HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014


Osama 'lookalike' to fight Narendra Modi in Varanasi

Meraj Khalid Noor, 'lookalike' of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden has announced his decision to enter the fray from the temple town to what he claims, is to check "communal forces" spreading its tentacles in the country.

First Aadhaar card owner struggles for a living

She got the country's first Aadhaar card. But after around four years, Ranjana Sonawane is disillusioned. "We have no money. No jobs. Just a card," she says. "How will I eke out a living with a card?"

Fatal Facebook love: deluded young man kills self and mother of three

A youngster shot a woman dead after befriending her on social networking website Facebook without knowing that she was married and was also a mother of three children.

Modi on Sonia's speech: How can Rahul lead country when he cannot handle Amethi?

The BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday ridiculed Congress president Sonia Gandhi's speech in Amethi, in which she asked people to ensure victory for her son and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Why not to get married around election time

When the Kabilans and Prasads started planning Harish and Archa’s wedding seven months ago for April 18, they factored in a thousand little things but forgot all about the biggest hurdle of all — the 2014 general elections.

'Modi' means 'Man Of Damage to India': Singhvi

Giving all credit to Gujarati people for the state's development, Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi no Sunday criticised Narendra Modi for taking all the credit and hiding crucial information from people.

Those not voting should be barred from polls: Advani

BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday batted for the introduction of compulsory voting in the country and said those failing to exercise their right to franchise should be barred from voting in future.

Kejriwal heckled by women protesters in Amethi

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters were on Sunday heckled by a group of women protesters during a road show in Ayodhyanagar in Amethi.

Millionaire Soren still gets alms from voters

Four decades ago, in the early 1970s, when Sibu Soren, 70, resolved to fight against oppression of moneylenders, the Santhali tribesmen in Santhal Parganas (now it's a cluster of five districts in north Jharkhand) used to greet him with Re 1 as contribution and a bowl of rice with love.

Keep TVs switched off till Thursday: Cong tells voters

Apparently wary of BJP'sadvertisement blitz, Congress general secretary CP Joshi on Sunday asked voters to keep their televisions switched off till April 24, when election will held in remaining five seats in Rajasthan.

Mayawati befooling people: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday charged BSP supremo Mayawati with befooling people by saying no development work was done during SP regime in the state.

Rahul: Modi would have ousted Vajpayee like Jaswant, Advani

Sharpening his attack on Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the BJP leader would have "ousted" even Atal Bihari Vajpayee like party veterans Jaswant Singh and L K Advani had the former PM continued being in public life.

Sonia, Rahul cheating youths: Modi

Narendra Modi on Sunday accused Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of cheating youths by promising them jobs and asked the young voters to remove the "mother and son" UPA government from the Centre.

Me and Mulayam have come too far to reconcile: Amar

Amar Singh has been a Rajya Sabha MP for the past 18 years, but the 58-year-old will now contest the Lok Sabha elections for the first time. He talks to HT about his political journey and relationship with SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Banking on alliances and Modi impact, BJP expects up to 30 seats in south

The BJP has placed high hopes in the southern states where it was traditionally considered weak, to achieve its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Mission 272+ seats in the Lok Sabha. And the party believes it can get up to 25-30 seats.
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