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HindustanTimes Wed,20 Aug 2014

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2G: Raja, Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi's wife get bail

Former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others, chargesheeted by the ED in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, were on Wednesday granted bail by a special CBI court.

Mumbai judge suspended for harassing co-worker

The Bombay high court has suspended a sessions court judge on charges of sexually harassing a female staff worker. MT Gaikwad was suspended last week after a preliminary inquiry found substance in the complaint by the staff member about his "inappropriate behaviour".

Cong leader KV Thomas new PAC chief

Senior Congress leader KV Thomas was made the new head of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a prestigious panel which examines CAG reports after they are tabled in Parliament, on Wednesday.

Mob violence in Assam against police action

A police man was injured and a police vehicle and three trucks were set ablaze in Assam's violence-hit Golaghat district by a mob that blockaded NH 37 protesting against the police action at Rangajan.

English marks excluded from CSAT II: Centre

Marks obtained for questions on English language comprehension skills, asked in second paper of the civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for grading, according to a notification issued by the Centre.

Suspension of Indo-Pak talks have repercussions for Kashmir

Since the Indo-Pak talks have been suspended, and it is difficult to see how they can be resumed in the absence thus far of any back channel diplomacy, over a meeting between Basit and separatist leader Shabir Shah, there are consequences for Kashmir.

Tapas Pal suffers brain stroke, admitted to hospital

Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Tuesday was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic after he suffered a mild cerebral attack. He is currently under observation.

Pak failed to walk the talk with India

Despite early indications of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif walking the talk on improving ties with India, there was hardly any forward movement in that direction, sources said on Tuesday.

Centre to develop infrastructure along country’s northern border

In the backdrop of China’s People’s Liberation Army’s frequent transgressions across the 4,088 km Line of Actual Control, the Narendra Modi-led government has decided to speed up infrastructure development on northern borders.

Eye in the sky: Army eyeing IIT-made UAV for border patrolling

The aircraft, called P1, is commanded by a computer pilot on the ground. It can fly for more than 10 hours continuously at an altitude of up to 5,000ft and has a wide operating radius of 150km.

What is so grand about the Bihar alliance!

People across the country are keenly watching the coming together of old rivals Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar in Bihar. Despite the hugs in public, I really doubt if the rivalry is finally over, writes Sunita Aron. Kurakani in Kathmandu

Coal stocks still low, Delhi-NCR face blackouts

The Delhi-NCR region and large parts of India could be headed for another power crisis, unless the government can find a solution on a war footing.

Amar Singh keeps mum on Samajwadi Party plans

Barely a fortnight after sharing the dais with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh called on the SP chief again at his residence on Tuesday, raising speculation about his comeback to the party.

Ghaziabad: 150 people booked for riots in Loni

The local administration was forced to call in para-military forces in Loni, which borders the national Capital, as hundreds of protesters clashed with the police after rumours of an alleged rape victim’s death and the accused being let off spread in the UP town.

Some netas get lucky, given lavishly redone bungalows

For some ministers in the Modi cabinet, the scramble for official Lutyens’ bungalows and a long wait may give way to some surprises. The reason: some of the ex-ministers in the UPA regime had done up their bungalows quite lavishly.
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