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Last updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:50:04 PM

Security beefed up in Delhi for Xi's visit
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in the national capital ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's official visit, with the police cordoning off certain areas keeping in mind demonstrations by the Tibetan community.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:20:05 PM

SAI launches inquiry even as gymnastics coach flies to Incheon
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Wednesday launched an inquiry into the allegations of sexual harassment even as the accused, gymnastics coach Manoj Rana and gymnast Chandan Pathak, flew for Incheon for the 17th Asian Games starting Friday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:16:24 PM

Government to start bridge courses for Madrasa students
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) To increase employability of Madrasa-educated students, some premier universities will launch a bridge course for them, said Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:02:18 PM

Delhi to host World Toilet Summit Friday
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) On World Toilet Day Sep 19, the state unit of the BJP along with the World Toilet Organization (WTO) will organise an international summit here, a statement said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:02:17 PM

Xi, Modi stroll on riverfront
Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday took a stroll on the picturesque Sabarmati riverfront, sat on a swing and watched traditional folk dances of Gujarat.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:00:05 PM

Will complete Hyderabad metro as per schedule: L&T
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Larsen & Toubro Wednesday said it is committed to completing the Hyderabad Metro rail project expeditiously as per schedule with all support from the Telangana government.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:58:04 PM

Modi plays guide to Xi in Sabarmati Ashram
Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi played the role of a spirited guide Wednesday as he took Chinese president Xi Jinping on a visit to the historic Sabarmati Ashram here, detailing him about the place which had been epicentre of Mahatma Gandhi's activities for many years.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:54:15 PM

SC to hear plea against procedure for appointing CVC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear Thursday a plea by an NGO which has sought that the Centre be restrained from going ahead with the empaneling and appointment of chief vigilance commission (CVC) and vigilance commissioner (VC) as the existing procedure for it is restricted and non-transparent.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:52:16 PM

Another hot day in Delhi, no rain likely Thursday
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The national capital saw another hot and sunny day Wednesday, as the maximum temperature settled a notch above the season's average at 35.5 degrees Celsius. Thursday is likely to be partly cloudy.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:52:15 PM

Contest celebrates golden jubilee of Roald Dahl classic
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) How much does Charlie pay for his winning "Wonkas Whipplescrumptious Fudgemallow Delight" bar? Where do Oompa-Loompas come from? Answers to these questions from popular children's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" can win you a holiday to London.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:50:10 PM

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