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IAS officer says Haryana chief secy threatened him

Pradeep Kasni, IAS officer

A senior Haryana officer, who took on the state government over its choice of information commissioners, has accused the state’s top officer of threatening him. IAS officer Pradeep Kasni said chief secretary SC Choudhry sent him objectionable SMSes for questioning the decision.

Govt will ‘tread cautiously’ over GM crop trials

Prakash Javadekar

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that the government would “tread cautiously” on allowing field trials of genetically modified crops after the Swadeshi Jagran Manch issued a statement quoting the minister saying that the trials have been put on hold.

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Put Bali agreement on hold, India to tell John Kerry

John Kerry
India will push for the trade facilitation agreement to be put on hold until a permanent solution on public stockholding for food security is found, during US secretary of state John Kerry’s visit beginning Wednesday.

Draft anti-hijack bill sent to law ministry

Somali pirates
Aviation ministry has sent the draft anti-hijacking bill, which includes death sentence as a punishment, to the law ministry for vetting. To make the anti-hijacking law much tougher the aviation ministry wants to repeal the Anti-Hijacking Act 1982 and replace it with a new one.

A prayer for Gaza: Indian Muslim worried about Israeli assault

Gaza

Just how is the Indian Muslim reacting to the Israel-Hamas conflict at the Gaza Strip? A quick look at different strata of the Muslim society, from senior bureaucrats to common men, shows they are worried.

Coalgate: CBI may file two more cases

Ramesh questions

The CBI may soon file two fresh cases against private firms for their alleged misrepresentation of facts related to allocation of coal-blocks to them in Jharkhand.

Madhya Pradesh to invoke NSA for sex determination

A view of Rajan Hospital, Patiala that conducted illegal sex determination tests

Action under the National Security Act (NSA) must be ensured in cases of sex determination, said Madhya Pradesh health minister and president of state supervisory committee for PC&PNDT Act Narottam Mishra on Monday.

Centre sets ball rolling for smart city project

China to eliminate over 5 million cars to reduce air pollution

With finance minister Arun Jaitley allocating Rs. 7040 crore in 2014-15 budget for developing smart cities, the urban development (UD) ministry has set the ball rolling for preparing the blueprint for the project.  

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Narendra Modi may not get to address US joint session

Modi
The PM's proposed address to a joint sitting of the US Congress in September is unlikely to happen, as the Republican Party wants a shorter session to enable early elections to the law-making body.

The Saharanpur trigger: A failed out-of-court deal sparked riots

Police Personnel guards

The warring Sikhs and Muslims of Saharanpur had tried for an out-of-court settlement for the land dispute, much before it became a religiously divisive issue leading to riots in the city, sources tell HT.

In real life: Coal mafia gang wars continue in Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur I and II, the two Bollywood movies that catapulted this small town to stardom, are being followed up by real-life sequels with continuing gang wars.

Saharanpur baby gets healthy lungs as Eid gift

Eid in Saharanpur

Despite the curfew in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur, Mohd. Rushid managed to get the perfect Eid gift for his 14-month-old son Zubair, who was suffering from a congenital heart condition-Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA).

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