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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

India

As flood waters recede, life inches to normal in J-K

Life is limping back to normal in flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir with the help of central agencies while local authorities struggle to assess the damage two weeks after the state was devastated by its worst deluge in over 100 years.   

Prez tells Xi,we have to ensure peace at border

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for an early settlement of border issues, President Pranab Mukherjee called for maintaining peace at the border.

Mamata to counter Saradha slur with book

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has picked up the pen to combat what she regularly describes as a ‘slur campaign’ against herself and her party. She is penning a book where she will present her arguments against the ‘conspiracy’ hatched by opposition parties, and even a section of the media, for tarnishing the image of the ruling party and government.

Jadavpur univ incident ‘small’, says Mamata

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, in an attempt to underplay Wednesday’s Jadavpur University incident wherein the police roughed up agitating students, said that the media was giving it unnecessary footage in an effort to tarnish Bengal’s image.

Chautalas get ready to fight each other

Om Prakash Chautala’s two nephews, who joined the BJP as they did not believe in their uncle’s policies, now plan to contest the polls against him.

Tough contest, but we are well prepared: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

With the assembly elections in Haryana just a month away, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda speaks to HT about the challenges he faces in the crucial battle. He admits it would be a ‘tough fight’ but quickly adds that Congress is well prepared and would win majority votes. Excerpts:

Border row resolved, says China

Indicating that reports of Chinese incursions into Indian territory in recent days were true, China on Thursday said the issue of incursion by Chinese civilians and members of People’s Liberation Army soldiers has been sorted through a dialogue with the Indian side.

Bungalow row: RLD supporters clash with police

There was complete mayhem at Murad Nagar as thousands of supporters of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh staged protests and clashed with police on Thursday.

Boy tutor ‘slaps to death’ kid in Bihar’s Begusarai

A 15-year-old boy, who teaches kids to raise money to finance his own education, 'slapped to death' a class 6 student just a year younger than him, following an alleged dispute over the teaching skills of the part time tutor.

Modi govt’s ‘fast decisions’ made after debates

The new NDA government is getting known for its style of fast policy-making, but these decisions are reached after marathon deliberations, say government officials.

Spycam found in girls’ hostel in Noida

A camera was found hidden inside a washroom of the girls’ hostel of a private institute in Noida, triggering protests from students.

Hema draws flak for Mathura widow comments

The Congress on Thursday sharply reacted to BJP MP from Mathura and film actress Hema Malini for her remarks against widows of West Bengal and Bihar living in Vrindavan-Mathura for a long time.

Sena defies ultimatum, offers BJP only 119 seats

In a late night move, the Sena once again offered the BJP 119 seats, the same as in 2009, out of which it would have to allot 8 seats to smaller allies. The BJP core committee in the state is meeting on Friday morning to decide on its response.

Silent on Sena, Shah urges workers to bring BJP to power

Hours after he asked Shiv Sena to walk two steps forward, BJP president Amit Shah chose to ignore alliance partner in his address and instead appealed workers to work hard and ensure party’s victory, an indication of strained ties with Shiv Sena over seat sharing. Sena defies ultimatum, offers BJP only 119 seats

India, China ink 12 pacts; $20 billion investment in next 5 years

China has pledged on Thursday to invest $20 billion in India in the next five years besides allowing greater market access to Indian companies in sectors like pharmaceutical and farm-products.
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