HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014


Lack of ground work may force EC to postpone elections in J-K

The Election Commission (EC) is considering the possibility of deferring assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir as the state administration is still trying to recover from the devastation caused by the recent floods.

China, India armies to discuss troop withdrawal

The Indian Army and Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) divisional commanders are expected to hold a meeting at Spanggur Gap on Tuesday to confirm the withdrawal of troops from both sides to September 1 positions from Demchok and Chumar along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

Nehru was against caste quota: Book

Jawaharlal Nehru believed that his ambition to build India with first-rate citizens (meritorious) should not be constrained by too much reservation at all levels, former union law minister HR Bhardwaj has said in his book.

IGNOU to shut down ISRO chair

At a time when India is celebrating the success of ISRO and the Mars mission, which is expected to renew the interest of students in satellite communication, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to discontinue the ISRO chair that undertook research in related fields — for lack of funds.

Muzaffarnagar on terrorists’ radar

The riot-torn and communally volatile Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh is in jihadi crosshairs and has become a new reference point for motivating new recruits joining terror modules, multiple counter-terror sources told HT.

Modi 'very good event manager', but got 'carried away' in US: Cong

Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved himself a "very good event manager" but got "carried away" on his visit to the USA even as it charged that he was "diluting" the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.

There's a dust storm brewing on Mars: Mangalyaan sends more pictures

India's Mars orbiter has sent a picture of regional dust storm activities over the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet, Isro said on Monday. MOM spacecraft had sent its first images of the planet on Thursday. Picture inside

Students don't need to attest documents anymore

Students applying for courses in universities will no longer require attestation of their documents as self-certification will be enough, a development that will come as a huge relief to them.

US should not repeat Iraq-like mistake in Afghanistan: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India would like the US withdrawal from Afghanistan to proceed 'very slow' so as to not repeat an Iraq-like mistake. Modi meets Israel’s PM Netanyahu

India will not accept any Chinese intrusion: Rijiju

Sending a stern message to China, Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju on Monday said India will not accept any kind of intrusion by China or concede any of its territory.

Nothing changes in TN: Jayalalithaa will run govt by remote control

For the loyal soldiers of the Amma army in AIADMK, she is omnipotent and omnipresent. Her physical absence amounts to nothing as the party apparatus and the government machinery will function smoothly and do her bidding without a question. Tearful Panneerselvam takes oath as CM

Clintons meet Modi; laud PM's initiative to clean Ganga river

Showering effusive praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former US President Bill Clinton on Monday said no one else before him had "knowledge and votes" to build a national economy, as the Clinton couple met the Indian leader in New York.

Kerala: 5-year-old student locked in kennel for 3 hrs

A five-year-old school boy was locked inside a dog’s cage for three hours allegedly for speaking in the class. The incident, which occurred on September 25, came to light after his parents approached the police with a complaint.

Mamata asks govt to amend JAC Bill

The law ministry is flummoxed at a strange request by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to amend the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, proposing replacement of the collegium system for appointment in higher judiciary with the commission.

200 held for Vadodara clashes, city still tense

Vadodara remained tense on Monday as police have arrested over 200 people following last week’s communal clashes sparked by a Facebook post that left several people injured while more than a dozen vehicles and shops were set afire.

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