HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014


Many flood victims eager to meet Modi disappointed

Dozens of flood affected people who came to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his day-long Diwali visit on Thursday returned disappointed as they were not allowed to enter Raj Bhavan where Modi was scheduled to meet them.

Make Omar govt accountable for Rs. 1000 cr relief package: Modi tells traders' bodies

What could likely spark a controversy, prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the trading community in Srinagar to make the state government accountable for Rs. 1,000 crore relief amount released by him.

Maharashtra: No breakthrough in Dalit family murder

The mutilated body parts of a Dalit couple and their son were recovered from a well at Javkhede village in Pathardi Taluka in Ahmednagar on Tuesday.

Mirwaiz says Modi's visit mere optics

Moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has criticised the Modi government for 'not undertaking any rehabilitation work in the valley'.

My visit a message that Kashmir is safe for tourists: Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told political parties' delegations in Srinagar that his visit is a message to the outside world that Kashmir is safe for tourists to return.

From militancy victim to flood-hit farmers, people line up to meet Modi

There is an eerie calm on Srinagar's streets due to the shutdown calls by separatists, but many flood-affected areas are abuzz with people expressing what they expect from prime minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state.

Devendra Fadnavis meets Nitin Gadkari; seeks his blessing

Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, who is considered front-runner to lead the state as first chief minister of the saffron party, met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence on Thursday.

Families living on Jhelum bank await good news from PM

Surrounded by palatial houses in Srinagar's upmarket Rajbagh area which was devastated in the Sepetember floods,  a locality of 35 families is awaiting the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

No sweets to Pak troops on Diwali; firing continues

In the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC, the BSF has not offered sweets to the Pakistan Rangers here Thursday  on the occasion of Diwali festival.

Separatists under house arrest, Srinagar deserted ahead of PM Modi visit

Authorities have clamped down on separatists in the valley and placed them under house arrest ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kashmir.

J-K floods: PM Modi likely to announce relief, rehab package

PM Modi is likely to announce a relief and rehabilitation package for flood-hit people in J-K on Thursday. 'Will be in Srinagar on Diwali October 23 and will spend the day with our sisters and brothers affected by the unfortunate flood,' Modi tweeted. Separatists call for bandh as PM comes visiting

BJP, Sena set to seal deal; Fadnavis leads CM race

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena moved closer to sealing a deal on Wednesday over forming the government in Maharashtra following days of deadlock between the estranged allies after the BJP won the state election but fell short of an absolute majority. 

Modi govt gears up to celebrate Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary in a big way

The Modi government is planning a slew of initiatives to commemorate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter and India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31.

Fadnavis remains top CM contender in Maharashtra

Despite Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s supporters pushing for his CM candidature, state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis’ chance of grabbing the top post remains high.

Hooda, Chavan unlikely to lead party in assemblies

Under fire for the party’s drubbing in recent elections, former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and his Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda are unlikely to be the CLP leaders in their respective states.
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