HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014


Even at 102, Zohra was full of a teenager’s spirit and zest for life

Veteran actress Zohra Sehgal died at 4pm on Thursday in a Delhi hospital. She was 102 years old. In her career spanning almost eight decades, the famous film actress, theatre and TV personality had acted in several Bollywood and Hollywood films. Sehgal lived with her daughter, Odissi danseuse Kiran Sehgal in Delhi

Pakistan says never accepted Kashmir's accession to India

Upping its ante, Pakistan on Thursday asserted that it had never accepted Kashmir's accession to India saying that the UNSC mandate remains till the Kashmir issue is resolved.

Five more IIMs, IITs and four more AIIMS to be set up

Finance minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said that five new IITs and IIMs will be set up across the country. The government will also set up four new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the country, Jaitley announced.

Andhra gets many sops, Telangana just one

In line with the commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act of 2014 brought by the UPA-2 regime and the poll promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Seemandhraites, the NDA government announced several sops for Andhra Pradesh in its first budget.

Two Gaza rockets shot down over Jerusalem

Gaza militants fired four rockets at Jerusalem on Thursday, with two shot down over the city and another two hitting open spaces, the Israeli army said.

Excise cuts on TVs, more services under service tax

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed a slew of reductions on excise and customs duties on daily use and aspirational products, even as he brought in more services under the service tax ambit.

GST to be big milestone for tax reform, govt revenue

Implementation of the long-pending GST will be a a key milestone for the economic reform process as it would improve tax administration and increase the resource raising potentials of the state governments.

Swamy tells Prez about 'findings' on black money

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him of his "findings on the black money deposits of Indian politicians abroad," according to a statement issued by him.

Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

Germany took the dramatic step on Thursday of asking the top US intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the year-long spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.

Father kills 4 children in Texas attack: Officials

A father opened fire at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children as well as two adults who were with them and critically wounding his 15-year-old daughter, authorities said.

Raped 81-yr-old before killing her: domestic help

He had raped his 81-year-old employer before strangling her with his bare hands and setting her on fire, a 21-year-old domestic help, accused in a gruesome murder in Greater Kailash-2, told a Delhi court.

9 people die in lightning strike on Howrah temple

Nine persons were killed and  five others injured on Thursday when lightning struck a temple where they were taking shelter during rain at Shyampur in Howrah district, police said.

Japan: Flooding as Typhoon batters mainland

Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland on Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were urged to seek shelter.

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