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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

India

55 firms collecting money illegally evade action

Reeling under the Rs. 10,000-crore Saradha chit fund scam and allegations of its linkages to major politicians, the IB has reported that the West Bengal government has not initiated any action against 55 illegal private companies that are still collecting money from the public.

ISIS effect: Anti-radicalisation panel on cards

Worried that a particularly virulent extremist ideology from west Asia will take root in Kashmir, the home ministry is actively considering setting up a committee to prevent radicalisation of youth in the state.

Fewer Maharashtra terror cases in NIA’s kitty

Fault lines over jurisdiction on terror probes between the National Investigation Agency and state police forces have again come to the fore after Thursday’s Improvised Explosive Device blast in Maharashtra’s Pune.

Reservoirs wait for rain, power crisis threatens India

The Met has said the monsoon is 43% below average and India is staring at a drought. The government’s Economic Survey, tabled on July 9, said poor rains could trim food output and push up prices.

Modi off to Brazil for BRICS summit; won’t leave a second-in-command

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leaving for Brazil on Sunday on a five-day trip (July 13-17) but he hasn’t designated any minister to take charge of the government in his absence, HT has learnt.

Lt Gen Philip Campose is new army vice-chief

Lieutenant General Philip Campose, Western Command Army Commander, will take over as vice-chief of the Army Staff on August 1, as Lt Gen Dalbir Singh, the incumbent, takes over as Army chief.

Kerala nurses in need of nursing themselves

The return from Iraq has lobbed certain questions at the Kerala nursing fraternity. It believes it has to answer them,  both for self-clarification and to explain why things are the way they are.

Govt likely to name 5 new governors today

The Narendra Modi government has finalised the names of at least five new governors, including former Union minister Ram Naik who is headed for Uttar Pradesh, sources told HT.

Mars orbiter spacecraft to reach target in 75 days

Exactly 75 days from Saturday, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target.

Security guard foils ATM robbery bid in Indore

A security guard on Saturday foiled an attempt by unidentified persons to rob an ATM on Nemawar road in Indore, sustaining serious injuries in the process, police said.

Madurai: AIADMK functionary hacked to death

An AIADMK functionary was hacked to death by a group of persons near the Law College in Madurai late on Friday night allegedly to avenge the murder of a youth during a clash a few months back, police said on Saturday.

Durga Nagpal among UP’s officers cleared for central deputations

Uttar Pradesh has cleared the names of a dozen bureaucrats for central deputation, one of whom is Durga Shakti Nagpal who once incurred the wrath of the state government for ordering the wall of a place of worship demolished.

Recovered money was of my cousin: BJP MP Giriraj

In the eye of storm over recovery of Rs. 1.14 crore, $600 and ornaments purportedly stolen from his flat, BJP MP Giriraj Singh on Saturday recorded his statement with police claiming the money belonged to his businessman cousin.

Another batch of 29 Kerala nurses return from Iraq

Another batch of nurses from Kerala returned to the state from war-torn Iraq on Saturday.

Karnataka MLA blames mobile phones for rapes

Shakuntala Shetty has embarrassed the ruling party at a time when a spate of sex crimes has rocked the nation and the PM has asked politicians not to "psychoanalyse" the reason behind such cases.
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