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  • Mumbai To Ahmedabad In Less Than 3 Hours: 10 Key Facts About Bullet Train
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today launched work on India's first bullet train, which will run between Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Mumbai. The train, which is expected to begin operating in 2022, will run at a maximum speed of 350 km per hour and will cover the 508-km stretch in under three hours. The ambitious project will cost around Rs 1.10 lakh crore. Japan is giving a loan of Rs 88,000 crore for the project at a minimal interest of 0.1 per cent.
  • 'Hope To Ride Bullet Train On Next India Visit': Top Quotes Of PM, Japan's Abe
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe launched India's first bullet train project in Ahmedabad today. The joint venture between Indian Railways and the Japanese firm Shinkansen Technology is expected to cost Rs. 1.10 lakh crore for the first link - a 508-km stretch between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The new train - which will be able to carry 750 passengers -- will make 70 sorties a day. Its top speed will be around 320 km per hour -- more than double that of the fastest train in India. The average speed will be 250 km per hour.
  • Act Against 26/11 Accused, PM Modi And Abe Tell Pak: 10 Points
    After jointly inaugurating work on India's first bullet train, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held summit talks today and signed 15 agreements to enhance strategic partnership, agreeing to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region where China is increasingly assertive. A joint statement said India and Japan also agreed to strengthen cooperation against terror groups like Al Qaeda, ISIS and Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba, calling upon Islamabad to act against those behind 2008 Mumbai terror attack and Pathankot.
  • 10 Points On Bullet Train Project Which Begins Tomorrow In Ahmedabad
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who is arriving today for a two-day visit, will together launch work on India's first bullet train in Ahmedabad tomorrow. The project, a joint venture between the Indian Railways and the Japanese firm Shinkansen Technology, signals a big leap for the country's transport infrastructure and overburdened railways.
  • Boy Was Carried By Alleged Killer After Being Found, Say Cops: 10 Points
    Gurgaon's Ryan International School, where seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was murdered last week, did not reopen today for senior school exams like it had declared earlier. The school remains a crime scene nearly a week after the Class 2 student was found with his throat slit in a toilet near his classroom. The police are investigating important discrepancies in the school's version of the murder and its first response. Witnesses say the child was carried to a car to be taken to hospital by the school bus conductor who was later arrested for the murder.
  • A Hug, Roadshow With PM Modi As Japan's Abe Starts Gujarat Tour: 10 Facts
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe changed into a Indian-style kurta-pyjama and Nehru jacket today before going on a roadshow with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after landing in Gujarat's Ahmedabad for a two-day visit. Underscoring the importance of India-Japan ties, PM Modi went to the airport and received his Japanese counterpart with a warm hug. Mr Abe, who is on his fourth visit to India, paid tribute at Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati ashram and visited the 16th Century mosque 'Sidi Saiyyid Ni Jaali'. The highlight of his visit will be tomorrow's launch of India's first bullet train project, which will run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The project is getting financial assistance from Japan.
  • Ryan International School Murder: Wounded In Neck, Gurgaon Boy Couldn't Cry For Help, Say Doctors - 10 Facts
    Seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, who was murdered in Gurgaon's Ryan International School last week, was not sexually assaulted and died of excessive bleeding, the doctor who conducted the post-mortem said on Tuesday. Pradyuman was slashed on the neck twice with a knife and one of the wounds severed a nerve that made him incapable of crying for help, the postmortem report said. The alleged assailant, school's bus conductor Ashok, is now in judicial custody. Hundreds of parents held protests outside the Navi Mumbai branch of the school for the fifth day on Tuesday, demanding better security for students. Union ministers Maneka Gandhi and Prakash Javadekar will look into the matter at a high-level meeting today.
  • 'Mr Modi Is My Prime Minister Too': Top Rahul Gandhi Quotes
    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi began a two-week tour of the US today with an address to students at the University of California, Berkley, where he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, alleging that "politics of divide and polarisation is radicalising and isolating people in India." He also said that faulty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and last year's notes ban has led to a decline in economic growth that has caused damage to agriculture and deep distress among farmers.
  • Jayalalithaa 'Eternal General Secretary', Sasikala Removed, Says AIADMK: 10 Facts
    J Jayalalithaa will be the AIADMK's "eternal general secretary," Tamil Nadu's ruling party said today, scrapping the post and sacking VK Sasikala, who is in jail. The party will be run by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam as Chief Coordinator and Chief Minister E Palaniswami as his assistant at the head of an 11-member panel. Today's meeting made a merger between factions led by the two leaders formal and voided all decisions made by Ms Sasikala as party chief, including the appointment of her nephew TTV Dhinakaran as the party's number 2.
  • 9/11 Of 1893 Was About Love, Says PM Narendra Modi On Vivekananda's Speech: 5 Quotes
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a students' convention today to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address and BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya's centenary celebrations. The theme of the convention is 'Young India, New India'. The event is being organised by the Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) and supported by the Culture Ministry.
  • Top Officials Of Gurgaon School Where Boy Was Killed Arrested: 10 Facts
    Schools in Delhi will have to undergo mass police verification within three weeks as part of a host of security measures, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said three days after a seven-year-old boy, Pradyuman Thakur, was murdered at Gurgaon's Ryan International School. The Supreme Court had issued notices to the Centre, the Haryana government and the Central Board of Secondary Education after the boy's father sought a CBI investigation into the murder and safety guidelines for schools. Two officials of the school have been arrested after an investigation pointed at serious security lapses at the school.
  • Gurgaon Student Murder: Probe Team Points Out Serious Lapses - 10 Facts
    A report by a three-member Special Investigation Team has pointed out numerous security lapses at Gurgaon's Ryan International School, where a seven-year-old child was found murdered inside a toilet on Friday. Around 50 policemen, two fire engines and a water cannon were stationed at the school today after three days of continuous protests by parents and locals. This morning, the police used lathis or batons to control protesters who had set fire to a nearby liquor shop. Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said the state is not averse to a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation as demanded by the family.
  • From Idli Batter To Raincoats, 30 Common Use Items To Get Cheaper: 10 Points
    The government on Saturday extended till October 10 the deadline for filing of July GSTR-1 or sales returns for businesses, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The deadline for filing GSTR-2 (purchase returns) and GSTR-3 (match of GSTR-1 and GSTR-2) for July have also been extended. The decision was taken after the Council reviewed the functioning of the GST Network (GSTN) platform. A detailed presentation was given to the members by GSTN officials. Mr Jaitley said the portal did face technical glitches on two-three occasions due to overload.
  • Principal Suspended, Protests Continue At Gurgaon School Where 7-Year-Old Was Killed: 10 Points
    Amid calls for action by angry parents against a school in Gurgaon where a seven-year-old child was killed allegedly by a bus conductor inside a toilet, the acting principal of Ryan International School has been suspended. The services of the private agency which provided security to the school have also been suspended. There have been angry protests at the school by hundreds of agitated parents since yesterday morning when the seven year old boy was found with his throat slit in the school bathroom. The Class 2 student had been brutally murdered allegedly by a school bus conductor who also tried to sexually assault the boy.
  • In Ram Rahim Base, Tunnel To Women's Hostel, Explosives Factory: 10 Facts
    An illegal explosive factory and two secret tunnels - one leading from Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's residence to a women's hostel - have been found inside the jailed self-styled guru's sprawling Dera campus in Haryana's Sirsa on the second day of a court-ordered search being carried out by security forces and district authorities. 85 cartons of explosive material were recovered from the premises, which members of Ram Rahim's Dera Sacha Sauda sect say were to be used to make firecrackers. The factory has been sealed and a forensic team is examining the nature of the explosives.

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