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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

India

Loo and behold: Crocodile sneaks into bathroom in a Gujarat house

Crocodile, Gujarat crocodile
A crocodile snuck into a bathroom of a house in Sojitra village near Gujarat's Anand district, some 80 kms from Ahmedabad.

IAF's Jaguar plane crashes near Bhuj, pilot safe

Jaguar aircraft
A Jaguar combat aircraft of Indian Air Force on Friday crashed near Bibber village in Kutch while on a routine sortie from Bhuj air base but the pilot ejected safely.

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Spelling mistakes galore in Delhi Metro stations

Gurgaon
It may be offering a world-class service to its commuters, but when it comes to spelling out names of places and stations on its signages and route maps, the Delhi Metro leaves a lot to be desired.

Four militants heading for PoK killed near LoC

A contact between militants, who were reportedly exfiltrating into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on the directions of their handlers across the border, was established on Thursday evening at Sondi Gali near LoC in Kupwara district, 110 km north of Srinagar.

Unclog Delhi
Free-for-all at lifeline of West Delhi

West Delhi traffic
This is one part of the city that seems to be totally out of the government’s radar. Vendors encroaching almost half the road, pedestrians trying to make their way amid haphazardly parked buses and shared autos almost fighting to get passengers – welcome to the Pankha Road crossing.

Assam: 3 Ulfa (I) men killed in powerful IED blast

ULFA president Arabinda Rajhowa
Three men of the anti-talk faction of the banned United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) were killed on Friday in a powerful blast in Mongre village under Agiya police station in Goalpara district, 150km west of Guwahati, police said.

India's refusal to sign WTO deal sends wrong signal, Kerry tells Modi

Narendra Modi, John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry told PM Narendra Modi on Friday that India's refusal to sign a global trade deal had sent the wrong signal, and urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible. Are Western powers arm-twisting India on the WTO deal?

CSAT: Govt says decision on Verma panel report soon

Minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office Dr Jitendra Singh said on Friday that the Varma Committee report on changes to be made in the pattern of conducting civil service examinations is with the government, which in turn, will give a final decision on it in a couple of days.

Libya hospitals face collapse if Indian staff flee

Benghazi
Libya has warned of a 'total collapse' of its health care system as the chaos plaguing the country threatens to send into flight many of the Filipino and Indian staff on whom its hospitals depend.

Pune landslide: Death toll hits 51, hopes of finding survivors fade

Malin village landslide
The death toll from a landslide that engulfed the entire Malin village in Pune district rose to 51 as heavy rains on Friday hampered efforts by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris. Were eco warnings on Malin ignored?

Dead cows to cars: Smugglers come up with innovative ways to bring in gold

gold
India is scrambling to crack down on a new gold smuggling tactic that it fears could accelerate a flood of illegal imports of the precious metal into the world's second-biggest buyer.

Army chief warns Pak on beheading-like incident

Dalbir Singh
On his first day in office, Army chief gen Dalbir Singh on Friday warned Pakistan that India's response to any beheading-like incident in future would be "more than adequate, intense and immediate".
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