Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Last Updated 17:10 IST 
Big Story

White tiger fatally mauls youth who fell inside its enclosure at Delhi zoo

White tiger at Delhi zoo corners a boy before killing him. (Source: TV grab)
A white tiger attacked and killed a youth who appeared to have jumped or fallen into its enclosure at the Delhi zoo. While zoo officials said the youth jumped inside the enclosure, eyewitneses said the railing of the tiger enclosure was 'very low' and speculated that the boy may have fallen inside. TV channels showed pictures of the youth cowering inside the enclosure with the tiger standing inches away.

Why US air strikes on ISIS in Syria is bad news for India

The assault could push up oil prices, fan inflation and dash hopes of lower borrowing rates ahead of the festival season just when the Indian economy is showing signs of clawing out of its deepest slump in 25 years. ISIS Timeline

Saradha scam
Sen met Roy and Adhikari before he escaped from Kolkata: Sen's driver

Sudipta Sen
Saradha group chairman, Sudipta Sen, held meetings with Trinamool Congress general secretary, Mukul Roy, and MP Subhendu Adhikari days before escaping from Kolkata in April 2013 when his chit fund empire was crumbling all around him, Sen's driver Arvind Singh Chauhan said on Tuesday.

Xi's advice to PLA not linked to 'war plans' with India: China

India China flag
China on Tuesday brushed aside comments linking President Xi Jinping’s Sunday statement urging Chinese armed forces to be ready for a “regional war” to a war with India, saying it was a “wild guess”.

Alliance 'intact', Sena to give 126 seats to BJP

Set for date with Mars, Mangalyaan in 'good health'

Siddaramaiah won't take a chopper ride with Modi

Asian Games 2014: Bindra bows out with a bronze

Ajit Singh bungalow row stalls Delhi traffic

Share chief ministership if we win: NCP to Cong

UP Muslims see hope in Modi’s ‘patriotism’ remark

Official masquerades as minister in Asian Games

Be ready for a regional war, Xi tells Chinese troops

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammo

more »

Step on the gas: What India must do for the planet

UN activists
Jairam Ramesh is right when he says that India should agree to phase out HFC — a powerful greenhouse gas. But he is wrong when he argues that the non-patented substitutes for this chemical are inflammable and therefore, not desirable.

A leader in place, Afghanistan is on the right track

Afghan President
The suspense over Afghanistan’s presidential elections is finally over. The two contenders have shown sagacity in working out a unity government which is just what Kabul needs now.
more »


Bigg Boss 8
Naseeruddin Shah: An exclusive video biography series
My India My Vote
Mars Mission: 1 day to go
MC Mary Kom - unboxed
Happiness is...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Liar's Dice is India's Oscar entry

Liar's Dice poster
The Film Federation of India has selected Geetu Mohandas' Liar Dice as India's official entry to the Oscars in the "Best foreign language film" category. The Hindi film won the National Award for Best Cinematography, and its lead actor Geetanjali Thapa won the National Award for Best Actress, earlier this year.

After UN speech, 'feminist' Emma Watson threatened by hackers

Emma Watson
Hackers have threatened to leak alleged nude photos of Harry Potter star Emma Watson following her gender equality speech at the UN Headquarters. Hackers said it was in retaliation to the feminist speech. 

Bigg Boss 8: Sukirti 'breaks' down in style as Upen flirts with Natasha

Sukirti Kandpal breaks down on Bigg Boss 8.
It's only the second day in the Bigg Boss 8 house, and we already have an inmate breaking down. TV actor Sukirti Kandpal, who was earlier seen flirting with model-actor Upen Patel, is apparently 'hurt' because he snapped at her! Don't miss Tuesday's episode.

I don’t want to be shouted at by Salman: Diandra Soares

Diandra Soares
After a stint in a few movies and reality shows, Diandra Soares is now one of the participants in the new season of controversial series Bigg Boss, hosted by Salman Khan. Just before her entry into the show, she tells us about her plans for the show, her career choices, and more.

Actor Veena Malik gives birth to son, names him Abram

Veena Ka Swayamwar
Pakistani actor Veena Malik gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday in the US. Her husband Asad Bashir Khan took to Twitter to share the image of the newborn.

