HindustanTimes Mon,24 Nov 2014


Babus get instructions on how to deal with MPs

The prime minister’s office has ordered corporate-style ethics norms for civil servants, regulators and watchdogs to ensure that their private interests do not affect their performance as public servants.

In Jharkhand, left wing extremists decide who locals should vote for

In the villages dominated by left wing extremists in Jharkhand, the right to vote freely and without fear has no meaning. Till date, the ultras in state’s hinterlands decide whom the villagers will vote for.

PM's emphasis on Kashmir wake up call for Jammu: Azad

Senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Kishtwar district and said the PM's speech should be an eye opener for the people of Jammu region.

BJP only paying lip service to Vajpayee's Kashmir policy: Mehbooba

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi described regional parties as "looters", Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti, on Sunday accused the BJP of not being serious about Vajpayee policy on Kashmir.

2014 polls battle of existence for NC, Cong: Mufti

As the campaigning for the first phase of polls ended on Sunday, Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took a final dig at the National Conference and Congress, saying parties which sacrificed the interests of the state will vanish from the political scene.

154 polling parties dispatched from Doda

As many as 154 polling parties were dispatched to respective polling stations in Doda district on Sunday for the first phase of the assembly elections scheduled for Tuesday. These included 85 polling parties for Bhaderwah assembly constituency and 69 for Doda segment.

Coal scam: CBI yet to get coal ministry’s reply on sale of equity

CBI, which is probing irregularities in coal block allocations, is yet to get coal ministry’s final reply on whether an alleged irregularity by a few private firms -- sale or transfer of equity shares pursuant to allocation of a coal block -- was illegal.

Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank

Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said.

Assam: Two dead, 28 injured in blast

Two persons were killed and 28 others injured in an explosion triggered by suspected Ulfa (Independent) at a market at Rajgarh under Maran police station in Dibrugarh district of the state on Sunday evening.

Burdwan: Bangla terror outfit’s women chief held

The chief of the women’s wing of the banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), who is also the wife of the prime accused in the Burdwan blast case, was arrested in Dhaka on Saturday, police in Bangladesh claimed.

Nepal: 1 Indian among 14 killed in deadly bus mishap

The passenger bus carrying more than 50 people had skidded off a narrow stretch in Jajarkot district's mountainous region and plunged into Bheri river in western Nepal on Thursday.

J-K: Major arms haul ahead of polling

In one of the biggest arms hauls in recent times, the Army on Sunday seized 18 AK-47 rifles and five pistols from a militant hideout in forests near the Line of Control in Kupwara district of poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir.

Mulayam: No govt money used in b’day celebrations

Even as the governor Ram Naik made caustic comments on the birthday celebrations of the SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav in Rampur on November 21-22, Yadav clarified on Sunday no government money was used for the celebrations.

Sena says no offer from BJP to join state govt yet

A day after both chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and cooperation minister Chandrakant Patil indicated the Bharatiya Janata Party was stepping up attempts to get the Shiv Sena to join the government, Sena leaders said they will wait for a respectable offer before taking any decision.

BJP rides on hit Pak serials to woo voters in Kashmir

Whether they win or lose the polls, the BJP definitely tops the advertisement campaign in Muslim-majority Kashmir valley. It rides high on hit Pakistani soap operas to win locals in chaste Urdu messages on good governance.
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