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Cynics aside, Modi's speech gets thumbs up from twitterati
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Encouraging, motivational, inspirational... this was how many among the twitterati described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teachers' Day speech and interaction with students Friday. However, some cynics didn't miss the chance to criticise the speech and Modi's insistence on speaking in Hindi.

Friday, September 05, 2014 7:00:04 PM

Tripura students, teachers thrilled after hearing Modi
Agartala, Sep 5 (IANS) Students and teachers in Tripura are excited after hearing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's live address to students on Teachers' Day Friday.

Friday, September 05, 2014 6:56:21 PM

Australian PM commends rise in life expectancy in India
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot Friday commended India for the "dramatic" increase in life expectancy, and pledged AUS$20 million to facilitate the partnership between the countries in the health sector.

Friday, September 05, 2014 6:56:20 PM

Modi recalls his pranks but asks children not to repeat
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Teachers' Day function here Friday recalled some of the pranks he played as a child, but extracted a promise from students that they will not repeat the mischiefs.

Friday, September 05, 2014 6:56:19 PM

Coal block scam: Court returns charge-sheet to CBI
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A special court here has returned the chargesheet filed by the CBI against a company and others in connection with coal block allocation case after the agency failed to respond adequately to the queries raised by the judge.

Friday, September 05, 2014 6:56:18 PM

South Africa has not denied visa to the Dalai Lama: Envoy
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has not been denied a South African visa yet and the matter was still under consideration, the country's envoy said Friday.

Friday, September 05, 2014 6:50:04 PM

Punjab to create dedicated fund for art, culture
Patiala, Sep 5 (IANS) The Punjab government will set up a dedicated fund for the welfare of litterateurs, dramatists, folk singers, artistes and other personalities from the fields of language, art and culture, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced here Friday.

Friday, September 05, 2014 6:44:05 PM

SC declines to stay Salman Khan's conviction in blackbuck case
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday brushed aside Bollywood star Salman Khan's plea seeking suspension of his conviction in the blackbuck hunting case in Rajasthan so that he could get a visa for travelling to London - a condition set by the British authorities.

Friday, September 05, 2014 6:44:04 PM

Man shot dead by Maoists in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) A man was shot dead by Maoists in Odisha's Malkangiri district Friday, police said.

Friday, September 05, 2014 6:32:16 PM

India needs more dedicated teachers: President
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India needs more competent and dedicated teachers, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Teachers' Day Friday, adding that students need to be taught values like tolerance, integrity and secularism.

Friday, September 05, 2014 6:30:04 PM

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