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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

India

Diwali in Srinagar: PM Narendra Modi's gesture to flood victims

In a gesture of support to flood victims in J-K, the PM will spend this Diwali in Srinagar. He had made a similar gesture earlier in 2001, when he, as Gujarat CM, had spent Diwali with earthquake victims in Bhuj.

World needs UN convention on terrorism: Doval

National security adviser tells gathering of strategic experts greater convergence between states is needed to fight terrorism.

Kidnapped Indian girl rescued from Nepal

A 10-year-old Indian girl who was kidnapped last month from Bihar has been rescued from her captors in Nepal.

In pics: Hudhud takes the green sheen off Vizag

A week after Cyclone Hudhud hit them head-on damaging almost every house and establishment, what is hurting the people of Visakhapatnam more is the loss of the green cover the city took pride and shelter in.

Land grab complaints back to haunt Yeddyurappa

Karnataka high court orders Shimoga special lokayukta court to investigate two complaints in which the former chief minister has been accused of illegally acquiring two large tracts of land in his home district.

Omar hopes govt will take 'serious look' at AFSPA

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah expressed hope on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would take a "serious look" at the issue of AFSPA as the time was "opportune" to make progress on it.

Woman set on fire in Kerala train dies; sketch of suspect issued

A 45-year-old woman from north Kerala who suffered severe burn injuries after she was set on fire by an unidentified man inside an empty railway compartment succumbed to her injuries Monday night.

Khaitan denied bail, to spend Diwali in jail

Businessman-cum-lawyer Gautam Khaitan is likely to spend this Diwali in jail, where he’s been lodged since his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) 28 days ago in the Rs. 3,600 AgustaWestland scam, as a Delhi court Monday denied his bail application.

Members of Pak gang who posed as KBC staff to con people held

Eight members of a Pakistan-based syndicate have been arrested in Delhi for cheating several people to the tune of lakhs of rupees through a fake lottery scheme, police said on Monday.

Woman set on fire in empty compartment

A woman suffered serious burn injuries after she was allegedly set afire by a man inside an empty compartment of the Kannur-Ernakulam Executive Express in Kannur on Monday morning.

In pics: Nation gears up for Diwali, decks up in Rangolis

The festival of Diwali is just around the corner, and to mark the occasion people across the nation have been making rangolis and sand paintings. Here are a few photos of how people are decorating with Rangolis.

Controlling the message: Why Modi chooses DD

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has anointed India's state-backed broadcaster as his media brand of choice, helping shield his government from tough questions and prompting private news outlets to complain that they are being kept out of the loop.

AP: 11 dead in explosion at fire cracker factory

Eleven people were killed on Monday and seven others seriously injured in an explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit at Vakatippa village in coastal East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Hope Modi builds grand Ayodhya temple: RSS

RSS on Monday insisted that a 'grand temple' be built in Ayodhya and hoped the Narendra Modi government will take up the issue seriously and fulfil BJP's poll promise.

Dept proceedings can go on after retirement of govt employee: SC

Departmental proceedings against a government employee for grave misconduct and negligence do not come to an end with his retirement and can continue even after that, the Supreme Court has held.
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