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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

India

Chinese incursion during Xi visit uncommon: ITBP chief

Indo-Tibetan Border Police chief Subhas Goswami termed the incursion by China in Ladakh during the recent visit of its President Xi Jinping to India as ‘uncommon’ as it had gone on for a fortnight, unlike in the past when such incidents didn’t last more than 10-15 minutes.

Cloud over cause of Sukhoi crash

A day after HT reported that Indian Air Force’s entire fleet of 200 Su-30 MKI had been grounded for safety checks on ejection seats, the IAF admitted there was a freak ejection where seats fired on their own, leading to the crash.

Swachh Bharat set for name-and-shame mode

The Narendra Modi government is planning to harness the power of social media to ensure the success of its flagship Swachh Bharat, or clean India, campaign that was launched on October 2.

Modi greets soldiers in Siachen; separatists under house arrest in Srinagar

Ahead of his visit to Srinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Siachen to spend some time with soldiers on Diwali. In Kashmir, separatists who called for a bandh are now under house arrest

J-K: Separatists call for bandh as PM comes visiting today

Police tightened security across the state on fears of separatist protests during Modi’s visit to the Valley to spend Diwali with flood-affected families. The visit seems to be intended to soothe frayed nerves in the Valley. Read: J-K floods: PM Modi likely to announce relief, rehab package

Families flee homes as Uttarakhand village begins to sink

About 40 families of an Uttarakhand village along the Mandakini bank are spending sleepless nights nowadays as the river is fast undercutting their land, forcing the village into a constant sink.

Seven year old Dalit boy thrashed for entering temple in Bengaluru

A seven-year-old Dalit boy had his head bashed into a pillar allegedly by a priest after he entered a temple at Nelamangala on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

BJP aims at putting Om Mathur as UP in-charge

BJP's decision to put senior leader Om Mathur, the man who helped the party pull off a huge win in the Maharashtra assembly polls, in charge of the party’s affairs in Uttar Pradesh is aimed at wresting the state from the ruling Samajwadi Party.

Shyamal Sen commission wound up; job unfinished

The Shyamal Sen Commission that was set up by chief minister Mamata Banerjee to identify the key persons responsible for the Saradha scam and return money to the depositors was wound up on Wednesday without achieving either of the objectives.

Ranchi: Villagers lynch man for ‘spreading anthrax’

A village quack was lynched in Simdega district after he was held responsible for spreading a disease that has killed eight people in the area over the past week, police said on Wednesday.

First Sino-India joint venture film, starring Jackie Chan, launched

This will be the first co-production film venture between the two countries under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on audio-visual cooperation signed during President Xi Jinping’s India visit in September.

'Modi dhamaka' loudest in cracker of a Patna diwali!

This is not the first time that crackers have been named after a celebrity or famous figure. But unlike on earlier occasions, it is a ‘Modi firecracker wave; that has relegated all others to the sidelines.

Jaipur: Hunt on for men accused of raping teenager

A 17-year-old Jaipur girl was sexually assaulted in a moving car and later raped by six men in a hotel on the highway to Ajmer in July this year, according to a police complaint filed recently in the Rajasthan capital.

What Diwali means for a Muslim

Sweets, dry fruits, lights, crackers, gift boxes and fresh flowers: Diwali sparkles memories of good times shared with friends and family. If you are far away from home, Diwali makes you nostalgic. It doesn't matter what faith you belong to.

Govt to tell SC names of Swiss bank account holders

The government will likely disclose to the Supreme Court next week names of people against whom strong evidence exists of stashing away black money in Swiss banks.

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