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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

 India

4 killed, 30 injured as bus falls into gorge in Meghalaya

Four persons were killed and 30 others injured after a bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, police said on Friday.

In UP, both Hindus and Muslims suffer from 'minority' complex

A section of Hindus in the politically crucial state feels the ruling Samajwadi Party represents only Muslims. On the other hand, members of the minority community say they feel marginalised, and not secure.

India to be mercury-free within 10 years

Mercury — considered highly toxic but used extensively in healthcare products, lighting and for religious purposes — will be phased out in India in the next six to 10 years.

It’s official: Helmets are now mandatory for women in city

The Delhi government on Thursday issued a notification making it mandatory for women to wear a helmet if they are travelling on a two-wheeler. Sikh women, however, have been exempted from the rule on religious grounds.

Coal scam: CBI files closure report in the Hindalco case

The CBI on Thursday submitted its closure report in a city court in its probe into alleged irregularities related to the allocation of the two Odisha coal blocks in 2005 to aluminium maker Hindalco since it found no criminality, giving a clean chit to Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parekh.

16-yr-old abducted, gang-raped at knife-point in east Delhi; 3 held

A 16-year-old girl was abducted and gang-raped at knife-point allegedly by five people, including three minors, in east Delhi’s Madhu Vihar on Wednesday night. The police said the three juveniles are known to the girl and one of them is believed to be her friend.

Scindia School student was ragged: CBSE team

The student from the prestigious Scindia School who attempted suicide was ragged, a fact-finding team from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has established. They have submitted their report to the HRD ministry.

Rooting for Pak team sparks clash, 12 students injured

At least 12 students were injured in a clash between a group of students in the hostel of Swami Parmanand College of Engineering & Technology in Jaulan Kalan village in Mohali district after some students from Jammu and Kashmir allegedly cheered for the Pakistani team while watching a cricket match, police said on Thursday.

Trouble brews for DMK from all corners

Another former telecom minister A Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanomozhi are out on bail in the 2G spectrum case. Karunanidhi’s wife, Dayalu Ammal was given bail in another 2G related case of Kalaignar TV receiving funds from the scam-tainted company.

Saradha scam: CBI raids netas, bizmen

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday carried out raids at 21 locations in West Bengal and Assam in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam.

Back from dead, AAP member admits he killed homeless man

Chandra Mohan Sharma, an RTI activist and Aam Aadmi Party member whose burnt body was recovered from his car three months ago, faked his death with his brother-in-law’s help, police said on Thursday.

Shinzo Abe, Modi exchange tweets, to hold ‘chai pe charcha’ in Japan

The bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe is on full display with the two leaders exchanging tweets about Modi’s upcoming visit to Japan and their vision for the relationship between the two countries.

Pak terror groups sent recruits for ISIS ‘jihad’: India tells US

India has informed the US that the Pakistan-based proscribed groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), were sending recruits to Syria and Iraq via Saudi Arabia and Turkey to join the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant-led ‘jihad’.

Make pre-marital clinical tests mandatory: HC

Noting that impotency or frigidity were serious social problems that often broke marriages, the Madras high court has suggested making pre-marital clinical tests mandatory for grooms.

PM to launch reading movement with Vanche Bharat

To be steered by the human resource development  ministry, the mega ‘Vanche Bharat’ project will aim at unleashing a book popularising and reading movement across the country and to inculcate the reading habit in about 400 million school and college students  besides reviving dying libraries.
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