HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014


Small tsunami hits Fukushima region after quake

A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast Saturday near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. At least one person was injured and a small tsunami was triggered, but no damage was reported.

Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

US authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of US companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of its latest fighter jets, officials said on Friday.

Philippines arrests Australian over ties to ISIS

The Philippines on Friday arrested an Australian national with suspected links to foreign Islamist militants after he urged Philippine Muslims on social media sites to support conflicts in Iraq and Syria, recruiting them to go to the Middle East.

Prseident removes Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria

Amid demand from his removal by the ruling All India NR Congress government in Puducherry, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday replaced Lt Governor Virendra Kataria.

MNS chief, Chavan say Modi wave receding in state

Thackeray who was always seen praising Modi, the Gujarat development model, and also extended his support to him in the Lok Sabha polls, was seen criticising his social media stints.

Lawmakers intensify efforts for Modi's address to US Congress

A move to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of US Congress is gaining momentum with 36 lawmakers endorsing it in a letter to the Congressional leadership.

Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice on Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.

Tracy Morgan sues Walmart for crash that killed 1

Tracy Morgan has sued Walmart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.

Can Schweinsteiger stop Messi or will it be 1986 all over again?

 "Leo has rescued us in a few matches but we can’t just rely on him. The team should be there to support him just as we were against Belgium, when he controlled the game with everyone’s help,” said Javier Mascherano, Argentina’s midfield general.

Rail minister, deputy play truant, embarrass govt

When the debate on railway budget started, neither rail minister Sadananda Gowda nor his junior minister Manoj Sinha were present in the House. The Opposition created a furore over this. After 10 minutes, both Gowda and Sinha rushed to the House and apologized to the Lok Sabha.

US: Bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes, 8 hurt

Authorities say a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and eight people were hospitalized.

Haryana govt to nominate ad hoc body to run affairs

The Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras (Management) Bill, 2014, which was passed by Haryana assembly on Friday, would facilitate the establishment of a committee — Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee — for the proper management and control of gurdwaras and gurdwara properties within Haryana.

Ministers to cut foreign travel spend by 10%

The ministry of finance recently issued revised norms for the approval of deputation or tour abroad to all ministries asking them to spell out the budget provision for foreign tours expenditure after taking a 10% cut.

US House of Representatives to sue Prez Obama

Speaker John Boehner intends to sue the US president over a portion of the new health care law, according to a draft of a House resolution released on Thursday.

Agusta supplied choppers that did not undergo flight evaluation trials

The firm’s two representative choppers, with their mock-up passenger cabins, had attended the exercise and not the actual contracted chopper in violation of the norms, found Central Bureau of Investigation’s probe.
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