HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014


TN boy's hand chopped off for 'disrespecting' elder

Police said that the main accused, Krishnan, husband of the president of the village panchayat, was incensed by the boy’s alleged disrespect by sitting crossed legged in his presence.

Cong should accept Speaker's decision on LoP issue: Rajnath

BJP Rajnath Singh
Home minister Rajnath Singh asked the Congress on Friday to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha.

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Rajnath rejects Qureshi's claim of being asked to step down

BJP Rajnath Singh
The government denied on Friday claims made by Uttrakhand governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an 'appropriate response' will be filed before the Supreme Court soon.

Pak targets two BoPs, villages in Jammu, civilians injured

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced
Violating the ceasefire for the 14th time in the past 12 days, Pakistani troops on Friday targeted two border out posts and border hamlets injuring a villager and damaging some houses along the International Border in Jammu sector drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

NIA charges 10 for blasts in Modi's Patna rally

Patna bomb blast
NIA on Friday charged 10 alleged SIMI operatives for trying to physically harm Narendra Modi when he was touring the country as the BJP’s prime ministerial nominee and later carrying out serial blasts during his Hunkar rally in Patna on October 27 last year.

Govt puts on hold new CIC's appointment in absence of LoP

The government put on hold the appointment of new chief of CIC on Friday  due to the absence of the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the selection committee leaving the transparency watchdog headless for the first time since its inception in 2005.

Drunk passenger tied up mid-air for creating ruckus

A security personnel
A drunk Indian passenger, who was tied up on board an Air India flight from Melbourne to Delhi after he created a mid-air ruckus, was arrested by police after the plane landed.

Chennai for some, Madras for some: a city for everyone

Chennai Central railway station
Like every city, Chennai has two sides. But the city itself never discriminates. Everything depends on your choice. While Chennai is a city, Madras is an emotion.

VK Singh differs with Gogoi's view on border dispute

demonstrator kicks
A day after Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi blamed lack of infrastructure as one of the major issues for inter-state border disputes, DoNER Minister Gen (retd) V K  Singh on Friday disagreed with him.

Woman takes on attackers in busy street, 1 held

In a display of courage, a woman took on a group of attackers single-handedly as they assaulted her husband after hitting the couple's bike with their car in a busy street while no one came forward to help her.

Rajnath appeals to Congress to reconsider decision

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appealed to Congress to reconsider its decision asking party Chief Ministers to stay away from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's functions.

JD(U) MLA who proposed 'right to bribe' suspended

The price of corruption
Rajiv Ranjan’s suspension comes exactly five days after he had told HT that corruption had pervaded public life in Bihar to such an extent that it would be best to legalise it.
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