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Hooliganism by MPs, one force feeds man, other abuses in House
Shiv Sena MPs claimed that the incident took place as they were upset over the quality of food that was served at the Maharashtra Sadan.


CWG 2014: India lead players' parade at glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow
London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tri-colour as India led the 2014 CWG opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park.London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tri-colour as India led the 2014 CWG opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park.


Taiwan: 51 feared dead as plane crashes during emergency landing
The flight crashed with 54 passengers and four flight crew and was operated by a Taiwanese airline, TransAsia Airways.


CCTV footage shows 3-year-old child brutally thrashed by his tutor in Kolkata
It is being said that the parents of the child had to go out so were unable to control the child and had asked the tutor to take him into his room.


India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza
In the 46-member council, 29 countries voted in support of the resolution while 17 nations abstained.


Rather than dollars, India need ideas, knowledge: Modi to World Bank
During a meeting, Modi also suggested to Kim that the cleaning of the Ganga would be a very inspiring project for the World Bank.


Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP
BJP dubbed her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan, pointing out that she was married to that country's cricketer Shoaib Malik.


99 per cent women face sexual harassment, 70 per cent do not fight back: Survey
The survey, conducted by Ma Style Care, reveals disturbing number of women who face sexual harassment everyday.


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Sena MP tries to force-feed fasting supervisor in Delhi
A Shiv Sena MP forcing a fasting Muslim catering supervisor in Maharashtra Sadan to eat chapati during the month of Ramzan rocked Parliament on Wednesday.Furious opposition MPs condemned the act which they felt was “against the roots of secularism”.The Lok Sabha witnessed unsavoury moments with BJP MP from South Delhi, Ramesh Bidhuri storming into the Well of the House with rolled up sleeves to engage with opposition members, especially with an equally agitated AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi.Bidhuri was forced by the BJP to apologise in the House for his unparliamentary conduct.Shiv Sen

MP regrets force-feeding supervisor
Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, who caused a stir by trying to force-feed a Muslim man during the fasting month of Ramzan, on Wednesday expressed regret over his action.At the same time, Vichare claimed ignorance about the identity or religion of the person he was trying to force-feed. The Sena MP said he was merely trying to draw attention to the inferior quality of the food served at the New Maharashtra Sadan, the residence of the newly elected members of the Lok Sabha from the state.Pictures of Vichare force-feeding a canteen supervisor went viral on news channels on Wednesday leading to uproar

Cong treads cautiously on Sena issue
The Congress on Wednesday aggressively raised the issue of a Shiv Sena MP trying to force-feed a man fasting on Ramzan, but toned down its stand citing the “sensitivities” involved in the matter.The Congress took up the matter vociferously in the Lok Sabha with M I Shanavas accusing Shiv Sena members of forcing a Muslim caterer in the New Maharashtra Sadan to eat chapatti and break his Ramzan fast against his will.Congress members rushed to the well and raised slogans condemning the Sena members’ actions and demanded that government take action against the erring members.&ldq

Vibgyor High chief arrested on charge of rape cover-up
The Bangalore Police on Tuesday night arrested the founder chairman of Vibgyor High chain of schools on charges of hushing up the rape of a six-year-old girl student at the institution’s Marathahalli campus here and pressurising the staff not to disclose the incident to the cops.The delay in action against the school management had led to widespread protests over the last few days. On Tuesday night, a special team of Bangalore Police arrested Rustom Kerawalla (53), a Mumbai resident, at Devka Beach in Daman, located between Gujarat and Maharashtra. He was brought to the City on a f

47 killed in Taiwan plane crash
A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island today, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed on Penghu in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, authorities said.The plane was arriving from the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan.Two people aboard the plane were French citizens and the rest Taiwanese, Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih told reporters. The twin-engine turboprop crashed while making a second landing attempt, Yeh s

India, Pak secys to meet on Aug 25
The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet at Islamabad on August 25 to chart out ways to formally restart the bilateral engagement between the two neighbours.“The first contact between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan (after the change of guard in New Delhi) happened on Wednesday. They explored ways to move forward and agreed to meet in Islamabad on August 25 to take the process forward,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said here.The announcement – made simultaneously in India and Pakistan – comes two months after Prime

