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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

India

Polls saw fewer candidates than 2008 elections

The voter turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections has increased significantly but the number of aspiring lawmakers dipped substantially compared to 2008 polls when a record 1,344 candidates tried their luck on 87 constituencies.

'I thought he was friend, but he raped me': Bihar woman narrates her story

She tells HT: 'I knew my rapist; we had met through my friends in the medical college where I was doing my PhD. I still haven’t told my parents but people in my college know. They ostracise me because no one wants to be involved in something as messy as rape.'

Video: BJP leader, aides caught on camera thrashing pvt company staff

BJP leader and Satna district panchayat president Gagnendra Singh and his supporters allegedly thrashed five employees working at a major private vehicle manufacturing company's shop at Satna in MP.

Govt discriminated against migrant KPs: BJP

Minister of state in Prime Minister's office, Jitendra Singh on Sunday said successive governments had discriminated against the migrant Pandit community by denying the government employees among them the privileges which other workers got.

JKLF chief on 'indefinite' hunger strike in hospital

The head of the pro-Independence Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik has gone on an indefinite hunger strike to protest the "continuous detention" of separatist leaders and their supporters.

Tihar inmates to get insurance cover under Jan Dhan

Inmates of Delhi's high-security Tihar jail will soon get life and accidental insurance cover as the prison administration, in collaboration with Indian Bank, has decided to get their accounts opened under the Jan Dhan Yojna.

TN: DMK leader Napolean joins BJP at Shah rally

At the first rally he addressed in Tamil Nadu on Saturday after taking charge of the party, the BJP president also welcomed Tamil film music director Gangai Amaran and actress and dancer Gayatri Raghuram into the party fold.

UN official, BARC scientist new members of NDMA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started reinventing the NDMA on Sunday, naming three disaster experts as members to the advisory body that had become a parking lot for retired bureaucrats under the UPA regime.

Uttarakhand: Minor boy's genitals chopped off

A three-and-half-year-old boy's genitals were chopped off at a village in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district on Saturday in a gruesome incident suspected to be linked to tantric rituals.

Bihar: 45 detonators seized, boy injured in blast

The Police on Sunday recovered 45 detonators from a house in a locality coming under Adampur police station area in Bihar's Bhagalpur town even as a minor boy sustained injuries while fiddling with one of the detonators.

If not now, then when: It is time to review our moral reservations against euthanasia

With the government's decision to scrap Section 309 of the IPC and decriminalise attempt to suicide, perhaps it is time to review our ethical reservations against mercy killings, even though, legal experts fear misuse.

In India, things take time but they get done, says German ambassador Michel Steiner

His style of diplomacy has got him into the headlines. Remember the 2013 Zubin Mehta concert in Kashmir organised by his embassy? Here, Steiner talks of his decision to invite Narendra Modi for lunch, Sanskrit replacing German in Kendriya Vidyalayas, and more.

3 killed, 4 injured in powerful blast in Manipur

Three people were killed and four others injured in a powerful blast in Manipur’s capital city of Imphal on Sunday.

Gujarat conversions spark anger

Congress and other opposition parties slam the VHP for coverting over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district in Gujarat.

VHP says Hindu values will be restored in country

Asserting that Hindu values will be restored in the country, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday said they have never wanted to convert the world but only to 'win over its heart'.
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