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HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014

India

JMM, party of poor tribals, inducts Ivy League man

JMM, a political party that associates itself largely with poor, illiterate and ignorant tribespeople, on Tuesday drafted in a Harvard educated, upper caste non-Jharkhandi to boost its profile ahead of the state assembly elections.

UK couple found dead in Agra hotel, another robbed in Varanasi

A British couple was found dead in a hotel on Tuesday morning with medicines strewn all over the room, indicating drug overdose as the cause of deaths.

India braces for war on Ebola

India has identified 10 additional labs to test for the Ebola virus and a four-member rapid response team from each state to isolate and trace people suspected to have Ebola that has killed over 4,500 people worldwide.

Disclosure of black money account holders will embarrass Cong: Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hit back at Congress saying the party will be embarrassed once the names of people holding illicit foreign accounts are made public.

India closely monitoring IS, al Qaeda activities: NSA

Ajit Doval, in his very first public interaction, Tuesday said the government is 'closely monitoring' the activities of the al Qaeda and IS and if it finds the relationship between the two evolving to harm India then the government would take a 'very, very serious view' of it.

India and Nepal ink agreement on power trade

Nepal’s energy secretary Rajendra Kishore Kshatri and his Indian counterpart Pradeep Kumar Sinha signed the document at a function held at Singha Darbar, the official seat of Nepal government.

AP: Cracker factory explosion toll climbs to 17

The toll in the explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit at Vakatippa village in East Godavari district rose to 17 on Tuesday with six more persons succumbing to burns at a local hospital, police said.

Can't rule out possibility of terror attack: Rajnath

In an advisory, the ministry on Monday said that the country has recently witnessed communal incidents in many places during the festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga Puja.

Mamata's brother denies assaulting zoo staffer

Police complaints have been lodged against the younger brother of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for beating up a security guard of Alipore Zoo on Monday evening.

RSS unwilling to drop love jihad from its agenda

The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh is unwilling to drop the issue of ‘love jihad’ from its agenda despite the Meerut fiasco where a young woman went back on her allegation of gang rape and conversion.

Diwali in Srinagar: PM Narendra Modi's gesture to flood victims

In a gesture of support to flood victims in J-K, the PM will spend this Diwali in Srinagar. He had made a similar gesture earlier in 2001, when he, as Gujarat CM, had spent Diwali with earthquake victims in Bhuj.

World needs UN convention on terrorism: Doval

National security adviser tells gathering of strategic experts greater convergence between states is needed to fight terrorism.

Kidnapped Indian girl rescued from Nepal

A 10-year-old Indian girl who was kidnapped last month from Bihar has been rescued from her captors in Nepal.

In pics: Hudhud takes the green sheen off Vizag

A week after Cyclone Hudhud hit them head-on damaging almost every house and establishment, what is hurting the people of Visakhapatnam more is the loss of the green cover the city took pride and shelter in.

Land grab complaints back to haunt Yeddyurappa

Karnataka high court orders Shimoga special lokayukta court to investigate two complaints in which the former chief minister has been accused of illegally acquiring two large tracts of land in his home district.
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