Incredible India walking tours on smartphones launched
A mobile application that will help tourists around the globe to explore Indian destinations at their own pace and convenience was launched by the Tourism Ministry here on Wednesday.Incredible India Walking Tours, a self-guided tour application presently covers 16 Indian cities including Delhi, Agra, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Chennai, Amritsar, Mumbai, Surat, Patna and Goa.“The Ministry of Tourism has launched the mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country,” Tourism Secretary Parvez Dewan said.The facility was available on Black

Is Modi God to give occasional darshan, asks Kharge
“Is Prime Minister a God that he should give us darshan” once in a while, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday.The poser by Kharge was in response to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s dig at him over his remarks on Tuesday that Narendra Modi should show his face in Parliament at least once a week.Swaraj said since he made the complaint on Tuesday, the prime minister was in the House during Question Hour on Wednesday and “you had his darshan”. Pat came the reply from Kharge w

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Car safety takes backseat as auto firms focus on sales
Almost all carmakers offer variants without life-saving features like airbags and ABS though they make sure to include such features in other markets.

TCS first Indian company to top Rs 5 lakh crore market cap
TCS's market valuation rose to about $84 billion, sprinting miles ahead of Accenture's $51 billion, but way behind the leader IBM's $193.7 billion.

Life in a Caliphate: In a Syrian city, ISIS puts its vision into practice
When his factory was bombed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the businessman considered two bleak options: to remain at home and risk dying in the next airstrike or flee like hundreds of thousands of others to a refugee camp in Turkey.

Glasgow CWG open in colourful, moving ceremony
Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the 20th edition of Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park after a moving and colourful ceremony in front of a 40,000 crowd.

Kerala Muslims breaking Ramzan fast with Israeli dates
Many families breaking the Ramzan fast with the customary dates may be unwittingly consuming the fruit grown in Israel.

Germany hot new destination for Indian students
There has been 114% increase in the number of Indian students enrolling for higher education courses there since 2008, according to the latest figures released by the regional office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Sena MPs force-feeding a Muslim on fast: Probe ordered
Faced by nationwide outrage, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday set up an inquiry into last week’s fracas at the Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi where a Shiv Sena MP forced a fasting Muslim to eat a chapatti.

Shashi Tharoor wanted to divorce Sunanda?
Journalist Nalini Singh, who claimed to have spoken to Sunanda Pushkar hours before her death, has said in her statement to the magistrate that Sunanda had told her that her husband Shashi Tharoor was going to marry Pakistani journalist Mehar Tarar.

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TCS crosses Rs 5 lakh cr mkt cap 1st by Indian firm
Tata Consultancy Services TCS the countrys largest software services exporter on Wednesday attained a market valuation of over Rs 5 lakh crore becoming the first company in Indian markets to achieve this milestone
India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza
India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israels offensive on Gaza
Govt may give AIADMKnbsp LS deputy Speaker post
To gain further from a fractured Opposition camp the government is keen to distribute plum posts in the parliamentary forums among different parties and thereby denying Congress a monopoly in Opposition space
39 captive Indians may now be in Syria
There is growing concern about the fate of the 39 Indian workers in Iraq as the latest reports received from various foreign interlocutors paint a confusing picture for the authorities in New Delhi
3 Arunachal hydel projects get green light
An environment ministry committee has approved three adjacent hydel projects on a small river in Arunachal Pradesh even as cumulative impact assessment of these projects on the states river management system is yet to be finalised
Is India ignoring Palestine to humour Israel
Is the NDA government getting closer to Israel and leaving aside the traditional vocal formulations on supporting the Palestine cause The question that has been doing the rounds of the power corridors has some facts to fall back o
Driver alerted Maoists fail to blow up Rajdhani
Passengers of the BhubaneswarNew Delhi Rajdhani which was 10 minutes behind had an escape when the driver of the derailed pilot engine spread information that saved immense casualties
One for the road Liquor tax for cheaper bus ride
Soon every pint of alcohol that you down will likely chip in towards making the Capital a superior city one with cheaper public transport smoother vehicular movement and cleaner air
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Governemt Mulls Using Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Storage Technology to Check Vegetable Prices
The government is considering large-scale use of radiation technology developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for improving the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables especially onion, potato a...
Need to Respect Each Other's Concerns, PM Narendra Modi to Chinese President
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised Chinese President Xi Jinping on the need for respecting each other's "interests and concerns, including in the shared neighbourhood", amid worries in Delhi over...
Rather Than Dollars, We Need Ideas, Knowledge: PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told World Bank President Jim Yong Kim that India requires ideas, knowledge and expertise "rather than dollars" as there is a need to focus on developing a base of s...
Woman Asked to Prove Chastity in Modern Day 'Agnipariksha'
A local court ordered registration of cases against four people, including a woman's husband and mother-in-law, for allegedly forcing her to "prove" her "chastity" in front of a community panchayat by...
Markandey Katju's Remark Lowered Dignity of Judiciary: All India Bar Association Chairman Adish Aggarwala
A lawyers' body has criticised retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's recent remarks and said he has "lowered the dignity" of the judiciary by levelling "false allegations" against three ex-Chi...
India Votes in Support of UNHRC Resolution on Gaza
India along with BRICS countries today voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza.
Ashok Gajapathi Raju Rules Out Privatisation of Air India
Ruling out the possibility of privatisation of Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said several decisions like those on aircraft purchases were "forced" on it and taken witho...
Schedule for Narendra Modi's Visit to Japan Being Worked Out: Ministry of External Affairs
India was in touch with Japan to finalise dates for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to that country which was earlier deferred due to the Budget Session of Parliament.
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Woman tutor torments 3-year-old in Kolkata
Kolkata, July 23 (ANI): In a shocking incident caught on camera, a three-year-old boy was mercilessly beaten and kicked by his woman tutor here in the city. The incident happened yesterday and a police complaint was filed this morning along with a footage of a CCTV camera installed at the child's home in Lake Town here showing the woman home tutor thrashing the boy.

