HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014


A doctor’s solution to India’s health issues

Navin Shah has met every Indian Prime Minister since, and including, Indira Gandhi, and some of them multiple times such as Atal Bihari Vajpayee — and he has stories on each meeting.

India may announce visa-on-arrival for US tourists

India is working on a proposal for visa-on-arrival facility for US tourists, one of the big-ticket announcements expected to be made during PM Narendra Modi's high-profile visit to the US later this month.

India, US in harmony; ties to improve: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed hope about better India-US ties ahead of his visit to the country later this month. In an interview to CNN, Modi also talked about his vision for a new India, its neighbours and his development agenda, among other issues.

Modi to meet Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York

Among Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s many meetings during his coming visit to the US, the one with the most profound implications for the future will be with the Clintons. Modi will meet former president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton in New York.

UP: Dalit girl burnt alive; names ‘stalker’ before dying

A 17-year-old Dalit girl was burnt alive, allegedly by her neighbour, who was reportedly stalking and harassing her, and three others in a Uttar Pradesh village on Saturday.

Padmanabhaswamy temple audit to take 5-6 months: Rai

The special audit of the properties of Kerala's famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, which is facing allegations of financial irregularities, is expected to be completed in the next five to six months.

Mangalyaan engine test-fire successful, all set for Mars now

Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation have succesfully test-fired its liquid engine which has been idle for 300 days and carried out some final corrections. It's all set to enter Mars orbit, less than 2 days from now.

Mayank Gandhi booked for abetting sexual abuse

Aam Aadmi Party leader Mayank Gandhi was among the six persons booked here after a 21-year-old female party volunteer filed a criminal complaint against them, police said on Saturday.

UPSC shifts NDA and NA exam centre to Jammu

All candidates who had opted for Srinagar centre to appear in the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) examination will now have to take the test from Jammu, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

2G: Govt orders appointment of permanent ED officer

Acting on the directions of the Supreme Court, the government has issued fresh orders for permanent appointment of an enforcement directorate officer in the agency who has been tasked with the probe into the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Flying high: India country of honour at French kite festival

The blue-green Atlantic sea, flanked by sheer white cliffs on one side and a port on the other, made a beautiful setting for Le Festival International de Cerf-Volant de Dieppe, or the International Dieppe Kite Festival. India was the country of honour this year along with Indonesia, another kite flying country.

Badaun rape: Girl’s relative under CBI lens

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken a relative of the two teenage girls allegedly raped and murdered in UP’s Badaun district in May under its scanner. He had allegedly deleted key data — suspected to be linked to the crime — from the mobile phone of one of the victims.

India-Africa meet deferred due to Ebola

The India-Africa Summit, which was scheduled to be attended by 54 countries in December, has been deferred this year due to the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Soon, states may allow townships near sanctuaries

In a boost to the real estate sector, the environment ministry may soon allow state governments to take a call on setting up new townships, information technology and developmental parks near tiger reserves, national parks, eco-sensitive zones and critically polluted areas.

Most wanted: Maoists beat terrorists in bounty stakes

Dawood Ibrahim is no longer India’s most wanted man. That title now belongs to top Maoist leader Ganapathy, who carries a Rs. 2.52-crore bounty on his head that is 10 times and above the Rs. 15 lakh offered for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused.
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