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HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

India

'Black money embarrasses individuals, not party'

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should "speak more" and put in action a timetable that would enable the party to play the role of "true opposition" at a time when the morale of party cadres is "pretty low".

Haryana paanwala gets Rs. 132-cr power bill

A paanwala or betel-leaf seller in Sonepat district of Haryana received an electricity bill of `132 crore. Rajesh Gupta alias Chautala, who in a 7x7 space runs a betel-leaf shop at Gohana was shocked to receive a bill of Rs. 132 crore for a two-month period.

Modi’s flood-relief package draws flak from Kashmir political parties

Political parties in Kashmir slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs. 745-crore relief package for the flood-hit state on Friday, saying it was a “cruel joke” and fell way short of expectations after the worst flooding in decades.

Bangalore rape: School trust functionary held

After filing a cheating case against a city school, where a nursery student was sexually assaulted, police on Friday arrested a functionary of a trust running it in connection with charges of violation of norms.

Shiv Sena MPs to attend PM's high tea

Political circles are agog with speculation that PM Narendra Modi and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray may meet when the former visits Mumbai on Saturday for the inauguration of a private hospital or at New Delhi on Sunday when the PM is hosting a dinner for NDA allies.

Choppergate: CBI may seek info from Singapore

The CBI, which is probing receipt of alleged kickbacks in the Rs. 3,600 crore VVIP AgustaWestland deal, is likely to send Letters Rogatory (LR) to authorities in Singapore and Seychelles to seek details regarding certain monetary transactions under its scanner. The Seychelles and Singapore connections have emerged in the probe for the first time.

PM Modi's Siachen visit a masterstroke: analysts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, was a strategic step that went beyond bonding with Indians soldiers to also send a message to Pakistan amid escalating tensions between the nuclear armed rivals, analysts and political observers say.

Govt invites applications for a fresh face as information commissioner

In a sign that the government wants to go for a fresh face to head the transparency watchdog, the Modi government on Friday evening called for applications from eligible aspirants for the next hief information commissioner’s post.

Godse should have killed Nehru, says Kesari edit

 The RSS mouthpiece in Kerala ‘Kesari’  has stirred a hornet’s nest carrying a controversial article written by a BJP leader suggesting that Nathuram Godse should have killed Jawaharlal Nehru instead of Mahatma Gandhi.

Ebola: Indian CRPF peacekeeper to be quarantined for 21 days after Liberia stint

A CRPF woman peacekeeper is returning from Ebola-hit Liberia to attend her sister’s marriage soon and the force has decided not to count the 21-day mandatory quarantine period as part of her sanctioned leave.

Nehru, Netaji aide was Soviet agent, files reveal

ACN Nambiar, a key aide of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was a Soviet agent in the 1920s, secret British files declassified on Friday suggest.

Delhi: Spike in pollution sends elderly, kids to hospital

Figures released by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Friday showed that the levels of five major pollutants were five to eight times higher than prescribed limits on Diwali.

Bomb threat puts India's airports on alert

Kochi International Airport in Kerala was put on high alert on Friday after threat received by the Airport Authority of India office in Kolkata. Soon after the alert, security was tightened in and around the airport.

Mary Kom makes a clean sweep, joins Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Champion boxer MC Mary Kom joined the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) on Friday, sweeping and cleaning the streets in Imphal.

NIA chief oversees Burdwan case probe

The director general of National Investigation Agency (NIA) visited Burdwan and Murshidabad areas linked to the terror elements and also made an aerial survey to understand the geography and how close/accessible these spots were from the Indo-Bangladesh border.
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