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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.

Pakistan army chief meets Nawaz Sharif, talk swirls of govt’s exit

Hundreds of anti-government protestors stormed the headquarters of state-owned Pakistan Television on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off air, as fresh clashes erupted and the army gave the government an ultimatum to end the impasse soon. I will neither resign, nor go on leave, says Pak PM

Smriti Irani says listening to PM's speech on Teachers' Day voluntary

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani said on Monday that students had the choice to not participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned interaction with them to mark Teachers’ Day.

Spare 46 coal blocks, others can be scrapped, govt tells SC

The government on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court not to cancel all the coal blocks that have been declared illegal. Attorney general Mukul Rohtagi told the court that 40 of the 218 coal blocks in the country were ready for production and they should not be scrapped.

Chaos hits DDA's mega housing offer

The first day of the roll-out of the Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) biggest-ever housing scheme was marked by chaos, confusion and crashed websites.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital

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

SC refuses to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected N Srinivasan's plea for reinstatement as BCCI President saying he cannot be allowed to take up the charge till he gets a clean chit from Justice Mudgal Committee.

United Bank declares Mallya wilful defaulter

Kolkata-based United Bank of India (UBI) on Monday declared UB Group chairman Vijay Mallya, his grounded airline Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) and three directors on its board, Ravi Nedungadi, Anil Kumar Ganguly and Subash Gupte wilful defaulters.

RSS leader hacked to death in Kerala, CPI(M) blamed

A district leader of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was hacked to death in north Kerala’s Kannur on Monday even as BJP president Amit Shah began his two-day visit to the state to expand party base.

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.

Jung may pitch for fresh Delhi polls in his report

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung is expected to send a report this week to President Pranab Mukherjee on the status of the Delhi assembly and the possible options of government formation.

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.

Govt recommends Sathasivam's name as Kerala guv

The government has recommended the name of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam for appointment as governor of Kerala. His name has reportedly been sent by the home ministry to Rashtrapati Bhavan to succeed Sheila Dikshit.

Bengal's first Ebola suspect admitted to hospital

Bengal's first Ebola suspect, 25-year old Aleek Das, was admitted to Raiganj district hospital on Sunday with symptoms high fever, muscle pain and vomiting.

Taslima Nasreen visa extended for one year

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has been given a one-year visa by the Centre and allowed to stay in India till August 2015.
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