HindustanTimes Sat,26 Jul 2014


Congress ineligible for LoP post in Lok Sabha: Mukul Rohatgi

The Congress is not eligible for the post of Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha as it does not have the requisite strength (10% of total seats), attorney general Mukul Rohatgi has told Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Air Algerie jet crash: French troops guard site, first images emerge

French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in Mali. France's interior minister said on Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, though it was likely due to bad weather.

India threatens to block WTO deal, triggers strong reaction from US

India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically.

Gaza conflict: 12-hour ceasefire begins between Israel and Hamas

A 12-hour humanitarian truce went into effect on Saturday after  Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip agreed to a UN request for a pause in fighting and efforts proceeded to secure a long-term cease-fire moved ahead.

UP: Violent clashes in Saharanpur, curfew imposed

Violent clashes broke out in Saharanpur on Saturday over a land dispute as two groups fought pitched battles, fired at each other and burnt several vehicles, police said. Five policemen were injured in the violence.

Jadeja fined 50% match fee for spat with Anderson

Ravindra Jadeja has been fined half his match fee for his involvement in an altercation with England pace bowler James Anderson during the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge, the ICC announced on Friday.

1 killed, 4 injured in grenade attack in Baramulla

A policeman was killed and four others injured in a grenade attack by militants in Sopore town of Baramulla district in Kashmir early on Saturday, police said.

Jaitley promises 'grand' war memorial for martyrs

On the 15th anniversary of the Kargil War, defence minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government will soon finalise the site for construction of a "grand" National War Memorial.

7 killed in Indian Air Force chopper crash in UP

Seven IAF personnel including two officers were killed on Friday when an ALH Dhruv helicopter in which they were flying from Bareilly to Allahabad crashed in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh.

Losing Indonesia prez candidate challenges results

Indonesia's losing presidential candidate filed complaints to the Constitutional Court on Friday, alleging that widespread irregularities at the polls damaged his chances of victory in the country that is Southeast Asia's largest economy.

Dead engineer in transfer list, govt to probe

The water resources department has included a dead engineer in the list of transferred engineers, a goof-up that comes close on the heels of the police absolving three youths of the charge of murdering a missing girl who surfaced three months after the "crime".

Won't allow injustice to UPSC aspirants: Govt

Union Public Service Commission's civil services examination aspirants, who are protesting against the C-SAT (Aptitude Test), were detained on Friday by the police near Rail Bhawan in the Capital.

EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

SC pulls up centre for laxity in acid attack cases

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over the growing number of acid attacks in the country, and asked the central and state governments for an explanation over the slow pace of rehabilitation of victims of such violence.

SGPC row: BJP doesn't want Badal to take any drastic step

The BJP's worried top brass is not in sync with the 'fight-to-finish' approach of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal against the Haryana government's contentious legislation to control Sikh shrines, it is learnt.
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