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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

India

India plans to host all 54 African Union leaders

For the first time, India is preparing to host all the 54 African Union leaders for the third edition of the India-Africa forum summit in New Delhi in December. The event is being billed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s grand reach-out to the continent.

Pak targets mosque, residential houses along LoC

In 13th ceasefire violation in the past 11 days, Pakistani troops opened another front along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir and targeted a mosque and residential houses in night-long firing.

UP flood situation grave, toll mounts to 89

Flood situation remained grave in Uttar Pradesh where the toll rose to 89 on Thursday with reports of seven more deaths in the state whose eastern parts were worst hit.

Now, surnames matter less in politics: Jaitley

Taking a dig at politics of dynasty, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday times have changed and now surnames do not seem to matter in politics.

Hindu not a religious concept but a cultural identity: Venkaiah

Amid a raging debate on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks, Union minister and senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu slammed on Thursday attempts to create controversies whenever there is a reference to the word 'Hindu'.

MP: Ujjain officials distribute Dina Nath Batra's books

Controversial books authored by right-leaning author Dinanath Batra were distributed to students at a science fair in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, by the district education department, not long after a similar move by Gujarat government officials created a storm.

Centre stops release of film on Indira assassination

The information and broadcasting ministry’s 'no' to releasing Kaum de Heere’ came after the home ministry objected to the movie, saying that it may affect communal harmony in Punjab and other northern states.

BJP asks Cong CMs not to breach constitutional propriety

BJP on Thursday reminded Congress' chief ministers not to breach constitutional propriety and asked it to desist from playing politics as it termed the decision of Maharashtra CM and others to boycott Prime Minister's functions as 'unfortunate'.

Court remands Saradha group chief to CBI custody

A court here on Thursday remanded chairman of Saradha group Sudipto Sen to CBI's custody till August 26 as the agency plans to verify some more names of politicians who were alleged beneficiaries of the chit fund scam.

Among new projects, RSS to focus on studying adivasis traditions

Based on the belief that the traditions of those who live in the forests - predominantly tribals or Janjatis – are linked to Vedic traditions, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is engaged in historical research to study these customs.

Hemant Soren gets the Hooda treatment at Modi rally

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren  was booed by the crowd while sharing the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ranchi on Thursday, just two days  after  his Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda faced a similar humiliation. Should PM Modi ask BJP supporters to behave?

Assam, Nagaland CMs agree to resolve border row

The state governments of Assam and Nagaland have mutually agreed to resolve the border row and to form a joint mechanism to work out a solution. The decision was taken in Guwahati at a meeting between the CMs of both states in the presence of Union minister of state, home affairs, Kiren Rijiju.

Service chiefs meet pay commission head

Army chief General Dalbir Singh, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan on Thursday met the chairperson of seventh central pay commission to discuss issues related to the armed forces.

HC to hear Chavan's plea against EC order from Aug 25

The Delhi High Court has decided to hear on a regular basis from August 25 former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's plea against the Election Commission's show cause notice to him for allegedly not filing correct poll expenses.

India, Bangladesh discuss insurgents issue, meet home minister

India and Bangladesh on Thursday discussed issues related to northeast insurgents and destruction of their hideouts in each others' territories during a bilateral meet of the border guarding forces of both the countries here.
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