HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Probe against top cop for misbehaving with Maneka

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered an inquiry into a complaint filed by Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi against the Ghaziabad senior superintendent of police (SSP) for misbehaviour in July.

India issues visas to 30 Pak traders for Mumbai expo

In a fresh sign of engagement, India Tuesday cleared 30 visas for Pakistani businessmen scheduled to visit Mumbai for a trade exhibition ‘Made in Pakistan’ on August 31.

Doctors thrash 2 journalists at Jharkhand hospital

A group of junior doctors at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences beat up two journalists with sticks and iron rods on Monday night.

Infra firm staff arriving from Liberia Ebola free: govt

Three of the 29 passengers who landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport from Ebola-hit Liberia on Tuesday morning with cough and fever have been isolated for observation, officials said.

Mumbai: Lalu to undergo open heart surgery today

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was admitted to a Mumbai hospital on Monday, will require a cardiac surgery, doctors said on Tuesday.

Finmeccanica barred from future military contracts

India will not allow Finmeccanica to take part in future military tenders till further notice, but ongoing contracts with the Italian defence major will continue.

Reserve 80% DDA flats for Delhiites: BJP

Eighty percent of the flats to be allotted by the DDA should be reserved for the residents of the national capital, the state unit of the BJP said on Tuesday.

Sheila Dikshit resigns from Kerala governor's post

Sheila Dikshit announced on Tuesday that she had resigned from the post of the Kerala governor, becoming the seventh UPA-appointed governor to quit after being apparently nudged by the NDA government.

Cops deny threat to SRK, but increase security

After a firing incident at Bollywood producer Ali Morani's Juhu bungalow on Monday, reports emerged that underworld don Ravi Pujari had threatened actor Shah Rukh Khan. The police has dismissed the reports.

Maharashtra govt proposes Paraskar's suspension

In trouble for DIG Sunil Paraskar accused of raping a model, the Maharashtra home department has proposed his suspension.

Sena says bypoll results should be taken seriously

Shiv Sena in an editorial in its party mouthpeice Saamana has said that the BJP-Sena alliance in Maharashtra needs to take a lesson from the results of the Bihar Karnataka bypolls and get their act together if they want to win Maharashtra in the upcoming state polls.

J-K: Militant, jawan killed in separate encounters

A militant and a securityman were killed in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday.

Pakistani firing worst since 1971 war: BSF

The Border Security Force said on Tuesday that it was for the first time after the 1971 war that Pakistani troops were firing at Indian posts on such a massive scale.

Video of captured Russian soldiers released

Kiev's security services on Tuesday released video purporting to show captured Russian paratroopers confessing to entering Ukrainian territory in an armoured convoy.

Kerala govt tells hoteliers to shut bars within 15 days

Firming up plans to drastically reduce availability of liquor, the Congress-led UDF government decided on Tuesday to issue notices to hoteliers below the five-star category to shut their bars by September 12.

Sushma chairs session with Indian envoys

Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday chaired a brain storming session with 15 Indian heads of mission in South East and East Asia here to chart out the foreign policy initiatives to be undertaken in the strategically important region by the new BJP-led government.

Chabad centre reopens 6 years after Mumbai attacks

Rabbis from across Asia on Tuesday celebrated the reopening of a Jewish center targeted by rampaging Pakistani gunmen who stormed through Mumbai on a 60-hour killing spree in 2008.

Two ULFA(I) militants killed in Assam encounter

Two ULFA (independent)militants were killed in an encounter with the police in Goalpara district of Assam, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

Chinese satellite detects tunnels in N Korean border

Chinese police have detected dozens of cross-border tunnels with the help of a high definition satellite in troubled Muslim-majority Xinjiang province as well as northeast area bordering North Korea.

Haryana: Stalked, 2 teenage girls commit suicide

Upset over stalking, two teenager girls in the town have committed suicide by consuming soft drink laced with poisonous substance at a coaching centre on Monday. The victims were students of class 11th and 12th respectively in a local school here.

Top Bihar govt officer caught with his pants down

A deputy director in the industries department was found in a compromising position when the city police on Monday raided a salon located in S K Puri area and busted a sex racket going on there. A total of five persons, including the high-profile visitor, were arrested.

Textiles min, Flipkart join hands for weaver platform

Textiles Ministry today inkeda pact with homegrown e-retailing major Flipkart to provide an online marketing platform to handloom weavers across the country, an initiative to boost the handloom sector, empower the weavers and uplift manufacturing in the country.

Bihar: Lalu-Nitish win may make state polls exciting

The sudden braking of the BJP bandwagon in Bihar, after the impressive gains in the Lok Sabha polls, has raised quite a few eyebrows in Bihar and the states that will to go to the polls in the next one year.

UN chief stresses talks to resolve India-Pak issues

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts.

Coalgate: Cancellation order may put Rs 2 lakh-crore projects at stake

India’s top companies in key intermediate industries — power, steel and cement — are keeping their fingers crossed fearing cancellation of coal mines allotted to them years back. And the potential investments that may get affected could run into Rs 2 lakh crore.

Skipper Dhoni, BCCI heading towards spat?

Skipper MS Dhoni’s blunt statement on Sunday that under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher was still the 'boss' and will stay put until next year’s World Cup has left the cricket board in an awkward situation.

