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Main NewsPM Modi will visit China before June, said external Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in what is seen as a diplomat balancing act by India to put a smile back on China after it frowned over Modi's breathless fawning over Obama's visit last week. China and India have indicated that they will move to take steps not to leave outstanding border issues "to the next generation." In what maybe early signs that the contagious swine flu may be on its way to becoming endemic in the country, the Andhra Pradesh health authorities have maintained that most of the people who tested positive for swine flu in the State did not have an overseas travel history. This comes, even as Indian doctors report in a top medical journal of "a disturbing rise" in the proportion of patients with tuberculosis resistant to second-line drugs, or drugs that are used only when key first-line medicines have failed. Islamic State militants said on Saturday they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, after the failure of international efforts to secure his release through a prisoner swap. This ending a gruesome and tense standoff between the militant organisation and several allied countries over an exchange of prisoners. Ousted former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said she was to quit much earlier but couldn't, as the Prime Minister's Office wanted her to delete a reference, in her resignation letter, that she was doing so on the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 'Achhe din' may still be several months away as key indicators of the health of the economy haven't really changed and a survey by industry body Assocham--representative of those who've most cheered the advent of the new government-- suggests that a majority of business leaders say "not much" has changed since Modi became Prime Minister.
Many of them also do not foresee any change in investment plans even during the current quarter though they may change their views if the RBI follows through on expectations of a rate cut on Tuesday.In a clear indication that Modi can send jitters among his own partymen, the PM cautioned voters in Delhi on Sunday against delivering a fractured mandate in the Delhi polls next week and said that were a BJP government in Delhi to form, it would be "afraid of Modi" and thus forced to perform. Maybe it's time to trade your car for an airplane as jet fuel prices have been cut by 11.3 per cent and now cost less than both petrol and diesel.