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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

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From Japan to US to Russia, Modi will speak in Hindi

Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to choose Hindi over English when he speaks to world leaders over the next few months and addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the end of September.

Natwar’s book confirms Baru’s thesis

Sanjaya Baru
Sanjaya Baru hinted at and now Natwar Singh has confirmed it — government files were shown to Congress president Sonia Gandhi when Manmohan Singh was the PM.

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‘Sonia more powerful than Nehru, Indira’

natwar singh
Natwar Singh, UPA’s first foreign minister, may have caused a fresh round of embarrassment for the Congress in his tell-all interview, but he also hailed party chief Sonia Gandhi as the “most powerful” head of the 129-year-old party in the process.

Downpour blocks road, rail transport in Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Heavy downpour for two days in Gujarat disrupted normal life and traffic movement on the Mumbai-Delhi highway and Mumbai-Ahmedabad train route and left more than 10,000 trucks stranded on the national highway due to water logging.

Bangalore's nightmare continues as priest rapes minor at her home

Bangalore child rape protest
An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a temple priest in Bangalore on Tuesday, less than a month after a seven-year-old was raped in a city school, sparking widespread protests in the southern city.

A ‘line of control’ in Saharanpur

Eid in Saharanpur

The Ambala Road runs through Saharanpur in a way that it divides Hindus and Sikhs from Muslims, quite literally. But Saturday’s riots have turned it into a line of actual control, with the administration not allowing people from one side of road to cross over to the other side.

Two jurists to have veto power in JAC

Indian Judiciary
A seven-member judge-dominated judicial appointments commission (JAC) with two eminent jurists having powers to veto the majority’s decision is in the offing.

The insider who later turned a ‘betrayer’

Former union minister K Natwar Singh who fell foul with the Congress after the 'oil for food' scam.
Former external affairs minister K Natwar Singh had once said that many Congress leaders resented him because of his closeness to party chief Sonia Gandhi.

MP: Tension grips Khandwa after objectionable Facebook post

A Facebook user

Tension gripped Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district Wednesday following violent protests triggered by a Facebook post that showed objectionable sketches next to the photo of a minority community’s shrine.

SIMI ban to continue for 5 more years

Akola railway station, Khandwa jail

A special tribunal on Wednesday upheld the ban imposed by the Centre on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for another five years.

Flexi hours for women, other work reforms soon

Budget

The Narendra Modi-led cabinet cleared on Wednesday two major bills for labour reforms — the apprenticeship act and the factories act amendment bills — that will make the labour sector more responsive to industry demands.

Four cubs born to white tigress at Nandankanan Zoo, one of them is black

Sneha with her cubs
The Nandankanan Zoo in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar has welcomed the birth of four cubs to five-year-old white tigress Sneha.
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