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Let Modi help J&K the way he did Kutch

Let Modi help J&K the way he did Kutch

'Narendra Modi as chief minister did a superb job of rehabilitation after the Kutch earthquake of 2001. He can use that hard-earned expertise for the benefit of the people of Kashmir too -- but only if they let him do so,' says T V R Shenoy. At 8:46 on the morning of January 26, 2001, Kutch was shaken by an earthquake so powerful that houses trembled in Delhi, 900 kilometres away. Twenty thousand people died, hundreds of thousands more were injured. There are three all-important 'R's in the ..., 30 minutes ago

PM's dietary preferences told to American hosts

In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Navratri' fasts to be observed during his United States visit which includes a private dinner by President Barack Obama, India has indicated the "dietary preferences" to the host and the preparations are being done accordingly. "It is normal diplomatic practice that when we discuss any engagement which may entail any meal or any other food... for the host to request and for the guest, that is the Indian side, to indicate what are the dietary ...
 Rediff.com47 minutes ago Modi means business on US visit  Rediff.com4 hours ago Large Indian media contingent to cover Modi's US visit  Rediff.com5 hours ago

Would be a pity if Cong-NCP alliance breaks up: Tharoor

As talks with NCP over seat sharing for the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra remain "inconclusive", Congress today said it will "not "compromise" on self-respect but added that it would be a "pity" if their alliance breaks up."It is a good thing to have the alliance and I hope they will have a decent compromise solution because obviously this is an alliance which has lasted and has succeeded for election after election," Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor said.He said it would be a ...
 Rediff.com54 minutes ago Cong-NCP meeting this evening  Rediff.com6 hours ago Cong, NCP seat-sharing talks inconclusive as well  Rediff.com8 hours ago With only 4 days to go for Maha nomination, Cong-NCP alliance on edge  Rediff.com8 hours ago

J-K floods: Over 29,000 MT waste disposed off from Srinagar

Srinagar Municipal Corporation has launched a massive cleanliness and sanitation drive and has collected and disposed off 29,800 metric tonnes of waste during the last seven days."SMC has lifted around 29,800 metric tonnes of waste material since September 15 to 22. Usual amount is 400 metric tonnes per day," a spokeswoman of the civic body said.She said the SMC has put into service a fleet of 145 heavy duty vehicles for collection of garbage from various parts of the city. "As many as 49 ...
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PM to be briefed on incursion in Ladakh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to be briefed about the situation in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control where Chinese troops have intruded for the last more than 10 days.The army and the other top security brass are likely to brief the Prime Minister on the situation in Chumar sector of Ladakh before he leaves for his US visit later this week, sources said.The Prime Minister's Office gets updated on the situation everyday by top security officials, they said. The Directorate ...
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Suicide car bomber targets Pakistani army, kills 5

At least five people, including a child, were killed and 29 others injured on Tuesday in a powerful car bomb suicide attack by the Taliban targeting a senior military officer in Peshawar. A senior police official said the target of the bombing appeared to be Brigadier Khalid Javed, the second most senior officer in the Frontier Corps force, who escaped unhurt. City police chief Ijaz Khan who visited the spot of the bombing said "five people including an FC solider were killed. A woman ...
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India won't join Japan's anti-China coalition: Chinese daily

India will not join Japan's efforts to build a strategic counterweight against China along with the United States as it follows an independent foreign policy, the Chinese state media said on Tuesday, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to the US. Some commentators in Japan suggested that the leaders of Japan and India were aiming to build a strategic counterweight to China while referring to Modi's recent visit to Japan. The suggestions are groundless, an article in the ...
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Philips to split off lighting business, form separate company

Philips said on Tuesday it would break its 120-year-old company in two, creating a stand-alone lighting business and merge consumer and healthcare divisions into a 15-billion euro business. The company said the new structure would bring cost savings of 100 million euros ($128.46 million) next year and a further 200 million euros in 2016. It expects restructuring charges of 50 million euros from 2014 to 2016. "I do appreciate the magnitude of the decision we are taking, but the time is right to ...
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18th Indian jailed for rioting in Singapore's Little India

A 24-year-old Indian was today sentenced to 31 months in jail and three strokes of cane for rioting and abetting others during the Little India riots, becoming the 18th Indian to be jailed for his involvement in the country's worst street violence in 40 years.Prabakaran Chinnappa, a construction worker here, was sentenced to 31 months in jail and three strokes of the cane after pleading guilty to rioting, and abetting others to set fire to an ambulance, The Straits Times reported. Chinnappa ...
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Shahid Kapoor: Weirdness comes naturally to me

'Before I started Haider, I read a little bit of Hamlet. I saw a Russian version of Hamlet and, honestly, I got bored halfway through.' But Shahid claims his latest film is the best movie of his career yet. Shahid Kapoor plays Hamlet in Vishal Bhardwaj’s forthcoming film Haider, based on the Shakespeare play. Shahid tells Patcy N that his career is taking a beautiful turn, and why Haider is the most challenging best film of his career.  You are in a ...
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