2012

  • BJP seeks explanation from LG on missing CWG files September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Saturday demanded an explanation from LG Najeeb Jung over the disappearance of files related to misappropriation of Rs 700 crore SC/ST fund in Commonwealth Games two years ago. "It is quite surprising that the file, which was called for by the Central Home Ministry and the...
  • Nifty surges to mark biggest quarterly gains since March 2012 June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Nifty rose 1.24 per cent on Monday as investors bought shares in recent outperformers such as State Bank of India, allowing the broader index to post its best quarterly gain since JanuaryMarch 2012. The Nifty provisionally rose 13.36 per cent in the quarter concluded on Monday, the best performer...
  • Brazil World Cup and Delhi CWG: common tale of corruption and poverty June 11, 2014

    For most Brazilians, the FIFA world cup is an unwanted distraction. A country as obsessed with football as India is about cricket, is seeing widespread protests against the onceinfouryears carnival. For some, this comes as a surprise but dig a little deeper and the ugly truth seeps through. Human condition...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC rejects anticipatory bail to 59yearold rape accused May 27, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of a 59yearold man, who allegedly raped a minor girl repeatedly and made her pregnant; observing that such act was an offence against society. Justice S Vaidynathan of Madurai bench of the HC, who dismissed the application of the...
  • Veer Campaign: Born with a deformed leg, Girisha proves his worth as a high jumper March 7, 2014

    Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda was born with a deformed leg, but as he grew he turned his weakness into his biggest strength. He chose to pursue a career in sports following which the Paralympics Federation came forward to help him. Girisha proved his worth and won a silver medal at the...
  • Horse trading case: Charges framed against industrialists RK Agarwal, Pawan Dhoot February 16, 2014

    A special CBI court has framed charges against industrialists RK Agarwal and Pawan Dhoot and independent candidates in the rescinded 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, and one Sunil Maheswari. The three were accused in the 'horse trading' case lodged by the CBI after cancellation of the 2012 Rajya Sabha elections for two...
  • The Last Word: What is the true state of Indian economy? February 11, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the economic growth rate for the current financial year will be revised to not less than 5 per cent. Growth in 201213 slipped to a decadelow of 4.5 per cent. The economy expanded 4.6 per cent in the first half (AprilSeptember)...
  • Growth will not be less than 5 pc in 201314, says Chidambaram February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the economic growth rate for the current financial year will be revised to not less than 5 per cent. "I am confident that the final estimate will be not less than 5 per cent for the whole year," Chidambaram said,...
  • 2012 RS horse trading case: Court gives nod to attach JMM MLA's property February 2, 2014

    A CBI court on Saturday granted the investigating agency permission to attach the property of JMM MLA Sita Soren in connection with the 2012 horse trading case. Court of RK Choudhary directed the attachment of property of Sita Soren as well as her father BN Majhi. Sita is the sisterinlaw of...
  • Airtel may sell mobile towers in Nigeria for about $550 million January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel is expected to selloff mobile towers in Nigeria, biggest revenue generating market for the company in Africa, for $500550 million by April, industry sources said. The company has less than 4,000 mobile towers in the African country. When contacted Airtel spokesperson said: "As a company...
  • J&K: CB files charge sheet against 25 people in entrance exam scam January 13, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday has submitted a charge sheet before a special judge against 25 accused including former Chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Peer in connection with the alleged question paper scam. The Crime Branch of J&K Police submitted...
  • Sensex, Nifty hit record highs after BJP sweeps Assembly polls December 9, 2013

    Mumbai: The Sensex and Nifty on Monday surged to new lifetime highs on allround buying after the BJP swept three out of 4 state polls and boosted hopes that a new government in 2014 general elections would be more businessfriendly. The BSE Sensex ended at closing high of 21,326.42 with a...
  • Watch: The Best of HT Summit 2012 December 5, 2013

    The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit is a forum in which leaders from politics and business, entertainment and academics, writers and actors, engage in issues central to our common humanity. ...
  • Snapshot: Monica Gill crowned Miss India USA 2013 November 26, 2013

    In New Jersey, Monica Gill was crowned Miss India USA 2013 by outgoing Miss India USA 2012 Priyan Bhargava at a beauty pageant held on November 25. All photos are from PTI. ...
  • SC refuses to entertain PIL against Modi marital status November 22, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL accusing Gujarat CM Narendra Modi of filing incomplete details by leaving blank the column meant for specifying marital status in the 2012 assembly polls, saying the plea concerned only one person and can be an example of "political rivalry". The bench...
  • Students speak out against sexual harassment by SC exjudge November 12, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a 3member committee to be set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a former apex court judge. A woman lawyer had in a blog claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the judge in December 2012. ...
  • Miss Asia Pacific World Srishti Rana's tiara seized by Air Intelligence Unit November 5, 2013

