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HindustanTimes Thu,27 Nov 2014

India

'Don’t shy off debates with Opposition'

In what would mark a sharp contrast from the approach of the previous regimes that sought to avoid debates on contentious issues in Parliament leading to prolonged logjams, PM Modi has instructed the ruling party’s floor managers to accept all reasonable demands for discussions that the Opposition wants.

Badaun girls committed suicide, CBI says after five-month probe

According to the FIR of the UP police, the two Dalit cousins were allegedly gang-raped and murdered, and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree a day after they went missing on May 27.

‘Govt has open mind on review of UPSC exam’

The government has an open mind on the review of the civil services examination conducted by the UPSC and will take a decision only after getting the feedback from the political parties, a senior Union minister said on Wednesday.

BSF Additional D-G is top contender for SPG chief post

BSF additional director general KK Sharma has emerged as one of the top contenders for the post of new Special Protection Group (SPG) chief that guards the Prime Minister and ex-PMs.

SC upholds death for man who raped and killed minor

In a case of rape and murder of a minor girl, the Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a 53-year-old man, holding it wasn’t possible for him to reform or rehabilitate if he was imprisoned for life.

Chinese dam project worries India

Concerns are being raised in India as the Chinese have completed the first hydro-electric project of 510 MW in the middle reaches of Brahmaputra — called the Zangmu dam in Tibet — for which construction had begun in 2010.

I’m finally home: Khushboo on joining Congress

Months after she quit the DMK, actor-turned-politician Khushboo on Wednesday joined the Congress, bringing some cheer to the demoralised party which is still trying to recover from the jolt it received from the exit of former Union minister GK Vasan.

‘Vulgar’ Comedy Central channel goes off air

Entertainment channel Comedy Central was taken off air for six days on Wednesday after a Delhi high court upheld the information and broadcasting ministry’s 2013 decision for a 10-day ban for airing ‘obscene and vulgar’ content.

Congress faces uphill battle in J-K polls

The Congress party faces an uphill battle in Jammu and Kashmir, months after it suffered humiliating losses in the Lok Sabha and assembly polls, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gaining ground and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expected to emerge as the single largest party.

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.
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