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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014

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Centre cannot undo Haryana committee: Hooda

For long locked in intractable legal disputes over sharing of river waters and territorial claims, Punjab and Haryana are now sparring on politico-religious turf.

India backs Palestine in UNHRC vote on Gaza

India on Wednesday voted in support of a United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC) resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza.

Katju charge: Ex-SC judge blames Lahoti

Former SC judge justice Ruma Pal had put her objections in writing on getting to know that a 'tainted' Madras HC judge was given an extension overlooking the reservations of the collegium she was part of.

Sunanda case: Govt ‘considers’ CBI probe demand

Home minister Rajnath Singh is “looking into” BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s demand for a CBI investigation into the mysterious death of senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar.

UP rape and murder victim’s identity in doubt

The anomalies in the postmortem findings of the Mohanlalganj rape and murder victim, whose corpse was found naked in a school compound in Balsinghkheda village on July 17, could end up helping the accused during a trial, feel legal and police experts.

Government plans enhanced security for VVIPs

Following the death of rural development minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident, Union home ministry has asked all stakeholders to look for more secure vehicles, skilled drivers and assertive personal security officers (PSOs) for government protected persons, sources told HT.

‘Xi, Modi agreed to respect interests at BRICS’

Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to create the “right conditions” to harness the true potential of ties with India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need to respect each other’s ‘interests and concerns’, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Cong MP claims VHP trying to flare up communal tension, cites  HT

A Congress MP on Tuesday accused VHP leaders of trying to communalise the political discourse by making inflammatory remarks and sought action from the government against them.

Food at Maharashtra Bhavan bad, but MP’s act far worse: Regulars

Amidst the growing outcry over the manhandling of an IRCTC manager by a Shiv Sena MP at New Maharashtra Sadan (NMS) over bad food served in the canteen, regular visitors who often eat there said although the MP’s protest was genuine, it did not warrant such hooliganism.

Cong may join Lalu-Nitish's 'secular' alliance in Bihar

With the Congress willing to play ball, JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar's initiative of cobbling together a "secular formation", in the lead-in to the August 21 by-elections to 10 assembly seats, as a strategy to stop the BJP-led NDA juggernaut in Bihar appeared to gain ground Wednesday.

Home, hearth issues add to MPs’ troubles

The reason behind the fracas between Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare and the Maharshtra Sadan staff over quality of food served could be the new MPs not getting their allotted bungalows.

Driver alerted, Maoists fail to blow up Rajdhani

Passengers of the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani, which was 10 minutes behind, had an escape when the driver of the derailed pilot engine spread information that saved immense casualties.

Is India ignoring Palestine to humour Israel?

Is the NDA government getting closer to Israel and leaving aside the traditional, vocal formulations on supporting the Palestine cause? The question that has been doing the rounds of the power corridors has some facts to fall back on.

3 Arunachal hydel projects get green light

An environment ministry committee has approved three adjacent hydel projects on a small river in Arunachal Pradesh even as cumulative impact assessment of these projects on the state’s river management system is yet to be finalised.

In Parliament, Tendulkar still on nought

Sachin Tendulkar, India’s cricketing talisman, far outshone former hockey captain Dilip Tirkey in the popularity stakes. But in Parliament, it is a very different story.
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