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Hindustan Times Saturday, August 30, 2014 | Last Updated 10:03 IST 

Tokyo calling: What PM Modi, Shinzo Abe have in common

Shinzo Abe
When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Kyoto on Saturday, expect the chemistry to crackle and fizz. Put that down to the kindred souls of Asian politics being united by their right-wing views.

Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

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Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.

Economy grows 5.7% in Q1, clocks fastest growth in 2 years

China economy
Data released on Friday showed gross domestic product grew by a better-than-expected 5.7% in April-June, sharply higher than 4.6% in the previous quarter, signalling a revival in the economy.

Cure for Ebola? Experimental drug heals all infected monkeys in study

Monkey

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

Pakistan made a spectacle of talks, says Modi

Admission racket returns to DU; three suspects held

Noida: RTI activist’s wife says brother innocent

Delhi: Priest held for rape on Janmashtami

Marans got Rs. 600cr bribe in Aircel deal, CBI to court

Sonia and Rahul not to campaign in UP bypolls

World Championship: PV Sindhu assured of bronze, Saina Nehwal out

Jharkhand: Another 'love jihad' case sparks protests

Rs 6K-cr tender for light utility helicopters scrapped

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When a woman undermines the horror of rape

Agartala
The weakest link in the Karthik Gowda case is the woman’s desire to remain married to an alleged rapist. Accusing a man who didn’t marry you as promised or who married you and then dumped you isn't rape, argues Barkha Dutt.

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Cool tempers and ask: where is the evidence for love jihad

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Love jihad propaganda inflames communal passions and leads to hardening stands in an already polarised environment, made more fragile by social media and viral rumours, writes Namita Bhandare.
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'The Constitution doesn’t allow reservation for minorities': Najma Heptullah interview

Najma Heptullah
In this second part of a wide-ranging interview with HT, minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah talks about policy-making and the Modi government’s approach to address stark disadvantages faced by some of India’s six religious minorities.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Raja Natwarlal isn’t an actively awful film

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If you can get past the foolishness of the plot, director Kunal Deshmukh’s film is mildly engaging. Emraan Hashmi plays Raja, a charming, street-smart hustler. The big climactic twist is also interesting.

World Championship: PV Sindhu assured of bronze, Saina Nehwal out

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu assured herself of a second consecutive bronze medal at the World Championship but it was curtains for star shuttler Saina Nehwal after she suffered a straight-game loss in the women's singles quarter-finals in Copenhagen.

PM’s live Teacher's Day address a must view for all schools

Modi in Bhuj
All schools across the country have to ensure children watch PM Narendra Modi’s live televised Teachers’ Day address on September 5, a directive from the human resource development ministry has said.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Step Up 4 is predictable but exuberant

Step Up All In
The fourth sequel to the smash hit 2006 original, Step Up: All In brings together a dozen-odd dancers from the previous installments for a showdown on a reality TV contest. The outcome may be predictable but it's exuberant.

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: 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.

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

Lingaa
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.
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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.

Spectator ejected during India's Cardiff ODI for alleged bookie links

Alex Hales
The fears of involvement of bookmakers in cricket re-surfaced once again during the second ODI between India and England as the police authorities reportedly threw a spectator out for allegedly supplying information to bookies.
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AC Milan agree Fernando Torres loan with Chelsea

Fernando Torres
AC Milan agreed a two-year loan deal with Chelsea for misfit striker Fernando Torres but the Spaniard has yet to agree terms and decide to end his London nightmare.

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.
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Djokovic, Serena, Murray sail through on New York breeze

Djokovic
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.

Aussie Bernard Tomic pulls out of US Open

Bernard Tomic
Australian wildcard Bernard Tomic pulled out of the US Open with a left hip injury, handing fourth-seeded David Ferrer a third-round berth.
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Monsoon blues: Poor rains likely to hurt agriculture output

Agartala
India’s economy may have recorded its fastest growth in nine quarters, but a lot depends on this year’s summer harvest that has been hit by patchy rains in the main cereal-growing states.

RIL plans Rs. 78,000-cr projects, refinery to come up in Jamnagar

 Mukesh Ambani
After announcing plans to invest Rs. 1.8 lakh crore till 2016 across businesses, Reliance Industries Ltd is gearing up for another big investment of $13 billion to set up its third refinery-cum-petrochemical complex at Jamnagar in Gujarat.
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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' 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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