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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

India

India nears $2.5 bn deal for Boeing military choppers

India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.

PM Modi's Japan visit: Kyoto, Varanasi to become 'partner city affiliates'

The first outcome of Narendra Modi’s Japan trip was a deal to partner the old imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto, with Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu cities and the Prime Minister’s parliamentary constituency.

India's external debt $ 440 billion, up 7.6% over last year

India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by 5.7% in the April-June quarter, up from 4.6% increase recorded in the last quarter, according to a finance ministry release.

Mayawati re-elected BSP national president

Former chief minister Mayawati was unanimously re-elected national president of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) at the party's central executive committee (CEC) meeting here on Saturday.

Modi feeds fish; gifts Vivekanda book, Gita to Abe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in a ceremonial feeding of fish alongside his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to kick off his maiden trip to the island nation as PM on Saturday.

3 held in Visva-Bharati sexual harassment case

Three persons — all Visva-Bharati (VB) students — were arrested on Saturday in Birbhum district of West Bengal after the university authorities filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a woman student.

Ceasefire violations not conducive for Indo-Pak ties: Jaitley

India on Saturday said ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and international border were "serious and provocative" and created an environment "not very conducive" for a peaceful relationship between the two sides.

Catching that snake in the grass

Vava Suresh of Kerala is a living encyclopaedia on snakes. The vets and security personnel he counsels about tackling reptiles take him very seriously. After all, he has survived almost 250 bites.

Kashi welcomes MoU to improve town’s fortunes

The people of Varanasi were on Saturday elated to hear about Saturday’s signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which the temple town will be developed as a ‘smart city’ with cooperation from Kyoto — the Japanese city which is a confluence of heritage and modernity.

Ambani not part of PM’s delegation

Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Mukesh Ambani is not part of the high-level business delegation accompanying PM Narendra Modi on his visit to Japan.

Sangh asks its Parivar not to interfere in govt’s work

With its affiliates publicly opposing key policy decisions of the government, the RSS brass has reined them in with a clear message that it is in no mood to create obstacles for the Modi regime in its very first year in power.

Left rejects Mamata’s call for grand alliance

Left parties on Saturday rejected West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s overtures to the CPI(M) to form a grand anti-BJP alliance, saying it is a gimmick and not to be taken seriously.

Sonia, Rahul to lead assembly elections campaign in Haryana

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other party stalwarts will campaign for the party candidates in the upcoming state assembly elections in Haryana, to be held mid-October.

Maoists gun down Cong leader in Jharkhand

Congress leader Kishan Saw was killed on Friday by CPI Maoists, who branded him a police informer, in a bustling local market in Jharkhand’s Gudabandha area, under Ghatsila subdivision.

Bipan Chandra: The historian exemplar, Indian extraordinaire

With Professor Bipan Chandra’s death, India has lost one of the finest articulators of her modern history. He wrote the most popular textbook on modern India and the freedom movement, at a time when there was none, writes Rakesh Batabyal.
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