HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

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Live - Shakira, Santana, samba for closing ceremony at Maracana

Colombian star Shakira, Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana, Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo and a samba school will lead the musical entertainment at Sunday's World Cup closing ceremony.

Despite ‘best efforts’ no coal to run Punjab plants

Despite ‘best efforts’ by the Punjab government, it is not getting the coal supply from the Centre to run its newly-commissioned thermal plants, which would easily give the state more than 2,000MW power. It is the paddy season and Punjab is in a desperate need of coal to generate sufficient power to feed 11.5 lakh agriculture tubewells for irrigating the crop.

Normal life disrupted in Kashmir due to strike by separatists

Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir Valley due to the strike called by separatist groups in memory of the 22 persons killed during protests against Dogra forces in 1931. Shops and business establishments in most parts of the Valley were shut and public transport was off the roads, officials said.

Akali Dal leaders to meet president over Haryana SGPC

Leaders of Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal will meet President Pranab Mukherjee soon to protest against the recent bill passed by the Haryana assembly under which a new Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) would be set up to manage gurdwaras in Haryana.

Omar Abdullah engaging in doublespeak over IIT issue: PDP

People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday hit out at Jammu and Kashmir chief cinister Omar Abdullah, accusing him of doublespeak over the issue of central government planning to set up an IIT in Jammu region of the state.

Four killed in Himachal bus accident

Four passengers were killed and 31 injured Sunday when a bus skidded off the road and rolled into a 30-foot deep pit in Himachal Pradesh, police said.

8 IAS, 20 PCS officers transferred in Punjab

Eight IAS officers were among the 28 senior officials transferred on Sunday by the Punjab government. Rest of the 20 officers are of Punjab Civil Services (PCS) cadre, a spokesman said here.

Private power plants fail to live up to hype

Even almost six months after commissioning, the private thermal-energy plants, which Punjab government touts as major achievement, have failed to support the needs of the state and their viability is in question.

3 pilgrims die en route Amarnath shrine

Three more pilgrims have died enroute the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the death toll in the ongoing yatra to 25, officials said.

Books by Malala, Woolf to inspire Haryana women

In a step towards their empowerment, women of Bibipur village in Haryana will soon be reading Hindi translations of books by Virginia Woolf and Malala Yousafzai besides 2,500 other writings on feminism.

Man booked for posting fake photo of Dera chief

Police on Sunday arrested a youth for allegedly posting a fake photo of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda (religious sect) head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his Facebook account.

Daily train to Katra from Monday

Railways will introduce from Monday a daily train service from here to Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. The AC superfast 'Shri Shakti Express' will depart from New Delhi station at 5:30 PM daily and arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra station at 5:10 AM the next day.

Claim to be juvenile to escape law: Lashkar

Declare your age below 18years if you are caught by security personnel--this is a new diktat from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit sent to its cadre in Jammu and Kashmir.

Poonch blast: JK police issues alert for 2 suspects

Jammu and Kashmir police has issued an alert for two persons accused in an IED blast in Poonch district after they escaped from the custody soon after their arrest, by stirring passions of local residents.

Vegetable prices soar in Haryana, Punjab

In the wake of scanty monsoon rains and short supply, prices of vegetables in Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh have soared sharply over the last ten days.
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