HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014


Will Pakistan take the right lessons from Peshawar?

The Peshawar massacre is Pakistan’s 26/11. While the assault on Mumbai aimed at crippling the Indian economy, the barely concealed objective behind the mass killing of students is to bring the Pakistan army on its knees, writes Vinod Sharma.

Lokpal: Staff of foreign-funded NGOs may have to declare assets

In a move to introduce transparency norms for all NGOs that receive foreign funds, the government has proposed an amendment to the Lokpal law that will require NGO executives too to declare their assets at par with government officials.

AAP charges Prasad, Tewari with conflict of interest

AAP alleged 'conflict of interest and gross impropriety' against Union telecommunications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and former information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari for taking 'retainership fees' from the Reliance Group.

Kerala dilutes liquor policy, Sundays won’t be ‘dry'

Under pressure from the liquor lobby and tourism sector, the Kerala government on Thursday decided to dilute its liquor policy announced barely three months back.

BJP is forming its own vigilance teams to check infiltration along Bengal-Bangladesh border

State BJP is forming its own 'vigilance teams' along the Bengal-Bangladesh to check the problem of infiltration. Districts such as North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Malda and Murshidabad will get special attention as a lot of infiltration takes place in these areas, state BJP leaders told HT.

I was raped, my family faces social boycott: Bihar woman

'I have not stepped out of my door since four men raped me at Bihta, a few kilometres west of Patna, on November 19. I do not leave my house as I cannot face people.'

SC divests MP HC judge accused of sexual abuse of responsibilities

The Supreme Court Thursday quashed an ‘in-house’ panel constituted by the Madhya Pradesh high court chief justice to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a sitting judge there and divested the accused judge of all administrative and supervisory functions.

LN Mishra murder: 4 convicts get life imprisonment

In a show of mercy, a Delhi court Thursday said the men convicted of murdering railway minister LN Mishra in 1975 should not be condemned to death and sentenced the four to life imprisonment instead.

Fresh ‘conversions’ in UP, Bihar trigger tension

The conversion row threatened to flare up again Thursday with reports that over 70 Hindus had embraced Christianity in Bihar and UP, and Hindu groups declaring they would hold immediate ‘ghar-wapsi’ events.

PMO pushes private FM channels to air Mann Ki Baat programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat has been a hit on the airwaves three months in a row. But the show’s success, it turns out, is partly driven by the mighty hand of officialdom.

The making of a Smart India: Let's not lose this opportunity

We're on the cusp of something special. Creating a Smart India makes sense economically, politically and socially. Technology, coupled with a mature assessment of the benefits of sustainable living, will provide us the answers.

‘Zaki chacha’ cleared the attacks

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is among seven Pakistanis accused of planning and executing the 26/11 attacks. Military commander of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Lakhvi was instrumental in planning the terror strike along with Hafiz Saeed.

Masterminding 26/11 attacks from the control room

Nariman House, a Jewish residential complex run by the Chabad-Lubavitch ultra-orthodox movement, was scene to some horrific killing, which lead to the death of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife along with several other hostages.

Bail to Lakhvi clearly shows Pak’s real face: 26/11 victims

 Survivors, and families of those killed in the audacious 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, have questioned Pakistan’s commitment, if any, to combating terrorism in the backdrop of the decision of a Pakistan court to release Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

Ashram eviction: Three of a family 'commit suicide'

A day after five sisters from Bihar were evicted by police from the Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry following a Supreme Court order, two of them and their mother allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the sea on Thursday, police said.
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