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Railways announces partial hike in 'tatkal' ticket fares

Rajdhani Express

Passengers buying ‘tatkal’ tickets to travel in around 80 premium trains, including Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani, will need to dig deeper into their pockets from October 3.

Obama's gift to Modi - a rare book, with the Vivekananda touch

Barack Obama, Narendra Modi

During his Washington visit, President Barack Obama gifted Prime Minister Narendra Modi a rare book, The World's Congress: Religions at the World's Columbian Exposition- on the 1893 summit of world religions where Swami Vivekananda made a mark.

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In a first, DD News to telecast RSS chief speech live

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
In a sign of the new power equations post elections, India's public broadcaster - Doordarshan - will telecast live the annual Vijaya Dashmi address of the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat from Nagpur. This is the most important public event in the Sangh's calendar.

BJP promises foodgrain at Rs. 1 per kg in manifesto

A girl dressed as BJP party symbol 'lotus'
BJP in Haryana on Thursday promised foodgrain at Rs. 1 per kg for BPL families, free treatment to the poor and stipend for unemployed youths in its election manifesto, which it released on Thursday hoping to come to power on its own for the first time in the state.

Modi comes with new ways to assess bureaucrats

Modi wave
While the UPA government’s oft-repeated commitment to promote meritocracy didn’t go beyond expressions of intent, the NDA regime has set out to achieve it putting a premium on merit in bureaucratic appointments.

Babus pledge to clean, and then litter

Rajpat litter
Minutes after pledging not to litter at the launch of the Swachh Bharat, or Clean India Mission, at Rajpath, senior bureaucrats left empty water bottles and pamphlets on their seats as soon as the function got over on Thursday.

'Narendra Modi visit laid foundation for deepening Indo-US cooperation'

Barack Obama, Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US had been a 'great success' and has 'laid the foundation' for deepening cooperation between the two countries, a top official has said.

Modi invites Tharoor; Congress downplays; Tharoor honoured

Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor
Even as the Congress downplayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invite to its spokesman Shashi Tharoor for the Swachh Bharat campaign, the Thiruvananthapuram MP said he was honoured to accept the invitation.

Singer Yesudas triggers row by asking women not to wear jeans

Yesudas

Veteran playback singer K J Yesudas stirred a hornet’s nest on Thursday by saying women should not ape men blindly and attract unwanted attention through their revealing dresses.

Modi enters Gandhian legacy, after Patel's

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
By sweeping dirt on the pathway to Balmiki Sadan, a historic temple complex inside a spartan Delhi colony of sanitation workers, Modi thrust Mahatma Gandhi and one of his fading ideals back into public imagination in a rapidly modernising India.

India's 'toilet guru' works to flush away open defecation

Bindeshwar Pathak
Surrounded by latrines and soap dispensers, sanitation charity founder Bindeshwar Pathak is most at home in the toilet, which he vows to build in every impoverished home in India.

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 145th birth anniversary

A visitor pays floral tribute

The nation on Thursday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying floral tributes at his memorial in New Delhi.

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