HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014


Nation's super-secretive tech intelligence agency, yet to solve solar battery theft from HQs

Despite a more than two-year long fact-finding exercise, the super-secretive National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), entrusted with responsibility of gathering technical intelligence, is yet to find out who ‘stole’ sophisticated solar batteries from its high-security headquarters.

The marriage bazaar: How female foeticide has made bride trade a roaring business

Female foeticide and the resulting gender imbalance has made trade in brides a flourishing business in northwest India. HT travels to Haryana to find out that for the locals involved, it’s a money spinner.

PDP willing to wait, J-K in for long haul over new govt

The PDP that got the highest 28 seats said it was weighing all options but was in no hurry to form the government. 'It’s a very tough call. We will take time,' party spokesperson Nayeem Akhter told HT.

Make in India gets govt push, depts told to source locally

The Centre on Saturday directed ministries to favour domestically-produced goods in government procurement, spurring Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to haul the economy up by pushing India as a global manufacturing hub.

Indians with BMI of 23 should start worrying: doctors

A body mass index of 25, internationally considered the cut-off for a healthy body weight, can no longer be applied to Indians or other South Asians.

Senior commerce ministry official to take over as Haryana chief secretary

DS Dhesi is set to become the new chief secretary of Haryana after the Union government repatriated him to the state cadre six months before his central deputation was set to end.

Over 70 trains delayed due to fog; 7 die in UP, Punjab

A dense blanket of fog enveloped the entire north of India affecting the schedule of atleast 70 trains and hitting road traffic adversely while there was no let up in the cold wave on Saturday, which claimed five lives in Uttar Pradesh and two in Punjab.

Shoe-less 10-year-old Madhya Pradesh boy excels in marathon

On the hilly tracts of Pachmarhi, about 200 km from Bhopal, Vikas Thakur attracted many eyeballs during a 3.5 km mini-marathon organised by the Madhya Pradesh state tourism department as part of the ongoing Pachmarhi Mahotsav.

Crew unrest: SpiceJet trouble hitting Jet pilots?

Jet Airways pilots have warned the airline management to stop poaching pilots from SpiceJet Airlines, which was recently forced to cut operations by more than 100 flights in a day owing to a cash crunch.

CAT 2014 results: 16 candidates score 100 percentile

The Common Admission Test (CAT) results for admission to 19  Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs)  including six new ones and other business schools for the year 2014 was announced on Saturday.

5 railway workers run over by train in Bihar

Five members of a railway maintenance crew were mowed down by the Ajmer-Sealdah Express at Kumhau Railway Station on Saturday afternoon when dense fog blanketed the Mughalsarai-Gaya line.

Bihar: 4 more rebel JD(U) MLAs disqualified

The Speaker of Bihar legislative assembly disqualified four Janata Dal (United) MLAs from membership of the Lower House on Saturday.

Rahul should take 'full-time' charge of Cong: Digvijay

With Congress reeling under a string of poll defeats, senior leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said party vice-president Rahul Gandhi should assume "full-time" leadership of the AICC.

Maharashtra: No stay on allopathy training for ayurvedic, homoeopathic docs

The Bombay HC has rejected a plea filed by the IMA, which sought an interim stay on the state government’s decision to introduce a one-year course on modern pharmacology for homoeopathic and Ayurveda doctors.

Give us Dawood Ibrahim, India tells Pakistan

India on Saturday asked Pakistan to hand over underworld don Dawood Ibrahim stating that enough evidence have been given to it on the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
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