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HindustanTimes Wed,27 Aug 2014

India

NCP gets the jitters over exodus of leaders

With the make-or-break assembly elections in Maharashtra just a couple of months away, the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is facing an unprecedented crisis. For the first time in its 15 years of existence, the NCP has lost at least a dozen legislators and key local-level leaders to the BJP and Shiv Sena.

Top Bihar govt officer caught with his pants down

A deputy director in the industries department was found in a compromising position when the city police on Monday raided a salon located in S K Puri area and busted a sex racket going on there. A total of five persons, including the high-profile visitor, were arrested.

Online mechanism to track govt fund flow

In a first step towards abolishing the planning commission, the finance ministry will introduce an online mechanism to track every penny that the Centre spends, or gives to the states, on welfare schemes.

Textiles min, Flipkart join hands for weaver platform

Textiles Ministry today inkeda pact with homegrown e-retailing major Flipkart to provide an online marketing platform to handloom weavers across the country, an initiative to boost the handloom sector, empower the weavers and uplift manufacturing in the country.

PM writes to bankers, says opening accounts for all ‘national priority’

Placing bank accounts for all at the core of financial inclusion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sent personal emails to all bank officers, urging them to open new accounts as a 'national priority'.

Nearly 10,000 residents flee after Pak starts firing

Pakistan continued with its firing across the border, extending its hostility to civilian areas in Samba district, Arnia, RS Pura and Kanachak sectors. A total of 35 Border Security Force (BSF) outposts and 25 villages were targeted since Sunday night till Monday morning, forcing about 10,000 people out of their homes.

Law panel tells Centre to fix time frame for cases

Fixing time frames for deciding cases, increasing the retirement age of subordinate court judges and setting up special morning and evening courts are some of the measures suggested by the law commission to clear the backlog of over 3.22 crore cases pending in various courts across India.

Nightmare on Dreamliner: Pilot spots rodent on Delhi-London flight

Putting passenger safety at risk, an Air India (AI) Dreamliner flight from New Delhi to London was asked to continue its journey despite the pilot alerting his seniors that he had spotted a rat in the cockpit.

SC leaves new wildlife board toothless, for now

In a jolt to the Narendra Modi government, the Supreme Court Monday restrained it from implementing any decisions taken by the newly constituted national board for wildlife (NBWL), which clears commercial projects in forest and wildlife areas.

Brigadier resigns over sodomy charge

An army officer, commanding a brigade along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, has resigned following allegations of sodomy. The brigadier, a decorated soldier, was under investigation for allegedly sodomising a jawan.

Kalyan Singh may soon be named Rajasthan guv

The NDA government is likely to appoint former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh as the governor of Rajasthan, and pick BJP veterans for Raj Bhavan’s in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa.

Delhi HC won’t hear 'Pakistani' child custody case

The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to adjudicate the custody battle of a four-year-old child, saying it did not have the jurisdiction to do so as the parties involved were all Pakistani nationals.

Sai devotees heckled at Dharma Sansad

The second day of a Dharma Sansad (religious conclave) held at Chhattisgarh’s Kawardha district turned chaotic on Monday when Sai Baba devotees were heckled and ousted from the stage by followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati.

Loss of key seat in MP sends alarm bells ringing for BJP

As the Congress showed signs of resurgence by wresting a key MP seat from the BJP, the ruling party managed to settle scores by winning the two remaining seats in the bypolls.

No CBI chargesheet in Badaun case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has decided against filing its chargesheet within the 90-day time limit against the five men arrested in the alleged rape and murder of two minor girls in Badaun in May, since there was no evidence linking them to the crime for now.
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