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Katju to write tell-all book about Indian judiciary

Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju
Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju said on Wednesday that he is writing a tell-all book about the Indian judiciary which will offer solutions to the problems of corruption, pendency and delayed justice plaguing the country’s legal system.

Gujarat, China ink three pacts

Modi Xi
Gujarat government on Wednesday inked three pacts, two agreements and one memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese agencies in the presence of visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad.

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Chinese President, first lady treated to Gujarati thali

Modi Xi
From dhokla to undhiyu and khichdi, some 20 Gujarati delicacies were on platter at the dinner organised for visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening.

Merely naming distant relatives not enough to make them accused in dowry cases: SC

A bench of Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said courts cannot summon distant relations of a man in dowry cases in absence of any specific role attributed to them and material to support the allegations.

Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor

Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government on Wednesday steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs. 1,500 crore.

70-year-old man held for sending love letters to married woman

How to Write a Love Letter
A 70-year-old retired sales tax officer has landed in police custody for allegedly sending love letters to a married woman in Bulandshahr. It is alleged that in one letter, he had even threatened to kill her husband.

China to set up industrial parks in Maharashtra and Gujarat

Modi Xi
China will set up two industrial parks in India, in Maharashtra and Gujarat, at an investment of $6.8 billion (Rs 40,800 crore).  The two countries signed an agreement for the first park, to be set up near Baroda, on Wednesday.

Congress releases booklet on 100 days of BJP 'misrule'

A Congress supporter holds tha party flag during Rahul Gandhi's election rally in Dharamsala
Congress on Wednesday brought out a booklet on BJP's '100 days of misrule' insisting that results of all the bypolls after the Lok Sabha election reflect 'people's anger' over 'hollow promises of a useless government'.

India keen to make nuclear deal work, says US

Modi Obama
The United States said Wednesday there is a strong desire on the part of the new Indian government to work through the “tough issues” delaying the implementation of the civil nuclear deal.

'If Patel had handled Kashmir, part of it would not have been under Pak'

Amit Shah
BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said Pakistan would not have been holding a part of Kashmir and Article 370 would not have existed had Sardar Vallabhai Patel, instead of Jawharlal Nehru, handled the Kashmir issue.

Modi decides against attending UN climate summit

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be attending United Nations Climate Summit called by UN Secretary General BanKi moon as the government believes it was being held at the behest of rich nations to iron out its differences with the developing world on the new climate treaty to be readied by November this year.

Narendra Modi bonds with Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad, takes him around Sabarmati

Modi Xi
The choice of Ahmedabad as Xi's first stop in India, rather than New Delhi, marked a departure from protocol that many see as part of an effort to put a positive gloss on bilateral ties that still suffer from lingering distrust, despite growing trade.
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