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HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

India

Pak violates ceasefire along IB before Modi's arrival

There was also a fresh gunbattle on Friday morning between security forces and terrorists in the Arnia sector in which a fourth militant, who was holed up in a bunker, was shot dead.

AMU warns Smriti Irani of 'massive unrest'

AMU V-C on Friday wrote to HRD minister Smriti Irani, warning of 'communal conflagration' if the BJP goes ahead with plans to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap in the varsity premises.

Islamic State recruit from Kalyan back home, agencies to question

Areeb Majeed who joined IS, returned to Mumbai on Friday morning. HT had first reported that Areeb, who was earlier thought to be killed in an air strike, was alive and had called his father seeking his help to return home.

'Govt believes Indians abducted by IS are alive'

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj Friday said the government has not given up hope on the Indians missing in Iraq, adding that the reports of them having been killed are not confirmed.

Modi returns home, says 'Thank You, Kathmandu'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night returned here after a three-day visit to Nepal where he attended the SAARC summit and held bilateral talks with leaders of a host of neighboring countries.

DDA goes for image makeover with luxury houses in west Delhi

The DDA is going to build its first luxury housing project in the Capital that promises all high-end amenities that one sees in housing complexes of reputed private builders. While offering top-notch facilities, DDA promises to keep the price affordable.

HRD ministry defends dropping German as third language

The Centre on Thursday defended its stand in the Supreme Court to discontinue German as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas on the ground it violated the National Policy on Education and the National Curriculum framework.

Can’t hastily reveal black money names, says Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley told Parliament on Thursday the government would not indulge in “bravado” to hastily reveal names of people with illegal money abroad because this would only help the tax evaders, but a noisy Opposition walked out.

Nursery admissions: HC quashes guidelines by L-G

Delhi HC quashed the guidelines issued by the lieutenant governor last year on nursery admissions in the Capital saying they violated the fundamental right of school management of maximum autonomy.

CAG pulls up railways for inconsistent records

Coming down heavily on the Indian Railways for deviating from its own set of rules and regulations as laid down in the financial code and engineering code (FCEC), the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said that in the absence of records, the national auditor was unable to ascertain expenditures incurred while executing the projects.

Economic historian Tapan Raychaudhuri passes away

Tapan Raychaudhuri, one of India’s foremost economic and social historians passed away on Wednesday aged 88, leaving behind several colleagues, admirers and former students in India, Oxford and elsewhere who benefited from his guidance over decades.

BJP adamant on holding Amit Shah's Kolkata rally

The BJP said it would go ahead with its rally in front of Victoria House in Kolkata, to be addressed by party national president Amit Shah on November 30, despite the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and West Bengal Fire Services Department refusal to allow it.

US Congressman condoles Murli Deora’s death in letter to Milind

The chairman of the powerful US Congressional Foreign Relations Committee, Ed Royce, has condoled the death of former Union minister Murli Deora, who passed away in Mumbai on November 24, and said he will be missed in India and as a friend to the United States.

Congress-led alliance falling apart in Jharkhand

The alliance between the Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal (United) in Jharkhand has fallen apart at the seams in the ongoing assembly elections, with all three parties fielding candidates against each other and fighting more seats than agreed under an informal pre-poll deal.

Saarc endeavours hampered by K-issue, can play a role: Mufti

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Thursday said the Saarc can realise its full potential only if pestering issues between India and Pakistan are settled amicably and stressed it can play a role in the resolution process.
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