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HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014

India

FIR over morphed photo of Goa minister in swimsuit

An FIR has been filed for uploading a morphed photo of public works department minister Sudin Dhavalikar in a pink swimsuit which went viral on Facebook last week. 

Footage of Rahul Gandhi sleeping in LS goes viral

Video footage of Rahul Gandhi apparently dozing off on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha during a debate on prise rise went viral on the social media. The Congress vice president was seen in a television shot with closed eyes and head tilting on the right.

Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila to HC

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought quashing of a trial court order directing registration of FIR against her in a graft case. Dikshit contended that such proceedings cannot be continued against a governor.

Jharkhand: Minor raped after community head diktat

Jharkhand reported 1204 rape cases in 2013 despite the Centre toughening laws on sex crimes after the fatal gang rape of a physiotherapist on a moving bus.

'Disruptive' passenger tries to bite Jet Airways cabin crew

The airline confirmed the presence of the 'disruptive' passenger on board and said the passenger had been handed over to authorities at London airport.

India turns greener, but its dense forest cover shrinks

A government report on Tuesday said India’s green cover has increased by over 5,800 sq km between 2010 and 2012 taking into account plantations and commercial species having no ecological value.

Reach for the fruits of power

The Congress is at its nadir and the BJP is at its peak. The former can fall no lower and one is not sure how much more is left for the latter to scale. The best time then is now for these two major parties to shrug off their allies and strike out on their own.

Both houses of Parliament adjourned till noon

Both houses of the Parliament were Wednesday adjourned till noon following an uproar by opposition members who demanded action against BJP MPs for their alleged misbehaviour. The protests were also against the railway budget.

SC notice to Salman Khan in blackbuck case

The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to filmstar Salman Khan on a plea by the Rajasthan government challenging the stay on his conviction and sentencing in a blackbuck hunting case.

End the secrecy: why India's interest lies in unwrapping the 1962 war report

The highly classified Henderson Brooks Report commissioned by the Govt of India after the 1962 Sino-Indian war looked into the reasons for India's rout to China. And it is important, at least for transparency sake, to declassify the document.

Amit Shah named BJP's new president

Amit Shah's selection as the party chief came at a crucial time, a few months ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections due later this year. He was instrumental behind the party's victory in UP in the LS polls.

Mukhtar Naqvi gets bail in defamation case filed by Sabir Ali

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, accused in a criminal defamation case filed by former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali over Naqvi’s tweet linking Ali to Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal.

LoP issue: Kharge meets LS Speaker Mahajan

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday met Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and formally staked the party's claim to the post of Leader of Opposition in the House, an issue that has got embroiled in a controversy.

Rs. 1 crore recovered from thieves not mine: Giriraj

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Bihar Giriraj Singh has said the cash recovered from four men arrested after they burgled his house in Patna does not belong to him.

UP: Firing inside Faizabad court, two dead

At least two person was killed and three others injured on Wednesday in a blast which was followed by firing inside a court in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad, reports said.
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