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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

India

New army chief has his work cut out for him

General Dalbir Singh will inherit on Thursday the leadership of the army from General Bikram Singh when the force is in the midst of a costly transformation to fill critical gaps in capabilities.

DMK urges Prez to sack Katju as Press Council chairman

Smarting under revelations that it backed a tainted judge in the Madras high court, the DMK hit back on Wednesday at Justice Markandey Katju by asking President Pranab Mukherjee to sack him as the chairman of the Press Council of India.

JD(U), RJD and Cong unite in Bihar to fight BJP in bypolls

Seeking to buck the trend of recent parliamentary elections in which the BJP decimated them, the JD(U), RJD and the Congress announced on Wednesday an alliance among the three for bypoll in 10 assembly seats in Bihar, considered as semi-final before the crucial state poll next year.

HC questions Centre on delay in deciding Kingfisher's plea

The Delhi high court asked the Centre on Wednesday as to why it has not decided since March 2012 the plea of Kingfisher Airlines for security clearance to appoint advocate Lalit Bhasin as a director of the ailing carrier.

Sonia moves Delhi HC against summons

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi moved the Delhi high court on Wednesday, seeking to quash a lower court order summoning her along with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and four others in a case relating to acquisition of the now-defunct National Herald newspaper and its assets.

Kanpur industrialist 'got wife murdered' by girlfriend's driver

Piyush Dasani first claimed bike-borne men had kidnapped his wife when they were on their way home after a dinner at a restaurant. CCTV gave him away, say police.

16 of UPA's ex-ministers served eviction notice

Sixteen former ministers of the UPA government are staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now and have been served eviction notices, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday.

Gujarat riot convict Maya Kodnani granted bail

The Gujarat high court on Wednesday gave bail to Maya Kodnani, a former Gujarat minister who is serving a life sentence for her role in Naroda Patiya riots in which 97 people were killed during the 2002 communal clashes in the state.

Chicken fed on antibiotics causing drug resistance, CSE finds

A new study released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said  'large-scale and indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be 'strongly linked' to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

58 nurses in Libya want to come back

As many as 58 Indian nurses in Libya have indicated that they would like to return home. There are 750 nurses among the 4,500 Indians in Libya.

Govt doesn't give timeframe to resolve UPSC row

Government on Wednesday declined to give a timeframe in Rajya Sabha for resolving the row over UPSC examination pattern but promised to solve it soon even as the Opposition targeted BJP ministers for coming out with different statements on the issue.

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday filed a criminal defamation case against DMK Treasurer and party's floor leader in the state assembly, M.K. Stalin, for allegedly raising slogans against her and Speaker outside the Assembly.

235 CBI requests seeking sanction for prosecution pending

The probe in 103 cases of CBI against 235 government officials is pending as Ministries and state governments have yet to accord sanction to prosecute them, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

16 ex-ministers of UPA govt served eviction notice

Sixteen former ministers of the UPA government are staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now and have been served eviction notices, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday.

MPs can't stomach Parliament food

Amid din in the Rajya Sabha over the change in the pattern of UPSC exams and bugging of Union minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, Janata Dal (United) MP KC Tyagi on Wednesday complained that several MPs had fallen sick after consuming food served in the Parliament.
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