HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014


Govt aims to corporatise India's major ports

Esbern Snare
The Modi led-government has initiated steps aimed at "corporatising" India's major ports and started the process for appointment of a world-class consultant to come out with a draft report for amendments in the relevant act to do so.

Ten pilgrims killed, 34 injured in mishap

Himachal bus accident
The bus carrying pilgrims from different villages of Udaipur was returning from the shrine of Baba Ramdeo near Pokhran when the mishap took place, district magistrate (Pali) Rohit Gupta said.

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Airlines claim some airports charging for landing small planes

Some Indian airlines have claimed that they had to pay landing charges for small aircraft at several airports where rules do not permit such payments and urged the government to look into the matter and help them improve connectivity to non-metro cities.

Hope uncertainty over coal block allocation won't continue: Jaitley

Coal mines

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the uncertainty over coal block allocation must end soon. The Supreme Court had recently said all captive coal block allocations since 1993 were illegal.

PM Modi's Japan visit: Kyoto, Varanasi to become 'partner city affiliates'

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe
The first outcome of Narendra Modi’s Japan trip was a deal to partner the old imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto, with Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu cities and the Prime Minister’s parliamentary constituency.

Mayawati re-elected BSP national president

Former chief minister Mayawati was unanimously re-elected national president of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) at the party's central executive committee (CEC) meeting here on Saturday.

3 held in Visva-Bharati sexual harassment case

Visva-Bharati University
Three persons — all Visva-Bharati (VB) students — were arrested on Saturday in Birbhum district of West Bengal after the university authorities filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a woman student.

Economy on recovery path, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
A day after the economy threw up its best growth figures in two-and-a-half years, finance minister Arun Jaitley said better days were ahead amid signs that companies were investing and hiring more and prices were moderating, buoyed by measures taken by the government. 'Hope uncertainty over coal block allocation won't continue'

India nears $2.5 bn deal for Boeing military choppers

India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.

India's external debt $ 440 billion, up 7.6% over last year

Budget papers
India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by 5.7% in the April-June quarter, up from 4.6% increase recorded in the last quarter, according to a finance ministry release.

Modi feeds fish; gifts Vivekanda book, Gita to Abe

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in a ceremonial feeding of fish alongside his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to kick off his maiden trip to the island nation as PM on Saturday.

Ceasefire violations not conducive for Indo-Pak ties: Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
India on Saturday said ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and international border were "serious and provocative" and created an environment "not very conducive" for a peaceful relationship between the two sides.
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