Pregnant 19-year-old set on fire by partner in Bihar

Bettiah: A day after a college student was burned for resisting rape attempt in Muzaffarpur, a 19-year-old pregnant girl was allegedly set on fire by her boyfriend at a village under Sikarpur police station limits in Bihar’s West Champaran district on Tuesday morning. The accused was arrested late evening, police said.

Accused in Bhardwaj murder acquitted

New Delhi A Delhi court has acquitted all the nine accused persons in the murder case of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Deepak Bhardwaj, who was shot dead on March 26, 2013, by two men at his farmhouse in south Delhi’s Rajokri. During the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, Bhardwaj was one of the richest candidates, with a net worth of over ?603 crore.

JNU row: What is the outrage all about

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to witness another showdown between the students and the administration. The agitating students have given the call to boycott the end-semester examinations which are scheduled to begin on December 12.

From the archives of the Hindustan Times: December 10

National Council of Sports constituted (1970)New Delhi- Government of India have constituted the National Council of Sports and Physical Education to advise on the promotion and development of sports, games, physical education and recreation in the country, according to a formal announcement made today (December 9).

Alfred Bernhard Nobel: Founder of the Nobel prizes

Born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 21, 1833, to Immanuel and Caroline Nobel. During childhood, his health was poor but he was intelligent and curious about the world. His father tried to set up a business in Sweden but was not very successful, so he went to St Petersburg, Russia. His work there was to supervise the manufacture of explosives.

MS Dhoni to produce TV show on army officers

Indian cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be producing an anthology telling stories of decorated army officers. Studionext in collaboration with Dhoni, who is a Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army, will bring come out with the anthology of episodic stories.