HindustanTimes Mon,01 Sep 2014


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.

Centre working on justice system reflecting values enshrined in Constitution: Prasad

Union law and justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said the Centre is working hard to ensure citizens get a justice system which reflects values and ideals enshrined in the Constitution.

ATS questions 7 for aiding youths who joined ISIS

At least five persons from Kalyan, Thane and Nerul in Navi Mumbai are being questioned by the ATS for their suspected role in motivating and providing logistical support to the four Kalyan youths in ostensibly joining ISIS.

Check BJP’S plan to woo Dalits, says Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday asked party leaders to counter the saffron brigade’s strategy of making inroads into Dalit vote bank. 'Check the BJP’s plan to create a constituency among the schedule caste by projecting itself as their well wishers,” she said.

Modi and Abe to sign key nuclear, defence deals

The crucial day in Narendra Modi’s Japan trip, which could see a flurry of dealmaking, got off to a quiet start with a visit to an elementary school next to his Tokyo hotel.

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.
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