HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014


Bungalow row: 18 injured as Ajit Singh's supporters clash with police

Ajit Singh bungalow
Ajit Singh's supporters on Thursday clashed with police while protesting against Centre's move to evict him from official residence in Delhi, while the RLD chief demanded that the house be converted into a memorial to his father, former prime minister Charan Singh.

Boy tutor ‘slaps to death’ kid in Bihar’s Begusarai

A 15-year-old boy, who teaches kids to raise money to finance his own education, 'slapped to death' a class 6 student just a year younger than him, following an alleged dispute over the teaching skills of the part time tutor.

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J-K floods hit marriage plans in Valley

People stranded in flood hit Kashmir valley
A deluge and subsequent floods in the state have delivered a blow to wedding plans of many. While some had to cancel their engagements, others had no option but say 'I do' in low-key events amid the destruction unleashed by killer floods.

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Relief for Uttarakhand flood victims make slow start now

Kedarnath Shrine
More than a year after rains led to unprecedented death and destruction in the hill state of Uttarakhand (UK), Uttar Pradesh (UP) is still busy ‘sorting’ out its dead spread across 60 districts. As the state grapples with numbers – from initial figure of 5500, the ‘missing/dead’ were vetted down to 2500, then to 1956 and 1150 before settling for 948, only to see a recent addition of three more names – hundreds of victims despite having got the ‘death certificate’ of the near ones still await the promised Rs. 5.5 lakh ex-gratia.

Bhushan 'won't name' whistleblower in CBI chief controversy

Prashant Bhushan
Lawyer-AAP leader Prashant Bhushan  refused to reveal the source who provided him the CBI chief's guest list. The whistleblower's life will be in danger, his NGO told the Supreme Court

J-K: Civil Secretariat reopens, not operational yet

A view of a residential area during heavy rainfall in Jammu on Friday. Nitin Kanotra /HT
Civil Secretariat, the seat of Jammu and Kashmir, opened on Thursday after 11 days but could not become operational as the ground floor of the seven-storey building is still under three feet of water. Ministers reach out to flood-hit populace of Kashmir Valley

Maharashtra: Emergency landing for navy chopper

An Indian Navy Chetak helicopter made an emergency unscheduled landing at Uran village in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Thursday morning after its engine developed a technical problem.

Narendra Modi talks tough with China’s Xi on border row

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping
Narendra Modi pushed China’s president for an early resolution to their festering border dispute on Thursday, robust comments that overshadowed a Chinese pledge of $20 billion in investments and support for India’s greater role in the United Nations Security Council.

Bihar teen arrested in case preceding his birth

Bihar Panchayat Nagar Prarambhik
In a case of mistaken identity, an 18-year-old man in north Bihar was arrested by the police in connection with an incident of arson that took place a year before he was born. The man, identified by a single name, Rajkumar, was arrested earlier this week at Makhnupur village in north Bihar.

States may take call on townships near sanctuaries

‘Work on 95% projects will come to a stop’

In a boost to the real estate sector, the environment ministry may soon allow state governments to take a call on setting up new townships and information technology and developmental parks near tiger reserves, national parks, eco-sensitive zones and critically polluted areas.

'Cops didn't lathicharge Jadavpur varsity students'

Jadavpur University
Kolkata commissioner of police said on Thursday the police showed restraint in dealing with Jadavpur University students, who were demanding a fresh probe into the alleged sexual harassment of a female student inside the campus, on Tuesday.

Odisha: Kin of 7 students get ex-gratia after 16yrs

A local court has awarded a compensation of Rs. 25 lakh each to the families of seven students who drowned due to untimely discharge of water from a dam more than 16 years ago.
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