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  • My Gifting the Gita Will Irk the 'Secular', says PM Narendra Modi in Japan


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    Tokyo, September 2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a big swipe at "my secular friends" predicting television debates back home on why he had carried the Bhagvad Gita with him on his five-day tour of Japan. (Watch: "Did This Tea-Seller's Tea Sell or Not?" PM's Jibe at Congress) "I came bearing the Bhagvad Gita as a gift...I always present the Gita to eminent people I meet all over the world. When I met the (Japanese) Emperor I gave him the Gita because I have nothing more valuable to give and the world has nothing more valuable to get," the Prime Minister said, addressing the Indian ...

  • My Japan tour has been a huge success, Narendra Modi says


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    Tokyo, September 2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed his Japan trip as "very successful" and hoped that India's infrastructure will improve and the country will become clean with the help of USD 35 billion promised by Japan over five years, the highest ever amount ever. Winding up his official programme on the penultimate day of his five-day visit, Modi expressed gratitude to Japan for reposing "trust" in India and demonstrating its friendship with a quip "yeh fevicol se be zyada mazboot jod hai (this bond is stronger than that of fevicol)". "This visit has been very successfu...

  • Cities cheer Modi’s first 100, say he can be match-winner


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    New Delhi, September 2 So far, so good. That, in a nutshell, seems to be the popular assessment in big Indian cities about the performance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government in the first 100 days in office. They believe that the government has got its priorities largely right and holds promise for the future, but are not too enthused by its ways tackling of inflation. Modi's own style is seen as a mix of decisive and dictatorial. These are among the findings of an exclusive poll done for TOI in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad. Intere...

  • Markets hit record highs; Sensex ends above 27,000


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    Mumbai, September 2 Benchmark share indices ended at record closing highs and the Sensex ended above 27,000 for the first time after the country's balance of payments remained in surplus for the third straight quarter during Apr-Jun 2014. The 30-share Sensex ended up 152 points at 27,019 after hitting a record 27,082.85 and the 50-share Nifty closed 55 points at 8,083 after hitting a record high of 8,101.95. India’s current account deficit (CAD) for this financial year’s first quarter, April to June, narrowed sharply to 1.7 per cent of gross domestic product ($7.8 billion) from 4.8 per cen...

  • Son of former deputy Chief Minister to join PDP


    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi, September 2 Former Congress MLC and son of Former Deputy Chief Minister Subash Sharma Tuesday created ripples in the corridors of power by claiming that they are ready to join PDP ahead of the Assembly polls. Addressing a press conference Subash Sharma announced his decision to join PDP soon. Though Pt Mangat Ram Sharma was also present at the time of press conference in Kathua but his silence added to the confusion whether he is also going to join the PDP or not in the coming days. Pt Mangat Ram Sharma is keeping a low profile in the state politics for quite a long time and ha...

  • Army Major among 4 soldiers Killed, 6 injured


    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar, September 2 Four army soldiers including an officer were killed and six others were injured after a vehicle in which they were travelling in overturned near Kalaroos forest area of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. Official sources said that the vehicle bearing registration number ALS 00B127384E of army’s 41 RR was on way to Sarkoli. On reaching near Check Mode, the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge during wee hours today resulting in injuries to ten army soldiers including a Major. All the injured were immediately shifted to military hos...

  • Pulwama gunfight: Three militants including Jaish Commander killed


    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar, September 2 Three local Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants including a commander and a new recruit were killed in a fierce 18-hour long gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. The three militants were identified as Altaf Ahmad Rather, who was outfit’s District Commander, Farooq Ahmad Laway and Showkat Ahmad Dar. Official sources had said that acting on a specific input, the government forces including police’s Special Operation Group (SOG), army’s 44 Rashtriya rifles (RR), 182 and 183 battalions of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cordoned off Hanjan Bala hamlet ...

  • Militant hideout busted by security forces in Kishtwar district


    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi, September 2 In a successful anti terrorist operation by security forces, a militant hideout was busted in the upper reaches of Navpachchi in Kishtwar District, which led to a recovery of arms and ammunition. Based on the information about presence of hideout, Rashtriya Rifles battalion at Bhandarkut and Kishtwar Police launched a joint search operation in general area Navpachchi and recovered a cache of war like stores, today. The cache comprised of one Sniper Rifle, bolt action with magazine, one telescopic sight, 17 rounds of assorted ammunition, two Chinese grenades and two Ra...

  • President pays obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Governor briefs about initiatives taken by Shrine


    Newspoint Bureau
    Katra, September 2 Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, visited the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji today and paid obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum. Mukherjee prayed for the progress and prosperity of the people of the country. Earlier, the President accompanied by Shri N. N. Vohra, Governor Jammu and Kashmir and Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, arrived at Panchhi Helipad on the New Track, where he was received by Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board. The President inaugurated this large Helipad which has been recently cons...

  • 150 Metre long tunnel originated in Pakistan: Army


    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi, September 2 Indian army on Tuesday exposed the white lies propagated by the Pakistani army about their role in escalating border tensions along the line of control. In a statement issued by Ministry of Defence Spokesman in Jammu army claimed that the 150 metre long tunnel dug up along the line of control originated in Pakistan and runs deep inside the Indian territory. According to the statement the tunnel was constructed to facilitate group of terrorists waiting across the launch pads to sneak inside the Indian territory. “Having failed to infiltrate terrorists across the Lin...

  • PIL seeking quashment advertisement regarding recruitment of Gang Coolies


    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi, September 2 In a Public Interest Litigation filed by one Varun Jamwal for calling of record of the Advertisement Notice No.1 dated 21.02.2014 issued by the Commissioner/Secretary PWD in pursuance to Development Commissioner Work’s letter no. PW/DCW/14/268-70 dated 06.01.2014 whereby applications have been invited for recruitment of Gang Coolies from the permanent districts of Jammu, Samba and Kathua in the pay scale of 4440-7440+ Grade pay 1300 and quashing the same being arbitrary and discriminatory, a Division Bench of state High Court comprising Justice Virender Singh and Just...

  • Talks only way forward to settle issues: Omar


    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi, September 2 Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that talks are only way forward to resolve issues adding that border skirmishes have always made the lives of people living there miserable and difficult. He said the inhabitants of LOC and Borders have to bear the brunt of firing and shelling and their life and property is endangered by such incidents. He said the State of Jammu and Kashmir is greatly and commonly affected by such incidents. Omar Abdullah said that peace and tranquility on Borders is equally important for both the neighbours maintaining that the authoritie...

 
 
 
 
 
 

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