HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014


Conversion row triggers din in Parliament again, Centre says BJP has 'nothing to do with it'

Distancing the government from the controversial religious conversions, parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu said people were free to convert their religion and the government had no role in either conversions or re-conversions.

Spy agencies' failure resulted in 26/11 Mumbai attacks: Report

In a glaring intelligence failure, spy agencies in the US, Britain and India failed to join the dots gathered during high-tech surveillance which could have averted the 26/11 attacks, an investigative report said.

In their first meet with PM, Left attacks Trinamool over Saradha

Amid the escalating confrontations between the BJP and the Trinamool over Saradha scam, Left parties Monday met PM Modi to demand a thorough probe into all ponzi scams and asked the Centre to take the responsibility of compensating the victims.

Poll results tomorrow: Can BJP make its mark in J-K?

After 1987, the recently concluded assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are probably the most crucial. Although elections have been conducted in situations far more sensitive, the polarised run-up to the polls this year makes the all difference.

Delhi grinds to a halt, over 300 flights delayed

More than 300 flights and 250 trains were delayed on Monday as Delhi was enveloped in the season’s worst fog cover and the mercury plunged to 4.2 degree Celsius, the coldest December 22 in five years and the lowest this season.

CBSE schools to be shut on December 25: circular

Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education will not have to remain open on Christmas; the board has clarified in a recent circular.

Sonia Gandhi's condition improves in Delhi hospital

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday with lower respiratory tract infection and breathing problems, is showing signs of improvement.

‘United’ Janata Parivar calls BJP 'pack of lies'

Constituents of the now-defunct Janata Parivar called the BJP a 'pack of lies' at their first mass rally in the New Delhi on Monday, drawing for themselves a 'confederation of losers' tag in return.

Jharkhand: 2 minors gang-raped, one dies

Two 17-year-old tribal girls working in a hotel in Jharkhand's temple town Rajrappa were allegedly gang-raped by the owner and his two friends. One of the victims later died at a hospital in Ranchi.

Pak plans to execute 500 terror convicts: Officials

Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following the Peshawar school massacre.

Pappu Yadav creates ruckus in Lok Sabha

Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Lok Sabha Monday as opposition parties protested the conversion issue and RJD MP Pappu Yadav allegedly threw a paper at deputy speaker M Thambidurai.

Don't call J-K polls 'strategic win over Pak': Omar

Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday warned National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval against projecting Jammu and Kashmir polls as 'strategic victory over Pakistan'.

Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha scam: Kunal

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh told a Kolkata court on Monday that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was the biggest beneficiary of the multi-crore Saradha scam and said he wanted to give a statement to the CBI.

GoAir offers 17L discounted tickets in flash sale

Budget carrier GoAir announced a flash sale offering 17 lakh discounted air tickets starting at Rs1,469 on Sunday.

Pak: Appeal against bail order for Lakhvi delayed

A Pakistani government prosecutor said Monday he had been forced to delay his appeal against a court order which grants bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.

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