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HindustanTimes Mon,24 Nov 2014

India

J-K: Campaigning ends for first phase, 15 constituencies to go polls on tommorrow

Jammu and Kashmir will vote from Tuesday in the assembly elections that have for the first time made the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a major power, much to the chagrin of the state’s established parties. Campaigning for the first phase of the assembly elections ended on Sunday.

Contender for CBI's top job to be quizzed in graft probe

Top contender for CBI's top post and ministry of home affairs' special secretary, Prakash Mishra, has been booked for his alleged role in irregularities related to the award of contracts by the Odisha state police housing welfare corporation when he headed it.

Ignored in J-K, transgenders don’t register to vote

The third gender in Jammu and Kashmir has claimed ignorance and social stigma as reasons for low voter registeration in state, where only 97 transgenders registering are registered to vote.

Saarc summit may break Modi, Sharif ice

The 18th Saarc summit may see a thaw in India and Pakistan ties that have nosedived in recent months, with New Delhi Sunday not ruling out an informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Crime against people from Northeast rises steadily: Police data

According to data compiled by Delhi police, till November 15 this year, it received 645 calls related to crime against people from the Northeast.

Rag-pickers to be trained in managing waste

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation along with its South Delhi counterpart is going to start a zero waste management scheme on a pilot basis in East Vinod Nagar and Dwarka areas.

A town decked up misses its date with Modi

Janakpur was decked up - but the date was not arriving. Modi, the Indian government officially announced on Sunday, would not travel to any place outside Kathmandu during his visit to Nepal for the Saarc summit.

Winter session of Parliament begins today

Opposition parties, led by the Congress, are set to play hardball over the Modi government’s legislative agenda on reforms even as the Centre has lined up an extensive list of business for the winter session of Parliament that starts Monday.

Modi auto meters high on popularity

The new GPS meters come with a screen flashing Modi’s picture while promoting his campaigns like Swachh Bharat and many autorickshaw drivers are lining up to get these meters installed in their vehicles.

Babus get instructions on how to deal with MPs

The prime minister’s office has ordered corporate-style ethics norms for civil servants, regulators and watchdogs to ensure that their private interests do not affect their performance as public servants.

In Jharkhand, left wing extremists decide who locals should vote for

In the villages dominated by left wing extremists in Jharkhand, the right to vote freely and without fear has no meaning. Till date, the ultras in state’s hinterlands decide whom the villagers will vote for.

PM's emphasis on Kashmir wake up call for Jammu: Azad

Senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Kishtwar district and said the PM's speech should be an eye opener for the people of Jammu region.

BJP only paying lip service to Vajpayee's Kashmir policy: Mehbooba

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi described regional parties as "looters", Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti, on Sunday accused the BJP of not being serious about Vajpayee policy on Kashmir.

2014 polls battle of existence for NC, Cong: Mufti

As the campaigning for the first phase of polls ended on Sunday, Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took a final dig at the National Conference and Congress, saying parties which sacrificed the interests of the state will vanish from the political scene.

154 polling parties dispatched from Doda

As many as 154 polling parties were dispatched to respective polling stations in Doda district on Sunday for the first phase of the assembly elections scheduled for Tuesday. These included 85 polling parties for Bhaderwah assembly constituency and 69 for Doda segment.
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