North India

  • Leslee Udwin
    Mar 04, 2015 01:01 IST

    MHA gave nod for prison interview during UPA’s rule

    Permission to filmmaker Leslee Udwin for interviewing December 16 gang rape accused Mukesh Singh in Tihar was cleared by the Union home ministry way back in July 2013 when the UPA government was in power, sources said.

  • Baburam Bhattarai
    Mar 04, 2015 00:05 IST

    Kejriwal, former Nepal PM discuss ‘alternative politics’

    When the Aam Aadmi Party had formed the government in Delhi in early 2013, Nepal’s former PM and Maoist ideologue, Baburam Bhattarai, had hailed it as a ‘departure from dirty, traditional politics’.

  • AAP
    Mar 03, 2015 16:26 IST

    Shanti Bhushan's U-turn: 'Prashant, Yogendra must support Kejriwal'

    Aam Aadmi Party founding member Shanti Bhushan called for truce in the party on Tuesday, hours after his son and party leader Prashant Bhushan virtually accused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of running a personality cult.

  • Aam Aadmi Party
    Mar 03, 2015 15:20 IST

    Delhi CM Kejriwal to go on 10-day leave amid AAP's rift

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to take 10 days off from work for naturopathy treatment starting March 5, sources in the Aam Aadmi Party said on Tuesday. Kejriwal would leave for Bangalore a day after the party's national executive meeting on Wednesday, the sources added.

  • AAP rift
    Mar 03, 2015 13:12 IST

    Team Kejriwal vs Camp Dissent: Battle's on after Bhushan's criticism

    It has been a while since undercurrents of dissent started swirling within the Aam Aadmi Party. The murmurs became louder and stronger with a letter written by Admiral L Ramdas, the AAP's internal lokpal, pointing out the growing resentment within the party's ranks and the need to analyse Arvind Kejriwal's position as the national convener.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Mar 03, 2015 09:27 IST

    Arvind Kejriwal says 'deeply hurt and pained' by AAP crisis

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan said on Tuesday he felt the AAP should be absolutely firm on its ethical principles but Delhi chief minister and party convener Arvind Kejriwal once told him they needed to make certain compromises in politics.

  • Yogendra Yadav, Gopal Rai
    Mar 03, 2015 08:19 IST

    I will continue to work for AAP, says Yogendra Yadav

    Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav, who is in the middle of a rift within the AAP, has said he will be a part of the party as long as it continues to work for the people and nurture their hopes.

  • AAP victory
    Mar 02, 2015 23:03 IST

    20 task forces set up to take forward AAP’s 70-point agenda

    The Delhi government has formed 20 task forces on various critical issues such as women safety, clean Delhi and pollution under the Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), an advisory body of the government, to help execute the party’s poll promises.

  • Anand Kumar
    Mar 02, 2015 14:38 IST

    It’s a crisis of success, but AAP will resolve it: Anand Kumar

    AAP’s national executive member Anand Kumar tells Hindustan Times that talks are underway to find a conciliatory path between Delhi chief minister and party chief Arvind Kejriwal, and the Bhushan-Yadav duo.

  • AAP leaders
    Mar 02, 2015 14:07 IST

    AAP leaders Yadav, Bhushan may be asked to step down from key panel

    In the midst of allegations, counter-allegations and leaked letters, the Aam Aadmi Party has decided to hold a meeting of its national executive on Wednesday to discuss the roles of senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan in the party.

  • AAP celebrations
    Mar 02, 2015 13:54 IST

    Mired in controversies: Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party

    Serious differences appear to have cropped up within the AAP, including over Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's role in the party, with internal lokpal Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas pointing to two camps emerging within top leadership. However, it is not the first time AAP has been in the centre of a controversy.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Mar 02, 2015 09:43 IST

    AAP's internal lokpal claims 2 camps; Bhushan adds to rift buzz, Ashutosh calls 'churning' clash of ideas

    A storm was headed for the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday with senior leader Prashant Bhushan accusing the party of running a "one person-centric" campaign that revolved around Arvind Kejriwal during the Delhi elections and was contrary to the party's principles.

  • Yogendra Yadav
    Mar 02, 2015 08:14 IST

    Yogendra Yadav speaks on AAP crisis, says reports on rift laughable

    Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday slammed the "fabricated" and "bizarre" reports about the crisis in the party involving him and colleague Prashant Bhushan.

  •  air pollution
    Mar 02, 2015 00:35 IST

    Top scientist says Delhi air quality is better than Beijing

    Contrary to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Delhi is not the most polluted city in the world, says Gufran Beig, the country’s leading atmospheric scientist. According to Beig, it is the “hype” surrounding the air pollution that is harming the city more than the air itself.

  • nursery admission
    Mar 01, 2015 23:47 IST

    Many kids will miss nursery this year due to messy criteria

    Tanishka Keshri, 3, will not go to school this year despite applying for admission in nursery in around 25 schools. A combination of lesser number of seats than the number of applicants and the messy admission criteria means that a number of children like Tanishka have not managed to secure a seat in any school this year.