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HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014

India

Odisha BJD MLA under probe for chit fund links, gets bail

The Orissa high court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to Biju Janata Dal legislator and former government chief whip Prabhat Tripathy, who is being probed by CBI for his alleged links to chit fund scam.

Amputee CRPF officer to run marathon on blades

An amputee CRPF officer, awardedthe 'Shaurya Chakra' for a daring operation against Naxals in 2011, is going to be the first blade runner from security forces combating India's internal conflicts to run a marathon scheduled in the national capital later this month.

Over 1.36 lakh Indian pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Haj

All the 1,36,020 Indian pilgrims who will perform Haj this year have reached Saudi Arabia, officials said on Tuesday.

Will pull out of Modi govt: Uddhav Thackeray

After dilly-dallying on the issue, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announced that party leader and Union minister Anant Geete, who looks after the heavy industries portfolio, will resign from the post.

Motivate staff to ensure cleanliness: Centre to states

All state governments have been asked by the Centre to motivate their employees to be part of Narendra Modi government's ambitious 'Clean India' campaign. The guidlines have been sent to all states.

Will continue to meet Hurriyat: Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz

A day after he conceded that the timing of Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit’s meeting with Hurriyat leaders was 'perhaps not totally right,' Pakistan national security and foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz on Monday said they would continue to meet the separatists.

Tearful Panneerselvam takes oath as Tamil Nadu CM

Jayalalithaa loyalist O Panneerselvam was on Monday sworn-in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, succeeding his party supremo two days after her conviction in an illegal assets case. Jaya moves HC against conviction, Panneerselvam sworn in

Can an Indian get a Nobel this year?

An Indian origin researcher has made it to the list of this year’s list of potential scientists likely to win the Nobel prize for Physics. Dr Ramamoorthy Ramesh, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley is one of 27 scientists and economists who appear on the 2014 edition of the list.

Govt begins work on controversial river-link project

The Modi government has started work on the first project to artificially connect two rivers, to be followed by two more, as it moves swiftly on a controversial programme first mooted during the Atal Behari Vajpayee-era, which the previous UPA regime had sidestepped.

Lack of ground work may force EC to postpone elections in J-K

The Election Commission (EC) is considering the possibility of deferring assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir as the state administration is still trying to recover from the devastation caused by the recent floods.

China, India armies to discuss troop withdrawal

The Indian Army and Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) divisional commanders are expected to hold a meeting at Spanggur Gap on Tuesday to confirm the withdrawal of troops from both sides to September 1 positions from Demchok and Chumar along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

Nehru was against caste quota: Book

Jawaharlal Nehru believed that his ambition to build India with first-rate citizens (meritorious) should not be constrained by too much reservation at all levels, former union law minister HR Bhardwaj has said in his book.

IGNOU to shut down ISRO chair

At a time when India is celebrating the success of ISRO and the Mars mission, which is expected to renew the interest of students in satellite communication, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to discontinue the ISRO chair that undertook research in related fields — for lack of funds.

Muzaffarnagar on terrorists’ radar

The riot-torn and communally volatile Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh is in jihadi crosshairs and has become a new reference point for motivating new recruits joining terror modules, multiple counter-terror sources told HT.

Modi 'very good event manager', but got 'carried away' in US: Cong

Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved himself a "very good event manager" but got "carried away" on his visit to the USA even as it charged that he was "diluting" the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.
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