HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014


Spelling mistakes galore in Delhi Metro stations

It may be offering a world-class service to its commuters, but when it comes to spelling out names of places and stations on its signages and route maps, the Delhi Metro leaves a lot to be desired.

CSAT: Govt says decision on Verma panel report soon

Minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office Dr Jitendra Singh said on Friday that the Varma Committee report on changes to be made in the pattern of conducting civil service examinations is with the government, which in turn, will give a final decision on it in a couple of days.

Four militants heading for PoK killed near LoC

A contact between militants, who were reportedly exfiltrating into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on the directions of their handlers across the border, was established on Thursday evening at Sondi Gali near LoC in Kupwara district, 110 km north of Srinagar.

Libya hospitals face collapse if Indian staff flee

Libya has warned of a 'total collapse' of its health care system as the chaos plaguing the country threatens to send into flight many of the Filipino and Indian staff on whom its hospitals depend.

Free-for-all at lifeline of West Delhi

This is one part of the city that seems to be totally out of the government’s radar. Vendors encroaching almost half the road, pedestrians trying to make their way amid haphazardly parked buses and shared autos almost fighting to get passengers – welcome to the Pankha Road crossing.

Pune landslide: Death toll hits 51, hopes fade

The death toll from a landslide that engulfed the entire Malin village in Pune district rose to 51 as heavy rains on Friday hampered efforts by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris. Were eco warnings on Malin ignored?

Assam: 3 Ulfa (I) men killed in powerful IED blast

Three men of the anti-talk faction of the banned United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) were killed on Friday in a powerful blast in Mongre village under Agiya police station in Goalpara district, 150km west of Guwahati, police said.

Dead cows to cars: Smugglers come up with innovative ways to bring in gold

India is scrambling to crack down on a new gold smuggling tactic that it fears could accelerate a flood of illegal imports of the precious metal into the world's second-biggest buyer.

India's refusal to sign global trade pact sends confusing signal, Kerry tells Modi

US Secretary of State John Kerry told PM Narendra Modi on Friday that India's refusal to sign a global trade deal had sent the wrong signal, and urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible. Vote: Are Western powers arm-twisting India on the WTO deal?

Pak will be punished if it tries dirty tricks: Army chief

The Pakistani army will be punished if it employs dirty tricks along the Line of Control (LoC), Indian army chief General Dalbir Singh warned on his first day in office on Friday.

Sonia Gandhi treated like royalty in India: Natwar

Natwar Singh said the very fact that Sonia Gandhi reacted to the contents in his book was 'significant' as she had not reacted to the book by Sanjaya Baru, media adviser to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

'UCC can't be sued for Bhopal plant contamination'

In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court in New York has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant.

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over UPSC row

Opposition on Friday created ruckus in Rajya Sabha over the issue of regional language aspirants having disadvantage in Civil Services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission leading to two adjournments during Question Hour.

John Kerry offers to partner in Modi’s vision, Sushma says US spying on India 'unacceptable'

US secretary of state John Kerry on Thursday signalled a new energy and direction in India-US ties by offering to partner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'historic mandate for change' and vision of economic development. Vote: Do you thing the US will address India's concerns about snooping?

New army chief to focus on LAC trouble spots

Incursion-prone pockets along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) -- the de facto border between India and China -- seem to be on the new army chief’s radar. General Dalbir Singh, who replaced General Bikram Singh as army chief on Thursday, is preparing to embark on a tour of trouble spots along the disputed LAC in the sensitive Ladakh sector.

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