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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

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Haryana: ML Khattar takes oath as first BJP chief minister

Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana's first chief minister from the Bharatiya Janata Party, took oath at a mega ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Panchkula on Sunday.

Spotlight on Modi's tea party as Maharashtra thriller continues

PM Modi will host a tea party for NDA partners at his residence in Delhi on Sunday evening at a time when the BJP is brimming with confidence following its recent successes in assembly elections.

Assam: Nine killed, more than 20 injured in bus accident

At least nine persons, including five women, were killed and 24 injured when a bus in which they were travelling fell into a roadside ditch at Uluani in Nagaon district on Sunday. The injured were admitted to hospital.

US strikes pound ISIS militants as Iraqi Kurds prepare to join fight

United States-led warplanes have bombarded the Islamic State group with new air strikes as heavily armed Iraqi Kurdish fighters were on Sunday readying to reinforce the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane.

MHA reverses Aadhaar stand, lends full support

In a complete U-turn from its earlier stand, the home ministry has come out in full support of the Aadhaar scheme saying it will facilitate "anytime, anywhere, anyhow" authentication to its beneficiaries.

Make payments over 20k through cheque, NGOs told

Tightening the noose around erring foreign-funded NGOs, the government has ordered that all voluntary organisations henceforth will have to make payments exceeding Rs. 20,000 through account payee cheques or drafts.

EC against polling at embassies for NRIs

The Election Commission favours proxy voting and e-ballot for NRIs but not voting in Indian embassies abroad.

19-yr-old chosen as next Jama Masjid Shahi Imam

Nineteen-year-old Shaban Bukhari, son of Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, has been chosen to succeed his father as the 14th Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in the country.

Telcos may raise tariffs to pay for spectrum costs

Industry body COAI has said mobile tariffs may go up soon as telecom operators are expected to pass on to customers the burden of spectrum cost they will incur in the upcoming auction.

Govt may unveil new planning body before winter session

Government is likely to unveil the structure of the new official think tank that would replace the Planning Commission before the forthcoming winter session of Parliament in November.

Communal clashes in east Delhi trigger tension

Prohibitory orders were clamped in Trilokpuri area in east Delhi as sporadic violence continued unabated for the third day on Saturday. Over 14 people, including 13 policemen, have been injured.

US nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raises concern

The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is criticizing the way she's been treated.

Ukraine set to pick pro-Western parliament in polls

War-weary Ukrainians are set to pick a pro-Western and nationalist-leaning parliament on Sunday that should give President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may inject new tension into ties with Russia.

Centre okays defence projects worth Rs. 80,000 cr

Defence projects worth a whopping Rs. 80,000 crore were on Saturday cleared by the government which decided that six submarines will be made indigenously and over 8,000 Israeli anti-tank guided missiles and 12 upgraded Dornier surveillance aircraft will be purchased.

5-phase polls in Jharkhand, J-K from Nov 25-Dec 20

Elections in J-K and Jharkhand will be held in five phases between November 25 and December 20, the EC announced on Saturday. Counting of votes will be on December 23.
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