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HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014

 India

Govt to tell SC names of Swiss bank account holders

The government will likely disclose to the Supreme Court next week names of people against whom strong evidence exists of stashing away black money in Swiss banks.

Accident victim’s kin get over Rs. 19 lakh as compensation

The tribunal directed the United India Insurance Company, insurer of the offending vehicle, to pay over Rs. 19 lakh to the wife, mother and eight minor children of the victim Nijamuddin.

Centre to hike fellowships for research scholars

The government on Tuesday announced the highest-ever hike in fellowships for research scholars across the country. The hike will make fellowship amounts go up by at least 50%. More than 70,000 scholars will directly benefit from this hike.

Thermal scanners at airports secretly scan for Ebola fever

India has installed thermal scanners at international airports to “secretly” screen passengers for fever to avoid panic in view of the raging Ebola epidemic in West Africa and other areas, a senior health ministry official said on Tuesday.

India plays safe, grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet

With the IAF operating close to 200 twin-engine Su-30s, the grounded planes represent almost a third of the country’s fighter fleet. India is due to get 72 more of these planes, each worth over Rs. 200 crore.

Check price tag before you pay for crackers

Government sources said the prosecuted traders would have to pay fines ranging between Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 1 lakh. Repeat offenders may face imprisonment up to a maximum of one year.

This Diwali, have a blast, but not literally

According to teachers and parents, anti-cracker campaigns in schools have resulted in a massive change in children’s attitudes. Some NGOs put the decline in the sale of crackers at 25% because of these campaigns.

Modi to spend Diwali in flood-hit Srinagar

Reaching out to people in flood-ravaged Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to spend Diwali in Srinagar in his second visit to the state since the Jhelum burst its banks last month leading to the state’s worst floods in a century.

India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council

According to the Council website, the General Assembly takes into account the candidate states' contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as their voluntary pledges and commitments in this regard.

2G: Court's no to Chandra's plea to go abroad, terms it casual

A special court has rejected a plea of Unitech Limited managing director Sanjay Chandra, facing trial in 2G spectrum allocation case, to go abroad saying it "smacks of casual attitude" as no proper documents support it.

Mystery looms over death of Indian girl in UAE

A 12-year-old Indian girl has diedunder mysterious circumstances in the UAE after she fell from a building in Sharjah, a media report said on Tuesday.

BJP MLA says by-poll defeat good for party

The BJP’s defeat in three out of four assembly seats in recently held by-elections was good for the party because it was “flying high” after a thumping victory in state elections last year, according to Jagat Singh, the party’s MLA from Kaman in Bharatpur.

Police probe indicted Congress govt in Ambulance scam

The previous Congress government helped Ziqitza healthcare, a private firm, to get contracts to operate ambulances and turned a blind eye to several instances of irregularities in billing and purchase of medical items, a Rajasthan police investigation had concluded.

Faridabad: 230 shops gutted in cracker market fire

A massive fire broke out in a cracker market at the Dusshera Grounds in Faridabad on Tuesday evening. No one was hurt. The incident triggered protests in the area. Initial estimates suggest the fire caused a loss of over over Rs. 3 crore.

JMM, party of poor tribals, inducts Ivy League man

JMM, a political party that associates itself largely with poor, illiterate and ignorant tribespeople, on Tuesday drafted in a Harvard educated, upper caste non-Jharkhandi to boost its profile ahead of the state assembly elections.
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