HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014


Sardar Patel is architect of modern India: Modi

'Sardar Patel's life is a journey of deep-rooted courage, dedication &; service to the Motherland. He is truly the architect of Modern India,' Modi tweeted on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary.

US body probes India's trade policies under Modi

The US International Trade Commission has launched an investigation to examine 'significant changes' to India's trade and investment policies since the new Modi government came to power.

New Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar picks his top official team

Setting all speculations to rest, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar finally chose his team of official aides on Thursday. Top on the list is a 1986 batch IAS officer Sanjeev Kaushal who will serve as principal secretary to the CM.

Maharashtra: Fadnavis and team all set for swearing-in

Despite opposition from within the party, PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah picked Devendra Fadnavis for the top job because of his clean image and extraordinary performance as a legislator in the past 15 years.

India joins global pact to stop tax evasion

Amidst moves to uncover black money, India on Thursday joined over 50 countries and jurisdictions in the next step to stamp out tax evasion by signing a new agreement at the Global Forum in Berlin to automatically exchange information.

SC pulls up Bihar, Chhattisgarh over missing kids

The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Bihar and Chhattisgarh governments for failing to trace missing children in their states and not registering FIRs in the cases as well.

2G case: Court to pass order today

A special court is likely to pronounce on Friday its order on framing of charges in  a 2G scam-related money laundering case in which the ED had issued charge sheet to former telecommunications minister A Raja, MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and 16 others.

Poor sanitation increases Ebola threat in India

Poor sanitation and high population density will make fighting Ebola Virus Disease tough, according to Peter Piot — the co-discoverer of the virus, so the next best thing is to tighten screening at airports and block the infection’s entry in India. 

Saradha scam: CBI to seek fund details from Singapore

The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to seek details from authorities in Singapore on the antecedents of a Rs. 180-crore fund parked there in the name of a local trust, on the suspicion it could be part of the Saradha scam’s money trail.

BJP leaders detained while trying to enter Birbhum

BJP vice-president and Rajya Sabha MP Muktar Abbas Naqvi, BJP Bengal state president and two Lok Sabha MPs were arrested on Thursday as they tried to violate prohibitory orders and enter trouble-torn Makra village.

Govt may downsize MGNREGA to boost scheme impact on the poor

For fiscal prudence and better outcome of public expenditure, the Narendra Modi government is likely to downsize some of the social sector schemes, including the rural job guarantee programme, the biggest grosser of the central funds.

Rahul Gandhi kicks off meetings to revive party

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has called to Delhi leaders from across the country to draw up a strategy to 'revive' the party and 'stop the BJP’s upsurge' under Narendra Modi, sources said.

NGT directs authorities to act against units polluting Ganga

A day after the Supreme Court asked the National Green Tribunal to shut down polluting industries on the banks of river Ganga, the tribunal issued directions to the central and state pollution boards to act against such industries.

SC stays proceedings on defamation cases against Swamy

The Supreme Court Thursday stayed proceedings in the five criminal defamation cases against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy filed by AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa and also agreed to look into his demand to scrap the provisions for criminal defamation.

Congress demands more seats, JMM in a bind in Jharkhand

Flexing its muscles, the Congress is demanding a greater pie in the seat sharing talks with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) for the coming state assembly elections.
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