HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014


Many Trinamool leaders waiting to join us: BJP

Sensing a growing uneasiness within the Trinamool Congress, the BJP is hopeful about a major defection in its rival in West Bengal, where the saffron party is trying to find its foothold and expand base.

Govt to take in IIT, IIM grads as interns: CM Fadnavis

The intention, Fadnavis explained, is to bring in fresh ideas and a third party perspective to policies and technical and management systems that have been running for decades in Mantralaya.

Jet Airways offers discounted fares in flash sale

Jet Airways, India’s second largest airline by the number of travellers flown, on Friday launched a flash sale of tickets for travel next year, the second such sale in less than a week.

Courses at IIMs to get costlier as Ahmedabad hikes PG prog fees

While IIM Ahmedabad hiked its fees for the flagship post graduate programme in November by over 11%, it has been learnt that IIM Bangalore, Udaipur, Rohtak and Trichy may soon follow suit.

Govt asks states for views on age limit for babus joining IAS, IPS

The Centre has asked for the opinion of state governments on increasing the present age limit of 54 for induction of state service officers into IAS, IPS and IFoS, among others.

'Kissing Baba' arrested in Andhra Pradesh

The 'kissing baba', a fake godman who was hugging and kissing women devotees to treat their illness and solve other problems, has been arrested in Andhra Pradesh, police said on Friday.

Jessica Lall murder case: Manu Sharma gets 30 days parole

Siddharth Vashisht alias Manu Sharma, undergoing life term for killing model Jessica Lall in 1999, was granted parole on Friday for 30 days by the Delhi high court so that he can appear for his post-graduation exams.

Mulayam defends ‘songs, dance’ in Saifai festival

UP’s biggest and one-of-its-kind rural festival, the 17th edition of Ranvir Singh Memorial Saifai Mahostav, got off to a spectacular start at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s ancestral village on Friday.

J-K governor writes to BJP, PDP; back-channel talks on to form govt

Letters have been sent to both the parties as the poll verdict delivered a hung House, with no side getting a majority in the 87-member assembly. The PDP emerged the largest party with 28 seats and the BJP finished second with 25. PDP's 'workable agenda' for BJP

PDP’s ‘workable agenda’ for BJP

The BJP has put forth three-point formula as suggested by Union minister Arun Jaitley, where he underlined that the party would not compromise on sovereignty, regional balance and development.

5 Muslim families in Agra ‘convert’ for better future

More cases of ‘conversion’ were reported from Agra on Friday with five Muslim families apparently embracing Hinduism. The incident took place on Christmas. Seventeen individuals across five families attended a ‘havan’ that converted them into Hindus near Agra.

French firms cheer PM's Make In India campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make In India campaign has infused new energy in French defence companies to start manufacturing units in the country.

AAP, BJP battle it out over Malaviya legacy

The government’s decision to confer the Bharat Ratna to late Madan Mohan Malaviya has triggered a political war of sorts between the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar.

Modi acted like 'Dhritarashtra' on conversion issue: Azad

Blaming NDA government for stalling Parliament, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 'Dhritarashtra' saying there was his 'silent support' on contentious issues like conversions leading to disruptions in both the Houses.

Delhi fog: 8 trains cancelled, 79 behind schedule

The national capital continued to reel under biting cold conditions as a blanket of fog affected visibility and badly hit rail operations with eight trains getting cancelled and 79 running behind schedule.
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