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HindustanTimes Mon,15 Sep 2014

India

Easier, faster child adoption process on the cards

A fresh set of guidelines drafted by the women and child development (WCD) ministry is set to make adoption simpler and quicker.

Top Chinese leaders coming to India with Xi

Chinese president Xi Jinping will be accompanied by two important members of the politburo of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) — Wang Huning and Li Zhanshu during his visit to India.

Ignou shuts down skill dev, govt asks it for roadmap

The Human Resources Development (HRD) ministry has asked Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) to draw a roadmap for a yearly intake of 5 lakh students for skill development training.

5 institutes find place in new wildlife board

The environment ministry has notified the new board for wildlife headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Not a single wildlife expert from the previous wildlife committee has been nominated in the board, which finds dominance of forest officials from Gujarat.

Fresh fear rains on Valley

Cloudy conditions and rain returned to flood-devastated Srinagar on Sunday morning, setting off panic among people and worrying officials. The clouds cleared later but the region’s topmost army officer told HT that heavy rainfall in Kupwara posed a risk to Baramulla, a large town north of Srinagar.

J-K: Omar govt takes charge of relief operations

The Omar Abdullah -government is now taking “charge” of the relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, the Union health ministry proposes to mobilise boats to send medical supplies to the people trapped in the submerged areas of Srinagar and are finding it impossible to venture out of their houses.

Madrasas imparting terror education, says BJP MP

In controversial remarks, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday alleged that madarsas were giving 'education of terrorism'. He alleged that students were not being taught about nationalism in the religious schools.

Donations for J-K is my b’day present, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turns 64 on September 17, has appealed to friends and well-wishers to refrain from celebrating and instead, donate towards the Jammu and Kashmir flood victims.

Varanasi set to get grand makeover, film city

The Union urban development ministry has drawn up a blueprint for a slew of projects — comprising town planning, civic and transportation — to reshape the temple town significantly.

Modi raises performance bar for ministers by 10%

The PM, who recently called himself a 'hard taskmaster', has set his ministers a minimum 10% target for enhancing existing infrastructure in their areas of responsibility by the end of the financial year.

Caller from UP demands release of Asaram; threatens to target AI flights

The Udaipur Airport was put on high alert after an anonymous caller threatened to disrupt Air India flights and create chaos across the country, if self-styled godman Asaram Bapu is not released within 15 days, police said Sunday.

Eminent educationist Kireet Joshi passes away

Eminent educationist and former education advisor to the government of India, Kireet Joshi, passed away here today after battling cancer. He was 83.

LWE outfit torch four vehicles in Jharkhand’s Khunti

Members of a left wing extremist outfit active in Jharkhand’s Khunti district torch four vehicles engaged in road construction work in the early hours of Sunday with start of the two days Maoist bandh.

India identifies 15 weapon systems for export

The Defence Research and Development Organisation, which is struggling to meet deadlines for delivering key military projects, is working on an elaborate weapons export plan to make inroads in the lucrative global arms market. 

Clash erupts in Amethi; 1 cop killed, 18 detained

The property dispute between Congress MP Sanjay Singh and his son Anant Vikram Singh took a bloody turn on Sunday as a clash erupted between the supporters of Anant and the police, leaving one policeman dead.

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