measuring 5.2 on the richter scale. It took place at 1.41 pm and lasted for a few seconds.

Goa CM says sorry for 'Negro' remark in assembly

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday apologised for using the word "Negro" in one of the answers tabled on the floor of the House here after the alleged racist slur evoked strong reactions from the members.

Maharashtra CM Chavan boycotts Modi event after Hemant gets Hooda treatment

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan boycotted on Thursday a function attended by  PM Narendra Modi in Nagpur after two other CMs, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Hemant Soren, were booed by BJP workers. 

Jaitley advocates for low tax regime in tourism sector

Advocating for low taxation regime, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said if higher taxes are levied on the tourism industry, then there will be less tourists and lesser revenue collection.

SC notice to centre over governors' dismissal

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the central government on a petition filed by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi challenging the procedure followed in securing his resignation in the wake of BJP coming to power.

Ram Sene banned in Goa at behest of mafia: Muthalik

Controversial right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene's chief Pramod Muthalik has alleged that the Goa government banned his organisation at the behest of drug lords and pub mafia.

Vardhan says Chaturvedi not eligible for CVO's post

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said Sanjiv Chaturvedi was removed as the chief vigilance officer (CVO) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) because he was not eligible for the post.

Matchmaking portal for IIT, IIM graduates

Are you a graduate of IIT, IIM and are looking for a life partner with the same educational qualification. A new website, a miniature version of mega marriage websites can help you.

Bandh paralyses normal life in Assam

The 12-hour Assam bandh called on Thursday by the opposition AGP) and the Assam Tea Tribes Students' Association, to protest against Wednesday's police firing in Golaghat in which three persons were killed, paralysed normal life across the state.

Judges' appointment system: SC to hear pleas

The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a new mechanism under National Judicial Appointment Commission was proposed to be put in place.

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'.
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