How Nehru influenced the making of Gandhi

Richard Attenborough had no study of Mahatma Gandhi to go by in 1959 when he had first decided to make the film on Gandhi and had approached Jawaharlal Nehru for some details.

Kalyan Singh may soon be named Rajasthan guv

The NDA government is likely to appoint former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh as the governor of Rajasthan, and pick BJP veterans for Raj Bhavan’s in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa.

Amit Shah says J-K needs nationalist govt

BJP president Amit Shah said on Monday that the party will form the next government in Jammu and Kashmir as this border state needs governance by the nationalist forces.

10 dead, 18 injured in MP temple stampede

The stampede occurred when a rope set up to control over two lakh devotees encircling the Kamtanath Pahad temple hill gave way. Devotees normally encircle the temple by rolling on the ground for the parikrama on Somavati Amavasya, a Hindu religious day.

SC leaves new wildlife board toothless, for now

In a jolt to the Narendra Modi government, the Supreme Court Monday restrained it from implementing any decisions taken by the newly constituted national board for wildlife (NBWL), which clears commercial projects in forest and wildlife areas.

No CBI chargesheet in Badaun case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has decided against filing its chargesheet within the 90-day time limit against the five men arrested in the alleged rape and murder of two minor girls in Badaun in May, since there was no evidence linking them to the crime for now.

Narendra Modi meets British deputy PM Clegg

Visiting British deputy premier Nick Clegg met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday in a bid to strengthen economic ties and bilateral relationship the two countries.

‘Foley beheading video was staged’

Footage of James Foley’s death at the hands of a British ISIS militant shocked the world when it went viral last week with President Barack Obama describing the terror group as a “cancer”.

Boy hangs self allegedly for not getting Aadhar card

An 11-year-old boy, studying in Class 6, on Monday allegedly committed suicide at his home at Diguva Kolaput village under Dumbriguda mandal area of the district.

'Depressed' man kills daughters; surrenders to cops

Depressed over marital discord, a 53-year-old man killed his two adult daughters, one of them mentally challenged, and later surrendered, police said here on Monday.

Premature to hear pleas on judges' bill: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment and the National Judicial Appointment Commission bill, saying they are 'premature' but allowed the petitioners to approach the court at a later stage.

TMC seeks alliances with regional secular parties

Trinamool Congress is exploring possibilities of forming alliances with regional secular parties in the poll-bound Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Haryana to take on “communal forces”, it leaders say.

'BJP brass pushing cadres to fuel tension in UP'

Openly accusing the BJP of plotting to malign SP’s image in UP, Akhilesh Yadav in an interview to HT said he had information that the saffron party brass is instructing cadres to cause trouble in the state.

Ukrainian forces battle armoured column from Russia

Kiev said its forces were battling an armoured column that crossed from Russia on Monday, as Moscow unveiled plans for a new aid convoy for  east Ukraine, ramping up tensions on the eve of talks on the conflict.

Centre seeks report on Jharkhand ‘love jihad’ case

The Centre on Monday sought a report from the Jharkhand government over the alleged conspiracy to convert a shooting champion to Islam by her husband through force, described by the saffron brigade as another instance of “love jihad”.

IB warns airports of Afghan men in leather jackets

Intelligence Bureau (IB) has warned security officials at Indian airports against a new threat, cautioning them to look out for passengers of Afghan-origin wearing leather jackets, which could be modified to carry explosives.

Is CM Chouhan to be blamed Bahoriband bypoll loss?

Bharatiya Janata Party has not lost much in the defeat to Congress on Bahoriband assembly seat as far as its overall standing in the state is concerned. But the result has given rise to the question whether it is not a pointer to the waning of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s popularity.

BJP has asked cadre to fan communal fire: UP CM

Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav in an interview to Hindustan Times says that he has information that BJP's top leadership has instructed the cadre in UP to look out for chances to create trouble wherever there is involvement of any two communities.

Govt to move quickly after SC final order on coal blocks: Coal minister Piyush Goyal

Coal and Power minister Piyush Goyal was talking to reporters after the Supreme Court declared illegal all coal block allocations between 1993 and 2010, saying these were done in an unfair, arbitrary and non-transparent manner. Coal block allocations from 1993 to 2010 illegal: SC

NSG commando held for alleged molestation attempt

A commando attached with the National Security Guards (NSG) has been arrested for allegedly trying to molest a woman co-passenger while travelling in the Kolkata-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.

Caution on sops to Andhra, Telangana: Jaya to PM

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday urged prime minister Narendra Modi to go slow on fiscal and economic benefits to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as they would make Tamil Nadu uncompetitive.

Shooter at US base didn't wound anyone: Pentagon

An active shooter has been reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia. Officials say the base has been put on lockdown and personnel there have been told to enact active shooter protocols.

Hundreds dead as ISIS seizes Syrian air base

Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said.

10 dead in Madhya Pradesh temple stampede

Ten pilgrims, including six women, were killed and more than 50 injured in a stampede at Kamtanath Pahad Temple in Satna district's Chitakoot early on Monday. Kamtanath Pahad Temple is about 80 km from Satna district headquarters on the MP-UP border.
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In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

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Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

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It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

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