HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014


Assam violence: 2 lakh take shelter in relief camps

Though tension continued in violence-hit BTAD (Bodoland Territorial Area District) and Sonitpur district of Assam, there has been no violence during last twenty four hours.

VIP treatment in jail for Saradha accused

Transport and sports minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam, was moved to a ward in Alipore central jail’s prison hospital after being discharged from SSKM Hospital.

North India shivers as Leh touches -17°C

Leh in Jammu and Kashmir recorded its coldest overnight temperature at minus 17 degrees Celsius. All of North India is reeling under an intense cold wave forcing people to stay indoors. 

Cabinet will take up land ordinance today

The Narendra Modi government is planning to take the ordinance route to amend the land acquisition act to make it more industry-friendly. The rural development ministry is expected to ask for the cabinet’s approval on Monday.

3 universities toe Batra line, offer Vedic Maths course

By February, three Indian universities will be teaching Vedic mathematics, thanks to memorandums of understanding signed with the Shiksha Bachao Andolan of Dinanath Batra, widely known for his Hindutva-inspired ideas on education. The latest is Punjab Technical University (PTU), which begins the six-month certificate course in February.

Imphal: 8 skeletons found from abandoned school

Eight human skulls were found from an abandoned school complex during construction work on December 26 in Imphal West district in Manipur, prompting political parties and social activists to demand an explanation from the state government.

Jharkhand: Raghubar Das sworn in as 10th CM

Jharkhand’s first non-tribal chief minister, Raghubar Das, along with four members of the new cabinet on Sunday took oath amidst thousands of supporters in Ranchi. 'This is a new beginning of a better, prosperous, successful Jharkhand,' Das said.

Asaram case: 'Missing' woman appears before cops

A 33-year-old married woman, who has accused self-styled godman Asaram Bapu of rape and who mysteriously disappeared from her house two weeks ago, Sunday appeared before the Surat police.

Congress marks its 130th Foundation Day

Congress celebrated Sunday its 130th Foundation Day which comes in the backdrop of the party's sliding base and its disastrous electoral performance this year.

Four dozen Chinese centres along Indian borders

Security agencies have found that close to four dozen Chinese study centres and other monasteries are present along India's frontiers with Nepal and Bhutan and are allegedly indulging in propaganda programmes.

IIT-D director resigns after Sachin academy fiasco

Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday denied a news report that he wanted to build a cricket academy on the IIT Delhi campus, after the autonomous institute's director resigned allegedly due to disagreements with the govt.

Indo-American photojournalist Rajan Devadas dies

Rajan Devadas, one of the most admired Indian-American photojournalists whose lenses chronicled US-India relations for more than half a century, has died.

Rebooted: A tale of two cities

With its borders redrawn, Andhra Pradesh is looking to create a truly smart global city with a little help from like-minded Singapore. The Singapore model has all the trappings to tickle Cyber Babu, the endearing nickname Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has earned.

Taking the highway to success

Expressways like the Yamuna Expressway have the potential to take India's growth trajectory to the next level. But only a handful, including the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, were added to India's road network in the past decade, and just a few more are in the making.

Manipur: 8 human skulls found in abandoned school complex

The complex was occupied by the central paramilitary forces during the peak of insurgent activities from 1980 to 1999. Many youth were stated to have either disappeared or arrested by the forces at that time.
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