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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

India

'Dowry' is the most hated word in this part of the world

In Nilambur, not a single dowry related case has been reported in many years. The town has shown the world how to contain social evils effectively.

Mandal politics already looks a wobbly plank in Bihar

Observers say the bypolls will show whether Mandal politics is still relevant two decades later in Bihar. For, India, meanwhile, has got the taste of liberalisation and the promise of inclusive growth by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Bihar’s political discourse changing

Bihar’s political landscape is undergoing a sea change. And the change is not only the recent tie-up between Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar but also the preoccupations of both the NDA and the BJP camps with national rather than local issues.

India talks tough as Basit defends meeting separatists

Sharpening its aggressive position on the Pakistan envoy’s meeting Hurriyat leaders, New Delhi said on Wednesday the principle that India and Pakistan are the only two stakeholders on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir is the bedrock of the bilateral relationship between the neighbours.

Indian Army doing enough to stop Chinese incursions: Jaitley

Defence minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said Chinese patrol guards did come within the Indian boundary, but the Indian Army's 'approach' has been sufficient to stop them from encroaching Indian land.

Indian salesman found dead in Oman

The body of a 26-year-old Indian salesman in Oman was found hanging in his room here after he had gone home for lunch.

Villagers lock up school over shortage of teachers

Angry villagers locked up two teachers of the Kayad secondary school on Wednesday in protest against the education department's failure to appoint the required number of teachers.

School principal arrested for molesting girl students

The principal of a private school has been arrested for allegedly molesting two girl students in Chhattisgarh's Durg district, police said on Wednesday.

Goa home ministry refers to African as 'Nigro'

After two Goa lawmakers called Nigerians 'cancer' and 'wild animals', the state home ministry has referred to an African as 'Negro', spelt wrongly as 'Nigro', in an annexure submitted to the assembly.

Amar Singh says Jaya Bachchan behind his split with SP

Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has accused Rajya Sabha MP and Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan for creating misconception between him and the Samajwadi Party, in an interview to CNN-IBN.

Indigo jet lands with smoking wheel, 9 injured

It was a close shave for 154 passengers on board an IndiGo jet that had to be immediately evacuated upon landing at the IGI airport on Wednesday after it started spewing ‘dense smoke’.

Renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies in Pune, he was 96

World renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundaraja (BKS) Iyengar passed away in Pune wee hours on Wednesday following the poor heart functioning coupled with renal insufficiency, doctors operating him said. He was 96.

PM condoles death of yoga guru BKS Iyengar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday condoled the death of yoga guru BKS Iyenger and said he will be remembered as a fine guru and scholar.

Irom released, family fears for her health

Manipur’s human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a decade-long fast demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), was released from judicial custody following a court order on Wednesday evening.

US in touch with India, Pakistan over resumption of talks

The US, through its embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad, is engaging with the Indian and Pakistani governments on bilateral talks, which the Narendra Modi Government called off while objecting to Pakistan consulting Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting.
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