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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

India

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.

Singer Yesudas triggers row by asking women not to wear jeans

skinny jeans

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 dress.

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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.

Swachh Bharat: 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.

Technology should be used to fight illiteracy, poverty: Anand Kumar at MIT

Anand Kumar

Technology should not become a tool in the hands of the elite and must be used as a weapon in the fight against illiteracy and poverty, the founder of the well-known Super 30 tutorial programme in Bihar has said.

Jharkhand will pose biggest challenge for Modi’s Swachh Bharat

Mumbai's public toilet project
In 2011, Jharkhand had the highest percentage of households - 77% - without latrines. In 2001, this number was 80%. This drop of 3 percentage points is one of the lowest changes among all the states in the last decade.

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.

PM Modi pays surprise visit to police station

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the Mandir Marg police station in central Delhi to check how clean it was.

Jailed Jaya in 'good health', party MPs fast for her

Jayaram Jayalalithaa
Forty five AIADMK MPs Thursday observed a fast in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in parliament complex, demanding justice for party supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
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