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Whistleblowers can get security from govt

Whistleblowers or people exposing corruption can get security from the government, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Ahmedabad: 14-year-old crushes 2 to death

Two persons were killed and four others injured on Wednesday when a 14-year-old boy allegedly ran over his car on them while they were sleeping on a footpath here, police said.

India to place special emphasis on neighbourhood: Swaraj

India will place special emphasis on its neighbourhood, stretching from West Asia to East Asia, while playing a role to fulfill its international responsibilities to build a peaceful and prosperous world, the government told Parliament on Wednesday.

Katju effect: Govt demands Manmohan's statement

A day after informing Parliamentthat the PMO under Manmohan Singh had pushed for extension to a judge facing corruption charges, the government today demanded that the former Prime Minister should make a "categorical" statement on the controversial matter.

It won't be business as usual within Congress: Tharoor

It won't be 'business as usual' in the Congress after the severe drubbing in the elections and party president Sonia Gandhi would soon fix accountability and take decisions on revamping the party, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday.

Ex-bureaucrat Ram Singh first IAS to be terminated in MP

The sacking of tainted IAS coupleArvind and Tinu Joshi from service is only the second instance of its kind in Madhya Pradesh.Twenty-two years ago, Ram Singh, an IAS officer of theMadhya Pradesh cadre was caught by the CBI while accepting a bribe when he was posted as General Manager of Delhi Milk Supply (DMS) on Central deputation.

Woman abducted, gang-raped in Muzaffarnagar

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped by three persons at Budhana town in the Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Wednesday.

Indore: Girl trafficked, forced into flesh trade

Three persons, including a couple, have been charged with offences for allegedly selling a young girl and pushing her into flesh trade, police said on Tuesday.

Parui murder case: No evidence found against Anubrata yet

The SIT probing the murder of an independent panchayat member at Parui in Birbhum district on Tuesday told the Calcutta HC that it has not found any evidence yet to arrest TMC district president Anubrata Mondal, one of the accused.

Restaurant run by Tihar convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene

'Tihar Food Court' in west Delhi, a rehabilitation effort kicked off by the Tihar prison, opened in the first week of July on an 'experimental basis' while awaiting formal clearances.

Two months left for Mangalyaan to enter Mars

Mangalyaan – India's first spacecraft to Mars has just two more months to enter the Red Planet. The spacecraft will be injected into Mars atmosphere on September 24 this year.

DMK chief Karunanidhi questions expose’s timing

Breaking his silence on the issue which has triggered a major controversy, the 90-year old former chief minister questioned Katju's motives in raking up a decade-old matter.

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh batted for tainted judge?

The controversy over an allegedly tainted judge’s appointment reached former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s doorstep on Tuesday after it emerged that his office had intervened in the matter. Govt for national commission to appoint judges

Karnataka: 2 more rapes reported as CM stirs row

Even as Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah hogged headlines with his comment on the six-year-old's rape asking "if it was the only news in the state?", two more heinous rape cases came to light on Tuesday.

Angry Congress claims LoP post in Lok Sabha

The Congress on Tuesday accused the NDA government of playing "petty politics" over the issue of the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha and hoped Speaker Sumitra Mahajan would not allow her judgement to be "coloured" by various shades of politics.
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