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HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014

India

End the secrecy: why India's interest lies in unwrapping the 1962 war report

The highly classified Henderson Brooks Report commissioned by the Govt of India after the 1962 Sino-Indian war looked into the reasons for India's rout to China. And it is important, at least for transparency sake, to declassify the document.

Amit Shah named BJP's new president

Amit Shah's selection as the party chief came at a crucial time, a few months ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections due later this year. He was instrumental behind the party's victory in UP in the LS polls.

Mukhtar Naqvi gets bail in defamation case filed by Sabir Ali

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, accused in a criminal defamation case filed by former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali over Naqvi’s tweet linking Ali to Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal.

LoP issue: Kharge meets LS Speaker Mahajan

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday met Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and formally staked the party's claim to the post of Leader of Opposition in the House, an issue that has got embroiled in a controversy.

Rs. 1 crore recovered from thieves not mine: Giriraj

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Bihar Giriraj Singh has said the cash recovered from four men arrested after they burgled his house in Patna does not belong to him.

UP: Firing inside Faizabad court, two dead

At least two person was killed and three others injured on Wednesday in a blast which was followed by firing inside a court in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad, reports said.

'Hurt' Speaker pulls up erring members in LS

Anguished by repeated protests and a Trinamool Congress member telling her that she was "not the Speaker of Narendra Modi", Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday pulled up some members for their conduct, telling them bluntly that if they failed to maintain the dignity of the Chair, it is a "more serious matter."

I-T notice a witch-hunt, will fight back: Sonia

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said an I-T notice to her son Rahul Gandhi and herself regarding the National Herald case was mere 'political vindictiveness' and a 'witch-hunt'.

Modi aide Amit Shah may be named BJP prez today

The party, on Tuesday night, named South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s standing committee chairman Satish Upadhyay as the new chief for Delhi BJP. He replaces Dr Harsh Vardhan who is the new Union health minister.

'Henderson-Brooks report will remain top secret'

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, defence minister Arun Jaitley said the release of the 'top secret document' would not be in national interest. The government ruled out the possibility of any information related to the report being released fully or partially.

Bihar: 2 killed after row over WhatsApp message

Two youth were killed and seven injured at Akbarpur village in Rohtas on Tuesday in an incident sparked off by a message exchanged between friends from two different communities on WhatsApp.

Ghaziabad: 22-year-old gang-raped in moving car

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped in a moving car in Ghaziabad on Monday. She was dumped in Noida around midnight with her hands and legs tied and a bottle shoved inside her.

Rail budget satisfactory, will benefit industry

Today, the contribution of Indian railways is around 1.2% of the GDP and all stakeholders envisage that by 2020, it should reach about 3%. This will help sustainable economic development in the country at a level that was very recently the pride of India.

Coalgate: CVC advises CBI to file 5 more cases

The cases will be filed in such allocations that were earlier found to be regular by the CBI but the CVC found them to be irregular after the Supreme Court had directed the latter to assess the agency’s probe documents.

New governors likely to be named today

The government may announce names of around half a dozen governors as early as on Wednesday, Union home ministry sources told HT. Sources added some of the governors, like Kerala’s Sheila Dikshit and Maharashtra K Sankaranarayanan, may be transferred to some other states.
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