HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014


INLD Nuh candidate Zakir Hussain gets EC notice for riding elephant

INLD’s Nuh candidate Zakir Hussain allegedly rode an elephant during his nomination process on Friday, violating the election code of conduct. The election commission (EC) issued the leader a notice after an animal rights activist alleged that Hussain rode on an elephant to the returning officer’s office to file his nomination.

Asian Games 2014: wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt bags gold, takes India to top-10

Star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt notched up India's fourth gold medal, while Khushbir Kaur became the first woman from the country to win a medal in 20km Race Walking by clinching a silver as India shot up to ninth in overall standings.

Urge to splurge, not militancy to blame for Punjab's debt crisis

Punjab's "colossal" debt is a legacy of its successive governments' urge to splurge. The Rs 1.03 lakh crore bailout that the Parkash Singh Badal government is seeking from the "friendly" Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

I wanted to be a tap dancer: Ruskin Bond

That the 80-year-old is a favourite childrens' author is a fact universally known. But did you know that Bond is not too fond of pets; that his grandma was a strict Victorian, or that he wishes he had at least one or two love affairs?

Rs 75,000 for damaged house is not final amount: Omar Abdullah

Following public uproar over Rs 75,000 compensation for a fully damaged house in the Valley, chief minister on Sunday clarified, saying, "It was not the final figure of compensation for a house."

Bhupinder Singh Hooda takes dig at Chautala's jail oath-taking remark

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda  on Sunday said if INLD leader Om Prakash Chautala had his way, the next government in the state could be operating from Delhi's Tihar Jail.

Deccani Sikhs: Punjabi by nature?

Deccani Sikhs, descendants of the Lahori Fauj dispatched by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to help the Nizam of Hyderabad, are a minority Sikh community rooted in Telangana. Amritsar may be their holy place, but for them Hyderabad is home, they say.

Now, Amritsar temple to build memorial to militancy victims

People who fell victim to bullets of militants in Punjab will soon have a befitting memorial. The memorial, a concrete structure, will come up inside the Durgiana Mandir complex. The construction is set to begin soon with the Shri Durgiana Committee having given its go-ahead to the project.

Tarn Taran village in search of cure for drug addiction

Kafan nu jeban ni hundian. Chitta bechde ne eh maut de vepari, te bhul gaye ne eh ke kafan bi chitta hunda ae. (The shroud does not have pockets. These merchants of death, who sell white powder or heroin, have forgotten that the colour of shroud is also white).

Where Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha movement was born

Thrown off a train for occupying a 'whites only' first class seat, the man who would become the Mahatma, orchestrated a powerful campaign of non-violent resistance in South Africa. We visit the Gandhi trail in Mandela country.

Hry Polls :10 richest candidates in  fray

It's raining moneybags in the poll-bound state.Among the top -10 are two candidates each from INLD ,Congress , BJP and HJC.Here a look at them .Venod Sharma Haryana Jan Chetna Party Constituency: Ambala City Net worth (2014): Rs 153.12 crore (2009): Rs 87 crore

Forget retirement, I have much more to achieve: Dharmendra

“For the past few decades, the Hindi movie industry has registered manifold increase, and with it largely influencing the life of people, it becomes more imperative that the cinema should offer an engrossing entertainment and a story with a meaning for the life that we live, for the society we live in,” observed legendary actor Dharmendra.

Srinagar loses street buzz too, at least 1.5 lakh vehicles grounded

It will take another three months to have Srinagar's buzzing traffic back on streets as more than 1.5 lakh vehicles, from SUVs to sedans to smaller cars, remain grounded due to flood water that hit the city on September 7, leaving around 80 dead and 6.5 lakh population stranded in the valley.

Haryana assembly elections: Upset with Hooda, namesake in poll fray

Upset with chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for 'ignoring' interests of dedicated party workers in the last nine years of the Congress regime, his namesake has entered the poll fray as an independent candidate to raise issues of the jobless people.

All govt schools in state to have toilets by March 31: Punjab education minister

All the government schools in Punjab, which have been identified for having no proper sanitation facilities, specially toilets, by the state government, will have toilets before March 31 next, said education minister Daljeet Singh Cheema.
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