What would you do at the top of the world? If you are Namairakpam Chingkheinganba, you will probably break down and cry. That’s what this young Everest conqueror did last month when he reached the peak of Mount Everest May 18. Utpal Parashar and Sobhapati Samom write.
The audacious attack by Naxalites on May 25 which took the lives of 28 people has brought the spotlight back on a three-decade old internal conflict. Between the Naxals and the State, it’s the local tribals who suffer. Ejaz Kaiser
, Prasad Nichenametla
and Aloke Tikku
BCCI president N Srinivasan's adamant stand of sticking to the post of BCCI president despite the damaging scam last night prompted board treasurer Ajay Shirke and secretary Sanjay Jagdale to resign in protest.
Concerned about Test matches being "postponed" to accommodate other formats, the ICC Cricket Committee has recommended that a team's failure to play a minimum number of five-day games over a four-year period should lead to the withdrawal of its Test status.
At an important speech last Thursday since winning a second term, Obama ran into a heckler. Yet again. Twice, Obama managed to quiet the woman, as he pleaded her to let him finish. Benjamin yielded. Zia Haq
writes. Mind's I
| Dabs & Jabs
Watching Indian television news now-days can be a frustrating affair and it had become more painful in the last one week since T20 betting saga broke. It appears that nothing else is happening in India except investigation into spot-fixing in the T20 matches. Chetan Chauhan
writes. Tailor Talk
| Dabs & Jabs
Asad Rauf leaves India, Srikanth Sri Srinivasan's nomination as US judge, Rahul Dravid hints at retiring from T20 League and Sarit Ray's review: Ishkq in Paris were most read on the website. Listed are the stories.
Our television news networks have often been criticised for sensationalism, frenzied debates and biased reportage. Their policies of self-regulation don’t seem to be working either. A close look at India’s TV news industry. By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui.
As the faithful followers of cricket lurch from one betrayal to the other, N Srinivasan shows no signs of coming to their succour; Rahul Gandhi promised to be tougher than his mother in dealing with factionalism and indiscipline; imagine a device that can create a gun for $25; we wonder if mushy love is back in Bollywood.
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.