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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

India

Direct benefit transfer plan set for expansion

To check rising public expenditure, the government’s two biggest money-spender schemes — subsidised ration for poor and job guarantee in rural areas — will soon be on the Aadhaar-enabled Direct Benefit Transfer platform.

Bangladesh rakes up Saradha money with India

Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali learnt to have taken up issue of Saradha scam money making its way to fund to Jamaat-e-Islami in the neighbouring country during his meeting with national security adviser Ajit Doval on Friday.

Poor monsoon pushes food output to 5-year-low

India’s summer foodgrain output may to fall 7%, a five-year low, after a patchy start to this year’s June-September monsoon period, as per the government’s first of the four annual projections.

Govt changes rules of land acquisition to give a leg-up to industry

Clearing the decks for land acquisition under the UPA-enacted land acquisition law, the NDA government has notified the rules for its implementation.

At Chumar, a retreat of sorts

The staring match between Indian and Chinese troops at Chumar in eastern Ladakh continued on Friday amid evidence that the Chinese were retreating. Indian troops, however, have decided to adopt an aggressive stance and stay put at their positions in the sector.

Over 90 guests barring finance, home ministers at Pranab’s banquet

President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan were hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday night, along with a large number of VVIPs.

Minority rights watchdog for action on BJP MPs

The National Commission for Minorities has sought a probe into the “vitriolic” remarks by BJP leaders against the country’s Muslims, which violate the spirit of the Constitution.

Acid attack survivors to run cafe in Taj city

To be run by acid attack survivors and christened as ‘Café Sheroes Hangout’, the outlet is being supported by the organisation ‘Stop Acid Attack’, which hopes to launch the cafe in the first week of October before taking the concept to Delhi.

Telangana for aligning resources in favour of states

Telangana on Friday pitched for 40% devolution of the central tax revenue to states, making a case for allocation of resources based on the 'functional responsibilities' of the Centre and the states under the Constitution.

Kyoto or Santiago model: Which way Varanasi will go

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kyoto model or state government’s Santiago model, which way will Varanasi go. Varanasi- the oldest living city in the world- is hogging all limelight after it elected PM Modi in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Bharatpur: Parents claim deceased infant was a goddess

The death of a two-and-a-half year old girl under mysterious circumstances at Nat Mohalla in Kumher town of Bharatpur district, on Thursday made it difficult for the administration to handle the situation as people flocked to offer prayers at the girl’s samadhi.

Congress questions timing of Modi's statement on Indian Muslims

Questioning the timing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement ahead of his US visit that Indian Muslims will live and die for India, Congress on Friday wondered whether BJP and its other leaders adhere to it.

SAARC endorses India’s proposal to set up school of governance

The 6th home ministerial meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries has endorsed a proposal by India to set up a school of governance in the region.

Gap between haves and have-nots hits kids hard: study

Almost one in three children show signs of malnutrition at age 12, with the rates higher for children who are poor, socially-marginalised and live in rural areas, show preliminary findings from the Young Lives study.

Goons fire at a class XI student for trying to thwart molestation

Cases of atrocities on women just seem to be getting more and more unrelenting and bizarre in Bengal. A student of class XI of Mahyampur High School in Malda district was shot at by some goons on Thursday night when she tried to thwart attempted molestation.
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