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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

India

'Teen Deviyan' queer pitch for JD(U) in Seemanchal

Called the 'Teen Deviyan', former industries minister Renu Kushwaha, Khagaria MLA Poonam Devi Yadav and Pipra MLA Sujata Devi, are openly canvassing for BJP candidates in Supaul, Madhepura and Khagaria and trying to scuttle the poll prospects of party nominees.

SC lifts iron ore mining ban in Goa, caps annual output

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed mining in the top iron ore exporting Goa state with an upper limit of 20 million tonnes per year.

FIR against Kejriwal, Vishwas for violating model code

An FIR was on Monday registered against AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Kumar Vishwas and 10 others for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and prohibitory orders.

Govt accepts vice-admiral's plea for early retirement

The government on Monday accepted Western Naval Command chief vice-admiral Shekhar Sinha's plea for voluntary retirement. Sinha had on Thursday sought early retirement, hours after admiral Robin Dhowan took over as the new navy chief.

EC seeks tape of Togadia's speech

The Election Commission has sought the recording of speech made by VHP leader Pravin Togadia in Bhavnagar in which he allegedly said that people from minority community should be stopped from buying properties in Hindu-dominated localities.

Maoists blow up school building in Bihar

Maoist guerrillas blew up a state-run school in Bihar's Jamui district early on Monday, police said. Over 200 students will now not be able to attend school.

Hackers post 'free-Kashmir' on Advani's website

The official website of veteran BJP leader LK Advani was hacked on Monday allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of "free-Kashmir" on the portal. The hacker, who called himself Muhammad Bilal, wrote "Pakistan Zindabad" messages on the site as well.

Gorla Rohini sworn in as chief justice of Delhi HC

Justice Gorla Rohini was on Monday administered the oath of office as the first woman chief justice of the Delhi High Court.

Guise-changing SP nominee adds colour to Indore campaign

Politicians usually change their colours after being elected. Not Neha Sharma. The maverick Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate for Indore Lok Sabha seat has already swapped several guises although there's still some way to go before the ink meets the finger.

Ambitious leader but full of contradictions

The road to India’s newest state has been long and twisting. And the life of Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao (KCR), the father of Telangana, is similarly full of contradictions and about-turns.

Srinagar cool to polls, it's rural people who vote in Kashmir

Barring some rallies over the past few weeks, Srinagar has seen no poll activity. While the valley is engulfed in the colours of spring, the poll colours are missing.

Prez's son, daughter took Saradha money: minister

Madan Mitra, the sports minister in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet, has challenged the Enforcement Directorate to go to Birbhum and announce how much money mopped up by the ponzi scheme was gobbled up by the son and daughter of the President.

Supreme Court agrees to hear Tejpal's bail plea

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the bail plea of Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal, who has been charged with allegedly raping a junior female colleague in Goa last year, and issued a notice to the Goa Police.

Advani says those not voting should be barred from poll

BJP leader L K Advani today batted for introduction of compulsory voting in the country and said those failing to exercise their right to franchise should be barred from voting in future.

Uddhav-Modi to share stage for first time in Mumbai

Barely 24 hours after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed a crowd at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex on Sunday, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be sharing space with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the same spot.
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