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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

India

Oppn parties upbeat after bypoll results, slam Modi

In UP the SP wrested nine seats from the Bharatiya Janata Party, while the saffron party managed to retain just two.

Congress blazes through bypolls without its top guns

Tuesday’s bypoll results perhaps show that the Congress can afford to be less dependent on its ‘high command’ in poll campaigns if it can build a strong regional leadership.

Lesson for BJP from bypolls: think beyond 'Modi wave'

The BJP's third straight drubbing in the by-elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, after Uttarakhand and Bihar cannot be over-interpreted as a pointer to the national mood where the Narendra Modi phenomenon sustains broadly. Poll: Do the bypoll results show that the Modi magic is over?

Jharkhand: Three employees of residential school transferred for giving liquor to kids

The action followed an HT report -- ‘Govt school students given liquor, shown pornography’ -- published on Sept 14. The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), a human right organization, in its fact finding report had made the revelation.

Manish Tewari, Rashid Alvi defy Cong gag order

The Congress clamped on Monday a gag order to restrain its leaders from speaking out of turn, drawing a sharp response from Tewari and Alvi who said it is not time for fighting and humiliating each other.

Nirupam slaps legal notice on Rai, wants apology

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam slapped a legal notice on ex-CAG Vinod Rai accusing him of defamation and threatened to launch criminal proceedings if he did not apologise for remarks that the MP had asked the former chief auditor to drop Manmohan Singh's name from 2G report.

Modi govt set to give police more teeth for anti-Maoist operations

Police in Maoist-affected states do not even know the names of the rebels operating in their respective areas, a review of the Congress-led UPA government’s policy on left-wing extremism has revealed.

Paul sworn in as 15th Governor of Manipur

Meghalaya governor Dr Krisan Kant Paul has been formally sworn in as the 15th governor of Manipur at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Imphal this afternoon at 3pm. He takes additional charge of Manipur apart from the existing status.

Nothing to do with Sakshi Maharaj’s comment, says BJP

The BJP on Monday distanced itself from a controversial remark by its Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj who on Sunday drew sharp reaction from different quarters for alleging that madrassas were giving 'education of terrorism'.

Roads where builder has recovered his cost to turn toll-free soon

In a move that will come as a big relief to commuters, the government has decided to  scrap toll on all highway stretches where developers have recovered their investment, highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.

Saradha scam planned to skim investors: Probe

The Saradha scam, which rocked the country through the past year, was startling in its intricate and well-planned design aimed at fooling the gullible public, a top government source with access to the voluminous report submitted last week by the SFIO told HT.

In Ahmedabad, preparations in full swing for Modi-Xi date

Xi's visit may be short, lasting barely half a day, but it will cover history, underscore the importance of inter provincial cooperation, highlight the economic potential of the relationship and prepare the right political optics for the more substantive leg of the visit in Delhi.

Whodunit: Removing HT market copies to win ‘morning challenge’?

As the strongest and the largest read newspaper of Delhi NCR, HT is used to facing challenges from various quarters. But, over the last few days, HT has been confronting a peculiar challenge: readers complaining about copies not reaching them.

Countdown to Mars: Isro prepares for crucial Mangalyaan insertion

Before the Mangalyaan enters Mars on September 24, Isro scientists will have to endure nail-biting prelims on September 22, when the spacecraft enters the sphere of influence of Mars.

J-K floods: When waters rose, Muslims in Srinagar rescued Pandits

When flood waters were rising by a few feet every hour, the family of a Kashmiri Pandit was among the first to be rescued by Sohail Tabrez and Akil, resident's of Srinagar's Wazirbagh locality.
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