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HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

India

Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha dies; Twitter pays condolences

Jehangir Pocha
Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha died in Gurgaon Saturday morning because of a cardiac arrest. Prominent figures or the media, celebrities and the Prime Minister himself took to Twitter to pay their respects.

Infants sold in 'bachcha baazar' like 'groceries'

Commenting on the sale of children under the garb of adoption, a Delhi court has noted with regret that no specific laws exist to prevent such atrocious exploitation of both child and would-be parents.

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Telangana bandh over nod to Polavaram Bill

Telangana
Left parties on Friday called for a bandh in Telangana on Saturday in protest against the Lok Sabha passing a bill which paves way for the transfer of some villages in the state to Andhra Pradesh for the construction of Polavaram Irrigation Project.

Agusta supplied choppers that did not undergo flight evaluation trials

AgustaWestland AW101 chopper
The firm’s two representative choppers, with their mock-up passenger cabins, had attended the exercise and not the actual contracted chopper in violation of the norms, found Central Bureau of Investigation’s probe.

Iraq-return nurses to get salary arrears: Chandy

Oommen Chandy
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday assured that the 46 nurses from Kerala, who were evacuated from violence-hit Iraq recently, would get their salary arrears amount shortly.

Bhiwandi court summons Rahul Gandhi over RSS defamation charge

 Rahul Gandhi
A magisterial court in Bhiwandi inMaharashtra's Thane district on Friday ordered issuing summons to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi asking him to appear before it on October 7 in connection with his allegedly defamatory speech against RSS made during Lok Sabha elections.

Lt Governor of Puducherry Virendra Kataria removed

Change of Guard ceremony
Amid demand from his removal by the ruling All India NR Congress government in Puducherry, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday replaced Lt Governor Virendra Kataria.

10 injured in clash between two groups of students

At least 10 persons were injured as two groups of students clashed at Purkazi town of Muzaffarnagar district, police said.

Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh
'There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too. We have to accept this fact,' Rajnath Singh said addressing a seminar on media's role in 2014 general elections in Delhi.

Dr Gupta indulging in publicity gimmick: AIIMS

AIIMS
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences told  a service tribunal that Dr Sudhir Kumar Gupta, head of its Forensic Medicine Department, was indulging in 'publicity gimmick' by levelling charges of being pressurised over Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy.

Expanding Indo-Japanese ties may make China uneasy

Defence Land Systems India
India and Japan are taking steps to deepen defence cooperation, a move likely to add to China's unease at a time of rising tensions between Tokyo and Beijing over a chain of disputed islands in the East China Sea.

India to set up gas line to Pakistan

A gas pipeline. (agencies)
In his maiden budget presented in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, finance minister Arun Jaitley exempted LNG imports from customs duty if it is meant for onward sale to the neighbouring nation.
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