HindustanTimes Mon,01 Sep 2014


Modi makes a strong pitch for business ties

Prime Minister Modi at a meeting with business leaders in Kyoto on Monday gave a strong pitch for investments and a call for India and Japan to work together for sustainable development.

No nuke deal yet, but Japan promises Modi bullet trains

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe promised 3.5 trillion yen of public and private investment over the next five years under the India-Japan Investment Promotion Partnership. PM Modi wants Japanese to be taught online

After Modi visit, rise in number of special prayers at Pashupati

Special prayers offered by devotees at Pashupatinath Temple have witnessed a remarkable increase since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit earlier this month.

Why Japan is wooing Prime Minister Narendra Modi

There’s no denying that Japanese PM Shinzo Abe genuinely appears to like his Indian counterpart, and the feeling is visibly mutual. But that can only go so far in furthering ties between two robust democracies.

What makes UP more fragile than Bihar?

Polarisation has translated into communal tensions and violence in UP, while in Bihar there is greater civic engagement between communities, and this has constituted a bulwark against communalism.

RGV booked for 'offensive' tweets on Ganesha

The Hyderabad police on Sunday registered a case against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through his comments on Lord Ganesha.

‘Z’ security for Subramanian Swamy across India

The government has accorded BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Z-category security under the central protectee list. Till now, Swamy enjoyed Z-category security in Tamil Nadu only, but now his security cover has been extended all over India.

Lokpal initiative: Officers scramble to declare assets

Nearly 15 million pages of information- assets and liabilities- will be generated over the next fortnight or so, if government officials are able to stick to the 15 September deadline for filing their returns.

Wrong to ban all politicians from sports: Sonowal

Asked if his government would support a complete ban on politicians representing sports bodies, Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said: 'There are many politicians who were prominent sportspersons earlier. So it is wrong to denounce politicians completely from representing sports bodies.'

Several highway projects bite the dust as government sets ambitious target

Seven highway projects worth Rs. 17,368 crore bidded out recently, failed to attract even a single bidder. Coupled with the 21 projects worth Rs. 26,550 crore that failed to get any bids in 2012 and 2013, the figure adds up to Rs. 43,918 crore.

Don't want to fall asleep again, says 8-year-old raped by priest in Delhi

An eight-year-old who was allegedly raped in a south Delhi temple on Janmashtami by a 70-year-old priest says she doesn't want to fall asleep again. "I see Baba’s face every time I close my eyes," the traumatised child adds.

BJP to train 'love jihad' victim for 2016 Olympics

The BJP has decided to 'prepare' ace shooter Tara Shahdeo for the 2016 Summer Olympics, giving the highly-publicised 'love jihad' case a new twist in the poll-bound state.

CBI probes irregularities in Laxmi Vilas sale

CBI probe into the disinvestment of Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel in Udaipur sold to the Delhi-based Bharat Hotel Private Limited at a reportedly undervalued price, has found that the buyer's representatives allegedly held a pre-bid meeting with officials of the department of disinvestment.

NIA wants a piece of action, seeks nod for undercover ops

In a radical proposal that can change the way anti-terror probes are done in the country, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has asked the government to give it official powers to carry out undercover operations on terrorist outfits, sources told HT.

In pics: Clouds, camera, action!

It rained, and the world just seemed like a nicer place to live in. We asked people to tweet us pictures of the rain using the hashtag #MyRainyPic and the response we got was phenomenal. Here's some of the best photos we got from all across India.
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