    Busan: Twenty oneyearold Srishti Rana, who bagged Miss Asia Pacific 2013 pageant in Korea recently, is in trouble. Srishti's tiara, made of diamonds and other valuable gems, has been seized by Air Intelligence Unit as it was an undeclared item. The tiara of Rana will be returned once the value...
  • Miss India runnerup Srishti Rana crowned Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 October 31, 2013

    Busan: Twenty oneyearold Srishti Rana has made the country proud by winning Miss Asia Pacific 2013 pageant in Korea. She is India's second consecutive winner to win the coveted titles. The 21yearold outshined among 49 other contestants in the pageant held in Korea on October 30. She was crowned by the...
  • Increase water use efficiency, says Pranab Mukherjee October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: India is home to 17 per cent of the global population but has only four per cent of water resource, and so it is vital to focus on water use efficiency, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday. Speaking at the India Water Forum in New Delhi, Mukherjee said due...
  • Crime map of India October 17, 2013

    Often statistics tell a different story from what we perceive and this crime map of India is an example. While statistics may not necessarily be able to tell the whole truth, but they do give an insight into aspects that would have been otherwise overlooked. The crime statistics available with...
  • Dale Steyn bats for IndiaSouth Africa series September 24, 2013

    Mohali: Dale Steyn does not want the standoff between the BCCI and CSA to result in a curtailed series between India and South Africa later this year as the speedster says the two teams share a "great cricketing rivalry". "It would be quite nice if India come to South Africa. There...
  • Delhi gangrape defence lawyer says Shinde behind verdict, faces action September 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after a Delhi fast track court sentenced the convicts in the December 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder to death, the defence lawyer is in for trouble for his statement that the sentencing has done under political pressure. AP Singh is representing two of the accused in...
  • Delhi braveheart's parents 'fight on' as convicts plan to move HC September 14, 2013

    New Delhi: After the 4 convicts were given death sentence by a Delhi fast track court in the gangrape and murder case of the 23-year old girl in December 2012, there is some closure for the braveheart's family. They are satisfied with the verdict but say they will continue the...
  • Mumbaikars demand death penalty for Delhi gangrape convicts September 10, 2013

    After the verdict on Delhi Gang rape was announced on the Tuesday, people from Mumbai among others parts of the country have demanded death penalty for the convicts. They say that a punishment is important to teach the perpetrators a lesson. ...
  • 11 Tata Steel employees were conferred PM's Shram Awards 2012 August 16, 2013

    Eleven employees of Tata Steel were conferred prestigious Prime Minister's Shram Awards for the year 2012 while Subrata Kumar of the company was given Shram Ratna , which was the highest among the Shram awards. Kumar received a cash award of Rs. Two lakhs and a 'sanad' for his outstanding contribution....
  • Amendments to Registration Act to help land owners August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A bill to amend the century old Registration Act, introduced in the Rajya Sabha, will help in implementation of the proposed Land Acquisition legislation and allow land owners to get market value for their land. According to Rural Development Ministry officials, certain proposed amendments in the Registration (Amendment)...
  • Probe begins into alleged tampering of CAT 2012 results June 29, 2013

    Kozhikode: Police have registered a case and seized a computer hard disc from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)Kozhikode in connection with the alleged tampering of results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) held in OctoberNovember, 2012 year by all the IIMs in the country. The investigations with regard to the...
  • French Open victory very special: Rafa Nadal June 11, 2013

    In an exclusive interview, eighttime French Open winner Rafa Nadal said his victory at the 112th edition of the Rolland Garros was very special and emotional for him. Adding to it, Nadal also acknowledged fellow Spaniard David Ferrer's efforts and said he has a very bright future ahead of him. ...
  • Have started inquiry against Reebok's key officers: ICAI June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Accounting regulator ICAI on Tuesday said it has begun an inquiry against 'key management persons' of global sportswear major Reebok with regard to a fraud unearthed in 2012, but is yet to initiate the inquiry against the company's auditor at that time. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India...
  • UK justifies move to end boycotting Narendra Modi May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The UK'S interests in Gujarat were best served by engaging with the elected leadership there, the British High Commissioner to India James Bevan here said on Thursday while clarifying his country's decision to end a decadelong boycott of Chief Minister Narendra Modi. In his first 'twitter interaction', Bevan also...