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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014

 India

Mark Shand's 'heart was English, but his soul was Indian'

Conservationist, wild-life enthusiast and travel writer Mark Shand, who died from a fall in New York on Wednesday aged 62, had a lifelong love affair with India and its elephants, for whom he raised millions of pounds from celebrities to better their living conditions.

Ex-CAG to hold Kerala temple audit, says SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai to hold a special audit of the property of Kerala’s famous Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple.

After Priyanka, Rahul rakes up Snoopgate

Taking a cue from his sister, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a Snoopgate attack on Narendra Modi, accusing him of getting the phones of women tapped and using the Gujarat Police to stalk them.

Outsider tag on me due to Azharuddin, says BJP Sawai Madhopur candidate

Tonk Sawai Madhopur BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria speaks to P Srinivasan and Abhinav on the outsider tag on him and the prospects of his party in the Lok Sabha polls.

Why outsiders Azhar and Jaunapuria have greater chance than locals in Sawai Madhopur?

Will Tonk Sawai Madhopur constituency vote for the two outsiders or parachutes candidates of Congress and BJP? They might, because in Rajasthan caste is the most deciding factor when it comes to choosing a candidate.

Gujjars root for BJP's Jaunapuria in Sawai Madhopur

There is a sudden flurry of activities in the market of Bamanwas in Sawai Madhopur district on Sunday. People are heard telling each other about the scheduled visit of BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria in their area.

Former US test site sues India, other nuclear powers

The tiny Pacific republic of the Marshall Islands, scene of massive US nuclear tests in the 1950s, sued the United States and eight other nuclear-armed countries including India on Thursday, accusing them of failing in their obligation to negotiate nuclear disarmament.

Indian Navy refuses Chinese navy chief’s request

The Indian Navy had to politely refuse an unusual request from the Chinese navy chief, Wu Shengli, when he came aboard stealth warship INS Shivalik and wanted to be shown the Combat Information Centre (CII) or the all-important tactical room of the frigate.

Trouble in Dausa after villagers attack journalists

Four photojournalists and a driver were injured when a group of villagers attacked them at Santha village at Mahwa in Dausa district on Thursday. They also damaged their vehicle, cameras and laptops.

'Kids born out of live-in relationship not illegitimate'

The Supreme Court has clarified that children born out of a live-in relationship, where the man and woman lived together for a long time as husband and wife, could not be called illegitimate.

India’s June-Sept monsoon likely to be weak: Govt

India’s June-September monsoon will likely be weak, the India Meteorological Department said in its official forecast Thursday. It put the odds of an El Nino, a weather pattern that puts India and Australia at higher risks of a drought, at 60%, in line with some global projections.

YSRC MLA Shobha Nagi Reddy dies in road accident

YSR Congress party candidate B Shobha Nagi Reddy, who was seeking a re-election from Allagadda constituency in Andhra Pradesh in the upcoming assembly polls, on Thursday succumbed to her injuries sustained in a road accident in Kurnool district.

No immediate decision on Lokpal: Centre to SC

Centre today informed SC that it will not take any immediate decision on the appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal, hinting the decision might be left to the new government.

Kejriwal lashes out at BJP for attack on Bharti

Arvind Kejriwal today lashed out at Narendra Modi over the attack on Somnath Bharti, questioning if the Gujarat model was about "threatening" people and demanded immediate intervention of the EC to ensure free and fair polls.

Tamil Nadu posts static numbers, Jaya may gain

There was 73% voter turnout in Tamil Nadu on Thursday across 39 Lok Sabha seats and the lone seat in the union territory (UT) of Puducherry, according to official EC figures.
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