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HindustanTimes Wed,20 Aug 2014

India

In Bengal, BJP rallying Hindu refugees, SC/STs against Bangla Muslim settlers

In the BJP’s book, there are two categories of Bangladeshis who have settled in West Bengal — Hindu refugees fleeing religious persecution and Muslim infiltrators.

Hyderabad stalled as Telangana survey kicks off

Transport services, offices, and educational institutes have been closed, as the Telangana government is making all efforts to make sure every one in the new state’s population is counted and their socio-economic status profiled.

1,000-odd Planning Commission staff at sea

Uncertainty mires not only the future of 1,000 employees working with the Planning Commission and its affiliated institutions but also some constitutional tasks on inter-state relations the panel used to perform.

Mars mission: Isro readies to lower spacecraft speed

As D-day approaches for Mangalyaan’s entry to Mars, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is gearing up for its next big challenge — lowering the velocity of the spacecraft.

'Sanjana's husband watched her burn and did nothing to save her'

Sanjana had set herself on fire after enduring years of harassment at the hands of her in-laws. Her husband saw her set herself on fire but did nothing to stop her and took her to the hospital only on the insistence of neighbours.

Ghaziabad tense after minor’s rape, auto driver’s murder

The local administration was forced to call in para-military forces in Loni Monday as hundreds of protesters clashed with the police after rumours of an alleged rape victim’s death and the accused being let off spread in the UP town that borders Delhi.

India, Japan aim to iron out civil N-deal wrinkles

With India showing willingness to sign the civil nuclear deal with Japan, Tokyo is sending top diplomat Shinsuke Sugiyama to New Delhi next week for last-minute clarifications and negotiations with top officials, including national security advisor Ajit Doval.

Decision to appoint Manmohan as FM in 1991 came 'out of the blue': Daman Singh

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh was asleep when PC Alexander, principal secretary to the prime minister, rang him up frantically to convey Rao's decision to appoint him as finance minister.

Nigerian man tests negative for Ebola, no case so far in India

The man, who had flown into Delhi on early Sunday morning, was brought to RML hospital for screening along with two other passengers after he had shown (EVD)-like symptoms.

France rejigs proposal to fit into PM Modi’s defence sector vision

Weapon suppliers appear to be getting the drift of PM Narendra Modi’s intentions to speed up defence indigenisation and transform the country from the world’s biggest arms importer into an export powerhouse.

Is proof gathered by sniffer dogs admissible?

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine this vital question of law and admitted a matter in which the Karnataka government is demanding the conviction of a man accused of raping and murdering a minor on the ground he was arrested after the police sniffer dogs tracked him down.

Censor board CEO arrested on bribery charges

The CBI said that the complainant, an authorised agent for censor certification, had approached the board on behalf of the producer of a regional language film for its early clearance.

Pak envoy meets Kashmiri separatist, India calls off talks

The move comes as a blow to peace efforts between the two countries which received a potential boost after PM Modi invited his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to his inauguration in May. Poll: Can India-Pak relations ever improve?

Uniform e-tickets for air travellers soon

The DGCA — the country’s civil aviation regulator — has directed airlines to issue e-tickets in a uniform format to address security concerns and decrease waiting time at the entry gates at the airports.

Kerala BJP leader resents job ad barring Hindus

A BJP functionary in Kerala on Monday took objection to an employment advertisement issued by a business concern in Thrissur that said only Christian and Muslim candidates need apply.
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