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HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014

 India

Inviting Sharif, not Modi to Jama Masjid: Shahi Imam

Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Thursday triggered a controversy by inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as political leaders in India but not Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the anointment ceremony of his son on November 22.

Govt offices in New Delhi area to close on Thursday

Government offices located in New Delhi's central area, including North Block and South Block, will be closed from 2:00pm on Thursday till 9:30am on Friday with the 'Run for Unity' set to be flagged off by Prime Minster Narendra Modi in Vijay Chowk, Delhi.

5 Indian fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka, India to appeal

Five Indian fishermen were sentenced to death on Thursday by a Sri Lankan court for alleged drug trafficking, prompting a response from India that it will appeal to a higher court against the judgement.

More constables to handle Parel crowd

The ever-growing crowd at Parel station results in a stampede-like situation every single day. Repeated complaints by commuters have forced the Government Railway Police (GRP) to deploy more staff at the station during peak hours, which are usually from 8.30am to 11am and 6pm to 8pm.

Trilokpuri riots: Messages threaten to disrupt fragile peace

As residents of east Delhi’s Trilokpuri gather the pieces to get on with life leaving behind the gruesome memories, videos and messages circulating among both communities are making them edgy and threatening to break the fragile peace.

Trilokpuri riots: I did not instigate the crowds, says ex-MLA

Former MLA from Trilokpuri Sunil Vaidya has rejected allegations that he had instigated crowds in the area during the riots, saying it was part of a political vendetta against him.

Modi ordinance to save textile mill land worth Rs. 200 bn

The ordinance makes it clear that the National Textile Corporation (NTC) only holds the land as a custodian for the Centre and bars the corporation's eviction from properties after expiry of the original lease.

Amravati Express derails near Kalyan; no casualty

The engine and a passenger-cum-guard coach of the Mumbai-bound Amravati Express derailed today while entering the suburban Kalyan station this morning but no one was hurt.

Mayaram moved from tourism to minority affairs

The Narendra Modi government has cancelled its previous order of appointment of Arvind Mayaram as tourism secretary. Now he has been posted as secretary, minority affairs ministry while Lalit Panwar to be new secretary tourism.

Australia: Gurdwara in target of anti-Islamic slurs

A newly-built Sikh gurdwara has been vandalised and painted with obscene messages and anti-Islamic slurs in Australia's Perth city.

Minority govt possible in Delhi, says SC

Terming lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung's move to talk to all political parties on forming a government in Delhi as 'positive', the Supreme Court has give him time till November 11.

Development panel rejects plans to sell builders city’s port land

The Centre-appointed Land Development Committee (LDC), in its draft report to the ministry of shipping on opening up port land for development, has rejected suggestions to sell builders the land to generate funds for building amenities in the city.

Port land to give city 1,000 acres more

The city could get another 1,000 acres of land, including a seafront, once the Mumbai Port Trust lands are opened up, according to a draft report by the land development committee (LDC). The report for the first time estimates how much space could be freed up.

End legal hassles for those helping accident victims: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to issue an order within three months to insulate from legal and procedural hassles those who come to the aid of road-accident victims.

BJP’s development dreams must start with city

For the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, transforming the city will be the key to ensure Maharashtra regains its lost sheen. And for this, the government will have to revive the Mumbai makeover plan.
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