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SC to decide fate of coal blocks today, top companies keep their fingers crossed

Coal Block, CBI

India's top private and government companies in key industries - power, steel and cement - are keeping their fingers crossed, fearing cancellation of coal mines allotted to them years ago.

Ambani among participants in 'Make in India' programme

 Mukesh Ambani
Leading industrialists, including Reliance industries limited chief Mukesh Ambani, Essar Group chairman Shashi Ruia and many other global and domestic CEOs will participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Make in India' campaign launch at New Delhi on Thursday.

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Cabinet to clear Clean India plan before PM's trip

Narendra Modi
A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for the US, the cabinet on Wednesday is set to clear the Swachch Bharat scheme that aims to have a toilet in every household and create a clean India by 2019.

India expands boundaries of knowledge with Mars Orbiter Mission

The success of Mangalyaan, Mars Orbiter Mission in achieving the desired orbit around Mars shows great maturity in space science and technology that India has achieved. It will lend credence to what Prime Minister, Hon. Modi has said that India can be the Walmart for space technology for the world.

Law panel to discuss privacy, defamation in convention on media law

Delhi gang-rape
Contempt of court, defamation, trial by media, privacy and paid news are some of the issues to be discussed threadbare at a consultation on media law organised by the Law Commission this weekend.

China asks for flag meet to ease tension

Modi Xi
China’s People’s Liberation Army has sought a flag meeting with the Indian Army amidst the continuing standoff in the sensitive Ladakh sector, a move that could help ease tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

It’s a record! Mamata poems on album ahead of Durga Puja

A local band plans to release an album with 15 selected poems of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The album is titled ‘Mukta Akash’ and will be released before the Durga Puja.

After TV interview, PM to make a radio debut

Narendra Modi
Close on the heels of his first TV interview as PM, Narendra Modi will now debut on Radio on October 3. Modi “will share his thoughts on a variety of issues with the people of India through the radio,” said an official press release.

‘VIPs should inform us of foreign trips’

Congress President Sonia Gandhi
Following a home ministry directive, the Delhi police has told its protectees, numbering almost 250, to inform it before leaving for foreign travels in order to facilitate better coordination with foreign agencies.

Bihar CM Manjhi praises Nitish at LSE event

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
Harping on JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar’s contribution to turning Bihar around, chief minister Jitan Lal Manjhi told an audience at the London School of Economics (LSE) that the state needed private investment to retain its position as the fastest growing state in India.

Will take to the street with a broom: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his maiden visit to the state capital after he took charge, drew attention to Bengaluru’s massive garbage crisis that has had the Siddaramaiah government in a bind for the last six months.

Cylinder blast rips apart bus in Bulandshahr, 11 killed

Eleven people were killed and many more injured when a passenger lit a cigarette causing an LPG cylinder to burst inside a bus near Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, police officials said on Tuesday.
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