HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014


IITs, IIMs to launch free online courses

With an aim to providing education opportunities to all, the IITs, IIMs and central universities will soon offer free online courses through a web platform to be launched by the HRD ministry on September 25, the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to a hospital in Delhi on Monday.

Japan offers assistance to introduce bullet trains in India

Japan on Monday offered to provide financial, technical and operational support to India for introduction of bullet trains, a project high on the priority of the Modi government.

Upbeat PM Narendra Modi plays taiko drums, wows Japanese businessmen

A day after signing a clutch of deals with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi was in upbeat mood on Tuesday – and this time he wowed a set of suited businessmen by playing traditional Taiko drums with great verve. Video Inside

Kolkata high-rise office building catches fire

The fire which broke out on  Tuesday morning at the 24-storey Chatterjee International building in Kolkata is now under control, fire officials said. The fire raged for 3 hours before it was brought under control. 14 fire tenders and 4 skylifts were deployed at the site.

Modi gets $35 billion promise from Japan, no N-deal yet

Narendra Modi on Monday extracted a pledge of nearly $35 billion in Japanese investment and financing over the next five years for infrastructure projects like smart cities and the cleaning of the Ganga.

AAI to develop 50 low-cost airports

The state-owned airport operator Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to develop 50 new low-cost airports across the country to cope with the growing air traffic.

Tweet-ed it: Modi’s 10 biggest Twitter moments

The victory tweet, also the most retweeted tweet in India, hit a bull’s eye. But that wasn’t all. Take a look at the 10 big Twitter moments of Narendra Modi ever since he took over as PM.

Living patient declared dead in Aligarh hospital, spends 3 days in mortuary

Doctors in a hospital in Aligarh declared a patient, who was admitted there for treatment, as dead. When the police arrived three days later, the patient was lying in the mortuary alive.

India may accept China’s Asian bank offer

The move would be a big boost to China’s plans of having its stamp over lending institutions in Asia and counter the US and Japan-dominated Asian Development Bank.

Rights watchdog slams large number of death sentences, says they have failed to curb crime

President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected 97% of the mercy petitions since assuming the top office in 2012, a human rights watch group has said, stressing that death penalty has failed to act as a deterrent in the country.

Three youth gang rape teen in Muzaffarnagar

In yet another incident, three youths gangraped a 17-year-old girl on Sunday night, after abducting her from her house in Kakaurali village.

BJP rushes Union ministers to J-K on its Mission 44+

With Jammu and Kashmir high on its electoral agenda, the BJP is sending a large contingent of its Union ministers and senior leaders to the state in the run-up to the assembly polls as part of its ambitious Mission 44-plus target.

BJP mounts pressure, Sena says alliance is bound by Hindutva

The BJP continued to mount pressure on ally Shiv Sena by discussing the observers' report from Maharashtra ahead of the much-awaited seat-sharing between the two for the upcoming assembly polls.

Ebola: Six 'high risk' passengers from WAfrica quarantined

Six people deemed "high risk" Ebola suspects were admitted to a quarantine facility at Delhi airport, health ministry said on Monday. The suspects were among 181 passengers who arrived in India from the affected western African countries.
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