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HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014

India

Congress releases manifesto in Haryana

Congress on Wednesday released its election manifesto for the October 15 polls, attempting to woo farmers and other sections, even as chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda promised to put the state on higher growth trajectory.

Govt notices to 10,331 NGOs for not filing returns

In a major crackdown under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), the Union home ministry has issued notices to 10,331 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for not submitting their annual returns between 2009 and 2012.

Setback for AAP as Damania quits party posts

In a serious setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its state convenor and irrigation scam whistleblower Anjali Damani quit the party posts on Tuesday, deciding to distance herself from the political outfit.

Muslim personal law is 'unjust': Katju

Press Council of India chairperson Markandey Katju on Tuesday favoured a uniform civil law in the country, saying the Muslim personal law is 'unjust' as it treats women as 'inferior'.

Independence not a commodity, Gandhi to Scotland

Days after Scotland’s 18 September referendum, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi travelled to Edinburgh to say that independence was not just about having a constitution and a parliament of one’s own, but ultimately it was about being able to express one’s view without fear.

13 killed, 45 injured in train collision in Uttar Pradesh

At least 13 passengers were killed and 45 injured when two trains collided sideways near Gorakhpur railway station in UP on Tuesday night. Later on Wednesday, railway minister Sadananda Gowda visited the spot and met the injured.

Bareilly: Three officers killed in army chopper crash

An army helicopter on Wednesday crashed moments after taking off from an airbase in Bareilly, killing the two pilots and an engineer.

National Herald: Sonia, Rahul pleas hearing Nov 3

The Delhi high court will Wednesday decide on the petitions filed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi challenging the summons issued to them in the National Herald case.

Jayalalithaa stays in jail, protests continue to rage in Tamil Nadu

Former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa on Wednesday refused to meet O Panneerselvam, the man she has entrusted with the job of holding the CM's chair until she gets the relief she's hoping for from the court.

A vanishing tribe: Delhi's Durga makers need prayers

Artists say the demand for idols is rising, but the compensation is not adequate for the sheer amount of hard work they put in. They are trying to keep the art intact; say the younger generation is unwilling to take up the profession.

Mega block: Gauge conversion to cut off 74 lakh people in NE

From Wednesday, 74.24 lakh people in Mizoram, Tripura and four districts of Assam will be terrestrially cut off for six months. The reason: Northeast Frontier Railway’s (NFR) final push for gauge conversion on ‘India’s toughest hill section’.

Jaya conviction an internal Indian issue: Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan government on Wednesday declined to comment on the conviction of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in disproportionate assets case, calling it an internal matter of India.

India promises US to check youth joining ISIS

India is not going to join "any coalition" in the ongoing fight against the dreaded ISIS group in West Asia but agreed to work with the US to deal with the "major issue" of flight of radicalised people to that region for terror strikes.

Don’t blame us for Cong-NCP split: Sonia

The alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra was not broken by Rahul Gandhi, said Congress president Sonia Gandhi, while responding to allegations by NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

‘Hooda dances to the tune of Gandhi family’

Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah Tuesday kicked up a storm by reportedly accusing Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda  of “dancing to the tune of the Gandhi family”.
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