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HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014

India

BJP prepares to contest all seats, Sena says alliance bound by Hindutva

Bharatiya Janata Party continued to mount pressure on its long-time ally the Shiv Sena by discussing observers’ report from Maharashtra’s all districts ahead of much awaited seat-sharing between the two for assembly polls.

Smriti Irani says listening to PM's speech on Teachers' Day voluntary

Amidst the row over HRD ministry's instructions to the state to ensure PM Narendra Modi's planned interaction with students on the occasion of Teachers' Day was watched/listened live in all government schools, the HRD minister Smriti Irani on Monday said the event was voluntary.

100 days of Modi sarkar: Little doubt who calls the shots

In his first 100 days, Narendra Modi has left no one in doubt about who calls the shots, and his measured and determined approach to governance suggests that change, when it comes, will be significant.

#Modi100: GoMs gone, focus on economic momentum

In line with his mantra of 'minimum government, maximum governance', Modi decided to scrap the GoM and Empowered GoMs, which the previous UPA government used to defer contentious policy decisions. The number of cabinet committees has also been reduced.

No nuke deal yet, but Japan offers Modi bullet trains

On Day 3 of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan there was no breakthrough on the civil nuclear or defence deals, but India received promises of huge investments in other sectors.

BJP's TN allies: Teachers Day can't be Guru Utsav

Two of BJP's Tamil Nadu allies on Monday opposed naming Teacher's Day as 'Guru Utsav', with PMK terming it as a discreet attempt to impose Sanskrit.

Nalanda University reopens after 800 years

Around 800 years after it was razed by foreign invaders, Nalanda University reopened its doors on Monday in an attempt to reclaim its ancient glory of an international knowledge destination.

Not just in Perth: 50 people tilt bus to rescue students in Pune

A crowd of more than 50 people came together in Pune on Friday to lift a bus and free two college students, who were trapped underneath. This picture, now circulating on social media, reminds us of a similar incident in Perth, Australia a month ago.

Tatra deal: Tejinder Singh's bail plea dismissed, held

Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh was on Monday arrested on orders by a Delhi court which dismissed his bail plea for allegedly offering Rs. 14 crore bribe to then Army Chief Gen VK Singh for clearing file pertaining to procurement of 1,676 heavy mobility Tatra vehicles.

Centre to SC: Don't cancel all coal blocks

The government on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court not to cancel all the coal blocks that have been declared illegal. Attorney general Mukul Rohtagi told the court that 40 of the 218 coal blocks in the country were ready for production and they should not be scrapped.

RSS activist murdered in Kannur district

A 32-year old RSS activist was killed when an unidentified gang attacked him in politically-volatile Kathirur near Thalassery in the district on Monday.

Thane: Man killed in suspected case of honour killing, body dumped in creek

In a suspected case of honour killing, a man along with his servant allegedly killed a 30-year-old man, who was involved in a relationship with his sister, and dumped his body in Vasai creek in Thane.

100 days Modi Sarkar: Tale of warmth and a cold shoulder marks foreign policy

Narendra Modi’s foreign policy over the past three months has been marked by three distinctive traits – warmth and 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.

PM Modi wants Japanese to be taught online

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged Japan to take the initiative to introduce teaching of Japanese language online and said Indian languages could also be introduced in Japan.

HRD ministry to unleash media blitz for PM’s Sept 5 plan

The human resource development ministry will kick off a massive media campaign on Monday, with both print and television advertisements, to publicise PM Narendra Modi’s live interaction with students on Teachers’ Day.
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