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HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014

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Chavan to remain as Maharashtra CM: Congress

The Maharashtra Congress in-charge Mohan Prakash on Friday told CNN IBN that Prithviraj Chavan will remain the chief minister of the state ending speculations of a change in leadership in the state after the defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections.

Uday Lalit to be elevated as Supreme Court judge

The Supreme Court recommended Uday Lalit's name after senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam withdrew consent for his candidature as the judge of the apex court after the government apposed it.

Ghaziabad rape: Police doubt claim, girl cries foul

Two days after a Ghaziabad woman alleged that she was brutally gang raped and dumped near Fortis hospital in Noida, the police have indicated that the claim could be false. But, the victim has alleged that the police are shielding the accused.

Pune blast: Was Dagadusheth temple the target?

Investigators looking into the Faraskhana police station blast are probing whether the famous Dagadusheth Ganapati temple was the target. The temple is situated barely 20 meters away from the Faraskhana police station, which was rocked after a low intensity IED exploded on Thursday afternoon, injuring six.

Andhra gets many sops, Telangana just one

In line with the commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act of 2014 brought by the UPA-2 regime and the poll promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Seemandhraites, the NDA government announced several sops for Andhra Pradesh in its first budget.

Indo-US talks: Burns meets Sushma, foreign secy

US deputy secretary of State William Burns on Thursday called on external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and had discussions with foreign secretary Sujatha Singh to chalk out the path to the forthcoming Strategic Dialogue as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with American President Barack Obama.

Chavan, Hooda to stay on as CMs for elections

The Congress leadership has decided against any change of guard in Maharashtra and Haryana in view of the fast approaching assembly elections in the two states.

Amit Shah's rise may change BJP's dynamics

Amit Shah's journey to BJP's presidency was extraordinary. He mesmerised the RSS with his organisational skills and clinched the top job in no time, much to the surprise of his rivals in the party.

BJP change of guard: Who’s in, who’s out

Prime minister Narendra Modi aide and former party general secretary Amit Shah took over the post of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president on Wednesday. Former party president Rajnath Singh has resigned from the post at an event in New Delhi.

The rise of BJP's Amit Shah: From backroom boy to master of strategy

Amit Shah is widely seen as the architect of the BJP's thumping win in northern India, especially in the politically crucial state of UP. The BJP bagged 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP, ensuring that it emerged as the single largest party in Parliament.

FIR over morphed photo of Goa minister in swimsuit

An FIR has been filed for uploading a morphed photo of public works department minister Sudin Dhavalikar in a pink swimsuit which went viral on Facebook last week. 

Footage of Rahul Gandhi sleeping in LS goes viral

Video footage of Rahul Gandhi apparently dozing off on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha during a debate on prise rise went viral on the social media. The Congress vice president was seen in a television shot with closed eyes and head tilting on the right.

Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila to HC

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought quashing of a trial court order directing registration of FIR against her in a graft case. Dikshit contended that such proceedings cannot be continued against a governor.

Jharkhand: Minor raped after community head diktat

Jharkhand reported 1204 rape cases in 2013 despite the Centre toughening laws on sex crimes after the fatal gang rape of a physiotherapist on a moving bus.

'Disruptive' passenger tries to bite Jet Airways cabin crew

The airline confirmed the presence of the 'disruptive' passenger on board and said the passenger had been handed over to authorities at London airport.

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