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HindustanTimes Sat,26 Jul 2014

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Odisha: Girl sets self afire after parents say 'no school fee'

A 15-year-old girl in Odisha set herself on fire after her parents said they couldn't pay her school fee, a family member said. An official Saturday termed it as an accident.

Situation on LAC peaceful: Army

Against the backdrop of repeated incursions by China into Indian territory, a top Army commander on Saturday said the situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was "absolutely peaceful and calm" and such incidents happen due to differences in perception.

Jaitley promises 'grand' war memorial for martyrs

On the 15th anniversary of the Kargil War, defence minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government will soon finalise the site for construction of a "grand" National War Memorial.

Rahul targets Modi, Sena over price rise,‘bullying’

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government on the rising prices of vegetables, saying ‘tall promises’ had been made to people but there was a huge difference between one’s words and the deeds performed.

1 killed, 4 injured in grenade attack in Baramulla

A policeman was killed and four others injured in a grenade attack by militants in Sopore town of Baramulla district in Kashmir early on Saturday, police said.

Western UP on boil again: 2 killed in Saharanpur clashes, curfew clamped

Curfew was imposed and shoot-at-sight orders issued in the town, nearly 170 km from Delhi and 560 km from state capital Lucknow, following the outbreak of violence in which mobs set nearly two dozen shops and a dozen vehicles on fire.

No case for Congress to claim Leader of Opposition in LS: AG

The Congress is not eligible for the post of Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha as it does not have the requisite strength (10% of total seats), attorney general Mukul Rohatgi has told Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Dead engineer in transfer list, govt to probe

The water resources department has included a dead engineer in the list of transferred engineers, a goof-up that comes close on the heels of the police absolving three youths of the charge of murdering a missing girl who surfaced three months after the "crime".

Prez Mukherjee completes two years in office

After spending another busy year in office, President Pranab Mukherjee had a packed day to mark the completion of second year in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Mumbai: Model says DIG was drunk when he raped her

The Goregaon based model has alleged in her FIR that deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Sunil Paraskar consumed alcohol before raping her at a bungalow in Madh Island. This is part of the FIR, the copy of which HT has in its possession.

15 years post Kargil: Military may be ready, but still a long way off

Fifteen years after the Indian army evicted Pakistani intruders from the heights of Kargil, an NDA government is back in power with promises to ensure that India is never surprised again. But it has a long way to go. Up, close, personal: Sharing pain, joy, tears and history with Kargil heroes

Up, close, personal: Sharing pain, joy, tears and history with Kargil heroes

One of the most exciting rewards of being a journalist is the ringside view you get of history being made. The year 1999 packed in more than the usual share of history when I found myself on the craggy heights of Kargil, ducking shelling from across the Line of Control following a surprise intrusion by Pakistan.

Solanki appointed Haryana guv to douse SGPC fire

Anxious to settle the Haryana-Punjab slugfest over the controversial gurdwara management committee issue, the Centre has named Kaptan Singh Solanki as Haryana’s next governor and has kept the window open for a presidential reference on the matter.

Bengal: 7-year-old may have been raped, murdered over land dispute

A land dispute between two families is most likely the reason behind the murder and alleged rape of the seven-year-old in Midnapore district of West Bengal, police sources said.

Govt to brush up its act on victim rehabilitation

After a dressing down from the Supreme Court, the Union home ministry (MHA) has decided to examine all the measures taken by it with regard to speedy rehabilitation of acid attack victims.
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