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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

India

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.

J-K floods hit marriage plans in Valley

A deluge and subsequent floods in the state have delivered a blow to wedding plans of many. While some had to cancel their engagements, others had no option but say 'I do' in low-key events amid the destruction unleashed by killer floods.

Modi talks tough with China’s president Xi on border row

Narendra Modi pushed China’s president for an early resolution to their festering border dispute on Thursday, robust comments that overshadowed a Chinese pledge of $20 billion in investments and support for India’s greater role in the United Nations Security Council.

Relief for Uttarakhand flood victims make slow start now

More than a year after rains led to unprecedented death and destruction in the hill state of Uttarakhand (UK), Uttar Pradesh (UP) is still busy ‘sorting’ out its dead spread across 60 districts. As the state grapples with numbers – from initial figure of 5500, the ‘missing/dead’ were vetted down to 2500, then to 1956 and 1150 before settling for 948, only to see a recent addition of three more names – hundreds of victims despite having got the ‘death certificate’ of the near ones still await the promised Rs. 5.5 lakh ex-gratia.

Bihar teen arrested in case preceding his birth

In a case of mistaken identity, an 18-year-old man in north Bihar was arrested by the police in connection with an incident of arson that took place a year before he was born. The man, identified by a single name, Rajkumar, was arrested earlier this week at Makhnupur village in north Bihar.

CBI chief row: Bhushan 'won't name' whistleblower

In a stand that could lead to a face-off between the Supreme Court and CPIL — an NGO represented by advocate Prashant Bhushan — the latter has declined to disclose the identity of the ‘whistle-blower’ who leaked the visitors’ logbook at CBI chief Ranjit Sinha’s Delhi residence.

States may take call on townships near sanctuaries

In a boost to the real estate sector, the environment ministry may soon allow state governments to take a call on setting up new townships and information technology and developmental parks near tiger reserves, national parks, eco-sensitive zones and critically polluted areas.

'Cops didn't lathicharge Jadavpur varsity students'

Kolkata commissioner of police said on Thursday the police showed restraint in dealing with Jadavpur University students, who were demanding a fresh probe into the alleged sexual harassment of a female student inside the campus, on Tuesday.

Maharashtra: Emergency landing for navy chopper

An Indian Navy Chetak helicopter made an emergency unscheduled landing at Uran village in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Thursday morning after its engine developed a technical problem.

Odisha: Kin of 7 students get ex-gratia after 16yrs

A local court has awarded a compensation of Rs. 25 lakh each to the families of seven students who drowned due to untimely discharge of water from a dam more than 16 years ago.

NDA govt committed to reviving SAARC: Rajnath Singh

The NDA government at the Centre is committed to reviving SAARC as a major forum to promote active collaboration in the region, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday.

Saradha: CBI to grill another Trinamool MP

The CBI has summoned Subhendu Adhikari, a Trinamool Congress parliamentarian, for questioning in connection with the Saradha scam. The agency has also summoned Rabin Deb, a CPI(M) leader and former state minister.

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