HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014


Militants holed up in Pulwama, gunbattle continues

The encounter broke out between militants and security forces on Monday evening around 8 pm when a search party zeroed in on Hajan Mohalla of Rajpora area in Pulwama, 35 km south of Srinagar.

Modi recycling our policies, says Cong

100 days of Modi Sarkar
Modi hit the ground running by energising the bureaucracy and announcing a leaner cabinet to streamline ops. The government established its credentials as a decisive administration in its first 100 days, a radical departure from the UPA.

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Modi's pitch in Japan: Red carpet, no red tape

Making a strong pitch for bringing Japanese investments into India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there is no "red tape" but only "red carpet" for investors as the government has eased a lot of regulations. PM Narendra Modi's Tokyo diary

SP govt expedites Adityanath's probes to clip 'communal' wings

Yogi Adityanath
Anxious that BJP leader Yogi Adityanath may use his communal rhetoric to polarise votes in the September 13 byelections, the Samajwadi Party government has expedited investigations into criminal cases pending against him.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital

Arun Jaitley
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to a hospital in Delhi on Monday.

Upbeat PM Narendra Modi plays taiko drums, wows Japanese businessmen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi plays the Taiko drums in Tokyo
A day after signing a clutch of deals with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi was in upbeat mood on Tuesday – and this time he wowed a set of suited businessmen by playing traditional Taiko drums with great verve. Video Inside

Modi gets $35 billion promise from Japan, no N-deal yet

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe
Narendra Modi on Monday extracted a pledge of nearly $35 billion in Japanese investment and financing over the next five years for infrastructure projects like smart cities and the cleaning of the Ganga.

Tough-talking PM builds bridges with neighbours

Modi’s foreign policy over the past three months has been marked by close engagement with smaller South Asian neighbours; reconciliation followed by a tougher stance vis-a-vis Pakistan; and multi-layered engagement with the big powers.

IITs, IIMs to launch free online courses

IIT students
With an aim to providing education opportunities to all, the IITs, IIMs and central universities will soon offer free online courses through a web platform to be launched by the HRD ministry on September 25, the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

Japan offers assistance to introduce bullet trains in India

Japan bullet train derails
Japan on Monday offered to provide financial, technical and operational support to India for introduction of bullet trains, a project high on the priority of the Modi government.

Kolkata high-rise office building catches fire

Kolkata fire
The fire which broke out on  Tuesday morning at the 24-storey Chatterjee International building in Kolkata is now under control, fire officials said. The fire raged for 3 hours before it was brought under control. 14 fire tenders and 4 skylifts were deployed at the site.

AAI to develop 50 low-cost airports

Air India
The state-owned airport operator Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to develop 50 new low-cost airports across the country to cope with the growing air traffic.
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