Arnold Schwarzenegger: My workout regimen at age 67 FULL INTERVIEW
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 67, on his workout regimen and the exercises he continues to carry out in order to maintain his physique. The actor also speaks on Bollywood films and his recent meeting with Indian film actor Rajinikanth.
Schwarzenegger, who is the former governor of California, adds how everything he has achieved in life is because of America although he doesn't wish to return to politics again. Arnold is also at his inspirational best as he gives away tips on achieving success by aiming at a goal single-mindedly.
Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke exclusively in a candid interview at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2014 held in New Delhi.
Chinese President's romantic video 'Xi Dada Loves Peng Mama' goes viral
A rare romantic video showing the blossoming love story of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his celebrity wife Peng Liyuan through photographs of their cherished moments, has gone viral online. It shows 'Xi Dada' (meaning Uncle Xi) and 'Peng Mama' (meaning Mother Peng) traversing the world including Gujarat where Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted them in September.
Released by the official media, the video titled "Xi Dada Loves Peng Mama" caught the public by surprise as it was unprecedented in Chinese Communist Party's recent history to highlight the life a leader since the Mao Zedong-era.
Watch: Modi-Sharif ignore each other at SAARC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif ignored each other as the latter walked from behind his seat, after shaking hands with the heads of only Sri Lanka and Maldives. As per reports, the two will have no direct interaction or meeting during the SAARC summit.
Sharif, who addressed the Summit in Kathmandu today, said his government is ready to cooperate with SAARC in its endeavours. He added his government is committed towards a dispute-free South Asia. The Pakistani PM did not mention India in his speech.
Ferguson: Find out what's next for the black man shooting case
The weeks of anxious waiting and hours of deliberating ended Monday, but the grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown will likely reverberate throughout the community and nation for days to come.
The U.S. Justice Department has its own investigation into possible civil rights violations that could result in federal charges for police officer Darren Wilson, but investigators would need to satisfy a rigorous standard of proof. Find out what the verdict broadly means for the Brown family and their idea of justice.
Women are treated like animals, mentality needs change: Sania Mirza
Sania became the United Nations Women's goodwill ambassador for the South Asian region, joining the campaign to end violence against women and girls and also raise awareness on gender equality. Speaking on the occasion, ace tennis player said, "Women face discrimination. They are treated like animals and it is not right. Mentality needs to be changed. Men must understand that women also go out to do their work just as they do."
She also added that "it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country" due to the prevailing gender inequality and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change.
Kailash Satyarthi: How the Nobel Peace Prize changed my life
Kailash Satyarthi on how the winning the Nobel Peace Prize changed his life and brought about more attention to the cause of child rights along with added media pressure. He says he remains focused on his goal to eradicate child slavery and push for a stronger legislation on child labour laws. Additionally, he mentions 'mindset' as a chief barrier towards achieving complete eradication of child slavery.
Kailash Satyarthi speaks exclusively at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2014 held in New Delhi.
The all-new Twitter tools to watch out for: Vice President Katie Jacobs Stanton
Twitter's Vice-President of Global Media, Katie Jacobs Stanton, in an exclusive interview at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2014 in New Delhi, speaks about the new 'cool' features that Twitter has lined-up for its users. She mentions that Twitter is going to make videos a priority and options like embedding Vine videos will only push the initiative forward.
Katie also highlighted that many innovative ideas originated from India such as the 'missed call' tweet feature. Along with that she also revealed things about the new quick read feature in Twitter that allows users to quickly acces a URL without visiting the browser.
Watch: Drunk BJP MLA caught hitting youth with a rod in Gujarat
BJP legislator Kanti Amrutiya was caught on camera purportedly beating a youth with a rod in an intoxicated state in Morbi district on Monday. However, the police said that the youth himself was wielding a sword in an inebriated state when the MLA called up the police. Hence, the police reached the venue and arrested the youth under the Arms Act. The video, taken by a by-stander, is doing rounds in the social networking sites and WhatsApp.
Ferguson shooting: Protests erupt after verdict allows suspected officer to walk free
Hundreds of people who gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department erupted in anger as St. Louis County Prosecutor announced that officer Darren Wilson, who is white, wouldn't be indicted in the August 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed.
Police Chief Jon Belmar said in a press briefing just after 1:30 a.m. local time, "unfortunately this spun out of control." Belmar said about a dozen buildings were on fire and at least two police cars had been torched, adding that the damage was worse than on any night in August, when protests were a nightly occurrence.
J&K elections: Find out all about the parties and their chances
Jammu and Kashmir elections will raise the fight for supremacy by a notch. The four-way battle between ruling NC, BJP, PDP and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party will be held in the five phase electoral battle for 87 constituencies beginning today. National Conference and Congress have reportedly been pushed to extinction as the former battles an image of anti-incumbency. Regional parties are also set to hold the key even as BJP-PDP make for the main contenders.
