HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014


Teacher molests minor in school room in Rajasthan

A 52-year-old teacher molested a minor girl student at a government school in Barmer and threatened to expel her from the school if she discussed the issue with her parents.

J-K floods: Death toll climbs to 277, says Omar

The death toll due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir has climbed to 277 even as chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday expressed hope that the toll would not be as high as feared earlier.

Panaji: Man held for raping daughter, relatives

The accused, an unemployed man living with his in-laws in Margao town, raped his daughter and the two other women relatives over the last six months and threatened them with dire consequences, a police spokesman said.

Xi visit: China continues to play down incursions

Attempting to clear the air over incursions that dogged President Xi Jinping’s India visit, China on Friday said differences over the disputed border should be handled in a way that does not impact peace and development in bilateral ties.

US man kills six grandchildren, daughter

A man killed his daughter and six grandchildren, the youngest just three months old, in a mass shooting at a house in the US state of Florida on Thursday. The oldest child was 11 years old.

Maharashtra: Man kills youth over love affair

The accused, whose identity was yet to be established, accosted the youth and fired at him from point blank range in Savarkar Nagar and fled from there shortly before midnight, Vartak Nagar police sub-inspector AE Gole said.

Aus sleuths say IS plotted 'Mumbai-style' attack

Australia's intelligence agencies have uncovered a plot by the Islamic State militants to launch a 'Mumbai-style' terror attack on the parliament with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other top officials being the prime targets.

Indians among top property buyers in Dubai

Indians constitute a dominating group while buying real estate in Dubai, having invested nearly 10.5 billion dirhams (Rs 104 billion approx) during the first half of this year, says a report.

Mumbai: Guj fisherman's body arrives from Pakistan

Fifty five days after his death in a Pakistani jail under mysterious circumstances, the body of a Gujarat fisherman was flown to Mumbai from where it is being brought to his native village in the state on Friday.

US Congress okays Obama plan to train Syria rebels

The Congress passed on Thursday US President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State jihadists, a key plank of his strategy to smash the militants.

$100bn to $20bn: What missing billions say about Sino-India ties

Beijing does not see India, a messy democracy with an economy one-fourth China’s, as being in the same league. Before they take power, Chinese leaders visit the countries they see as big leaguers. Xi did not come here.

India 'instigating' incidents on borders: Chinese media

Even as Chinese troops began withdrawing from the Chumar area in Ladakh, the official media here accused India of 'instigating' incidents on the borders to divert attention during important visits of Chinese leaders.

Hunt for missing Malaysia plane MH370 to resume

Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said Friday.

CBI chief row: Bhushan 'won't name' whistleblower

In a stand that could lead to a face-off between the Supreme Court and CPIL — an NGO represented by advocate Prashant Bhushan — the latter has declined to disclose the identity of the ‘whistle-blower’ who leaked the visitors’ logbook at CBI chief Ranjit Sinha’s Delhi residence.

Ajit Singh attacks govt over bungalow controversy

RLD chief Ajit Singh attacked the government on Friday for rejecting his demand for converting the bungalow occupied by him into a memorial to his father, former prime minister Charan Singh, and blamed it for protests over the issue.
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