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Hindustan Times Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Last Updated 18:26 IST 

Narendra Modi launches Jan Dhan Yojana, calls for an end to 'financial untouchability'

Modi the leader
The major initiative, which is the PM's brainchild, plans to provide accounts to 7.5 crore identified households by January 2015, and will help the government to save billions of rupees on social spending.

Political storm in Karnataka after rail min Gowda's son booked for rape

Kannada actress claims she is married to Sadananda Gowda's son
An actress made the allegations before TV channels in Bangalore when Karthik Gowda was getting engaged to another woman at Kushalnagar. She claimed she got married to him in June this year.

TMC MLA's shocker: As long as the world exists, there will be rapes

India Gate protest
'Rapes were committed earlier, rapes are being committed now. As long as the world exists, there will be rapes,' Trinamool legislator from Diamond Harbour, said at a public meeting in his constituency.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tie the knot in secret

Actors Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married on Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple. Jolie walked the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox and Pax. Zahara and Vivienne threw petals while Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers.

Asseemanand gets bail in Samjhauta blast case

Pakistan government agrees to file FIR against Sharif

Haryana Janhit Congress snaps ties with BJP

'Russians' among rebels advancing in east Ukraine

IS executes dozens of captured Syrian soldiers: NGO

Ebola death tops 1,550, with 3,062 cases: WHO

Love Jihad accused sent to 14-day police remand

'MH370 may have turned south earlier than thought'

Modi tweets in Japanese ahead of Tokyo visit

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SC order weakens anti-dowry law, hurts women's rights

low conviction rate

The SC judgment against the ‘mechanical’ arrest of those accused in dowry cases undermines women’s rights, writes Jayanthi Natarajan.

LK Advani, BJP's yatri rolls into oblivion

Advani

In a not very fitting finale to an illustrious career LK Advani will now have to be content to have been always the bridesmaid and never the bride as his party eased him out of it’s parliamentary board.

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7.5 tonne 'maha laddu' kicks off Ganesh festival in Andhra Pradesh
US Open 2014
Islamic State vs the World
Rockstar chef
Emmy Awards 2014: Fashion hits and misses
Color Run

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

a bus burn
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.

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.

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.

Shah Rukh Khan roped in as Interpol Turn Back Crime ambassador

Shah Rukh Khan, ambassador for Interpol's Turn Back Crime
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol's Turn Back Crime campaign to promote awareness on how everyone can play a role in preventing crime.

Movie review: Identity Card gets too ambitious

Identity Card
Director Rahat Kazmi's Identity Card suffers from a fatal flaw. Merely cobbling together a cast with a string of theatre actors and choosing a 'sensitive' issue is never enough to guarantee a hit. 

80% of matches were successful, says football match-fixer Wilson Raj

Wilson Maj Perumal
Wilson Raj Perumal, who claims he influenced top-tier games including those at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the Atlanta Olympics in 1994, said there was little guilt involved in being a match-fixer.

#Modi100: Rate PM Narendra Modi and his team's performance

Narendra Modi
Is the Modi government on the right track or is the Modi wave losing its momentum? As a citizen are you satisfied with the government's performance so far? This is the chance to make your voice heard.

Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-year-old challenges world's fastest man

Golden Bolt
Hidekichi Miyazaki - who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the Jamaican flyer - plans to wait another five years for his dream race and was happy to reveal his secret weapon: his daughter's tangerine jam.
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2nd ODI: Comfortable win for India against England in Cardiff

Indian cricketers celebrate
India thrashed England by 133 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method to win the second ODI at Cardiff on Wednesday. Suresh Raina was the star with the bat, scoring a 75-ball century.

It's a good format to come back into form: Dhoni

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run win in the second ODI against England in Cardiff on Wednesday.
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Sanchez strike carries 10-man Arsenal through

Fernandinho
Alexis Sanchez's first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season.

Mourinho issues in the past, says Everton's new signing Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o said on Wednesday that there was no bad blood between him and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after completing his move to Everton.
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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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Reform of industrial disputes act recommended in report

Chimneys
A report by the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University says that an amended industrial disputes act should not assume a confrontational relationship between workers and management.

Gold up for third day on softer dollar, geopolitical tension

US dollar
Gold rose for the third straight day on Thursday as euro regained strength against the US dollar and tensions between Ukraine and Russia burnished the metal's safe haven appeal.
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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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