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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

India

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.

5 workers killed in Chhattisgarh factory blast

Five workers were killed in a powerful explosion inside a factory in Chhattisgarh’s Abhanpur, about 35 km east of state capital Raipur, at around 2am on Friday, police said.

Killer e-rickshaw driver was out on bail in rape case

The driver of the e-rickshaw whose reckless driving resulted in the death of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy was apprehended on Thursday. Police said the 17-year-old had earlier been caught last year in connection with six-year-old girl's gang rape and was out on bail.

Have achhe din arrived? Sorry, PMO doesn't have it on records

Early this month, Modi’s office received a query under RTI that if the PMO has witnessed the arrival of achhe din since May 16. The PMO expressed inability to answer the apparently mischievous query.

Javadekar in a cleft stick over GM crop future

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar has been in a bind over the future of genetically modified food crops as the PMO wants field trials — an important step before commercial release — of GM crops to be fast-tracked while the RSS is opposing this move.

Heavy rains approaching northern states: Met dept

Heavy monsoon showers are approaching some northern, western and central parts of the country, a Met forecast said, as key cereal, oilseeds, soybean and cotton growing areas will continue to receive rains, easing concerns of a drought.

Some part of Sonia Gandhi is not Indian, she’s ruthless: Natwar Singh

Former Gandhi family loyalist K Natwar Singh kicked up another political storm on Thursday by raking up Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origins in a television interview.

Landslide in Chembur leaves 6-year-old boy dead in shanty

As incessant rains hit the city, a six-year-old died on Thursday morning at Vashi Naka in Chembur when a boulder fell on the shanty he used to live in.

Husband duped me for money, says reality TV star

One-legged dancer Shubhpreet Kaur Ghumman, who shot to fame on the India’s Got Talent television show, has accused her husband for having tricked her into marriage and duping her of about Rs. 20 lakh, including Rs. 4lakh spent on the wedding.

New Army chief's village erupts in joy

The symbolism could not be missed --150 kgs of ladoos prepared with pure desi ghee to mark, arguably, the sweetest day for the village.

Police to conduct polygraphic test on DIG Paraskar

The Mumbai crime branch has sent a letter to deputy inspector general Sunil Paraskar in a bid to seek his permission to conduct a polygraphic and lie detector tests on him. While the police are awaiting a response from Paraskar, the officials said that they would soon approach the court to seek its permission.
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