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Dead engineer in transfer list, govt to probe

The water resources department has included a dead engineer in the list of transferred engineers, a goof-up that comes close on the heels of the police absolving three youths of the charge of murdering a missing girl who surfaced three months after the "crime".

Prez Mukherjee completes two years in office

After spending another busy year in office, President Pranab Mukherjee had a packed day to mark the completion of second year in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Mumbai: Model says DIG was drunk when he raped her

The Goregaon based model has alleged in her FIR that deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Sunil Paraskar consumed alcohol before raping her at a bungalow in Madh Island. This is part of the FIR, the copy of which HT has in its possession.

15 years post Kargil: Military may be ready, but still a long way off

Fifteen years after the Indian army evicted Pakistani intruders from the heights of Kargil, an NDA government is back in power with promises to ensure that India is never surprised again. But it has a long way to go. Up, close, personal: Sharing pain, joy, tears and history with Kargil heroes

Up, close, personal: Sharing pain, joy, tears and history with Kargil heroes

One of the most exciting rewards of being a journalist is the ringside view you get of history being made. The year 1999 packed in more than the usual share of history when I found myself on the craggy heights of Kargil, ducking shelling from across the Line of Control following a surprise intrusion by Pakistan.

Solanki appointed Haryana guv to douse SGPC fire

Anxious to settle the Haryana-Punjab slugfest over the controversial gurdwara management committee issue, the Centre has named Kaptan Singh Solanki as Haryana’s next governor and has kept the window open for a presidential reference on the matter.

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.
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