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HindustanTimes Wed,24 Sep 2014

 India

Ambani among participants in 'Make in India' programme

Leading industrialists, including Reliance industries limited chief Mukesh Ambani, Essar Group chairman Shashi Ruia and many other global and domestic CEOs will participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Make in India' campaign launch at New Delhi on Thursday.

Cylinder blast rips apart bus in Bulandshahr, 11 killed

Eleven people were killed and many more injured when a passenger lit a cigarette causing an LPG cylinder to burst inside a bus near Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, police officials said on Tuesday.

DDA includes transgenders in its new housing forms

DDA’s vice chairman Balvinder Kumar, who was the brainchild behind including the option for a third gender on the forms, said the decision was taken because the authority wanted to reflect the progressive thinking of the society.

He told me he’d be back for dinner, says mother

“He left from home at 8 am after I told him to go to work. He said he would come home at night. The next thing we heard was that he was in the hospital,” said Ishrat, his mother.

Rowdy visitors, zoo authorities must share blame: Experts

Wildlife experts blamed poor response of the zoo and unruly behaviour by visitors for Tuesday’s tragedy. A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who apparently either jumped or fell into its enclosure at the Delhi zoo.

Tiger was provoked, not a man-eater: Officials

The white tiger that killed a 19-year-old man at Delhi Zoo is ‘fine’ and ‘doing alright’. “He is absolutely normal. We will soon get a report on how much he ate or how he behaved.

It’s a record! Mamata poems on album ahead of Durga Puja

A local band plans to release an album with 15 selected poems of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The album is titled ‘Mukta Akash’ and will be released before the Durga Puja.

Will take to the street with a broom: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his maiden visit to the state capital after he took charge, drew attention to Bengaluru’s massive garbage crisis that has had the Siddaramaiah government in a bind for the last six months.

Tiger stared at him for 15 mins, attacked after it was stoned

Delhi zoo authorities say there was nothing they could do to save the man who fell into a white tiger’s enclosure on Tuesday as it was only “being a tiger”. Witnesses on the other hand feel differently.

Law panel to discuss privacy, defamation in convention on media law

Contempt of court, defamation, trial by media, privacy and paid news are some of the issues to be discussed threadbare at a consultation on media law organised by the Law Commission this weekend.

‘VIPs should inform us of foreign trips’

Following a home ministry directive, the Delhi police has told its protectees, numbering almost 250, to inform it before leaving for foreign travels in order to facilitate better coordination with foreign agencies.

After TV interview, PM to make a radio debut

Close on the heels of his first TV interview as PM, Narendra Modi will now debut on Radio on October 3. Modi “will share his thoughts on a variety of issues with the people of India through the radio,” said an official press release.

Cabinet to clear Clean India plan before PM's trip

A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for the US, the cabinet on Wednesday is set to clear the Swachch Bharat scheme that aims to have a toilet in every household and create a clean India by 2019.

India rejects US proposal on phasing out refrigerant coolants

India has rejected the US offer to provide clean technologies for low carbon growth only if the Modi government agreed to phase out existing refrigerant coolants called Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which cause global warming.

China asks for flag meet to ease tension

China’s People’s Liberation Army has sought a flag meeting with the Indian Army amidst the continuing standoff in the sensitive Ladakh sector, a move that could help ease tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
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