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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

India

UP: Dalit girl burnt alive; names ‘stalker’ before dying

A 17-year-old Dalit girl was burnt alive, allegedly by her neighbour, who was reportedly stalking and harassing her, and three others in a Uttar Pradesh village on Saturday.

Padmanabhaswamy temple audit to take 5-6 months: Rai

The special audit of the properties of Kerala's famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, which is facing allegations of financial irregularities, is expected to be completed in the next five to six months.

After 300 days of sleep, Mangalyaan engine will wake up tomorrow

Two days ahead of the D-day when MOM enters into Mars atmosphere, Indian Space Research Organisation scientists will carry out a crucial test that will determine the future plan of the mission.

Mayank Gandhi booked for abetting sexual abuse

Aam Aadmi Party leader Mayank Gandhi was among the six persons booked here after a 21-year-old female party volunteer filed a criminal complaint against them, police said on Saturday.

UPSC shifts NDA and NA exam centre to Jammu

All candidates who had opted for Srinagar centre to appear in the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) examination will now have to take the test from Jammu, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

2G: Govt orders appointment of permanent ED officer

Acting on the directions of the Supreme Court, the government has issued fresh orders for permanent appointment of an enforcement directorate officer in the agency who has been tasked with the probe into the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Flying high: India country of honour at French kite festival

The blue-green Atlantic sea, flanked by sheer white cliffs on one side and a port on the other, made a beautiful setting for Le Festival International de Cerf-Volant de Dieppe, or the International Dieppe Kite Festival. India was the country of honour this year along with Indonesia, another kite flying country.

Badaun rape: Girl’s relative under CBI lens

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken a relative of the two teenage girls allegedly raped and murdered in UP’s Badaun district in May under its scanner. He had allegedly deleted key data — suspected to be linked to the crime — from the mobile phone of one of the victims.

India-Africa meet deferred due to Ebola

The India-Africa Summit, which was scheduled to be attended by 54 countries in December, has been deferred this year due to the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Soon, states may allow townships near sanctuaries

In a boost to the real estate sector, the environment ministry may soon allow state governments to take a call on setting up new townships, information technology and developmental parks near tiger reserves, national parks, eco-sensitive zones and critically polluted areas.

Most wanted: Maoists beat terrorists in bounty stakes

Dawood Ibrahim is no longer India’s most wanted man. That title now belongs to top Maoist leader Ganapathy, who carries a Rs. 2.52-crore bounty on his head that is 10 times and above the Rs. 15 lakh offered for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused.

Modi, Hasina to have first meeting in US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on September 27 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. This will be their first interaction as Hasina was unable to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in May.

Kashmir youth joining militants: Army report

The insurgency in Kashmir is changing course to thrive on more homegrown militants, rather than foreign fighters, with social media as a rampant and virtually unchecked tool, an assessment of the army has said.

IAF AN-32 crashlands in Chandigarh, 9 injured

An IAF AN-32 transport aircraft was involved in a 'hard landing' on Saturday at the Chandigarh airfield sparking a minor fire and leaving nine people on board including the four-member crew with minor injuries.

Is aggression a China ploy to keep India in check?

An escalation of the border dispute may, in reality, reflect Beijing's more deep-seated concern about a restive generation of Tibetans growing up in India that their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, does not control.
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