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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

India

Shift from judicial activism to restraint

The Supreme Court’s verdict refusing to issue directions to the central and state governments not to appoint tainted politicians as ministers signals a major shift from judicial activism to judicial restraint.

Sena, NCP won’t let BJP, Cong have the last word

With the assembly polls slated for October in the state, both the local parties are trying their best to wrestle a bigger piece of the vote pie from their ally partners, respectively. 

Induct only leaders with elective merit, says Shah

After their resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has become the go-to party for several leaders from other parties. In a bid to appease those within the party irked by this party president Amit Shah has asked the state BJP leaders to induct only those with elective merit.

Congress questions Modi and Rajnath, but opposition divided

Smelling an opportunity to drive a wedge in the BJP and embarrass the government, the Congress questioned the ‘alacrity’ with which the PMO had responded to media reports about the alleged misconduct of home minister Rajnath Singh’s son.

Riots trigger power struggle in west UP

Symbolic of this new power struggle is Pallra, a village in Shahpur area of Muzaffarnagar whose population pattern has changed following large-scale migration of Hindus and Muslims to safer zones.

Bullet train boost ahead of PM’s Japan trip

With days to go for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Japan, the tracks are being swiftly cleared for India’s bullet train project.

Once-upon-a-time don returns to Mumbai to target rich and famous

Mumbai police woke up to a rude shock in April when police officers from Mangalore raided a popular night club and arrested a key underworld point man. He worked under the cover of a bouncer and his arrest led to the recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

India embassies to give states space to market goods abroad

The Centre is considering a proposal that will allow states to become ambassadors of their own products and services, which they can directly market to foreign countries.

Courts don’t treat me as celebrity, claims Salman

The state has said that the HC granted special privileges to him by staying his conviction in which he was sentenced by a trial court to undergo five-year jail term. Khan submitted that the high court stayed his conviction to enable him to travel abroad for his professional engagements.

No monthly cap on quota of subsidised LPG

In a relief to consumers, the cabinet on Wednesday lifted the restriction on supply of only one subsidised cooking gas LPG cylinder to a household per month, saying consumers can avail their quota of 12 subsidised cylinders at any time of the year.

Bangalore: rail minister's son accused of rape

A budding Kannada actress has accused Karthik Gowda, son of union railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda, of marrying her and then abandoning her for another woman.

Quiet Kyoto meet for Japan's Abe and PM Modi?

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may travel to meet PM Narendra Modi in Kyoto on Saturday, the first day of his Japan visit, instead of waiting to see him in Tokyo on September 1.

Govt puts up 'idea boxes' seeking good suggestions

In its quest to seek out-of-the-box solutions to governance-related matters, the government has put up 'idea boxes' inside the power corridors of North Block which houses the ministries of personnel and home affairs among others.

Cong-NCP to face defeat in polls: Shiv Sena

Taking a dig at the seat sharingtalks between Congress and NCP ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena said on Wednesday that a massive defeat for both parties in the assembly elections is inevitable.

HC asks Kerala govt not to tax fat weddings

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday struck down as unconstitutional the state government's decision to levy a cess on weddings and receptions held at  auditoriums and hotels of three star category and above.
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