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HindustanTimes Wed,03 Sep 2014

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Shadow of jailed Italian marines over big, fat Indian wedding

A lavish wedding of the children of super-rich Indian families is scheduled this week in a coastal town in south Italy. But, the occasion has been overshadowed by the ongoing row over two Italian marines lodged in an Indian jail.

Pak national attacks cops on way to border, rearrested

A Pakistani national, who was being taken to the Atari border for deportation, was rearrested in Mohanlalganj in Lucknow on Monday night after he attacked the police personnel accompanying him.

Aussie PM visit: Pact on uranium supply likely

India and Australia are set to step up their ties in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three focus areas — skill development, urban management and science and technology.

Centre fast-tracks roads along China border, eases green rules

The government plans to embark on a major road-building exercise to counter security threats both along the China border as well as in Maoist-affected areas within the country. And it has relaxed environment norms to a great extent to facilitate this.

Posturing for seats sees BJP toughen stand against Sena

For past two weeks, a tussle is on between the Shiv Sena and the BJP with the erstwhile small brother — the BJP — mounting pressure on the former to revise the existing seat-sharing agreement and concede more assembly seats.

Death penalty review plea decision a ‘welcome move’

As the Supreme Court opened another window of hope for death row convicts by allowing open court hearings of their review petitions, activists and legal fraternity welcomed it saying, 'There should be absolute and full transparency in dealing with an irreversible decision like the death penalty.'

Saharanpur calm, cautious before by-elections

The July riots that were an aftermath of a dispute over a gurdwara, has created a communal divide. As of now, the Sikhs and the Muslims are desperately waiting for the bypolls to get over as they believe politicians will again try to create cracks.

IAF can’t afford delay in Rafale deal: Air chief

Air chief marshal Arup Raha has said that it is critical to keep the $25 billion (Rs 1,50,000 crore) French Rafale fighter deal on schedule as the IAF cannot afford any more delays.

China has grand plans for Jinping’s India visit

India is looking at China to make announcements about large-scale investments during President Xi Jinping’s expectedly high-profile visit to New Delhi later this month, commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman indicated on Tuesday.

Arun Jaitley undergoes diabetes management surgery

Finance minister Arun Jaitley underwent on Tuesday a planned diabetes management surgery at a private hospital here and was recovering well.

Tatra case: HC notice to CBI on Tejinder's bail plea

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the CBI on the bail plea of Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder  Singh, who was taken into custody after a court rejected his bail plea over allegations that he offered bribe to then army chief Gen VK Singh for clearing 'sub-standard' Tatra trucks for the army.

‘Explosive material’ in CBI chief's guest register: NGO

A Delhi-based NGO on Tuesday levelled fresh allegations in the Supreme Court against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Ranjit Sinha in the 2G spectrum allocation case, saying that top executives of a company under investigation had met him many times in the past 15 months when the agency continued to probe the scam.

BJP legislator demands dress code for men on Goa beaches

A senior Goa BJP legislator demanded dress code for men on the beaches. He said men should be in proper swim wear and not shabby garments which give a pathetic look.

Tamil Nadu: Two men killed, their heads chopped off

A group of unidentified persons killed two men, chopped their heads off and dumped the severed heads outside a hospital at Chidambaram, some 230 km from state capital Chennai in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Balancing ties with both Japan, China PM's biggest challenge

Narendra Modi’s praise of Japan as the country that 'has done more for modernising India’s infrastructure' than any other is about as fervent as it gets in his foreign policy vision.
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