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HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014

India

Indo-US talks: Burns meets Sushma, foreign secy

US deputy secretary of State William Burns on Thursday called on external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and had discussions with foreign secretary Sujatha Singh to chalk out the path to the forthcoming Strategic Dialogue as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with American President Barack Obama.

Chavan, Hooda to stay on as CMs for elections

The Congress leadership has decided against any change of guard in Maharashtra and Haryana in view of the fast approaching assembly elections in the two states.

Amit Shah's rise may change BJP's dynamics

Amit Shah's journey to BJP's presidency was extraordinary. He mesmerised the RSS with his organisational skills and clinched the top job in no time, much to the surprise of his rivals in the party.

BJP change of guard: Who’s in, who’s out

Prime minister Narendra Modi aide and former party general secretary Amit Shah took over the post of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president on Wednesday. Former party president Rajnath Singh has resigned from the post at an event in New Delhi.

The rise of BJP's Amit Shah: From backroom boy to master of strategy

Amit Shah is widely seen as the architect of the BJP's thumping win in northern India, especially in the politically crucial state of UP. The BJP bagged 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP, ensuring that it emerged as the single largest party in Parliament.

FIR over morphed photo of Goa minister in swimsuit

An FIR has been filed for uploading a morphed photo of public works department minister Sudin Dhavalikar in a pink swimsuit which went viral on Facebook last week. 

Footage of Rahul Gandhi sleeping in LS goes viral

Video footage of Rahul Gandhi apparently dozing off on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha during a debate on prise rise went viral on the social media. The Congress vice president was seen in a television shot with closed eyes and head tilting on the right.

Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila to HC

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought quashing of a trial court order directing registration of FIR against her in a graft case. Dikshit contended that such proceedings cannot be continued against a governor.

Jharkhand: Minor raped after community head diktat

Jharkhand reported 1204 rape cases in 2013 despite the Centre toughening laws on sex crimes after the fatal gang rape of a physiotherapist on a moving bus.

'Disruptive' passenger tries to bite Jet Airways cabin crew

The airline confirmed the presence of the 'disruptive' passenger on board and said the passenger had been handed over to authorities at London airport.

India turns greener, but its dense forest cover shrinks

A government report on Tuesday said India’s green cover has increased by over 5,800 sq km between 2010 and 2012 taking into account plantations and commercial species having no ecological value.

Reach for the fruits of power

The Congress is at its nadir and the BJP is at its peak. The former can fall no lower and one is not sure how much more is left for the latter to scale. The best time then is now for these two major parties to shrug off their allies and strike out on their own.

Both houses of Parliament adjourned till noon

Both houses of the Parliament were Wednesday adjourned till noon following an uproar by opposition members who demanded action against BJP MPs for their alleged misbehaviour. The protests were also against the railway budget.

SC notice to Salman Khan in blackbuck case

The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to filmstar Salman Khan on a plea by the Rajasthan government challenging the stay on his conviction and sentencing in a blackbuck hunting case.

End the secrecy: why India's interest lies in unwrapping the 1962 war report

The highly classified Henderson Brooks Report commissioned by the Govt of India after the 1962 Sino-Indian war looked into the reasons for India's rout to China. And it is important, at least for transparency sake, to declassify the document.
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