HindustanTimes Sat,26 Jul 2014


Bengal: 7-year-old may have been raped, murdered over land dispute

A land dispute between two families is most likely the reason behind the murder and alleged rape of the seven-year-old in Midnapore district of West Bengal, police sources said.

Govt to brush up its act on victim rehabilitation

After a dressing down from the Supreme Court, the Union home ministry (MHA) has decided to examine all the measures taken by it with regard to speedy rehabilitation of acid attack victims.

'Discontent' in AAP as party tries to salvage image

Discontent seems to be brewing within a small section of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers, at a time when the party is holding its three-day national executive meeting in Punjab to discuss its expansion plans.

Govt for extradition pact with Nepal

The government is keen on sealing an extradition pact with Nepal that would include the handing over of third country nationals — a proposal pending for almost a decade now — as external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj began her visit to that country.

Kolkata tutor arrested, husband still on the run

Three days after a private tutor Pooja Singh was caught on CCTV torturing a three-and-half-year-old childin Lake Town, the police arrested the accused from a hideout in south Kolkata on Friday afternoon.

CBI probes Google over Mapathon 2013

The Central Bureau of Investigation has taken over a probe against internet giant Google over the Mapathon 2013 --- a competition to map utilities across India --- and has questioned a senior official of the company.

Acid attacker gets death sentence in MP

In a significant judgement, a youth has been sentenced to death by a local court for throwing acid on a woman following which she died.

Maoists gun down two including a village head in Malkangiri

Maoists on friday shot dead two persons, including a village head, suspecting them to be police informers in Odisha's Malkangiri district.

Case of mistaken identity: 'Dead' boy comes alive on birthday

It is like "rebirth" for six-year-old Darshan Goud, who was mistakenly believed to have been killed in the terrible train-school bus collision at an unmanned railway crossing that left 16 persons, including 14 children, dead in Telangana's Medak district.

UP court recommends plain packaging for cigarettes

The Allahabad high court has recommended to the centre to soon consider asking tobacco companies to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products in plain, rather than fancy, packets.

One killed in clash between cops, Shia protesters

A 65-year-old man was killed and nearly 30 people including 10 police personnel were injured in a clash here between Shia protesters and the police as a march towards minister Azam Khan’s house turned violent.

7 killed in Indian Air Force chopper crash in UP

Seven IAF personnel including two officers were killed on Friday when an ALH Dhruv helicopter in which they were flying from Bareilly to Allahabad crashed in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh.

12-year-old gangraped in Odisha, two arrested

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by two persons in Kendrapara district, police said on Friday.

SC pulls up centre for laxity in acid attack cases

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over the growing number of acid attacks in the country, and asked the central and state governments for an explanation over the slow pace of rehabilitation of victims of such violence.

Bus-train collision: 11 students in serious condition

The condition of 11 students injured in the bus-train collision at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana's Medak district continues to remain serious on Friday even as the district authorities and police have begun an inquiry into the mishap.
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