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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

 India

Rescuers battle rains after Pune village landslide, 23 bodies retrieved from debris

Rescue workers dug through deep mud and debris on Thursday in search of victims of a major landslide in Malin village of Pune district that buried homes, with the death toll expected to reach 150.

Plying of e-rickshaws is illegal, stop it as of now: HC to Delhi govt

The high court's directions came on a petition filed by social worker Shanawaz Khan alleging that e-rickshaws, which are operated with power output of 650 to 850 watt and are designed to ferry only four people, including the driver, were carrying more than 8 people at a time, endangering their lives.

Kerry visits IIT; walks out impressed with students

'Very exciting' and 'excellent' were the words used by US Secretary of State John Kerry as he visited two laboratories at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology on Thursday and interacted with the students.

Shah asks BJP MPs to remain connected with voters

New BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday warned party MPs against any disconnect with voters and asked them to remain connected ahead of the forthcoming Assembly elections in four states and bypolls in some other states.

SC sets up panel to investigate Meerut fire

The Supreme Court on Thursday set up a one-member commission headed by Justice (retd.) SB Sinha to investigate the 2006 fire in a fair at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh that left 65 people dead.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon over 'bugging'

The Rajya Sabha was Thursday adjourned till noon after opposition members created an uproar to demand a debate on the reported bugging at union minister Nitin Gadkari's Delhi residence.

Kerry meets Arun Jaitley; seeks to reboot bilateral ties after friction

US secretary of state John Kerry on Thursday met finance minister Arun Jaitley as he held meetings with the Narendra Modi government while seeking to reboot a relationship seen as a bulwark against a rising China.

'Bangalore bandh' on; pro-Kannada outfits protest

Security has been tightened in Banglore by police who have mobilised "maximum amount" of force in the wake of a 'city bandh' on Thursday called by Kannada outfits to protest against the rising incidents of sexual offences against women and children.

Uttarakhand: 6 killed, 1 injured after cloud burst

Six persons were buried under flash flood triggered muck that came down crashing upon Nauthana village of Ghansali tehsil, nearly 60 kilometers away from district headquarter Tehri in Uttarakhand on Thursday wee hours.

Pune landslide toll reaches 21; Rajnath to visit disaster site today, rescue operations on

Home minister Rajnath Singh reached Pune on Wednesday night to take an overview of the rescue operations at Malin village which was buried in a landslide, killing at least 21 people and trapping more than 160. Landslide hits village near Pune, rescue works on

Sadhu to IT: All of recovered booty not mine

Former RJD MP Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav, the estranged brother-in-law of party chief Lalu Prasad, has accepted to owning only a part of the booty recovered from three thieves, who confessed to committing burglary at his residence here on June 12.

Main accused in Saharanpur riots arrested

The Saharanpur police on Wednesday arrested the main accused in the recent riots, Moharram Ali alias Pappu, on Wednesday evening.

Officials blame farmer suicides on poor rains

Suicides by farmers in Telangana and pockets of Maharashtra since the start of a poor monsoon season are threatening to reach alarming levels, as authorities weigh options to handle a long-standing problem.

UPSC protesters set ablaze police chowki, buses

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants, protesting against the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), on Wednesday allegedly torched a police check post in north Delhi's Nehru Vihar and vandalised two buses in Mukherjee Nagar, police said.

SC lets Sahara chief to use conference room in Tihar

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Sahara chief Subrata Roy, in jail for the last five months, to use conference room in the Tihar jail complex for negotiations with potential buyers of his overseas properties and raise Rs. 10,000 crore to get regular bail.

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