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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

 India

18-yr-old stabbed, kin allege cops’ delay led to death

An 18-year-old boy was stabbed by unknown persons in Madangir near Ambedkar Nagar in southeast Delhi on Tuesday evening, police said. The teen’s family has alleged that the police delayed taking him to the hospital, which led to his death.

Actress accuses rail minister's son of 'cheating, rape

A budding Kannada actress has accused Karthik Gowda, son of union railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda, of marrying her and then abandoning her for another woman.

Probe reveals Delhi engg college hired unqualified teachers

An enquiry committee, set up to look into the complaints of irregular appointments at Delhi Technological University (DTU), has revealed in its report that the institution hired seven teachers who did not possess the requisite qualifications.

No monthly cap on quota of subsidised LPG

In a relief to consumers, the cabinet on Wednesday lifted the restriction on supply of only one subsidised cooking gas LPG cylinder to a household per month, saying consumers can avail their quota of 12 subsidised cylinders at any time of the year.

Courts don’t treat me as celebrity, claims Salman

The state has said that the HC granted special privileges to him by staying his conviction in which he was sentenced by a trial court to undergo five-year jail term. Khan submitted that the high court stayed his conviction to enable him to travel abroad for his professional engagements.

India embassies to give states space to market goods abroad

The Centre is considering a proposal that will allow states to become ambassadors of their own products and services, which they can directly market to foreign countries.

Once-upon-a-time don returns to Mumbai to target rich & famous

Mumbai police woke up to a rude shock in April when police officers from Mangalore raided a popular night club and arrested a key underworld point man. He worked under the cover of a bouncer and his arrest led to the recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

Bullet train boost ahead of PM’s Japan trip

With days to go for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Japan, the tracks are being swiftly cleared for India’s bullet train project.

Riots trigger power struggle in west UP

Symbolic of this new power struggle is Pallra, a village in Shahpur area of Muzaffarnagar whose population pattern has changed following large-scale migration of Hindus and Muslims to safer zones.

Congress questions Modi and Rajnath, but opposition divided

Smelling an opportunity to drive a wedge in the BJP and embarrass the government, the Congress questioned the ‘alacrity’ with which the PMO had responded to media reports about the alleged misconduct of home minister Rajnath Singh’s son.

Induct only leaders with elective merit, says Shah

After their resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has become the go-to party for several leaders from other parties. In a bid to appease those within the party irked by this party president Amit Shah has asked the state BJP leaders to induct only those with elective merit.

Sena, NCP won’t let BJP, Cong have the last word

With the assembly polls slated for October in the state, both the local parties are trying their best to wrestle a bigger piece of the vote pie from their ally partners, respectively. 

Shift from judicial activism to restraint

The Supreme Court’s verdict refusing to issue directions to the central and state governments not to appoint tainted politicians as ministers signals a major shift from judicial activism to judicial restraint.

PM to visit Japan with lean 56-member team

There won’t be any minister travelling with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first bilateral visit outside the sub-continent to Japan from August 30 to September 3. Ministers would now accompany the PM on his foreign trips only when absolutely necessary.

‘Independence of the judiciary is sacred and sacrosanct to us’

Amid growing impression about differences between the executive and the judiciary, Union minister of law & justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad avers that the government remains committed to an independent judiciary.
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