HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014


PK fire spreads; Hindu radicals cry for ban, vandalise theatres

The uproar over Aamir Khan’s PK escalated on Monday as Hindu radical groups vandalised theatres across several states, demanding a ban on the movie for apparently showing organised religion and godmen in a bad light.

Jaitley rejects RBI chief's criticism of 'Make in India'

Rejecting RBI governor Raghuram Rajan's criticism of 'Make in India' programme, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said it is about manufacturing of quality products at low costs and it was not relevant whether they are sold in India or abroad.

Pak court suspends Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's detention

A Pakistani court on Monday suspended the detention order of 26/11 lynchpin Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, unconvinced with the government’s argument to detain him following his bail on December 18.

SP, BJP in war of words over Azam Khan

A war of words has broken out between Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over remarks by minister Azam Khan.

Kathmandu: Jet Airways flight hits bird, catches fire

Passengers and crew of Jet Airways Flight 268 flying from Mumbai to Kathmandu had a narrow escape following a bird hit on Monday as the aircraft was about to land, officials said.

Sena dares Centre to nab Dawood in Osama-like op

The Shiv Sena dared the Modi government to capture one of India’s most wanted terrorists in an operation similar to the one undertaken by the US to eliminate Osama bin Laden.

Dead tell tales: skeletons expose Manipur's dark secrets

Human parts unearthed at a school in Imphal point to a period when hundreds of youths either disappeared or were arrested by security forces for their alleged links with militants. A probe could bring closure to families of those who disappeared.

Bangalore blast similar to those in Chennai, Pune: sources

The National Investigation Agency would assist in the probe into the blast outside a Bengaluru restaurant that killed a woman and police teams have been sent to Pune and Chennai to investigate terror links.

J-K law does not allow defections

While defections are common in other states especially when there is no clear majority for any party, in Jammu and Kashmir, where election has thrown up a hung assembly, it is not an option for parties to increase its strength.

Mufti-Modi talks likely after PDP-BJP parleys

With Jammu and Kashmir frozen in political stalemate, the ongoing unofficial talks between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Peoples Democratic Party is likely to pave way for formal talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.

Amit Shah, state leaders meet in New Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to take a crucial decision regarding the government formation in the state in a meeting in New Delhi on Monday. BJP president Amit Shah has called the party's state unit leadership to the capital to take a final call on the issue and also to announce the leader of the legislative party.

Bangalore blast: One killed, one injured at Church Street

An IED exploded outside a busy restaurant in Bengaluru on Sunday night, killing one woman and injuring one other in the central business district of Bengaluru.

Assam violence: 2 lakh take shelter in relief camps

Though tension continued in violence-hit BTAD (Bodoland Territorial Area District) and Sonitpur district of Assam, there has been no violence during last twenty four hours.

VIP treatment in jail for Saradha accused

Transport and sports minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam, was moved to a ward in Alipore central jail’s prison hospital after being discharged from SSKM Hospital.

North India shivers as Leh touches -17°C

Leh in Jammu and Kashmir recorded its coldest overnight temperature at minus 17 degrees Celsius. All of North India is reeling under an intense cold wave forcing people to stay indoors. 

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