Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
 Modi entertains Japanese people with his drumming skills

Modi entertains Japanese people with his drumming skills

He first watched the male and female drummers perform and seemingly was enjoying.

Hooda to address students on Teacher's Day
Hooda to address students on Teacher's Day

Hooda's function will be held hours before Prime Minister scheduled pep-talk to about 1,000 selected students in New Delhi.

DNA of non-violence engrained in our society: PM Modi
DNA of non-violence engrained in our society: PM Modi

Modi used the land of Japan, which is the only country to have been the victim of an atom bomb attack, to send out the NPT message.

PM Narendra Modi breaks security cordon to shake hands, mingle with Indian crowd
PM Narendra Modi breaks security cordon to shake hands, mingle with Indian crowd

He shook hands with them and gave autographs to some, giving a personal touch to the event.

JD(U) took donations from state govt agencies for LS polls:  Sushil Kumar Modi

Asked to corroborate his charge, Modi refused to furnish evidence in this regard.

Survivors recount narrow escape from blazing building

According to fire officials, the fire first broke out on the 12th floor and later spread to the 13th and 14th floors.

Allegation of NDA ministers having no freedom has no base: BJP

"When the people are welcomed to come with ideas, how can one say that Ministers should not function with their ideas," said Rao.

Narendra Modi reveals his musical side in Japan

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Narendra Modi reveals his musical side in Japan

Stronger India is beneficial for world peace: US

President Obama and his administration have begun preparations for welcoming Modi to the White House.

Rajnath asks Chandy to stop political killings in Kerala

Manoj was killed when an unidentified gang attacked him in politically-volatile Kannur district on Monday.

Sangh top brass in town, killers ‘avenge’ a 1999 RSS murder bid

E Manoj was an accused in the attempted murder of a senior CPM leader 15 yrs ago.

Girl allegedly abducted, forcibly converted in Bihar

Rani was also threatened that she would be sold in a red light area and her family members would be killed, police said.

Arun Jaitley undergoes diabetes management surgery

Jaitley has been a diabetic for a few years.

PM drums up support for Indian business in Japan

The PM invited Japanese people to visit and explore India and spread the word about their experience.

Alagiri surrenders before court, granted bail

On August 28, HC had granted him bail till September 3 in the case and posted the hearing to that date.

J&K polls: BJP manifesto not to include abrogation  of Article 370

BJP party sources said one of the major issues likely to be raised will be to highlight the dynastic nature of these two parties.

12 Indian firms in Forbes' 50 best companies in Asia-Pacific

Three oil and gas companies make it into the rank, up from only one firm from last year.

Indore: 24-year-old techie commits suicide

A case has been registered and a detailed investigation was on, the police officer added.

We want Muzaffarnagar in NCR: Modi minister

Riot accused and local BJP MP Sanjeev Balyan asked to hold talks with UP government.

 Andhra capital to be built between Guntur and Vijayawada

Sivaramakrishnan Committee has opposed the Vijayawada-Guntur stretch stating that it could cause ecological problems.

Cashing in on UPA schemes, NDA takes them a step further

At a high-level meeting in July itself, Modi set a target of one billion Aadhaar enrolments “at the earliest”.

In Rae Bareli,  Sonia targets Modi over price rise

This is Sonia’s first visit to villages of her constituency after Lok Sabha elections.

Rahul in external affairs panel as standing committees formed

Parliament: Congress heads 3 of 8 panels in Upper House, BJP gets chairmanship of 9 out of 16 in Lok Sabha.

‘Do not blame only Rahul for defeat, we all took decisions’

'Senior leaders who were and are a part of the decision-making process can sit with Sonia and Rahul rather than telling that to press'

‘Ban bar dance, frame policy to check vulgar activities on social media for women’s safety’

Not only that, criminal tendencies in children too are increasing because of this,” the committee stated.

Tatra truck case: Delhi court sends Tejinder Singh to Tihar

A special CBI Judge rejected Tejinder Singh's bail application and sent him to judicial custody till October 20.

China reacts guardedly to Modi's expansionist remark

Modi on Monday deplored the "expansionist" tendency among some countries which "encroach" upon seas of others.

Centre has not sought my opinion on next Kerala governor: Chandy

Congress state president V M Sudheeran had come out against appointing the ex-CJI as governor.

Narendra Modi government gets 3 on 10 from Bihar CM

"The Modi government ignored our legitimate demand for special status or special package," said Manjhi.

India, Japan to 'upgrade' defence cooperation

Modi welcomed the recent developments in Japan's policy on transfer of defence equipment and technology.

