HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014


‘Xi, Modi agreed to respect interests at BRICS’

Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to create the “right conditions” to harness the true potential of ties with India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need to respect each other’s ‘interests and concerns’, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Cong MP claims VHP trying to flare up communal tension, cites  HT

A Congress MP on Tuesday accused VHP leaders of trying to communalise the political discourse by making inflammatory remarks and sought action from the government against them.

Food at Maharashtra Bhavan bad, but MP’s act far worse: Regulars

Amidst the growing outcry over the manhandling of an IRCTC manager by a Shiv Sena MP at New Maharashtra Sadan (NMS) over bad food served in the canteen, regular visitors who often eat there said although the MP’s protest was genuine, it did not warrant such hooliganism.

Cong may join Lalu-Nitish's 'secular' alliance in Bihar

With the Congress willing to play ball, JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar's initiative of cobbling together a "secular formation", in the lead-in to the August 21 by-elections to 10 assembly seats, as a strategy to stop the BJP-led NDA juggernaut in Bihar appeared to gain ground Wednesday.

Home, hearth issues add to MPs’ troubles

The reason behind the fracas between Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare and the Maharshtra Sadan staff over quality of food served could be the new MPs not getting their allotted bungalows.

Driver alerted, Maoists fail to blow up Rajdhani

Passengers of the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani, which was 10 minutes behind, had an escape when the driver of the derailed pilot engine spread information that saved immense casualties.

Is India ignoring Palestine to humour Israel?

Is the NDA government getting closer to Israel and leaving aside the traditional, vocal formulations on supporting the Palestine cause? The question that has been doing the rounds of the power corridors has some facts to fall back on.

3 Arunachal hydel projects get green light

An environment ministry committee has approved three adjacent hydel projects on a small river in Arunachal Pradesh even as cumulative impact assessment of these projects on the state’s river management system is yet to be finalised.

In Parliament, Tendulkar still on nought

Sachin Tendulkar, India’s cricketing talisman, far outshone former hockey captain Dilip Tirkey in the popularity stakes. But in Parliament, it is a very different story.

Iraq crisis: 39 captive Indians may now be in Syria

There is growing concern about the fate of the 39 Indian workers in Iraq as the latest reports received from various foreign interlocutors paint a confusing picture for the authorities in New Delhi.

Govt may give AIADMK LS deputy Speaker post

To gain further from a fractured Opposition camp, the government is keen to distribute plum posts in the parliamentary forums among different parties and thereby denying Congress a monopoly in Opposition space.

2G: Kanimozhi moves SC seeking urgent hearing

DMK MP Kanimozhi has filed apetition in the the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing on her plea to quash the charges framed against her in the 2G case.

Aircel-Maxis deal: CBI to file chargesheet against Marans in Aug

Based on the attorney general’s opinion that there was enough evidence to prosecute former telecommunications minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother in the Aircel-Maxis deal, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may submit a chargesheet against them next month.

Before remission of death penalty, victims need to be heard: Govt to SC

The NDA government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that crime victims should be heard before states grant remission to life imprisonment convicts involved in heinous offences such as murder and terrorist activities.

Force-feeding row: Muslims say outraged by Shiv Sena MP's action, demand his arrest

Muslim leaders have said they have been outraged by the attempt of a Shiv Sena MP to put food inside the mouth of a Muslim employee on Ramadan fast, calling it an attack of “secularism”.
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