You can’t ignore Modi, who you think might become India’s next PM; a man beheaded his sister on a busy street of Kolkata allegedly for having an extra-marital affair; the outgoing chairman of the Tata group, Ratan Tata is "rattled" by the country's current image; Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said that it is numbers in Parliament that finally matter; Uttar Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction of witnessing over 100 communal clashes this year. These are the most read stories on hindustantimes.com
Moditva beyond 2012
“Modi as PM” has been a proposition since the Hindu hardliner won a second term with an impressive victory in 2007, riding on a development plank that projected him as a leader who could deliver when the rest of the political system had failed. But each time, the idea got nipped in the bud by his own party. The 62-year-old leader never talks about his prime ministerial ambitions, but quietly endorses whenever the suggestion is made by others, both within and outside the BJP.
Kolkata man kills sister, takes severed head to cops
The crime was barbaric. A man beheaded his sister on a busy street in the southern fringes of the city, allegedly for having an extra-marital affair, and marched 3 km with the severed head to the police station to give himself up. A day later, the reaction is equally horrific: several residents of Ayubnagar, where the crime took place, say Mehtab Alam’s action is justified on grounds of religion.
India 'hurt' by scams and court process: Ratan Tata
The outgoing chairman of the Tata group Ratan Tata is "rattled" by the country's current image emerging from scams and retrospective taxation, and wants the government to give an "irreversible commitment" that law of the land has sanctity.
Parliament runs on numbers, not morals: Jaiswal
Debunking BJP's claim that government had suffered a moral defeat in Parliament on the FDI issue, Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday said that it is numbers that finally matter. "Opposition is saying that we have used number force instead of moral force in securing victory on the floor, who should tell them that Parliament runs only on numbers and not on moral grounds," the union coal minister said on the sidelines of a book release function.
'Over 100 communal clashes in UP this year'
Uttar Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction of witnessing over 100 communal clashes this year that left 34 people dead. The towns where incidents of such violence took place are Kosi Kalan in Mathura, Faizabad, Pratapgarh, Sitapur, Ghaziabad and Bareilly. More than 450 people were also injured in these clashes which took place from January till October 31, Home Ministry officials said. Read More