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HindustanTimes Mon,28 Jul 2014

India

Gaza likely to overshadow Eid celebrations in Kashmir Valley

Gaza is likely to overshadow the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Kashmir Valley with separatists calling upon people to observe it with austerity and register peaceful protests.

Chinese troops enter Ladakh, vandalise Indian tents

In yet another border violation, Chinese soldiers crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Demchok sector of Ladakh on July 22 and vandalized tents set up by Indian shepherds there.

India is asking: are our children safe anywhere?

Child abuse, including child sexual abuse, is gut-wrenchingly real, leaving thousands of children scarred and bewildered, and their parents distraught and furious. How did we, as a society, sink so low, and when?

Heavy rain alert in Uttarakhand, 6 dead in landslide

Ten days after heavy rains pounded Uttarakhand, the meteorological department on Monday warned of another round of incessant heavy rains in the state in 48-hours while six people were found dead due to landslide.

PM Modi may pick 12 more ministers after Aug 14

The much-awaited expansion of the Narendra Modi government may see around a dozen new faces joining the government, sometime after the current session of Parliament gets over on August 14.

Akhilesh ducks, blames BJP for 'caste conflicts' in Saharanpur

Embattled by recurrent communal clashes, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Sunday accused BJP leaders of vitiating the atmosphere over issues like 'loudspeakers at religious places' while their government at the Centre talked progress.

Government pledges ‘relief’ to UPSC aspirants

The government has decided to give a ‘relief’ to students protesting over the changed pattern of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam but what kind of relief it would be is yet to chalked out, sources told HT.

Rajnath Singh holds high-level meet on USPC row

Amid protests from civil servicesaspirants against the new exam pattern, the government on Sunday convened a high-level meeting to resolve the issue.

Chavan under fire for failing to keep promises

The failure of the Congress to appoint political heads of various statutory corporations and boards in Maharashtra for many years now has upset a large section in the state unit and could prove counter-productive for the party in the coming assembly polls.

CWG Scam: ED gives ts Darbari clean chit again

The enforcement directorate (ED) has concluded again that former joint director general, organising committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, TS Darbari, had no role to play in the hiring of services for the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) held in London in the run-up to the games.

Odisha: Body found hanging in minister quarters

Body of a man was on Sunday found hanging from a tree in the premises of the government quarters allotted to senior BJD leader and former Odisha Minister Pramila Mallik, police said.

Cong criticism on LoP issue unfair: Venkaiah Naidu

Accusing Congress of indulging in unfair criticism on the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue, parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asserted that the matter is in the purview of the Lok Sabha Speaker.

SGPC urges calm in riot-hit Saharanpur; curfew in place

Curfew continued in six police station areas of Saharanpur on the second consecutive day on Sunday after a minor land dispute turned into communal riots in the city. In the aftermath of the violence, leaders of Sikhs’ top governing body Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) sent Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Gurbachan Singh, to enquire about the matter.

Five killed in landslide near Pithoraghar

Five persons were killed and three others seriously injured in a landslide near a Dharchula village in Pithoragarh district on Sunday afternoon.

Under the Lokpal: Babus’ asset declarations in public domain soon

The government has given itself a 90-day breather to implement transparency provisions under the Lokpal law and has set September 15 as the deadline for government servants to file their assets and liabilities declaration.

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