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HindustanTimes Mon,28 Jul 2014

India

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.

IIM VP, faculty accused of sexual harassment

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi was plunged into turmoil after a top management and a core faculty member were accused of sexual misdemeanour and intimidation by colleagues and a group of students.

Bihar bypolls: Nitish, Lalu to campaign together

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad will be campaigning together in the upcoming byelections for 10 assembly seats slated to be held on August 21.

Virus stealing debit, credit card info prowling online portals

Debit and credit card owners in India have been alerted by cyber security sleuths against the damaging activities of a virus which attacks Point of Sale (POS) business counters to steal confidential data like card number and passwords.

Desperate for polls, Kejriwal returns to protest spot

Blaming the President’s rule for inflation, corruption and a host of other problems facing Delhi, AAP leader Kejriwal has urged the residents of the Capital to assemble at Jantar Mantar 'to start work towards installing an elected government in Delhi.'

Sonia Gandhi holds Iftar party, shares table with Sharad Yadav and Lalu Prasad

Sonia Gandhi on Sunday hosted her first Iftar in three years, which saw the Congress president sharing a table with leaders of RJD and its new-found ally JD(U).

Gadkari dismisses bugging claim, ex-PM Manmohan seeks probe

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari has landed in a spying row, with a news report on Sunday claiming his official bungalow in New Delhi was bugged with a high power listening device that was discovered accidentally.

'Speaker should choose LoP despite no clear rule'

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan should designate a member of the Lower House of Parliament as Leader of the Opposition even if "there is no clear applicable rule", feels one of her predecessors Somnath Chatterjee.

Woman burnt by husband, in-laws for dowry

A 24-year-old woman was allegedly burnt by her husband and in-laws for dowry in Aurai area of the district, police said in Bhadohi on Sunday.

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