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HindustanTimes Mon,28 Jul 2014

India

Thane: Building collapses after heavy rains; none hurt

A three-storey vacant building collapsed on Monday in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in Thane after heavy rains lashed the district inundating and cutting off several low-lying areas.

Gujarat govt needs to review budget estimates: CAG

The Gujarat government needs tobe more careful in preparing state budget and strengthen budgetary controls in those departments where savings or non-utilisation have been persistently reflected over the years, the comptroller and auditor general of India (CAG) has said in its latest report.

After Sushma, Nepal readies to welcome Modi

The Prime Minister will reach Kathmandu on August 3 for a two-day visit, the first by an Indian head of government in 17 years since the last bilateral trip by Inder Kumar Gujral.

IIT Kharagpur eyeing international status

Eyeing an improved international ranking, premier technology institute IIT-Kharagpur has started inviting foreign students, faculties and even Nobel laureates every year to its campus.

Gaza likely to overshadow Eid celebrations in Kashmir Valley

Gaza is likely to overshadow the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Kashmir Valley with separatists calling upon people to observe it with austerity and register peaceful protests.

Chinese troops enter Ladakh, vandalise Indian tents

In yet another border violation, Chinese soldiers crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Demchok sector of Ladakh on July 22 and vandalized tents set up by Indian shepherds there.

India is asking: are our children safe anywhere?

Child abuse, including child sexual abuse, is gut-wrenchingly real, leaving thousands of children scarred and bewildered, and their parents distraught and furious. How did we, as a society, sink so low, and when?

Heavy rain alert in Uttarakhand, 5 dead in landslide

Ten days after heavy rains pounded Uttarakhand, the meteorological department on Monday warned of another round of incessant heavy rains in the next 48-hours while five people were found dead due to landslides a day earlier.

PM Modi may pick 12 more ministers after Aug 14

The much-awaited expansion of the Narendra Modi government may see around a dozen new faces joining the government, sometime after the current session of Parliament gets over on August 14.

Akhilesh ducks, blames BJP for 'caste conflicts' in Saharanpur

Embattled by recurrent communal clashes, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Sunday accused BJP leaders of vitiating the atmosphere over issues like 'loudspeakers at religious places' while their government at the Centre talked progress.

Government pledges ‘relief’ to UPSC aspirants

The government has decided to give a ‘relief’ to students protesting over the changed pattern of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam but what kind of relief it would be is yet to chalked out, sources told HT.

Rajnath Singh holds high-level meet on USPC row

Amid protests from civil servicesaspirants against the new exam pattern, the government on Sunday convened a high-level meeting to resolve the issue.

Chavan under fire for failing to keep promises

The failure of the Congress to appoint political heads of various statutory corporations and boards in Maharashtra for many years now has upset a large section in the state unit and could prove counter-productive for the party in the coming assembly polls.

CWG Scam: ED gives ts Darbari clean chit again

The enforcement directorate (ED) has concluded again that former joint director general, organising committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, TS Darbari, had no role to play in the hiring of services for the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) held in London in the run-up to the games.

Odisha: Body found hanging in minister quarters

Body of a man was on Sunday found hanging from a tree in the premises of the government quarters allotted to senior BJD leader and former Odisha Minister Pramila Mallik, police said.
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