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HindustanTimes Tue,29 Jul 2014

India

LeT man arrested from Sarai Kale Khan bus terminal

A 42-year-old alleged to be a motivator for the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was arrested from southeast Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan a week ago, police said.

Choppergate: Ratan Tata records statement

Tata Sons’ former chairman Ratan Tata recorded his witness statement before an Italian court conducting a trial against Italian firm Finmeccanica — and its subsidiary AgustaWestland (AW) — for alleged corruption, including their 2010 deal with India for supply of VVIP choppers.

Historians slam Dina Nath Batra books, call them 'works of fantasy'

Leading historians on Monday slammed activist Dina Nath Batra's books which have been recommended as secondary reading in Gujarat schools, saying they were nothing but works of 'fantasy'.

HC stays EC order against Ashok Chavan

The Delhi High Court on Monday stayed the EC's show cause notice to ex-Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan asking him why he should not be disqualified for failing to give his true and correct expenses incurred in 2009 Assembly polls.

Shrinking green cover escalating tiger-human conflict

Experts say as tigers are being forced to remain in confines of protected areas, conflicts among the big cats are increasing. This has led to the 'weaker' tigers moving out to human areas, resulting in increasing man-animal conflicts.

Kanpur: Trader's wife kidnapped, murdered brutally

A young married woman was kidnapped and brutally murdered by bike-borne goons in Kanpur city in the wee hours of Monday. The woman identified as Jyoti was a resident of Pandu Nagar in Kakadev area.

Chhattisgarh home minister escpaes unhurt in mishap

Two cars in the cavalcade of Chhattisgarh home minister Ram Sewak Sagra met with an accident near Pharam village in Aurangabad on Tuesday evening.

UP: Saharanpur hopes for a peaceful Eid, curfew partly relaxed; no mass prayers

District authorities decided late on Monday to disallow people in large numbers to congregate at the Saharanpur Idgah, because of tension in the area following communal riots on Saturday.

Naidu surprise checks, finds 80 staffers missing

Around 80 staffers of the urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation ministries were found missing in office when minister Venkaiah Naidu conducted a surprise check on Monday morning.

Karnataka HC judge under lens for land deal

Karnataka HC judge KL Manjunath, who is being backed by the judges’ collegium for a promotion despite the Centre's opposition, had illegally bought a prime plot in 2004, documents accessed by HT show.

UP emerges as country's most power-starved state

Uttar Pradesh registered a supply shortfall of 3,849 megawatts, 24.5% of its total demand, in the first quarter of 2014 financial year (April to June), beating Jammu and Kashmir’s 20% deficit figure.

Maharashtra: Dhangars want ST tag, govt in fix

A weeklong protest by members of the Dhangar community for their inclusion in Scheduled Tribes (ST) category turned violent on Monday after agitators burnt a state transport bus and damaged a police van.

Ex-judges, lawyers for scrapping collegium system

The NDA government’s move to scrap the two-decade-old collegium system under which judges appoint judges got a boost on Monday with former judges and senior advocates unanimously supporting it.

Saharanpur riots: Daily wagers bear the brunt

Clashes between Muslim and Sikh mobs on Saturday have shattered the hopes of an Eid celebration for thousands of people, who had laboured throughout the year in anticipation of the holy occasion.

Dina Nath Batra’s plan: ban teaching of foreign languages in schools

Dina Nath Batra is demanding an overhaul of the school education and has sent in a string of proposals to human resource development minister Smriti Irani. Historians slam Batra books, call them 'fantasy'
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