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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

 India

Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch, civilians injured

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir injuring six civilians including two women, to which India retaliated.

Jailed Jaya in 'good health', party MPs fast for her

Forty five AIADMK MPs Thursday observed a fast in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in parliament complex, demanding justice for party supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Lakhs of govt employees take cleanliness pledge

Lakhs of Central government employees on Thursday took a pledge to ensure cleanliness in their offices and residential areas by working at least two hours per week as part of Narendra Modi administration's "Swachh Bharat" Mission.

Jharkhand will pose biggest challenge for Modi’s Swachh Bharat

In 2011, Jharkhand had the highest percentage of households - 77% - without latrines. In 2001, this number was 80%. This drop of 3 percentage points is one of the lowest changes among all the states in the last decade.

PM Modi pays surprise visit to police station

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the Mandir Marg police station in central Delhi to check how clean it was.

Technology should be used to fight illiteracy, poverty: Anand Kumar at MIT

Technology should not become a tool in the hands of the elite and must be used as a weapon in the fight against illiteracy and poverty, the founder of the well-known Super 30 tutorial programme in Bihar has said.

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 145th birth anniversary

The nation on Thursday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying floral tributes at his memorial in New Delhi.

India's 'toilet guru' works to flush away open defecation

Surrounded by latrines and soap dispensers, sanitation charity founder Bindeshwar Pathak is most at home in the toilet, which he vows to build in every impoverished home in India.

Africans attacked in Delhi: Envoys seek 'fair probe'

The ambassadors of Gabon and Burkina Faso have written to the ministry of external affairs seeking a 'fair probe' into the attack on three African nationals at New Delhi's Rajiv Chowk Metro station last Sunday, the Indian Express reported on Thursday. Video Inside

Rs. 5,000 fine for Delhi litterbugs

You could be fined up to Rs. 5,000 if you are caught littering Delhi’s streets. As the government kick-starts its Swachch Bharat Mission on Thursday, the focus will not only be on cleaning the city but on punishing violators as well.

Racial hatred charges against Somnath Bharti dropped

The Delhi Police have dropped the charges of spreading racial hatred and enmity against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti in the case of midnight raid at the homes of African residents of Khirkee Extension near Malviya Nagar.

Court raps ‘hypocrisy’ on marital rape

Months after MPs rejected the Verma Committee’s proposals to criminalise marital rape, a Delhi court has called upon the country’s laiwmakers to set right the “double standards and hypocrisy in law” which has failed to recognise such incidents actionable offences.

Jaitley recovering well, clearing files

Union finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley is showing “good recovery with normalisation of all vital organs”, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences said in a medical bulletin released Wednesday.

Delhi: Northeast students click pics, beaten up

Clicking the pictures of an under-construction building led to clashes between local residents and three people from Assam, including a woman. The three Assamese people and another person sustained minor injuries during the melee.

E-ricks legalised in city with new rules

The Centre on Wednesday legalised plying e-rickshaws across the country. It authorised the battery-operated three wheeler to carry four passengers and fixing a maximum speed of 25 kilometre per hour.
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