HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014


Dalbir Singh takes over as new army chief

General Dalbir Singh on Thursday took over as the new chief of the 1.3 million strong Indian Army. He succeeds General Bikram Singh, who retired on Thursday.

John Kerry says US 'excited' about PM Narendra Modi

US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday he was "excited" about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he wanted a "new relationship" with the new government.

Saharanpur main accused a land shark and extortionist

A former town councillor arrested on charges of instigating violence between Sikh and Muslim groups in Saharanpur that left three people dead is a muscle-man who made money off land disputes and extortions, HT has learnt. 

Rajiv Gandhi's Sri Lanka policy led to his death: Natwar Singh

Rajiv Gandhi’s Sri Lanka policy led to his assassination, former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has said, referring to the decision to send the Indian Peace Keeping Force to Sri Lanka in July 1987. Vote: Do you believe Natwar Singh's allegations about Congress?

Uttarakhand's Terai belt turning into killing field for Corbett tigers

Out of the five tigers which have died in the state this year so far, three perished in the forest divisions of Terai, show statistics provided by the Wildlife Protection Society of India, a Delhi-based NGO.

DPS teacher booked for molesting girl students in Jaipur

A Delhi Public School teacher here has been booked for allegedly molesting girl students after parents of one of the students registered a complaint with the school principal.

Tension in Khandwa, Ujjain; indefinite curfew on

Tension prevailed in Khandwa and Ujjain after violence between two communities rocked the two cities and led to clamping of prohibitory orders. Director general of police Nandan Dubey said an alert has been sounded in Madhya Pradesh.

India 'gave befitting reply' to soldier beheading

The Indian Army gave "a befitting reply" to Pakistan after an Indian soldier was beheaded along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, outgoing army chief General Bikram Singh said on Thursday.

Dalit woman stopped from hoisting flag, MP govt served notice

The National Human Rights Commission has sent notices to MP divisional commissioner, Chambal and district magistrate, Morena regarding a Dalit woman sarpanch, who is being denied her right to hoist the national flag.

Bihar: Maoists blow up CRPF personnel's house

Maoists on blew up the house of a CPRF personnel in Maoist-affected Aurangabad district of Bihar Thursday morning. The CRPF personnel, Vinod Singh, is currently posted with the CoBRA in anti-Maoist operations at Barachatti in Gaya.

Uttarakhand: Cloudburst kills 6, more rain coming

Of the dead in Nauthana village, which is 160km from here, two were children. Five bodies have been found. Rescue and search teams were still looking for one person as rain continued. 

Pune landslide toll reaches 21; Rajnath to visit disaster site today, rescue operations on

Home minister Rajnath Singh reached Pune on Wednesday night to take an overview of the rescue operations at Malin village which was buried in a landslide, killing at least 21 people and trapping more than 160. Landslide hits village near Pune, rescue works on

'Bangalore bandh' on; pro-Kannada outfits protest

Security has been tightened in Banglore by police who have mobilised "maximum amount" of force in the wake of a 'city bandh' on Thursday called by Kannada outfits to protest against the rising incidents of sexual offences against women and children.

Calcutta HC admits Tapas Pal's plea against FIR

A two-judge appeal bench of the Calcutta high court on Wednesday admitted the petition of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal against the single-judge's order that had directed the police to register a criminal case within 72 hours against him for making offensive comments against the women during a Lok Sabha election campaign in Krishnanagar, Nadia.

Sadhu to IT: All of recovered booty not mine

Former RJD MP Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav, the estranged brother-in-law of party chief Lalu Prasad, has accepted to owning only a part of the booty recovered from three thieves, who confessed to committing burglary at his residence here on June 12.
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