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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

India

Technology should be used to fight illiteracy, poverty: Anand Kumar at MIT

Technology should not become a tool in the hands of the elite and must be used as a weapon in the fight against illiteracy and poverty, the founder of the well-known Super 30 tutorial programme in Bihar has said.

PM Modi pays surprise visit to police station

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the Mandir Marg police station in central Delhi to check how clean it was.

Jharkhand will pose biggest challenge for Modi’s Swachh Bharat

In 2011, Jharkhand had the highest percentage of households - 77% - without latrines. In 2001, this number was 80%. This drop of 3 percentage points is one of the lowest changes among all the states in the last decade.

Jailed Jaya in 'good health', party MPs fast for her

Forty five AIADMK MPs Thursday observed a fast in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in parliament complex, demanding justice for party supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch, civilians injured

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir injuring six civilians including two women, to which India retaliated.

Modi wields broom, says Clean India mission beyond politics

Wielding the broom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his Swachh Bharat or Clean India campaign in Delhi on Thursday. He said the mission is beyond politics and inspired by patriotism. Poll: What do you think of govt's Clean India campaign?

100th anniversary of Gandhi’s return: Govt focus on Africa

Plans are in the works for Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting South Africa next year, which marks 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s return from that country to India to plunge into freedom movement.

BJP readies Modi blitz for Maharashtra, Haryana

After tasting success with the Narendra Modi wave during the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is once again making the PM its face for the electoral campaign in the coming assembly elections.

Haryana byelections: Hung assembly likely

A multi cornered contest is in the offing for the 90 assembly seats in poll-bound Haryana with six parties — the Congress, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), the BJP, the HJC-HJCP combine, the BSP and Haryana Lokhit Party battling it out.

Al Qaeda’s botched suicide op was against ‘Indian warships’

The al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed that its primary motive in the September Karachi dockyard attack, which failed after gunfights with the Pakistan Naval forces, was destroying Indian warships with a Pakistani frigate - PNS Aslat.

India to seek US help in hunt for Dawood Ibrahim

Wanted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts that killed 250 people, Dawood is believed to be living in Pakistan under the patronage of the country’s dreaded spy agency the ISI.

Jaitley recovering well, clearing files

Union finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley is showing “good recovery with normalisation of all vital organs”, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences said in a medical bulletin released Wednesday.

Centre notifies life-long visa for PIOs

The Union home ministry notified changes to the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) scheme late on Tuesday evening to make the PIO cards valid for the duration of the card holder’s lifetime — instead of the existing 15 days.

Times Higher Education rankings: IISc top varsity in India, Panjab University second

The Indian Institute of Science and Panjab University are the top universities in India, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15 released on Wednesday.

Pak violates ceasefire, targets Indian posts in Poonch

Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated ceasefire after over a month-long lull and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in three sub-sectors along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian forces.

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