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Charities unsure Modi's first year brought "good days" for I

Charities questioned Modi's smart cities and housing for all by 2022 schemes
 Foundation) -  IN HIS first year in power, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought in banking for the poor, set up campaigns to improve sanitation and curb the abortion of female foetuses - but slashed funds for education, health, women and children.   In "Promises and Reality" - a report focusing on policies affecting ...




Modi urges farmers to boost output, skirts issue of rural di

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (May 26) urged farmers to boost lentils and oilseeds output to cut expensive imports but skirted the issue of rural distress that has turned peasants against his one-year-old government.   More News »

India, Germany agree to deepen bilateral defence ties

INDIA and Germany on Tuesday (May 26) decided to deepen their bilateral defence ties, especially in the wake of the 'Make in India' initiative.   Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar held talks with his visiting German counterpar More News »

Man intent on martyring himself guilty of terrorism offences

A MAN intent on martyring himself while fighting alongside friends in Syria has been convicted of preparing for terrorist acts at the Old Bailey. Zakariya Ashiq, from Coventry, was also found guilty of assisting others to prepare for terrorism More News »

Murder of takeaway worker to be shown on BBC's Crimewatch

THE investigation of the murder of a takeaway worker is set to be featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme. Police are continuing to appeal for information, a month after Tipu Sultan, 32, was killed outside the town's Herbs n Spice K More News »
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Acting puts Jace Desay In a Better Place

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Natalie Dew: On the ball in Bend It Like Beckham musical

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Travel

City of 'New Delhi' was named on December 31, 1926

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Technology

Maker of cheap smartphone hails 'new era' for India

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