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Modi’s flood-relief package draws flak from Kashmir political parties

Political parties in Kashmir slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs. 745-crore relief package for the flood-hit state on Friday, saying it was a “cruel joke” and fell way short of expectations after the worst flooding in decades.

In a breakthrough, ‘dead’ heart used for transplant in Australia

In a major breakthrough, a team of doctors, including an Indian-origin surgeon, on Friday said they had successfully performed the world’s first heart transplant in Australia using a “dead heart”, a development that could save many lives.

Canadian Parliament attack: Security stays high as police probe gunman’s ties

Canada’s capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as the police searched to find out whether the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the Parliament building had got help in plotting his attack.

Lobbying on for cabinet berths; Jats, Brahmins angling for deputy CM post

Hectic lobbying is on within the BJP to grab ministerial berths when a new government headed by chief minister designate, Manohar Lal Khattar takes over on Sunday. A total of 14 persons, including the chief minister can be inducted in the Council of ministers in the state.

Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Leaders at a Burnaby mosque had kicked out Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau from its congregation two years ago. Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out of jail, he just started sleeping there.

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama concerned over terror attack in Canada

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Friday expressed concern over the acts of terrorism in Canada, including an attack on parliament. In a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Nobel Peace laureate, who is currently visiting Canada, expressed concern over the senseless acts of violence.

Diwali shocker: Haryana paanwala gets Rs. 132 crore power bill

A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs. 132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs. 132.29 crore for the month of October.

Election Commission richer by Rs. 1 cr as 1,122 candidates forfeit deposit

The Election Commission has become richer by over Rs. 1 crore as 1,122 candidates lost their security deposit out of a total of 1,351 who contested the assembly elections. A candidate has to give Rs. 10,000 as security deposit, while the amount for a Scheduled Caste candidate it is Rs. 5,000.

Khattar yet to be sworn in as Haryana CM, Kasni positions as his aide

Even before the leader of the BJP legislature group in Haryana assembly, Manohar Lal Khattar could be sworn in as the new chief minister of the state, in a startling development a 1997-batch IAS officer, Pradeep Kasni, seems to have started functioning as his aide in a rather self-styled manner.

Gurdwara shut in Belgium for ‘sheltering’ illegal immigrants

A gurdwara in Belgium would be shut for a month for allegedly harbouring 11 illegal Indian immigrants, including a minor, the authorities said, while ordering their deportation. During a recent police raid, 11 illegal immigrants were found in the cellars of an empty building in the town of Vilvoorde.

RSS ideologue ML Khattar to be new Haryana chief minister

A first time contestant and a first time legislator, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) ideologue, Manohar Lal Khattar (60) was on Tuesday chosen as the leader of the BJP legislature group in Haryana assembly and thereby will be the next chief minister of Haryana. I Khattar to take oath as Haryana chief minister on Oct. 26 I Khattar promises all-round devp, corruption free governance

India's 'five sixers' do important business in the Philippines

They are known as the "five sixers" in local parlance, are considered virtually indispensable by the locals, but are resented too and, what is more, their numbers are growing. Meet the Indian expatriates from Punjab who have spread out across the hinterland in the Philippines, making a living from "microfinance" - a polite term for money lending.

Sharmila to Election Commission : Music was from ipod, not loudspeaker

Actor Sharmila Tagore on Monday replied to notices that were issued to her and her son Saif Ali Khan on Saturday for violating the model code of conduct during the Haryana assembly elections.

Haryana: CM chair eludes Ahirwal again despite full mandate

The chief minister’s chair has yet again eluded prominent leaders of Ahirwal region in spite of BJP candidates winning all 11 assembly constituencies under it.

Patiala woman Aman Grewal wins Mrs India Worldwide 2014 crown

Aman Grewal, wife of an army officer, was declared the winner of Haut.Monde Mrs India Worldwide 2014 here.Grewal, who hails from Patiala, beat 31 other contestants to win the title Monday evening. Besides the crown, she even walked off with a cash prize of Rs.51,000.
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