HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014


On eve of Xi visit, India-Vietnam deal on China’s mind

A day before President Xi Jinping lands in India, China expressed concern over new oil exploration deals signed between New Delhi and Hanoi during President Pranab Mukherjee’s state visit to Vietnam. In Ahmedabad, preparations in full swing for Modi-Xi date

J-K floods: Search begins for the missing

Jammu Evacuees
Anger and despair normal in such adverse conditions, say psychiatrists visiting relief camps.

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In Mamata’s land, BJP wins first seat on its own

The BJP made inroads into West Bengal for the first time in 14 years by winning one of two assembly seats Tuesday and finishing second in the other, bucking a trend in the rest of the country where it suffered reverses.

Xi visit to India could set new paradigm in bilateral ties

Xi Jinping

With economy and trade high on his agenda, Chinese President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to India on Wednesday will be a historic one as it could set a new paradigm in bilateral ties and help realise Indian and Chinese dreams for development, Chinese officials and analysts said.

ED, CBI disagree over letting 2G accused go abroad

Karim Morani

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI are at odds over whether to allow two people, accused in 2G spectrum allocation, to travel abroad.

China likely to invest $50bn in roads, infrastructure, ports

Karim Morani
China is looking to steal a march over rival Japan by pledging investments worth billions of dollars in India's railway, manufacturing and infrastructure projects during President Xi Jinping's visit starting Wednesday as the two Asian neighbours seek to take their ties to a new direction.

Another $50bn for upgradation of railways

Indian railway
While China has promised investments worth $50 billion for the modernisation and technological upgrade of the Indian Railways, final touches are being given to a draft MoU between the countries that envisages Chinese participation in projects including India’s plans to develop international class railway stations.

HT poll
Bypoll results: More than 50% say Modi magic still exists


Despite the drubbing of the saffron party in the just-concluded bypolls, more than 50% respondents in a HT poll on Tuesday said that the country was still under the spell of the ‘Modi wave’.

CBI set to probe fraud in Salman Khurshid’s NGO

 Salman Khurshid

The social justice ministry has recommended a CBI probe in a case of alleged misappropriation of grants meant for physically handicapped by an NGO headed by former Union minister Salman Khurshid.

HC junks CBI probe plea against Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into alleged land deals involving Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, saying the alleged "illegal transactions" have taken place beyond the court’s territorial jurisdiction.

‘Inch’ towards ‘Miles’: PM Modi pushes for greater cooperation

Coining a new acronym, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday talked about bilateral ties with China moving ahead as 'Inch' (India and China) towards 'Miles' (Millennium of Exceptional Synergy).

Modi’s Man of the Match fails to score this time around

Amit shah
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him the Man of the Match for engineering the Bharatiya Janata Party’s spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha polls.
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