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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014

India

UPSC row: Aspirants will march to Parliament today

An ongoing campaign by aspirants of the Union Public Service Commission took an ugly turn on Thursday evening after the protestors allegedly torched vehicles and blocked the Outer Ring Road near Wazirabad for hours.

Will ascertain facts first: Govt on Sena 'provocation'

Under continued attack from the Opposition on the Maharashtra Sadan issue, the government said it will ascertain facts and respond on the issue in Parliament on Friday.

Sushma to ISIS: Release Indians as Ramzan gift

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday appealed to Islamist militants who have held 41 Indians captive for the last 45 days to release them as a special Ramzan gift to India.

‘Region, not religion, to blame

At the national level, BJP leader K Laxman’s unsavoury remarks on Sania Mirza’s appointment as Telangana’s brand ambassador became an issue of nationality. However, in Hyderabad the issue is an offshoot of the ongoing Telangana-Seemandhra regional conflict.

Hyderabadi community in Pakistan defends Sania

While there is little reaction from officials or the media in Pakistan over BJP leader K Laxman’s remarks on Sania Mirza, the local Hyderabadi community has taken offence to the remarks.

Sania’s appointment an effort to appease Muslim voters: BJP

The BJP in Telangana,  which is facing flak over party leader K Laxman’s remarks on Sania Mirza, has shot back at the TRS terming the appointment as an effort by CM K Chandrasekhara Rao to appease the Muslim vote.

FIR in Pune land deal involving Pawar kin

The Pune police have booked a Trust, commercial establishments and prominent businessmen including Vinod Goenka, KM Goenka and Shahid Balwa for allegedly cheating and misleading the judiciary and state revenue department by submitting forged papers to claim 326 acres of prime land in Yerwada area.

Women worse off in India than in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

India ranks lower than its poorer South Asian neighbours Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on gender development because of lower life expectancy among women and a wide gap between the incomes of men and women, according to the UN’s annual human development report.

Govt to check if Rahul told Jayanthi to act against Adani

The government on Thursday promised to look into reports that claimed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s office had asked the then environment minister to act against Adani Port and SEZ.

Katju says new facts vindicate stand on judge

Justice Markandey Katju on Thursday hit back at his critics and produced some independent corroboration of facts about the alleged corrupt judge in Madras high court.

No family, no lawyer: Many kids in Delhi reform home clueless why they are there

Most inmates at a juvenile observation home for boys in north Delhi have no access to legal assistance, and many don’t even know why they are lodged here. These revelations have been made in an audit report on the condition of juveniles at Sewa Kutir in Kingsway Camp by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority.

Judicial reforms on mind, govt asks parties for suggestions

Setting the ball rolling to set up a commission for key judicial appointments, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has written to political parties to seek their views on making improvements to the system of appointing judges to the high court and Supreme Court.

Rejig in BJP top panel to make room for Shah

To accommodate newly appointed party president Amit Shah in the BJP parliamentary board, chemicals and fertilizers minister Ananth Kumar may be dropped.

Deadline looms for netas to vacate houses

Over a dozen former UPA ministers who have failed to vacate their official accommodation may face forcible eviction after July 26, the second deadline given to them by the urban development (UD) ministry to move out of their plush bungalows.

CBI chief partied with former IB boss he charged

Four months after the CBI brought charges of conspiracy against former senior Intelligence Bureau official Rajinder Kumar in the alleged Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, its director Ranjit Sinha and his deputy were at a party thrown by the ex-sleuth, HT has learnt.
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