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HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

India

Rail minister, deputy play truant, embarrass govt

When the debate on railway budget started, neither rail minister Sadananda Gowda nor his junior minister Manoj Sinha were present in the House. The Opposition created a furore over this. After 10 minutes, both Gowda and Sinha rushed to the House and apologized to the Lok Sabha.

Power demand in Delhi breaks all previous records

Power demand in the national capital again broke all records on Friday touching an all-time high of 5810 MW, a day after registering the highest demand.

Why India can't get its monsoon forecast right

Getting monsoon forecasts right is essential for more than 230 million Indian farmers who rely on the seasonal rains from June to September to water more than half the country’s farmlands.

ATS calls Pune blast part of terrorist attack

The low intensity blast carried out at Faraskhana police station on Thursday left five persons with minor wounds, but the meticulous planning went into the execution of the explosion indicated a daring approach even baffling the investigators who confirm that it was 'part of terrorist attack'.

Drought fears loom over north India

A drought at this point will make it almost impossible for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to deliver on many of the promises made in its maiden budget on Thursday, and complicate it efforts to tame inflation and revive economic growth.

I-T dept begins inquiry in Giriraj's stolen money case

The income-tax (IT) department has requisitioned facts from the police in connection with the burglary at the Boring Road residence of BJP MP Giriraj Singh.

90% village households don't have refrigerators

Nearly half the households in villages had a television, but only less than 10% owned a refrigerator in 2011-12, as per the latest government survey. In contrast, about 56% families in cities didn't have refrigerators in 2011-12, which is no longer considered a luxury item, while 80% households had TVs.

LS passes Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill

The Lok Sabha Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill 2014 amid protests from members of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and others.

After Nigmanand, another saint dies while fasting for Ganga

A saint, who claimed to be'Peethadheeshwar' (head) of Kashi Mahashamsan Peeth and was on fast for over a month seeking clean and uninterrupted flow of water in the Ganga river, passed away early this morning at a hospital in Varanasi.

NCW seeks action after minor 'punished' with rape

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday demanded action after a 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped on the orders of her community's head in Jharkhand's Bokaro district.

PM Modi to meet US President Obama in September

US President Barack Obama on Friday formally invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Washington in September saying he wants to "work closely with Prime Minister to make India-US relations a defining partnership for the 21st century".

India targets middlemen in food chain inflation bites

Determined to avoid a repeat of the inflation scourge that contributed to the Congress downfall, Modi is taking aim at the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act.

Indian mathematician wins Polya Prize for solving knotty riddle

A young Indian mathematician, Nikhil Srivastava, has been named a joint winner of the prestigious George Polya Prize for finding proof of a riddle that had eluded mathematicians for more than half a century.

World's highest railway bridge, taller than Eiffel, being built in the Himalayas

Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world's highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016. The arch-shaped steel structure is being constructed over the Chenab River.

TRAI amendment bill introduced in Lok Sabha

Amid protests by Trinamool Congress, the NDA government on Friday introduced the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (amendment) bill to facilitate the appointment of former Trai chairman Nripendra Misra as the Prime Minister’s principal secretary.
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