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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

Supertech case: SC order a warning for errant builders

The SC's order to Supertech to refund the money of home buyers affected by the Allahabad High Court’s order to demolish its under-construction 40-storey twin towers in Noida for flouting building norms sets a good precedent.

More than 100 Palestinians killed in shelling of Gaza school, UN enraged

The United States and United Nations condemned the school shelling and Hamas said it fired rockets into Israel in retaliation for both attacks. At least 200 people were wounded in the strike, medics said.

Bangalore: Priest rapes minor at her home, held

An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a temple priest in Bangalore on Tuesday, less than a month after a seven-year-old was raped in a city school, sparking widespread protests in the southern city.

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.

50 Indian nurses to be shifted from Libya to Tunisia

As many as 58 Indian nurses in Libya have indicated that they would like to return home. There are 750 nurses among the 4,500 Indians in Libya.

'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.

Curfew in Khandwa after FB post targets community

Curfew has been imposed in Khandwa from Wednesday midnight after incidents of violent protests and stone pelting triggered by a Facebook post refused to stop.

Kumbakonam tragedy: Principal gets 10ys in jail

A trial court in Tamil Nadu sentenced on Wednesday the founder and the headmistress of a private school in Kumbakonam to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment after it found them guilty of a blaze that killed 94 children.

Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

New chief to take over army reins today

General Dalbir Singh will inherit on Thursday the leadership of the army from General Bikram Singh when the force is in the midst of a costly transformation to fill critical gaps in capabilities.

Flexi hours for women, other work reforms soon

The Narendra Modi-led cabinet cleared on Wednesday two major bills for labour reforms — the apprenticeship act and the factories act amendment bills — that will make the labour sector more responsive to industry demands.

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.

SC orders Supertech to refund Noida flat buyers

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked realty company Supertech to refund within 30 days the principal amount paid by the 53 allottees of the Emarald Court Twin Tower project in Noida, who had applied for their money by April 30.

Gujarat riot convict Maya Kodnani granted bail

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.
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