HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014


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.

Iraq-return nurses to get salary arrears: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday assured that the 46 nurses from Kerala, who were evacuated from violence-hit Iraq recently, would get their salary arrears amount shortly.

Dr Gupta indulging in publicity gimmick: AIIMS

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences told  a service tribunal that Dr Sudhir Kumar Gupta, head of its Forensic Medicine Department, was indulging in 'publicity gimmick' by levelling charges of being pressurised over Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy.

Bhiwandi court summons Rahul Gandhi over RSS defamation charge

A magisterial court in Bhiwandi inMaharashtra's Thane district on Friday ordered issuing summons to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi asking him to appear before it on October 7 in connection with his allegedly defamatory speech against RSS made during Lok Sabha elections.

Expanding Indo-Japanese ties may make China uneasy

India and Japan are taking steps to deepen defence cooperation, a move likely to add to China's unease at a time of rising tensions between Tokyo and Beijing over a chain of disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Prseident removes Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria

Amid demand from his removal by the ruling All India NR Congress government in Puducherry, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday replaced Lt Governor Virendra Kataria.

India to set up gas line to Pakistan

In his maiden budget presented in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, finance minister Arun Jaitley exempted LNG imports from customs duty if it is meant for onward sale to the neighbouring nation.

From trial court to Supreme Court, woman judge may go all the way

It rarely happens that a trial court judge makes it to the Supreme Court, much less a woman. But the SC collegium headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha has recommended elevation of Jharkhand high court chief justice R Banumathi to the top court.

India staring at its first drought in five years

A sluggish monsoon could be hurtling India towards its first drought in five years, as summer rains stand 43% below average overall, barring the Northeast and Mumbai.

Ministers to cut foreign travel spend by 10%

The ministry of finance recently issued revised norms for the approval of deputation or tour abroad to all ministries asking them to spell out the budget provision for foreign tours expenditure after taking a 10% cut.

MNS chief, Chavan say Modi wave receding in state

Thackeray who was always seen praising Modi, the Gujarat development model, and also extended his support to him in the Lok Sabha polls, was seen criticising his social media stints.

Rail minister, deputy play truant, embarrass govt

When the debate on railway budget started, neither rail minister Sadananda Gowda nor his junior minister Manoj Sinha were present in the House. The Opposition created a furore over this. After 10 minutes, both Gowda and Sinha rushed to the House and apologized to the Lok Sabha.

Power demand in Delhi breaks all previous records

Power demand in the national capital again broke all records on Friday touching an all-time high of 5810 MW, a day after registering the highest demand.
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