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HindustanTimes Sat,29 Nov 2014

India

Govt backs military training for youth in India

India could start some elementary military training for its youth, especially in border areas, but compulsory training on the lines of Russia and other countries is ruled out.

GK Vasan revives Tamil Maanila Congress

Former Union minister GK Vasan on Friday formally launched his new political party Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar), billing it as a departure from the traditional high command culture followed in his erstwhile Congress and flaying its style of functioning.

BJP seeks more Rahul rallies for its victory in Jharkhand

Taking a dig at the poor turnout at Congress rallies in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party said on Friday it would like to see Rahul Gandhi address more public meetings which would only further help the saffron party.

Majeed returns; kin of other IS-recruits hopeful

After Areeb Majeed's return to Mumbai, the families of the other three missing Kalyan youth who had gone along with Areeb to join the IS are expecting that their children too would follow suit.

AAP to discuss funds for Delhi polls with traders over lunch

Following Rs. 90 lakh collected in Mumbai on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will interact with a group of traders over lunch in Connaught Place to raise funds for the upcoming Delhi elections.

Chair set up at IIT Madras for brain research

In what will help boost research in a new area, IIT Madras alumnus and co-founder of Infosys, Kris Gopalakrishnan, has set up three Chairs in computational brain research at IIT Madras with an endowment of Rs. 10 crores each.

Turning 18 before Jan 1? Enrol yourself as a voter

The ECI is undertaking a special drive for the enrolment of young people who will attain the age of 18 by January 1, 2015. About 10 lakh newly-eligible voters are expected to enrol themselves during the drive.

Digital era or dinosaur era? Officials differ over Doordarshan's performance

Prasar Bharati’s CEO Jawhar Sircar had a tough time explaining the goings-on in Doordarshan to a parliamentary committee recently and faced scathing criticism for painting a very poor picture of the public broadcaster.

Narendra Modi's foreign policy based on job creation: MJ Akbar

Investment and job creation were the 'fundamental pillars' of the foreign policy of the Narendra Modi government's, which was keen to forge an international 'alliance of prosperity' rather than adhere to the old idea of non-alignment, BJP spokesman MJ Akbar said in London on Friday.

In Modi's 'Make in India' push, key lies in Jharkhand

Except for a few rickety trucks bouncing up and down the rutted roads, it is hard to tell that buried under the russet ground of this west Jharkhand region is some of the world’s largest, untouched deposits of high-grade coal and bauxite.

Christie’s to hold auction in Mumbai next month

Christie’s, one of the world's largest art auction house, will hold an auction in Mumbai on December 11, exhibiting the works of some of India's leading names in the modern art movement.

Will talk to Shiv Sena with an open mind: BJP

The BJP on Friday said it would talk to Shiv Sena with an "open mind" on the issue of the latter's participation in the Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra.

Defer mid-session Sanskrit in KVs: SC to govt

The Supreme Court on Friday appreciated the government’s decision to make Sanskrit the mandatory third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas but asked the Centre to defer its implementation to the next academic session.

Article 370 figures ahead of 'Self–Rule' in PDP manifesto

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) released its manifesto on Friday, promising to use Article 370 to restore Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and offering to pursue self rule as a framework for the resolution of the Kashmir problem.

J&K polls: Article 370 figures in PDP manifesto

While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) manifesto on Friday promised to address the internal and external dimensions of larger political problem of Jammu and Kashmir, there was an extra focus on Article 370.
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