HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014


39 captive Indians may now be in Syria

There is growing concern about the fate of the 39 Indian workers in Iraq as the latest reports received from various foreign interlocutors paint a confusing picture for the authorities in New Delhi.

Govt may give AIADMK LS deputy Speaker post

To gain further from a fractured Opposition camp, the government is keen to distribute plum posts in the parliamentary forums among different parties and thereby denying Congress a monopoly in Opposition space.

2G: Kanimozhi moves SC seeking urgent hearing

DMK MP Kanimozhi has filed apetition in the the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing on her plea to quash the charges framed against her in the 2G case.

Aircel-Maxis deal: CBI to file chargesheet against Marans in Aug

Based on the attorney general’s opinion that there was enough evidence to prosecute former telecommunications minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother in the Aircel-Maxis deal, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may submit a chargesheet against them next month.

Before remission of death penalty, victims need to be heard: Govt to SC

The NDA government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that crime victims should be heard before states grant remission to life imprisonment convicts involved in heinous offences such as murder and terrorist activities.

Force-feeding row: Muslims say outraged by Shiv Sena MP's action, demand his arrest

Muslim leaders have said they have been outraged by the attempt of a Shiv Sena MP to put food inside the mouth of a Muslim employee on Ramadan fast, calling it an attack of “secularism”.

Katju to Karunanidhi: explain growth of your wealth

Former Supreme Court judge and Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju on Wednesday hit back at DMK chief M Karunanidhi by asking him to disclose how much his family's wealth has grown after joining politics.

U'khand Govt mulls Char Dham Yatra in winters too

The Uttarakhand government is mulling to continue Char Dham (pilgrimage to four shrines) in winters too. As of now shrines are open thrown for pilgrims six months in a year. Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked officials to check out possibilities for running pilgrimage in winters too.

India comes third after US and Brazil in rape cases, second in murder: UN survey

India figures third among top 10 countries where highest number of rape have taken place in 2010 while in cases of murder, the country comes second in 2012, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Madras HC judge appointment: Cong puts ball in govt's court

Congress on Wednesday sought to take the battle over the appointment of a Madras High Court judge into the government's court by accusing it of creating an atmosphere against the Supreme Court Collegium by "humiliating" it.

Shiv Sena force-feeding row: Opposition MPs write to speaker Mahajan, seek probe

Incensed over reports that Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a fasting Muslim worker to eat in the Maharashtra Sadan here, several opposition parties on Wednesday wrote to Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan demanding an inquiry into the incident. Shiv Sena MPs ‘force’ fasting Muslim staffer to eat | Poll: Who do you think is at fault in the controversy?

Dalit woman sarpanch not allowed to hoist flag

A dalit woman sarpanch has been deprived of the honour of hoisting the national flag on the Republic Day and the Independence Day at her village in Morena district in the past four years. Reason: A former sanpanch who belongs to upper caste has not allowed the woman to do so. Instead, he hoists the flag on these two occasions.

Not just PMT, PEB scam helped them crack MBBS too

The ineligible candidates who cracked the pre-medical test (PMT) with the help of the racket that was functioning in the professional examination board (PEB), were not just brought to the doors of the medical college but were also helped later in the MBBS exam.

6-year-old girl raped by student of class 10

A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old boy in Odisha's Balasore district, police said on Wednesday. The boy was arrested after medical examination of both the victim and the accused.

India, Pak foreign secys to meet on Aug 25

Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet on August 25 in Islamabad to discuss the way forward in bilateral ties, which have made no headway since the interruption of dialogue process nearly two years ago.
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