HindustanTimes Wed,16 Apr 2014


As row simmers, Arun Jaitley shifts to new house

Amid ongoing row over purchase of a new house by Arun Jaitley in Amritsar, the veteran BJP leader and a contestant for Lok Sabha election from the holy city, on Tuesday shifted to his new residence.

Jaswant supports BJP rebel in Sikar constituency

Former union minister and expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh has announced support for Subhash Maharia who is contesting as an independent candidate from Sikar seat after being denied election ticket by the saffron party.

Kumar Vishwas files nomination papers from Amethi

Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency Kumar Vishwas, who is pitted against incumbent Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and BJP's Smriti Irani, on Tuesday filed his nomination papers.

Sushma scraps poll rally after BJP workers fail to receive her

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday cancelled an election meeting in a Madhya Pradesh town after no local party leader came to receive her at the helipad.

Happening in 2014 LS elections: Priyanka Gandhi hits headlines more than ever before

Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s sister, Priyanka Gandhi, has been unusually vocal, providing a new angle to the political discourse.

Transgender, transexual, transwomen: gender and identity explained

The SC on Tuesday recognised the country's transgender community as a third gender and, in a landmark judgment, called on the government to ensure their equal treatment. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about gender and some terms related to transgender.

Civil servants should honour the trust bestowed: former cabinet secy

Former cabinet secretary B K Chaturvedi has said that a retired  civil servant deciding to write a book is a healthy practice but this should be done while keeping  in mind the trust and the confidence that has been bestowed on him while in service.

The myths and reality of Muslim 'tactical voting'

Conventional political wisdom suggests that Muslims decide on their vote collectively and 'tactically', on the last day, and back the candidate best positioned to defeat the BJP. But is it true? And how does it work?

Noida's twin towers facing demolition sealed

The action came four days after the Allahabad high court order that directed demolition of twin towers, which were allegedly being built defying laid down building regulations and UP apartment act-2010 norms.

Gandhi vs Gandhi: Priyanka cries betrayal, Varun reminds her of Lakshman rekha

The war of words between Gandhis intensified on Tuesday, with Priyanka accusing estranged cousin Varun of “betraying the family” who hit back, saying he hadn’t crossed the “Lakshman rekha of decency” and his silence should not be read as a sign of weakness.

CBI should be under RTI Act: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Delivering his keynote lecture to mark the CBI’s 50-year celebrations, former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who was the guest speaker, rebuked the agency for being the government’s alleged ‘department of dirty tricks’ instead of being honesty’s ally.

SC recognises transgenders as third gender

Ridiculed for their different sexual identity and orientation, transgenders were on Tuesday granted the status of third gender by the SC in a landmark ruling that will entitle them to benefits of the Centre and state government welfare schemes. Will the SC ruling end discrimination against transgenders in the country?

Can elections mean a hiring freeze?

Nothing is clear on the stand the party in power will have on various issues from foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail to telecommuniations to IT. Typically at this time, organisations tend to witness a ‘hiring holiday syndrome’.

Man killed for protesting daughter's harassment

A medical practitioner in an Uttar Pradesh town has been beaten to death on Monday evening allegedly by three teenaged brothers for asking them to stop harassing his daughter.

Indian meets brother in Pak, dies of heart attack

An Indian woman, who arrived in Pakistan to meet her brother after a span of 16 years, has died after a severe heart attack at the Lahore railway station.
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