HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014


Parties urged not to use insurgents

A conglomerate of 14 major churches in Mizoram appealed to all political parties to not use insurgents and armed groups in influencing voters in the forthcoming assembly polls.

Telangana could mean dry days for Andhra farmers

Chirala Bheema Rao, a farmer from Guntur district of coastal Andhra, fears the worst post-statehood for Telangana.

Oil-for-food scam: SC dismisses Natwar’s plea

Former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh is planning a book on the infamous oil-for-food scam, in which his alleged involvement led to his ouster from the government.

India needs nuclear energy to overcome power shortage: Pranab

Making a strong case for a major nuclear power programme with a long-term vision, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said India needs to give a major thrust to nuclear energy to overcome power shortage and fuel economic growth.

Bofors never stood test of law, says Congress

The Congress party today said the Bofors payoff case had never stood the test of law, hours after the central government told the Supreme Court about its decision to stop prosecution against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi for his alleged involvement in the case.

CPM trying to "misinterpret" facts on ASEAN pact: Ramachandran

The decision of the ruling CPI-M in Kerala to form a "human chain" across the state on October 2 against the ASEAN trade pact was aimed at misinterpreting facts relating to the agreement, Minister of state for home affairs Mullapally Ramachandran said in Kozhikode on Tuesday.

Government staff to get enhanced DA

Employees of the Puducherry government have been sanctioned five per cent enhanced Dearness Allowance.

Cong tries, fails to make Amravati rebel withdraw

The Congress efforts to persuade party rebel Sunil Deshmukh to withdraw his candidature from Amravati constituency in Maharashtra in favour of President Pratibha Patil’s son Rajendra Shekhawat have failed.

Shopian victim was a virgin: Doc report

Asiya Jan, one of the two women who were allegedly raped and murdered in Shopian in May this year, actually died a virgin.

Man charged with illegal confinement, held

A 60-year-old man, who had allegedly locked up his wife and three daughters in a room for seven years fearing they would be raped if they ventured out, has been arrested.

Cabinet to take up lottery issue

The Cabinet on Thursday is expected to consider a proposal of the Home Ministry to withdraw the Lotteries Prohibition Bill, 1999, which was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by the then NDA government in 1999 but never passed by Parliament.

A river runs through it

Bandra (East), with its varied electorate, is like a microcosm of Mumbai. The Mithi river clean-up is a major issue in
Kala Nagar, reports Sai Raje.

It’s posh, but it has its problems

Malvika Gadekar (23) feels lucky to stay in Khar. The most “happening places” — nightclubs, cafés, restaurants and the Linking Road shopping hub — are just 10 minutes away from her home on 17th Road.
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