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Raghuram G Rajan takes over as RBI Governor next month; Five Indian soldiers were killed by the Pak army on the LoC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


New Delhi: Hit by yet another suicide bomb attack on its mission in Jalalabad, India says "terror machines" that operate from "beyond the borders" was the main threat to the security of Afghanistan and refused to be deterred from its commitment to assist the war-torn country.


Leh/New Delhi: Amid a spate of incursions by China in Ladakh, its troops are also resorting to tactics like preventing Indian Army from patrolling posts in this sector along the border which was well within India's territory.


New Delhi: The Green Tribunal banned mining or removal of sand from river beds across the country without an environmental clearance amid the uproar over suspension of an IAS officer who had cracked down on sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi/Lucknow: Hardening its stand on the IAS officer's suspension issue, a defiant Samajwadi Party(SP) says erring officers will be punished and Centre can withdraw all IAS officers from Uttar Pradesh which can function without them.

New Delhi: Confrontation between the Centre and UP government over Durga Sakthi Nagpal intenfied with SP threatening to seek withdrawal of all IAS officers from the state after the Union govt suggested that it could step in if the suspended official writes to it directly.


New Delhi: Forty-two terror training camps are operating in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and nearly 270 terrorists have entered into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border through LoC in the last three years, government says.

New Delhi: In the wake of increased attempts by Pakistan's ISI to spoof calls, Union Home Ministry has asked Department of Telecom to set up a technical committee for finding a solution to the menace in a "time-bound-manner".

New Delhi: When noted economist Raghuram G Rajan takes over as RBI Governor next month, he will be among the youngest to occupy the high chair at the central bank. Rajan, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, will be 50 years and six months old when he takes over as the 23rd Governor on September 5.


New Delhi/Lucknow: Amid the raging controversy over the IAS officer's suspension issue, Centre constituted a three- member panel to probe allegations of illegal sand mining in Gautam Budh Nagar district in UP.

New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tonight rubbished as "mischievous" the reports that a statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers on the LoC was changed at its behest.

New Delhi: The government today introduced the landmark Food Security Bill in Lok Sabha which, when passed, will replace an Ordinance and will give the country's two-third population right to highly subsidised foodgrains.


Patna/Kolhapur: Amid heart-rending scenes, the mortal remains of five army jawans killed by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control were consigned to flames with full military honours in their respective villages in Bihar and Maharashtra.

New Delhi: Under sustained attack from the Opposition over his statement on the killing of five soldiers in Poonch sector, Defence Minister A K Antony retracted from it and squarely blamed the Pakistan Army for the "brutal" act.

Darjeeling: A Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporter attempted self-immolation in Darjeeling as the indefinite bandh by the GJM for a separate Gorkhaland entered the sixth day, even as the West Bengal government says it would follow court orders strictly to maintain normalcy.


New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh has pulled up the commanders of formations deployed in Poonch sector of Line of Control in the wake of two major raids by the Pakistan Army special troops in Indian territory in the last eight months.

New Delhi: Security has been beefed up in the capital following inputs from central security agencies that Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba terror group may attempt to attack markets or places of strategic importance.

Jammu: Clashes between two communities left two people dead and at least 20 injured in Kishtwar district where curfew was clamped and Army called in to assist the local administration in maintaining law and order.

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First Published: Sat, August 10 2013. 15:07 IST