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Calcutta High Court directs CID to investigate and submit report on Tapas Pal hate speech
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:31:09 +0530
Calcutta High Court has directed CID to investigate and submit a report on the Tapas Pal hate speech by 1 September.

Centre calls meeting with states on diesel price
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:05:41 +0530
With state specific levies adding up to Rs 7 a litre in price of diesel, the Centre has called a meeting with 12 states with the highest incidence of taxes like octroi and entry tax, to impress upon them to cut these duties and bring down prices.

Indian Newspaper Society asks West Bengal government to clear dues of publications
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:52:03 +0530
The Indian Newspaper Society (INS), a body of newspapers in the country, on Monday expressed concern over "non-payment" of advertisement bills to certain publications by the West Bengal government and asked its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clear the dues.

Mumbai: DIG Sunil Paraskar calls model's rape allegations baseless
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:40:35 +0530
Senior IPS officer Sunil Paraskar, who has been accused of rape by a city-based model, on Monday called the rape allegations 'baseless' while recording his statement at the Mumbai Police Commissioner's office.

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Lokpal Bill row: Civil society meets to discuss strategies for upcoming protest
Noida, Aug 2 (ANI): Civil society activists met in Uttar Pradesh's Noida area on Tuesday to discuss various strategies, which includes the probable venue for the upcoming protest against the draft Lokpal Bill proposed by the government.

Rajya Sabha adjourned after opposition ruckus
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Tuesday as opposition members continued demanding a discussion on price rise under rules which provide for voting.

Man immolates self in Maharashtra
Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 2 (IANS) A 30-year-old man set himself afire Tuesday in front of a municipal corporation office in Thane district, police said.

Day 2 Monsoon Session: Protests Stall Parliament
Both houses of parliament were adjourned twice Tuesday, forcing cancellation of the crucial question hour for the second successive day, as the government and the opposition seemed headed for a stalemate over the nature of debate on rising prices and corruption.

IAF pilot killed in MiG-21 plane crash
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday lost a combat pilot when a MiG-21 fighter jet he was flying crashed near Bikaner in Rajasthan.

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Woman branded witch, stripped and paraded naked
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:27:22 GMT
BHUBANESHWAR, July 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A 60-year-old woman was beaten, stripped and tied to an electricity pole in a village in Odisha after local people accused her of being a witch, police said on Monday.

Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:35:41 GMT
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, the military said, with both the United States and United Nations calling for a durable ceasefire.

Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempt to reach crash site
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:20 GMT
KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least three civilians were killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine and government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels, taking a strategic point close to where Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, officials said on Monday.

South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:02:08 GMT
ANSAN South Korea (Reuters) - Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people.

Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over "blasphemous" Facebook post
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:19:24 GMT
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities.

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Malaysia Airlines to change name to boost reputation: Report
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:01:46 GMT
Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change a media report has said.

Tension between Israel and US flares even as Gaza fighting abates
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:33:42 GMT
Tension between Netanyahu's govt and Washington has flared over US mediation efforts, adding yet another chapter to the prickly relations between the Israeli PM and Obama.

Facebook 'friend' rapes, blackmails 23-year-old techie in Indore
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:27:40 GMT
An engineering student has been arrested for allegedly raping and blackmailing a 23-year-old woman software engineer by making an obscene video clip of her.

Inside Xi Jinping?s purge of China's oil mandarins
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:26:59 GMT
In a bid to isolate his rival, Xi is steadily taking down Zhou's extensive web of colleagues, political allies, relatives, staff and business associates of his family, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Pak mob kills three over 'blasphemous' FB post
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:36 GMT
The dead, including a 7-yr-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, who consider themselves Muslim but believe in a prophet after Mohammed.