Modi in Japan, Day 3: PM visits school, seeks help in Japanese language teaching

I have come as the oldest student to the 136-year-old school, said Modi at the Taimei Elementary School.

Protest against power crisis, law and order situation in UP

Around 50 MPs from the state have gone on a dharna to protest against power crisis and other public issues.

Modi, Abe direct officials to accelerate civil nuclear deal

The two leaders directed their officials to further accelerate negotiations with a view to concluding agreement at an early date.

RSS leader hacked to death in Kerala's Kannur district

Last week, a BMS activist Suresh Kumar was hacked to death allegedly by CPI(M) activists.

Modi seeks help on sickle cell anaemia

Japan visit day 2: Meets Nobel winner Yamanaka.

The sons of a woman on death row

Eldest is ‘mother and father’ to other three, too young to remember life with convicted murderer Renuka Shinde

Modi government 100 days in office: With shadow handles, Congress joins tweet bout

Subject experts have been roped in to track each ministry or sector and give critical inputs.

Toilets for every house: Drive begins from Badaun's Katra Sadatganj

The NGO’s media advisor Madan Jha said the campaign was in furtherance of women’s right to safe toilets.

Bar Association opposes ‘move’ to  appoint Sathasivam as Kerala Gov

All India Bar Association chairman Adish C Aggarwala said the government’s move was ill advised and unethical.

Two booked for converting to Islam without nod in MP

Dalit youths claim they have returned to Hinduism.

Mercy denied, the execution list before NDA

The two hangings carried out under UPA-II were of terror case convicts Ajmal Kasab (November 2012) and Afzal Guru (February 2013).

Villages where building a toilet is considered bad luck

In many villages, an open wall called the “Maryada Ghode” or the “wall of respect” serves as a public toilet for most, including women.

Not in race, BSP to support Independents in UP bypolls

In the absence of the BSP, the BJP and the SP are trying to woo Dalit voters.

Teen commits suicide after ‘police torture’, protests in Amritsar

The relatives and a large number of locals demonstrated with the body on the Amritsar-Jalandhar road.

New Hyderabad metro route to circumvent heritage structures

Metro construction along the markets would lead to demolition of hundreds of shops and displace footpath vendors and small traders.

‘BJP playing dangerous politics of division in J&K’

The Chief Minister said BJP’s plans for the state were a work in progress.

Citing ‘love jihad’, Sangh groups in UP unite to ‘fight’

The first such organisation has been formed in Meerut — Meerut Bachao Manch.

Javadekar warns Pak on ceasefire violations

"We are always worried about Pakistan, what is happening in Pakistan," Javadekar said.

PM Modi visits ancient Buddhist temple in Japan

The Chief Monk Mori took the PM around the complex, including the five-storied main pagoda.

President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Jammu tomorrow

On his maiden visit to Jammu, the President will be chief guest tomorrow at 14th convocation of Jammu University.

Rajnath Singh to attend SAARC Home Ministers' meet in Nepal

Singh will be accompanied by Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami and several other senior officers of Home Ministry.

Centre working on software to track undertrails in prisons

NDA government is working with the National Informatics Centre to create a ‘software’ and a database of prisoners

Toji temple lotus amuses PM Narendra Modi

He started detailing the significance and was midway when an amused Modi pointed out that he knows about it.

BJP, RSS spreading communal disharmony: Mayawati

Mayawati also said the law and order situation had gone from bad to worse during the Samajwadi Party regime.

Adityanath again: Blames Muslims for riots in UP

Yogi also said that there is no place for non-Muslims where minority community is more than 35 percent.

Visva Bharati sexual harassment: complaint lodged, 3 suspended

The Visva Bharati also suspended the three accused students pending further investigation.

Indian students still don't find Japan interesting. Here is why

There are 80 plus National universities, 90 plus public universities and approx. 600 private universities in Japan.

Court grants man divorce over wife's demand for excessive sex

The husband alleged that she used to force him into having unnatural sex and whenever he tried to resist it, she would abuse him.

B-Tech student ends life, kin allege ragging

Police not mentioned ragging in FIR, instead charged the accused with abetment to suicide.

Talks with Pak the only option: Omar

For god’s sake, what is the option other than talks (for resolution of issues), said J&K CM Omar Abdullah.

Uttar Pradesh blasts: SC to hear plea to drop terror charges

The high court had earlier rejected the state govt’s appeal to drop charges against 19 accused.

Seeking Saraswati

As the govt gives another push to hunt for the mythical river, a look at the efforts so far.

Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao sworn in as Maharashtra Governor

Rao has taken over from Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli.

Borderline unsafe

A day in the life of Surjeet Singh, a villager on the Indo-Pak border.

