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Modi, Abe for speedy N-deal

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 | PTI | Tokyo

In hint to China, Indian PM raps ‘expansionist’ tendency of some countries The “understanding” between India and Japan on civil nuclear issue has “improved”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said, after talks with his counterpart Shinzo Abe even as the much-anticipated deal remained elusive. The two leaders instructed their officials to…

Speculation rife over Army advising Pak PM to quit

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 | PTI | Islamabad

Imran, Qadri booked under Anti-Terrorist Act; protesters storm secretariat, evicted Fresh controversy erupted after Pakistan’s powerful Army Chief on Monday met Premier Nawaz Sharif to discuss ways to resolve the deepening political crisis with media reports claiming that the embattled Prime Minister was advised to step down during the meeting. However,…

Guru Utsav vs Teachers’ Day stokes anti-Sanskrit emotion

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

HRD Minister Irani says no move to rename festival, and students’ participation is voluntary Amid row over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned interaction with students on Teachers’ Day, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday took to damage control saying that the participation in the event was “voluntary”, not mandatory. Irani also rejected…

RSS worker hacked to death in Kannur

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 | PNS | Kannur

A district-level RSS functionary was hacked to death in a brutal attack on Monday near Thalassery in Kannur, Kerala’s Marxist heartland infamous for its history of political violence. Kannur district RSS Sharirik Shiksha Pramukh KT Manoj (38) of Elanthottathil, Kathiroor was killed when he and two of his friends were on…

Tejinder held in Tatra scam for bid to bribe Army chief

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 | SR | New Delhi

Lieutenant-General (Retd) Tejinder Singh was sent to jail on Monday by a city court that denied him bail in connection with allegations that he offered bribe to then Army chief General VK Singh for clearing a tranche of “sub-standard” Tatra trucks for the Army. Meanwhile, Tejinder moved Delhi High Court…

IRCTC rained mamata on Saradha when Didi was Railway Minister

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

CBI probes Railway subsidiary’s deal with Saradha Tours & Travels in 2010 Startling revelations in the Saradha chit fund scam probe could pose uncomfortable questions to West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. The CBI has found that the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of…

DDA site crumbles under 5 lakh hits

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 | SR | New Delhi

The launch of the biggest ever ‘Housing Scheme 2014’ in the national Capital, witnessed an overwhelming response from people on Monday. On Day One itself, over 30,000 applicants registered for the fresh housing scheme that will have over 25,000 flats across various categories on offer. With online application system being introduced…

Ready to axe coal allocations: Govt

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

AG suggests SC exempt 46 coal blocks which are operational The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it was prepared for blanket cancellation of all the 218 coal blocks declared illegal by the apex court, but preferred exemption for 46 blocks as they were operational or close to becoming…

Nalanda varsity resurrects after 800 years

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 | Amarnath Tewary | Patna

The centuries old, world-famous Nalanda University on Monday marked its revival with the beginning of its academic session with 15 students and 11 faculty members. The first day of the academic session temporarily began at the Government-owned Convention Centre while the adjacent hotel was converted into a hostel for research scholars…

Pakistan on the brink

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 | PTI | Islamabad

Army commanders meet as 3 protesters killed in police firing; Imran Khan vows to fight till death The top brass of the powerful Pakistan Army held an urgent meeting, presided by Army chief General Raheel Sharif, on Sunday night to discuss the political crisis that has engulfed the country after nightlong…

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Solving the Mistry

31 Aug 2014 | ANANYA BORGOHAIN

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STATE EDITIONS

IIIT classes to start from 2015

03 Sep 2014 | ANANYA BORGOHAIN

Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand on Tuesday inspected construction work underway at the sprawling Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) campus in Naya Raipur. During his inspection, he directed the officials concerned to speed up construction work and to complete them within the prescribed time limit...

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SOUND BITES

India's commitment to non-violence is total. It is in the DNA of Indian society. This is above any international treaty.

Prime Minister | Narendra Modi

It's nice that my songs have been hits, but I don't hype my success. I don't intend to create history or top the music charts.

Composer-singer | Mithoon

The seizure by Israel of a large swathe of land in Bethlehem risks paving the way for further settlement activity. Israel must refrain.

UN Secretary-General | Ban Ki-moon
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