HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014


'Disruptive' passenger tries to bite Jet Airways cabin crew

The airline confirmed the presence of the 'disruptive' passenger on board and said the passenger had been handed over to authorities at London airport.

India turns greener, but its dense forest cover shrinks

A government report on Tuesday said India’s green cover has increased by over 5,800 sq km between 2010 and 2012 taking into account plantations and commercial species having no ecological value.

Reach for the fruits of power

The Congress is at its nadir and the BJP is at its peak. The former can fall no lower and one is not sure how much more is left for the latter to scale. The best time then is now for these two major parties to shrug off their allies and strike out on their own.

Both houses of Parliament adjourned till noon

Both houses of the Parliament were Wednesday adjourned till noon following an uproar by opposition members who demanded action against BJP MPs for their alleged misbehaviour. The protests were also against the railway budget.

SC notice to Salman Khan in blackbuck case

The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to filmstar Salman Khan on a plea by the Rajasthan government challenging the stay on his conviction and sentencing in a blackbuck hunting case.

End the secrecy: why India's interest lies in unwrapping the 1962 war report

The highly classified Henderson Brooks Report commissioned by the Govt of India after the 1962 Sino-Indian war looked into the reasons for India's rout to China. And it is important, at least for transparency sake, to declassify the document.

Amit Shah named BJP's new president

Amit Shah's selection as the party chief came at a crucial time, a few months ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections due later this year. He was instrumental behind the party's victory in UP in the LS polls.

Mukhtar Naqvi gets bail in defamation case filed by Sabir Ali

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, accused in a criminal defamation case filed by former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali over Naqvi’s tweet linking Ali to Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal.

LoP issue: Kharge meets LS Speaker Mahajan

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday met Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and formally staked the party's claim to the post of Leader of Opposition in the House, an issue that has got embroiled in a controversy.

Rs. 1 crore recovered from thieves not mine: Giriraj

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Bihar Giriraj Singh has said the cash recovered from four men arrested after they burgled his house in Patna does not belong to him.

UP: Firing inside Faizabad court, two dead

At least two person was killed and three others injured on Wednesday in a blast which was followed by firing inside a court in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad, reports said.

'Hurt' Speaker pulls up erring members in LS

Anguished by repeated protests and a Trinamool Congress member telling her that she was "not the Speaker of Narendra Modi", Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday pulled up some members for their conduct, telling them bluntly that if they failed to maintain the dignity of the Chair, it is a "more serious matter."

I-T notice a witch-hunt, will fight back: Sonia

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said an I-T notice to her son Rahul Gandhi and herself regarding the National Herald case was mere 'political vindictiveness' and a 'witch-hunt'.

Modi aide Amit Shah may be named BJP prez today

The party, on Tuesday night, named South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s standing committee chairman Satish Upadhyay as the new chief for Delhi BJP. He replaces Dr Harsh Vardhan who is the new Union health minister.

'Henderson-Brooks report will remain top secret'

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, defence minister Arun Jaitley said the release of the 'top secret document' would not be in national interest. The government ruled out the possibility of any information related to the report being released fully or partially.
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