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HindustanTimes Tue,22 Jul 2014

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Going for the kill: Fat pay packet triggers hangmen's rush in Kerala

Kerala has gone for the kill with a fat pay-packet for the man who does the dirty job – hang the death row convicts. Facing an acute shortage of jail hangmen, the jail department submitted a suggestion to hike their fee from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2 lakh.

No comment by Manmohan on Katju claim, says Bhardwaj has clarified

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday refused to comment on the claim by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju that three ex-Chief Justices of India made "improper compromises" during UPA rule in retaining a judge in Tamil Nadu under corruption cloud.

Graft-tainted IAS couple dismissed from service

Both were placed under suspension in February 2010 after an income tax raid on their house led to detection of wealth in excess of Rs. 350 crore and recovery of Rs. 3 crore cash.

Random checks catch 99 tipsy Indian pilots since 2011

Random Indian pre-flight safety checks have caught 99 tipsy pilots since 2011, the national aviation minister told parliament on Monday.

Navy’s twin mishaps: commando killed, fire on ship

An Indian Navy commando was on Monday killed in a weapon-handling accident at Visakhapatnam-based INS Kalinga, a missile storage facility under the Eastern Naval Command and a base for marine commandos (MARCOS).

Sailor dies on-board 'INS Kalinga' under suspicious state

A 25-year-old sailor died onvessel 'INS Kalinga' with Navy on Monday claiming that the death was caused by a bullet injury sustained while handling firearms even as police suspected it to be a case of suicide.

School student attacks senior with blade

A student was taken into custody on Monday for allegedly slashing his senior with a sharp blade in the premises of their school in suburban Malad, police said.

Congress, JMM to part ways in poll-bound Jharkhand

A possible break-up between the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress has set the stage for a political churning in Jharkhand ahead of the crucial assembly elections due in November this year.

Jurists question timing, ex-CJIs refute charges

Accused of making 'improper compromises' to save a tainted judge of the Madras High Court two former Chief Justices of India on Monday denied any wrongdoing, saying they simply followed the procedure. Poll: Should Katju explain why he's making allegations now?

Bangalore: Protest over minor's rape continues, top cop transferred

Fresh protests gripped Bangalore on Monday, as the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a demonstration in front of the school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped on July 2, even as the city police commissioner was transferred.

Govt says supports Palestinian cause but stalls resolution on Gaza crisis

Asserting that India's policy on Palestine issue remains unchanged, government on Monday refused to take sides over the Gaza conflict and forestalled a resolution in RS which was demanded by the Opposition. Poll: Should India back any side in the conflict? | Obama, UN Security Council call for ceasefire

Being treated worse than animal in Tihar: Bhatkal

Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested for his alleged involvement in various terror strikes across India, on Monday claimed before a court here that he is being treated "worse than an animal" in Tihar Jail and not provided proper food in the holy month of Ramzan.

Govt will consider setting up IIM in Telangana

The government on Monday said it will consider setting up of an IIM in Telangana, requests of which has already
been received by it."At present there is no proposal under consideration to set up IIM in Telangana.

8-year-old girl dies en route Vaishno Devi shrine

An 8-year-old girl on Monday died after being hit by a piece of rock, which rolled down Trikuta hills en-route the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra belt of Reasi district, police said.

Delhi: Teacher beats up 10-yr-old for scoring poorly

Severe beating by a teacher led to a 10-year-old girl sustaining serious injuries in her finger. In fact, the child escaped ampuation of the finger by a whisker.
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