The ‘thief’ who lived large

Kadaluri Shiva, who was killed in an encounter in Cyberabad, went on foreign holidays, lived in a big flat and owned two cars.

The new lotus positions

BJP has gone back to the drawing board, this time with a plan to trigger a political realignment in all the major states.

Police serve notice to Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son in 'rape' case

Bangalore city police served notice to Karthik Gowda and he did not appear before them until Saturday evening.

India, Japan sign MoU to develop Varanasi into 'smart city'

'This will serve as framework for Smart heritage city programme between the two countries'

Bipan Chandra: The man whose view of Modern India is inescapable

His influence was a function of his extensive writing of textbooks and co-authoring of two best-selling synthetic accounts.

Punjab to set up biometric attendance devices

The devices will be installed in all public offices in Chandigarh as well as in districts and other field offices.

NDA's 100 days: Congress to take out protest marches in UP

Modi government completes its 100 days in office on September 2.

Teachers’ Day will be Modi Live in schools across country

Top sources said the PMO has informally directed that it would like to have data on the programme’s viewership.

Courts seeks ATR on hate speeches by Bhagwat, Togadia, Khan

The complainant sought registration of FIR against them, saying police has not taken any action against them till date.

Sheila Dikshit slapped with Rs 3 lakh fine for non-appearance

The court had earlier also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Dikshit for her non-appearance.

Almost 50K US dollars 'meant for illegal arms purchases seized in Mizoram

Paramilitary force Assam Rifles and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence have seized US $ 48,700 .

412 Whale Sharks rescued in Gujarat in 10 years

According to WTI, a total of Rs 3 crore have been spent so far on the conservation efforts of this species.

Mayawati elected BSP president for another term

This will be Mayawati's third term as the party president.

Schoolgirl found dead under mysterious circumstances in Hisar

A class 9 student, she was allegedly stalked by some youths when she had gone to meet a friend of her.

Woman jumps from moving train to escape eve-teasing

The injured woman was rushed to Shamli hospital. Later she was referred to a Delhi hospital in serious condition.

Mamata's statement confirms our rise in Bengal: BJP

Mamata herself now confirms that we are inching closer to be a formidable political force, said Rahul Sinha.

Noted historian Bipin Chandra passes away

Chandra served as sectional President and then general president of the Indian History Congress in 1985.

Cong divided on fixing age limit

The Congress, however, officially dissociated itself from Dwivedi’s remarks saying it was not the party’s view.

Sonia, Rahul not to campaign for UP bypolls

The party, however, downplayed it saying Gandhi family, by convention, never campaigns in bypolls.

Received Rs 7.5 lakh donation from Saradha, admits AASU

AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya asserted that the student body takes donations from various business houses.

BJP blows up minor issues; no law & order problem in UP: Akhilesh

SP has been alleging that the opposition parties were trying to defame the state government for political mileage.

Visva Bharati University student sexually harassed, threatened

The also alleged that the boys have recorded some obscene pictures with their mobile phones and threatened to blackmail with those.

Agriculture Ministry cracks down on ‘mismanagement’ in KVKs

Mos Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan warned KVKs to improve their functioning or face 'consequences'.

Cases against terror accused: SC agrees to examine appeal by UP govt

The HC had held that all the 19 persons were charged under Central laws like the Passport Act and Unlawful Prevention of Activities Act.

Word ‘Hindu’ doesn’t figure in Vedas...RSS uses it for politics, says Digvijaya

The word Hindu is used to play religion-based politics by Mohan Bhagwat and the RSS, he said.

Gwalior woman judge sexual harassment case: SC stays ongoing inquiry against Madhya Pradesh HC judge

The apex court accepted the plea of the former Additional District Judge of Gwalior, who has demanded a fresh probe into the case.

Gauhati HC orders two local ruffians to clean martyr statue

Two persons accused of assaulting a local student leader were instructed by Guahati HC to clean the statue for seven days.

Coalgate: CBI files closure report in case against K M Birla

CBI files closure report in case against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and former Coal Secretary P C Parakh.

AASU took Rs 7.5 lakh as donation from Saradha

Meanwhile, AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya said the student body takes donations from various business houses.

Maha Police personnel to get off on birthday, marriage anniversary: R R Patil

Patil said the state government is working on schemes to ease the police officials of stress and tension.

BJP trying to "saffronise" bureaucracy in Delhi: Congress

The move of Delhi Congress comes a day after at least 20 IPS officials, at the level of DCPs, were trasferred in Delhi Police.

Congress gearing for generational shift?

Janardan Dwivedi wants setting age-limit for ‘active politics’.

