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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

 India

HC to hear Chavan's plea against EC order from Aug 25

The Delhi High Court has decided to hear on a regular basis from August 25 former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's plea against the Election Commission's show cause notice to him for allegedly not filing correct poll expenses.

Service chiefs meet pay commission head

Army chief General Dalbir Singh, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan on Thursday met the chairperson of seventh central pay commission to discuss issues related to the armed forces.

Assam, Nagaland CMs agree to resolve border row

The state governments of Assam and Nagaland have mutually agreed to resolve the border row and to form a joint mechanism to work out a solution. The decision was taken in Guwahati at a meeting between the CMs of both states in the presence of Union minister of state, home affairs, Kiren Rijiju.

Among new projects, RSS to focus on studying adivasis traditions

Based on the belief that the traditions of those who live in the forests - predominantly tribals or Janjatis – are linked to Vedic traditions, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is engaged in historical research to study these customs.

Court remands Saradha group chief to CBI custody

A court here on Thursday remanded chairman of Saradha group Sudipto Sen to CBI's custody till August 26 as the agency plans to verify some more names of politicians who were alleged beneficiaries of the chit fund scam.

Centre stops release of film on Indira assassination

The information and broadcasting ministry’s bar on release the film ‘Kaum de Heere’ – translating into ‘diamonds of the community’ – came after the home ministry objected to the movie saying that it may affect communal harmony in Punjab and other northern states.

Three suspected IM men sent to judicial custody till Sept 2

Three suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives, arrested for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to carry out terror activities across the country, were on Thursday remanded to judicial custody till September 2 by a special NIA court in Delhi.

J-K should have Hindu CM: Sham Lal Sharma

Jammu and Kashmir Congress has batted for a Hindu chief minister in the state, saying if a person from minority community can become the prime minister, the state could have a Hindu CM.

SC issues notice to Centre for 'threatening' Uttarakhand governor to quit

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre on Uttarakhand governor's plea challenging Narendra Modi government's moves to ease him out of office, bringing the controversy over removal of UPA- appointed governors under judicial lens.

Seaplane service between Mumbai-Lonavala to begin on Aug 25

The first commercial flight of the much-awaited seaplane services will take off for Pawana dam in Lonavala from Mumbai on August 25, Maharashtra tourism and public works minister Chhagan Bhujbal announced on Thursday.

Jaitley advocates for low tax regime in tourism sector

Advocating for low taxation regime, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said if higher taxes are levied on the tourism industry, then there will be less tourists and lesser revenue collection.

Assam militants brand girl as informer, kill her

The militants believed her inputs helped a combined team of army, paramilitary and police personnel to kill five of its cadres near the village earlier in the day.

Thermal ventures worth Rs. 36,150 crore stalled while Modi launches new projects

Modi inaugurated the the 1000-MW Mouda super thermal power project at Mouda in Nagpur and commenced work for 1980-MW North Karanpura super thermal power project at Ranchi in Jharkhand.

54 Indian prisoners of war in Pak jails: RTI reply

As many as 54 Indian soldiers, who were captured as Prisoners of Wars during battles of 1965 and 1971, are still believed to be in Pakistani jails, according to an RTI reply.

Vardhan says Chaturvedi not eligible for CVO's post

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said Sanjiv Chaturvedi was removed as the chief vigilance officer (CVO) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) because he was not eligible for the post.
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