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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

India

Modi returns home after hectic US visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the capital on Wednesday after a five-day visit to the US. Modi left Washington on Tuesday at the end of his visit and returned home on a Special Air India plane after a brief transit halt in Frankfurt.

No dirty business: there is profit in toilets

Swachh Bharat is a campaign in which commerce will be the backroom player as social and economic growth along with image take centre stage. With the government planning to build 20 million toilets by 2019, construction companies will see a major share of the action. Poll: What do you think of govt's Clean India campaign?

Government to seek seers' nod for 'green cremations' on Ganga banks

Days after the Centre constituted a committee to recommend technologies to unclog the river Ganga, union minister Uma Bharti said on Friday that religious sentiments would not be tinkered with while implementing eco-friendly cremations. Poll: Should electric cremations replace traditional pyres at Ganga's holy ghats?

Kejriwal to wield broom in Modi's backyard

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Thursday, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal would be leading a clean-up drive by his party in the vicinity of the former's official residence on Race Course road.

Govt gears up for Swachh Bharat campaign

Surprise visits, ministers out in their constituencies, bureaucrats on their toes, clearing up files, buying brooms – the government is abuzz with activity, preparing to join in as Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Swachh Bharat campaign on Thursday.

Not against Muslims, but oppose injustice: Katju

A day after his controversial remarks terming Muslim personal law "unjust", Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju on Wednesday said he was not against any religion but was speaking up against injustice.

Modi's US visit disappointing, no takeaways: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday termed “disappointing on outcomes” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit, saying there were “no major takeaways” from the “much-hyped” trip.

Subrata Roy back to jail, special facilities withdrawn

Sahara chief Subrata Roy was on Wednesday sent back to his cell in Tihar jail at the end of the period granted by the Supreme Court to stay at an air conditioned facility in the complex to negotiate sale of his overseas luxury hotels.

HC notice to Chautala over poll campaign

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation and former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala on a plea for directions to the politician to surrender immediately.

Prayers, protests continue for ‘people’s CM’ Jaya

Jayalalithaa is no more a Mudal Amaichar, chief minister, but for her countless devotees and party workers, she is a Makkal Mudalavar, people’s chief minister, which they consider far above the post she lost after a court convicted her of corruption.

‘Thank you, America’, PM Modi tells new converts

Modi left for home after a four-and-a-half day US tour a very satisfied man, pleased with what he is taking home, and the impact he has had on Americans. Modi’s US trip high on optics, low on substance

15 diseases India can stamp out by improving sanitation

Diarrhoeal diseases kill 100,000 children under 11 months old in India each year. If you think you are safe, read on to know why you will not err being on the side of caution when it comes to cleanliness. Poll: What do you think of govt's Clean India campaign?

13 killed, 45 injured in train collision in UP

At least 13 passengers were killed and 45 injured when two trains collided sideways near Gorakhpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday night.

Zuckerberg to visit India later this month, meet Modi

After Sheryl Sandberg, its now the turn of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to visit India, the second biggest market for the social networking giant, later in October.

Broom with a view: Why we need Clean India campaign

PM making cleaning India one of his priorities has accordingly catapulted the big problem areas of lack of toilets and open defecation to the forefront of policy making. Poll: What do you think of govt's Clean India campaign?
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