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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

 India

Article 370 has not benefited J-K at all: Rajnath

Those opposing abrogation of Article 370 should spell out how it has benefited Jammu and Kashmir, BJP president Rajnath Singh has said while favouring a debate on the constitutional provision that grants special status to the state.

Leopard strays into Maharashtra village, attacks locals in bid to escape

A leopard sparked panic in a Maharashtra village on Monday after it attacked locals as it wandered onto the rooftop of a house. The big cat strayed into the Chandrapur district, scaring the residents and forcing them to run for their lives.

SC reserves order on Subrata Roy's plea against his detention

The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on Sahara chief Subrata Roy's petition challenging its decision to send him to jail in the case relating to non-refund of more than Rs. 20,000 crore of investors money.

SC may decide on hearing gay sex plea in open court

The Supreme Court is likely to decide on Tuesday whether to hear in open court a curative petition requesting it to "correct" its verdict reviving a colonial era provision that makes consensual homosexual acts in private a criminal offence punishable with life imprisonment.

Gorla Rohini sworn in as chief justice of Delhi HC

Justice Gorla Rohini was on Monday administered the oath of office as the first woman chief justice of the Delhi High Court.

Maoists blow up school building in Bihar

Maoist guerrillas blew up a state-run school in Bihar's Jamui district early on Monday, police said. Over 200 students will now not be able to attend school.

Govt accepts vice-admiral's plea for early retirement

The government on Monday accepted Western Naval Command chief vice-admiral Shekhar Sinha's plea for voluntary retirement. Sinha had on Thursday sought early retirement, hours after admiral Robin Dhowan took over as the new navy chief.

SC lifts iron ore mining ban in Goa, caps annual output

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed mining in the top iron ore exporting Goa state with an upper limit of 20 million tonnes per year.

EC seeks tape of his speech as Pravin Togadia denies making anti-Muslim remarks

The BJP and the RSS on Monday defended VHP president Pravin Togadia, saying he made no anti-Muslim comments. A day earlier news reports quoted him as saying that Muslims should be thrown out of Hindu areas.

HT pays homage to Khushwant Singh, announces plans to institute award in his name

HT Senior Resident Editor Sunita Aron announced plans to institute an award in the name of Khushwant Singh for original writing. The award may be announced during next year’s literary festival, she said.

It’s rurals who vote in Kashmir, Srinagar indifferent

While poll fever has gripped the rest of the country, Kashmir remains indifferent. Barring some rallies over the past few weeks, Srinagar has seen no poll activity.

Ambitious leader but full of contradictions

The road to India’s newest state has been long and twisting. And the life of Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao (KCR), the father of Telangana, is similarly full of contradictions and about-turns.

Delhi's well-off want food benefits meant for poor

Delhi’s food and supplies department received 15.54 lakh applications for a food security card. Upon verification, the department found that 29,000 applications were filed by families that had an annual income of more than Rs. 1 lakh.

Advani says those not voting should be barred from poll

BJP leader L K Advani today batted for introduction of compulsory voting in the country and said those failing to exercise their right to franchise should be barred from voting in future.

Supreme Court agrees to hear Tejpal's bail plea

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the bail plea of Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal, who has been charged with allegedly raping a junior female colleague in Goa last year, and issued a notice to the Goa Police.
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