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Modi sees upswing in India-China ties

New Delhi : Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday described the India-China ties as moving ahead from "Inch (India and China) towards Miles (Millennium of Exceptional Synergy)".

In a conversation with Chinese journalists based in New Delhi, Modi said: "India and China are bound by history, connected by culture, and inspired by rich traditions. Together they can create a bright future for the entire mankind."


Government diesel sales in profit first time in regulation era

New Delhi : For the first time in the history of the regulation era on diesel, the under-recovery, or revenue loss, applicable on the fuel for the second fortnight effective Sep 16 has been wiped out, and there is instead a profit on sales, the government announced Monday.


DLF Foundations starts medical camps in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi : After dispatching relief material, medical staff and medicines to flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, DLF Foundation Tuesday said it has started medical camps in the state as the threat of epidemic looms large.

"We have dispatched a medical team along with a team from DLF Foundation to assist in relief work. These medical camps will be organised by DLF Foundation in the affected areas of J&K," the organisation's chief executive Lt. Gen. (Retd) Rajender Singh said.


Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opened after 14 days

Jammu : The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was re-opened for vehicular traffic Tuesday after it remained closed for 14 days.

A statement issued by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) that maintains the over 300-km highway through which supplies of all essentials of life are routed into the landlocked Kashmir Valley said Tuesday, "After sustained effort by the BRO and the army engineers, the Jammu-Srinagar national highway has been opened today.


SpiceJet starts promotional travel scheme at Rs.699

New Delhi : Continuing with its promotional schemes, budget passenger carrier SpiceJet Tuesday launched 'early New Year sale' for next year with fares starting at Rs.699 one way (excluding taxes).

"The travel period covered under this sale is extensive. It offers a number of reasons and occasions to the customers to choose SpiceJet as their preferred mode of travel. Advance planning of travel will help customers to fly at very nominal fares and travel more often," said Kaneswaran Avili, chief commercial officer, SpiceJet.

Trade, investment high on agenda during Xi's India visit

New Delhi : Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in India Wednesday on a three-day visit that would see trade and investment topping the agenda of talks between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi besides other bilateral issues, including of the festering border question.

Xi is arriving in Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of Gujarat state, Wednesday at the head of a high-powered delegation.

In a first, Modi will receive the Chinese president in Ahmedabad after which the two sides are to ink some agreements related to the region.


Women's summit a bid to remove Delhi's 'rape capital' taint

By Parvati Tampi,

New Delhi : What has been done since the horrific Dec 16, 2012, gang-rape and murder? What remains to be done? These are just two of many questions that will be raised at the Women of India Leadership Summit later this month that was conceived as a direct response to what happened two years ago.


Goa's mining mess may land up at SC door again

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar,

Panaji : The Supreme Court may soon have to adjudicate over the Goa government's questionable efforts to restart the tainted multi-billion rupee iron ore mining sector, which has been plagued by a Rs.35,000 crore scam involving a nexus of politicians and bureaucrats.

A recent order of the Bombay High Court's Panaji bench sanctioning renewal of 27 iron ore mining leases, which triggered a controversy, will be placed before the Supreme Court for scrutiny, according to petitioner and green NGO Goa Foundation.


Kerala added a million elderly every year since '81

Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala added one million elderly every successive year since the census of 1981, a study said.

In terms of the proportion of elderly in the population, Kerala ranks first, with Punjab and Himachal Pradesh occupying the second position, followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, says the study, which also shows that more than 12 percent of Kerala's 32 million population comprises the elderly.


Factory Farming: Threat to human health, animals, environment

By Rupesh Dutta,

Jaipur : Persuaded by the increase and success of factory farms in Brazil during his two-year stay there as a taxi driver, 35-year-old Ajaz Katiyar returned to Jaipur and set up four farms - two for poultry and one each for cows and pig.

Constant increase in the demand for meat and milk in the region kept his business going for over years. But he, like the other factory farm owners in Brazil, ignored proper conditions for the animals.