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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated 02:12 IST 

India to get $35 billion from Japan, but no nuke deal yet

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe
Narendra Modi on Monday extracted a pledge of nearly $35 billion in Japanese investment and financing over the next five years for infrastructure projects like smart cities and the cleaning of the Ganga.

Islamabad on boil
Pakistan army chief meets Nawaz Sharif, talk swirls of govt’s exit

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Hundreds of anti-government protestors stormed the headquarters of state-owned Pakistan Television on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off air, as fresh clashes erupted and the army gave the government an ultimatum to end the impasse soon. Rift in Imran's party over march to PM house

Smriti Irani says listening to PM's speech on Teachers' Day voluntary

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Amidst the row over HRD ministry's instructions to the state to ensure PM Narendra Modi's planned interaction with students on the occasion of Teachers' Day was watched/listened live in all government schools, the HRD minister Smriti Irani on Monday said the event was voluntary.

Spare 46 coal blocks, others can be scrapped, govt tells SC

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The government on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court not to cancel all the coal blocks that have been declared illegal. Attorney general Mukul Rohtagi told the court that 40 of the 218 coal blocks in the country were ready for production and they should not be scrapped.

SC refuses to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief

United Bank declares Mallya wilful defaulter

Girl gangraped in Muzaffarnagar

Jung may pitch for fresh Delhi polls in report this week

RSS activist murdered in Kannur district

Govt recommends Sathasivam's name as Kerala governor

Bengal's first Ebola suspect admitted to hospital

Taslima Nasreen visa extended for one year

Badaun case: Accused constables get bail

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The Congress is burying its head in the sand

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From Sonia Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi down to the Lok Sabha candidate, everyone has been responsible for Congress' dismal performance. As battlefield commanders, the Gandhis ought to share the responsibility, writes Kay Benedict.

Our Take
Beyond attacking, Imran Khan has no plan

Imran Khan
The army must be careful not to extend its dislike of Nawaz Sharif to a full-blown undermining of Pakistan’s constitutional democracy. It should rein Imran Khan in.
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PM Narendra Modi's Tokyo diary

Narendra Modi, Japan
From finding a spot to pose with the chief priest in Kyoto to playing a few notes on the flute, Narendra Modi has been in a good mood in Japan; possibly because he feels he is among friends.

Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez caught in naked photo scandal

Jennifer Lawrence
Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and singer Selena Gomez bounced around social media Sunday, in an apparent massive hacking leak.

The fall and fall of the daily soaps, courtesy The Viral Fever

Nidhi Bisht
A hilarious take on the way daily soaps have grown in India -- from their "intelligent" beginnings to being "retarded" -- will have you rolling on the floor in laughter. YouTube group The Viral Fever's The Making of: A Decade Long Soap belongs to the don't miss category.

Doctors declare living patient as dead in Aligarh hospital

A member of the depressed family being taken to a hospital for treatment in SAS Nagar
Doctors in a hospital in Aligarh declared a patient, who was admitted there for treatment, as dead. When the police arrived three days later, the patient was lying in the mortuary alive.

I wish I had a butt like the one I sport in Finding Fanny: Dimple Kapadia

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Dimple Kapadia has constant run-ins with son-in-law Akshay Kumar for not going to the the gym. But the veteran actor says she's too lazy to stick to a schedule. Here, she talks about Akshay, her grandchildren and Finding Fanny. 

100 Days of Modi Govt
Narendra Modi gets the mandate again, from readers

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the people in his corner at the moment, according to results of an online survey conducted by HT. The results show that 75% people are happy with the PM’s performance till now.

Amid rage over ‘Love Jihad’ what about what women want?

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As India debates the much-talked about ‘Love Jihad’ and forced conversions, feminists feel the political mainstreaming of the narrative, apart from fuelling communal strife, also signals difficult times for women’s rights movements in the country.

SpiceJet offers Rs. 499 fare on domestic network for 'Early Birds'

SpiceJet
Country's second largest airline by market share, SpiceJet on Monday launched yet another limited period special fare scheme, 'Early Bird', offering customers ticket prices as low as Rs. 499 on its domestic network.
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India's opening slot in focus as Dhawan, Vijay fight for berth

Shikhar Dhawan
The opening partnership is probably the only problem India face going into Tuesday's game against England. Victory will not just help India seal the series but also make MS Dhoni the most successful ODI skipper of India.

EXPERT SPEAK
Top-order success gives Dhoni options ahead of World Cup

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India look a completely different unit in coloured clothing, and with the spinners proving so effective, England have been made to look far from competitive, writes former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.
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Manchester United target Falcao leads Europe transfer frenzy

Radamel Falcao
Manchester United swooped from nowhere on Monday to make striker Radamel Falcao the surprise big signing on the last day of Europe's record-breaking summer transfer window.

Liverpool register 3-0 victory; Leicester hold Arsenal 1-1

Steven Gerrard, Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge
Brendan Rodgers marked his 100th game in charge by watching Liverpool produce an irresistible performance as they beat a toothless Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
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Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit US Open

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Baking heat, rain and the threat of lightning all forced stoppages in play at the US Open but Roger Federer marched on, while Maria Sharapova was knocked out.

US Open: Dominating Djokovic enjoys smooth outing

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray stayed on course for a mouth-watering US Open quarter-final showdown as five-time women’s champion Serena Williams stood alone as America’s last singles title hope.
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Diesel deregulation on the cards; losses hit all-time low of 8p/litre

A petrol-pump employee filling fuel
Diesel prices may soon become market-linked as in the case of petrol as deregulation looks imminent with losses of oil companies on diesel sales dropping to an all-time low of just 8 paise a litre.

Banks to put mid-size, big loans under lens

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With the loan books of public sector banks coming under scrutiny in the wake of the Syndicate Bank scam, top managements and even branches of state-owned lenders have decided to inspect all mid- and big-size loan books to ensure there are no discrepancies or unfair play.
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Everest on speed: UK guide promises summit in just 42 days!

Everest Raise your game, skip the queues and scale the world's highest peak in 42 days: that's British guide Adrian Ballinger's ambitious pitch to climbers preparing to summit Mount Everest. Conventional wisdom tells us that it takes 10 weeks to reach the top of the 8,848-metre peak.
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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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XBox One

Four reasons why your next gadget should be a game console

Consoles are no longer mere self-contained boxes, they can easily be synced to be part of a larger multimedia ecosystem. So if you own a smart phone, a HD set top box or a tablet, your console will become you living room hub.

Microsoft to clamp down on ‘misleading' apps

Lumia 635Over 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.
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