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HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014

India

Bangalore: Man booked under Section 377 after wife complains to cops

A woman’s complaint against her software engineer husband prompted the police to arrest the man and book him under the controversial Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalises gay sex, prescribing a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for indulging in “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”.

Govt may bring changes to land act in winter session of Parliament

To kick-start stalled development projects and remove investment bottlenecks, the government is expected to make changes to the land acquisition act during the winter session that opens on November 24.

Delhi-bound train escaped firebomb attack in Sept

A re-run of the Samjhauta Express firebombing was averted on the first day of Navratra last month when a powerful incendiary IED was detected and disposed of from a passenger train in Rewari, Haryana, counter-terror sources told HT.

End legal hassles for those helping accident victims: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to issue an order within three months to insulate from legal and procedural hassles those who come to the aid of road-accident victims.

Minority govt possible in Delhi, says SC

Terming lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung's move to talk to all political parties on forming a government in Delhi as 'positive', the Supreme Court has give him time till November 11.

Australia: Gurdwara in target of anti-Islamic slurs

A newly-built Sikh gurdwara has been vandalised and painted with obscene messages and anti-Islamic slurs in Australia's Perth city.

Mayaram moved from tourism to minority affairs

The Narendra Modi government has cancelled its previous order of appointment of Arvind Mayaram as tourism secretary. Now he has been posted as secretary, minority affairs ministry while Lalit Panwar to be new secretary tourism.

Modi ordinance to save textile mill land worth Rs. 200 bn

The ordinance makes it clear that the National Textile Corporation (NTC) only holds the land as a custodian for the Centre and bars the corporation's eviction from properties after expiry of the original lease.

Bengal: Naqvi held briefly during Birbhum visit

Bengal's home department had this morning sent a fax to the BJP office in Kolkata, asking the politicians not to enter violence-hit Makra where Section 144 has been imposed.

HC seeks replies from Centre, ED on Khaitan's bail plea

The Delhi high court on Thursday sought response of the Centre and the Enforcement Directorate on the bail plea of businessman Gautam Khaitan, arrested last month in a money laundering case related to the Rs. 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal.

Kerala HC upholds liquor ban, 700 bars to be shut

The Kerala high court on Thursday upheld the Oommen Chandy government's partial liquor ban by ruling that nearly 700 bars across the state would be shut down.

Srinagar: Separatist leader Yasin Malik arrested

Separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik, who has called for a boycott of the coming Jammu and Kashmir elections, was Thursday taken into preventive custody in Srinagar.

India can grow at 8-9%; good governance key: FM

India has the capacity to grow at 8-9% and good governance would make economic expansion 'more exuberant', finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.

Al Qaeda leaflets talk of Bengal caliphate

Intelligence officials in West Bengal have found a purported al Qaeda pamphlet, which talks about establishing an ISIS-style Islamic caliphate in Bangladesh – one that eventually includes several eastern and northeastern Indian states.

It’s an utterly, butterly ‘turf war’ as Amul enters UP

UP is all set to witness a ‘milk war’ with the state’s homegrown dairy leader Parag getting ready to take on Amul. The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd will set up four modern milk processing plants following a personal invite by CM Akhilesh Yadav.
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