IANS Headlines:
  • Andhra Pradesh: Transport authorities conducted checking of school buses across Telangana in view of accident in Medak dist Thursday
  • Assam: Indefinite curfew lifted in Baksa dist where violence broke out after killing of a student leader in Mushalpur
  • Bihar: RJD legislator Raghvendra Pratap Singh says alliance between JD-U and RJD is not good for RJD
  • Chennai: CM announces various road and bridge projects across the state involving an outlay of around Rs2,325 crore
  • Delhi: DMRC shuts Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan stations til further notice due to protest by UPSC aspirants
  • Gujarat: Class 12 pass low income students to get aid of Rs2 lakh for technical education under Mukhyamantri Shishyavruti Yojna
  • Haryana: Maharshi Dayanand University holds counseling for admission to MA, MSc, MCom courses for academic year 2014-15 today
  • Himachal Pradesh: Govt to soon set up apple collection centre, processing unit at Lavan near Kingal in Kumarsain tehsil, say officials
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Thousands of devotees throng Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar on the occasion Jamat-ul-Vida
  • Karnataka: KEA invites applications by July 26 for admission to printing technology courses, dial 2225-8914 for details
  • Kerala: LDF stages dharna before secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram, asking Centre, Kerala to check hike in food item prices
  • Kolkata: Women inmates of a govt shelter home in Howrah rescued after they tried to escape complaining lack of basic amenities
  • Madhya Pradesh: Mining baron and Vyapam scam accused Sudhir Sharma surrendered before court in Bhopal today
  • Maharashtra: Government calls representatives of Dhankar community to discuss their demand of reservation under ST category
  • Mumbai: Mumbai court defers hearing in hit and run case involving actor Salman Khan till August 21 on the request of the actor
  • Northeast: Two persons injured in exchange of fire between Meghalaya police and GNLA militants in Bajengdoba this morning
  • Odisha: Maoists shot dead two persons in Badliguda village in Malkangiri dist today for not cooperating with them, say police
  • Punjab: Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal threatens to quit at a rally in Amritsar July 27 if Haryana SGPC Act is not withdrawn
  • Rajasthan: BJP president Amit Shah met MPs from Rajasthan in New Delhi today, CM was also present at the meeting
  • Tamil Nadu: CM announces various road and bridge projects across the state involving an outlay of around Rs2,325 crore
  • UP East: Family members of a widow, who was brutally murdered in Mohanlalganj in Lucknow, demand CBI probe in the case
  • UP West: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat today won the by-polls for the Dharchula assembly seat, say election officials
  • West Bengal: Women inmates of a govt shelter home in Howrah rescued after they tried to escape complaining lack of basic amenities
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India records highest social networking growth: Study  (4 minutes ago)
Bangalore, July 25 (IANS) More Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 percent in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer.

Militants kill cop in Kashmir (Lead)  (4 minutes ago)
Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) A constable of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, seriously injured when separatist guerrillas shot at him in the state's Anantnag district Friday, succumbed to his injuries in hospital, police said.

States callous in dealing with silicosis: NHRC (Lead)  (12 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission chairman K.G. Balakrishnan Friday expressed concern over the callousness of the states in dealing with the problems of people affected with silicosis.

Select right contractor: Delhi chief secretary to PWD  (14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Delhi chief secretary S.K. Srivastava Monday asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to choose "right contractors" to deliver work of international standards.

SC notice on plea against Centre's nod for sentence remission  (16 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the cental government on a plea by a Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict challenging the legal provision mandating the state government to take the Centre's prior consent before remitting the sentence of a convict whose offence was investigated and prosecuted by the CBI.

UN seeks Eid truce as Gaza toll hits 835 (Roundup)  (16 minutes ago)
Gaza/Cairo/Geneva, July 25 (IANS) The toll in the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip has escalated to 835, with more than 5,300 injured, officials said Friday even as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Fitr.

Indian-origin doctor indicted for running illegal prescription racket  (18 minutes ago)
Washington, July 25 (IANS) A court in the US has indicted an Indian-origin doctor of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of one patient and harming the health of many others, media reported.

India shuttlers thrash Kenya 5-0, top group  (20 minutes ago)
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) After thrashing Ghana and Uganda with the exact scoreline of 5-0 Thursday, Indian shuttlers whitewashed Kenya in their final Pool B match of the Mixed Team event to top the group at the Commonwealth Games here Friday.

