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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

 India

NDA govt committed to reviving SAARC: Rajnath Singh

The NDA government at the Centre is committed to reviving SAARC as a major forum to promote active collaboration in the region, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday.

Odisha: Kin of 7 students get ex-gratia after 16yrs

A local court has awarded a compensation of Rs. 25 lakh each to the families of seven students who drowned due to untimely discharge of water from a dam more than 16 years ago.

Maharashtra: Emergency landing for navy chopper

An Indian Navy Chetak helicopter made an emergency unscheduled landing at Uran village in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Thursday morning after its engine developed a technical problem.

Four labourers buried alive in wall collapse

Twelve labourers were working at the construction site on VIP road when suddenly the parapet of a wall along with sand fell on them, an official from III-town police station said.

Jayalalithaa opposes move to make Hindi compulsory in varsities

Maintaining its opposition to 'imposition' of Hindi, Tamil Nadu directed two universities on Thursday not to implement a circular and said the decision taken by the UPA would not be binding on it.

Clean cheat: Civic body photoshops Delhi road image, judges spot fraud

A Delhi HC bench spotted doctored photographs of roads and pavements in Dwarka wiped digitally cleaned by the agencies to claim they had acted on complaints by residents about poor civic facilities in the sub-city.

Tibetans protest Xi’s visit as Capital turns into fortress

Despite heavy security deployment in anticipation of the protests, people residing in the Tibetan hub in the city — Majnu Ka Tila — gathered to protest the Chinese President’s visit and demanded freedom for Tibet.

Delhi: 2 held for raping woman in moving car

A 24-year-old woman was allegedly drugged and gang-raped by two men in a moving car on Tuesday night. Police said they arrested two men who are reportedly known to the victim. A medical examination of the woman confirmed sexual assault.

Delays, allowance mess may hurt India at Asian Games

With just a day to go before the 17th Asian Games kick off, players from around the world are busy practising at the various venues here. But most of the Indian contingent is nowhere to be seen.

Delhi University highest ranked varsity in country

Placed between 421 and 430 on the QS World University Rankings, the performance is still far from satisfactory but there are a few positive signs. In the overall world ratings, DU has moved up by 20 ranks as compared with the previous year’s ranking.

Sena mouthpiece mocks BJP, Shah in city for talks

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national president Amit Shah landed in Mumbai on Wednesday to resolve the dispute with the Shiv Sena over seat-sharing amid signs that neither side was willing to budge.

Gujarat turns prime hunting ground for PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is busy building his team of civil servants in Delhi. And it has a strong Gujarat connection. Two more Gujarat cadre IAS officers were appointed to the Centre this week.

19-year-old held for molesting minor

A 19-year-old Dahisar resident, who allegedly molested a minor girl on two separate occasions over the past four days, was arrested on Tuesday.

Man slits minor’s throat, stabs her to death outside her house

Upset that she spurned his advances, a man, in his early 20s, dragged a 17-year-old girl out of her house, slit her throat and stabbed her in the stomach, outside her house in a slum near Kamatghar, Bhiwandi, on Wednesday. While the girl, Payal Paswan, died on the spot, the Bhiwandi city police have picked up the man, Dheeraj, for questioning, based on a complaint filed by the girl’s sister Rekha, 28.

Locked out by landlord, 53-year-old still homeless 2 months after registering FIR

When Nita Chotalal, 53, returned to her Santacruz home on July 20, she was in for a shock — the door locks had been changed by her landlord.
Unable to enter the house, she immediately approached the Santacruz police and an FIR was filed. Two months later, the school teacher, who sought voluntary retirement and had been living there alone since her mother passed away on July 6, is putting up with friends and wearing borrowed clothes, thanks to alleged police inaction.
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