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HindustanTimes Tue,25 Nov 2014

India

Cab Secy hopeful Masood gets knocked out from the race

Signalling that another senior IAS officer Naved Masood was out of the race for the next cabinet secretary’s post, an appointment panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appointed Punjab cadre Anjuly Chib Duggal as the next corporate affairs when Masood retires.

BJP could be kingmaker, the PDP could gain the most

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to ride the Narendra Modi wave to make inroads into Jammu & Kashmir as the state goes to the polls on Tuesday, but the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) could emerge as the biggest gainer, say analysts.

Kerala: Bird flu outbreak confirmed

Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy has called a high-level meet on Tuesday after a Bhopal-based laboratory confirmed that the recent mass deaths of ducks in Alapuzha were due to avian influenza or bird flu.

Stage set for high-stake J&K polls

As the stage is set for the first phase of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, much seems to be at stake for political parties — both regional as well as national.

First Telangana, now Karnataka blocks TV9

Channel sources told HT that they were to run a major expose against the Siddaramaiah government at 9.30pm in their prime time segment. The channel was taken off air, just before the program was to be aired.

Smriti Irani dismisses reports of astrologer visit

"I realise I contribute to your TRPs and I am glad I could be of help. What I do in my personal life doesn't come under responsibility of media. I appreciate your efforts to keep me in the headlines," Irani said.

Salman exempted from appearance in hit-and-run case for a day

The sessions court in Mumbai exempted Salman Khan from appearance on Monday in the 2002 hit-and-run case after his lawyer pleaded that he was busy shooting for a film.

Cong manifesto more 'Jammu specific'

The Congress manifesto, which was released on Sunday, is more specific on addressing aspirations and problems of the Jammu region. To give a sense of equal political empowerment with the Kashmir region, it proposed to set up regional council in Kashmir.

Kashmir had no space for BJP, Modi changed that: Pandit leader

Moti Kaul, BJP candidate from Srinagar’s Habba Kadal and a crucial Pandit leader, talks about the changing Valley, exile and Article 370.

BJP's test begins today, 15 constituencies that go to poll today, 14 held by Congress and NC

Polling for 15 constituencies in the first phase of the assembly elections will be held on Tuesday. The BJP had not won any seat from these constituencies in the last assembly elections and PDP had just one seat. This time, however, the real contest is being seen between the BJP and PDP. They had won three seats each in the parliamentary elections.

NC leader appeals migrants to vote for party

Senior National Conference (NC) leader and consumer affairs and public distribution (CAPD) minister and transport minister Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan has said that the NC had always protected the cause of Kashmiri migrants and initiated steps for their welfare and they should come forward and strengthen the party by voting for the party, which has always upheld the secular principals and pluralistic ethos of the state.

Mamata 'biggest beneficiary' of Saradha scam: Kunal

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday alleged that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was the 'biggest beneficiary' in the Saradha ponzi scheme scam and termed her a 'coward'.

Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign to be a part of CBSE 'open text exam'

Now, Class 9 and 11 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be tested on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

PM Modi's wife Jashodaben 'unhappy' over security cover, files RTI to seek details

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife Jashodaben Modi on Monday filed an RTI application seeking to know under which protocol she has been provided security cover by the government.

India to announce new emission standards for power plants

India will soon announce new emission standards for power plants that could reduce emissions by up to 50% and push companies to adopt cleaner technologies to generate power, officials told HT.

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