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Modi takes a dig at China, welcomes Japanese business

Modi, addressing Japanese industrialists, said that expansionism would never lead to progress in the 21st century, and referred to maritime tensions, a clear dig at China, locked in conflict with Japan over the Senkaku islands. PM Modi wants Japanese to be taught online

Pakistan protesters storm PTV, push closer to PM's house

Hundreds of protesters trying to topple Pakistan's government stormed the state broadcaster on Monday as fresh clashes with police broke out in Islamabad. Transmission of the main PTV news channel was cut for an hour after demonstrators had entered the building. Rift in Imran's party over march to PM house

NIA wants a piece of action, seeks nod for undercover ops

In a radical proposal that can change the way anti-terror probes are done in the country, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has asked the government to give it official powers to carry out undercover operations on terrorist outfits, sources told HT.

DDA launches new housing scheme, 25,034 flats on offer

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) rolled out its biggest ever housing scheme on Monday. The DDA 2014 housing scheme, which has 25,034 flats on offer, has been officially launched by DDA vice chairman Balvinder Kumar. Sale of forms have started.

Sensex, Nifty hit new peak post GDP surge

Continuing their record setting spree, the NSE Nifty breached the 8,000-mark for the first time ever and BSE Sensex logged a new peak of 26,812.69 in opening trade on Monday on the back of positive economic growth data for the April-June quarter.

Global CEOs, top bankers queue up to meet Modi

Global chief executives and top bankers of iconic Wall Street companies are queuing up to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a clear sign that India’s economy has never mattered more than now.

‘Z’ security for Subramanian Swamy across India

The government has accorded BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Z-category security under the central protectee list. Till now, Swamy enjoyed Z-category security in Tamil Nadu only, but now his security cover has been extended all over India.

Sulabh builds 108 toilets in Badaun village

Low-cost sanitation NGO Sulabh International on Sunday dedicated 108 toilets built in the Katra Sahadatgunj village of Badaun district, which has a population of 4,000 people.

BJP to train 'love jihad' victim for 2016 Olympics

The BJP has decided to 'prepare' ace shooter Tara Shahdeo for the 2016 Summer Olympics, giving the highly-publicised 'love jihad' case a new twist in the poll-bound state.

No white flag if Pak violates ceasefire again: Rajnath

Asserting that India wants peaceful relations with all countries but it should not be treated as its weakness, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said security forces have been directed to give a 'befitting' reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

What makes UP more fragile than Bihar?

Polarisation has translated into communal tensions and violence in UP, while in Bihar there is greater civic engagement between communities, and this has constituted a bulwark against communalism.

For biz push, govt to relax  green laws

The Narendra Modi government is planning to dilute two environmental laws that have held up key industrial projects in the past, as part of its attempts to relax green norms for stimulating economic growth, official sources said.

RGV booked for 'offensive' tweets on Ganesha

The Hyderabad police on Sunday registered a case against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through his comments on Lord Ganesha.

Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine 'statehood'

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on 'statehood' for southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized.

Modi makes a strong pitch for business ties

Prime Minister Modi at a meeting with business leaders in Kyoto on Monday gave a strong pitch for investments and a call for India and Japan to work together for sustainable development.
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