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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

India

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.

Cloud over cause of Sukhoi crash

A day after HT reported that Indian Air Force’s entire fleet of 200 Su-30 MKI had been grounded for safety checks on ejection seats, the IAF admitted there was a freak ejection where seats fired on their own, leading to the crash.

Swachh Bharat set for name-and-shame mode

The Narendra Modi government is planning to harness the power of social media to ensure the success of its flagship Swachh Bharat, or clean India, campaign that was launched on October 2.

Modi greets soldiers in Siachen; separatists under house arrest in Srinagar

Ahead of his visit to Srinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Siachen to spend some time with soldiers on Diwali. In Kashmir, separatists who called for a bandh are now under house arrest

J-K: Separatists call for bandh as PM comes visiting today

Police tightened security across the state on fears of separatist protests during Modi’s visit to the Valley to spend Diwali with flood-affected families. The visit seems to be intended to soothe frayed nerves in the Valley. Read: J-K floods: PM Modi likely to announce relief, rehab package

Families flee homes as Uttarakhand village begins to sink

About 40 families of an Uttarakhand village along the Mandakini bank are spending sleepless nights nowadays as the river is fast undercutting their land, forcing the village into a constant sink.

Seven year old Dalit boy thrashed for entering temple in Bengaluru

A seven-year-old Dalit boy had his head bashed into a pillar allegedly by a priest after he entered a temple at Nelamangala on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

BJP aims at putting Om Mathur as UP in-charge

BJP's decision to put senior leader Om Mathur, the man who helped the party pull off a huge win in the Maharashtra assembly polls, in charge of the party’s affairs in Uttar Pradesh is aimed at wresting the state from the ruling Samajwadi Party.

Shyamal Sen commission wound up; job unfinished

The Shyamal Sen Commission that was set up by chief minister Mamata Banerjee to identify the key persons responsible for the Saradha scam and return money to the depositors was wound up on Wednesday without achieving either of the objectives.

Ranchi: Villagers lynch man for ‘spreading anthrax’

A village quack was lynched in Simdega district after he was held responsible for spreading a disease that has killed eight people in the area over the past week, police said on Wednesday.
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