HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014


Mixed response to Maneka's move to try juveniles

Maneka Gandhi
Women and child welfare minister Maneka Gandhi has set the cat among the pigeons after stating that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults.

IIT prof wants protection under Whistleblower’s Act

IIT Kharagpur

A professor of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur has demanded an immediate protection under the Whistleblower Protection Act 2011. Dr Rajeev Kumar, 55, a professor of computer science and engineering at IIT Kharagpur had been served a show cause notice last month seeking ‘compulsory retirement’.

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Pachnanda opts out of race for CBI additional director post


The row over the appointment of the CBI's additional director took a new turn on Friday when RK Pachnanda  and approached the Supreme Court saying he accepted the decision to appoint Archana Ramasundaram to the post.

Veteran VHP leader Giriraj Kishore dies at 94

Giriraj Kishore
Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died in New Delhi on Sunday evening following prolonged illness.

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over journo’s meeting with Hafiz Saeed

 Hafiz Saeed
The Congress party on Monday sought an explanation from the government in Rajya Sabha over the reported meeting of a journalist considered close to yoga guru Ramdev with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Ramdev defends his aide's meeting with Hafiz Saeed

LS passes TRAI amendment bill amid walkout

Mobile networks
A bill to remove legal hurdles in the appointment of former TRAI chief Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to the Prime Minister was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday.

Top BJP leaders in Amit Shah’s son's engagement

 L K Advani
The who’s who of the Union cabinet and BJP’s top echelons descended on Ahmedabad on Sunday evening to attend the engagement ceremony of Jay Shah, son of newly-anointed BJP president Amit Shah.

Now, India gets first local research vessel


In a historic ceremony held at the Marmugao Harbour of Goa on Sunday, Dr Jitendra Singh, minister of state science and technology (independent charge), dedicated to the nation the first ever indigenously built Research Vessel (Ship) ‘Sindhu Sadhana’ acquired recently by the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography.

Summer special train bound for Anand Vihar reaches New Delhi instead

semi-bullet train
Passengers of a summer special train from Patna to Delhi had to face a harrowing time on Sunday after the train reached the wrong railway station.

PM Modi to launch engagement with BRICS leaders

PM Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement with BRICS leaders, giving top priority for the establishment of the BRICS development bank with equal share holding for all the five members.

Army on stand by, curfew on in Baksa, 3 arrested

Assam violence
The army remained on stand by and indefinite curfew, clamped since the kidnap and killing of of four persons by suspected militants, remained in force for the third day in Assam's Baksa district as three persons were arrested in connection with the crime on Monday.

Prafulla Mahanta steps down as AGP president

Prafulla Kumar Mahanta
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Monday stepped down as president of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in view of the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle. The two-time Assam chief minister had co-founded the party in October 1985.
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