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A sluggish economy and an untamable rise in prices can be sufficient reasons for public ire to turn against any incumbent government, although crusader-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal seems optimistic about his Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) performance in the upcoming Delhi assembly polls, many voters apparently think otherwise, firefighters in eastern China have rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy lodged in a sewage pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, state television reported, in a case which has sparked anger on social media sites and Christened "Durga vahini" after the goddess who slays evil and symbolises women's power, a group in Bihar has banned consuming alcohol in their village as also the entry of anybody in a drunken state. These were today's most read stories on HT... read more.

india Updated: May 28, 2013 16:52 IST
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A sluggish economy and an untamable rise in prices can be sufficient reasons for public ire to turn against any incumbent government, although crusader-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal seems optimistic about his Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) performance in the upcoming Delhi assembly polls, many voters apparently think otherwise, firefighters in eastern China have rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy lodged in a sewage pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, state television reported, in a case which has sparked anger on social media sites and Christened "Durga vahini" after the goddess who slays evil and symbolises women's power, a group in Bihar has banned consuming alcohol in their village as also the entry of anybody in a drunken state. These were today's most read stories on HT... read more.

Modi, anti-incumbency benefit BJP, but will it last until 2014 polls?

A sluggish economy and an untamable rise in prices can be sufficient reasons for public ire to turn against any incumbent government. In the case of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), there are more reasons than just the economy and prices. One, of course, is its long tenure — it is only the third government since Independence to be in power for nine years running.

Aam aadmi’s advice to Aam Aadmi Party: Go regional, then national

Although crusader-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal seems optimistic about his Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) performance in the upcoming Delhi assembly polls, many voters apparently think otherwise. Many of the voters in Delhi hail Kejriwal's decision of launching the party, but they are not sure whether they would exercise their franchise in favour of the newly-launched 'people's party'.

Abandoned newborn baby rescued from toilet pipe in China

Firefighters in eastern China have rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy lodged in a sewage pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, state television reported, in a case which has sparked anger on social media sites. There are frequent reports in Chinese media of babies being abandoned, often shortly after birth, a problem attributed variously to young mothers unaware they were pregnant, the birth of an unwanted girl in a society which puts greater value on boys or China's strict family planning rules.

Drunk husbands taste women power

Baleshwar Pasi, 35, fired a volley of abuses at his wife last Thursday as he neared his rundown thatched roof hut, his feet unsteady from a bellyful of country-made liquor he had consumed. "I hope, for your own sake, the food is ready, you *****," he shouted, as he had been doing every evening since he married Munni 15 years ago. But this day, he soon realised, was different.

First Published: May 28, 2013 16:50 IST