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HindustanTimes Mon,28 Jul 2014

India

PM Modi may pick 12 more ministers after Aug 14

The much-awaited expansion of the Narendra Modi government may see around a dozen new faces joining the government, sometime after the current session of Parliament gets over on August 14.

Akhilesh ducks, blames BJP for 'caste conflicts' in Saharanpur

Embattled by recurrent communal clashes, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Sunday accused BJP leaders of vitiating the atmosphere over issues like 'loudspeakers at religious places' while their government at the Centre talked progress.

Government pledges ‘relief’ to UPSC aspirants

The government has decided to give a ‘relief’ to students protesting over the changed pattern of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam but what kind of relief it would be is yet to chalked out, sources told HT.

Rajnath Singh holds high-level meet on USPC row

Amid protests from civil servicesaspirants against the new exam pattern, the government on Sunday convened a high-level meeting to resolve the issue.

Chavan under fire for failing to keep promises

The failure of the Congress to appoint political heads of various statutory corporations and boards in Maharashtra for many years now has upset a large section in the state unit and could prove counter-productive for the party in the coming assembly polls.

CWG Scam: ED gives ts Darbari clean chit again

The enforcement directorate (ED) has concluded again that former joint director general, organising committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, TS Darbari, had no role to play in the hiring of services for the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) held in London in the run-up to the games.

Odisha: Body found hanging in minister quarters

Body of a man was on Sunday found hanging from a tree in the premises of the government quarters allotted to senior BJD leader and former Odisha Minister Pramila Mallik, police said.

Cong criticism on LoP issue unfair: Venkaiah Naidu

Accusing Congress of indulging in unfair criticism on the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue, parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asserted that the matter is in the purview of the Lok Sabha Speaker.

SGPC urges calm in riot-hit Saharanpur; curfew in place

Curfew continued in six police station areas of Saharanpur on the second consecutive day on Sunday after a minor land dispute turned into communal riots in the city. In the aftermath of the violence, leaders of Sikhs’ top governing body Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) sent Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Gurbachan Singh, to enquire about the matter.

Five killed in landslide near Pithoraghar

Five persons were killed and three others seriously injured in a landslide near a Dharchula village in Pithoragarh district on Sunday afternoon.

Under the Lokpal: Babus’ asset declarations in public domain soon

The government has given itself a 90-day breather to implement transparency provisions under the Lokpal law and has set September 15 as the deadline for government servants to file their assets and liabilities declaration.

Saharanpur facing 'caste clashes', wrong to define them as 'communal riots': Akhilesh

UP chief minister played down the recent incidents and said measures to mitigate tensions have already been initiated. He also blamed his opponents of playing politics over religious feelings. Saharanpur calm under curfew, 36 arrested

Mumbai on alert over ‘Gaza threat’

Security has been tightened across Mumbai after the city police received a letter threatening to attack Jewish places of worship in retaliation for the Israeli attack on Gaza.

Woman passenger strip-searched, 2 TCs suspended

A 65-year-old woman passenger was allegedly strip searched by two women ticket checkers after she erroneously entered the first class compartment of a suburban local while carrying a second class ticket, following which the TCs have been suspended.

Woman loses unborn baby after being wrongly given abortion med

A doctor and a paramedic have been arrested after an eight-month pregnant woman was allegedly wrongly administered medicine for abortion at a prominent private hospital here, leading to the death of her unborn child.
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