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Hindustan Times Friday, August 29, 2014 | Last Updated 20:56 IST 

Disappointed that Pak went ahead and held talks with secessionist elements: PM

Responding to jounalists on the issue of cancellation of talks, Modi said meaningful bilateral dialogue with Pakistan necessarily requires an environment free from terrorism and violence.

India's economy grows 5.7% in Q1, highest in over 2 years

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Buoyed by performance of mining,manufacturing and services sector, Indian economy has bounced back to record a growth rate of 5.7 per cent for the April- June quarter, highest in the past two-and-half years.

What 'rumour-gate' tells us about PM authority and information vacuum

Narendra Modi
The PMO's denial of media reports 'mentioning the PM, and referring to the conduct of some Union ministers and alleged misconduct of the home minister's son' on Wednesday was unprecedented in its tone and tenor.

Defence ministry scraps Rs. 6000-cr tender for light utility helicopters

Student assaulted with cutter for filing ragging complaint

World C'ship: Sindhu assured of bronze, Saina out

UK terror threat raised to 'severe': Official

Islamic State militants post another beheading video

Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan

Jayalalithaa re-elected as AIADMK general secy

In UP, both Hindus and Muslims feel insecure

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball turban ban

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Befriending Japan, balancing China: Modi's foreign policy

Modi INS Kolkata
It appears that Modi’s resolve to build closer ties with Japan is to contain China’s power. Modi’s vision for Asia is stable power equilibrium in which India can thrive unhindered, writes Brahma Chellaney.

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Ruined by riots, Muzaffarnagar holds warning to India

Muzaffarnagar
The festering wounds of the Muzaffarnagar riots could have fatal consequences for the country. To say that UP is on its way to becoming a communal tinderbox would not be wide of the mark.
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Quote, unquote Najma Heptullah: Listen to what she told HT on Hindus and Indians

Najma Heptullah
Minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah claimed on Friday HT misquoted her in an interview-based story published on the front page of its August 29 edition.

#Modi100: Hear PM Narendra Modi announcing his top 10 welfare schemes

Narendra Modi
In his first Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his roadmap for a bold, new India — listing out key welfare schemes along with ‘small ideas’ that could make a big difference. Listen to all the promises made by the PM in his voice.

First look: Rajini anna makes a Curry Western comeback with Lingaa

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The ‘anna’ of all superstars is back! The first poster of Rajinikanth's Lingaa is out and so is the verdict. In torn jeans, open jacket, dark glasses, Rajinikanth in and as Lingaa looks cut out for a role tailormade for his superstar status.

Movie Review: Step Up All In neither surprises nor shocks

Step Up All In
This one,again, is driven by the tried and tested formula that is cast in stone for all Step Up films: Take some really slick and stunning dance sequences, add some horrible acting to it, with a half-hearted attempt at weaving it all together in a storyline.

One who couldn't save his own head, how will he save others, wonders RGV

Step Up All In
Ram Gopal Varma has done it again. Only this time, he is not ducking critics spewing fire for the kind of films he makes. The Satya-fame director unleashed an unnecessary controversy on Ganesh Chaturthi when he Tweeted: 'Happy Ganpathi  to morons". 

Movie review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is pure junk

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This half-hearted reboot of Ninja Turtles leaves you dissatisfied. The film has neither charm nor soul and even the clever repartee that justifies a superhero flick is missing in this one.

Movie review: Emraan Hashmi's Raja Natwarlal is a fun, one-time watch

Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick, Raja Natwarlal
Never mind a half-baked script and Humaima's irritating act in the Emraan Hashmi-starrer Raja Natwarlal. Kay Kay Menon and Paresh Rawal ensure that you are entertained by this film.

Movie review: Double Di Trouble brings Shakespeare to Chandigarh

Double Di Trouble
William Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors forms the base of Double Di Trouble. Directed by Smeep Kang, this Punjabi film features Dharmendra and Gippy Grewal in the lead roles.
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Rohit Sharma ruled out, India look to continue winning run

Cory Anderson
India were dealt a blow ahead of the third one-dayer against England in Nottingham on Saturday as opener Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the remainder of the tour because of injury.

Mudgal panel files report in SC on IPL betting

Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan
Justice Mukul Mudgal committee, which was directed by the Supreme Court to conduct a probe against ICC president N Srinivasan and 12 prominent players in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, on Friday filed its report in a sealed cover before the apex court.
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Ronaldo named European Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was named European Footballer of the Year, the Portuguese striker topping the journalists' poll ahead of German Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben.

Champions League draw: Real draw Liverpool, Barca get PSG

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Champions Real Madrid will play Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona are in the same group as big-spending PSG as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Thursday.
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Djokovic, Serena, Murray sail through on New York breeze

 Andy Murray
Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th consecutive time while Serena Williams racked up her 80th US Open win as the top seeds eased into the third round.

What to watch at US Open: Venus eyes 4th round

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Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the US Open for the first time since 2010. To do so, the 19th-seeded Williams will need to beat 13th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday.
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HTC mobiles official sponsor of Kings XI Punjab

HTC
HTC Mobiles on Friday said it has become an official sponsor for Kings XI Punjab, one of the eight cricket teams of IPL. The sponsorship comes ahead of the sixth edition of the Champions League scheduled to be held from September 13 2014.

Former Infosys executives Bala, Pai plan $100mn global tech fund

V. balakrishnan, Infosys
Former Infosys board members and chief financial officers TV Mohandas Pai and V Balakrishnan are planning a $100-million (Rs 600-crore) offshore venture fund to invest in technology startups worldwide.
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The dark side of Copenhagen's fairy tale

Tivoli Gardens The gorgeous old town with splendid historic buildings has always been far more complex than Denmark's 'happy nation' reputation. Some of its best sights include, Venice-like canals and the stark modern architecture Denmark is known for.
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UGC distance learning policy violated, admits HRD minister

Smriti Irani recently responded in Rajya Sabha to MP’s query referencing HT Education’s story series on degree courses being offered by private and state universities without UGC approval

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Social work

Students at the Delhi School of Social Work are encouraged to make a positive difference to society and are involved in a number of social projects initiated by their department

More quant questions in CAT

CAT examMBA spirants need to devise a new strategy to deal with the quantitative analysis section as they could expect 34-36 questions as compared to 21 questions last year.
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Microsoft to clamp down on ‘misleading' apps

Over 1500 Windows Phone apps have already been removed as part of a concerted effort from Microsoft to police the quality and legitimacy of titles uploaded to the Windows Store.

Spice launches 'Fire One Mi FX1' for Rs. 2,299

Spice Fire OneAimed at capturing a larger chunk of the booming affordable smartphone market in India, domestic handset maker Spice on Friday launched its new Firefox OS-powered smartphone, priced at Rs. 2,299.

A professional camera for the selfie-obsessed

OlympusOlympus has added a new model to its PEN range of beautifully styled mirrorless cameras that is focused as much on helping users capture and share stunning self-portraits as it is on offering DLSR performance in a compact package.
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