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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

India

Supreme Court refuses to postpone UPSC prelim exam

The apex court refuses to postpone the UPSC preliminary exam just a day before the exams are scheduled to be held. Nine lakh students are ready to appear in the exam and it cannot be postponed, SC said.

Mangalyaan to reach Mars in 33 days: ISRO

India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission was just nine million kilometres away from the red planet, Indian Space Research Organisation said on Saturday.

Chargesheet filed in Modi's Patna rally blasts case

The NIA on Friday filed a chargesheet against 10 people, including alleged activist of banned SIMI group Hyder Ali, in a court in Patna in the case relating to the serial blasts at the then BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Patna last year.

Indian forces responding effectively to Pak firing: Jaitley

Jaitley's comments come on a day when Pakistani troops indulged in heavy 'unprovoked' shelling and firing on 22 border outposts and 13 villages, killing two civilians and injuring six others including a BSF jawan in Jammu sector.

Plan panel veterans to deliberate on its replacement on Aug 26

The Planning Commission has called a meeting of its former deputy chief and members on Tuesday to deliberate on the structure of the new body which will replace the 64-year-old institution.

Jagan calls TDP members buffoons, creates ruckus in the House

Leader of opposition in the Andhra Pradesh assembly YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s reference to the TDP members as buffoons created a ruckus in the House on Friday.

HC grants time to Gadkari, Kejriwal to resolve issue

Union minister Nitin Gadkari and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal were on Friday granted more time by the Delhi high court to resolve the issue between them in a defamation case filed by the BJP leader against the AAP chief after the two sides said they have not been able to sit together till date.

US not against India's stand on WTO: Nirmala Sitharaman

India on Friday said the US was not totally averse to its stand on giving food subsidies but was willing to convince the WTO members on the issue.

LoP needed for other key appointments too

The Supreme Court may have emphasised on the importance of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha for the appointment of Lokpal, but the role of LoP is equally crucial in appointments to several other statutory bodies.

Calling off talks is a message to Pakistan, says Amit Shah

By calling off the scheduled foreign secretary talks, the Modi government has sent out a message to Pakistan that bilateral dialogue cannot be held if it continues to engage separatists in Kashmir vis-a-vis India, BJP president Amit Shah said on Friday.

Maharashtra polls could be an expensive affair

According to political leaders and experts, more than Rs. 2,000 crore could be spent in the contest for 288 seats. This raises the question: Where is all the money coming from? The answer is not clear.

Rane calls BJP govt ‘two-faced’, Cong campaign in Maharashtra to start on Sept 1

Industries minister Narayan Rane, while announcing the Congress’ assembly poll campaign plans on Friday, took on the BJP government and called it two-faced for having failed to deliver on its pre-poll promises.

Uddhav trying hard to bring satraps on board

To gain an upper hand over ally BJP in the upcoming assembly polls, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is on a spree of inducting Congress and NCP defectors and leaders with considerable clout in areas where the Sena is not as prominent.

Shot in the arm for Cong as JVM-P’s ex-MP joins it

Dr Ajay Kumar, a former IPS officer and JVM-P MP, joined the Congress on Friday in presence of state party chief Sukhdeo Bhagat, HRD minister Geetashree Oraon and party leaders.

Teenage boy abused, assaulted in govt-run home

A 13-year-old boy was abused and assaulted in a government-run home in Bangalore for allegedly refusing to clean toilets, and police have launched a manhunt for three persons, including the head of the home, in connection with the incident.
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