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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

India

Parties complete high-profile campaigning for phase I

Most of the major political parties have ended their high-profile campaigning for the first phase of assembly elections, due to begin on November 25

Chilling truth: Your fridge, AC are heating up the planet

The rise in incomes in India has nearly doubled the number of domestic refrigerators and air-conditioners in the country since 2000. This, in turn, has meant India has become one of the top producers of greenhouses gases in the world, along with the US and China.

AAP’s drying chest: Kejriwal to host Rs. 20,000/plate dinner to fund party

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will host diamond merchants, Bollywood artists and bankers for a ‘Rs 20,000 per plate’ dinner next week in Mumbai, kick-starting AAP’s fund-raising campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi.

Poll boycott will be disastrous for Kashmir: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said that both India and Pakistan would have to settle the Kashmir issue according to the aspirations of the people of the state.

Towering cake, royal buggy: Socialist Mulayam has big, fat birthday bash

A horse carriage flown in from England, flowers from the Netherlands, 75-foot-long fresh fruit cake, Sufi singers and fireworks – Mulayam Singh Yadav’s 75th birthday was one grand party. Photos inside

Ex-IPS candidate pledges to end joblessness

As its police superintendent in 1992, he claims he made Palamu a crime-free district. 24 years later, PK Siddharth, 69, ex-IPS officer, is back to this remote, backward district in northwest Jharkhand promising to make it unemployment-free.

In Jharkhand’s most arid region, parties fight ‘water war’

The JMM’s hopes of a rich harvest in its stronghold Santhal Parganas could be dented in the assembly polls with the opposition highlighting region’s perennial water shortage to woo voters in state’s most arid region.

Clean India campaign is a marketing gimmick: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addressing two rallies in Jharkhand’s Manika and Panki districts on Saturday alleged that power has been concentrated in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a few bureaucrats.

BJP planning to suspend 15 Cong MLAs to get majority: Chavan

Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan alleged on Saturday that the BJP government has hatched a conspiracy to suspend 15 Congress MLAs to 'manufacture majority' in the state assembly.

Patching up: BJP steps up efforts to get Sena on board

The two parties are likely to seal the deal before chief minister Devendra Fadnavis expands his Cabinet ahead of the state legislature's winter session that begins early next month.

Modi govt's rehab policy for Tibetans on the anvil

The Modi government has finalised the country’s first rehabilitation policy for over 1 lakh Tibetan refugees in the country, explicitly giving them access to welfare schemes and subsidies on a par with Indians. The new policy will make it quicker for Tibetan refugees to get identity documents.

Naidu on a ‘mission’ to revive NTR legacy

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has set out on a mission to resurrect the legacy of his party founder Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) whose name, the Telugu Desam Party leaders say, went obscured during the 10 years of the Congress rule in the state and at the centre.

Bengal: Tea garden owner killed over wage dispute

Rajesh Jhunjhunwala, a tea garden owner in his mid-50s, was allegedly stoned and clubbed to death Saturday by irate workers over non-payment of wages for the past two months near Malbazar in Jalpaiguri, more than 500 kms to the north of Kolkata.

Sena would be accommodated in cabinet expansion: BJP minister

The BJP leader Chandrakant Patil on Saturday said the estranged ally Shiv Sena 'will be accommodated' in the cabinet expansion before the winter session of the assembly starts on December 8.

Woman dies of heart attack at Mulayam b'day event

A 60-year-old woman died at GIC ground in Bisoli town, Buduan, on Saturday where local parliamentarian Dharmendra Yadava distributed blankets to mark the birthday of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.  
 
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