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HindustanTimes Thu,27 Nov 2014

India

Jammu and Kashmir: Hawks underplay boycott to limit BJP

Separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir have adopted a deliberate go-slow approach to their poll boycott call, which they believe would dent the BJP’s prospects at least in the Valley.

Rajnath Singh's chopper ‘lost’ in Jharkhand

Union home minister Rajnath Singh was forced to cancel an election rally in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district on Wednesday after his chopper’s pilot failed to locate the landing spot, the third such incident involving BJP leaders.

Unsuccessful DDA aspirants to get refund in a month

If you did not land a flat in the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) housing scheme 2014, there is still some good news for you. At least you will get your money back sooner than expected.

Saradha scam: Mitra discharged; CBI to probe him

The CBI is gearing up to grill state transport and sports minister Madan Mitra in the Saradha scam after he was discharged from the SSKM hospital on Wednesday.

Faceless BJP wants to shortlist CM probables before elections

Leadership is a prickly issue in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), especially around Delhi Assembly elections.

Clean air a fundamental right, says green court

Air pollution has continued to be a serious health risk in Delhi with the levels of tiny particles that carry toxins and go deep inside lungs having remained 3-4 times the standards in the last three years, government data shows.

London university honour for Srinath Reddy

K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and one of the foremost leaders in the health sector, was conferred a Doctorate of Science of the University of London by Princess Anne at the Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

Maharashtra students to become active stake-holders in Swachh Bharat drive

Mumbai University's 'Munijan' scheme in its new avatar will now cover 18 agriculture and non-agriculture universities which have over 4500 colleges with yearly turnout of more than five lakh students.

IIT-B expects bigger firms, better packages this year

Students at the IIT-B have a reason to cheer this placement season. Salaries offered in the software and IT sectors are set to increase by 20% from the last year, college officials said.

Uproar in Uttarakhand assembly over demand for debate on rape case

House proceedings were adjourned a number of times in Uttarakhand assembly on Thursday due to uproar caused by main opposition BJP which was demanding an urgent debate over the rape and murder case of a minor girl.

Security tops Modi's conversation with Ghani and Hasina

In his first detailed engagement with Afghanistan's newly elected president, Ashraf Ghani, Prime Minister Narendra Modi keenly listened to his views and strategy to deal with terror and the security transition underway.

Aloof and cold, Modi-Sharif 'dialogue' unlikely now

A 'structured dialogue' between Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif is not possible now. At best, in an informal retreat on Thursday morning, the two leaders may 'exchange courtesies' - which they avoided doing while sharing the stage at the inaugural session of SAARC on Wednesday.

Quality education can transform India into leading nation: Prez

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said a "quality-oriented" education system is the "force multiplier" that shall transform the country into one of the leading nations of the world.

Maratha quota: Maharashtra to move SC against HC order next week

Maharashtra government on Wednesday said it would challenge the Bombay high court's order staying the reservations for Marathas in the Supreme Court next week.

Adopt-a-village spree in UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s adopt-a-village initiative for MPs has caught on with parliamentarians from Uttar Pradesh, but for a few notable exceptions such as Naresh Agarwal and Jaya Bachchan.
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