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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

India

RSS chief asks Hindus to collect money for tribals

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday called upon Hindus in Delhi to contribute funds and extend financial assistance to tribals so they wouldn't be 'lured' to Christianity.

Failure of spy agencies in three countries resulted in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Report

In a glaring intelligence failure, spy agencies in the US, Britain and India failed to join the dots gathered during high-tech surveillance which could have averted the 26/11 attacks, an investigative report said.

Conversion row triggers din in House again

Opposition parties disrupted both Houses of Parliament Monday, demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on alleged religious conversions by VHP and other saffron organisations.

Highway toll may be exempted for pvt vehicles

The Nitin Gadkari-led road transport and highways ministry's plan to spare buses and non-commercial vehicles from paying toll would cost the exchequer Rs. 27,000 crore over a five-year period between 2014 and 2019.

UN panel calls Hafiz Saeed 'sahib'; India objects

Perturbed over calling 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed as 'sahib' by a UN Security Council panel, India will seek a clarification on the issue from the world body.

Govt in no rush to bring in anti-conversion law, says consensus needed

The RSS and the BJP have tried to use the political row over forced religious conversions to raise the pitch for an anti-conversion bill, but the government is in no mood to oblige them immediately.

BJP MPs among 200 yet to adopt villages

More than two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY) and asked MPs to adopt villages for their holistic development, nearly 200 MPs are dragging their feet.

Riding the hashtag trend

India's social media users - like users globally - have certainly taken to the hashtag, with topics they trend on spanning sports, celebrities, entertainment, major events and big social issues.

Ensure child rights in new constitution, Satyarthi requests Nepal

Kailash Satyarthi requested Nepal's lawmakers to include child rights in the country's new constitution. He stated the new constitution should be child-friendly and should incorporate universal values like love, freedom and equality.

Sonia Gandhi still in hospital, but stable

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday with lower respiratory tract infection, is stable.

Exit poll predicting Congress' defeat groundless, party says

Flaying the exit polls which have predicted a washout of the Congress in the just concluded state assembly elections, the party today termed these results as "baseless and unscientific".

VHP president Togadia urges Hindus to unite

President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Praveen Togadia speaking at the Hindu Conclave organised by the VHP urged Hindus in India to unite at Chhola ground on Sunday.

30 Christians 'converted' by VHP in Kerala

The VHP on Sunday claimed to have converted at least 30 Christians in a ghar wapsi ceremony in Alappuzha district, adding that 150 more families would be welcomed into the Hindu fold in the run up to Christmas.

PDP says will need support of every party, including BJP

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said it was confident of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own.

Amid harsh chill, Kashmir politicos sweat in anticipation of results

As Kashmir slipped into the harshest 40-day spell of the winter on Sunday, the political barometer rose amidst a flurry of exit polls predicting the winner of marathon elections to the state assembly.
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