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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

India

Mumbai: Guj fisherman's body arrives from Pakistan

Fifty five days after his death in a Pakistani jail under mysterious circumstances, the body of a Gujarat fisherman was flown to Mumbai from where it is being brought to his native village in the state on Friday.

All 13 held guilty in Birbhum gang rape case

A district court held all 13 persons guilty of subjecting a tribal girl to gang rape after a kangaroo court dictated that punishment for her for having an affair with a boy of a different community.

CBI probe of chit fund scams puts the heat on Odisha journalists

One of the reasons that inspired Saroj (name changed) to opt for a career in journalism against the stiff opposition by his family was his desire to work with big names in the industry.

Teacher molests minor in school room in Rajasthan

A 52-year-old teacher molested a minor girl student at a government school in Barmer and threatened to expel her from the school if she discussed the issue with her parents.

Seat-sharing: Shiv Sena, BJP try and hold on

The alliance was kept intact on Friday after senior leaders met and decided to begin negotiations with a new seat-sharing formula. PM Narendra Modi and Nitin Gadkari met twice in New Delhi to discuss the situation.

Indian Muslims won't dance to the tune of al Qaeda, will live and die for India: Modi

In his first interview since he became Prime Minister, Narendra Modi told CNN that Indian Muslims will live and die for India. They will not dance to the tune of al Qaeda and they will not want anything bad for India, he said.

When Xi Jinping became 'Eleven Jinping' on Indian television

State-run broadcaster DD News has dropped a part-time anchor after she mis-pronounced Chinese president Xi Jinping's name thrice and ended up calling the Chinese leader 'Eleven Jinping'.

Harsh Vardhan pats Chandy for reducing liquor availability

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday lavished praise on Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy for the state government's decision to drastically reduce availability of liquor.

New Kailash route against religion: Uttarakhand CM

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping agreed on opening an alternative route to Kailash Mansarovar, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said it goes against religious sentiments. It is not in keeping with the centuries-old scriptures which recognise only the traditional route for the pilgrimage passing through Uttarakhand, he said.

Ajit Singh attacks govt over bungalow controversy

RLD chief Ajit Singh attacked the government on Friday for rejecting his demand for converting the bungalow occupied by him into a memorial to his father, former prime minister Charan Singh, and blamed it for protests over the issue.

Panaji: Man held for raping daughter, relatives

The accused, an unemployed man living with his in-laws in Margao town, raped his daughter and the two other women relatives over the last six months and threatened them with dire consequences, a police spokesman said.

Maharashtra: Man kills youth over love affair

The accused, whose identity was yet to be established, accosted the youth and fired at him from point blank range in Savarkar Nagar and fled from there shortly before midnight, Vartak Nagar police sub-inspector AE Gole said.

'So sari': Nirmala Sitharaman loses baggage on AI flight, keeps calm

Union minister of state for commerce and industry Nirmala Sitharaman has become the latest victim of misplaced baggage on an Air India flight as her checked in luggage went missing on her way to Australia.

After Modi-Xi meeting, China pulls back troops from Ladakh

Chinese troops, locked in a staring match with Indian forces in Ladakh, started withdrawing on Thursday after President Xi Jinping told PM Narendra Modi that he was 'sad' tensions between the armies had 'cast a shadow' on his visit. From $100 billion to $20 billion, missing billions a tell-tale sign with China

As flood waters recede, life inches to normal in J-K

Life is limping back to normal in flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir with the help of central agencies while local authorities struggle to assess the damage two weeks after the state was devastated by its worst deluge in over 100 years.   
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