How Abhishek kept his school going amid fear of riots

Abhishek Dalit Boy
The Class 8 student formed a group with fellow students at Kamaalpur in Meerut and convinced parents to continue sending their children for classes. Abhishek will be felicitated with the Meena Award on Wednesday.

Mamata, remember Delhi gangrape protests and beware of Jadavpur

When Trinamool Congress head Mamata Banerjee took over as West Bengal’s chief minister in 2012, the reigning theme was ‘poriborton’ (change). But two years down the line, Banerjee can hardly be called an agent of change.

S Africa's women and gay-friendly Open Mosque under fire after peaceful launch

Open Mosque

Against a global background of rising Islamist militancy a new mosque where gay people are welcome, Christians too, and women are treated equally to men has opened in Cape Town despite threats of violence.


Suresh Raina powers Chennai Super Kings to big win in CLT20

pic 3
Chennai Super Kings outbatted Dolphins for an 54-run victory, their first in the Champions League T20 tournament, on Monday in a Group A match in Bangalore that witnessed as many as 25 sixes, besides 35 boundaries.

Cricket teams trek to world's highest game on 'roof of Africa'

Heather Knight raises her arms on the second day of a trek up to Kilimanjaro. (AFP Photo)

Two teams are taking part in a gruelling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano, to play a full Twenty20 game in the ice-covered crater just below its rugged peak, at 5,785 metres (19,000 feet).

more »

2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar: Fifa's Zwanziger

Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football's governing body Fifa.

Ronaldinho scores first goal for Mexican club Queretaro

Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho scored his first goal for new club Queretaro when he converted a penalty early in the game to set them on their way to a 4-1 win at ten-man Guadalajara in the Mexican Apertura championship.
more »

Nadal out, Swiss great Federer to play in Bhupathi's tennis league

Swiss Roger Federer

The Mahesh Bhupathi-backed International Tennis Premier League is all set to rope in Swiss legend Roger Federer after fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal dropped out citing health reasons.

Somdev sets up Shenzen Open clash with Murray

Somdev Devvarman
India's singles star Somdev Devvarman set up a second round clash with two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray after battling past Chinese wild card Xin Gao in the ATP Shenzen Open in Shenzen on Monday.
more »


Philips to split off lighting business, form separate company

Philips said on Tuesday it would break its 120-year-old company in two, creating a stand-alone lighting business and merge consumer and healthcare divisions into a 15-billion euro business.

Sensex down 20 pts in early trade on global cues

Bombay Stock Exchange

Sensex declined over 20 points in early trade on Tuesday as funds and investors indulged in booking profits amid a weak trend overseas. The 30-share barometer, which had gained 116.32 points in the previous session, fell by 20.66 points, to 27,186.08 in early trade.

more »

Beware! Too much time at the gym can turn you into an alcoholic

gym Using smartphone technology, a fascinating study has found that that on days when people exercise more- typically Thursdays to Sundays- they also drink more alcohol too. Once that social weekend kicks off on Thursdays, physical activity increases and so does alcohol consumption.
more »
adventure sports

Finally spotlight on students’ safety

The Centre has called upon the apex body of higher education, the University Grants Commission (UGC), to frame guidelines to ensure safety of students in and off campuses across the country. These include special measures for women students, to fix accountability.

Here is how you can gear up for the CMAT

IIT studentsSurviving a few controversies over the last few years, the next edition of the Common Management Admission Test will be held from September 25-29, 2014.

At risk

paramedical training80% paramedics do not have basic training, with many unable to even insert a cannula in a patient, doctors tell Jeevan Prakash Sharma and Gauri Kohli in the concluding part of our series on paramedical education
more »

Facebook to introduce new advertising platform: Report

Facebook Inc is set to unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Samsung wants to replace your wallet with a watch

SamsungSamsung is planning yet another smartwatch to sit alongside the six it has already launched over the past 12 months. However, while its past efforts have been focused on fitness or replacing reliance on smartphones, this one wants to be a replacement for consumers' wallets.

iPhone opening weekend sales top 10 million: Apple

Apple iPhone 6Apple said on Monday it sold more than 10 million of its new iPhone models globally in the opening weekend of record sales of the bigger-screen version of its smartphone.
more »
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved