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HindustanTimes Wed,26 Nov 2014

India

In states, PM evokes conflicting reactions

While some praise positives on the foreign policy front, the Jan Dhan and Swachh Bharat initiatives and the scheme to get MPs to adopt a village, others are concerned about the slow pace of reforms, rise in communal conflagrations.

Modinomics: Time for walking the talk on big bang reforms

The government will have to move on major issues such as land acquisition, the infrastructure deficit, investment in human capital, the lack of regulatory consistency across states and raising the FDI limit in the insurance sector from 25% to 49%.

Too early to judge, but words, actions show mismatch

It’s just six months since the new government took office. You cannot expect any visible outcome or full-blown action in the first six months of a new government. You have to assess it by its words and initial steps and reserve your final judgment, writes Yogendra Yadav.

SPG gets a new chief, old one in the lurch

In a curious move, the government on Tuesday appointed Special Protection Group (SPG) director K Durga Prasad’s successor without telling Prasad his next assignment.

Putting steel back in the PMO is risky but much-needed

How will history judge Narendra Modi’s first six months as Prime Minister? It is likely history will not bother at all, and will instead place emphasis on the successes and failures, the advances and setbacks, of a longer time frame such as a composite five-year term, writes Ashok Malik.

German ambassador to organize ‘satsang’; Smriti Irani invited

German Ambassador Michael Steiner will be organising a ‘satsang’ on the occasion of his birthday on Friday and has invited leaders of different political parties and central ministers including HRD minister Smriti Irani.

Modi govt being run by big industrialists: Rahul in J-K

In a sharp attack on the Modi government, Rahul Gandhi alleged it was being run by big industrialists and said a Rs. 6,000 crore loan was facilitated to the Adani Group for a project in Australia but the promise of Rs. 1,000-crore aid for flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir remained unfulfilled.

Email ID hacked: Rs. 1.13 cr withdrawn from NRI's account

A Canada-based NRI has lost Rs. 1.13 crore from his account with a bank in Manipal after hackers made their way into his e-mail account and got the money transferred to two of their accounts overseas, according to a complaint lodged with the police.

Defence sector poised for growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has focused his attention on building a robust indigenous defence industry base, ramping up the military’s capabilities and stitching up alliances to expand strategic cooperation regionally and globally during the last six months.

From cleaning Ganga, linking rivers to Digital India — govt gets busy

The Narendra Modi government has a considerable amount of work in progress. HT takes a look at some of them.

Six years after 26/11, Mumbai's coastline is still as porous as ever

With the change of guard at both the Centre and the state, the proposed state academy to train coastal police, which was upgraded to a national one, is now being planned in Gujarat instead of Maharashtra.

CCTV network in Mumbai: Top on CM Fadnavis’s agenda

For Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, who played an active role in highlighting the lacunae in the security measures when he was in the Opposition, addressing those very issues is now his top priority.

Mumbai: HC questions no review of weapons policy even after 26/11

It is unfortunate that despite the 26/11 attacks and a few other bomb blasts, the weapons policy has not been reviewed by the state government, the Bombay high court said on Tuesday.

Ball in India's court for resumption of talks: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan on Tuesday sought to put the ball in India's court for talks between the Prime Ministers of the two countries amidst strong indications of an interaction on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit.

Valley scales new peak in 70% turnout for J&K’s 15 segments

With an overall rise of over 5% as compared to the 2008 assembly polls, 15 of Jammu and Kashmir’s 87 constituencies saw a record 70% turnout in the first phase of the state elections on Tuesday.

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