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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

India

BJP looks south, gets ready for Tamil Nadu assembly polls

The BJP, which contested 18 seats in Tamil Nadu in 2009, more than doubled its vote share in the 2014 LS polls despite fielding candidates in just nine seats. But, the state election will be a different challenge.

IB: CBI didn’t verify all Ishrat case facts

Attacking the CBI chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has claimed in the Supreme Court that it was filed without fully verifying all the facts.

Field trial of GM crops to begin soon: Javadekar

The NDA government has decided to allow scientific trials of some GM crops, which it had put on hold, but it would ensure these would strictly adhere to all norms governing such field evaluation.

Questions over seniors’ silence on Rahul critics

Knives are out in the Congress as young leaders have decided to take on seniors for their 'deafening silence' whenever there is an attack of party vice president Rahul Gandhi from within the organisation or outside of it.

Model's lawyer to seek cancellation of top cop Paraskar's bail

The lawyer, who represented a Mumbai-based model in a case of her alleged sexual assault against Deputy Inspector General of Police Sunil Paraskar, told the court in Mumbai on Thursday, that she would seek cancellation of pre-arrest bail granted to the senior police officer after he allegedly threatened her through another person.

Teenagers’ quarrel leads to clash in Hapur

A petty dispute between two teenage students turned into a confrontation between two communities in Bahadurgarh village of Hapur district on Thursday.

Ban loudspeakers at shrines, SC urged

Journalist-turned-activist Vineet Narain has moved the Supreme Court seeking a ban on use of loudspeakers at religious places that recently led to communal violence in Uttar Pradesh.

India plans to host all 54 African Union leaders

For the first time, India is preparing to host all the 54 African Union leaders for the third edition of the India-Africa forum summit in New Delhi in December. The event is being billed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s grand reach-out to the continent.

Pak targets mosque, residential houses along LoC

In 13th ceasefire violation in the past 11 days, Pakistani troops opened another front along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir and targeted a mosque and residential houses in night-long firing.

UP flood situation grave, toll mounts to 89

Flood situation remained grave in Uttar Pradesh where the toll rose to 89 on Thursday with reports of seven more deaths in the state whose eastern parts were worst hit.

Now, surnames matter less in politics: Jaitley

Taking a dig at politics of dynasty, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday times have changed and now surnames do not seem to matter in politics.

Hindu not a religious concept but a cultural identity: Venkaiah

Amid a raging debate on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks, Union minister and senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu slammed on Thursday attempts to create controversies whenever there is a reference to the word 'Hindu'.

MP: Ujjain officials distribute Dina Nath Batra's books

Controversial books authored by right-leaning author Dinanath Batra were distributed to students at a science fair in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, by the district education department, not long after a similar move by Gujarat government officials created a storm.

Centre stops release of film on Indira assassination

The information and broadcasting ministry’s 'no' to releasing Kaum de Heere’ came after the home ministry objected to the movie, saying that it may affect communal harmony in Punjab and other northern states.

BJP asks Cong CMs not to breach constitutional propriety

BJP on Thursday reminded Congress' chief ministers not to breach constitutional propriety and asked it to desist from playing politics as it termed the decision of Maharashtra CM and others to boycott Prime Minister's functions as 'unfortunate'.
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