Two top security officials gunned down in Egypt  (24 minutes ago)
Cairo, July 25 (IANS) Two senior Egyptian security officials were killed in an armed attack by gunmen Friday in Sheikh Zuweid city of the restive North Sinai province bordering Israel, a security source said.

Three Palestinians killed in West Bank violence  (24 minutes ago)
Nablus (West Bank) July 25 (IANS) Three Palestinians were killed and several others wounded Friday in clashes in the West Bank with Israeli soldiers and settlers, officials and witnesses said.

CBI arrests man for stealing Microsoft product keys  (20:56)
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) The CBI has arrested a man here for stealing product keys of various Microsoft products and cheating unsuspecting consumers by selling them online while causing a loss to the software major, the agency said Friday.

Congress not entitled to leader of opposition post: AG  (20:50)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) In a setback to Congress' desire to have its leader in the Lok Sabha being given the leader of opposition status, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has held the party cannot get the recognition as its numbers are less than one tenth of the total strength of parliament's lower house.

Teacher held for roughing up minor student in Bengal  (20:44)
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) A school teacher in West Bengal's Howrah district was detained Friday for allegedly thrashing a class 8 student caught talking during class, even as several incidents of corporal punishment were reported from the state.

Court no to any action on Bhatkal's Ramadan fast plea  (20:42)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A court here refused to take any action on a plea filed by Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal seeking proper food in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, saying that he is a high security prisoner and is under regular vigil.

Coal block scam: Special public prosecutor, judge appointed (Lead)  (20:40)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) On the lines of the 2G scam case, the Supreme Court Friday appointed senior counsel R.S. Cheema as the special public prosecutor in the case relating to alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks before a special CBI judge.

Himachal may bar university teachers from politics  (20:30)
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday said the state may bar teachers of Himachal Pradesh University here from taking part in active politics and contesting elections.

SC notice on hiking acid attack victims' compensation  (20:28)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central and state governments and union territory administrations on a plea seeking enhancement of compensation to acid attack victims from the existing Rs.3 lakh to Rs.10 lakh coupled with free medical treatment that involves a series of surgeries.

Chautalas' bail extended till Aug 1  (20:28)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday extended, till Aug 1, the interim bail of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala, sentenced to ten years imprisonment in the teachers recruitment scam.

Centre to promote medical tourism  (20:26)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The union tourism ministry has finalised fresh guidelines to promote the "untapped" market in medical tourism, an official said here Friday.

Sushma Swaraj in Kathmandu, says Nepal high priority (Lead)  (20:26)
By Anil Giri
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawarj arrived in Kathmandu Friday evening on a three-day official visit during which she will co-chair the third meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission.

VLCC celebrates 25 years with new outlet in Delhi  (20:22)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) VLCC has completed 25 years in the wellness industry and to celebrate the landmark, formally opened its latest slimming beauty and fitness centre here.

Muslims in Maharashtra hold protest against Israel  (20:22)
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Muslims across Maharashtra held protests, after offering Friday prayers, against Israel for its offensive in Palestine, which has claimed hundreds of lives.

SC looks at facilities for Sahara chief for property sale (Lead)  (20:22)
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the Delhi government to examine what facilities it could extend to Sahara chief Subrata Roy and two other Sahara directors in Tihar jail complex, without compromising security, to facilitate negotiations for the sale of the group's properties located in India and abroad

CWG: Bindra ends his Commonwealth Games journey with gold (Lead)  (20:20)
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's golden boy Abhinav Bindra finished off his Commonwealth Games journey with his maiden singles gold medal while his compatriot Ravi Kumar unfortunately missed out on a bronze medal in a shoot-off in the final of the men's 10m air rifle event at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Friday.

India's two Gazas: One in parliament, another at UN (Comment: Special to IANS)  (20:08)
By Saeed Naqvi
Sushma Swaraj's statement on Palestine in the Rajya Sabha so pleased Jerusalem that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman thanked her that evening over the telephone. But the goodwill thus generated was fading by Wednesday when New Delhi, having changed its mind, voted with the resolution at the UN "condemning Israel for disproportionate use of force in Gaza".

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