UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi express total confidence in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh even as they prepare for the 2014 elections, in a bizzare incident, a man is hacked to death by two men in London near a military barack, Bollywood actor Shyan Munshi and ballistic expert PS Manocha were slapped with perjury charges by the Delhi high court on Wednesday and Dara Singh's son Vindoo spills the beans of the bollywood and bookies nexus during interogation over the T20 spot-fixing. Here are some of the most read stories on hindustantimes.com
Obama, as is often said, will always be more popular than his policies. It is impossible not to pay attention to what he says; he’s still viewed as the well-meaning guy who broke some real barriers to get where he did. Zia Haq
writes. Mind's I
The Delhi gangrape case in 2012 will go down in India’s history for dramatically changing anti-rape laws. Discussion on child sexual abuse on Aamir’s reality show made many open up. Sneha Agrawal
reports. Setting a precedent
Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt is back in jail and spends a night at Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail after surrendering before the TADA court, Ankeet Chavan of the Rajasthan Royals broke down upon interrogation by the Delhi Police and confesses to involvement in cricket spot fixing scam, a teenaged girl succumbs to her injuries after she was raped and set ablaze by three men in Ballia village in UP and the results of the civil services examination is made public by the UPSC for the first time. Here are some of the most read stories on HT
I sometimes wonder what the right path is in a democratic set-up. Of course decentralisation of power is said to be the best option. Can we say so when the regional satraps turn autocrat? Sunita Aron
writes. Kurakani in Kathmandu
No relief for bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt as the Supreme Court rejects the plea by film producer for more time for him to surrender in the 1993 Mumbai blast case, Pakistan's anti-terrorism court extends former president Musharraf's house arrest over Benazir Bhutto's killings, singer Miley Cyrus says hat Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez fans wish terrible things for her on a daily basis and the annual rush to the hills by villagers keen to harvest a rare aphrodisiac fungus dubbed 'Himalayan Viagra' has emptied rural schools in Nepal. Here are some of the most read stories on HT.
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh attacks the Supreme Court and asks whether it's remark on CBI and IB 'belittling', Gujarat chief minister while addressing the Indian diaspora says that the UPA governance has broken their promise to Indians, Pakistan's election of Nawaz Sharif as the new prime minister sets the ball rolling for a hopefully better ties between Indian and Pakistan and bollywood actor Chitrangada Singh rubbishes the rumours of her divorce with husband golfer Jyoti Randhawa! Here are some of the most read stories on hindustantimes.com.
Manmohan betters Indira record in changing railway ministers, 19-yr-old student commits suicide, IITian quits Hollywood job to design 'suitcase lab' and skills don't match jobs in India's new work profile were most read on the website. Read on for more...
Defence minister AK Antony commissioned the navy’s first squadron of Russia-built MiG-29K maritime fighters, the new Nokia Asha 501, which was launched on Thursday, will give 48 days of battery life on 2G networks while on standby, according to Nokia, Writer-directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK deliver what their zany promos promised, but only for half the film. Here are some of the most read stories on the site.
With investigations into the railway bribery scam indicating the kingpins may have operated right under his nose, Pawan Kumar Bansal’s position as railways minister looked increasingly untenable on Thursday night, Information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari today visited Bollywood actor Pran and honoured him with Dadasaheb Phalke award, rescue workers in Bangladesh said on Friday they found a female survivor buried amid the wreckage of a garment factory building that collapsed 17 days ago and killed more than 1,000.
One of the more curious global developments today is the closing, if you wish, of the British mind to immigration. Anti-immigration is now part of the policy platform of all the major political parties, though arguably strongest with the Conservatives. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
writes. Dabs & Jabs
The Karnataka assembly election outcome for the Bharatiya Janata Party would not have been so dismal had its leadership drawn a leaf from Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political acumen and persisted with its old war horses. Pankaj Vohra
writes. Hutong Cat
The man definitely has a golden heart. And again this was at display recently when he sent 2500 tankers to drought hit areas of Maharashtra. This reminded me of the disgusting comment powerful minister Ajit Pawar had made sometime back. Sunita Aron
writes. Kurakani in Kathmandu
The Congress cannot rest on its oars in Karnataka even if it gets, as predicted by several exit polls, a clear majority in the state assembly. Its real test will be in the Lok Sabha polls when the electorate will vote for the next government at the Centre. Vinod Sharma
No part of Gandhi's life has escaped scholarly attention in a corpus of a little over a century. Literature on him is abundant. Two lines, in my opinion, stand out as the profoundest words ever spoken on the Mahatma. Zia Haq
writes. Mind’s I