In this belt of villages near the fertile Krishna River delta, much is as it has been for generations: The cotton soil is as black, the mango trees as heavy with fruit, the tobacco fields as fragrant and deeply green as ever.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Japan which began with a bear hug with his counterpart Shinzo Abe has yielded big results. Japan has pledged to double its direct investment to 33.56 billion dollars over the next five years in India.
A court in Delhi today dismissed the bail plea of Lieutenant General (retired) Tejinder Singh for allegedly offering a bribe to former Army Chief General (retired) VK Singh in the Tatra truck deal case and ordered for Tejinder Singh to be taken into custody.
All schools in Delhi have been sent a note by the government on dos and don'ts for Teacher's Day, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make an address and interact with schoolchildren that will be telecast live.