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Hindustan Times Friday, August 29, 2014 | Last Updated 08:30 IST 

RTI activist and AAP member back from dead, admits he killed homeless man

Chandra Mohan Sharma, an RTI activist and Aam Aadmi Party member whose burnt body was recovered from his car three months ago, faked his death with his brother-in-law’s help, police said on Thursday.

Japan could become a cornerstone of Modi's foreign policy

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There is a clear affinity between Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, but the two sides are also growing closer due to increasing unease over China’s unapologetic desire to dominate the region writes Sitaraman Shankar.

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Nothing wrong in calling all Indians Hindu: Najma Heptullah

Kanwarias
Minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah has virtually endorsed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s view that all Indians are Hindus, saying there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally to all citizens as a label of 'national identity'.

Dwivedi says Congress leaders above 65 should stay away from active posts

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In an indication that the old guard in the Congress is preparing for handing over the baton to GenNext, senior general secretary Janardan Dwivedi on Thursday suggested that leaders beyond 65 years of age should not hold important organisational posts.

'Just want Gowda to accept me as daughter-in-law'

PM rolls out banking for all, opening balance 15mn

Husband denies forcing ace shooter to convert

Rapes will happen as long as earth exists: TMC MP

Visva-Bharati student alleges gang rape by 3 youths

Balloon is getting deflated: Mamata on Modi wave

Make pre-marital clinical tests mandatory: HC

Trouble brews for DMK from all corners

Scindia School student was ragged: CBSE team

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Befriending Japan, balancing China: Modi's foreign policy

Modi INS Kolkata
It appears that Prime Minister Narendra 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

Our Take
Muzaffarnagar town, ruined by riots holds warning to India

Muzaffarnagar
The festering wounds of the Muzaffarnagar riots could have fatal consequences for the country. To say that UP — and possibly India — is on its way to becoming a communal tinderbox would not be wide of the mark.
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12 #ModiMinistry members face criminal cases
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tie the knot: Brangelina's PDA down the years

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After years of will they, won't they, Hollywood's first couple has finally said its vows in a super-secret ceremony. We take a look at what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been saying about each other, and their relationship, down the years. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tie the knot secretly in France

Love jihad inspired by Bollywood? Five films that defy the perception

Sonam Kapoor-Dhanush
From rapes to 'love jihad', Bollywood's blamed for all things wrong in India today. If movies were really such a great influence, we give you five films everybody should watch on loop. Just to understand values such as 'peace, harmony and love'.

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10 years on, India to be mercury-free

Polluted playgrounds
Mercury — considered highly toxic but used extensively in healthcare products, lighting and for religious purposes — will be phased out in India in the next six to 10 years.

India trapped in communal cauldron; Uttar Pradesh atop five worst-hit states

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UP leads the table of five worst-hit states between 2009 and 2013. In these five years, UP, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat have witnessed 2,389 cases of communal flare-ups.

100 days of Modi Sarkar
BJP manifesto and promises: what's been done and what's still on paper

Modi the leader
From setting up a special investigation team in the black money case to getting Parliament's nod to replace the collegium system, both promised in the BJP's manifesto, the PM has some reasons to cheer about.

A look at movies releasing this Friday

Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick, Raja Natwarlal
Raja Natwarlal, Identity Card, The November Man, Trip To Bhangarh, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Step Up All In will be in fray this Friday. Read this preview before you book your tickets.

Courts never granted me special privilege: Salman Khan tells SC

Salman Khan
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has told the SC that he has always been treated as an ordinary citizen by courts and never given any special privilege, as he sought to justify a Rajasthan HC order suspending his conviction in the blackbuck hunting case.

Deepika, Parineeti, Kangana on Satyamev Jayate season 3

Aamir
Aamir Khan announced the third season of Satyamve Jayate that is set to air on Star Plus from September 21. Bollywood actors Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone and Parineeti Chopra are likely to appear on the show.
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Fletcher aloof, but not alone, as India close in on World Cup

Duncan Fletcher cuts a forlorn figure these days. Widely respected in cricketing circles in England because of the work he has done with the English team, he has turned into a villain in Indian cricket.

Raina will bat at number five, confirms Dhoni

Suresh Raina
The move to send Suresh Raina to bat at number five paid rich dividends as his match-winning century helped India post a 133-run win over Englandin the second ODI at Cardiff.
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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

UEFA Champions League trophy
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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US Open 2014: Sharapova rallies to outlast Dulgheru

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova came through the way she so often does in the crucible of a third set, beating 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the US Open.

Federer hits season's 50; Teen duo rock US Open

Roger Federer
Roger Federer claimed his 50th win of 2014 as the 17-time major winner got his campaign for a record sixth US Open off to a battling start.
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Former Infosys executives Bala, Pai plan $100mn global tech fund

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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.

Debt trap: Rs. 4.5 lakh cr worth of power projects on the block

High voltage electricity
With debt stuck projects languishing for want of fuel and timely clearances, India is currently saddled with a power capacity of 80,000 to 85,000 megawatt (involving an investment of over Rs. 4.5 lakh crore) that has been put on the block by developers.
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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

The social network

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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Three of the best back-to-school smartphones

As kids return to school and students head off to college, electronic devices, and in particular smartphones are going to be high on parents' shopping lists, even for those with younger children.

Apple to unveil 'iWatch' on September 9: Report

AppleApple will unveil an "iWatch" in September with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumored foray into wearable computing, technology news website Re/code said Wednesday.

Now, see your tweet traffic in real time

TwitterNow, you can see how your tweet traffic is doing in real time as the microblogging site Twitter has opened up its analytics dashboard for all users.
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