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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

India

Students to interact with Modi on Teacher's Day

 school students
States across the country including those run by non-BJP parties are pulling out all stops to help school children listen to and interact with Modi on teacher's day in a first of its kind exercise to reach out to students.

Crucial hearing on coal scam in SC on Tuesday

Coal Block, CBI
The crucial hearing on coal scamwill be held on Tuesday in the Supreme Court where the CBI is likely to inform the court about the alleged manipulation of facts by vested interests to delay the ongoing trial in the 2G scam.

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Crucial hearing on coal scam in SC on Tuesday

The crucial hearing on coal scam will be held on Tuesday in the Supreme Court where the CBI is likely to inform the court about the alleged manipulation of facts by vested interests to delay the ongoing trial in the 2G scam.

Rajasthan: 10 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.

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

chopper
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.

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.

Airlines claim some airports charging for landing small planes

Tegel
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

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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.
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