HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014


Sena leader in Nagpur murdered ; one held

A senior woman Shiv Sena activist was hacked to death near Lalganj area in north Nagpur this evening when she was on her way to a restaurant along with her husband.

Three students drown at sea near Juhu

An outing to Juhu beach to celebrate a birthday turned into tragedy for 11 college students from Thane as three of them are feared to have drowned after they ventured into the sea on Friday afternoon. This is second incident in past 24 hours after a 17-year-old boy was feared to have drowned at Versova on Thursday.

Kashmir on boil over Kausar Yatra

Kashmir remained tense on Friday following separatists’ call for post-Friday prayers protests against the Kausar Yatra, which the state government halted on Thursday from the Aharbal route in the valley.

After attacking him, imams hail Modi for Taslima stance

The Centre’s move on controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has, for the first time, evoked applause from Muslim religious leaders across Bengal. The Modi government on Thursday cancelled the author’s resident permit and instead issued her a temporary tourist visa for two months.

Natwar Singh attacks Manmohan Singh in his book

Manmohan Singh's reign as PrimeMinister has been severely criticised by his former ministerial colleague Natwar Singh, who says he leaves no legacy after being in power for 10 years.

Sonia, Rahul should take 2-yr break: fmr CWC member Brar

Former Congress Working Committee member Jagmit Singh Brar on Monday created a flutter with his remarks that there was "no harm" if Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi take a two-year break in the wake of Lok Sabha poll debacle.

HC orders common counselling for IITs, NITs next year

The Delhi high court on Friday directed the HRD ministry and the IITs to have common counselling for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) from next year.

ICUs for virus victims: buildings ready, but no doctors, staff

The paediatric ICUs set up by the government in nine districts of the state for treating child victims of a killer viral disease have failed to serve the purpose, a health official said.

No ministers will accompany Modi on Nepal visit

Dismissing media reports Nepal’s foreign minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey clarified on Friday that no minister would accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his Nepal trip.

Eight infant deaths in 16 hours in Bengal hospital

Eight newborns died in a span of 16 hours in a Jangipur sub-divisional hospital by Friday evening. All the infants were admitted to the sick new born care unit (SNCU) of the hospital. The incident also prompted an agitation by the guardians of the admitted children.

58 Indian nurses in Libya on way back home: Govt

Fifty-eight Indian nurses from Libya are on their way back home, the government said on Friday, while making a fresh appeal to all Indians in the strife-torn African nation to leave in view of the deterioration in situation.

Sri Lanka offers apology over Modi, Jaya article

Sri Lanka tendered an unqualified apology to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday after an article posted on its defence ministry website triggered a furore in India.

Fast track criminal justice system, suggests SC

The Supreme Court on Friday told the central government to take steps to fast-track criminal justice system so that cases can be decided expeditiously instead of lingering for years.

SL govt website article says Jaya hampering ties

An article on the Sri Lankan defence ministry’s official website alleges that Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is destroying the strong ties between Sri Lanka and India.

Anatomy of the CSAT controversy, who wants what

Protesters claim the second paper of the CSAT, which tests logical reasoning, analytical ability, basic numeracy and English language comprehension, puts rural students and those from non-English medium schools at a disadvantage.
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