Advertisement
Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times Monday, December 22, 2014 | Last Updated 17:51 IST 

Failure of spy agencies in three countries resulted in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Report

26/11 Mumbai attacks memorial
In a glaring intelligence failure, spy agencies in the US, Britain and India failed to join the dots gathered during high-tech surveillance which could have averted the 26/11 attacks, an investigative report said.

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: Officials

Peshawar, Pakistan
Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following the Peshawar school massacre.

Conversion row rocks Parliament, Oppn wants PM Modi's statement

Kerala conversion

Opposition parties disrupted both Houses of Parliament Monday, demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on alleged religious conversions by VHP and other saffron organisations.

China condemns Sony cyberattack, but doesn't mention North Korea

The Interview
China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it  stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to US calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault.

GoAir offers 17L discounted tickets in flash sale

Dense fog envelops Delhi; flights, trains disrupted

Nitish, Mulayam, Lalu share dais; slam PM Modi

Pak: Appeal against bail order for Lakhvi delayed

UN panel calls Hafiz Saeed 'sahib'; India objects

Killer of 2 New York cops had long criminal history

Kerala: Maoists attack forest offices, KFC outlet

Oil prices up in Asia on year-end short-covering

Markets to remain volatile, 2015 outlook positive

more »

Tribal malnutrition: India’s hidden epidemic

Laxmi (6) is among hundreds of children dispaced
Despite constitutional protection, positive discrimination policies and earmarked budgets, India’s 104 million tribal people remain among the poorest and most nutritionally deprived social groups.

Parliament winter session: More pluses than minuses

Lok Sabha
While there are many positives to take from the winter session of the Parliament, Prime Minister Modi's silence on the conversion issue despite the Opposition asking for one, is unfortunate.
more »

Multimedia

In pics: Taliban militants massacre children in Pakistan school
Bigg Boss 8
Assembly elections 2014
Bye bye wedding cliches. Hello 'wedding of my dreams'.
Wake Up India
Clean My Mumbai

I thought he was a friend, but he raped me: Delhi medical student

Wake up India
She tells HT: 'I knew my rapist; we had met through my friends in the medical college where I was doing my PhD. I still haven’t told my parents but people in my college know. They ostracise me because no one wants to be involved in something as messy as rape.'

Why #BoycottPK makes no sense at all

Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput
Irrespective of whether you have or haven't yet watched Aamir Khan's PK, chances are that you may have already got a taste of the raucous emotions the film has generated. We don't know which side of the #BoycottPK divide you've chosen, but a closer look at the issue will make you realise it is a non-starter right from the word go.

Rs. 50 cr in two days: Will PK break Happy New Year's BO record?

Aamir Khan in a PK poster.
Aamir Khan-starrer PK has minted over Rs. 50 crore in two days in the domestic market, and trade experts expect it do 'steady' business in coming days. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film released on December 19.

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the 'last mile'

Asian Tsunami
For millions in coastal areas, warnings don't always get through, thanks to bureaucratic confusion and geography. In the most vulnerable areas, infrastructure is wanting, and many lack the basic knowledge to keep themselves safe from the deadly waves.

I was worried about what my mother will say: Gautam on his kiss with Diandra

Gautam Gulati, Diandra Soares
Speaking at the press conference that was organised inside the Bigg Boss house this weekend, Gautam Gulati said he was scared to admit the relationship because he was worried about his mother's reaction.

Those who kill in the name of religion have not read the holy book: Salman Khan

Salman Khan
Salman Khan usually uses social media to post mundane messages or promote films. However, on Saturday (December 13), the star seemed to be in the mood to share serious thoughts with his fans.

Flying back on course: The inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet

A350 Airbus
Next month, the A350 will start competing with the 787 in the skies, having garnered 778 orders against 1,055 for the 787. It's decade-long journey from half-hearted tinkering to an all-new family of jets highlights a chess game still being played out as Airbus and Boeing battle each other in the wide-body market.

Video: BJP leader, aides caught on camera thrashing pvt company staff

 Gagnendra Singh
BJP leader and Satna district panchayat president Gagnendra Singh and his supporters allegedly thrashed five employees working at a major private vehicle manufacturing company's shop at Satna in MP.
more»
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
 

Sachin Tendulkar named ambassador for 2015 World Cup

Sachin Tendulkar
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who is the all-time leading run-getter in World Cup history, was today named the event's ambassador for the second successive edition.

Nathan Lyon contradicts Dhoni, lauds umpires for good job

Nathan Lyon
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing cricket Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a 'pretty good job'.
more »

Real Madrid win, but Club World Cup debate is on

Sergio Busquets
Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week.

A private homecoming for Atletico de Kolkata boys

Fikru Teferra Atletico de Kolkata Mumbai City FC ISL Indian Super League
When it comes to welcoming heroes, this city never fails to pull out all stops. Be it the thousands of people running along the bus that carried El Diego or the night vigil at the airport to get a glimpse of Lionel Messi.
more »

Sania and I have a strong relationship: Shoaib Malik

Sania Mirza Roger Federer IPTL Delhi Indian Aces
Pakistan cricket's senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik insists that he is having a happy married life with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and that there are no differences or problems between the couple.

Yearender: Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

Djokovic kisses trophy
Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.
more »

cities

Sensex extends gains, up 87 points in early trade

Bombay Stock Exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 87 points in early trade on Monday on mild buying by funds and investors amid robust global trends coupled with positive domestic sentiments after the introduction of GST Bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Aviation industry grows but bleeding airlines on the verge of collapse

IndiGo Airlines
The combined losses of all carriers over the last seven years add up to more than Rs. 60,000 crore. And the future doesn’t look very rosy: analysts estimate that heavy losses will continue.
more »

Fiat's Abarth 595 Competizione reviewed

Fiat's Abarth 595 Competizione reviewedAbarth 595 Competizione – the name boldly implies that it has a lot more zing than the 500 Abarth we drove in 2012 or the Nuovo 500 of 2008.

Volkswagen's new Passat reviewed

Volkswagen's new Passat reviewedBig, very comfortable, luxuriously equipped and seriously capable, the Passat is a car that has been getting progressively more successful with every generation. The new, eighth-generation car is now one of the most successful Volkswagens around and is a car that is even more luxurious than the one it replaces.
Students

Why is a regulator needed?

Delay in enacting The Distance Education Council of India Bill 2014 could jeopardise the future of lakhs of students

School students released a charter of demands

SSC studentsGive school students the power to speak up they should be helping the government make policies on health and wellbeing. Every state should have a student speaker to interact with parliamentarians and other policy-makers on issues affecting children.

Social messages conveyed creatively through art

Gopi Birla MemorialThe 3rd International Life Skills, Values, Gender, School Health & Wellbeing Summit hosted a vibrant mix of stalls on diverse issues. Delhi Public School, Mathura had made creative posters on anti-bullying. GG International School, Vallabhnagar, Pune, promoted the value of creative skills at their stall.
more »
Moto X

Motorola launches 32GB Moto X for Rs. 32,999

Devices maker Motorola Mobility has launched the 32GB variant of the second generation of its Moto X handset, priced at Rs. 32,999.

Teenagers are leaving Facebook: Survey

FacebookFacebook is less popular among teenagers than last year, says a survey, adding that 88% of teenagers now use the social network against 94% last year.

Truecaller to set up R&D centre in India

Truecaller, a collaborative phone directoryPhone directory app Truecaller, which has nearly half of its 100 million users in India, will expand its base in the country with a research and development (R&D)centre and more marketing personnel.
more »
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved
visit our new beta site beta.hindustantimes.com