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HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

India

World's highest railway bridge, taller than Eiffel, being built in the Himalayas

Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world's highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016. The arch-shaped steel structure is being constructed over the Chenab River.

TRAI amendment bill introduced in Lok Sabha

Amid protests by Trinamool Congress, the NDA government on Friday introduced the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (amendment) bill to facilitate the appointment of former Trai chairman Nripendra Misra as the Prime Minister’s principal secretary.

Delhi second most populous city after Tokyo, Mumbai ranks sixth: UN report

The Capital is expected to retain the spot of the world's second most populous city through at least 2030, when its population is expected to rise swiftly to 36 million.

Muzaffarnagar: Govt sanctions funds for riot victims

The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned an additional amount of Rs. 3.28 crore for providing relief to riot victims, Muzaffarnagar district authorities said on Friday.

Pune limps backs to normalcy after blast

An uneasy calm prevailed in the city on Friday as people took to their chores, a day after a low-intensity blast rocked the parking lot of a police station in Pune resulting in minor injuries to five persons.

Vakkom Purushothaman resigns as Nagaland guv

Former Mizoram governor Vakkom B Purushothaman, who was transferred to Nagaland by the NDA government, resigned on Friday from the post. Purushothaman sent his resignation letter to President.

Chavan to remain as Maharashtra CM: Congress

The Maharashtra Congress in-charge Mohan Prakash on Friday told CNN IBN that Prithviraj Chavan will remain the chief minister of the state ending speculations of a change in leadership in the state after the defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections.

Uday Lalit to be elevated as Supreme Court judge

The Supreme Court recommended Uday Lalit's name after senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam withdrew consent for his candidature as the judge of the apex court after the government apposed it.

Ghaziabad rape: Police doubt claim, girl cries foul

Two days after a Ghaziabad woman alleged that she was brutally gang raped and dumped near Fortis hospital in Noida, the police have indicated that the claim could be false. But, the victim has alleged that the police are shielding the accused.

Pune blast: Was Dagadusheth temple the target?

Investigators looking into the Faraskhana police station blast are probing whether the famous Dagadusheth Ganapati temple was the target. The temple is situated barely 20 meters away from the Faraskhana police station, which was rocked after a low intensity IED exploded on Thursday afternoon, injuring six.

Andhra gets many sops, Telangana just one

In line with the commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act of 2014 brought by the UPA-2 regime and the poll promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Seemandhraites, the NDA government announced several sops for Andhra Pradesh in its first budget.

Indo-US talks: Burns meets Sushma, foreign secy

US deputy secretary of State William Burns on Thursday called on external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and had discussions with foreign secretary Sujatha Singh to chalk out the path to the forthcoming Strategic Dialogue as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with American President Barack Obama.

Chavan, Hooda to stay on as CMs for elections

The Congress leadership has decided against any change of guard in Maharashtra and Haryana in view of the fast approaching assembly elections in the two states.

Amit Shah's rise may change BJP's dynamics

Amit Shah's journey to BJP's presidency was extraordinary. He mesmerised the RSS with his organisational skills and clinched the top job in no time, much to the surprise of his rivals in the party.

BJP change of guard: Who’s in, who’s out

Prime minister Narendra Modi aide and former party general secretary Amit Shah took over the post of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president on Wednesday. Former party president Rajnath Singh has resigned from the post at an event in New Delhi.

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