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HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

India

First train between Delhi and Katra starts today

The first superfast New Delhi-Katra train called "Shri Shakti Express" will start from New Delhi and Katra railway stations on Monday evening.

Government to continue with MNREGA scheme

Noting that there are variations in demand for work under MNREGA, government on Monday said it would continue with the rural job scheme.

Ramdev defends his aide's meeting with Hafiz Saeed

Yoga guru Ramdev said on Monday that he would talk to Ved Pratap Vaidik about his meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, but defended Vaidik saying that he must have met the terrorist leader as a journalist.

Delhi gang-rape: SC stays death sentence of two convicts

The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold the death sentence of two convicts in the December 2012 Delhi gang-rape case that sparked a nationwide outrage over sexual assaults in the country.

Some Cong leaders trying to sideline Gandhis: Beni

Senior Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday alleged that some leaders in the party, who have contact with other political parties, are trying to sideline the Gandhi family, especially vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

BJP trying to destabilise UP govt, midterm poll possible: Beni

Former Union minister and seniorCongress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday said that there was a possibility of mid-term polls taking place in Uttar Pradesh as the BJP after its massive win in the Lok Sabha elections was "trying to destabilise" the Akhilesh Yadav government.

Delhi: Robbers loot house holding infant hostage at gunpoint

The 11-month-old daughter of a woman was allegedly held hostage at gunpoint by a man while his accomplice looted jewellery and other valuables worth about Rs. 2 lakh from her house in north-east Delhi's Mansarovar Park, police said on Sunday.

In this Madhya Pradesh town, autopsies are carried out in the open

For over three years now, residents of Bhagat Singh ward in Madhya Pradesh’s Garhakota town are living a “hellish life” thanks to the government hospital’s open-air autopsy room. (Advisory: Graphic photo inside)

Rain relief for parched Delhi, heat wave over

Monsoon rains lashed New Delhi on Sunday afternoon, bringing down the temperature and providing much-awaited respite to Delhiites who had been reeling under hot and humid conditions for the past several days.

Muslims cautious about madrasa reforms move

Muslims have reacted cautiously to the Rs. 100 crore budgetary allocation by the Modi government to initiate reforms in the madrasa education system. The allocation is in line with the BJP's poll promise to initiate madrasa modernisation.

Ashok Chavan fudged poll expenses, says EC

The poll panel slapped a showcause notice on ex-Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in a paid news case, asking why he should not be disqualified.

Cops bust gambling den of Gujarati businessmen

Bangalore Police arrested 59 businessmen from Gujarat after they were caught red-handed at a gambling den in the city on Friday. The businessmen, many of whom are wealthy diamond merchants, had flown in to the city on a special flight for a weekend of gambling.

Lalu to record statement in fodder scam case

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad will recordhis statement in a fodder scam case and appear in two other Animal Husbandry Department scam cases in separate CBI courts in Ranchi on Monday.

Modi spells out foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach, seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crises and security threats.

Centre carries out first major bureaucratic rejig

The Narendra Modi government carried out on Sunday its first major bureaucratic reshuffle, naming Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's principal secretary, Rakesh Garg, as the new telecom secretary and Odisha chief secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra as the fertilizers secretary.

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