HindustanTimes Mon,01 Sep 2014


What makes UP more fragile than Bihar?

Polarisation has translated into communal tensions and violence in UP, while in Bihar there is greater civic engagement between communities, and this has constituted a bulwark against communalism.

RGV booked for 'offensive' tweets on Ganesha

The Hyderabad police on Sunday registered a case against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through his comments on Lord Ganesha.

‘Z’ security for Subramanian Swamy across India

The government has accorded BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Z-category security under the central protectee list. Till now, Swamy enjoyed Z-category security in Tamil Nadu only, but now his security cover has been extended all over India.

Lokpal initiative: Officers scramble to declare assets

Nearly 15 million pages of information- assets and liabilities- will be generated over the next fortnight or so, if government officials are able to stick to the 15 September deadline for filing their returns.

Wrong to ban all politicians from sports: Sonowal

Asked if his government would support a complete ban on politicians representing sports bodies, Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said: 'There are many politicians who were prominent sportspersons earlier. So it is wrong to denounce politicians completely from representing sports bodies.'

Several highway projects bite the dust as government sets ambitious target

Seven highway projects worth Rs. 17,368 crore bidded out recently, failed to attract even a single bidder. Coupled with the 21 projects worth Rs. 26,550 crore that failed to get any bids in 2012 and 2013, the figure adds up to Rs. 43,918 crore.

Don't want to fall asleep again, says 8-year-old raped by priest in Delhi

An eight-year-old who was allegedly raped in a south Delhi temple on Janmashtami by a 70-year-old priest says she doesn't want to fall asleep again. "I see Baba’s face every time I close my eyes," the traumatised child adds.

BJP to train 'love jihad' victim for 2016 Olympics

The BJP has decided to 'prepare' ace shooter Tara Shahdeo for the 2016 Summer Olympics, giving the highly-publicised 'love jihad' case a new twist in the poll-bound state.

CBI probes irregularities in Laxmi Vilas sale

CBI probe into the disinvestment of Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel in Udaipur sold to the Delhi-based Bharat Hotel Private Limited at a reportedly undervalued price, has found that the buyer's representatives allegedly held a pre-bid meeting with officials of the department of disinvestment.

NIA wants a piece of action, seeks nod for undercover ops

In a radical proposal that can change the way anti-terror probes are done in the country, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has asked the government to give it official powers to carry out undercover operations on terrorist outfits, sources told HT.

In pics: Clouds, camera, action!

It rained, and the world just seemed like a nicer place to live in. We asked people to tweet us pictures of the rain using the hashtag #MyRainyPic and the response we got was phenomenal. Here's some of the best photos we got from all across India.

Sulabh builds 108 toilets in Badaun village

Low-cost sanitation NGO Sulabh International on Sunday dedicated 108 toilets built in the Katra Sahadatgunj village of Badaun district, which has a population of 4,000 people.

Veteran Telugu film director, artist Bapu passes away

Renowned Telugu filmmaker Bapu, also an acclaimed artist, painter, cartoonist and illustrator, passed away in Chennai on Sunday following a brief illness. He was 80.

No white flag if Pak violates ceasefire again: Rajnath

Asserting that India wants peaceful relations with all countries but it should not be treated as its weakness, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said security forces have been directed to give a 'befitting' reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Cong upset with plan to make Sathasivam governor

The Congress on Sunday questioned the move to make former chief justice of India P Sathasivam the next governor of Kerala. The party has asked constitutional experts and legal luminaries to debate it and make their views public.
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