In Jammu and Kashmir 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers, are among 123 candidates trying their luck in 15 constituencies that will go to polls in all three regions of the state.
HT Exclusive: Devendra Fadnavis on goals, challenges and alliances
Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra states with conviction that his government will complete 5 years in Maharashtra and deliver what it has promised. Calling himself a person with solutions,he elaborates on his government's plan to improve every sector of Maharashtra and the role an opposition plays in a state to connect the government to the people. He promises to improve the state and bring it out of the crisis it has been facing for the last 15 years, improving on infrastructure issues, development issues and agrarian problems.
Smriti Irani's astrologer predicts she'll be next president, controversy erupts
Controversy cropped up after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani met astrologer Nathulal Vyas in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan along with her husband Zubin Irani. Smriti spent around four hours with the astrologer asking about her future. The Rajasthan-based astrologer predicted that Irani would become the President of India after five years.
When asked on the purpose of her visit, Irani said that media should not interfere in her personal life. Nathulal is the same astrologer who had, in the past, predicted a bright career and big post for Smriti in her political career.
CEO, Brand USA: Tourism is diplomatic advantage
Christopher L Thompson, President and CEO, Brand USA talks about 30 years of experience he has had in promoting USA as a travel destination and the road to development. He advises every government to take certain steps to boost tourism, as it is a good way to tell the story of the country. He also emphasizes on the government’s role to maintain infrastructure and good entry policy for travellers to make the environment conducive for travel.
LGBT pride parade demands repeal of Section 377 in Bengaluru
The LGBT community protested against the anti-homosexual law by organising a pride parade in Bengaluru on Sunday. Slogan-shouting and placards were part of the parade as members and supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community demanded equal rights for themselves from the government.
The Supreme Court in December 2013 outraged activists when it reinstated a law against gay sex, following a four-year period of decriminalization, which had helped bring homosexuality into the open in India.
Get inspired! Arnold Schwarzenegger on how to achieve success
Hollywood actor and former California governor Arnold Schwazenegger, in an exclusive interview at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2014 in Delhi, offers the key ingredients to becoming successful in life.
The 67-year-old also talks about how weightlifting has taught him one of life's crucial lessons, that to succeed you have to keep working hard while being prepared for failure. Schwazenegger also speaks about why it is important to ignore the naysayers and believe in yourself as you pursue your goal single-mindedly.
12-year-old with fake gun shot dead by US police officer
A 12-year old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun died after being shot by a police officer in Cleveland, USA. The shooting happened on Saturday after officers responded to reports of a male with a gun. A witness called the police, said the boy was pointing the pistol that was 'probably fake' and scaring people. Police say the officer fired two shots after the boy pylled the fake weapons from his waistband.
Further information reveals that the weapon which the 12-year-old unnamed suspect was in possession of is an 'airsoft' type replica gun resembling a semi-automatic pistol, with the orange safety indicator removed.
Sourav Ganguly on Kohli the leader: Real test is to win overseas
Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, in an exclusive interview at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2014, talks about Indian Vice-Captain Virat Kohli’s potential to lead the team in the future. Ganguly speaks about Kohli in the backdrop of the team’s 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in the ODI series that concluded this month.
Ganguly says Kohli has performed well as a stand-in captain on India pitches but the real test of captaincy is when one leads the team overseas. Ganguly also speaks about the future of T-20 cricket and why it’s possible to sustain feasibly all the three formats of cricket – test, ODI and the T-20.
Exclusive: Deepika Padukone reflects on the cleavage controversy
Bollywood actor, Deepika Padukone, in an exclusive interview at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2014, reflects on her reaction during the cleavage controversy, and how overwhelmed she was by the support of her co-workers and fans on social media. She also talks about her upcoming films, including Piku. In the freewheeling interview, Padukone also talks about her multilingual roles and why she is researching Bengali cinema for her upcoming works. She also mentions her bond with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and why working with him is always special to her.
Rajnath Singh: Why even the notion of Hindu terror baffles me
Home minister Rajnath Singh, speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2014, talks about the idea of Hindu terror and why he believes it runs contrary to the very idea of Hinduism. He mentions that Hindu people have always been cordial and even the sages have taken note of this in the texts. Rajnath also spoke about the National Investigation Agency and its effectiveness in tackling insurgency.
At the summit, Rajnath spoke on the theme 'Why Securing India Is A Difficult Job'.
Hamid Karzai: Modi's decision to call off meeting with Pakistan wasn't wrong
Former President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, in an exclusive interview at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2014, speaks about the issues regarding Pakistan and the way to deal with them. He also mentions how Narendra Modi's decision to call of the meeting with Pakistan wasn't wrong seeing as it is a way to express political opinions. He also mentions that it is difficult to call Pakistan a failed state yet while establishing the two kinds of Taliban, good and bad.