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HindustanTimes Tue,29 Jul 2014

India

Japan heatwave kills 15, thousands hospitalised

Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed Tuesday.

Uttarakhand: Badrinath yatra halted after heavy rain

The Badrinath yatra - part of the annual Hindu pilgrimage of char dham yatra was halted following heavy rain in Uttarakhand, an official said on Tuesday.

India, China admit to intrusion by Chinese herdsmen in Ladakh

India and China on Monday admitted to intrusion by Chinese herdsmen into Ladakh last week but both the sides sought to play it down saying the issue was resolved amicably through a flag meeting.

Commuters hit as autos stay off roads till noon in symbolic protest

Trade union calls off strike at 2 pm after ‘fruitful’ and ‘positive’ talks with senior police officers.

Shah sends team to Haryana, may still side with HJC

Desperate to avoid a split in the anti-Jat votes in Haryana, which will go to polls between September and October, the BJP’s central leaders appear open to continuing its alliance with Kuldeep Bishnoi’s Haryana Janhit Congress.

Haryana polls: Rebel factor gives Cong the jitters

Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Haryana, the rebel factor is worrying the Congress, which is desperately looking for a comeback after the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls.

LeT man arrested from Sarai Kale Khan bus terminal

A 42-year-old alleged to be a motivator for the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was arrested from southeast Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan a week ago, police said.

Choppergate: Ratan Tata records statement

Tata Sons’ former chairman Ratan Tata recorded his witness statement before an Italian court conducting a trial against Italian firm Finmeccanica — and its subsidiary AgustaWestland (AW) — for alleged corruption, including their 2010 deal with India for supply of VVIP choppers.

Historians slam Dina Nath Batra's books

Leading historians on Monday slammed activist Dina Nath Batra's books which have been recommended as secondary reading in Gujarat schools, saying they were nothing but works of 'fantasy'.

HC stays EC order against Ashok Chavan

The Delhi High Court on Monday stayed the EC's show cause notice to ex-Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan asking him why he should not be disqualified for failing to give his true and correct expenses incurred in 2009 Assembly polls.

Shrinking green cover escalating tiger-human conflict

Experts say as tigers are being forced to remain in confines of protected areas, conflicts among the big cats are increasing. This has led to the 'weaker' tigers moving out to human areas, resulting in increasing man-animal conflicts.

Kanpur: Trader's wife kidnapped, murdered brutally

A young married woman was kidnapped and brutally murdered by bike-borne goons in Kanpur city in the wee hours of Monday. The woman identified as Jyoti was a resident of Pandu Nagar in Kakadev area.

Chhattisgarh home minister escpaes unhurt in mishap

Two cars in the cavalcade of Chhattisgarh home minister Ram Sewak Sagra met with an accident near Pharam village in Aurangabad on Tuesday evening.

UP: Saharanpur hopes for a peaceful Eid, curfew partly relaxed; no mass prayers

District authorities decided late on Monday to disallow people in large numbers to congregate at the Saharanpur Idgah, because of tension in the area following communal riots on Saturday.

Naidu surprise checks, finds 80 staffers missing

Around 80 staffers of the urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation ministries were found missing in office when minister Venkaiah Naidu conducted a surprise check on Monday morning.
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