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HindustanTimes Wed,27 Aug 2014

India

'Excited' Modi takes to Twitter ahead of meeting Abe in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Tuesday to flag his upcoming Japan visit, saying he saw the trip as an opportunity to lift ties to a new level and that India and Japan 'could learn a lot from each other'.

UP bypolls: Rajnath Singh's son denied Noida ticket

The BJP overlooked several high-profile claimants as they released a list of contestants for the September 13 bypolls in Uttar Pradesh. BJP pride at stake in UP bypolls

BJP pride at stake in UP bypolls

While the SP is looking to avenge its humiliating loss by winning the by-polls, the BJP wants to do well here to arrest a string of bypoll reverses it has just faced in Uttarakhand and Bihar.

MIM’s Maharashtra foray worries NCP, Congress

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) has decided to expand its base and test electoral waters in Maharashtra in alliance with some prominent Dalit and backward caste organisations, a move that has sent alarm bells ringing in the ruling camp.

Finmeccanica barred from future military contracts

India will not allow Finmeccanica to take part in future military tenders till further notice, but ongoing contracts with the Italian defence major will continue.

PM Modi's financial inclusion drive set for 'shock and awe' launch

The official launch of the revamped financial inclusion programme, the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a glitzy affair.

Nitish is heart and soul of JD(U): Bihar CM

Chief minister Jitam Ran Manjhi does not waste time on idle talk. A man of action, he believes, the alliance has marked a political turnaround in Bihar, which will see the state grow.

Poor showing in bypolls fails to dampen BJP’s spirits

BJP’s poor show in recent bye-elections – particularly the setback in Bihar and a washout in Uttarakhand – should have ideally set alarms bells ringing at the party headquarters.

Modi to take who’s who of Indian business to Japan

A high-powered business delegation comprising top industrialists and chiefs of leading Indian companies will accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his first official visit to Japan at the end of this month.

Tamil Nadu registrar of companies held for accepting bribe

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday chased down a senior government official in a high-speed car drama in Chennai and seized Rs. 10 lakh he had allegedly taken as bribe.

SC order on wildlife board jolts Prakash Javadekar

Hit by the Supreme Court putting decisions of the standing committee of the national board for wildlife on hold, the environment ministry would urge the apex court to review its order saying nothing illegal has been done.

Saffron party to use cultural thread to bond with J-K

With an eye on the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) intends to make use of cultural tools, like street plays and musical concerts, to sensitise the local people of their indigenous art and to weave a strong bond with them.

U’khand tea: Raj days’ flavour goes brandless

Uttarakhand tea, which was known for its flavour, aroma and colour during the British time, is today nowhere in the brand race, thanks to poor marketing strategy and consequent weak domestic push.

Jharkhand ‘love jihad’ accused held in New Delhi

The Jharkhand Police arrested Ranjit Kohli alias Raquibul Khan (Hassan) in New Delhi late Tuesday for allegedly torturing his wife, national rifle shooting gold medallist Tara Shahdeo, to change her religion to Islam. Director general of police Rajeev Kumar confirmed the late-night development.

Meerut stares at bleak future as communal violence hits its image

Morgan Stanley once placed Meerut fifth on the vibrancy index of India's top cities. The ranking promised a future for the west UP city, but it failed to overcome its religious divide.
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