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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

India

Migrant workers pay small fortunes to leave Srinagar

The fear of epidemic and loss of livelihoods witnessing migrant workers leave Srinagar in droves. Jahangir Mohammad from Araria in Bihar waited for a free flight for two days outside the airport in the BSF relief camp, but on Wednesday he booked a Spicejet flight to Chandigarh for Rs. 2,250.

BJP top brass blamed for Uttar Pradesh loss

The 3-8 drubbing the BJP received at the hands of the Samajwadi Party in the UP bypolls exposed weak links in the saffron party’s armour. The infighting is out in the open as losing party candidates are busy preparing reports against party leaders and MPs, whom they blame for their defeat.

Bad times for BJP now, mocks SP’s Shiv Pal Yadav

Senior Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister and Samajwadi Party leader Shiv Pal Singh Yadav said on Wednesday that the bypoll results have exposed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ‘communal’ agenda and ‘false’ promises it made to the people before Lok Sabha polls.

Chapter on Medha Patkar out of children’s book

Government-funded publisher National Book Trust has decided to drop a chapter on Narmada Bachao Andolan activist and AAP leader Medha Patkar from a book after an NGO raised an objection.

Maneka wants bigger role for Varun in UP

A day after the BJP’s disastrous performance in the Uttar Pradesh bypolls, Women and Child Development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi quipped about her son, Varun Gandhi, to be brought back into the UP political scenario.

PM to seek clarity on LAC positions, raise trust issues

While the focus of India-China talks during President Xi Jinping’s visit remains the cementing of economic ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to also emphasise on trust-building and push for a clarification on the 3,488km line of actual control (LAC).

100 Chinese soldiers enter Chumar

On a day Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off his three-day visit to the country, the Chinese army reportedly made a fresh incursion in Chumar area and refused to return even as a flag-meeting between the two sides is believed to have made no headway in breaking the deadlock.

Gujarat turns prime hunting ground for PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is busy building his team of civil servants in Delhi. And it has a strong Gujarat connection. Two more Gujarat cadre IAS officers were appointed to the Centre this week.

Isro and Nasa plan Mars joint working group

Scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation and Nasa plan to set up a Mars joint working group. Meanwhile Isro scientists on Tuesday completed the verifications and the re-verifications of the commands that have been uploaded on Mangalyaan.

Gujarat, China ink three pacts

Gujarat government on Wednesday inked three pacts, two agreements and one memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese agencies in the presence of visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad.

Chinese President, first lady treated to Gujarati thali

From dhokla to undhiyu and khichdi, some 20 Gujarati delicacies were on platter at the dinner organised for visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening.

Congress releases booklet on 100 days of BJP 'misrule'

Congress on Wednesday brought out a booklet on BJP's '100 days of misrule' insisting that results of all the bypolls after the Lok Sabha election reflect 'people's anger' over 'hollow promises of a useless government'.

Merely naming distant relatives not enough to make them accused in dowry cases: SC

A bench of Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said courts cannot summon distant relations of a man in dowry cases in absence of any specific role attributed to them and material to support the allegations.

India keen to make nuclear deal work, says US

The United States said Wednesday there is a strong desire on the part of the new Indian government to work through the “tough issues” delaying the implementation of the civil nuclear deal.

Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor

Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government on Wednesday steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs. 1,500 crore.
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