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HindustanTimes Wed,23 Jul 2014

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Woman abducted, gang-raped in Muzaffarnagar

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped by three persons at Budhana town in the Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Wednesday.

Indore: Girl trafficked, forced into flesh trade

Three persons, including a couple, have been charged with offences for allegedly selling a young girl and pushing her into flesh trade, police said on Tuesday.

Parui murder case: No evidence found against Anubrata yet

The SIT probing the murder of an independent panchayat member at Parui in Birbhum district on Tuesday told the Calcutta HC that it has not found any evidence yet to arrest TMC district president Anubrata Mondal, one of the accused.

Restaurant run by Tihar convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene

'Tihar Food Court' in west Delhi, a rehabilitation effort kicked off by the Tihar prison, opened in the first week of July on an 'experimental basis' while awaiting formal clearances.

Two months left for Mangalyaan to enter Mars

Mangalyaan – India's first spacecraft to Mars has just two more months to enter the Red Planet. The spacecraft will be injected into Mars atmosphere on September 24 this year.

DMK chief Karunanidhi questions expose’s timing

Breaking his silence on the issue which has triggered a major controversy, the 90-year old former chief minister questioned Katju's motives in raking up a decade-old matter.

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh batted for tainted judge?

The controversy over an allegedly tainted judge’s appointment reached former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s doorstep on Tuesday after it emerged that his office had intervened in the matter. Govt for national commission to appoint judges

Karnataka: 2 more rapes reported as CM stirs row

Even as Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah hogged headlines with his comment on the six-year-old's rape asking "if it was the only news in the state?", two more heinous rape cases came to light on Tuesday.

Angry Congress claims LoP post in Lok Sabha

The Congress on Tuesday accused the NDA government of playing "petty politics" over the issue of the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha and hoped Speaker Sumitra Mahajan would not allow her judgement to be "coloured" by various shades of politics.

Woman journalist dies after a fall from high rise

A 32-year-old woman journalist working with Rajya Sabha TV was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the basement parking lot of her apartment at Vaishali on Monday night.

Govt for national commission to appoint judges

The NDA government is keen to set up the National Judicial Commission that seeks to replace the present system of judges appointing judges, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.

SC puts curbs on fresh law grads, can’t argue cases

The Supreme Court has barred fresh law graduates from arguing before it and restricted their presence for the limited purpose of asking time, date, adjournment and similar orders in cases.

‘CJI should have resisted govt influence’

More than five years before justice Markandey Katju accused three successive chief justices of India for making improper compromises to save a corrupt judge of the Madras High Court, the Supreme Court had disapproved of “surrender of judiciary’s primacy” in the matter by the then CJI RC Lahoti.

Enemy within: Army grapples with suicide cases

The army is finding it hard to prevent suicides, despite taking a host of measures to ensure that soldiers do not kill themselves on active duty. Suicide rates may not have hit astronomical levels in recent years, but it hasn’t dropped either.

Wary of infighting, BJP not to name CM candidates

Wary of infighting, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is unlikely to name chief ministerial candidates in three states heading for assembly elections and will instead seek votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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