HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014


Five-year-old Indian boy reaches Everest Base Camp, claims world record

On Friday, Harshit Saumitra, a Class 1 student of GD Goenka School in New Delhi, reached the Everest Base Camp, becoming arguably the youngest person to complete the difficult trek.

Mumbai: SIA plane hits turbulence, 22 hurt

More than 400 people on board a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 superjumbo from Singapore to Mumbai had a narrow escape after it was hit by a sudden turbulence on descent, injuring 22 passengers and crew.

Mild cold conditions prevail in north India

Temperatures dipped in many parts of north India on Sunday with mild cold conditions prevailing across the region.

Amethi: Day after Rahul visit, Smriti Irani sends Diwali gifts to women

A day after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to pay condolences to the family of party loyalist and nine term MLA late Ramsevak in his parliamentary constituency, union minister for human resources development Smriti Irani has sent saffron "Deepawali" gift to the women in select villages of Amethi Lok Sabha seat.

Bihar: Youth dies after his eyes gouged out

In a shocking and barbaric incident, a youth was badly beaten up, one of his eyes gouged out and his private parts were crushed mercilessly in West Champaran district, about 205 kilometres northwest of the state capital, on Saturday. He succumbed to the injuries.

Indian missions invite nations to make in India

Following the make in India initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian missions around the world have put in great effort to popularize the plan and to attract investors to make the country a manufacturing hub.

Coal scam: FIR filed against Jindal Steel

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has lodged a fresh case as part of its coal-block-allocation scam against a firm of former Congress Lok Sabha member and businessman Naveen Jindal for alleged irregularities related to the allocation of a Chattishgarh coal block to it during 1993-2005.

Rajinikanth’s letter to Jaya, happy to see you back home

Actor Rajinikanth welcomed his neighbour in Poes Garden on Sunday and sent AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa advance Diwali greetings.

CBI ex-chief says I-T department’s comment in SC is ‘totally unfair’

Former CBI director AP Singh said that the comments made by the income tax department against him during a hearing in the Supreme Court were unfair and completely unfounded. The comments were made in connection with his alleged telephonic conversations with meat exporter Moin Qureshi.

High on wins, Delhi BJP pushes for fresh polls

Senior BJP leaders in favour of fresh elections in Delhi got a shot in the arm on Sunday after the party stormed into power in Haryana and emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra.

Russian tourist molested, robbed on Goa beach

A 23-year-old Russian woman was molested, beaten up and robbed at Baga beach, one of Goa's most popular beaches, police said Sunday.

Rajnikanth says 'glad' to see Jayalalithaa back in her residence

Actor Rajnikanth on Sunday said he was 'glad' to see AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa back in her Poes Garden residence after being granted bail in a graft case, and wished her good health and peace.

Gujarat: BJP wins Rajkot-West assembly seat

BJP on Sunday retained the Rajkot-West assembly seat by winning the bye-election with a margin of over 23,000 votes. "BJP candidate Vijay Rupani won Rajkot-West assembly seat by a margin of 23,740 votes at the end of the final 19th round," Deputy Election Officer Ketan Gandhi said in Rajkot.

BJP ahead in Maharashtra hung house, may have to woo Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, whose party had parted ways with the BJP over the sharing of seats ahead of polls, did not rule out the possibility of the two parties joining hands once again.

193 dead due to my 'present situation': Jayalalithaa

Former TN chief minister, who is out on bail after being convicted in a corruption case, claims 193 people had died in the state because of her 'present situation' which she compared to 'swimming in a sea of inferno'.
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