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HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014

 India

Linked in: terror suspects call up Pak from Bengal jails

Free run for members of Indian Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT), and even Inter-Services Intelligence agents.

Greenpeace India cries foul over arrest of 2 activists

Two Greenpeace India activists have been arrested on charges of possessing and operating a wireless set without licence, in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, the police said.

Ex-soldier's ear sliced off for refusing to shave off twirled moustache

Ramanuj Verma told the police that brothers Nanku Yadav and Bina Yadav stopped him, when he was on way to his native Kauriya village in Patna district on Monday evening. The duo allegedly told him he had no business to sport a twirled moustache.

Four cubs born to white tigress at Nandankanan Zoo, one of them is ‘black’

The Nandankanan Zoo in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar has welcomed the birth of four cubs to five-year-old white tigress Sneha.

50 Keralite nurses to be shifted from Libya to Tunisia

In the first phase of evacuation of Kerala nurses from strife-torn Libya, 50 of them are expected to be moved to Tunisia by road tomorrow as per the plan worked out by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Rahul stopped Sonia from becoming PM, feared she would be killed: Natwar Singh

Congress president Sonia Gandhi refused her party's offer to be the prime minister in May 2004 because her son Rahul 'put his foot down', former foreign minister K Natwar Singh has said. Poll: Do you trust Natwar Singh's allegations?

Drugged chicken? CSE finds antibiotic residue in your favourite bird

A new study released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said  'large-scale and indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be 'strongly linked' to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

Maya Kodnani gets bail in Naroda Patiya riots case

The Gujarat high court on Wednesday gave bail to Maya Kodnani, a former Gujarat minister who is serving a life sentence for her role in Naroda Patiya riots in which 97 people were killed during the 2002 communal clashes in the state.

Govt doesn't give timeframe to resolve UPSC row

Government on Wednesday declined to give a timeframe in Rajya Sabha for resolving the row over UPSC examination pattern but promised to solve it soon even as the Opposition targeted BJP ministers for coming out with different statements on the issue.

16 ex-ministers of UPA govt served eviction notice

Sixteen former ministers of the UPA government are staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now and have been served eviction notices, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday.

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday filed a criminal defamation case against DMK Treasurer and party's floor leader in the state assembly, M.K. Stalin, for allegedly raising slogans against her and Speaker outside the Assembly.

MPs can't stomach Parliament food

Amid din in the Rajya Sabha over the change in the pattern of UPSC exams and bugging of Union minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, Janata Dal (United) MP KC Tyagi on Wednesday complained that several MPs had fallen sick after consuming food served in the Parliament.

2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: Parents disappointed with verdict

Parents of the 94 children killed in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday expressed shock and disbelief at the acquittal of the 11 people in the case by a court in Thanjavur.

Bihar: Woman killed in acid attack

A woman died of severe burn injuries after a man allegedly threw acid at her in Katihar district in Bihar, police said on Wednesday.

Delhi: Life in slow lane on Vikas Marg

An arterial road that links trans-Yamuna region to the rest of the Capital, Vikas Marg is one of the lifelines of east Delhi. With a traffic volume of nearly 90,000 vehicles every day, it is a motorists’ nightmare.

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