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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

India

Calcutta HC admits Tapas Pal's plea against FIR

Tapas Pal

A two-judge appeal bench of the Calcutta high court on Wednesday admitted the petition of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal against the single-judge's order that had directed the police to register a criminal case within 72 hours against him for making offensive comments against the women during a Lok Sabha election campaign in Krishnanagar, Nadia.

Sadhu to IT: All of recovered booty not mine

Sadhu Yadav
Former RJD MP Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav, the estranged brother-in-law of party chief Lalu Prasad, has accepted to owning only a part of the booty recovered from three thieves, who confessed to committing burglary at his residence here on June 12.

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UPSC protesters set ablaze police chowki, buses

UPSC protest
The ongoing protests by civil service aspirants once again took an ugly turn on Wednesday evening. The protesters allegedly torched a police check post in north Delhi's Nehru Vihar and vandalized two buses in Mukherjee Nagar.

UP: Clash between two communities rocks Ambedkar Nagar

Saharanpur
Members of two communities clashed in Ambedkar Nagar on Wednesday evening after a bike hit a kanwariya on the Ambedkar Nagar-Azamgarh highway in Uttar Pradesh. Following the accident, the kanwariyas set two buses, a police vehicle and a motorcycle afire.

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From Japan to US to Russia, Modi will speak in Hindi

Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to choose Hindi over English when he speaks to world leaders over the next few months and addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the end of September.

‘Sonia more powerful than Nehru, Indira’

natwar singh
Natwar Singh, UPA’s first foreign minister, may have caused a fresh round of embarrassment for the Congress in his tell-all interview, but he also hailed party chief Sonia Gandhi as the “most powerful” head of the 129-year-old party in the process.

Downpour blocks road, rail transport in Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Heavy downpour for two days in Gujarat disrupted normal life and traffic movement on the Mumbai-Delhi highway and Mumbai-Ahmedabad train route and left more than 10,000 trucks stranded on the national highway due to water logging.

Officials blame farmer suicides on poor rains

Agartala

Suicides by farmers in Telangana and pockets of Maharashtra since the start of a poor monsoon season are threatening to reach alarming levels, as authorities weigh options to handle a long-standing problem.

Main accused in Saharanpur riots arrested

Saharanpur
The Saharanpur police on Wednesday arrested the main accused in the recent riots, Moharram Ali alias Pappu, on Wednesday evening.

Natwar’s book confirms Baru’s thesis

Sanjaya Baru
Sanjaya Baru hinted at and now Natwar Singh has confirmed it — government files were shown to Congress president Sonia Gandhi when Manmohan Singh was the PM.

The insider who later turned a ‘betrayer’

Former union minister K Natwar Singh who fell foul with the Congress after the 'oil for food' scam.
Former external affairs minister K Natwar Singh had once said that many Congress leaders resented him because of his closeness to party chief Sonia Gandhi.

MP: Tension grips Khandwa after objectionable Facebook post

A Facebook user

Tension gripped Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district Wednesday following violent protests triggered by a Facebook post that showed objectionable sketches next to the photo of a minority community’s shrine.

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