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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014

India

Judicial reforms on mind, govt asks parties for suggestions

Setting the ball rolling to set up a commission for key judicial appointments, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has written to political parties to seek their views on making improvements to the system of appointing judges to the high court and Supreme Court.

Rejig in BJP top panel to make room for Shah

To accommodate newly appointed party president Amit Shah in the BJP parliamentary board, chemicals and fertilizers minister Ananth Kumar may be dropped.

Deadline looms for netas to vacate houses

Over a dozen former UPA ministers who have failed to vacate their official accommodation may face forcible eviction after July 26, the second deadline given to them by the urban development (UD) ministry to move out of their plush bungalows.

CBI chief partied with former IB boss he charged

Four months after the CBI brought charges of conspiracy against former senior Intelligence Bureau official Rajinder Kumar in the alleged Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, its director Ranjit Sinha and his deputy were at a party thrown by the ex-sleuth, HT has learnt.

LS seating logjam may raise need for manual voting

The Lower House of Parliament is facing a strange issue — no party reportedly wants to sit next to the Congress. 

Modi will develop India into a Hindu state: Goa Min

Days after his minister brother triggered a controversy by demanding a ban on wearing bikinis on Goa's beaches, Cooperation Minister Dipak Dhavalikar on Thursday appeared to have waded into another, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi will develop India into a Hindu nation

Mumbai: Model accuses IPS officer of rape

In a jolt to the image of Maharashtra police, a struggling model has accused an IPS official of rape and lodged an FIR against him at Mumbai's Malwani police station.

Modi for quicker trial of cases against politicians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is understood to have called for quicker trial and conclusion of cases against Parliamentarians facing criminal charges. He has asked the law and home ministries to expedite all such cases in a year’s time.

Three prisoners killed in firing at Bikaner jail

One of the criminal, Balbir Banuda, was shot dead by another jail inmate Jaiprakash who opened fire at him by a country made revolver in a jail barrack, Superintendent of Police Bikaner Santosh Chalke told PTI.

Satire in Parliament, but will MPs laugh?

It isn't easy to stand out making speeches in a crowded Lower House of 543. So, stand-up comedian and Aam Aadmi Party's first-time MP, Bhagwant Mann, has chosen the medicine he knows best: laughter.

Modi first Indian PM in Nepal in 17 years

Ending a 17-year drought of no Indian PM visiting Nepal, Narendra Modi is set to embark on a two-day visit to Kathmandu on August 3 and 4. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj would be flying to Nepal on Friday to lay the ground for the visit.

Sahara chief wants jail outhouse, moves SC

Sahara chief Subrata Roy has moved the Supreme Court requesting that he be allowed to move into an “outhouse” within Tihar jail premises to hold negotiations with prospective buyers of his international properties.

WB girl found hanging; mob kills rape suspect

A 7-year-old girl was raped and murdered and her corpse found hanging from a tree in Kaliabazar village of West Bengal on Thursday, bringing back horrific memories of the Badaun murder and rape of two teenage girls.

Uddhav demands dismissal of Maha Sadan's resident commissioner over poor food quality

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has demanded dismissal of resident commissioner of New Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, Bipin Malik, with immediate effect for allegedly providing poor quality services and food to the state's MPs.

Indian flag shown upside down in CWG official song video

India has hit the headlines for reasons other than sporting in the just-begun Commonwealth Games here after it came to light that the country's flag was shown upside down in the official song for the 11-day event being held in Glasgow.
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