HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014


BJP leaders detained while trying to enter Birbhum

BJP vice-president and Rajya Sabha MP Muktar Abbas Naqvi, BJP Bengal state president and two Lok Sabha MPs were arrested on Thursday as they tried to violate prohibitory orders and enter trouble-torn Makra village.

Govt may downsize MGNREGA to boost scheme impact on the poor

For fiscal prudence and better outcome of public expenditure, the Narendra Modi government is likely to downsize some of the social sector schemes, including the rural job guarantee programme, the biggest grosser of the central funds.

Rahul Gandhi kicks off meetings to revive party

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has called to Delhi leaders from across the country to draw up a strategy to 'revive' the party and 'stop the BJP’s upsurge' under Narendra Modi, sources said.

NGT directs authorities to act against units polluting Ganga

A day after the Supreme Court asked the National Green Tribunal to shut down polluting industries on the banks of river Ganga, the tribunal issued directions to the central and state pollution boards to act against such industries.

SC stays proceedings on defamation cases against Swamy

The Supreme Court Thursday stayed proceedings in the five criminal defamation cases against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy filed by AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa and also agreed to look into his demand to scrap the provisions for criminal defamation.

Congress demands more seats, JMM in a bind in Jharkhand

Flexing its muscles, the Congress is demanding a greater pie in the seat sharing talks with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) for the coming state assembly elections.

Govt may allow opposition in Lokpal panel

In the absence of a leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha, the Modi government is exploring the possibility of amending the Lokpal law to include an opposition leader in the selection panel of the anti-corruption watchdog.

SP likely to back Amar Singh’s RS re-entry

A homecoming seems to be in the offing for Amar Singh, with indications suggesting that the Samajwadi Party (SP) will back his candidature in the coming biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha.

In pics: Remembering Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary

A day before Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead, she told a public rally that "If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation". We commemorate the Indian Iron Lady's 30th death anniversary in pics.

In pics: A look back at 1984 anti-Sikh riots

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots are one of the worst massacres that Independent India has witnessed. Thousands of lives were lost, thousands were thrown out of their houses. Here are some photos that display the beastality that was unleashed in 1984. In pics: Remembering Indira

Bangalore: Another girl sexually assaulted in school

In yet another shocking incident, a six-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in a private school in Bangalore in the fourth such case in as many months. The girl, studying in the first standard, was allegedly sexually assaulted twice on October 28 and 29.

By next June-September, new route for Kailash pilgrims via Sikkim

A new and less arduous route for Indian pilgrims travelling to Kailash and Mansarovar in Tibet through the Nathula Pass in Sikkim is likely to be open between June and September, 2015, AK Kantha, Indian Ambassador to China, has said.

HRD ministry backtracks on non-veg food in IITs

A fortnight after the HRD ministry sought a reply from the IITs on the action taken on the letter sent by an RSS affiliated trader and a few others for segregating the vegetarian canteens from the non vegetarian ones, it backtracked on Thursday saying it was a routine matter.

Gujarat government appoints D J Pandian as Chief Secretary

The Gujarat government on Thursday appointed a 1981 batch IAS Jagdeesa Pandian as Chief Secretary, Gujarat taking over from Varesh Sinha, whose extension expired.

PM leads Patel birthday celebrations, Cong says Indira won’t be forgotten

With PM Modi preparing to lead the nation-wide celebrations of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary, the Congress reacted sharply, saying no leader or government can make people forget the legacy and contribution of former PM Indira Gandhi.
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