HindustanTimes Tue,25 Nov 2014


PM Modi's wife Jashodaben 'unhappy' about her security cover, files RTI to seek details

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife Jashodaben Modi on Monday filed an RTI application seeking to know under which protocol she has been provided security cover by the government.

India to announce new emission standards for power plants

India will soon announce new emission standards for power plants that could reduce emissions by up to 50% and push companies to adopt cleaner technologies to generate power, officials told HT.

Saarc summit returns to a new, peaceful Nepal after 12 years

Nepal has spent over Rs. 2 billion (close to INR) 1.4 billion for summit preparations. 28,000 security personnel have been deployed. Security at border areas had been tightened, and people entering Kathmandu were being subjected to checks.

Bengaluru man blackmailed son's school, alleged rape: cops

A father of a kindergarten school student was arrested on Monday in Bengaluru for trying to extort Rs. 2 lakh from the school management after he threatened to file a false case of sexual harassment against a teacher using his son’s name.

Modi, Obama resolved WTO impasse: USTR

Attributing the 'breakthrough in the WTO' to personal intervention of PM Modi and President Obama, the US Trade representative on Monday said the 'mantra of chalen sath sath' will guide the trade and investment relations between the two countries.

Kiss of Love, Bengaluru: Now even supporters miffed with organisers

After a series of blunders, the principal organiser of the Bengaluru edition of Kiss of Love, Rachita Taneja, has backed out leaving the Facebook event page she created a few weeks ago to an anonymous group.

TV report stings BSP, pandemonium in Uttarakhand assembly

The Uttarakhand assembly speaker on Monday directed constitution of a House committee to probe the veracity of a TV sting operation which purportedly showed a BSP MLA demanding Rs. 50 crore to topple the Congress government.

Won't oppose unnecessarily FDI insurance bill: Maya

Striking a note different from rest of the opposition, BSP on Monday hinted that it may not oppose the bill to hike FDI cap in insurance sector in Rajya Sabha 'unnecessarily'.

TN seeks Modi's intervention for fishermen release

Tamil Nadu government on Monday sought the Centre's intervention for the release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by the Lankan navy on Sunday, and raised the issue of financial package for the community.

Jharkhand headed for close three-party contest

Jharkhand, which goes to polls beginning Tuesday in five phases along with Jammu and Kashmir, has had a bad track record of electing unstable governments and giving fractured mandates. In the last 14 years since its formation, it has seen 9 chief ministers and 3 President's rules.

India is a nation of violent, stressed men

Economic stress among men to be providers for their families has been identified as the major cause for perpetrating violence towards their partners. Economic stress threatens men’s belief in their own abilities and may lead them to be more controlling and violent towards their partners, according to the study.

Assam: Explosive recovered ahead of DGP meet

The Assam police have recovered around 10kg explosive which was suspected to be used to carry out a strike in an 'important official meeting' there next week which was to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources told HT.

Srinagar has coldest night of the season

The mercury in Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius, down from the previous night's minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, a spokesperson of the MeT department said.

Sonia blames BJP for state’s Maoism problem

Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressing two rallies in Jharkhand’s Daltonganj and Gumla on Sunday blamed the BJP’s bad governance for fuelling the growth of left-wing extremism (LWE) in the state.

Senior Congress leader Murli Deora dead

Senior Congress leader and ex-Union minister Murli Deora passed away in Mumbai on Monday morning after prolonged illness. He was 77 and is survived by his wife and two sons, including former MP Milind Deora.
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