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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

India

Minority rights watchdog for action on BJP MPs

The National Commission for Minorities has sought a probe into the “vitriolic” remarks by BJP leaders against the country’s Muslims, which violate the spirit of the Constitution.

Acid attack survivors to run cafe in Taj city

To be run by acid attack survivors and christened as ‘Café Sheroes Hangout’, the outlet is being supported by the organisation ‘Stop Acid Attack’, which hopes to launch the cafe in the first week of October before taking the concept to Delhi.

Telangana for aligning resources in favour of states

Telangana on Friday pitched for 40% devolution of the central tax revenue to states, making a case for allocation of resources based on the 'functional responsibilities' of the Centre and the states under the Constitution.

Kyoto or Santiago model: Which way Varanasi will go

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kyoto model or state government’s Santiago model, which way will Varanasi go. Varanasi- the oldest living city in the world- is hogging all limelight after it elected PM Modi in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Bharatpur: Parents claim deceased infant was a goddess

The death of a two-and-a-half year old girl under mysterious circumstances at Nat Mohalla in Kumher town of Bharatpur district, on Thursday made it difficult for the administration to handle the situation as people flocked to offer prayers at the girl’s samadhi.

Congress questions timing of Modi's statement on Indian Muslims

Questioning the timing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement ahead of his US visit that Indian Muslims will live and die for India, Congress on Friday wondered whether BJP and its other leaders adhere to it.

SAARC endorses India’s proposal to set up school of governance

The 6th home ministerial meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries has endorsed a proposal by India to set up a school of governance in the region.

Gap between haves and have-nots hits kids hard: study

Almost one in three children show signs of malnutrition at age 12, with the rates higher for children who are poor, socially-marginalised and live in rural areas, show preliminary findings from the Young Lives study.

Goons fire at a class XI student for trying to thwart molestation

Cases of atrocities on women just seem to be getting more and more unrelenting and bizarre in Bengal. A student of class XI of Mahyampur High School in Malda district was shot at by some goons on Thursday night when she tried to thwart attempted molestation.

A wedding that even the Kashmir floods of biblical proportions could not stop

On last Sunday, when the flood waters quickly submerged the ground floor of their house in Natipora area of flooded Srinagar, Myrah and her family minus the father fled in a rescue boat to a relative’s house in Jawahar Nagar. The father took refuge on the second floor.

Mumbai: Guj fisherman's body arrives from Pakistan

Fifty five days after his death in a Pakistani jail under mysterious circumstances, the body of a Gujarat fisherman was flown to Mumbai from where it is being brought to his native village in the state on Friday.

All 13 held guilty in Birbhum gang rape case

A district court held all 13 persons guilty of subjecting a tribal girl to gang rape after a kangaroo court dictated that punishment for her for having an affair with a boy of a different community.

CBI probe of chit fund scams puts the heat on Odisha journalists

One of the reasons that inspired Saroj (name changed) to opt for a career in journalism against the stiff opposition by his family was his desire to work with big names in the industry.

Teacher molests minor in school room in Rajasthan

A 52-year-old teacher molested a minor girl student at a government school in Barmer and threatened to expel her from the school if she discussed the issue with her parents.

Seat-sharing: Shiv Sena, BJP try and hold on

The alliance was kept intact on Friday after senior leaders met and decided to begin negotiations with a new seat-sharing formula. PM Narendra Modi and Nitin Gadkari met twice in New Delhi to discuss the situation.
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