Cyclone Phailin has left a trail of destruction behind in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha; soaring onion prices pushed India’s WPI inflation to 6.46% in September from 6.10% in August; "The usage of the word Allah is not an integral part of the faith in Christianity," ruled a Malaysian court and Ratan Rajput, who was evicted from Bigg Boss 7, is still on edge. These were some of the most read stories on hindustantimes.com:
Phailin fizzles out in Odisha, AP; leaves behind trail of destruction
Cyclone Phailin left a trail of destruction in Odisha, destroying lakhs of homes affecting nine million people, flattening paddy fields and wrecking the vital Gopalpur and Paradip ports but human casualties were limited as close to a million people took refuge in shelters. Read more .
Onion prices continue to bite, inflation rises to 6.46% in Sept
Skyrocketing onion and vegetable prices and costlier staples such as onions and vegetables pushed India’s wholesale inflation to 6.46% in September from 6.10% in August, data released on Monday showed. Read more .
'Allah' exclusive to Muslims, rules a Malaysian court
A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word "Allah" to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tensions and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country. Read more .
Right now, I need my family and a psychiatrist: Ratan Rajput
The latest contestant to be evicted from the reality show Bigg Boss 7, Ratan Rajput, is still on edge. Read more .