Sushma Swaraj holds talk with Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, held a dialogue with Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister, U Thant Kyaw, here on Wednesday. The two ministers and delegates from both the countries met to review and discuss bilateral relations and conduct talks on issues of mutual interest. Sharing a border of over 1600 kilometres and a maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal, India and Myanmar have signed a number of agreements to enhance diplomatic ties. The relations improved after 1993, overcoming the issues of drug trafficking on the international border, issues related to democracy and the rule of military in Myanmar.

Headgear controversy :International Olympic Committee asked to give guidelines
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday, indicated that his ministry has written a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to issue guidelines to international federations, in view of some players from India asked to remove their headgear, while participating in a basketball event in China recently. "Ministry has written to International Olympic Committee to issue guidelines and instructions to all the international federation so that this kind of incident does not happen again. According to a report, two Sikh players - Amritpal Singh and Amyjot Singh - were asked to remove their turbans before India's match against Japan on July 12. Match officials informed the players that they were breaking international basketball federation (FIBA) rules by wearing turbans.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim meets Narendra Modi
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): The President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi here today. Speeding up World Bank projects will surely increase the impact." "Rather than dollars, we are more interested in knowledge and expertise of World Bank. Dr. Kim agreed and said World Bank can be our information bank. We want ideas from the World Bank not only on mass production but also on production by masses, which will benefit our workforce," he tweeted.

Yogendra Yadav displeased, but maintains party not to contest Haryana assembly polls unless top leadership gives go ahead
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav, on Wednesday expressed his disappointment over his party not contesting assembly elections in Haryana , but maintained that the state unit won't go ahead, unless its top leadership arrives at the decision in unanimity. At the same time in a democratic party one cannot say that one's will should prevail. It is Haryana leadership which is saying that unless the party chief is with us we do not want to contest; "As of now no final decision has been taken.

India, Pakistan to hold foreign secretary-level talks next month
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday confirmed that India and Pakistan will hold foreign secretary-level talks next month. "It's almost two months since the Prime Ministers (Narendra Modi-Nawaz Sharif) agreed that the foreign secretary's will remain in touch and explore how to move forward. The two foreign secretaries some time ago had a telephonic discussion, they discussed about how to move forward. They have agreed to meet to take this process forward as directed by their Prime Ministers.

Sushma Swaraj to visit Nepal from July 25
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will undertake a three-day official visit to Nepal from July 25 to July 27. "The External Affairs Minister is visiting Nepal from the 25th to the 27th of this month. On 26th July, when she will have the joint commission meeting with her counterpart from Nepal, she would be on her second solo visit to the neighbourhood. "Our intention, endevour and hope is that the External Affairs Ministers visit to Nepal will pave the way for Prime Minister's early visit to Nepal," he added.

