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HindustanTimes Tue,29 Jul 2014

 India

Rajasthan police arrest mastermind in RPSC paper leak from Bihar

In a joint operation Special Operation Group of Rajasthan police along with Bihar police arrested the accuse identified as RK Singh (50) alias Mithlesh aka Verma from Chandi area of Bhojpur district of Bihar at around 10.30am on Tuesday.

NDA government’s moves to ramp up rail finances

Expanding its inventory of wagons and using IT tools to bring transparency in the allotment of wagons are among initiatives that the NDA government has moved in with for bringing about a turnaround in rail finances.

Ranchi airport operating without weather-tracker

The Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi has been operating without observatory radar for the past one year, potentially putting the lives of passengers at risk in a state with one of the most turbulent weather systems in the country.

21 killed, 60 injured in bus accidents in HP

As many as 21 persons were killed and 60 injured in two separate incidents involving Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses in Shimla district on Wednesday.

'Forced-feeding' row: Top cleric criticises Modi

Top cleric of the largest Eid congregation in West Bengal on Tuesday criticised the Modi-government for its much-hyped 'achche din' concept and keeping silent when Muslims were targeted in the country, however, praised chief minister Mamata Banerjee for her work for minority development.

Disaster-hit Uttarakhand slips out of top ten tourist destinations

Uttarakhand may be 'simply heaven' with its picture-postcard locations and pilgrimages but tourists seem to be abandoning the land of the 'char dhams'.

Prashant Bhushan calls for enquiry against Justice Manjunath

Aam Aadmi Party leader and lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday said that an enquiry should be set up against Karnataka High Court judge KL Manjunath and that his removal should be recommended by the Chief Justice of India himself.

Taxman to write polite letters to assessees

Politeness is the new mantra for the Income Tax department which has asked its officials to be more courteous while approaching taxpayers with queries regarding their financial transactions or returns.

J-K violence, Saharanpur curfew mar Eid revelry

As Eid-ul-Fitr was marked across the country on Tuesday, celebrations were slightly marred by violence in Kashmir over the Gaza conflict and curfew in riot-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

'Strange-looking animal' sparks panic inside Parliament complex

The appearance of a 'strange-looking' visitor from the animal world inside the Parliament complex sparked panic within the heavily-fortified compound and threw the security staff there into a tizzy.

Heavy rainfall likely in Mumbai in next 24 hrs

An alert of 'very heavy' rainfall in Mumbai has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) regional centre on Tuesday, with the rains expected to intensify in the next 24 hours.

Moderate intensity quake hits off Andaman island

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit off the coast of North Andaman island on Tuesday but the Meteorological Department said there was no threat of a tsunami.

Scientific research results must reach farmers: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India needs to increase its per hectare productivity of crops to meet the growing demand for food.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen

Fifty fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel for allegedly fishing near the Lankan coast.

Patna: Truck driver kills 12 sleeping pilgrims

A speeding truck driver ran over and killed at least 12 Hindu pilgrims on Tuesday who were sleeping on the side of a busy road in northeastern India, police said.
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