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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

 India

BJP is forming its own vigilance teams to check infiltration along Bengal-Bangladesh border

State BJP is forming its own 'vigilance teams' along the Bengal-Bangladesh to check the problem of infiltration. Districts such as North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Malda and Murshidabad will get special attention as a lot of infiltration takes place in these areas, state BJP leaders told HT.

Observe 'Good Governance Day' on Dec 25: UGC

UGC has asked universities across the country to observe December 25 as 'Good Governance Day' amid the controversy over organising events on the occasion which requires physical presence of students in campus on Christmas.

Bail to Lakhvi clearly shows Pak’s real face: 26/11 victims

 Survivors, and families of those killed in the audacious 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, have questioned Pakistan’s commitment, if any, to combating terrorism in the backdrop of the decision of a Pakistan court to release Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

Masterminding 26/11 attacks from the control room

Nariman House, a Jewish residential complex run by the Chabad-Lubavitch ultra-orthodox movement, was scene to some horrific killing, which lead to the death of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife along with several other hostages.

‘Zaki chacha’ cleared the attacks

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is among seven Pakistanis accused of planning and executing the 26/11 attacks. Military commander of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Lakhvi was instrumental in planning the terror strike along with Hafiz Saeed.

The making of a Smart India: Let's not lose this opportunity

We're on the cusp of something special. Creating a Smart India makes sense economically, politically and socially. Technology, coupled with a mature assessment of the benefits of sustainable living, will provide us the answers.

LN Mishra murder: 4 convicts get life imprisonment

In a show of mercy, a Delhi court Thursday said the men convicted of murdering railway minister LN Mishra in 1975 should not be condemned to death and sentenced the four to life imprisonment instead.

Will conduct fair inquiry into irrigation scam, state tells HC

The state government on Thursday informed the Bombay high court it has decided to conduct a fair and independent inquiry into the irregularities found by the Madhav Chitale committee in at least two irrigation projects in Konkan, Kondhane and Channera.

No policy yet for app-based taxi services

A fortnight after the Delhi rape incident, in which a driver of Uber, a taxi aggregator, had raped a 27-year old woman passenger, the state’s transport department still doesn’t have any concrete plan or policy to secure the safety of women in app-based cab services or fleet cabs.

SC divests MP HC judge accused of sexual abuse of responsibilities

The Supreme Court Thursday quashed an ‘in-house’ panel constituted by the Madhya Pradesh high court chief justice to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a sitting judge there and divested the accused judge of all administrative and supervisory functions.

Hyderabadi biryani that landed a ‘social worker’ in the terror net

Hyderabadi Biryani. According to the police, that’s how 25-year-old Shah Mudassir referred to the plot to procure locally available explosives during online chats with jihadi elements. Mudassir and his friend Shoeb Khan were arrested by the Hyderabad police in October this year while tarying to obtain a visa for Afghanistan, where they were to undergo weapons training.

I can’t leave home, face people: Bihar rape victim

I have not stepped out of my door since four men raped me at Bihta, a few kilometres west of Patna, on November 19.

‘He liked playing cricket, had no terror links’

Earlier this year, 24-year-old computer technician Shoeb Khan applied for a passport. Being a quiet and unassuming youth – as described by his family – with no criminal record, Shoeb had no trouble getting his passport application approved by the Hingoli police.

Kerala dilutes liquor policy, Sundays won’t be ‘dry'

Under pressure from the liquor lobby and tourism sector, the Kerala government on Thursday decided to dilute its liquor policy announced barely three months back.

AAP charges Prasad, Tewari with conflict of interest

AAP alleged 'conflict of interest and gross impropriety' against Union telecommunications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and former information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari for taking 'retainership fees' from the Reliance Group.
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