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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

 India

Cold wave continues in Himachal; Keylong records minus 10.3 C

Cold wave conditions continued unabated in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday with Keylong recording minus 10.3 degrees Celsius as the mercury dipped by a few notches in spite of a clear and sunny day in the state.

Police denies information under RTI to PM Modi's wife Jashodaben

Information sought by Jashodaben, wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the security cover given to her through an RTI has been denied by the Mehsana police on the ground that her queries were related to local intelligence bureau (LIB), which is exempted under the RTI Act.

Congress approves 25 names for Delhi polls

Eight sitting MLAs and 12 former MLAs who unsuccessfully contested the 2013 assembly election are said to be among 25 Congress leaders who are likely to get tickets to contest the coming Delhi assembly polls. The polls are likely to take place in February 2015.

Delhi: Two minors raped, one on pretext of marriage

Two minor girls were raped in different areas of northeast Delhi, police said on Saturday.

Love matters: ‘Heart cobblers’ who help you survive breakups, find love 

A company offers packages such as a mini breakup kit, breakup kit and mega breakup kit. It is in the business of pampering people out of heartbreak.

Poll wins set NDA on course to overtake Oppn in RS

Recent assembly election victories have brought the BJP within touching distance of the Congress in the Rajya Sabha, putting the ruling alliance in a position to push through key legislation mid-2016 onwards.

Indians with BMI of 23 should start worrying: doctors

A body mass index of 25, internationally considered the cut-off for a healthy body weight, can no longer be applied to Indians or other South Asians.

Security, prejudices make ride bumpy for Delhi's women cabbies

A week after the Uber rape case, the Delhi police said it would teach over 100 girls driving and self-defence and help them get jobs. Last year, NDMC’s women technical institute too started a pilot project to train 40 female drivers. But none have hit the road yet.

Errant bikers to be counselled on safe riding by cops

The Mumbai traffic police are now counselling bikers who ride on the wrong side of the road to get them to ride safely. The two-hour sessions which are being conducted at the traffic police headquarters, has had a positive effect with the cases of bikers riding on the wrong side of the road substantially decreasing.

Police to penalise hotels if customer found driving drunk

Bars and pubs could face strict action if a motorist is caught driving under the influence of alcohol on New Year’s Eve, the Mumbai traffic police have warned. The authorities started their campaign against drink driving on Tuesday night and have already caught 317 motorists.

State wants 60 people to pay for losses in 2012 Azad Maidan riots

The district collector has asked 60 people accused in the Azad Maidan riots of 2012 to pay for losses caused to the state. The organisers and participants however, have refused to pay up, claiming the damage was done by outsiders.

PM seeks details of 'negative' reports about govt

A special report of five to seven 'top negative' articles, printed in national and local papers, is being sent to the brass of the Prime Minister’s Office daily by the PIB, the government’s media interface.

Bitter harvest: Mehdi case shows enough ground for radical Islam's rise in Bengal

In the communal cauldron of today's Bengal, and of India in general, a young urban Bengali Muslim has no role model, no party, or guideline to follow. The city and the country he/she grew up in is making him/her feel different.

PM Modi to kickstart BJP’s Delhi campaign on Jan 10

Modi will kick off the BJP’s poll campaign at a rally in central Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on January 10, to be attended by chief ministers of Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and leaders from Jammu and Kashmir.

Make in India gets govt push, depts told to source locally

The Centre on Saturday directed ministries to favour domestically-produced goods in government procurement, spurring Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to haul the economy up by pushing India as a global manufacturing hub.
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