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Hackers draw salaries of IAF, Army officers

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | Pramod Kumar Singh/ Sakshi Chand | New Delhi

In a shocking incident, salary accounts of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Army officers have been hacked, sending alarm bells ringing in the fraternity. As of now, over 40 IAF officers and an undisclosed number of Army officers have been affected as the hackers withdrew large amounts from their salary accounts. The…

Shortcut cuts 25 lives short 21 schoolchildren

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Killed on rly track as bus driver takes unmanned level crossing route In a horrendous tragedy, 21 schoolchildren among 25 people died when their school bus collided with a train at an unmanned level crossing in Masaipet village of Telangana’s Medak district on Thursday morning. The children were in the 7-14…

Algerian plane with 116 aboard feared crashed

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | Agencies | ALGIERS

Aviation official confirms crash; France says no trace found An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 116 people on board, an Algerian aviation official said. “I can confirm that it has crashed,” the Algerian official told news agencies, declining to be identified…

UPSC protest turns violent

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | SR | New Delhi

Several youths and police officials were injured as Civil Service aspirants’ protest turned violent on Thursday around 8.30 pm. The protesters set on fire vehicles, including a police jeep, and pelted stones near National Highway 1 near bypass road in North Delhi’s Burari area. Around 20 students were detained. Around one…

CIL will no longer take NTPC on power trip

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | Animesh Singh | New Delhi

Govt plans to phase out e-auction of coals for smooth supply to plants With at least eight major thermal power plants belonging to National Thermal Power Corporation of India (NTPC) across the country left with less than a week’s stock of coal, the Government has planned to phase out e-auction of…

Prowling leopard caught after 2 months

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The elusive leopard which was on the prowl for the last two months in Thimbam forest of Erode district in Tamil Nadu was caught on Thursday morning. The leopard had killed two persons, including a forester early this week. According to Anwardheen, Conservator of Forests (Erode), the five-year-old leopard will soon…

Nepal’s wish list: Include us in Indian Pilgrimage Circuit

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | Vineeta Pandey | New Delhi

Nepal is preparing an interesting wish list for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the Himalayan nation next month. The neighbouring country would like the Indian Government to include it in the Indian Pilgrimage Circuit, which would enable Kathmandu to boost its religious tourism. Nepal wants India to extend…

Cabinet okays 49 per cent FDI in insurance

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

In a first major reform initiative by the Modi Government, the Cabinet on Thursday gave a go-ahead to FDI cap hike in insurance to 49 per cent with a rider that management control will remain in the hands of Indian promoters. The move kicks-off expectations of relaxation of FDI norms in…

Ensure peace for talks: India to Pak

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Vineeta Pandey | New Delhi

Foreign Secretaries prepare to meet in Islamabad on August 25 The Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet on August 25 in Islamabad to carry forward discussions Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in May after Modi’s oath taking ceremony. On Wednesday, the two Foreign Secretaries…

Sena MPs misbehave

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Huge row over bid to force-feed Muslim staffer of Maharashtra Sadan during roza Parliament witnessed uproar on Wednesday over reports that a Shiv Sena MP forced food into the mouth of a Muslim staffer of Maharashtra Sadan in protest against the poor quality of food. In view of all-round condemnation of…

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Helping students focus

20 Jul 2014 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo

I don’t know why my father has forcefully brought me here when he knows that I have no faith in astrology or any other abstract subjects that he subscribes to,” was the opening remark of a young lad brought for counselling. I assured the young man that he will not be offered predictions or a lesson in dos and don’ts...

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STATE EDITIONS

HC issues notice to Congress president

25 Jul 2014 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in connection with an election petition filed against her after her election to the Lok Sabha for the fourth time from Rae Bareli. Justice Tarun Agarwal issued the notice on an election petition and fixed September 9 as the next date of hearing...

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SOUND BITES

It hurts me that precious time of prominent politicians and media is being wasted on a petty issue of my being appointed Telangana’s brand ambassador.

Tennis ace | Sania Mirza

The only way to deal with this (Israel's) savage regime is to continue armed struggle and extend it to West Bank.

Iran's supreme leader | Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

By placing weapons in schools in Gaza, those responsible are turning schools into potential military targets and endangering the lives of innocent children.

UN Secretary General | Ban Ki-moon
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