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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

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Pakistan executes 2 militants after lifting moratorium on death penalty

Pakistan on Friday hanged two militants as it began executing those on death row in the wake of the moratorium on the death penalty being lifted following the Peshawar school massacre.

BJP no match for us politically: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that she did not consider the BJP a political threat in her state, saying the party was using the CBI against her because it posed no challenge to the Trinamool Congress.

Majeed released from the IS on ‘formal leave’: NIA

Majeed, an engineer from Kalyan, near Mumbai, is a hardcore jihadist who wanted to come to India during his ‘leave’ to marry his girlfriend and recruit youth for IS.

Mumbai: Aided schools may hike fees to put in place security measures

Authorities of Mumbai’s government-aided schools said they cannot afford to beef up their security, as required by the police, unless they hike the fees or receive a special grant from the government.

Special Chennai-Mumbai, Pune-Goa CR trains for stranded Spicejet fliers

In a relief to passengers who are stranded because of cancellation of Spicejet flights, the Central Railway has announced a special train to Chennai from Mumbai, and another from Pune to Goa.

Mumbai: Indore man tries to sell 19-yr-old colleague for Rs. 3 lakh, held

A 24-year-old from Indore, who got his colleague to Mumbai on the pretext of a job at an event management firm and allegedly tried to trade her for Rs. 3 lakh, was recently arrested from south Mumbai.

Mumbai: 5 upcoming biz hubs will rise as smart cities

To woo more investors and get premium pricing for land, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to transform all upcoming commercial hubs into smart cities.

Mumbai: Boy's fingers crushed in roti-making machine

A 13-year-old boy’s fingers were crushed after he allegedly inserted his hand in a roti-making machine at a children’s remand home in Dongri.

Mumbai school kids sweep up sea of garbage at Chimbai beach

Instead of the usual garbage-strewn stretch they spot from their windows every morning, the Chimbai beach on Friday was bustling with school children, who wielded brooms with great zeal as they cleaned up the beach.

Lakhvi arrest staged, Abu Jundal told police

Abu Jundal, the only Indian operative to be present in LeT’s control room in Karachi, had told the Mumbai police in 2012 that Lakhvi’s arrest was stage managed by certain elements in the Pakistan Army, who support LeT.

PM Narendra Modi top rated policy-maker, says Harvard survey

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has edged out US President Barak Obama and other world leaders to be rated as the world’s top policy maker, according to a new report of Harvard’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government.

Nothing to be missed in lost Vadra-DLF deal file pages

The missing pages from a file related to the controversial Gurgaon land deal between realty giant DLF and Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, contained nothing that someone would want to destroy.

Rs. 6,000 crore meant for Vidarbha were diverted: Fadnavis

Maharashtra CM on Friday claimed that the previous Congress-NCP government deprived Vidarbha region of over Rs. 6,000 crore of development funds despite the directives from the governor.

CAG says submarines hit by delay in buying spares

The comptroller and auditor general (CAG) on Friday slammed the government for unreasonable delays in projects that compromised the navy's ability to fully exploit its Russian-origin Kilo-class submarines and also hit the training of air force pilots.

Maharashtra govt to come up with forest protection plan

The Maharashtra government was preparing a foolproof plan to protect forest assets, forest and finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar stated in the state legislative council in Nagpur.
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