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Last Week's Flood Moved Meghalaya Back by 10 Years: Chief Minister Open in new window
NDTV
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said the devastation left by last week's flash flood and landslide has taken the state back to what it was ten years ago.

Barack Obama hosts dinner for Narendra Modi, Michelle gives it a miss Open in new window
Source Icon CNN-IBN
Set in an informal ambiance, the dinner is the first opportunity for both the leaders to interact with each other.

In pictures: India's dying printing tradition Open in new window
Source Icon BBC - South Asia
India's declining printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta

In pics: PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York Open in new window
Source Icon CNN-IBN
The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

'Kem Chho?' President Obama Welcomes PM Modi at White House Open in new window
NDTV
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other key US officials at the White House for a private dinner, ahead of formal talks in the Oval Office on...

VIDEO: Obama woos Modi at White House Open in new window
Source Icon BBC - South Asia
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is invited to the White House by President Obama after 10 years of being shunned by Washington.

After NY applause, stage Washington Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New York, Sept. 29: The campaign is over and Narendra Modi has won over New York. Work begins tonight when the Prime Minister meets President Barack Obama in Washington and hard work will continue through most of Tuesday.

26/11 officer's widow dies Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Mumbai, Sept. 29: Kavita Karkare, the widow of Maharashtra anti-terror squad chief Hemant Karkare who went down fighting the 26/11 gunmen, died here today. She was 57.

Cong sends 'maar diya' answer to Modi Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, Sept. 29: Narendra Modi had tossed the question at an enthralled New York crowd. The reply rasped back from New Delhi today.

Status report fuels queries Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Calcutta, Sept. 29: Jadavpur University's internal complaints committee, whose probe into a molestation complaint had triggered bias charges and a students' protest, today fuelled another controversy by submitting a legally unwarranted status report.

Identified in parade, JU duo denied bail Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Calcutta, Sept. 29: The two Jadavpur University students arrested for allegedly molesting a girl were denied bail today and sent to judicial custody till October 13 after police informed the court that she had identified the duo in a test identification parade.

HC to hear Jaya bail plea today Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Sept. 29: Karnataka High Court is likely to hear tomorrow Jayalalithaa's bail plea and appeal against her conviction in the wealth case, lawyers said.

OP takes oath, soaked hanky bears the brunt Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Chennai, Sept. 29: Jayalalithaa's trusted lieutenant . Panneerselvam took oath today as chief minister along with his cabinet in a tear-stained swearing-in that soon turned into a weeping contest where the busiest role was perhaps of an unassuming piece of cloth.

Bid to cleanse MCI; rural stint plan Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, Sept. 29: The Centre is reviewing the functioning of the Medical Council of India and hopes to reform the apex regulatory body that has long been embroiled in controversies linked to corruption involving medical colleges and doctors.

Rap for wife suicide let-offs Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, Sept. 29: The Supreme Court has chided a trial court in Gujarat for disposing off in nine days a woman's suicide case by acquitting her in-laws and jailing her husband for only three days, saying the prosecution's and the judge's roles appeared dubious.

Women panel chief calls 498A misuse a backlash Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, Sept. 29: India's new National Commission for Women chief kicked off her tenure today conceding that many women were lodging false dowry and domestic violence cases, while putting it partly down to a backlash against years of oppression.

Rajnath 'heads' into a storm Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Thiruvananthapuram, Sept. 29: A traditional headgear that an RSS activist presented to Rajnath Singh while the Union minister was visiting Kerala last week has led to a controversy after reports emerged that the Sangh worker is a murder suspect.

Needled by Raj, cousin to recall minister Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Sept. 29: Anant Geete, the lone Union minister from the Shiv Sena, will resign soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from America.

Cameras have a field day with PM Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New York, Sept. 29: Narendra Modi's relations with Indian news reporters as Prime Minister may be tenuous and frosty, but not so with cameramen.

Indo-US army exercise Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, Sept. 29: Indian and US army troops launched mock attacks on terror bases during an exercise in the Uttarakhand hills that coincided with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit.

Married Women Safer on Street Than in Matrimonial Homes: High Court Open in new window
NDTV
Observing that married women in India are safer on the street than in their matrimonial homes, the Delhi High Court on Monday upheld the life term awarded to a man for killing his wife in 2011.

Government cancels nod for nine SEZs Open in new window
Deccan Herald
Days after promising it will unveil measures to revive special economic zones (SEZs), the government has cancelled approvals for nine of them, including Essar and Adani in Gujarat, as progress made by them were not satisfactory.The cancelled SEZs include Hindalco Industries that proposed to set up an aluminium product SEZ in Orissa, Essar Jamnagar SEZ for a multi-product zone in Gujarat and Adani Townships & Real Estate Company that was to come up with an information technology zone in Gujarat.Approval to all the three SEZs was given in between 2006 and 2007. Thereafter, in some cases they were granted many extensions from time to time. Some of them did not seek any extension but have not been able to develop the SEZs on some pretext or the other.The decision for cancellation was taken on September 18 by the Board of Approval headed by Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher. The commerce ministry said that the Board had come to a conclusion that the progress made by the developers in each one of the developers was not satisfactory.In the case of Adani Townships & Real Estate Company, the formal approval was given in June 2007, according to the ministry documents, the approval expired in 2010. The company never applied for any extension. The developer had reported that they could not proceed with the SEZ project due to adverse demand scenario from IT sector and accordingly they are not interested in perusing the project.Hindalco Industries had proposed to set up an aluminium product SEZ in Orissa. The formal approval to the developer was granted in July 2007. The developer was granted extension from time to time and the last extension granted expired on December 31, 2013.

Uttam's Take: Modi's 'fast' track diplomacy Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
Will Namo make an exception for Barack and Michelle and have a nimbu-paani at the White House?

US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard gifts Modi Bhagwad Gita Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu Congresswoman in the United States, presented a copy of the Bhagwad Gita to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday when she met with the latter at his hotel.

The sharp decline of the MNS and Raj Thackeray Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
'Raj will have to do a lot more to win over the public and overcome the trust deficit. It is a lot of work and needs political patience, which can come with maturity and understanding. All of these seem to be lacking in the man.'



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