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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

India

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.

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?

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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 on 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?

Sonia Gandhi treated like royalty in India: Natwar Singh

natwar singh
Natwar Singh said the very fact that Sonia Gandhi reacted to the contents in his book was 'significant' as she had not reacted to the book by Sanjaya Baru, media adviser to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over UPSC row

Opposition on Friday created ruckus in Rajya Sabha over the issue of regional language aspirants having disadvantage in Civil Services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission leading to two adjournments during Question Hour.

New army chief to focus on LAC trouble spots

Dalbir Singh

Incursion-prone pockets along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) -- the de facto border between India and China -- seem to be on the new army chief’s radar. General Dalbir Singh, who replaced General Bikram Singh as army chief on Thursday, is preparing to embark on a tour of trouble spots along the disputed LAC in the sensitive Ladakh sector.

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".

Union Carbide can't be sued for plant contamination in Bhopal: US court

Union Carbide
In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court in New York has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant.

John Kerry offers to partner in Modi’s vision, Sushma says US spying on India 'unacceptable'

John Kerry

US secretary of state John Kerry on Thursday signalled a new energy and direction in India-US ties by offering to partner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'historic mandate for change' and vision of economic development. Vote: Do you thing the US will address India's concerns about snooping?

5 workers killed in Chhattisgarh factory blast

Five workers were killed in a powerful explosion inside a factory in Chhattisgarh’s Abhanpur, about 35 km east of state capital Raipur, at around 2am on Friday, police said.
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