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HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014

 India

12 killed, many hurt as trains collide near Gorakhpur

As many as 12 people were killed and several others were severely injured as two express trains rammed into each other near Nandanagar railway crossing in Gorakhpur late on Tuesday night.

Muslim personal law is 'unjust': Katju

Press Council of India chairperson Markandey Katju on Tuesday favoured a uniform civil law in the country, saying the Muslim personal law is 'unjust' as it treats women as 'inferior'.

Soon, mandatory registration for Delhi placement agencies

With the aim of curbing rampant trafficking of women and minors and their abuse by unscrupulous placement agencies, the Delhi government has directed all such private agencies to register themselves with the labour department by October 25.

Setback for AAP as Damania quits party posts

In a serious setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its state convenor and irrigation scam whistleblower Anjali Damani quit the party posts on Tuesday, deciding to distance herself from the political outfit.

Violence, abuse part of life for Africans in Delhi

The people facing discrimination come from various countries in the African continent, USA and Europe as well. Some are part of the diplomatic circles, while some are here for studies or business. A largechunk of those who come to the city, do so as medical tourists.

Delhi: Property dealer held for throwing woman out of car

Police sources said, the 35-year-old woman was having an extra-marital affair with the property dealer. On Monday night, she was dragged inside the car near Sri Aurobindo Marg by the two men while she was returning home after work in an auto-rickshaw.

Death toll rises to 67 as Assam grapples with flood aftermath

Assam has suffered huge losses in terms of lives, property, cropped land, dwelling units and infrastructure in the three waves of flood this season, according to an official communiqué. Altogether 67 persons lost their lives in this year’s flood.

Saradha group’s Rs. 2,460cr deposits worth just Rs. 40cr

The accused firms are suspected to have frittered away the collections over incorporating 160 firms, opening and maintaining 320 branches across eastern India and paying 30% commission to its army of around 2.21 lakh agents who got in touch with the investors to defraud them, said the source.

This Diwali, govt to crack down on Chinese firecrackers

The Modi government has decided to check Chinese invasion again — this time, into the Diwali firecrackers market, which has been hitting the firecrackers industry in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu hard.

Scientists devise two-drug cocktail for breast cancer

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have developed a ‘two drug cocktail’ that can curb the growth of breast cancers. The drugs have been developed to target two cancer causing proteins, which have been found to make breast cancers more aggressive.

Gandhi, Orwell legacy splits Bihar's Motihari over getting a landmark

While the pro-Gandhi group wants a memorial to the Mahatma who launched a Satyagraha movement from here, the other side supports a project to turn a crumbling brick bungalow where the Animal Farm author was born into a monument to him.

India, China border stand off, that cast a shadow on Xi’s visit, ends

The border standoff between India and China ended on Tuesday with both Beijing and New Delhi announcing a withdrawal of troops from the disputed area.

Over 1.36 lakh Indian pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Haj

All the 1,36,020 Indian pilgrims who will perform Haj this year have reached Saudi Arabia, officials said on Tuesday.

ED seals accounts of East Bengal, Mohun Bagan FC

The Saradha scam sounded its presence in one of the cradles of the nation’s football talent. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the multi-crore scam, ordered the freezing of bank accounts of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan clubs on Tuesday.

Amputee CRPF officer to run marathon on blades

An amputee CRPF officer, awardedthe 'Shaurya Chakra' for a daring operation against Naxals in 2011, is going to be the first blade runner from security forces combating India's internal conflicts to run a marathon scheduled in the national capital later this month.

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