HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014


Modi government to give Aadhaar a new boss

The Centre has decided to name a new director general for the UIDAI, or Aadhaar, in yet another signal of its commitment to continue with the previous government's flagship programme.

Delhi woman poisoned by in-laws in Ghaziabad

A newly-married woman was allegedly poisoned by her husband and in-laws in Sihani Gate area of the district, police said on Thursday.

US hopeful of WTO deal with India hours before deadline

The US said on Thursday it was hopeful that differences between India and much of the rest of the world over a trade agreement could be resolved in time, with only hours remaining before the deal has to be signed.

Miraculous escape for three-month-old baby, family in Malin village

Amidst the grave tragedy in Malin, the village almost entirely wiped out by a landslide in Maharashtra, rescue teams on Thursday dug out a three-month-old infant and his mother safely from the debris, officials said.

Quake strikes Andaman; no Tsunami warning

Earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 6.1 struck Myanmar and Andaman islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Facebook posts trigger tension in three states

Inflammatory Facebook posts have become the trigger for several recent incidents of communal violence in various parts of the country in the backdrop of a series of bloody religious clashes.

Understand India's concerns over NSA snooping: John Kerry

US secretary of state John Kerry met external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday and discussed key bilateral issues including NSA snooping, WTO deal and India-US partnership. US hopeful of WTO deal with India hours before deadline

RSS, BJP adopt new method for coordination

The BJP and its ideological parent, the RSS, have set up a new two-way method of communication to iron out any face-offs on some key issues and to ensure they are on the same page on policy matters.

RSS meet begins amid tight security, organisational needs discussed on day 1

A four-day brainstorming session of RSS began on Thursday amid tight security and Congress workers' protest. The aim is to discuss core issues of the organisation and to chalk out the roadmap for its intellectual cell.

12 villages cut-off due to landslide in Odisha

Landslide in Odisha, triggered by heavy downpour, has cut-off about a dozen villages on the Bonda hills in Malkangiri from the district headquarters for the last four days, district officials said.

A heart-rending end to a 'pachydermal' love story in Bihar

A female elephant at the Valmikinagar Tiger Project in West Champaran district of north Bihar has gone into mourning after her partner was claimed by disease on Tuesday. Rupa, forest officials said, is 'heartbroken and distraught' at the loss of Amrit.

Dalbir Singh takes over as new army chief

General Dalbir Singh on Thursday took over as the new chief of the 1.3 million strong Indian Army. He succeeds General Bikram Singh, who retired on Thursday.

John Kerry says US 'excited' about PM Narendra Modi

US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday he was "excited" about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he wanted a "new relationship" with the new government.

Saharanpur main accused lives off land disputes

A former town councillor arrested on charges of instigating violence between Sikh and Muslim groups in Saharanpur that left three people dead is a muscle-man who made money off land disputes and extortions, HT has learnt. 

Rajiv Gandhi's Sri Lanka policy led to his death: Natwar Singh

Rajiv Gandhi’s Sri Lanka policy led to his assassination, former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has said, referring to the decision to send the Indian Peace Keeping Force to Sri Lanka in July 1987. Vote: Do you believe Natwar Singh's allegations about Congress?
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