HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014


'I am not here to be a crusader or reformer'

Devotee:  Award-winning Odissi dancer Ileana Citaristi, who alleged ill-treatment in the Puri temple, speaks to HT's Priya Ranjan Sahu on her love for Lord Jagannath.

‘Will ensure service providers are more accountable’

Milind Deora, who is also the MP from Mumbai South constituency, has been instrumental in the setting up of the complaint handling system to redress the grievances of citizens about high radiation levels.

No to division of votes

Though its real strength is limited to only a few pockets in South 24-Parganas, the Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) has played spoilsport for the ruling Marxist consistently.

‘Noise mapping urgently needed in Mumbai’

Noise mapping study could help Mumbai plan how to tackle noise pollution, Sumaira Abdulali, convenor of the Awaaz Foundation, told Unisha Lohade.

Heinous crimes going up, more vigilance required

HT spoke to former Delhi police commissioner Ajai Raj Sharma on rise of crime in the city.

‘No teaching is taking place in govt schools’

Lawyer Ashok Aggarwal has fought various court battles for right to education (RTE) for all. He is also part of Social Jurist, a group of lawyers and activists working in the field of education and child labour.

‘Conventional laws enough to deal with all cybercrime’

Former IPS officer YP Singh speaks to Hindustan Times on the recent move to open a social media lab to monitor activity.

It’s time for us to have proactive security action: Ramesh on Bastar attack

Rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, who frequently visits Naxal-hit areas, tells Saubhadra Chatterji that it will now be difficult to undertake political activities in Red Corridors. Excerpts.

‘DoPT’s guidelines for minimum tenure of officers are not followed’

KM Chandrasekhar is the only cabinet secretary in India to have had a four-year tenure. He spoke to Aloke Tikku on the need for systemic reforms in the backdrop of young IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension.

'Expand medical education without compromising quality'

Dr KK Talwar, former chairman, Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India, tells HT how opportunities can be created in the field of medicine to make it an attractive and inspiring option once again.

‘Clients can count on us to tackle issues’

WAPCOS Limited is a public sector enterprise under the ministry of water resources. WAPCOS has been providing consultancy services in all facets of water resources, power and infrastructure sectors. Its chairman and managing director RK Gupta spoke to HT on a range of issues. Excerpts: 

VK Singh row: my phone was tapped, says Omar

Former army chief, General VK Singh, stirred a hornet’s nest when he claimed that ministers in Kashmir were on army’s payroll since 1947. The J-K assembly will now summon him to the House for an explanation. Chief minister Omar Abdullah takes on Gen Singh in a hard-hitting interview with Harinder Baweja.

Diversification is key to making profit

Engineering Projects (India) Limited (EPI) is a central public sector enterprise with expertise in civil and structural work, material handling system, and defence-related projects, among others.

'Cong didn't stick to its word'

Srikrishna commission report is an idiotic, ambiguous report where one option favours united Andhra Pradesh with development boards, says TRS leader K Chandrasekhar Rao in an interview to Prasad Nichenametla.

I can’t be pure growthwallah in this job

Environment minister Jairam Ramesh has been under attack for raising environment concerns in implementing industrial projects, especially regarding coal mining. The minister explained to Chetan Chauhan, in an interview, reasons for his approach.

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