HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014


'I am an Indian,' says Sania, after BJP MLA calls her 'Pak's daughter-in-law'

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday hit out at politicians for raising objections to her being appointed as Telangana's brand ambassador. 'Daughter-in-law of Pakistan' Sania not fit to represent Telangana: BJP leader

Time is wasted on petty issues: Sania on Telangana brand ambassador row

A BJP leader opposed Sania Mirza's appointment as the brand ambassador of Telangana state saying she was Pakistan's 'daughter-in-law'. Sania asserted that her ancestors had contributed to Hyderabad. Poll: Does marrying a Pakistani make Sania Mirza less Indian?

Train, bus collision kills 14 schoolkids in Telangana

14 school kids were killed and over a dozen severely injured this morning when a train rammed into a school bus carrying them to their school in Medak district near Hyderabad.

Shiv Sena fights row triggered by MPs

In an editorial published in party mouthpiece Saamna on Thursday, Shiv Sena said the force-feeding incident was blown out of proportion and given a communal angle.

India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact

India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties.

Lax antibiotic controls raise killer disease fears

An Indian pharmacist swiftly pulls white boxes of powerful antibiotics from neatly stacked shelves behind him, and hands them over the counter without asking for a doctor's prescription

US lawmakers ask basketball federation to review its policy on Sikh turbans

Appalled by reports that Sikh players from India were asked to remove their turbans at an international basketball match, top US lawmakers have launched a campaign asking FIBA to review the discriminatory policy.

SGPC is for all India, Modi govt is with us: Badal

For long locked in intractable legal disputes over sharing of river waters and territorial claims, Punjab and Haryana are now sparring on politico-religious turf. And, the slugfest is only getting vicious and complicated by the day, raising the fears of religious frenzy that consumed Punjab in the dark 1980s.

Centre cannot undo Haryana committee: Hooda

For long locked in intractable legal disputes over sharing of river waters and territorial claims, Punjab and Haryana are now sparring on politico-religious turf.

India backs Palestine in UNHRC vote on Gaza

India on Wednesday voted in support of a United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC) resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza.

Katju charge: Ex-SC judge blames Lahoti

Former SC judge justice Ruma Pal had put her objections in writing on getting to know that a 'tainted' Madras HC judge was given an extension overlooking the reservations of the collegium she was part of.

Sunanda case: Govt ‘considers’ CBI probe demand

Home minister Rajnath Singh is “looking into” BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s demand for a CBI investigation into the mysterious death of senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar.

UP rape and murder victim’s identity in doubt

The anomalies in the postmortem findings of the Mohanlalganj rape and murder victim, whose corpse was found naked in a school compound in Balsinghkheda village on July 17, could end up helping the accused during a trial, feel legal and police experts.

Government plans enhanced security for VVIPs

Following the death of rural development minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident, Union home ministry has asked all stakeholders to look for more secure vehicles, skilled drivers and assertive personal security officers (PSOs) for government protected persons, sources told HT.

‘Xi, Modi agreed to respect interests at BRICS’

Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to create the “right conditions” to harness the true potential of ties with India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need to respect each other’s ‘interests and concerns’, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
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