HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014


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.

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.

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'Police didn't lathicharge Jadavpur Univ 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.

Saradha: CBI to grill another Trinamool MP

Anti-Saradha procession

The CBI has summoned Subhendu Adhikari, a Trinamool Congress parliamentarian, for questioning in connection with the Saradha scam. The agency has also summoned Rabin Deb, a CPI(M) leader and former state minister.

Four labourers buried alive in wall collapse

Twelve labourers were working at the construction site on VIP road when suddenly the parapet of a wall along with sand fell on them, an official from III-town police station said.

Widows from other states should not crowd Mathura: Hema Malini

Black Magic Woman

Actor-turned politician Hema Malini has stoked a controversy with her remarks that widows from Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan, the holy city in Uttar Pradesh and home to thousands of destitute women.

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.

NDA govt committed to reviving SAARC: Rajnath Singh

BJP Rajnath Singh
The NDA government at the Centre is committed to reviving SAARC as a major forum to promote active collaboration in the region, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday.

Jayalalithaa opposes move to make Hindi compulsory in varsities

Maintaining its opposition to 'imposition' of Hindi, Tamil Nadu directed two universities on Thursday not to implement a circular and said the decision taken by the UPA would not be binding on it.

Onus on Sena now to solve seat-sharing dispute: Amit Shah

Amit Shah
Amid tension in the saffron alliance over seat sharing, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday indicated that a solution could be in sight if Shiv Sena relents from its present position.

Delays, allowance mess may hurt India at Asian Games

Asian Games 2014 Incheon South Korea logo
With just a day to go before the 17th Asian Games kick off, players from around the world are busy practising at the various venues here. But most of the Indian contingent is nowhere to be seen.
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