HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014


Govt may allow opposition in Lokpal panel

In the absence of a leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha, the Modi government is exploring the possibility of amending the Lokpal law to include an opposition leader in the selection panel of the anti-corruption watchdog.

SP likely to back Amar Singh’s RS re-entry

A homecoming seems to be in the offing for Amar Singh, with indications suggesting that the Samajwadi Party (SP) will back his candidature in the coming biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha.

In pics: Remembering Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary

A day before Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead, she told a public rally that "If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation". We commemorate the Indian Iron Lady's 30th death anniversary in pics.

Bangalore: Another girl sexually assaulted in school

In yet another shocking incident, a six-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in a private school in Bangalore in the fourth such case in as many months. The girl, studying in the first standard, was allegedly sexually assaulted twice on October 28 and 29.

By next June-September, new route for Kailash pilgrims via Sikkim

A new and less arduous route for Indian pilgrims travelling to Kailash and Mansarovar in Tibet through the Nathula Pass in Sikkim is likely to be open between June and September, 2015, AK Kantha, Indian Ambassador to China, has said.

HRD ministry backtracks on non-veg food in IITs

A fortnight after the HRD ministry sought a reply from the IITs on the action taken on the letter sent by an RSS affiliated trader and a few others for segregating the vegetarian canteens from the non vegetarian ones, it backtracked on Thursday saying it was a routine matter.

Gujarat government appoints D J Pandian as Chief Secretary

The Gujarat government on Thursday appointed a 1981 batch IAS Jagdeesa Pandian as Chief Secretary, Gujarat taking over from Varesh Sinha, whose extension expired.

PM leads Patel birthday celebrations, Cong says Indira won’t be forgotten

With PM Modi preparing to lead the nation-wide celebrations of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary, the Congress reacted sharply, saying no leader or government can make people forget the legacy and contribution of former PM Indira Gandhi.

1984 anti-Sikh riot victims to get Rs. 5 lakh additional relief

The government has decided to give additional compensation of Rs. 5 lakh each to the families of the 3,325 victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and plans to disburse it 'as soon as possible'.

Cyclone Nilofar to hit Gujarat as 'depression'

In a huge relief for people living near Gujarat's coastal areas, the MeT department on Thursday said that 'Nilofar', earlier dubbed as a very severe cyclonic Storm over west-central Arabian sea, is likely to make a landfall near Naliya in Kutch tomorrow as a 'depression'.

Dhoom-2 style bank heist accused found dead in Sonipat

Police arrested three of the five accused in the case and recovered around 23 kg looted gold, silver ornaments and cash from them, said state director general of police SN Vashishth.

Mobiles, western culture, indecent dressing reasons for rape: UP Police

After Mulayam Singh Yadav's 'ladke to ladke hain' (boys are boys) remark about rapists, Uttar Pradesh Police has listed mobile phones, western culture and indecent dressing by women as reasons for rape.

SEBI moves SC against Sahara for non-payment of investors' money

Market regulator SEBI on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking its direction to Sahara group to give a time schedule for payment of Rs. 47,000 crore to it as directed by the court.

Stalin meets Vaiko at wedding, triggers talks of political matchmaking

A meeting between top leaders of two opposition parties in Tamil Nadu at a high-profile wedding has fuelled talks of a possible tie-up, with ruling AIADMK party chief J Jayalalithaa barred from contesting the 2016 state polls.

VHP to plant Tulsi saplings in all Hindu homes

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) as part of its Golden Jubilee celebration will plant a Tusli sapling in every Hindu home across the country, said a top functionary of the Hindu right-wing organisation.
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