NHRC to investigate a job racket in Jharkhand conning tribal youths to pose as Naxalites desiring to surrender
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a surrender scam was allegedly perpetrated by a former Military Intelligence officer with the knowledge of CRPF officers to lure in tribal youths in search of jobs in Jharkhand to pose as Naxalites desiring to surrender. In exchange, some of them had to sell their personal belongings like motorcycle, land to arrange for money which could secure them a job in Army, Para-Military or State Police through illegal means. The Commission has observed that the contents of the news report, if true, raise serious issue of human rights violation of the tribal youths and has directed its Director General (Investigation) to depute a team to conduct a thorough enquiry in the matter and submit a report within four weeks.

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Shocking: Shiv Sena MPs force Maharashtra Sadan staffer to eat during Ramzan fast
Shocking: Shiv Sena MPs force Maharashtra Sadan staffer to eat during Ramzan fast New Delhi: In a shocking case 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly abused and forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati.

Insane: 3-year-old kid mercilessly beaten by tuition teacher, caught on CCTV
Insane: 3-year-old kid mercilessly beaten by tuition teacher, caught on CCTV Kolkata: In an inhumane incident, a three year old kid has been brutally beaten by a middle-aged woman home tutor in Kolkata.

Shocking: Rape victim made to wait naked for 3 hours for medical tests
Shocking: Rape victim made to wait naked for 3 hours for medical tests New Delhi: Nothing can be more humiliating than this, when a 23-year-old mentally challenged rape victim had to lie naked for three hours to get her medical examination at the government-run hospital.

In 2005, Manmohan Singh's Office backed a corrupt Judge
In 2005, Manmohan Singh's Office backed a corrupt Judge New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had exerted pressure on the collegium headed by then Chief Justice of India R C Lahoti in June 2005 to confer permanent status to a Madras high court additional judge, referred to as "corrupt" by retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju.

Shocking video: Youth swept away by rain-swollen river
Shocking video: Youth swept away by rain-swollen river Betul (MP): A 22-year-old youth was swept away along with his motorcycle while crossing a bridge over Machana river near Betul.

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'MH17 tragedy may be a horrible mistake by rebels'
Balazs Jarabik, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on Ukraine and Eastern Europe, says preliminary and not direct evidence points suggests that the Ukrainian rebels shot down the plane. In this interview with Rediff.com's Vicky Nanjappa, Jarabik says that it would not be right to call this an act of terror or a war crime as it appears to be a horrible mistake.

Team Rahul rift with veterans continues, no respite in sight
The divide between 'teams' of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's and that of vice president Rahul Gandhi is increasing by leaps and bounds, according to party sources. There appears to be no common ground between the two sides, with both blaming the other for the state of affairs in the party. Renu Mittal reports

PHOTOS: India leads parade in CWG opening ceremony
Photos of the 20th Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

'After Day I of the Lord's Test, I told Arjun we are winning this'
Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that he had predicted a India win in the

Modi govt fails to impress in the first two months
It is important to note that this realisation seems to have dawned on the leadership in spite of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha.

Should Ashwin be part of India's playing XI?
Impressed by India's brilliant showing at Lord's, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin.

TCS market value crosses Rs 5 lakh cr; shares hit 52-week high
Post Q1 results, the stock rallied 8% compared to 2% rise in S&P BSE Sensex and 4% gain in S&P BSE IT index.

11 money lessons we wish we'd learnt sooner
Here's your chance to benefit from what (most) 30somethings learn rather late in life.

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The Image of India’s Richest Man Loses Luster
Though Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries is richer than ever, a penalty for failing to meet natural gas production levels has roiled the waters.

Photos of the Day: Netherlands and Elsewhere
Photos from Netherlands, Gaza City, Israel and India.

In Remote Corners of India, Immunity for Soldiers Who Kill and Rape Civilians
In remote areas like Kashmir, and Manipur State, a colonial-era immunity law continues to embolden soldiers and police officers there to commit crimes without bothering to cover them up.

Pictures of the Day: Ukraine and Elsewhere
Photos from Ukraine, Gaza City, Israel and India.

India Aims to Make Forlorn City a Model for Revival
The new prime minister has promised to tackle Varanasi’s many problems and to turn the downtrodden city into a showcase of culture and small business.

