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HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

India

Mangalyaan needs 75 more days to enter Mars orbit

Mangalyaan, India's maiden spacecraft to Mars, will enter the Red Planet in 75 days, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said.

Gang-rape victim molested by local NCP leader

A 14-year-old girl who was gang-raped allegedly by two youth earlier this month in the neighbouring Raigad district, was also molested by a local NCP leader on the very same day of the incident, police said on Saturday.

Chhattisgarh: Trust owned by Speaker "encroaches" on govt land 

The Raipur administration has ordered to confiscate a massive Hanuman temple, shopping complex and other assets constructed on an "illegally encroached" government prime land by a trust owned by the "prosperous" family of Chhattisgarh assembly speaker Gauri Shankar Agrawal.

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire in Jammu

Pakistan troops violated the ceasefire in Jammu district on Saturday targeting Indian positions with small arms and automatic weapons, an officer said.

Chennai building collapse: DMK demands CBI probe

DMK leaders on Saturday met Tamil Nadu governor K Rosaiah to press the party's demand for a CBI probe into the June 28 building collapse near Porur which left 61 people dead.

Manipur: Seven injured in bomb blasts in Imphal

Seven people, including a six-year-old boy, were seriously injured in a bomb blast carried out by suspected militants in Manipur's Imphal West district on Saturday.

Delhi temperature likely to cross 40°C today

There was no hint of any relief from hot and humid conditions in Delhi as residents of the national capital woke up to a sweaty day with the mercury tipped to cross the 40-degrees Celsius mark.

Jaya reappeals to PM for kerosene allotment to TN

Arguing against the "unfair and cruel reductions in allocation of kerosene" to Tamil Nadu, chief minister Jayalalithaa has once again sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to ensure allotment of the state's monthly requirement of over 65,000-kl.

BRICS summit: PM Modi leaves for Brazil, also to meet Latin leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave from New Delhi on Sunday for Brazil to attend the five-nation summit of BRICS nations on July 14 and 15 which is expected to finalise the setting up of a development bank.

Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha dies; Twitter pays condolences

Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha died in Gurgaon Saturday morning because of a cardiac arrest. Prominent figures or the media, celebrities and the Prime Minister himself took to Twitter to pay their respects.

Infants sold in 'bachcha baazar' like 'groceries'

Commenting on the sale of children under the garb of adoption, a Delhi court has noted with regret that no specific laws exist to prevent such atrocious exploitation of both child and would-be parents.

Telangana bandh over nod to Polavaram Bill

Left parties on Friday called for a bandh in Telangana on Saturday in protest against the Lok Sabha passing a bill which paves way for the transfer of some villages in the state to Andhra Pradesh for the construction of Polavaram Irrigation Project.

10 injured in clash between two groups of students

At least 10 persons were injured as two groups of students clashed at Purkazi town of Muzaffarnagar district, police said.

Agusta supplied choppers that did not undergo flight evaluation trials

The firm’s two representative choppers, with their mock-up passenger cabins, had attended the exercise and not the actual contracted chopper in violation of the norms, found Central Bureau of Investigation’s probe.

Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh

'There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too. We have to accept this fact,' Rajnath Singh said addressing a seminar on media's role in 2014 general elections in Delhi.
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