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HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014

India

Report of jihad links a conspiracy: AIUDF

The Central intelligence agency report on how perfume baron and Assam Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Maulana Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) has been promoting jihadi activities in Assam, which was leaked to the media, sent ripples across the state.

Forest Rights Act diluted for projects

Continuing with its business-friendly regulatory changes, the Narendra Modi government has brought in a key change diminishing the applicability of watershed Forest Rights Act (FRA) for seeking statutory forest clearance for projects.

Over 15,000 relocated in Gujarat ahead of Nilofar

More than 15,000 people were on Wednesday shifted to safer locations from coastal areas of Gujarat, which are likely to be hit by cyclone Nilofar on Saturday, presently some 870 km away.

India plans to buy ship to boost polar research

In what can be a major boost to India’s polar research, the Union cabinet Wednesday decided to buy a ship that can operate in Antarctic continent regions.

Jalandhar mob plays judge, ties up and assaults Africans for 'stealing'

At a time a debate is raging on hate crimes following Africans nationals in Delhi crying discrimination, the case has hogged the headlines for the treatment meted out to the youth.

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.
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