HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014


Amit Shah was in touch with police officers: lawyer

Contesting the discharge application filed by BJP president in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case, counsel for the complainant on Tuesday made a series of accusations against him before the special CBI court trying the case here.

Behaviour of Cong leadership exposes their frustration: Omar

Working president of the National Conference (NC) and chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the under-current in favour of the NC and enthusiasm of its workers to register remarkable victory in 2014 assembly elections had frustrated its opponents to such an extent that they were making all bogus propaganda and stooping too low to criticise the NC and its leadership.

Acid attack case: Police fail to nab culprits even after five days

Even after five days of the acid attack on a law student, police are still unable to find the culprits. Lack of any development in the case is causing an erosion of faith in the police among people, especially among women.

Phase 5 polls crucial for BJP's 'Mission 44+'

The Bharatiya Janata Party's ambitious 'Mission 44+' to form its first ever government in Jammu and Kashmir hinges on its performance in the 20 seats going to the polls on December 20, in the final of the five-phase assembly elections.

We’ve deferred Dec 25 ‘ghar-wapsi’, haven’t cancelled it: RSS affiliate chief

Rajeshwar Singh Solanki, chief of the Dharma Jagran Samiti, the group behind mass conversions in Uttar Pradesh that sparked outrage, tells HT that the December 25 conversion event has only been deferred and the group will continue to oppose churches.

24,700 villages hit by drought in Maharashtra: Fadnavis

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced on Wednesday that another 5,700 villages will be added to the list of drought-affected villages in Maharashtra.

Dalai Lama says he may be last to hold title

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that he may be the last to hold the title and may not have a successor, media reported Wednesday.

'Central team's visit to Maharashtra drought-hit areas a farce'

The visit by the Central team to drought-affected areas in Maharashtra has come under fire, with a leading farmers' activist Kishor Tiwari on Wednesday terming it a 'farce' and claimed it was 'undertaken in a tearing hurry'.

Gujarat cotton farmer kills self over low MSP

A 21-year-old farmer in Gujarat committed suicide by setting himself on fire for getting low price for his cotton produce in Rajkot district, Gujarat. Arvind Koli self-immolated in a local marketing yard where he had gone to sell his cotton produces on Wednesday.

Nagpur: Council stalled on LoP; govt won't interfere, says Fadnavis

The stalemate on non-appointment of a LoP in the legislative council on Wednesday intensified when the Opposition again stalled the proceedings seeking an immediate announcement on as to who will occupy the post.

Mufti slams Modi, says PM getting carried away by party agenda

Asserting that Narendra Modi does not have the liberty to get into the agitational and divisive mode for electoral gains, PDP patron Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Wednesday said the Prime Minister is being carried away by his party's agenda so much that his responsibilities as the country's premier are getting overlooked completely.

Omar says Congress attacking NC out of frustration

Working president of the National Conference (NC) and chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the under-current in favour of the NC had frustrated its opponents.

J-K: BJP fate depends on Hindu-majority Jammu

The BJP’s aim to win more than 44 seats in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir assembly hinges on its performance in 20 constituencies in the Hindu-majority Jammu region that go to the polls in the fifth and final phase on Saturday.

NC-Cong cheated refugees: PDP

People's Democratic Party state general secretary Yash Pal Sharma on Wednesday accused the National Conference-Congress alliance of cheating the refugees.

Despite change, prostitution stigma stays with this Madhya Pradesh tribe

Efforts of the younger generation of Madhya Pradesh's Banchra community have not yielded much of a result. The elders still want to sit idle and make their girls work as prostitutes in the name of tradition.
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