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HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

India

Delhi court views video in Jagdish Tytler-HS Phoolka defamation case

A Delhi court was on Saturday shown a video of the interview given by Congress leader Jagdish Tytler to a news channel in which he had allegedly made defamatory statements against a senior lawyer representing the victims in 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.

NSA Ajit Doval: India must prepare for a two-front war

India has to be prepared for a two-front war and build deterrence that ensures conflict is not an option for its adversaries, said NSA Ajit Doval, while speaking on future threats at the HT Leadership summit on Saturday afternoon.

Mamata dares Centre to impose Prez rule in Bengal

A day after the arrest of an MP of her party in connection with the Saradha scam, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday launched a blistering attack against the Modi government, accusing it of 'selective vendetta' against her and the party and dared the Centre to impose President's rule and arrest her.

'Progressive' Hindu pontiffs and Hindu Right tussle over anti-superstition Bill

Until now, the Karnataka Prevention of Superstition Bill was a point of conflict between the State's atheist CM, Siddaramaiah, and groups such as the Bajrang Dal, RSS and VHP who alleged that the proposal was anti-Hindu.

Jaitley against burdening salaried, middle class with more taxes

Jaitley, who will be presenting his first full fledged budget in February, said that in his last budget he had increased the tax exemption limit from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh and would even raise it further if he had more money.

PM wishes Mulayam on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on his birthday and said he prayed for his long and healthy life.

I am confident my government will run its course: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra CM is confident that the BJP-led government will complete its term and fulfill the promises it has made. He outlines his vision for the state on the sidelines of the 12th HT Leadership Summit on Saturday.

After the tigers are gone in Jaffna

Sri Lanka, from inside a train window, is a sight. Train stations, in muted pastels and peach wait with freshly painted prettiness in the sun. But, public places still bear traces of a war zone even if soldiers are absent.

India has to be ready for two-front war: NSA Ajit Doval

Doval also said the government had received reports of Chinese personnel working in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to build infrastructure and New Delhi had expressed concern to Beijing and Islamabad. 

Modi, I will remain RSS swayamsevaks: Rajnath

Home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday declined to see the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as an “external force”.

Opulence, Sufi music to ring in Samajwadi Party chief  Mulayam's 75 years

A mammoth special fresh fruit cake, a Victorian era buggy flown in from London, flowers from the Netherlands, and Sufi music by the Sabri brothers are set to ring in style the 75th birthday of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday.

Talks on to bring Shiv Sena back on board: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday called the BJP’s estranged ally, the Shiv Sena, a 'friend' as he hinted at talks being held between the two parties for a possible rapprochement. Read: I am confident my govt will run its course: Fadnavis

Obama's visit to India next year a great chance for bolstering ties, say experts

US President Barack Obama's proposed visit to India in January next year is a great opportunity to strengthen and expand bilateral strategic partnership, top American administration officials and experts have said. Obama accepts Modi's invitation

Where old and new media met, converged and argued

The dynamic of synergy and competition between traditional and new media was on display at the HT Leadership Summit on Saturday, when two representatives of each side discussed the evolution of a platform that is seeing a paradigm shift in the delivery of information.

New technique allows ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal

The technique developed by researchers from North Carolina State University uses customised structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called 'aberrating layers.'

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