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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

India

Pages from Vadra-DLF deal files missing: Khemka

IAS officer Ashok Khemka has sought registration of an FIR after an RTI filed by him found that two pages of a file pertaining to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal are missing from government records.

Ex-BSP MP Dhananjay Singh acquitted in rape case

Former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Friday acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of raping and criminally intimidating a woman after the alleged victim turned hostile.

Tihar jail security increased after terror attack threat

Security of Tihar jail has been increased after intelligence inputs were received that the high profile prison may be targeted by terror outfits to free jailed terrorists.

Bihar cop kills Dalit colleague for taking front seat

A sub inspector of the Bihar police, who allegedly killed a fellow officer for 'occupying the front seat of a vehicle despite being a Dalit', is on the run and the state rights panel has ordered action against him.

Sonia Gandhi recovering well, say doctors

The condition of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the Capital, is stable and she is recovering well from a lung infection, doctors said on Friday.

Time to take the byte out of online jihad

Indian intelligence agencies, including the NTRO, are only just waking up to threat the internet poses as a medium for indoctrinating terrorists. The spectre of scores of lone wolf jihadis who can easily stay under the radar till it is time to strike is very real.

5.2 intensity earthquake shakes Bihar, Nepal

An earthquake of 5.2 intensity on the richter scale shook Patna and other parts of Bihar on Thursday night, triggering panic among people. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal and contiguous areas in Bihar.

Will Pakistan take the right lessons from Peshawar?

The Peshawar massacre is Pakistan’s 26/11. While the assault on Mumbai aimed at crippling the Indian economy, the barely concealed objective behind the mass killing of students is to bring the Pakistan army on its knees, writes Vinod Sharma.

Lokpal: Staff of foreign-funded NGOs may have to declare assets

In a move to introduce transparency norms for all NGOs that receive foreign funds, the government has proposed an amendment to the Lokpal law that will require NGO executives too to declare their assets at par with government officials.

AAP charges Prasad, Tewari with conflict of interest

AAP alleged 'conflict of interest and gross impropriety' against Union telecommunications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and former information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari for taking 'retainership fees' from the Reliance Group.

Kerala dilutes liquor policy, Sundays won’t be ‘dry'

Under pressure from the liquor lobby and tourism sector, the Kerala government on Thursday decided to dilute its liquor policy announced barely three months back.

BJP is forming its own vigilance teams to check infiltration along Bengal-Bangladesh border

State BJP is forming its own 'vigilance teams' along the Bengal-Bangladesh to check the problem of infiltration. Districts such as North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Malda and Murshidabad will get special attention as a lot of infiltration takes place in these areas, state BJP leaders told HT.

I was raped, my family faces social boycott: Bihar woman

'I have not stepped out of my door since four men raped me at Bihta, a few kilometres west of Patna, on November 19. I do not leave my house as I cannot face people.'

SC divests MP HC judge accused of sexual abuse of responsibilities

The Supreme Court Thursday quashed an ‘in-house’ panel constituted by the Madhya Pradesh high court chief justice to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a sitting judge there and divested the accused judge of all administrative and supervisory functions.

LN Mishra murder: 4 convicts get life imprisonment

In a show of mercy, a Delhi court Thursday said the men convicted of murdering railway minister LN Mishra in 1975 should not be condemned to death and sentenced the four to life imprisonment instead.

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