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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

India

CBI chief's guest list: SC seeks help of SPP

No relief yet for CBI director Ranjit Sinha in the guest list controversy, the Supreme Court has sought the assistance of  the Special Public Prosecutor in the 2G case. The SC has also agreed to hear lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan's plea on why he can't name the whistleblower who provided him the list.

Don't let down Modi: Shiv Sena to Muslims

The Shiv Sena Monday urged Indian Muslims 'not to let down' Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he praised the community for its patriotism and love for the country in an interview.

WB govt to probe Jadavpur University molestation

Trinamool Congress youth president and CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, Abhishek Banerjee, on Monday took a dig at the students’ agitation on his Facebook page, triggering a fresh controversy.

Uneasy questions after Amit Shah visits Gorta, village with violent past

Amit Shah has described his visit to Karnataka's Gorta as an initiative to 'introduce the young generation' to the history of the region which 'would have become Pakistan if it weren’t for Patel'. But the history Shah referred to is bitterly contested.

RSS rewrites history: Dalits 'created' by invaders

Emboldened by the BJP’s success in the Lok Sabha elections, the RSS has intensified its efforts to find and validate a common Hindu thread to unify all groups under one Hindu identity.

‘No plan at all’ to ask for PM-Sharif meet in New York

The possibility of India and Pakistan resuming talks with a high-level political meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York looks very slim with New Delhi unwilling to make ‘the first move’ as insisted by Islamabad.

Dalit woman raped by doctor, compounder in Aligarh

A 22-year-old dalit woman was gang raped by a doctor and compounder when she had gone for treatment to a private nursing home on IIT road in Aligarh on Saturday night.

Declaring inviolate area for mining stalled

The promise of the Narendra Modi government to declare minimalist inviolate (no-mining) green areas to protect pristine forests will not happen soon. The government is struggling to get information on forest areas that are rich water source for rivers and water-bodies.

Situation along LAC tense but under control

The situation along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh remained tense but under control, a government official said on Sunday.

Cong-NCP talks on hold, wait for saffron combine’s decision

The seat-sharing talks between the Congress and the NCP camps are not going well either. The Congress on Sunday ignored the 24-hour ultimatum issued by its ally through senior leader Praful Patel to better its offer of 124 seats.

Centre scales down NDMA members’ authority

The Modi government’s decision to scale down the status of NDMA members this week was aimed at discouraging influential retired civil servants from pulling strings to get a status upgrade at the cost of the country’s disaster preparedness.

Azamgarh ‘poll birds’ set to flock Maharashtra

In a show of strength, several locals and NRIs hailing from Azamgarh, would soon leave for Maharashtra to campaign for Samajwadi Party’s state president Abu Asim Azmi, who hails from Azamgarh.

Only AIR, DD to air breaking news, I&B ministry tells netas

The information and broadcasting ministry has written to all the Union ministries and departments to give all breaking news, relating to government decisions and policy initiatives, only to AIR and Doordarshan before private TV channels and news agencies.

Soon, babus may also work from home

They are already spending longer hours at office but now government officials may soon end up working out of office too. The Narendra Modi government this week lifted a decade-old restriction on the purchase of laptops, notepads and tablets iPads for central government officials.

Jaitley to attend investors meet in London

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley will be the first minister of the Narendra Modi -led BJP government to visit London when he comes here for an investors meet in October, official sources told HT.

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