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Hindustan Times Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Last Updated 02:07 IST 

Plan Panel chokes funding to IEO which recommended its scrapping

PMO

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), which recommended the scrapping of its parent body, the Planning Commission, has found that its funding is being quietly choked.

Speaker defends decision on LoP, says no SC observations against her

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan defended herself a day after the Supreme Court questioned the absence of Leader of Opposition ( LoP), saying the court's observations were not against her.

Shah sets 2019 target to carve political space

Amit Shah
Days ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and birth of Telangana, the BJP managed to stitch up a fairly tangled alliance in Andhra Pradesh with Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who’s known for driving a hard bargain. And yet it paid off.

2 killed in Pak firing; troops find tunnel across LoC

Delhi: speeding car rams into pavement dwellers

Delhi: Gymkhana Club slapped with Rs. 5-lakh fine

Heckling at Solapur event was 'pre-planned': Chavan

Sharif, Zardari discuss Pak crisis, impasse on

Bareilly: Two teens killed for protecting sister

'Check on Ukraine-Russian border key to peace'

Brigadier faces charges after allegedly sodomy

Ananthamurthy's death: case against BJP men

17 killed as suicide bombers attack Iraq mosque

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Imagining a zero effect economy for India

China economy
A truly circular economy, however, would need both producers and consumers to work together. Makers of washing machines, cars, fridges and so on would have to make things whose resources are designed to be recycled, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Modi’s set the bar for talks with Pakistan far too high

Modi in Bhuj
For what it’s worth, I think Narendra Modi has tied himself in knots. Unfortunately, the outcome is not limited to the realisation the prime minister’s Pakistan policy is confused. It’s also dented the belief he’s made a sure-footed and confident start in government. Karan Thapar writes.
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PM planning special class for teachers, students on Sept 5

Modi

The NDA government is planning a grander-than-usual Teachers’ Day this September 5, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi assuming a more personal role in an affair customarily limited to the President awarding meritorious teachers.

Dhoni a serial offender in Indian debacles: Ian Chappell

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The latest English debacle was worse than those previous capitulations because India achieved a monumental victory at Lord’s. This should’ve been the springboard to a spirited attempt to stretch that lead but instead it became the top step on the slippery dip to oblivion.

House calls in the Boondocks

rescue operation
Assam’s boat clinics are lifesavers for impoverished communities marooned for most of the year on the Brahmaputra’s many riverine islands. The people here depend on the river for fish, and for water for their paddy and jute fields. They also depend on the river for lifesaving vaccines and medicines.

Signature Bridge across the Yamuna to be ready by next year

A boatman rows his boat in the Yamuna near Yamuna Baazar in Delhi.
The ambitious Signature Bridge being built across the Yamuna is 75% complete and would be ready in 2015, a government agency has said. Once complete, the bridge will connect the eastern and western parts of the city.

HT-MaRS Youth Survey
Young and Indian: Tapping the pulse of generation now

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What do our youth feel about politics, religion and family? What do India's youth want in life? Read about their dreams, expectations and aspirations from our special 24-page edition on the HT-MaRS Youth Survey.

Sunday Special
Rural women go the extra mile in walk for water

Kashmir
Every second woman in rural India walked an average 173 kilometres – the distance between Delhi and Vrindavan – to fetch potable water in 2012, making her trek 25 kilometres longer than what it was in 2008-09.

Eating tapeworm eggs is the worst way to lose weight, exercise instead

Exercise
Eating tapeworm eggs to lose weight has to be the craziest way to crash-diet. And there are people dumb enough to do it. Getting active sounds like hard work, but it’s far more palatable than swallowing eggs fished out of human poop, Sanchita Sharma writes.

Indian-origin student brightest in Britain

Being a bookworm may slow down memory decline
An Indian-origin student, Asanish Kalyanasundaram, who scored a perfect five in his main subjects with 100% marks across the board, is being hailed as the brightest student in Britain.
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Maqsood, Alam stand tall as Pakistan win tense chase

cricket fan
Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam struck quick-fire fifties and combined in a record 147-run sixth wicket stand as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets with one ball remaining in the first one-day international at Hambantota on Saturday.

Girlfriends a big no-no for Indian team manager

Virat Kohli
The debate of WAGs on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India's team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma's stay with Virat Kohli during the Test series in England.
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Atletico's Mandzukic strikes early to clinch Super Cup

Atletico Madrid
It was a fiery game at the Calderon in which Atletico coach Diego Simeone was sent off in the first half for protesting and Real's Luka Modric was dismissed in added time for a second yellow card.

Bayern Munich enjoy winning start to German title defence

Arjen Robben
Reigning German champions Bayern Munich got the new Bundesliga season off to a perfect start with a dramatic 2-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Friday.
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Injured Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

John Isner
Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury. It wasn't yet clear if the injury would affect his appearance in the US Open, which starts on Monday.

Wimbledon champion Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

Petra Kvitova
Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
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Gold ends lower on poor demand amid global uncertainty

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Gold prices declined marginally in a lacklustre trade at the domestic bullion market in Mumbai on Saturday due to lack of buying interest amid disappointing overseas trading sentiment.

All companies must apply 2-step payments for credit cards: RBI

Credit Cards
RBI said that all transactions involving domestic credit cards must follow rules requiring additional verification, a stance that could impact companies such as Uber Technologies Inc that provide more simple app-based purchases.
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B-school

You’ve got the job!

Pre-placement trends at IIMs and other top B-schools this season across the country are hinting at a job market revival. IIM Calcutta, for instance, has seen a robust scenario of pre-placement offers.

A rejuvenating career

spaThe wellness industry in India has evolved rapidly in the last few years. Improved health awareness and exposure to global beauty and ­fashion trends are driving growth in the wellness space.

Perfectly cut out for you

Neeta LullaIf you are creative and love working with fabrics and design, a career in fashion designing could be right up your alley.
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Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report

A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.

Tablets hit tipping point

 TabletMore than half of US consumers with an internet connection now own a tablet and while demand is starting to slow, the device still remains high on most people's future tech shopping lists.

Indian online market set to explode: Study

Taking Social Media too seriously?With the Indian online market set to explode, telecom companies stand to generate an additional revenue of $8 billion and EBITDA of $2.9 billion over the next three years, a joint study by Google and AT Kearney has forecast.
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