24 dead in twin train accidents in Madhya Pradesh

05 Aug 2015 | 9:46 AM

HARDA (MP): At least 24 passengers, including 10 women and five children, were killed and 25 others injured when 12 coaches of two trains from Mumbai derailed in Harda in Madhya Pradesh and plunged into a swollen Machak river.

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Harda (MP), August 5

At least 24 passengers, including 10 women and five children, were killed and 25 others injured when 12 coaches of two trains from Mumbai derailed in Harda in Madhya Pradesh and plunged into a swollen Machak river.

"Twenty four bodies, including nine men, 10 women and five children, have been recovered so far from the mishap site between Khirkiya and Harda, about 160 km from Bhopal," Madhya Pradesh government spokesman Anupam Rajan told PTI.

The toll could further go up, he said.

Over 250 passengers have been rescued, a Railway official said.

Parties join Cong war against govt

Parties join Cong war against govt

05 Aug 2015 | 2:57 AM

NEW DELHI: A day after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended 25 Congress MPs for five days, party leaders led by president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and ex-PM Manmohan Singh protested outside Parliament.

Oppn absent, LS clears SC/ST Bill

Oppn absent, LS clears SC/ST Bill

05 Aug 2015 | 2:57 AM

NEW DELHI: With majority of the Opposition missing, the Lok Sabha today passed the historic Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities (PoA) Amendment Bill, 2014, to include a whole new range of offences in the currently existing category of crimes against these marginalised sections.

Accord won’t affect other N-E states: GuvNaga peace pact

Accord won’t affect other N-E states: Guv

05 Aug 2015 | 2:57 AM

GUWAHATI: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya today termed the peace accord with rebel group National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) a “historic landmark” saying territorial integrity of no state would be disturbed and all clauses of the pact were within the ambit of the Indian Constitution.

Govt keeps NSCN agreement under wraps

05 Aug 2015 | 2:57 AM

NEW DELHI: The Centre preferred to keep the details of the framework agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) under wraps amid questions about the exact nature of the accord that was announced here on Monday and whether it contains shades of what was hammered out three years ago.

500-ft tunnel dug to pilfer IOC refinery oil

500-ft tunnel dug to pilfer IOC refinery oil

05 Aug 2015 | 2:57 AM

BEGUMPUR (PANIPAT/KARNAL): Unidentified pilferers allegedly dug a 500-foot tunnel in Begumpur village near here to steal oil from the Mathura-Delhi-Ambala-Jalandhar pipeline of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).

Sirhind tense after murder of Hindu outfit leader

Sirhind tense after murder of Hindu outfit leader

05 Aug 2015 | 2:57 AM

SIRHIND: A day after the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti’s (ABHSS) Punjab president was killed allegedly by his security guard, communal tension gripped Sirhind town.

Haryana sacks women panel chief, vice-chief

05 Aug 2015 | 2:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki removed chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Haryana Commission for Women chairperson from their posts today.


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BJP passes resolution against ‘destructive, anti-progress’ Cong

BJP passes resolution against ‘destructive, anti-progress’ Cong

05 Aug 2015 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI: As the Rajya Sabha bore the brunt of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s Monday decision to suspend 25 Lok Sabha members of the Congress, supporting her decision the BJP today passed a resolution against the “destructive” Opposition party’s “obstructionist and anti-development” policies, which, it warned, would have “serious and long-term adverse consequences for the country”.

CITY FOCUS

Hold Mohali mayoral poll in 15 days, says High Court

05 Aug 2015 | 2:32 AM

CHANDIGARH: Directing the holding of the Mohali mayoral poll in 15 days, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that the Mayor’s seat would not be reserved for women this time.

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Police get Bhai Baldeep academy vacated

05 Aug 2015 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: Without possessing a court order, the Sultanpur Lodhi police today got the premises of Anad Foundation, a music academy, vacated. The academy was being run by AAP leader and legendary musician Bhai Baldeep Singh in the historical Qila Sarai of Kapurthala. Even though Bhai Baldeep claims to have permission to use two rooms, the police stacked all his musical instruments and other items outside the building.

Hold Mohali mayoral poll in 15 days: HC

05 Aug 2015 | 1:55 AM

Chandigarh: Directing the holding of the Mohali mayoral poll in 15 days, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that the Mayor’s seat would not be reserved for women this time.

Akalis tried to shift IIM to Bathinda: Joshi

05 Aug 2015 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to be set up in Manawala village, 15 km from Amritsar, is courting controversy even before the prestigious institute comes into existence.

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Khattar orders 97 vigilance probes during 9-month tenure

05 Aug 2015 | 12:49 AM

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is set to score a century of ordering vigilance inquiries during his nine-month rule bringing the role of over 60 officers, including IAS and HCS officers, under the scanner.

BJP trying to muzzle voice of democracy: Virbhadra

BJP trying to muzzle voice of democracy: Virbhadra

05 Aug 2015 | 1:03 AM

SOLAN: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said the BJP government was trying to muzzle the voice of democracy by suspending 25 Congress MPs from Parliament.

Pak shells 18 posts, villages; youth killed

Pak shells 18 posts, villages; youth killed

05 Aug 2015 | 1:30 AM

PARGWAL/KANACHAK: A youth was killed and four, including a BSF constable, injured as Pakistan attacked with 81-mm mortars — a battalion-level weapon, and opened automatic weapons’ fire on 18 Indian posts and several forward villages along the international border in Kanachak, Pargwal and RS Pura sectors of Jammu district.

MDDA partially razes building of sting CD whistleblower

MDDA partially razes building of sting CD whistleblower

05 Aug 2015 | 12:39 AM

DEHRADUN: The Mussoorie-Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) today partially demolished an under-construction three-storey building of Ashok Pandey, who has made the sting exposing the “shady” deals of the state government, at Tagore village, near here.

Tension in South China Sea overshadows ASEAN meet

Tension in South China Sea overshadows ASEAN meet

05 Aug 2015 | 12:41 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: China was on a diplomatic collision course with some of its neighbours and the United States over its controversial island-building, as regional security talks opened today in Kuala Lumpur.

RBI holds interest rates; turns bullish on growth

RBI holds interest rates; turns bullish on growth

05 Aug 2015 | 2:06 AM

MUMBAI: The RBI today left benchmark rates unchanged even as it turned bullish on the revival of the economy. The central bank said it was leaving the repo rate and the cash reserve ratio (CRR) unchanged at 7.25% and 4%, respectively.

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Ready for challenge: Vijay

05 Aug 2015 | 1:59 AM

COLOMBO: Skipper Virat Kohli's strategy to field five bowlers would put extra pressure on the batsmen, especially the openers.

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Sonowal wants BCCI under RTI, but there’s little reason to hope

05 Aug 2015 | 1:59 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said, again, that the Indian cricket board (BCCI) needs to be made accountable and transparent in its functioning, as according to the Supreme Court of India, it is a “public body”.

Looking for talent, PCB goes hi-tech

05 Aug 2015 | 1:59 AM

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has found a unique way to tap budding talent.

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