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HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

India

Ahead of Obama trip, US delegation to visit India

In the run-up to US President Barack Obama’s two day trip to the Capital in January, Washington is sending a nine-member delegation headed by Puneet Talwar, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs in December to finalise a set of “transformative defence technologies” for India under the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI).

France visa for Indians now in 48 hours

In a bid to increase the number of Indian tourists to France, the French government on Thursday made key announcements on visas and launched an app — ‘Chalo Paris’ for travellers.

Home ministry set to relax rules on intercepting, monitoring calls

The Union home ministry has stepped in to restore powers of state law enforcement agencies to intercept or monitor calls and messages on phones registered and operating in other states for a period of seven days in emergency situations, sources told HT.

Badaun fallout: Families mull SC route, Akhilesh blames media

Families of two teenage girls found hanged from a tree in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district in May said on Thursday they would go to the Supreme Court and appeal to the Prime Minister after the CBI concluded the cousins had committed suicide and were not raped or murdered.

BJP releases 'vision document', chooses not to annoy separatists

The Bharatiya Janata Party's 'vision document' related to Jammu and Kashmir has skirted many contentious issues, particularly the fight against separatism in the Valley.

Indian govt wants friendly ties with Pakistan: BJP

The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Thursday said its government at the Centre wants friendly relations with Pakistan, but there was no reciprocation to the peace overtures from the other side.

'Never talked about bringing black money in 100 days'

Government on Thursday insisted in Lok Sabha that it had never claimed that all the black money stashed abroad would be brought back within 100 days even as opposition continued to target it over the issue.

In pics: Modi, Sharif cold shoulders to handshakes at Saarc

Cold vibes gave way to rare warmth on Thursday as PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif shook hands twice during the course of the day at the 18th Saarc summit.

Shiv Sena may join government: Fadnavis

Nearly a month after the Shiv Sena opted to sit in the opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party is preparing to welcome its former ally to join the Maharashtra government, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis indicated in Mumbai Thursday.

Now black shawls to raise black money issue in Lok Sabha

After black umbrellas, it was black shawls that Trinamool Congress members used in Lok Sabha on Thursday to rake up the issue of black money.

Sajad Lone in fray, his separatist father-in-law dubs polls 'drama'

While son-in-law Sajad Lone, who heads Peoples Conference, is canvassing door-to-door for votes, Pakistan-based separatist father-in-law Amanullah Khan describes elections "a drama that every sane person can understand is being held under the barrel of gun".

Congress provided life support to Omar's anarchic rule: Mehbooba

Accusing Congress of "sowing the seeds of divisive and communal politics" in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said it can't wash its hands off the morass of J-K's political uncertainty and economic instability.

2010 summer agitation haunts me; I made mistakes: Omar Abdullah

In the midst of a tough electoral battle, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah takes time off to speak to Hindustan Times about the mistakes he made and what he could have done differently in his six-year tenure.

IAF ‘Jumbo’ Majumdar’s medals unsold in UK auction

A unique set of material including medals and flying logbooks of Wing Commander Karun Krishna ‘Jumbo’ Majumdar – widely recognised as the father of Indian Air Force – remained unsold at an auction held here on Wednesday.

Saarc summit salvaged after Modi-Sharif handshake

The handshake showed the utility and weakness of the Saarc platform. It got two leaders who haven’t been on talking terms together. But the fact that a mere handshake draws so much attention is a testament to the long way Delhi and Islamabad, and Saarc, have to go.
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