HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014


EC to watch out for unaccounted money, code of conduct violations

The Election Commission has deployed around 1,800 teams, including flying squads and static surveillance teams, with thousands of officers to keep an eye on the expenditure and code of conduct violations.

Sena, BJP fight; RSS looks the other way

The RSS has, for now, adopted a wait-and-watch stance and may not intervene even if the BJP-Sena’s 25-year-old alliance ends, a senior RSS leader indicated on Thursday.

BJP doesn’t care about MNS, looks at larger picture

For years now, neither have the parties attacked each other openly, nor poached members of the other party. With Ram Kadam’s induction, is it finally an all-out war between the two parties? Many seem to think so.

Arun Gawli’s daughter to fight polls, keep his party alive

Even though there were talks about Geeta contesting on a Shiv Sena ticket from Byculla, she said she will fight the polls as a candidate for the Akhil Bhartiya Sen, founded by her father, Arun Gawli.

HC transfers rape case against NCP's Laxman Dhobale to crime branch

The Bombay high court on Thursday transferred the rape case against former Maharashtra minister and NCP legislator, Laxman Dhobale, to the Mumbai police crime branch.

RPI's Athawale claims Pawar invited him to join hands with NCP

RPI (A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Thursday claimed that he was invited by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join hands with his party. RPI (A) is a constituent of 'Mahayuti', an alliance led by BJP and Shiv Sena.

Unable to fill seats, engg colleges want unpopular courses scrapped

Almost 40% of engineering seats in the state remained vacant for the academic year 2014-15, and as many as eight courses are awaiting permission from the AICTE and the DTE to shut shop.

Mumbai: Vet students refuse to attend lectures in unsafe campus

More than 250 undergraduate students of Bombay Veterinary College have threatened to go on strike from Friday, demanding that lectures be shifted to the institute’s Parel campus.

Ebola scare: 'Install thermal scanners at Pune, Nagpur airports in a week'

The Centre will have to arrange for thermal body scanners at Pune and Nagpur airports in a week to check passengers landing from Ebola-affected countries, following a direction of the Bombay HC on Thursday.

FIR against impostors faking MNS chief Raj Thackeray's identity online

The complaint stated that alleged impostors had sent 'friend requests' to people online. After accepting these 'friend requests', the fraudsters indulged in chats in the name of Raj Thackeray.

Marathas are dominant community, say petitioners in HC

The petitioners who have opposed reservations for the Marathas and the Muslims in Maharashtra, on Thursday argued before the Bombay HC that Marathas were in fact dominant in many sectors.

NCP's demand for 144 seats in Maharashtra polls justified: Ajit Pawar

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Thursday once again backed his party’s demand for 144 seats and said that his party would not repeat the mistake it did post 2004 polls, if it emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra.

Mumbai: Constable suspended for taking police jeep for 24-hr joyride

A 26-year-old constable from the motor transport department of the Mumbai police took his wife and children for a picnic around the city and Thane. His mistake: he took a police jeep that too without informing anyone.

Politicians clean up wiki profiles ahead of state polls

With many voters going online to get details on candidates before Maharashtra assembly polls, politicians and their supporters are sanitising their profiles on Wikipedia.

Xi Jinping is open-minded and realistic: Dalai Lama

Amid protests in New Delhi by Tibetans against the government for according a red carpet welcome to Chinese president, the community's spiritual leader Dalai Lama called the Sino-Indian relationship as 'important to Asia'.
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