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HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014

India

GDP growth to be in 5.5% to 5.9% range: Arun Jaitley

India would likely grow at 5.5% to 5.9% this year, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday, rekindling hopes that Asia’s third-largest economy looks set to claw out of its quarter-century slump.

Sahara chief pays Rs. 31 lakh for spl facilities in jail

Sahara chief Subrata Roy paid Rs. 31 lakh for using air-conditioners, phones, internet and video conferencing facility he had used for 57 days in Tihar jail.

Bhopal gas tragedy: Victims fail to win relief in court

The Bhopal gas tragedy spawned a series of first-of-its-kind class action suits, a petition filed by a group of people affected by the same incident that are being fought by the victims to this day.

Bhopal gas tragedy: Extradition attempts hit a wall each time

Twice since January, senior officials from CBI held discussions with officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US to expedite the extradition of Warren Anderson. But its request was stonewalled.

Graft taint on Big 2 makes BJP hopeful in TN

With the two Dravidian parties singed by corruption charges, the BJP sees Tamil Nadu as fertile ground for spreading its footprints in the south.

Gas tragedy villain Anderson dead, Bhopal celebrates

Former Union Carbide chief Warren M Anderson, wanted by India to stand trial for the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, died on September 29 at a nursing home in Florida at the age of 92.

Bhopal gas tragedy: Govt apathy to bring Anderson to book decried

Survivors of the gas tragedy have criticised the Centre for ‘negligence’ and accused the American government of ‘sheltering’ former Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson.

NIA: Burdwan blast suspect fled to UP from Delhi

The National Investigation Agency probe into the Burdwan blast has reached the capital after it was found that Amjad Ali, one of the prime suspects in the case, fled to Delhi on October 8 before escaping to Uttar Pradesh, sources said.

Rahul steps up Cong revival discussions

The Congress is set to initiate major organisational reforms in the immediate future to stage a comeback as a national party of governance, party sources said.

‘Good luck, daddy!’ says new youngest occupant of Maha CM’s bungalow

As newly-appointed Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis mingled with crowds after the grand swearing-in ceremony of the BJP government at Wankhede Stadium on Friday, his attention was drawn to a five-year-old girl, eagerly awaiting her turn to greet him.

SC may relax J-K model code

The Supreme Court Friday agreed to look into the possibility of relaxing the model code of conduct in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir to ensure the government’s relief and rehabilitation work in the flood devastated areas is not affected.

UP RS polls: Azam Khan’s wife in the fray

SP chief Mulayam’s former aide Amar Singh failed to secure a place in the party’s list of six candidates to next month’s biennial Rajya Sabha polls which was released on Friday.

Masood case: Approver says he had been forced to lie

Irfan, an accused in RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case who has now turned approver, claimed before the trial court that he did not speak the truth earlier as a co-accused had offered him money.

Chennai: Milk costlier by Rs. 10 a litre from tomorrow

Amid protests by opposition parties,the Rs. 10 per litre hike in the milk price effected by Tamil Nadu Government comes into force from Saturday.

Chit fund scam: BJD MLA arrested by CBI

In a major development, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested ruling Biju Janata Dal legislator and former Odisha chief whip Prabhat Tripathy for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam by state based Artha Tatwa (AT) group.
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