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HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014

India

Death row convicts can be heard in open courts: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the review plea of a death convict against his conviction and sentence be heard in an open court by at least a three-judge bench and allowed all condemned prisoners to approach it within a month for re-opening of their cases.

Retired Indian Army Brigadier gets two years jail in DA case

Special CBI Judge Dinesh Kumar Sharma convicted Brigadier (retd.) Samir Baron Ray under different sections of Prevention of Corruption Act for possessing assets worth Rs. 68.09 lakh disproportionate to his known sources of income.

J-K: 3 militants believed dead in 18-hour gun battle

All three militants, holed up inside a residential area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, were believed killed in a gun battle with security forces, police said.

Modi recycling our policies, says Cong

Modi hit the ground running by energising the bureaucracy and announcing a leaner cabinet to streamline ops. The government established its credentials as a decisive administration in its first 100 days, a radical departure from the UPA.

Modi's pitch in Japan: Red carpet, no red tape

Making a strong pitch for bringing Japanese investments into India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there is no "red tape" but only "red carpet" for investors as the government has eased a lot of regulations. PM Narendra Modi's Tokyo diary

Tough-talking PM builds bridges with neighbours

Modi’s foreign policy over the past three months has been marked by close engagement with smaller South Asian neighbours; reconciliation followed by a tougher stance vis-a-vis Pakistan; and multi-layered engagement with the big powers.

SP govt expedites Adityanath's probes to clip 'communal' wings

Anxious that BJP leader Yogi Adityanath may use his communal rhetoric to polarise votes in the September 13 byelections, the Samajwadi Party government has expedited investigations into criminal cases pending against him.

IITs, IIMs to launch free online courses

With an aim to providing education opportunities to all, the IITs, IIMs and central universities will soon offer free online courses through a web platform to be launched by the HRD ministry on September 25, the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to a hospital in Delhi on Monday.

Japan offers assistance to introduce bullet trains in India

Japan on Monday offered to provide financial, technical and operational support to India for introduction of bullet trains, a project high on the priority of the Modi government.

Upbeat PM Narendra Modi plays taiko drums, wows Japanese businessmen

A day after signing a clutch of deals with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi was in upbeat mood on Tuesday – and this time he wowed a set of suited businessmen by playing traditional Taiko drums with great verve. Video Inside

Kolkata high-rise office building catches fire

Fire struck on the 15th and 16th floors of Chatterjee International, one of the oldest highrises in the city’s business district, on Tuesday just before the beginning of full fledged office hours, sending panic waves across the city that was ravaged by devastating fires in the past few years including the ones at AMRI hospital and Stephen Court.

Modi gets $35 billion promise from Japan, no N-deal yet

Narendra Modi on Monday extracted a pledge of nearly $35 billion in Japanese investment and financing over the next five years for infrastructure projects like smart cities and the cleaning of the Ganga.

AAI to develop 50 low-cost airports

The state-owned airport operator Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to develop 50 new low-cost airports across the country to cope with the growing air traffic.

Tweet-ed it: Modi’s 10 biggest Twitter moments

The victory tweet, also the most retweeted tweet in India, hit a bull’s eye. But that wasn’t all. Take a look at the 10 big Twitter moments of Narendra Modi ever since he took over as PM.
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