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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

India

Roads where builder has recovered his cost to turn toll-free soon

In a move that will come as a big relief to commuters, the government has decided to  scrap toll on all highway stretches where developers have recovered their investment, highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.

Saradha scam planned to skim investors: Probe

The Saradha scam, which rocked the country through the past year, was startling in its intricate and well-planned design aimed at fooling the gullible public, a top government source with access to the voluminous report submitted last week by the SFIO told HT.

In Ahmedabad, preparations in full swing for Modi-Xi date

Xi's visit may be short, lasting barely half a day, but it will cover history, underscore the importance of inter provincial cooperation, highlight the economic potential of the relationship and prepare the right political optics for the more substantive leg of the visit in Delhi.

Whodunit: Removing HT market copies to win ‘morning challenge’?

As the strongest and the largest read newspaper of Delhi NCR, HT is used to facing challenges from various quarters. But, over the last few days, HT has been confronting a peculiar challenge: readers complaining about copies not reaching them.

Countdown to Mars: Isro prepares for crucial Mangalyaan insertion

Before the Mangalyaan enters Mars on September 24, Isro scientists will have to endure nail-biting prelims on September 22, when the spacecraft enters the sphere of influence of Mars.

J-K floods: When waters rose, Muslims in Srinagar rescued Pandits

When flood waters were rising by a few feet every hour, the family of a Kashmiri Pandit was among the first to be rescued by Sohail Tabrez and Akil, resident's of Srinagar's Wazirbagh locality.

Alvi, Tewari protest new Congress gag order

In the Congress, where top leaders are often accused of not being communicative enough, the senior brass is torn over the issue of leaders talking on behalf of the party in public.

India says boundary issue will be discussed during Xi's visit

India and China are unlikely to play up differences over their disputed border and will instead focus on boosting economic ties to give a new direction to relations between two of Asia’s largest economies during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit beginning September 17.

China, India in border skirmish ahead of Xi visit

The latest incident highlights the bitter differences between the two Asian giants despite the likely bonhomie that will mark the Chinese president's first Indian visit. India says boundary issue will be discussed during Xi's visit

Law panel recommends repeal of 72 archaic laws

Out of these 72 laws, 53 belong to the colonial era when statutes were enacted keeping in mind the interests of East India Company or the Crown and to curb independence movement.

Satyam case: Accused to appear in court on Oct 27

A local court trying the case of multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL) on Monday ordered all the accused to appear before it on October 27.

Our monsoon almost 40 million years old

An international research team has now found that the Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures.

Govt to change job exchanges to career centres

The central government is all set to restructure the defunct employment exchanges of the country and turn them into career centres on the lines of online job portals like naukri.com and timesjob.com, likely from next month.

J-K floods: Charity with swank is no charity, sooner we understand it, better it is

Like majority of the areas in the valley, we got no warning about the flood and while we waited for the water level to recede, no one from the government or any rescue team was found on ground, writes Gowhar Farooq.

Name whistle-blower in Sinha case: SC to Bhushan

The Supreme Court Monday directed lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan to disclose the identity of the ‘whistle-blower’ who gave him a copy of the guest register of CBI director Ranjit Sinha’s residence.
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