Tony Abbott to visit India next week; uranium deal tops agenda

Australia holds about a third of the world's recoverable uranium resources, and exports nearly 7,000 tonnes a year.

Railway action helps woman deliver baby safely

A doctor and a nurse were arranged to be at the station to rush her to a primary health centre.

Jayalalithaa re-elected unanimously as AIADMK General Secretary

Earlier, the party had received a total of 2,467 papers seeking re-nomination of Jayalalithaa as General Secretary.

DA case: Arrest warrant issued against tainted MP IAS couple

Lokayukta Police also took suo motu cognisance of the matter and registered a case against the couple.

Haryana Janhit Congress launches poll manifesto; promises equitable development

Bishnoi said VAT on diesel will be cut down to zero and VAT on petrol will be cut down by 50 per cent.

Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF

Child marriage is more common among certain groups and among disadvantaged communities.

Mizoram grapples with narcotic that gives a kick, addiction it can’t cure

Raw material through state returns as methamphetamine from Myanmar.

Ganesh Chaturthi festival fervour grips Goa

Twice-a-day prayers, visiting relatives and reunion with siblings and cousins is an integral part of this festival.

 4 killed as bus falls into gorge in Meghalaya

The bus had to be cut open to retrieve the bodies and rescue the passengers.

‘Betrayed’, Bishnoi snaps 3-year-old ties with BJP

As per the agreement, the alliance was to project Bishnoi as the CM.

BJP to go it alone in Haryana

The party is now eyeing Jat votes apart from consolidating Brahmins, Baniyas and the other backward classes.

Yogi Adityanath among 3 to lead BJP's campaign for UP bypolls

The candidate for the Maipuri Lok Sabha seat, which has been vacated by Mulayam Singh Yadav, is Prem Singh Shakya.

Opinion & Editorials

In its determination to politically destroy Indira Gandhi, the party succeeded in hastening her return to power.

Planning Commission is dead. Its successor must focus on ideas over implementation.

Rajasthan’s decision to ‘target’ free medicines and diagnostics is contrary to the recommended role.

How Delhi’s bluntness has sharpened the Hurriyat hardline.

For IITs, UGC should go back to its earlier practice of only listing names of degrees.

Indian scholarship is doubly bereaved, for it has lost a fine teacher and a good man.

Unless the licence raj goes, India will never build the institutions of higher learning that we so desperately need.

We have war crimes as a new category in international law, for which there is an international court.

Congress persons are unanimous that Vinod Rai was a disastrous choice as the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Shah Rukh Khan has spearheaded the trend, but others are not far behind. Here are the nominees.

To establish their supremacy, French kings wanted control over nature too.

Modi can draw from history as he renews India’s engagement with Japan.

How well a film does at the box office has nothing to do with its intrinsic worth.

U.R. Ananthamurthy was a writer who possessed two ways — his own and that of the other.

Recent economic logjam underlines need to remake the state for the 21st century.

President need not disclose reason for dismissing a governor, but a cause must exist.

The problem is not with ministers’ foreign education but with their attitudes towards society

For now, he has reason to smile. But does Nitish model need rescuing from Nitish?

The recent bypolls brought out the cricketing metaphors.

In its orchestration and inflammatory appeal, the current campaign shares similarities with Hindu revivalist projects in the 1920s in UP.

Exposure to television and digital media grew by leaps and bounds between 2005 and 2012.

The change of mind in Pakistan via-a-vis India is real. But foreign offices of both countries remain addicted to deadlocks.

Under the UGC Act, the HRD ministry has the power to declare any institution a “deemed to be university” (DU).

A government shorn of Western educated ministers could change the status quo.

Why it may be time to revoke the AFSPA in areas like Manipur.

Some Nepalese leaders, unhappy with Modi’s new approach, are preparing to raise the ‘ek madhes, ek pradesh’ demand.

From Pakistan to Japan, China to US, he will be tested on ability to stick to them.

India needs a national effort to speed up human development.

Citizen groups are chipping away at Bangalore’s urban chaos, one street corner at a time.

‘Neo-liberals’ emphasise sewers, sanitation and toilets, not ‘neo-communists’.

The JD(U), RJD, Samajwadi Party, BSP, JD(S), BJD, fragments of the old Janata could come together and form a party.

Originally scheduled for July 3, Modi’s trip was re-scheduled for August 4. The visit has now been fixed for August 31.

The Prime Minister had to select his team from the ranks of his own party but he is now making a serious effort to change the way his party thinks.

Americans see everything big, from them I learnt about how important it is to design industrial products for mass scale manufacture.

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