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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

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Modi on his way to attend BRICS summit; will meet Xi Jinping

PM Modi on Sunday left for Brazil to attend the five-nation BRICS summit, where he would also meet for the first time with the other heads of the bloc which include Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.

More than a million have no school and no hope for the future

A recent UN report shows that more than a million children between the ages of six and eleven years are out of school. This represents a real loss of potential for the country. Poulomi Banerjee writes.

Over Rs. 13 crore lost due to thefts in 2013

The year 2013 witnessed theft of valuables worth Rs. 13,219 crore, second highest of the decade, as per the data by the National Crime Records Bureau.

Picking up the threads: A look at the community behind Reddit India

The Reddit India sub-forum was started six years ago, but it is only over the past two years, as the Indian community became more active in the run-up to this year’s national election, that its subscriber numbers began to soar.

Bhopal youngsters take tech route to spirituality, read holy books on cellphones

Several youths in Bhopal have converted their cellphones into a holy book. There are many others who download various applications to read verses of holy books like Ramayan, Geeta, Bible and Guru Granth Sahib.

Tihar Jail sets up restaurant, inmates to cook and serve food

Around 10 of the 45-50 inmates who underwent training in house keeping, cooking and hotel management are at present working at the restaurant. The restaurant, which has a seating capacity of 50 persons, is open from 10am to 10pm.

Woman accuses MP senior police officer of rape

A woman in Jaipur on Saturday accused a senior police officer of Madhya Pradesh of raping her and clicking objectionable pictures of her daughter and niece, a charge denied by the policeman.

Seven infants die in West Bengal hospital in 24 hours

Seven infants have died in past 24 hours at West Bengal's Malda Medical College and Hospital, which witnessed frequent crib deaths in the recent past.

Pregnant woman 'kicked' by UP cop, loses baby

A woman in Bijnor district in western Uttar Pradesh had a miscarriage after allegedly being a kicked by a police sub-inspector during a dharna on Thursday.

Rahul aide to choose Maharashtra poll candidates

Despite his team coming under fire over the party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi continues to repose his trust on close associates whose performance have come under scanner.

55 firms collecting money illegally evade action

Reeling under the Rs. 10,000-crore Saradha chit fund scam and allegations of its linkages to major politicians, the IB has reported that the West Bengal government has not initiated any action against 55 illegal private companies that are still collecting money from the public.

ISIS effect: Anti-radicalisation panel on cards

Worried that a particularly virulent extremist ideology from west Asia will take root in Kashmir, the home ministry is actively considering setting up a committee to prevent radicalisation of youth in the state.

Fewer Maharashtra terror cases in NIA’s kitty

Fault lines over jurisdiction on terror probes between the National Investigation Agency and state police forces have again come to the fore after Thursday’s Improvised Explosive Device blast in Maharashtra’s Pune.

Reservoirs wait for rain, power crisis threatens India

The Met has said the monsoon is 43% below average and India is staring at a drought. The government’s Economic Survey, tabled on July 9, said poor rains could trim food output and push up prices.

Modi off to Brazil for BRICS summit; won’t leave a second-in-command

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leaving for Brazil on Sunday on a five-day trip (July 13-17) but he hasn’t designated any minister to take charge of the government in his absence, HT has learnt.

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