HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014


Sticky points in neighbourhood come up for talks in bilaterals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday. Modi also met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and his Nepal counterpart Sushil Koirala.

Adored and also despised, halo falls off Jayalalithaa

J Jayalalithaa’s life of power and pomp echoes much of the melodrama of the films she once acted in, a turbulent script of rising and falling, adulation and abuse that didn’t quite have a happy ending. Poll: Who will gain politically in Tamil Nadu?

Life, politics set to run a new course in Tamil Nadu

Angry AIADMK supporters spilled into the streets of Chennai pelting stones and setting buses on fire after a trial court convicted party leader and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case on Saturday.

Kingfisher secures stay from Calcutta HC

Kingfisher Airlines Ltd said on Saturday that it had secured a stay from the Calcutta High Court on the decision of the Grievance Redressal Committee of the United Bank of India which had earlier declared the airline and its directors as wilful defaulters.

BSP, AIADMK, BJD get richer; CPI-M, Trinamool, DMK turn poorer after 2014 polls

The 2014 general elections had different financial fall-outs for political parties with some becoming richer while others losing money heavily.

NIA chargesheets Maoists for killing Congress men

Over 150 cadre of the outlawed CPI(Maoist) ambushed the Parivartan Yatra convoy of the Chhattisgarh Congress and killed 27 party men, their supporters and security men, said the National Investigating Agency (NIA) in its chargesheet regarding the Jheeram valley massacre.

AIADMK govt safe, but Amma staring at 10-year exile

The conviction of AIADMK boss J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case may prove a game-changer for Tamil Nadu politics by triggering a realignment of forces on the ground and opening up space for national parties.

One wedding and four convictions, the unravelling of Jayalalithaa

Back in 1995, much before India’s unapologetic embrace of ritz, one of the country’s top politicians staged a wedding for her foster son, a show of such royal opulence that it was to ultimately prove to be her political undoing.

With more shakhas, online recruits, and mainstreaming of agenda, RSS on upswing

The RSS is witnessing steady growth. With more shakhas, online recruits, and mainstreaming of their agenda, the Sangh - ideological parent of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party - is on the upswing.

My daughter not joining politics: Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday denied reports that his daughter Harshita was debuting in politics by joining his party's new student wing.

Deccani Sikhs: Punjabi by nature?

Deccani Sikhs, descendants of the Lahori Fauj dispatched by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to help the Nizam of Hyderabad, are a minority Sikh community rooted in Telangana. Amritsar may be their holy place, but for them Hyderabad is home, they say.

Superior court, the only ray of hope for Amma

A Bengaluru court’s verdict sentencing Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa to jail for four years can virtually finish her political career as she will be out of electoral politics for 10 years, unless a superior court comes to her rescue.

85 people killed by floods in Assam, Meghalaya

A total of 85 people have been killed due to heavy floods and inundation in Assam and Meghalaya, the NDRF said on Saturday. After combating the floods and water logging tragedy for over a week in the two states, the lead mitigation force has now shifted its operations from rescue to relief.

After more than a dozen acquitals, Jaya faces jail time

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, convicted on Saturday by a Bangalore special court in a disproportionate assets case, had fought more than a dozen cases and was acquitted in most of them.

UP: Woman 'raped' by stepfather at knifepoint

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her stepfather at knifepoint when she was alone at the house, police said on Saturday.
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