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HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

 India

Co-pilot injured after Maoists open fire on IAF chopper air-lifting jawans

An Indian Air Force Mi-17 chopper evacuating five injured security personnel had a miraculous escape when the Maoists opened indiscriminate firing on it near Chintagufa in Sukma district, about 450 km south of Raipur.

It was okay for India to call off dialogue with Pakistan: Hamid Karzai

Faced with warring factions and a volatile neighbour, Pakistan, former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai faced a challenge in keeping his country together. He speaks about some of the challenges in an interview at the 12th HT Leadership Summit.

A day for Agatha Christie and RK Narayan in classrooms

“I read Agatha Christie’s Secret Adversary in class today,” said Siddhai Gurav, a Class 10 student from Alexandra Girls English Institution, Fort. Siddhai was among the students of around 430 South Mumbai schools, who celebrated No Books Day on Friday. The schools marked the day by initiating a number of activities aimed at inculcating reading habits among students.

Suresh Prabhu meets Uddhav at Matoshree

Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu visited Matoshree, the Thackeray residence, late on Friday. According to sources, he wanted to meet Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to clear 'misunderstandings between them'.

BMC’s official dengue toll for city now stands at 12

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday declared two more deaths in the city as confirmed dengue casualties. With BMC’s confirmation, the official dengue death toll in the city now stands at 12, for 2014.

Fresh supply brings down vegetable prices by 25%

Bringing respite to traders and households in the city, prices of most vegetables have fallen by nearly 25% over the past one-and-half months at the APMC wholesale market in Vashi, as well as the retail market.

Pending CR work to cause more pain for commuters

More than 40 lakh commuters will have to prepare for more delays and cancellations of suburban services till Central Railway (CR) sorts out certain issues on Thane-Kalyan stretch.

Cellular operators’ body wants mobile towers on govt buildings

Caught between complaints of call drops and quality, and rising opposition from residents because of radiation-related health concerns, the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI), an umbrella body of seven major telecom operators, has appealed to the state government to frame a uniform policy that will ease the process of installation of more mobile tower antennae in the state.

Cybercrime cells for every Mumbai police station in 15 days: Police chief

The Mumbai police is putting in place a specialised cell in each of its 93 police stations to crack down on cybercrime cases, which has seen a 207% rise in the city this year, compared with 2013. These ‘cyber cops’ will be provided with laptops, internet connections and other equipment needed to crack down on cyber-criminals better.

Kolkata: Cops deny permission for Amit Shah’s rally

The city police on Friday denied permission to the BJP to hold a public meeting scheduled for November 30 in the heart of Kolkata to be addressed by party president Amit Shah. The grounds on which police refused permission appear to be trivial and frivolous.

Uttar Pradesh: 7-yr-old raped, killed; kin seek justice

As if the rape and murder of his seven-year-old daughter was not enough, he was made to leave his village too. The father is now seeking justice and protesting at Jantar Mantar.

DDA’s much-delayed draw of lots may take place on Monday

The much-delayed draw for the DDA housing scheme could finally take place on Monday (November 24). The draw has been postponed quite a few times due to technical glitches triggered by a huge number of applications.

AAP loses another MLA, speaker MS Dhir joins BJP

When asked why he decided to join the saffron party against whom he had contested the 2013 assembly elections, Dhir said he felt cheated after AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal resigned as the chief minister after just 49 days in power.

DU finally constitutes committee to look into harassment complaint

After a delay of more than a month, the Delhi University has finally constituted a committee to look into the allegations of harassment and illegal transfer made by one of the visually impaired, non-teaching staff.

Nepal eager to bring Modi to Janakpur temple town

A day after the Nepal government officially announced that India had conveyed PM Narendra Modi’s visits to temple towns were cancelled, Kathmandu has pulled out all stops to make the visit happen.
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