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Modi scanner on UPA's trade pacts Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 29: The Narendra Modi government is reviewing the Free Trade Agreements signed by the UPA government because it thinks the pacts sealed and signed so far have been unfair to India.

35-year-old murder case before SC Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 29: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the plea of six convicts who have challenged the life term Allahabad High Court had handed them for a murder committed 35 years ago, reversing a lower court's lenient sentence.

Ukraine speed bump in Delhi ties with US Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 29: India and the US are standing on either side of a speed bump called Ukraine that is threatening to slow down an alliance both hope to reenergise with a visit this week by US secretary of state John Kerry to New Delhi.

Govt 'yet to decide' on GM trials Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 29: Two RSS-linked outfits today met environment minister Prakash Javadekar and claimed the biotech regulator's clearance for field trials of genetically-modified crops has been put on hold, but the government denied this.

Congress questions Modi silence Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 29: Several Congress leaders used Id to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence on recent incidents of communal violence even as Sonia Gandhi and Rahul avoided any political overtones in their festival messages.

Two arrests in school rape Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Bangalore, July 29: Two gym coaches, who were among the initial suspects questioned, were arrested today for the alleged rape of a six-year-old in a Bangalore school. A skating instructor arrested earlier was not directly involved in the crime but would remain in custody for interrogation, police said.

Smriti lines up study battle with Britain Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 29: India plans to intensify its campaign against Britain's tough post-study work visa norms and the policies of some of its institutions, such as non-recognition of school-leaving certificates, that pose barriers to student movement to that country.

Centre zeroes in on Naga point man Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 29: 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 reports of rising impatience for a settlement to the Naga problem.

Mars-Venus effect on friends in gut Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 29: Changes in diet intended to alter populations of intestinal bacteria may need to be designed differently for men and women, according to a new study that has found that gender can influence how gut microbes respond to diet.

House divided, Kejriwal shifts Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 29: Arvind Kejriwal today vacated the government flat he had been allotted as chief minister and moved out of Delhi bag and baggage at a time his own party is looking increasingly like a house divided.

Modi gives Id holiday a miss Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 29: Shahnawaz Hussain's Id lunch and an open house at Najma Heptullah's residence were the only interludes some of Narendra Modi's ministers allowed themselves on a working holiday today.

Maoist link cuffs on Swiss Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29: Kerala police have arrested a foreigner carrying a temporary Swiss passport after he allegedly attended an event held in the memory of a Maoist leader.

'Filthy' finger at Haryana chief secy Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Chandigarh, July 29 (PTI): A senior Haryana IAS officer who had expressed concerns about the manner of appointment of information commissioners by the state government today accused the chief secretary of sending him text messages in filthy language.

Every fifth Lok Sabha MP a dynast Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
While dynastic politics may have receded in the Lok Sabha, it is alive and kicking in states

Russia supplying air defence system to separatists: US Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
The Pentagon has said Russia was supplying air defence system to the Ukrainian separatists believed to have shot down the Malaysian airliner earlier this month killing all of the nearly 300 people on board.

With bagful of admiration for Modi, John Kerry to arrive in India today Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
Seeking to seize transformative moment in ties with India, US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in New Delhi on Wednesday for talks on key issues with the new Indian leadership.

What can replace the collegium? Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
Senior judges have developed a cushy arrangement among themselves: you back the appointment of so-and-so advocate's junior, and I will back so-and-so judge's nephew, says Subir Roy

Ukraine crisis: US, EU inflict $100 billion wound on Russia Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
The United States and European Union have slapped tougher and wide-ranging sanctions on Russia, targeting its energy, finance and defence sectors for its continued support of separatists in Ukraine.

5 crazy rules in some Tamil Nadu engineering colleges Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
Off late, some engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu have been taking 'discipline' too seriously!

Chopper scam: Italy shelves case against Finmeccannica Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
Italian prosecutors have shelved proceedings against defence major Finmeccannica, the parent firm of AgustaWestland, saying it had nothing to do with the alleged corruption in India's Rs 3,600-crore deal to procure 12 VVIP helicopters, Italian news agency Ansa reported.

Noida Metro Projects Still Off-Track Open in new window
The Hindu
The two lines were supposed to cover more areas within Noida and connect the city to Greater Noida. As per the DPRs, the City Centre-Sector 62 line is 6.6 km long with six stations and the City Centre-Greater Noida line is 29.07 km long with 22 stations.

Solving crimes the hi-tech way Open in new window
The Hindu
With the number of pending cases mounting at the only Forensic Science Laboratory, the government has roped in private players.

From far and wide, for the joy of giving Open in new window
The Hindu
Come October 2, a family will get a new home, vendors and passers-by will get a quick spoken English lesson and a handful of autorickshaw drivers will offer the elderly and children from NGOs a fr...

Donor heart gets to hospital in 8 minutes in Chennai Open in new window
The Hindu
In the early hours of Tuesday, the heart of a 22-year-old woman was transported over 14 kilometres, from Manapakkam to a hospital in Mogappair. The organ, which was brought through a green...

Secondary runway ops suspend Metro work near Chennai airport Open in new window
The Hindu
The construction is disrupted for two hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays when the main runway is shut for maintenance



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