HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014


Bypoll early trends: BJP cedes ground in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan

Early trends from the counting for the three Lok Sabha and 33 assembly seats across 10 states show that the BJP is suffering reverses in Uttar Pradesh. The big gainer seems to be the Samajwadi Party which is leading in 8 seats. In Gujarat there is more worrying news for the BJP. The party is ahead in 5 out of 9 seats, and the Congress in 4. All these seats were vacated by BJP legislators.

Jharkhand: Three employees of residential school transferred for giving liquor to kids

The action followed an HT report -- ‘Govt school students given liquor, shown pornography’ -- published on Sept 14. The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), a human right organization, in its fact finding report had made the revelation.

Cyber furore over 'injustice' to Park Street victim

Protests are fast gathering in the cyber space to show solidarity with the Park Street rape victim after she was allegedly denied entry at a city restaurant on Saturday.

Alvi, Tewari protest new Congress gag order

In the Congress, where top leaders are often accused of not being communicative enough, the senior brass is torn over the issue of leaders talking on behalf of the party in public.

Delhi: Minors kill man for demanding cigarettes

Five days after a minor was murdered for refusing to fetch cigarettes, another murder took place over the same petty issue. This time, three minor boys allegedly murdered a 20-year-old man who insisted that they get him cigarettes from a nearby kiosk.

To protect mother, 14-yr-old stabs drunk father to death

A 14-year-old boy, who was apprehended later, confessed to have stabbed his father, an auto-rickshaw driver. He allegedly told the police that had he not intervened, his father would have strangled his mother.

Bedecked Gujarat awaits Modi-Xi date

When President Xi Jinping lands in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, he will be greeted by large hoardings welcoming him in his own language, Chinese, besides Gujarati, and English.

Saradha scam planned to skim investors: Probe

The Saradha scam, which rocked the country through the past year, was startling in its intricate and well-planned design aimed at fooling the gullible public, a top government source with access to the voluminous report submitted last week by the SFIO told HT.

Roads where builder has recovered his cost to turn toll-free soon

In a move that will come as a big relief to commuters, the government has decided to  scrap toll on all highway stretches where developers have recovered their investment, highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.

Nothing to do with Sakshi Maharaj’s comment, says BJP

The BJP on Monday distanced itself from a controversial remark by its Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj who on Sunday drew sharp reaction from different quarters for alleging that madrassas were giving 'education of terrorism'.

Another Viswabharati student files complaint

A third-year student of fine arts section complained to the police against her departmental head for threatening her for taking part in an agitation showing solidarity with the victim.

Paul sworn in as 15th Governor of Manipur

Meghalaya governor Dr Krisan Kant Paul has been formally sworn in as the 15th governor of Manipur at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Imphal this afternoon at 3pm. He takes additional charge of Manipur apart from the existing status.

Modi govt set to give police more teeth for anti-Maoist operations

Police in Maoist-affected states do not even know the names of the rebels operating in their respective areas, a review of the Congress-led UPA government’s policy on left-wing extremism has revealed.

China, India in border skirmish ahead of Xi visit

The latest incident highlights the bitter differences between the two Asian giants despite the likely bonhomie that will mark the Chinese president's first Indian visit. India says boundary issue will be discussed during Xi's visit

India slams Pak for clean chit to Hafiz Saeed

India hit out at Pakistan on Monday over its remarks that Hafiz Saeed had no case against him, saying he was the 'evil' mastermind behind the Mumbai attacks and it was up to Pakistan to bring the chief of terror outfit JuD to book. Hafiz Saeed our national, free to roam around: Pak envoy

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