HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014


Azam remark on Mulayam birthday triggers row

The Uttar Pradesh state government's cabinet minister Azam Khan's statement over funding for the grand birthday celebrations of Mulayam Singh Yadav has triggered yet another controversy on Friday.

Nepal eager to bring Modi to Janakpur temple town

A day after the Nepal government officially announced that India had conveyed PM Narendra Modi’s visits to temple towns were cancelled, Kathmandu has pulled out all stops to make the visit happen.

BJP played politics over J-K flood relief: Sonia

Sonia Gandhi accused the BJP on Friday of playing politics over providing relief to J-K's flood victims, propelling her party’s campaign for the assembly election by invoking history and promising a secular polity in India’s only Muslim-majority state.

SC notice to Centre on dropping German in KVs

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a petition challenging the decision to discontinue teaching of German as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and to replace it with Sanskrit in the mid-academic session.

Co-pilot injured after Maoists open fire on IAF chopper air-lifting jawans

An Indian Air Force Mi-17 chopper evacuating five injured security personnel had a miraculous escape when the Maoists opened indiscriminate firing on it near Chintagufa in Sukma district, about 450 km south of Raipur.

World optimistic about India, blogs PM Modi

A day after his return from his longest foreign trip yet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the world is looking at India with renewed enthusiasm.

Uttar Pradesh: 7-yr-old raped, killed; kin seek justice

As if the rape and murder of his seven-year-old daughter was not enough, he was made to leave his village too. The father is now seeking justice and protesting at Jantar Mantar.

Kolkata: Cops deny permission for Amit Shah’s rally

The city police on Friday denied permission to the BJP to hold a public meeting scheduled for November 30 in the heart of Kolkata to be addressed by party president Amit Shah. The grounds on which police refused permission appear to be trivial and frivolous.

Delhi under ‘swabhimani’ Hindus after 800 years: Singhal

Delhi has come back in to the hands of swabhimani (proud) Hindus after 800 years, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal said at the world Hindu conference on Friday.

End dynastic rule for progress in Jharkhand: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the Jharkhand government on Friday, as he kicked off an energetic campaign for the BJP in the assembly polls, asking people to free the state from dynastic rule and exhorting Maoists to give up guns and participate in nation-building.

'Simple and religious-minded, Rampal finally made religion his power'

Some of his old friends and ex-government colleagues HT talked to said Rampal born to a farmer in 1951, in Dhanana, Sonepat did his schooling from Dhanana and later Gohana before doing his diploma in engineering from polytechnic of Nilokheri.

AAP loses another MLA, speaker MS Dhir joins BJP

When asked why he decided to join the saffron party against whom he had contested the 2013 assembly elections, Dhir said he felt cheated after AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal resigned as the chief minister after just 49 days in power.

By R-Day, govt staff will start losing CL if they’re late to office

Over 30 lakh central government officials across the country will have to get used to the idea of reaching office on time.

Pregnancy kit, petrol bombs in Rampal ashram

A huge cache of arms and ammunition, a pregnancy-test strip, petrol bombs, acid syringes and a chilli grenade are among the items seized from Satlok Ashram in Barwala after the arrest of its head, Rampal Dass.

We want to double ports’ capacity, divert transport to inland waterways: Nitin Gadkari

The government is banking on the infrastructure sector, which needs huge capital inflows, to help steer the economy back in the direction of high growth figures. Union minister of road transport,  highways and shipping, Nitin Gadkari, tells HT that a cut in lending rates is the need of the hour.
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