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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

India

Renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies in Pune, he was 96

World renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundaraja (BKS) Iyengar passed away in Pune wee hours on Wednesday following the poor heart functioning coupled with renal insufficiency, doctors operating him said. He was 96.

PM condoles death of yoga guru BKS Iyengar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday condoled the death of yoga guru BKS Iyenger and said he will be remembered as a fine guru and scholar.

Irom released, family fears for her health

Manipur’s human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a decade-long fast demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), was released from judicial custody following a court order on Wednesday evening.

US in touch with India, Pakistan over resumption of talks

The US, through its embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad, is engaging with the Indian and Pakistani governments on bilateral talks, which the Narendra Modi Government called off while objecting to Pakistan consulting Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting.

2G scam: Court grants bail to Karunanidhi's wife

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, who along with others including former Telecom Minister A Raja, was chargesheeted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a 2G scam-related money laundering case.

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

After a day-long lull, Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire by firing at forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian forces to retaliate.

BJP more worried if Amar 'uncle' returning to SP: Akhilesh

A day after BJP president Amit Shah took a dig at SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav over his meeting with Amar Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said BJP is more worried whether Amar "uncle" is returning to SP's fold or not.

Bihar seeks central assistance to combat floods

Faced with an alarming flood situation, the Bihar government on Wednesday sought central assistance on an emergency basis, even as the floods claimed two more lives in the state in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 17.

'Hooda shared dais with BJP to escape CBI probe'

Indian National Lok Dal leader and MP Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday attacked Haryana Chief Minister Bhupender Singh Hooda, accusing him of sharing the dais with BJP to make sure "there was no CBI probe" against him.

HC stays execution of 2 Kolhapur sisters

In a major relief for two Kolhapur sisters whose mercy pleas were recently rejected by the President, the Bombay high court on Wednesday stayed their execution till disposal of their petition seeking commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment.

Dreams shown by Congress now appear as nightmares to people: BJP

Hitting back at Congress president Sonia Gandhi over her 'false dream' remarks, BJP on Wednesday said Congress has 'befooled' the country by showing 'unfulfilled dreams' which now appear as 'nightmares' to the people.

Pak envoy defends talks with Kashmiri separatists

Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday defended his meetings with Hurriyat leaders over which India called off planned talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries, but said his government was committed to the dialogue process with India.

PM Modi asks DRDO to speed up projects

Against the backdrop of delays in several of its major projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told DRDO to speed up and take initiatives to help ease out the lives of armed forces personnel.

Cong will pressurise govt to pass women's bill: Sonia

Making a strong pitch for women's reservation in Parliament and state Assemblies, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said her party will put 'full pressure' on the NDA government to pass the bill on the issue as soon as possible.

IM planned to send poisoned letters: Delhi Police

Suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives had planned to send letters soaked with poison to kill its targets, says a Delhi Police chargesheet filed in a case relating to an illegal arms factory operated by the terror group.
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