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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

India

Congress to head House panel on law, home

The BJP is set to chair several key parliamentary standing committees while the Congress has been denied its top choice of heading the human resource education panel.

TN: Boy's hand chopped off for 'disrespecting' elder

Police said that the main accused, Krishnan, husband of the president of the village panchayat, was incensed by the boy’s alleged disrespect by sitting crossed legged in his presence.

High-level panel seeks overhaul of family laws

Supporting uniformity in the minimum age for marriage for boys and girls (18 years), the panel set up by the UPA government recommended the passing of a 'central enactment' for registration of marriages that is 'applicable to all religious groups'.

Golaghat curfew lifted for 12 hours

The law and order situation in Assam’s Golaghat district improved on Friday and, as a result, the indefinite curfew was lifted for 12 hours (6 am to 6 pm).

Cong should accept Speaker's decision on LoP issue: Rajnath

Home minister Rajnath Singh asked the Congress on Friday to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha.

‘Soft Hindutva’ plank for 2016 polls

The sizeable vote-share gains in the parliamentary polls have infused the BJP with optimism about its political fortunes in Kerala, a state where it is yet to open its account, both in the 140-member assembly and the 20 Lok Sabha seats.

Modi warms up Hooda with a cup of tea after Kaithal hooting

In a move to bring down the political temperatures over the booing of non-BJP chief ministers at functions attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the PM on Friday invited Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda for tea.

Mulayam trying hard to recapture west UP

Mulayam Singh Yadav, the canny king of twists and turns, is now trying to swim to the surface, without making any waves, of course, after the drubbing his party received in the last Lok Sabha polls.

Prohibition plan: Cheers to jeers from opposite camps in Kerala

A day after Kerala announced its decision to impose total prohibition, a group of housewives marched into the room of chief minister Oommen Chandy and thanked him.

Chennai for some, Madras for some: A City for everyone

Like every city, Chennai has two sides. But the city itself never discriminates. Everything depends on your choice. While Chennai is a city, Madras is an emotion.

Pak targets two BoPs, villages in Jammu, civilians injured

Violating the ceasefire for the 14th time in the past 12 days, Pakistani troops on Friday targeted two border out posts and border hamlets injuring a villager and damaging some houses along the International Border in Jammu sector drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

VK Singh differs with Gogoi's view on border dispute

A day after Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi blamed lack of infrastructure as one of the major issues for inter-state border disputes, DoNER Minister Gen (retd) V K  Singh on Friday disagreed with him.

NIA charges 10 for blasts in Modi's Patna rally

NIA on Friday charged 10 alleged SIMI operatives for trying to physically harm Narendra Modi when he was touring the country as the BJP’s prime ministerial nominee and later carrying out serial blasts during his Hunkar rally in Patna on October 27 last year.

Woman takes on attackers in busy street, 1 held

In a display of courage, a woman took on a group of attackers single-handedly as they assaulted her husband after hitting the couple's bike with their car in a busy street while no one came forward to help her.

Govt puts on hold new CIC's appointment in absence of LoP

The government put on hold the appointment of new chief of CIC on Friday  due to the absence of the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the selection committee leaving the transparency watchdog headless for the first time since its inception in 2005.
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