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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

India

Towering cake, royal buggy: Socialist Mulayam has big, fat birthday bash

A horse carriage flown in from England, flowers from the Netherlands, 75-foot-long fresh fruit cake, Sufi singers and fireworks – Mulayam Singh Yadav’s 75th birthday was one grand party. Photos inside

Ex-IPS candidate pledges to end joblessness

As its police superintendent in 1992, he claims he made Palamu a crime-free district. 24 years later, PK Siddharth, 69, ex-IPS officer, is back to this remote, backward district in northwest Jharkhand promising to make it unemployment-free.

In Jharkhand’s most arid region, parties fight ‘water war’

The JMM’s hopes of a rich harvest in its stronghold Santhal Parganas could be dented in the assembly polls with the opposition highlighting region’s perennial water shortage to woo voters in state’s most arid region.

Clean India campaign is a marketing gimmick: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addressing two rallies in Jharkhand’s Manika and Panki districts on Saturday alleged that power has been concentrated in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a few bureaucrats.

BJP planning to suspend 15 Cong MLAs to get majority: Chavan

Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan alleged on Saturday that the BJP government has hatched a conspiracy to suspend 15 Congress MLAs to 'manufacture majority' in the state assembly.

BJP steps up efforts to get Shiv Sena on board

The two parties are likely to seal the deal before chief minister Devendra Fadnavis expands his Cabinet ahead of the state legislature's winter session that begins early next month.

Modi govt's rehab policy for Tibetans on the anvil

The Modi government has finalised the country’s first rehabilitation policy for over 1 lakh Tibetan refugees in the country, explicitly giving them access to welfare schemes and subsidies on a par with Indians. The new policy will make it quicker for Tibetan refugees to get identity documents.

Naidu removes Nehru-Gandhi family names from schemes to revive NTR legacy

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has set out on a mission to resurrect the legacy of his party founder Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) whose name, the Telugu Desam Party leaders say, went obscured during the 10 years of the Congress rule in the state and at the centre.

Bengal: Tea garden owner killed over wage dispute

Rajesh Jhunjhunwala, a tea garden owner in his mid-50s, was allegedly stoned and clubbed to death Saturday by irate workers over non-payment of wages for the past two months near Malbazar in Jalpaiguri, more than 500 kms to the north of Kolkata.

Sena would be accommodated in cabinet expansion: BJP minister

The BJP leader Chandrakant Patil on Saturday said the estranged ally Shiv Sena 'will be accommodated' in the cabinet expansion before the winter session of the assembly starts on December 8.

Woman dies of heart attack at Mulayam b'day event

A 60-year-old woman died at GIC ground in Bisoli town, Buduan, on Saturday where local parliamentarian Dharmendra Yadava distributed blankets to mark the birthday of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.  
 

Poor rain, callous authorities drive Marathwada farmers to suicide

With low production and destruction of crops in the ongoing rabi season, Marathwada has recorded around 350 suicides in the past three months, a number which officials fear is likely to go up in the coming months.

The term 'Hindu terror' isn’t appropriate: Rajnath Singh

Union home minister Rajnath Singh wants peace with all neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, but believes that other nations should reciprocate. In an exclusive interview to HT, he indicts Pakistan for not tackling terrorism effectively.

CM attacks Congress, PDP of eroding Kashmir’s special status

 

Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Saturday that the Kashmir issue was of paramount importance to the people in the Valley and that no talk about development would make any sense without first finding a political solution to the whole issue.

Food for thought: Future diet is white powder with water!

Rob Rhinehart has developed Soylent – a powder that when mixed in water makes a drink which promises to make the future of food healthy, balancing all nutrients the human body needs.
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