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HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

India

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.

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.

AAP leaders welcome Modi's Diwali gesture

The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday came out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's gesture of celebrating Diwali with soldiers at Siachen.

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire on Diwali

Pakistan Rangers opened fire on border outposts in Jammu on Friday night but the Indian forces showed restraint and did not retaliate.

In pics: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

From India to as far as the UK, people across the globe celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Here's a look at how the festivities played out through Thursday.

Peace with China not at cost of honour: Rajnath

Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that India wants peace with China but that cannot come at the cost of honour. "We want peace with honour. Peace cannot come at the cost of honour," he said, referring to the recent border row with China.

PM Modi celebrates Diwali with Siachen troops

On a daylong visit to J-K, Narendra Modi announced a slew of measures, including a special package of Rs745 crore from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund on Thursday, for the flood-affected people in the state.

Bangalore rape: cops play safe, detain man but no arrests yet

Bangalore police have arrested a staff member of  the nursery school where a three-year-old girl was raped earlier this week.

Diwali shocker: Haryana paanwala gets Rs. 132 crore power bill

A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs. 132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs. 132.29 crore for the month of October.

Barmer: Seven killed after cracker shop catches fire

Seven persons, including a shop owner and his two sons, were killed when a fire broke out in a fire-cracker shop in Rajasthan's Barmer district.

Karunakaran's kin press for action in Isro spy case

Kerala High Court's recent order in the Isro espionage case has prompted family members of former chief minister and late Congress stalwart K Karunakaran to revive their demand for action against the three police officials who had conducted the probe into the scandal.
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