HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014


Isro and NASA planning on a Mars Joint Working Group

Scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation and NASA are working on a mechanism to  collaborate on building a Mars Joint Working Group.

Narendra Modi's homecoming in Gujarat dampened by reverses faced by BJP in bypolls

It was billed as Narendra Modi's big 'homecoming', the first time he would return to the state after taking over as Prime a Minister. The PM arrived, and rituals were followed, but reverses in the by polls had quite perceptibly dampened the mood.

How PM Modi is reaching out to China via Japan

Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, opening a new chapter in Beijing's ongoing competition for influence with arch-rival Japan.

India to deploy defence against ballistic missiles by 2016, says DRDO chief

India is hurrying up the deployment of an advanced missile defence system to stave off threats from ballistic missiles at a time China’s arsenal is growing in sophistication and numbers.

Jabalpur: Mother kills baby girl to take care of ill son

A mother of two allegedly killed her six-month-old daughter so that she could take care of her three-and-half-year-old son, police said on Tuesday.

Uma says ‘human excretion’ caused U'khand floods

A year after floods devastated Kedarnath, Union water resources minister Uma Bharti has revealed the 'underlying' cause of the disaster -- defecation near the shrine by non-believers.

Teachers to march for quality education on Sep 19

Over 10,000 teachers from 24 states in the country will march in the national capital on Friday to raise awareness and seek support to pursue 'quality education' for all, it was announced on Monday.

No Garba-crashing in MP say BJP legislators

Close on the heels of the co-called ‘love jihad’ controversy in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, ‘no-entry’ curbs issued by two BJP legislators from Madhya Pradesh against Muslim men from gate-crashing Garba festivities has further stoked campaign against alleged conspiracy.

Oppn parties upbeat after bypoll results, slam Modi

In UP the SP wrested nine seats from the Bharatiya Janata Party, while the saffron party managed to retain just two.

Congress blazes through bypolls without its top guns

Tuesday’s bypoll results perhaps show that the Congress can afford to be less dependent on its ‘high command’ in poll campaigns if it can build a strong regional leadership.

Lesson for BJP from bypolls: think beyond 'Modi wave'

The BJP's third straight drubbing in the by-elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, after Uttarakhand and Bihar cannot be over-interpreted as a pointer to the national mood where the Narendra Modi phenomenon sustains broadly. Poll: Do the bypoll results show that the Modi magic is over?

Jharkhand: Three employees of residential school transferred for giving liquor to kids

The action followed an HT report -- ‘Govt school students given liquor, shown pornography’ -- published on Sept 14. The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), a human right organization, in its fact finding report had made the revelation.

Manish Tewari, Rashid Alvi defy Cong gag order

The Congress clamped on Monday a gag order to restrain its leaders from speaking out of turn, drawing a sharp response from Tewari and Alvi who said it is not time for fighting and humiliating each other.

Nirupam slaps legal notice on Rai, wants apology

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam slapped a legal notice on ex-CAG Vinod Rai accusing him of defamation and threatened to launch criminal proceedings if he did not apologise for remarks that the MP had asked the former chief auditor to drop Manmohan Singh's name from 2G report.

Modi govt set to give police more teeth for anti-Maoist operations

Police in Maoist-affected states do not even know the names of the rebels operating in their respective areas, a review of the Congress-led UPA government’s policy on left-wing extremism has revealed.
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