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India rescues 58 more nurses from troubled Iraq

Earlier this month, 46 nurses from Kerala, were brought back from Iraq


Pakistan yet to grant MFN status to India: Govt

Pakistan has also decided to postpone grant of Non- Discriminatory Market Access status to India due to lack of consensus at home


Had no idea staffer was Muslim: Shiv Sena MP

Earlier, senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar today strongly condemned Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly forcing a fasting Muslim to eat


Nitish condemns Sena MPs act, seeks action

Kumar sought stringent action against those indulging in such acts


Don't have hatred towards other religions: Uddhav

He, however, said that despite being a votary of Hindutva, Shiv Sena had no hatred for other religions


14-year-old in Ahmedabad mows down two people

Injured persons were admitted at a nearby hospital, while the bodies of the deceased have been sent for postmortem


Congress is united in Kerala, says Chandy

Chandy was responding to questions on confusion regarding the upcoming re-jig of his cabinet and dissidence the party is facing in Assam and Maharashtra


Mahatma's bust unveiled in South Korean city

The Mahatma's bust was crafted by renowned Indian sculptor Gautam Pal


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A Column of 40 Hearses Meets the Victims of the Malaysia Airlines Crash - New York Times

New York Times

A Column of 40 Hearses Meets the Victims of the Malaysia Airlines Crash
New York Times
Now, they were returning to the Netherlands in coffins, victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot out of the skies above eastern Ukraine. At 3:48 p.m. on Wednesday, a military cargo plane belonging to the Australian Air Force touched ...
The Slow, Sad Journey Home for Victims of Malaysia Airlines TragedyABC News
Dutch Take Over Lead of Malaysia Airlines Crash Investigation in UkraineWall Street Journal
First bodies of Malaysia Airlines crash victims flown to NetherlandsTelegraph.co.uk
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Beasley links with Dynamo
Veteran USA defender DaMarcus Beasley has signed with Houston Dynamo following three seasons at Mexico's Puebla.

Bale: La Liga is the most exciting

Gareth Bale has said he believes the Spanish La Liga has surpassed the English Premier League as the world's most exciting league as a result of the recent signings and success in European competition.


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Caught on cam: Sena MP forces fasting Muslim to eat

ramadanRanjan Vichare who forcibly stuffed a roti into the supervisor’s mouth said that he had no idea that the supervisor was Muslim or if he was fasting during Ramzan.



Video shows 4-year-old brutally thrashed by tutor

#MonsterTutor thrashes 4 year oldA private tutor has been caught on tape mercilessly thrashing a 4 year old in Kolkata. The teacher is seen repeatedly slapping the child, despite his pleas to be spared.



A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victims

In this undated photo released by the Calehr family, Miguel Panduwinata, left, Mika Panduwinata, Samira Calehr, second from right, and Shaka Panduwinata, right, pose for a photo. Shaka Panduwinata and his brother Miguel Panduwinata were killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/The Calehr family)In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"



Had no idea staffer was Muslim: Shiv Sena MP

Congress leader Ravindra Phatak joins Shivsena in presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on July 19, 2014. (Photo: Sandeep Mahankal/IANS)Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, who was seen in a video clip trying to put food into the mouth of a Maharashtra Sadan staffer observing Ramadan fast, Wednesday defended his action, saying he had no idea about the man's religion. He also said he was protesting the bad quality of food served at the state guest house in the national capital. "We were protesting the bad quality food we were getting at the Sadan. We should get good quality food.



Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands

A local woman lays flowers in front of Dutch airplane during national day of mourning for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 victims in EindhovenBells pealed and flags flew at half mast across the Netherlands on Wednesday on a day of grief tinged with anger ahead of the arrival of the first bodies of victims from a Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine last week on a flight from Amsterdam.



Sachin attended Rajya Sabha only thrice, Rekha, 7 days

Sachin Tendulkar to play special part in Commonwealth Games opening ceremonyCelebrities who gladly accept the offer to enter Rajya Sabha as nominated members seldom attend House proceedings, according to the data released by Rajya Sabha.



Sena MPs should apologise for Maharashtra Sadan incident: Advani

Union Home Minister and BJP chief Rajnath Singh, party veteran L K Advani and party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi during a programme organised on the birth anniversary of BJP ideologue and Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in New Delhi on July 6, 2014. (Photo: IANS)Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Lal Krishna Advani on Wednesday expressed regret off- the-camera, over the incident of Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forcing a Muslim man to break his fast and hoped that the concerned MPs would offer an apology. "What happened isn't right, even Parliamentary Affairs Minister has spoken against it, believe concerned MPs have apologized," Advani said. As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, several Opposition members raised the issue and termed it as violation of religious beliefs. This led the Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan to adjourn the house twice.



