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Hindustan Times Friday, August 29, 2014 | Last Updated 17:29 IST 

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.

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

AgustaWestland AW101 chopper
The defence ministry scrapped on Friday a scam-tainted tender worth over Rs. 6,000 crore to procure 197 light utility helicopters for Army and Air Force to replace the vintage fleet of Cheetah and Chetak choppers.

Are achche din here? Poll predicts revival of economy by Modi govt

INS Hansa airbase

Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3% between April and June, according to a Reuters poll of 40 economists, sharply higher than 4.6% in the previous quarter. The GDP data is due at 5.30pm on Friday.

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

Delhi airport the most unsafe one in country

Ukraine rebels will allow trapped govt forces to flee

US doesn't have a 'strategy' on hunting ISIS in Syria

Hyderabad: Trainee IPS officer drowns at academy

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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.

Our Take
Ruined by riots, Muzaffarnagar holds warning to India

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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7.5 tonne 'maha laddu' kicks off Ganesh festival in Andhra Pradesh
12 #ModiMinistry members face criminal cases
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#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.

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 of Double Di Trouble: Shakespeare in 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.

Poles apart: Kimye's wedding circus vs Brangelina's intimate wedding

Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West walking down the aisle was dubbed 'the most extravagant celebrity wedding of the year'. Three months later, Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie married secretly in France. The two most over-hyped celeb weddings couldn't be more different.

Bihar: Express train comes to a halt for woman in labour pain

A train coach fitted
A passenger experiencing labour pain caused a long distance express train to make an unscheduled emergency halt at a railway station in north Bihar so that she could be rushed to hospital.

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'.

Google tests using drones to deliver goods

Two years of research into what Google referred to as 'Project Wing' was capped this month with test flights delivering candy, water, medicine, dog treats and other items to two farmers in Queensland, Australia.

HT Exclusive
India to be mercury-free within 10 years

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.

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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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

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 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

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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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' at 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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