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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

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UPSC exam: Visually impaired candidates to get extra time

Visually impaired candidates appearing for civil services preliminary examination will get 40 minutes extra time per paper, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said on Tuesday.

SC notice to centre, poll panel over Congress plea

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a petition challenging a Delhi high court direction to investigate the Congress party's foreign funding.

Arvind Subramanian poised to become chief economic adviser

US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday.

Why no Leader of Opposition, Supreme Court asks Modi govt

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Modi government why the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha remained vacant. The LoP 'conveys the voice different from the government' in the House, a bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said.

Govt raises sugar import duty to 25% from 15%

India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, raised import duty on the sweetener to 25% from 15%, a finance ministry source said on Friday, in an attempt to support local mills struggling to make cane payments.

Suspected glitch forces AI flight to land in Jaipur

An Air India flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad carrying 103 passengers was forced to land in Jaipur after a suspected problem in its landing gear.

Irom Sharmila re-arrested for attempted suicide

Anti-Afspa activist Irom Sharmila was re-arrested in Imphal on Friday on charges of attempt to commit suicide. She was released from judicial custody following a court order on Wednesday evening.

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire again

The Pakistan Rangers targeted the Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the international border in RS Pura sector in Jammu on Friday morning, a senior police officer told IANS in Jammu.

Modi presents Jharkhand with promises, projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared somewhat of a wish-granting tree on Thursday, promising Jharkhand a bouquet of industrial and educational projects, including a branch of a premier IT institution and 'many' engineering colleges.

Chavan's decision to skip PM's function 'unfortunate': BJP

The BJP in Maharashtra on Thursday termed as 'unfortunate' chief minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme in Nagpur and said Congress should introspect why people are 'unhappy' with the state leadership.

Drunkest state Kerala going off booze, to be fully dry in 10 years

The Congress-led United Democratic Front government on Thursday announced a number of steps to reduce liquor consumption in Kerala, which is the highest in the country, and enforce total prohibition in a staggered manner.

Two Indians plead guilty to massive health care fraud in US

Two Indian pharmacists working in the US have pleaded guilty to a massive health care fraud, causing a loss of up to $7 million to the district of Maryland.

Hearing of Asaram's bail plea adjourned to September 3

The Gujarat high court adjourned on Thursday the hearing of controversial godman Asaram's bail application in connection with the rape case against him to September 3.

Some UPA-era appointments ‘shocking’, to be reviewed soon

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani termed some of the appointment by the UPA government 'shocking' as they were done overruling recommendations of the search committees.

TMC MP in CBI crosshairs for Saradha links

The CBI is zeroing on top politicians and influential people, who took money from Saradha boss Sudipta Sen and is all set to raid the residence of a Trinamool MP.
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