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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

India

Amit Shah to launch Bengal yatra on Feb 1

Come February and BJP president Amit Shah will roll out his grand plan to set up the one thing that his party needs to attempt a kill in the summer of 2016 – an organization set up. Starting February 1, Shah will start touring each of the 20 districts of the state, addressing party workers and charting a blue print to take on the might of Trinamool Congress.

Hyderabadi biryani landed Shah Mudassir, a ‘social worker’ in the terror net

Hyderabadi Biryani. According to the police, that’s how 25-year-old Shah Mudassir referred to the plot to procure locally available explosives during online chats with jihadi elements.

'Shoeb liked playing cricket, had no terror links'

Shoeb was arrested in Hyderabad along with his friend Mudassir while trying to procure a visa for Afghanistan, allegedly to undergo weapons training with al Qaeda.

Mumbai: Borivli's SGNP now open for overnight camps

The state government is opening up the Borivli national park to visitors for overnight camps, for the first time ever. The first such camp will be held on Saturday, with bookings now open for singles, groups and families.

India cries shame, red-faced Pak keeps Lakhvi locked

Opposition and ruling parties joined the chorus of outrage in the Lok Sabha on Thursday over a Pakistani court’s relief to 26/11 plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, before the terrorist was detained again. Lakhvi detained for 3 more months 

Health crisis in Nepal due to shortage of BCG and MR vaccines

Thousands of infants and parents across Nepal have been left in a lurch following shortage of BCG and MR vaccines administered to prevent tuberculosis, measles and rubella.

Pages from Vadra-DLF deal files missing: Khemka

IAS officer Ashok Khemka has sought registration of an FIR after an RTI filed by him found that two pages of a file pertaining to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal are missing from government records.

Ex-BSP MP Dhananjay Singh acquitted in rape case

Former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Friday acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of raping and criminally intimidating a woman after the alleged victim turned hostile.

Tihar jail security increased after terror attack threat

Security of Tihar jail has been increased after intelligence inputs were received that the high profile prison may be targeted by terror outfits to free jailed terrorists.

Bihar cop kills Dalit colleague for taking front seat

A sub inspector of the Bihar police, who allegedly killed a fellow officer for 'occupying the front seat of a vehicle despite being a Dalit', is on the run and the state rights panel has ordered action against him.

Sonia Gandhi recovering well, say doctors

The condition of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the Capital, is stable and she is recovering well from a lung infection, doctors said on Friday.

Time to take the byte out of online jihad

Indian intelligence agencies, including the NTRO, are only just waking up to threat the internet poses as a medium for indoctrinating terrorists. The spectre of scores of lone wolf jihadis who can easily stay under the radar till it is time to strike is very real.

5.2 intensity earthquake shakes Bihar, Nepal

An earthquake of 5.2 intensity on the richter scale shook Patna and other parts of Bihar on Thursday night, triggering panic among people. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal and contiguous areas in Bihar.

Will Pakistan take the right lessons from Peshawar?

The Peshawar massacre is Pakistan’s 26/11. While the assault on Mumbai aimed at crippling the Indian economy, the barely concealed objective behind the mass killing of students is to bring the Pakistan army on its knees, writes Vinod Sharma.

Lokpal: Staff of foreign-funded NGOs may have to declare assets

In a move to introduce transparency norms for all NGOs that receive foreign funds, the government has proposed an amendment to the Lokpal law that will require NGO executives too to declare their assets at par with government officials.
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