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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

 India

Check price tag before you pay for crackers

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Faridabad: 230 shops gutted in cracker market fire

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JMM, party of poor tribals, inducts Ivy League man

JMM, a political party that associates itself largely with poor, illiterate and ignorant tribespeople, on Tuesday drafted in a Harvard educated, upper caste non-Jharkhandi to boost its profile ahead of the state assembly elections.

UK couple found dead in Agra hotel, another robbed in Varanasi

A British couple was found dead in a hotel on Tuesday morning with medicines strewn all over the room, indicating drug overdose as the cause of deaths.

Disclosure of black money account holders will embarrass Cong: Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hit back at Congress saying the party will be embarrassed once the names of people holding illicit foreign accounts are made public.

Land grab complaints back to haunt Yeddyurappa

Karnataka high court orders Shimoga special lokayukta court to investigate two complaints in which the former chief minister has been accused of illegally acquiring two large tracts of land in his home district.

In pics: Hudhud takes the green sheen off Vizag

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World needs UN convention on terrorism: Doval

National security adviser tells gathering of strategic experts greater convergence between states is needed to fight terrorism.
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