Thursday, July 24, 2014

Current Affairs 24 July, 2014

Current Affairs 24 July, 2014 : Natwar Singh's book to spill Congress secrets?, However, Congressmen are hopeful that it may not be a "kiss and tell" affair.

Probe panels have no power of contempt, SC says

At UN rights panel, India takes a pro-Palestine stand

Austere Congress pools in money to host iftaar

'Army prepared to respond to intrusions'

Congress says govt insulting collegium

Congress moves SC over foreign funds

In Kerala, Ramzan dates leave bitter taste

Sushma Swaraj turns table on Congress for its Narendra Modi barb

'SC must hear voice of victims' relatives in Rajiv Gandhi case'

Mausam to link 10 Gujarat sites to Indian Ocean world

SC's contempt notice sent to Giriraj Kishore didn't reach him in 20 years

No advocate clean enough to be judge?

SC feels slighted, snaps at Centre on tax tribunal

BJP, AIADMK want Manmohan Singh to come clean on judge row

Natwar Singh's book to spill Congress secrets?

Budget faces opposition flak in Rajya Sabha, Congress calls it 'uninspiring' : "Even if Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh come on this earth, they will not be able to fulfill the dreams sold to Indians by this government," Congress member and former Union minister Anand Sharma said.

Why isn't there a police case against Tapas Pal, HC asks Bengal govt : Calcutta high court reprimanded Trinamool Congress actor-MP Tapas Pal's counsel on Wednesday for trying to downplay the lawmaker's shameful rape speech as an "emotional outburst" and for asking the court to pardon him because he had sought a public apology.

Maharastra politicians wanted IRCTC out of Sadan menu for not serving state delicacies : The Maharastra Sadan incident in which a Shiv Sena MP was reportedly shown force-feeding a fasting Muslim employee is being seen as a manifestation of attempts by a section of the state politicians to bring in a Maratha contractor by replacing IRCTC, a railway PSU which run the catering service in the state's guest house.

Muslims in India should unite against subjugation: Hafiz Saeed : Reacting to the Maharashtra Sadan incident where Shiv Sena MPs force-fed a staffer fasting for Ramzan, Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed on Wednesday termed it an "attack on Muslim values" and called for Indian Muslims to "stand up, organize & unite against subjugation".

Congress offers muted reaction to Maharashtra Sadan fracas
Congress on Wednesday played down allegations that Shiv Sena MPs forced a Muslim worker at Maharashtra Sadan to break his fast.

CM does balancing act on Maharashtra Sadan fracas
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. The inquiry will be conducted by chief secretary J S Saharia, who is incidentally retiring on July 31.

India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to meet on August 25
After the decision to invite Nawaz Sharif for PM Narendra Modi's swearing in, his government on Wednesday pulled another rabbit out of its hat as it confirmed a meeting between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan next month.

I have no plan to talk with Lalu: Nitish
Former CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday denied the reports that he was going to Delhi to have talks with RJD boss Lalu Prasad.

Bhubaneswar Rajdhani's pilot loco derails as Maoists trigger blast : Like previous such ?blasts', the Maoists timed it to coincide with the movement of prestigious Rajdhani Express, apparently to get more publicity.

Alert in Jharkhand after blast in Gaya station
Jharkhand police have sounded high alert in all railway tracks here after Maoists blasted a portion of a such a track in Gaya district of Bihar.

In a Syrian city, ISIS puts its vision into practice
Long before extremists rolled through Iraq and seized a large piece of territory, the group known as ISIS took over most of Raqqa Province, home to about a million people, and established a headquarters in its capital.

Hamas rejects Gaza truce unless blockade lifted
Hamas today rejected a ceasefire to end 16 days of deadly fighting with Israel unless the blockade on the Gaza Strip is lifted, its chief Khaled Meshaal said in Doha.

Rebels shoot down two Ukrainian jets near MH17 site

Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

US calls for truce in Gaza as toll rises to 657

26/11 trial in Pak adjourned for 7th time in a row

Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

Crash kills US teenager pilot seeking world record

5 absolutely stunning homes that are less than 1,000 square 

No link to Russian govt in plane downing: US

Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose

Peaches Geldof, British television presenter, died of heroin overdose

Tennis match could be an unlikely martyr in tiff between Russia and west

British MP says he would fire rocket at Israelis from Gaza

NRI economist sets up Gandhi statue trust in UK

NRI scientists express willingness to work in India: Government

NRI to pay wife for causing her job loss

$320 monthly salary for Indian maids in Saudi Arabia

Millionaire beggar nabbed in Saudi Arabia

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