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HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014

India

5 Indian fishermen sentenced to death in SL

Five Indian fishermen were sentenced to death on Thursday by a Sri Lankan court for alleged drug trafficking, prompting a response from India that it will appeal to a higher court against the judgement.

Riot, terrorism victims to get more compensation

The compensation given to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or naxal violence will be increased from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh, a meeting held by home minister Rajnath Singh decided this on Thursday

Govt offices in New Delhi area to close on Thursday

Government offices located in New Delhi's central area, including North Block and South Block, will be closed from 2:00pm on Thursday till 9:30am on Friday with the 'Run for Unity' set to be flagged off by Prime Minster Narendra Modi in Vijay Chowk, Delhi.

Inviting Sharif, not Modi to Jama Masjid: Shahi Imam

Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Thursday triggered a controversy by inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as political leaders in India but not Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the anointment ceremony of his son on November 22.

Shiv Sena speaks of humilation by BJP, says will not attend Fadnavis' swearing-in

Shiv Sena is unlikely to be part of the Maharashtra government as of now, but talks are on for a possible tie-up, said BJP. Uddhav Thackeray unlikely to attend swearing-in

Black Money: Retiring CBDT chief may be SIT adviser

After his retirement as the chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes on Friday, K V Chowdary is tipped to take over as adviser of the Special Investigation Team on black-money.

Black money: Disclosing names easier under UN convention

It could have been easier for the government to disclose the names of persons having accounts in foreign banks had it implemented the United Nations Double Taxation Convention. Centre gives black money list to SC

Report of jihad links a conspiracy: AIUDF

The Central intelligence agency report on how perfume baron and Assam Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Maulana Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) has been promoting jihadi activities in Assam, which was leaked to the media, sent ripples across the state.

Forest Rights Act diluted for projects

Continuing with its business-friendly regulatory changes, the Narendra Modi government has brought in a key change diminishing the applicability of watershed Forest Rights Act (FRA) for seeking statutory forest clearance for projects.

Over 15,000 relocated in Gujarat ahead of Nilofar

More than 15,000 people were on Wednesday shifted to safer locations from coastal areas of Gujarat, which are likely to be hit by cyclone Nilofar on Saturday, presently some 870 km away.

India plans to buy ship to boost polar research

In what can be a major boost to India’s polar research, the Union cabinet Wednesday decided to buy a ship that can operate in Antarctic continent regions.

Jalandhar mob plays judge, ties up and assaults Africans for 'stealing'

At a time a debate is raging on hate crimes following Africans nationals in Delhi crying discrimination, the case has hogged the headlines for the treatment meted out to the youth.

Bangalore: Man booked under Section 377 after wife complains to cops

A woman’s complaint against her software engineer husband prompted the police to arrest the man and book him under the controversial Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalises gay sex, prescribing a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for indulging in “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”.

Govt may bring changes to land act in winter session of Parliament

To kick-start stalled development projects and remove investment bottlenecks, the government is expected to make changes to the land acquisition act during the winter session that opens on November 24.

Delhi-bound train escaped firebomb attack in Sept

A re-run of the Samjhauta Express firebombing was averted on the first day of Navratra last month when a powerful incendiary IED was detected and disposed of from a passenger train in Rewari, Haryana, counter-terror sources told HT.
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