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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

India

'J-K council resolution on Indo-Pak talks uncalled for'

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu termed as 'uncalled for and not in the national interest' a resolution passed on Thursday by the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council on resumption of talks with Pakistan.

Jharkhand HC suspends official linked to ‘love jihad’

The Jharkhand High Court on Thursday suspended its registrar general (vigilance) for allegedly “convincing” shooter Tara Shahdeo to marry Ranjit Kohli even as he admitted to ‘nikah’ with her but denied coercing her to embrace Islam.

Duggal nudged out as guv, Narasimhan may be next

Duggal, a former Union home secretary, was looking after the additional charge of Mizoram Raj Bhavan as well. He submitted resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee late in the evening on Thursday. He was appointed Governor in December last year.

No SC relief for Maran, CBI may file charge sheet

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran’s demand to restrain the CBI from filing a charge sheet against him in the Aircel-Maxis deal arising out of the investigation into the 2G spectrum scam.

After exit from law ministry, Ashwani Kumar may head law panel

More than a year after his resignation from the cabinet, Congress leader and former law minister Ashwani Kumar may make a comeback in the forefront.

Delhi airport the most unsafe one in country

Growing air traffic seems to have taken a toll on Delhi airport as it emerged as the most unsafe airport in the country, with maximum incidents of air miss – when two or more aircraft fly dangerously close to each other.

BJP-HJC split may divide non-Jat votes in Haryana

The split between Kuldeep Bishnoi’s Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) and the BJP following an acrimonious innings in the past six months has serious political ramifications for both parties.

Eye on polls, Cong woos deserters in Jharkhand

Ahead of assembly polls, the Congress in Jharkhand is trying to replenish its depleted political stock by reaching out to leaders who deserted the party after being sidelined during the Lok Sabha polls.

Visva-Bharati student alleges gang rape by 4 youths

A student of Visva-Bharati university was allegedly gang-raped for days by four youths — three of whom belong to the same department of the university. 

PM to launch reading movement with Vanche Bharat

To be steered by the human resource development  ministry, the mega ‘Vanche Bharat’ project will aim at unleashing a book popularising and reading movement across the country and to inculcate the reading habit in about 400 million school and college students  besides reviving dying libraries.

Make pre-marital clinical tests mandatory: HC

Noting that impotency or frigidity were serious social problems that often broke marriages, the Madras high court has suggested making pre-marital clinical tests mandatory for grooms.

Pak terror groups sent recruits for ISIS ‘jihad’: India tells US

India has informed the US that the Pakistan-based proscribed groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), were sending recruits to Syria and Iraq via Saudi Arabia and Turkey to join the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant-led ‘jihad’.

Shinzo Abe, Modi exchange tweets, to hold ‘chai pe charcha’ in Japan

The bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe is on full display with the two leaders exchanging tweets about Modi’s upcoming visit to Japan and their vision for the relationship between the two countries.

Back from dead, AAP member charged with murder

Chandra Mohan Sharma, an RTI activist and Aam Aadmi Party member whose burnt body was recovered from his car three months ago, faked his death with his brother-in-law’s help, police said on Thursday.

Saradha scam: CBI raids netas, bizmen

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday carried out raids at 21 locations in West Bengal and Assam in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam.
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