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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

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Noted Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at 81

Jnanpith awardee and renowned Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy, who was on multi-support system, died at a hospital in Bangalore on Friday. He was 81 years old.

Modi govt's 'clean-up' drive: no dust in offices

The cabinet secretary has asked all secretaries to improve the overall ambience of offices and ensure punctuality of officials especially in departments with major public interaction.

Hush up rape, slap the suspect instead: Panchayat

In a bizarre decision, the family members of a rape victim were told not to register a police complaint against the accused and settle the matter by slapping him instead by a village panchayat in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore district.

WHO, health ministry working on 'preparedness plan' on Ebola

World Health Organisation is working with health ministry to formulate a 'preparedness plan' to deal with just in case if there is an outbreak of Ebola in the country.

Do we really need AFSPA?

The AFSPA was promulgated in 1958 and gives powers to the security forces to shoot on sight, arrest people without a warrant or carry out searches without hindrance. It also protects the security forces from legal processes for action taken under the act.

No question of trivialising any crime: Jaitley

FM says he had spoken 'in general' on how crime can hurt tourism and the image of crime against women itself dissuades tourists from coming to India.

Building collapses in Srinagar, 6 rescued

An old two-storey private building which was in the process of being demolished in Parraypora area of Srinagar collapsed on Friday morning, police said.

Flood situation remains grim in parts of UP, Bihar

The flood situation in some parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh continues to be grim on Friday with the rivers Ghagra and Rapti flowing in 'High Flood Situation'.

MP: BJP leader, 5 others held for raping minor girl

Six persons including a local BJP leader were arrested here in connection with alleged trafficking and rape of a minor girl from Assam, police said on Friday. The accused were caught on Thursday evening during a routine checking on Ujjain road.

Man kills wife in Odisha over delay in serving tea

A 56-year-old-man killed his wife in Odisha's Dhenkanal district as she delayed serving him tea, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Wednesday at Guhalipal village, about 110 km from Bhubaneswar.

Force-feeding: HC dismisses PIL to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs

The Delhi HC on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha speaker and chairman of Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly force-feeding a fasting Muslim employee at the new Maharashtra Sadan.

UPSC exam: Visually impaired candidates to get extra time

Visually impaired candidates appearing for civil services preliminary examination will get 40 minutes extra time per paper, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said on Tuesday.

SC notice to centre, poll panel over Congress plea

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a petition challenging a Delhi high court direction to investigate the Congress party's foreign funding.

Arvind Subramanian poised to become chief economic adviser

US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday.

Why no Leader of Opposition, Supreme Court asks Modi govt

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Modi government why the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha remained vacant. The LoP 'conveys the voice different from the government' in the House, a bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said.
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