HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014


Amar Singh says Jaya Bachchan behind his split with SP

Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has accused Rajya Sabha MP and Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan for creating misconception between him and the Samajwadi Party, in an interview to CNN-IBN. Singh said this while talking about events that took place after his expulsion from the Samjwadi party.

Goa home ministry refers to African as 'Nigro'

After two Goa lawmakers called Nigerians 'cancer' and 'wild animals', the state home ministry has referred to an African as 'Negro', spelt wrongly as 'Nigro', in an annexure submitted to the assembly.

School principal arrested for molesting girl students

The principal of a private school has been arrested for allegedly molesting two girl students in Chhattisgarh's Durg district, police said on Wednesday.

Villagers lock up school over shortage of teachers

Angry villagers locked up two teachers of the Kayad secondary school on Wednesday in protest against the education department's failure to appoint the required number of teachers.

Indian salesman found dead in Oman

The body of a 26-year-old Indian salesman in Oman was found hanging in his room here after he had gone home for lunch.

Sharmila may have to return to hospital soon: Family

Despite her release from detention, Manipur's rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila's family is apprehensive that she might have to go back to hospital as she cannot survive fasting without being force-fed through nose.

'Pak raking up Kashmir to hide internal problems'

Sharpening its aggressive position on the Pakistan envoy’s meeting Huriyat leaders, New Delhi said on Wednesday the principle that India and Pakistan are the only two stakeholders on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir is the bedrock of the bilateral relationship between the neighbours.

HC stays execution of 2 Kolhapur sisters

In a major relief for two Kolhapur sisters whose mercy pleas were recently rejected by the President, the Bombay high court on Wednesday stayed their execution till disposal of their petition seeking commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment.

'Hooda shared dais with BJP to escape CBI probe'

Indian National Lok Dal leader and MP Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday attacked Haryana Chief Minister Bhupender Singh Hooda, accusing him of sharing the dais with BJP to make sure "there was no CBI probe" against him.

Dreams shown by Congress now appear as nightmares to people: BJP

Hitting back at Congress president Sonia Gandhi over her 'false dream' remarks, BJP on Wednesday said Congress has 'befooled' the country by showing 'unfulfilled dreams' which now appear as 'nightmares' to the people.

Bihar seeks central assistance to combat floods

Faced with an alarming flood situation, the Bihar government on Wednesday sought central assistance on an emergency basis, even as the floods claimed two more lives in the state in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 17.

BJP more worried if Amar 'uncle' returning to SP: Akhilesh

A day after BJP president Amit Shah took a dig at SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav over his meeting with Amar Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said BJP is more worried whether Amar "uncle" is returning to SP's fold or not.

What lies at the heart of Assam-Nagaland dispute

Union minister of state for home, Kiren Rijiju is going to Guwahati on Thursday and would sit with Gogoi and Zelian to sort out the problem. 3 more killed in Assam, Nagaland border flare-up; Gogoi blames Centre

Delhi ranked 111th in global liveability study

Delhi has been ranked a dismal 111th out of 140 world cities in a latest global liveability study, pointing to the lack of urban planning across India's polluted and chaotic cities.

Black money: Some progress made by SIT, says SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said 'some progress' has been made by SIT which has initiated steps for bringing back black money stashed away by Indian citizens in foreign banks.
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