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Wednesday , July 30 , 2014
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150 trapped by landslide near Pune

Updated: 30 July 2014, Wednesday, 15:40 hrs (IST)
Up to 150 people were feared trapped by a landslide triggered by heavy rains in western India on Wednesday, the inspector general of the national disaster force told Reuters, saying that the first batch of emergency workers had arrived at the scene....   | Read..

SC tells builder Supertech to repay flat owners who want out of towers facing demolition order

Updated: 30 July 2014, Wednesday, 17:50 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed real estate giant Supertech Ltd to repay within a month the flat owners who had sought refunds after the Allahabad High Court orde...   | Read..

Gadkari scoffs at bugging report, Cong forces 2 adjournments of House

Updated: 30 July 2014, Wednesday, 14:15 hrs (IST)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari insisted on Wednesday that the reports about his residence being bugged were “false and baseless”, even as the controversy let to the adjournment of the Rajya Sabha....   | Read..

CBI to continue probe into VIP chopper deal even as Finmeccanica settles with Italy govt

Updated: 30 July 2014, Wednesday, 15:40 hrs (IST)
The Central Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday it would press ahead with its investigation into a scrapped helicopter contract with Finmeccanica, a day after prosecut...   | Read..

Income-tax department to track high-value spending, sectors in 8 big cities

Updated: 30 July 2014, Wednesday, 14:15 hrs (IST)
The Income Tax department has listed eight cities in which it will start tracking high-value personal expenditure in malls and markets, interest earned on investment, pur...   | Read..

Lightning decision, when in need

Twenty-eight days and counting, the Bengal administration is yet to make up its mind on how to proceed on a complaint filed against Trinamul MP Tapas Paul’s speech....   | Read..

Where it hurt the Bengal government and what we know

Some of the references in Monday’s high court order which, according to some lawyers, have touched a raw nerve in the Bengal government. The content that appears under t...   | Read..

Graft Great Wall falls

China’s Communist Party has launched a corruption investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, the highest ranked official to be ensnared in a graft...   | Read..

Spine bombs couldn’t bend

The CPM leader whom sub-inspector Amit Chakraborty saved at the cost of his life today told a tale of unwavering commitment to duty and courage under fire....   | Read..

Warring veterans clear air over plot

Ruling BJD vice-president and Rajya Sabha member Kalpataru Das today sought to clear the air over the alleged illegal allotment of more than one house to his family members a...   | Read..

Truck injures three

A truck this evening injured three persons in three vehicles on the Chandmari flyover. ...   | Read..

NDA nudge to Naga talks

Former Intelligence Bureau special director Ajit Lal is likely to be named the government’s interlocutor for talks with the NSCN (Isak-Muivah), sources said today, amid...   | Read..

Satraps talk, stage set for alliance test

Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad are believed to have spoken to each other in New Delhi in what is being interpreted here as the “final round” of talks between the tw...   | Read..

Dhanbad, Roorkee axe dual degrees

Poor students’ response has led premier engineering cradles like Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, and IIT-Roorkee to discontinue dual degree courses, an affidavit...   | Read..

One dead in land clash near capital

One person was killed and a superintendent of police was among the 39 injured during a clash over land today at Chanho block, 40km from Ranchi district headquarters. ...   | Read..

Tell all, RIMS & PMCH told

Medical Council of India (MCI) recommendations to slash 60 MBBS seats from RIMS and 50 from PMCH has prompted the state health department to prod the two medical colleges not...   | Read..
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