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HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

India

Obama's visit to India next year a great chance for bolstering ties, say experts

US President Barack Obama's proposed visit to India in January next year is a great opportunity to strengthen and expand bilateral strategic partnership, top American administration officials and experts have said. Obama accepts Modi's invitation

Where old and new media met, converged and argued

Katie Jacobs Stanton, Vice President of global media for Twitter, and Sarah Sands, Editor of the London Evening Standard were in conversation with Nic Dawes, chief content officer of HT- the theme was if social media was killing big media. There was a consensus that Twitter and social media have been game changers for the way the media ecosystem operates.

New technique allows ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal

The technique developed by researchers from North Carolina State University uses customised structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called 'aberrating layers.'

Terrorism in India is sponsored by Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

The home minister’s comments came ahead of next week's Saarc summit in Nepal which both PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, will attend. No bilateral talks are planned, but the two leaders are bound to run into each other at the summit.

Ex-IPS pledges jobs for all in Maoist-hit Palamu

As its superintendent of police in 1992, former Indian Police Service officer PK Siddharth claims he made Palamu a crime-free district. Twenty four years later, he is back to this remote, backward district in northwest Jharkhand promising to free it of the rampant unemployment.

Sourav is emotional, Dhoni is opposite, says VVS Laxman

A combative captain and a peaceful warrior, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman on Saturday took India down the memory lane to a very sweet cricketing spot — the improbable win against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001.

J-K: Modi strikes a chord, vows to bring development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emotional pitch for the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, vowing to bring development to the militancy-torn state if his party was voted to power in the assembly polls starting this month.

Saradha: 'There must be good reasons to arrest Bose'

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi raised the discomfort levels of Trinamool Congress when, on Saturday morning, he said Central Bureau of Investigation officers must have good reasons to arrest Srinjoy Bose.

Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose held

The CBI arrested Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose Friday in connection with the Saradha case, spelling more embarrassment to the ruling party in Bengal that is reeling under the shock waves of the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Fishermen release: BJP, AIADMK fight for credit

The release and arrival of the five fishermen facing the death penalty in Sri Lanka sparked a jousting match as soon as the plane carrying them touched down at Chennai, with the AIADMK and the BJP both claiming the fishermen were saved because of their efforts.

Azam remark on Mulayam birthday triggers row

The Uttar Pradesh state government's cabinet minister Azam Khan's statement over funding for the grand birthday celebrations of Mulayam Singh Yadav has triggered yet another controversy on Friday.

Nepal eager to bring Modi to Janakpur temple town

A day after the Nepal government officially announced that India had conveyed PM Narendra Modi’s visits to temple towns were cancelled, Kathmandu has pulled out all stops to make the visit happen.

BJP played politics over J-K flood relief: Sonia

Sonia Gandhi accused the BJP on Friday of playing politics over providing relief to J-K's flood victims, propelling her party’s campaign for the assembly election by invoking history and promising a secular polity in India’s only Muslim-majority state.

SC notice to Centre on dropping German in KVs

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a petition challenging the decision to discontinue teaching of German as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and to replace it with Sanskrit in the mid-academic session.

Co-pilot injured after Maoists open fire on IAF chopper air-lifting jawans

An Indian Air Force Mi-17 chopper evacuating five injured security personnel had a miraculous escape when the Maoists opened indiscriminate firing on it near Chintagufa in Sukma district, about 450 km south of Raipur.
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