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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

India

Govt likely to name 5 new governors today

The Narendra Modi government has finalised the names of at least five new governors, including former Union minister Ram Naik who is headed for Uttar Pradesh, sources told HT.

Mars orbiter spacecraft to reach target in 75 days

Exactly 75 days from Saturday, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target.

Security guard foils ATM robbery bid in Indore

A security guard on Saturday foiled an attempt by unidentified persons to rob an ATM on Nemawar road in Indore, sustaining serious injuries in the process, police said.

Madurai: AIADMK functionary hacked to death

An AIADMK functionary was hacked to death by a group of persons near the Law College in Madurai late on Friday night allegedly to avenge the murder of a youth during a clash a few months back, police said on Saturday.

Durga Nagpal among UP’s officers cleared for central deputations

Uttar Pradesh has cleared the names of a dozen bureaucrats for central deputation, one of whom is Durga Shakti Nagpal who once incurred the wrath of the state government for ordering the wall of a place of worship demolished.

Recovered money was of my cousin: BJP MP Giriraj

In the eye of storm over recovery of Rs. 1.14 crore, $600 and ornaments purportedly stolen from his flat, BJP MP Giriraj Singh on Saturday recorded his statement with police claiming the money belonged to his businessman cousin.

Another batch of 29 Kerala nurses return from Iraq

Another batch of nurses from Kerala returned to the state from war-torn Iraq on Saturday.

Karnataka MLA blames mobile phones for rapes

Shakuntala Shetty has embarrassed the ruling party at a time when a spate of sex crimes has rocked the nation and the PM has asked politicians not to "psychoanalyse" the reason behind such cases.

Will not oppose TRAI amendment bill: Sharad Pawar

NCP will not oppose the Bill to amend TRAI Act which seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Mishra as principal secretary to the Prime Minister, party chief Sharad Pawar said on Saturday.

PM Narendra Modi is BJP parliamentary party leader in House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the new leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament. Home minister Rajnath Singh will be the deputy leader of the party in the Lok Sabha and finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha.

Margaret Alva takes oath as Goa Governor

Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Alva this evening in the presence of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, ministers and legislators.

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.
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