HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014


Tapas Pal case: Mamata govt against probe order

A day after the Calcutta high court ordered a court-monitored probe into Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal’s hate speeches, the law minister of Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet, Chandrima Bhattacharya, said the government would appeal to a division bench against the order.

Sikhs make Eid sweeter for their Muslim workers

The exhibition of brotherhood in Saharanpur's furniture market is nothing new. For, the people of various communities working here have weathered the post-Babri Mosque demolition storm. This time, too, they believe the crisis will soon be over.

VVIP chopper deal: Finmeccanica settles deal with Italy prosecutors

Italy's Finmeccanica said on Tuesday it had reached a agreement with prosecutors to settle legal proceedings over a high profile helicopter contract between one of its units and India, adding this did not equal an acknowledgment of any wrongdoing.

Navy takes stern steps to check mishaps

At least 25 naval personnel, including 16 officers, are facing disciplinary action for lapses that led to accidents under their watch and tarnished the force's image.

Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament likely next week

According to sources, the government is initiating discussions within to bring the new bill for appointments in the judiciary to help bring transparency in the process of judicial appointments.

Watering down land law could hurt PM Modi: Experts

Tweaking rules to make it easier to acquire land for industry could dent PM Narendra Modi’s huge political capital unless he also ensures a commensurate rise in compensation for farmers, political experts and economists say.

'By-poll results encouraging but no time to rest on laurels'

Emboldened by a stronger political mandate after winning the recent by-elections in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat is preparing to take some 'hard decisions' to turn around the state’s economy which was battered by last year’s devastating floods.

Prashant Bhushan calls for enquiry against Justice Manjunath

Aam Aadmi Party leader and lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday said that an enquiry should be set up against Karnataka High Court judge KL Manjunath and that his removal should be recommended by the Chief Justice of India himself.

Bangalore rape: Two gym instructors arrested

Bangalore Police on Tuesday announced that Mustafa, the skating instructor they had arrested for the rape of a six-year-old schoolgirl, is innocent. The police have instead found 'circumstantial evidence' against two gym instructors of the school and arrested them.

J-K violence, Saharanpur curfew mar Eid revelry

As Eid-ul-Fitr was marked across the country on Tuesday, celebrations were slightly marred by violence in Kashmir over the Gaza conflict and curfew in riot-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Disaster-hit Uttarakhand slips out of top ten tourist destinations

Uttarakhand may be 'simply heaven' with its picture-postcard locations and pilgrimages but tourists seem to be abandoning the land of the 'char dhams'.

'Forced-feeding' row: Top cleric criticises Modi

Top cleric of the largest Eid congregation in West Bengal on Tuesday criticised the Modi-government for its much-hyped 'achche din' concept and keeping silent when Muslims were targeted in the country, however, praised chief minister Mamata Banerjee for her work for minority development.

Three road mishaps kill 21 in Himachal Pradesh, 10 in Bihar

Twenty-one people were killed and 60 injured in two separate incidents involving Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (HPSRTC) buses in Shimla district on Wednesday.

Ranchi airport operating without weather-tracker

The Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi has been operating without observatory radar for the past one year, potentially putting the lives of passengers at risk in a state with one of the most turbulent weather systems in the country.

NDA government’s moves to ramp up rail finances

Expanding its inventory of wagons and using IT tools to bring transparency in the allotment of wagons are among initiatives that the NDA government has moved in with for bringing about a turnaround in rail finances.

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