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HindustanTimes Wed,23 Apr 2014

India

'Turbulence probably downed Super Hercules'

Initial findings of a probe into the crash of the Indian Air Force’s C-130J Super Hercules on March 28 indicate that it may have gone down due to turbulence caused by another C-130J flying ahead of it, a source told HT.

Will MNS damage prospects of Shiv Sena-BJP candidates in Mumbai?

At an election rally at Bandra-Kurla Complex, Narendra Modi sent out a clear message to his supporters, that they should be wary of outsiders. In other words, that they should vote for the Shiv Sena and not the MNS.

Pains a lot when people say I’ve become bigger than the party, says Narendra Modi

BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday debunked accusations of a personality cult around him, insisting that remarks that he had grown bigger than the party caused him 'a lot of pain'.

AAP to promote Varanasi as global spiritual capital

Fostering development while upholding tradition will be the crux of the AAP’s  manifesto for the ancient city of Varanasi, where the party’s chief, Arvind Kejriwal, will take on BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi and Congress leader Ajay Rai in one of the key battles of the ongoing LS elections.

Telangana tangle: Voters are caught between KCR, Modi

Supporters of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhara Rao in key parliamentary constituencies present a dichotomy. They want to see BJP’s Narendra Modi as the next prime minister but will vote only for TRS candidates in both assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

Yamuna drying up but politics flows along ghats

Politicians of various hues have promised to restore the glory of the Yamuna in Mathura. They have panned past projects to save the river and promised to replace them with better ones.

Advantage BJP in Wasseypur

Wasseypur, a small Muslim-dominated town in Dhanbad made famous by the Anurag Kashyap-directed film Gangs of Wasseypur, stands divided this election. The choice is between the Congress, and Trinamool Congress (TMC) which is making its debut in Dhanbad.

Oh deer! Animals get voters’ goat in Himachal

Marauding monkeys have always been a major poll issue in Himachal Pradesh. Other wild animals – from fruit bats to deer and leopards – have joined them in the list of villains this time.

Veerappan’s nephew to fight Modi in Varanasi

PN Ramachandran, the nephew of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, filed his nomination papers from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency on Monday. The 34-year-old Ramachandran is the son of Veerappan’s sister and a native of Nagamarai Puture.

Militants short of weapons in Kashmir

Security agencies are facing a tricky situation in Kashmir, as ground reports suggest poor arms availability for fresh local recruits of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is forcing the militant outfit to resort to weapon snatching from security personnel.

Goa mining won’t start just yet

“Mines cannot start functioning any time soon since all operational mines (between 93 and 104) have no valid leases,” said Claude Alvares, petitioner, Goa Foundation. “The apex court has allowed miners to extract 20mt annually but the practical value of the cap is zero.”

Caught on video: how masked gangs are stealing data at Mumbai ATMs

HT investigation has revealed that at least 73 persons across Mumbai lost over Rs. 17 lakh of their hard-earned money as the fraudsters emptied their accounts with cloned ATM cards prepared by the stolen data.

Open field trials of GM crops: SC seeks Centre's response

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought an answer from the Centre as to why there should not be an interim suspension of open field trials of genetically modified crops in view of an expert committee disfavouring it.

SC sets up 3-member panel for road safety

As over 1.30 lakh people die in road traffic accidents every year in India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set up a three-member panel to monitor implementation of road safety measures, including emergency medical help to accident victims.

SC bans lawyer from entering premises for 6 months

The Supreme Court has banned a lawyer from entering its precincts for six months, after the top court's gender sensitisation panel found him guilty of stalking and harassing a female advocate.
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