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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

India

Haryana govt in rush to give licences before polls

With assembly polls likely in a couple of months, the Haryana government seems to be in a hurry to issue licences to private-sector developers before the model code of conduct kicks in.

Science is universal, tech must be local: Modi

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon Indian Institutes of Technology to provide local technical solutions in order to reduce dependence on the West.

Two vaccines work better for polio eradication: Study

A study done in India by researchers of the WHO and published in international journal Science on Friday shows that polio vaccine would be most effective when both the oral and injectable doses are used simultaneously.

Govt junks Qureshi's claim of being asked to quit

The government denied on Friday claims made by Uttrakhand governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an 'appropriate response' will be filed before the Supreme Court soon.

Congress to head House panel on law, home

The BJP is set to chair several key parliamentary standing committees while the Congress has been denied its top choice of heading the human resource education panel.

TN: Boy's hand chopped off for 'disrespecting' elder

Police said that the main accused, Krishnan, husband of the president of the village panchayat, was incensed by the boy’s alleged disrespect by sitting crossed legged in his presence.

High-level panel seeks overhaul of family laws

Supporting uniformity in the minimum age for marriage for boys and girls (18 years), the panel set up by the UPA government recommended the passing of a 'central enactment' for registration of marriages that is 'applicable to all religious groups'.

Golaghat curfew lifted for 12 hours

The law and order situation in Assam’s Golaghat district improved on Friday and, as a result, the indefinite curfew was lifted for 12 hours (6 am to 6 pm).

Cong should accept Speaker's decision on LoP issue: Rajnath

Home minister Rajnath Singh asked the Congress on Friday to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha.

‘Soft Hindutva’ plank for 2016 polls

The sizeable vote-share gains in the parliamentary polls have infused the BJP with optimism about its political fortunes in Kerala, a state where it is yet to open its account, both in the 140-member assembly and the 20 Lok Sabha seats.

Modi warms up Hooda with a cup of tea after Kaithal hooting

In a move to bring down the political temperatures over the booing of non-BJP chief ministers at functions attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the PM on Friday invited Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda for tea.

Mulayam trying hard to recapture west UP

Mulayam Singh Yadav, the canny king of twists and turns, is now trying to swim to the surface, without making any waves, of course, after the drubbing his party received in the last Lok Sabha polls.

Prohibition plan: Cheers to jeers from opposite camps in Kerala

A day after Kerala announced its decision to impose total prohibition, a group of housewives marched into the room of chief minister Oommen Chandy and thanked him.

Chennai for some, Madras for some: A City for everyone

Like every city, Chennai has two sides. But the city itself never discriminates. Everything depends on your choice. While Chennai is a city, Madras is an emotion.

Pak targets two BoPs, villages in Jammu, civilians injured

Violating the ceasefire for the 14th time in the past 12 days, Pakistani troops on Friday targeted two border out posts and border hamlets injuring a villager and damaging some houses along the International Border in Jammu sector drawing retaliation from Indian troops.
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