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HindustanTimes Wed,27 Aug 2014

 India

DNA test on cow to settle ownership right

A court in Kollam on Wednesday settled a two-year-long legal battle between two women over the ownership of a cow after conducting a DNA test. This is perhaps the first time a DNA test on a cow was done to settle its ownership right.

Coffee and discussion over Rang De Basanti in Beijing

Sometime in the middle of last month, about two dozen people gathered at a courtyard café in a Beijing Hutong or traditional alleyway on a weekend to watch a Hindi movie. Sutirtho Patranobis writes.

Police probe religion, terror link in Jharkhand ‘love jihad’ case

Jharkhand police are investigating to see if the husband of Tara Shahdeo, the national-level shooter who has accused him of forcing her to convert to Islam in a so-called of ‘love jihad’, has any terror links, officials said on Wednesday.

Traffickers lure Jharkhand school girls to Delhi

Trafficking gangs hang around schools to lure girls with sweets and gifts to the national capital. This shocking revelation has been made by several girls who had gone missing and had been rescued by the Jharkhand police from Delhi recently.

Modi wishes Lalu speedy recovery after surgery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished a speedy recovery to RJD chief Lalu Prasad who underwent a cardiac surgery in Mumbai and said he prays for his good health.

HC asks Kerala govt not to tax fat weddings

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday struck down as unconstitutional the state government's decision to levy a cess on weddings and receptions held at  auditoriums and hotels of three star category and above.

Lalu undergoes surgery, RJD organises 'hawans'

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad underwent two major heart surgeries — one to replace an aortic valve and the other to repair the aorta, at a hospital here on Wednesday.

Govt asks Pepsi to cut down sugar in soda drinks

Food processing ministry issues statement after PepsiCo chairperson Indra Nooyi meets minister. Soft drinks giant has been replacing some of the sugar in its fizzy drinks with a natural sweetener.

Hindu leader convicted on fraud and obstruction charges in US

A Hindu leader, who headed the now defunct Hindu Temple of Georgia, has been convicted on 34 felony counts following two weeks of jury trial in the US.

Thane: 3 schoolkids found dead near river

Three school children, who had gone missing on Monday, were found dead near a river shore in Virar, Thane, on Wednesday morning.

12 Team Modi members face criminal cases, Uma Bharti tops the list

According to an ADR report, 12 (27% of the 45) ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves. HT takes a look at the council of ministers' crime report.

Bank accounts for all Indians will be a challenge

PM Narendra Modi has put a pledge to give bank accounts to all Indians on a war footing, but experts say taking banking to rural areas where many people have no identity papers will be a huge challenge.

BJP leaders to meet Bassi, seek transfer of ‘non-cooperating’ cops

MLAs from the BJP will meet the Delhi Police Commissioner on Wednesday. Sources said they will suggest to the commissioner that he “transfer non-cooperating policemen” from their present postings.

Govt sets ambitious target for toilets in every school

HRD minister Smriti Irani has asked states to build toilets for girls in every school by July 2015. Stakeholders have to move fast to measure up, but HT’s campaign to tackle this problem shows the solution is within reach.

Love jihad: Ranchi shooter's husband held

The husband of a national-level shooter who is facing charges of domestic abuse, deceit and exploitation was arrested in Delhi by a joint team of Ranchi and Delhi Police on Tuesday.
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