Thursday, February 7, 2013

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India, UK armies to hold joint exercise in April

Great Britain's minster for defence equipment, support and technology, Philip Dune, said on Thursday that a detachment of British army will come to India in April for a joint exercise with the Indian army.

Suryanelli sex scandal: 17-year-old Kerala rape haunts Congress

A day after an AICC spokesperson said the Congress high command will look into the allegations against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien in the Suryanelli sex scandal , the victim's mother sent a letter to Sonia Gandhi, seeking her intervention for an impartial probe.

Unmanned aerial vehicle base to be shifted to closer to Red corridor in Bhilai

The government has decided to move unmanned aerial vehicle base for anti-Naxal operations from Hyderabad to Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, closer to the red corridor where security forces are engaged in a bloody battle with the Left Wing Extremists.

Cauvery water row: Karnataka in no hurry to release water to Tamil Nadu

Karnataka on Thursday made it clear that it is in no hurry to release 2.44 tmcft of water to Tamil Nadu on the Supreme Court's directive. With the Cauvery basin reservoirs reaching alarmingly low levels, the Shettar government has decided to take the legal route in handling the court order.

Manish Tewari seeks digital volunteers to spread messages across social media

Scaling up its social media presence, the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has appealed to citizens to become their `digital volunteers' to help in disseminate its messages on social media platforms.

NSG emulates US Navy Seals, goes hi-tech

With 26/11 attacks seriously exposing technological disadvantages that our security forces are faced with, the National Security Guards is on a modernization spree buying Taser guns and creating super commandoes on the lines of US Navy seals.

Suryanelli rape case: Kurien blames it on his rivals

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien said there was no case or inquiry pending against him in the Suryanelli rape, adding that he had been cleared twice by the Supreme Court in what was a motivated charge leveled by his political rivals.

Kurien points to SC all-clear as Cong awaits legal opinion

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien said there was no case or inquiry pending against him in the Suryanelli rape, adding that he had been cleared twice by the Supreme Court in what was a motivated charge leveled by his political rivals.

Salman Khurshid visits Antarctica

Foreign minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday visited Antarctica during his visit to Chile, becoming the first Union minister to visit the planet's southernmost continent after Pranab Mukherjee, who had travelled to the region as defence minister in 2005.

Avalanche threat: High alert in HP tribal areas

Despite Thursday dawning bright and clear, high alert has been sounded in tribal areas of Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti and Pangi as avalanche threat heightened due to heavy snowfall during the past few days.

3 schoolkids among 7 killed in road accidents in Haryana

Seven persons lost their lives in accidents in Sirsa and Hisar in the last 48 hours.

10-year term for raping 5-year-old

A court in Yamunanagar sentenced a man to 10 years of imprisonment for raping a 5-year-old girl.

Nanded police book Pravin Togadia for hate speech

The Nanded police on Thursday booked Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia under various sections of the IPC for allegedly delivering a hate speech at Bhokar town in the district last month.

Uttarakhand govt appoints new minority commission chief

Narinder Jeet Singh Bindra, a 55-year-old Congress leader, took over as the new chairman of the Uttarakhand Minorities Commission on Thursday.

Karnataka leader seeks protection from CM

Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) founder president Padmanabha Prasanna Kumar has sought political asylum in Tamil Nadu claiming that he and his family members face threats to their lives from former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who is heading the party now.

Kashmiri lawyer to move HC against cleric, who issued fatwa against all-girl band

A Srinagar-based human rights lawyer plans to move the Jammu & Kashmir high court against the controversial cleric, whose unsolicited `fatwa' forced the Valley's all-girl band to quit earlier this week.

EC removes Meghalaya DGP after complaints

The Election Commission of India on Thursday removed Meghalaya DGP Kulbir Krishan from his post.

Help resolve Cauvery row, Rajnath tells Centre

BJP president Rajnath Singh on Thursday urged the Centre to bring chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to the negotiating table to resolve the Cauvery issue amicably.

Muslim convert can't get backward class status, rules Madras high court

A converted Muslim woman's claim to be considered as a backward class candidate for a government job has been rejected by the Madras high court.

Rahul Gandhi says Akhilesh has failed UP on development

On his first visit to his parliamentary constituency since becoming Congress vice-president, Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi blamed the Akhilesh Yadav government for failing to put Uttar Pradesh on the path of development and generating enough job opportunities for the youth.

Will not release those convicted of rape before their term is over, Punjab govt to HC

Punjab government on Thursday told the Punjab and Haryana high court that won't release rape convicts before the completion of their prison terms.

BJP leaders should follow Rajnath's dip and wash away their sins: Congress

Congress on Thursday chided BJP president Rajnath Singh for taking a dip in the Sangam at Kumbh, saying his colleagues should follow him to the river that washes away people's sins.

Child rights body's new unit to monitor sexual abuse cases

Child rights body is readying to set up a unit to monitor sexual offence cases involving children. The sexual offence monitoring division at the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights is expected to function from April.

Army to have armed choppers for Rajasthan deserts

The Army is set to get its first lot of armed helicopters 'Rudra'. The indigenously produced armed helicopter 'Rudra' has been accorded the initial operational clearance.

Of 238 given cover in Gujarat, 71 from judiciary

Gujarat on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the state provided security to 238 persons of which 71 were high court judges, retired judges and other judicial officers even as the top court pulled up states for failing to provide details of personnel engaged in protecting VVIPs and the cost involved.

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