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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

India

In Mamata’s land, BJP wins first seat on its own

The BJP made inroads into West Bengal for the first time in 14 years by winning one of two assembly seats Tuesday and finishing second in the other, bucking a trend in the rest of the country where it suffered reverses.

Bypoll results: More than 50% say Modi magic still exists

Despite the drubbing of the saffron party in the just-concluded bypolls, more than 50% respondents in a HT poll on Tuesday said that the country was still under the spell of the ‘Modi wave’.

Xi visit to India could set new paradigm in bilateral ties

With economy and trade high on his agenda, Chinese President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to India on Wednesday will be a historic one as it could set a new paradigm in bilateral ties and help realise Indian and Chinese dreams for development, Chinese officials and analysts said.

CBI set to probe fraud in Salman Khurshid’s NGO

The social justice ministry has recommended a CBI probe in a case of alleged misappropriation of grants meant for physically handicapped by an NGO headed by former Union minister Salman Khurshid.

ED, CBI disagree over letting 2G accused go abroad

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI are at odds over whether to allow two people, accused in 2G spectrum allocation, to travel abroad.

HC junks CBI probe plea against Vadra

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into alleged land deals involving Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, saying the alleged "illegal transactions" have taken place beyond the court’s territorial jurisdiction.

China likely to invest $50bn in roads, infrastructure, ports

China is looking to steal a march over rival Japan by pledging investments worth billions of dollars in India's railway, manufacturing and infrastructure projects during President Xi Jinping's visit starting Wednesday as the two Asian neighbours seek to take their ties to a new direction.

‘Inch’ towards ‘Miles’: PM Modi pushes for greater cooperation

Coining a new acronym, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday talked about bilateral ties with China moving ahead as 'Inch' (India and China) towards 'Miles' (Millennium of Exceptional Synergy).

Another $50bn for upgradation of railways

While China has promised investments worth $50 billion for the modernisation and technological upgrade of the Indian Railways, final touches are being given to a draft MoU between the countries that envisages Chinese participation in projects including India’s plans to develop international class railway stations.

Modi’s Man of the Match Amit Shah fails to score this time around

Assembly by-elections have turned out to be a vastly different ballgame for BJP president Amit Shah with his party suffering setbacks on Tuesday, the third such instance in about two months after disappointing performances in Uttarakhand and Bihar.

High on priority list, but no office or staff for skill ministry

Clearly there is no walking the talk for the newly created Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry. While development of skills may be a buzzword for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s policies, very few moves have taken place on the ground to get the new ministry going.

Setback for Anandiben after three-seat loss

The BJP retained six assembly seats in Gujarat on Tuesday but lost three seats to the Congress in the first electoral setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s successor in the state who had campaigned vigorously in all the constituencies that went to the polls.

IIT-B is highest-ranked Indian varsity globally

The QS World University Ranking 2014, for the third consecutive year, is led by MIT. At number two is the University of Cambridge, followed by Imperial College, London, Harvard University and University of Oxford.

A resurgent Mulayam upsets BJP’s applecart

The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) swept the Uttar Pradesh bypolls on Tuesday in a massive blow to the BJP just four months after it swept to power at the Centre on the back of its stunning success in the politically-significant northern state.

Three generations of Yadavs in Parliament

Samajwadi Party’s Tej Pratap Singh Yadav winning Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri parliamentary seat means that for the first time three generations of a political family will be sitting together in the Lok Sabha.
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