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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Dec 2014

India

Don't call J-K polls 'strategic win over Pak': Omar

Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday warned National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval against projecting Jammu and Kashmir polls as 'strategic victory over Pakistan'.

Poll results today: Can BJP make its mark in J-K?

After 1987, the recently concluded assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are probably the most crucial. Although elections have been conducted in situations far more sensitive, the polarised run-up to the polls this year makes the all difference.

Orphan to architect: she is stronger than the tsunami

Meghana Rajshekhar was 12 years old in 2004. The daughter of an Indian Air Force officer, she had seen a bit more of the country than most of her peers by the time her family settled down in Car Nicobar, which was not far from where the tsunamis originated.

No victory procession by political parties in Valley

The political parties in Kashmir have decided not to hold any post-victory road show or procession following the declaration of results on Tuesday.

Top 5 videos | Social experiments

The year 2014 has been a year of social experiments to raise awareness about issues that matter. Tackling eve teasing, racism or something as simple as buying condoms. Here is our pick of top social experiments in India and around the world.

In Videos | Top 5 Modi moments of 2014

From Madison Square Garden to Sydney, and around places in India, 2014 has been an extravagant year for Prime Minister Modi. Here's is our pick of the best Modi moments.

‘United’ Janata Parivar calls BJP 'pack of lies'

Constituents of the now-defunct Janata Parivar called the BJP a 'pack of lies' at their first mass rally in the New Delhi on Monday, drawing for themselves a 'confederation of losers' tag in return.

Kerala: Maoists attack forest offices, KFC outlet

Suspected Maoists attacked two forest offices and vandalised two fast food restaurants in Kerala’s Palakkad and Wayanad districts early on Monday, signalling an intensification of their activities in the southern state where insurgency has largely fizzled out.

RSS chief asks Hindus to collect money for tribals

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday called upon Hindus in Delhi to contribute funds and extend financial assistance to tribals so they wouldn't be 'lured' to Christianity.

Spy agencies' failure resulted in 26/11 Mumbai attacks: Report

In a glaring intelligence failure, spy agencies in the US, Britain and India failed to join the dots gathered during high-tech surveillance which could have averted the 26/11 attacks, an investigative report said.

Conversion row triggers din in Parliament again

Distancing the government from the controversial religious conversions, parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu said people were free to convert their religion and the government had no role in either conversions or re-conversions.

Highway toll may be exempted for pvt vehicles

The Nitin Gadkari-led road transport and highways ministry's plan to spare buses and non-commercial vehicles from paying toll would cost the exchequer Rs. 27,000 crore over a five-year period between 2014 and 2019.

UN panel calls Hafiz Saeed 'sahib'; India objects

Perturbed over calling 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed as 'sahib' by a UN Security Council panel, India will seek a clarification on the issue from the world body.

Govt in no rush to bring in anti-conversion law, says consensus needed

The RSS and the BJP have tried to use the political row over forced religious conversions to raise the pitch for an anti-conversion bill, but the government is in no mood to oblige them immediately.

BJP MPs among 200 yet to adopt villages

More than two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY) and asked MPs to adopt villages for their holistic development, nearly 200 MPs are dragging their feet.
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