HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014


President Mukherjee discharged after angioplasty

President Pranab Mukherjee was discharged on Friday from Army Research & Referral (R&R) hospital following a coronary angioplasty on December 13.

Doval terms detention of Lakhvi as 'positive'

National security advisor Ajit Doval on Friday termed as "positive" detention of Mumbai attack planner Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, whose bail from a court sparked an outrage in India.

Surat partners Microsoft to become a smart city

The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday announced its partnership with Microsoft India to transform Surat into a smart city by introducing several citizen centric services with the help of the global software giant.

Jammu will no more be second fiddle to Kashmir: Shyam Lal Sharma

Asking people of the city to come out and vote in the elections, Congress Minister Shyam Lal Sharma on Friday said that it was to time to tell that Jammu will no more be second fiddle to Kashmir.

PDP demands speeding up of relief work for flood victims

People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Syed Altaf Bukhari on Friday urged the administration to expedite disbursement of relief cheques among flood victims.

Mumbai: No policy yet for app-based taxi services

A fortnight after the Uber rape incident in Delhi, Maharashtra's transport department still doesn’t have any concrete plan or policy to secure the safety of women in app-based cab services or fleet cabs

Rahul Bajaj donates £200,000 for Gandhi statue in London

Chairman of Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj has donated the largest amount so far, £200,000, to the Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust set up to raise nearly 1 million pounds for a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square here early next year.

Government tables GST bill in Lok Sabha

The government Friday initiated legislation for the much awaited reform of the indirect tax system by tabling the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha.

BJP suspends MLA for threat to ‘skin alive’ official

BJP on Friday suspended its Rajasthan MLA Prahalad Gunjal, who was allegedly caught on tape threatening and abusing a health official over the transfer of a male nurse.

Amit Shah to launch Bengal yatra on Feb 1

Come February and BJP president Amit Shah will roll out his grand plan to set up the one thing that his party needs to attempt a kill in the summer of 2016 – an organization set up. Starting February 1, Shah will start touring each of the 20 districts of the state, addressing party workers and charting a blue print to take on the might of Trinamool Congress.

Hyderabadi biryani landed Shah Mudassir, a ‘social worker’ in the terror net

Hyderabadi Biryani. According to the police, that’s how 25-year-old Shah Mudassir referred to the plot to procure locally available explosives during online chats with jihadi elements.

'Shoeb liked playing cricket, had no terror links'

Shoeb was arrested in Hyderabad along with his friend Mudassir while trying to procure a visa for Afghanistan, allegedly to undergo weapons training with al Qaeda.

Mumbai: Borivli's SGNP now open for overnight camps

The state government is opening up the Borivli national park to visitors for overnight camps, for the first time ever. The first such camp will be held on Saturday, with bookings now open for singles, groups and families.

India cries shame, red-faced Pak keeps Lakhvi locked

Opposition and ruling parties joined the chorus of outrage in the Lok Sabha on Thursday over a Pakistani court’s relief to 26/11 plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, before the terrorist was detained again. Lakhvi detained for 3 more months 

Health crisis in Nepal due to shortage of BCG and MR vaccines

Thousands of infants and parents across Nepal have been left in a lurch following shortage of BCG and MR vaccines administered to prevent tuberculosis, measles and rubella.
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