Bangalore sexual assault case: Police arrests chairman of school

Parents protest against assault of minor girl in school in BangaloreThe police have arrested the chairman of the Bangalore school where a six-year-old was raped earlier this month.



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Sushma Swaraj turns table on Congress for its Narendra Modi barb - Times of India

Times of India

Sushma Swaraj turns table on Congress for its Narendra Modi barb
Times of India
NEW DELHI: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday sought to turn the tables on the Congress over its criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "limited" appearance in the Lok Sabha after the BRICS summit, his decision not to take her ...
Cong wants more of Modi 'darshan'Free Press Journal
Kharge, Sushma Swaraj in war of wordsHindu Business Line
Is PM God to give us occasional darshan: KhargeZee News
Financial Express -Hindustan Times
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Cong loyalist blurts 'bitter truth' of poll debacle - Times of India

Times of India

Cong loyalist blurts 'bitter truth' of poll debacle
Times of India
LUCKNOW: An innocuous-looking 20-page booklet being circulated in the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee office is currently the most hotly-discussed text in town. The author, Amir Haidar is a party veteran and Congress loyalist. The title 'Bitter Truth' is ...
Cong looks to Sonia to alter Rahul's styleCalcutta Telegraph
India's Congress plagued by crisesThe Straits Times
Sonia Gandhi to take corrective steps after Lok Sabha debacleDeccan Chronicle
The New Indian Express -Arab News -Economic Times
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2012 hate speech case: Fresh summons against MIM MLA Owaisi - Times of India

Times of India

2012 hate speech case: Fresh summons against MIM MLA Owaisi
Times of India
MUMBAI: A court in suburban Kurla on Wednesday issued fresh summons against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA from Hyderabad Akbaruddin Owaisi in connection with an alleged hate speech case. The metropolitan magistrate court has ...
Fresh summons issued against MIM MLA Owaisi in 2012 hate speech caseIndian Express
Hate speech case: Fresh summons against OwaisiFinancial Express
MIM leader can't give provocative speeches in cityMumbai Mirror

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SC judge-headed probe panels have no contempt power: SC - Times of India

Times of India

SC judge-headed probe panels have no contempt power: SC
Times of India
NEW DELHI: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that commissions of inquiry and tribunals, even if headed by sitting apex court judges, have no contempt of court powers. With this judgment, a five-judge constitution bench ...
SC drops 24-year old contempt proceedings against Arun ShourieZee News
Commission headed by SC judge not 'court': Supreme CourtLivemint
Commission of inquiry is not a court, says SCBusiness Standard

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Writ petition against Sharad Pawar for 'double voting' remark - The Hindu

The Hindu

Writ petition against Sharad Pawar for 'double voting' remark
The Hindu
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed a petitioner to convert into writ petition his PIL against NCP leader Sharad Pawar's comment of 'double voting'. During a rally of mathadi workers near Mumbai before the recent Lok Sabha elections, Mr. Pawar ...
Pawar's poll speech: Court allows PIL to be turned into writ petitionFirstpost
PIL to Be Converted Into Petition Against Sharad PawarOutlook

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Cabinet reshuffle not on CM's agenda - The Hindu

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Cabinet reshuffle not on CM's agenda
The Hindu
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's statement that a Cabinet reshuffle did not figure on his agenda during his New Delhi visit has virtually ended all speculations that have been doing the rounds during the last one week. Mr. Chandy, who left for Delhi on ...
Kerala to host Global Agro Meet in NovemberBusiness Standard
Delhi visit not to discuss cabinet reshuffle: Oommen Chandy, Kerala CMEconomic Times
Congress is united in Kerala, says ChandyIANS

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PM Narendra Modi reposes more faith i... - Economic Times

Economic Times

PM Narendra Modi reposes more faith i...
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NEW DELHI: The tardy progress in biometric enrolment for the National Population Register may be the reason why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reposing more faith in the Unique Identification Authority of India, which is tasked with issuing a unique ...
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Bengal governor-designate Tripathi reaches Kolkata
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Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) West Bengal governor-designate Keshari Nath Tripathi arrived here Wednesday. He would be sworn in Thursday. Tripathi, who arrived from Uttar Pradesh, was received with bouquets at the Howrah station by state Education and ...
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