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Hindustan Times Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Last Updated 04:21 IST 

DAY ONE OF HISTORIC VISIT
Narendra Modi bonds with Xi in Ahmedabad, ties on upswing

Modi Xi
The choice of Ahmedabad as Xi's first stop in India, rather than New Delhi, marked a departure from protocol that many see as part of an effort to put a positive gloss on bilateral ties that still suffer from lingering distrust, despite growing trade. India-China ties under the Mahatma’s shadow

Gujarat turns prime hunting ground for PMO, other departments

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is busy building his team of civil servants in Delhi. And it has a strong Gujarat connection. Two more Gujarat cadre IAS officers were appointed to the Centre this week.

Chapter on Medha Patkar out of children’s book after govt letter

Medha Patkar
Government-funded publisher National Book Trust has decided to drop a chapter on Narmada Bachao Andolan activist and Aam Aadmi Party leader Medha Patkar from a book after an NGO raised an objection, saying Patkar was a political person and, therefore, should not be included in the book.

Widows from other states should not crowd Mathura: Hema Malini

Black Magic Woman

Actor-turned politician Hema Malini has stoked a controversy with her remarks that widows from Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan, the holy city in Uttar Pradesh and home to thousands of destitute women.

US Fed to end bond-buying, won't change interest rate

Delhi: Woman drugged, gang-raped in moving car

Saradha cloud: Ex-DGP dead, suicide suspected

Shah shrugs off loss, says rivals have grown wings

Maneka wants bigger role for Varun in UP

Katju to write tell-all book about Indian judiciary

KCR says no to Telangana Day, kicks up storm

Badaun case: Eye-witness flunks lie-detector test

Delhi University highest ranked varsity in country

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J-K floods bring out Kashmir’s twisted truths

kashmir floods
Natural calamities are times of great truth, of togetherness, of closing ranks, of forgetting hatred and bitterness. Unfortunately, the Jammu and Kashmir floods initially appeared to be enhancing the bitterness between Kashmiris and other Indians.

Why is India so mindful of protocols?

Abdul Basit
Ever since Mumbai was besieged by Pakistani agents of terror in 2008, India has been consoling itself with lies. India’s dogmatic adherence to 'uninterruptible dialogue' with Pakistan has yielded only uninterrupted insults, writes Kapil Komireddi.
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Kashmir Floods: Rescue ops underway
How to pretend to be a lit pro for Facebook’s 10-book challenge
The big fat Indian wedding: It's all about the money, honey!
Watch the actors travel from Ahmedabad to Jaipur and Agra to Delhi to promote Dawaat-e-Ishq

voting today
Scotland independence referendum: Will 307-year-old Union end in divorce?

YES and NO supporters
Residents of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether they want to break away from the UK. Successive opinion polls and betting trends suggest a photo finish. Whatever the result, most agree that the UK will never be the same again. Road to referendum

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Bollywood may pave path for warmer ties

3 Idiots

Aamir Khan-starrer Dhoom 3, which has earned over Rs. 500 crore worldwide, was screened across 200 theatres in China in July this year, a sign of the popularity that Indian movies command in the neighbour-ing country.

Ranbir Kapoor is an extremely important person in my life: Katrina Kaif

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani 1
In an interview with HT, actor Katrina Kaif refers to her equation with Kapoor as 'our relationship' and claims that her wedding will never be a secret affair. She also says that Ranbir is a 'big part' of her life.

Delays, allowance mess may hurt India at Asian Games

Asian Games 2014 Incheon South Korea logo
With just a day to go before the 17th Asian Games kick off, players from around the world are busy practising at the various venues here. But most of the Indian contingent is nowhere to be seen.

Bang Bang title track is out: Isn't Hrithik the best dancer in Bollywood?

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
The makers of Bang Bang have released the title track of the film. Featuring Hrithik Roshan and Karina Kaif, the song is one of the most stylishly shot tracks in recent times in Bollywood.

70-year-old man held for sending love letters to married woman

How to Write a Love Letter
A 70-year-old retired sales tax officer has landed in police custody for allegedly sending love letters to a married woman in Bulandshahr. It is alleged that in one letter, he had even threatened to kill her husband.

LG launches smartphone 'G3 Beat' for Rs. 25,000 in India

LG G3 Beat

Korean electronics major LG on Wednesday expanded its smartphone portfolio with the launch of its new 'G3 Beat', priced at Rs. 25,000 in India.

Virginity worth $5,000, rules court in China

couple
A Chinese woman who sued a man for 'violating her right to virginity' after he wooed her with false promises has been awarded nearly $5,000 by a court, reports said on Wednesday.
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CLT20: Russell lifts Knights back from the dead

Ten Doeschate
Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.

Hughes replaces injured Clarke for Australia in Pakistan series

Phil Hughes
Batsman Phil Hughes will replace injured captain Michael Clarke in next month's one-day series against Pakistan, giving him a chance to state his case for a Test recall.
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Superstar Alessandro Del Piero to arrive in Delhi for ISL

Alessandro Del Piero
The moment that Delhi's football fraternity has been waiting for, will arrive on Thursday with star Italian forward Alessandro Del Piero making an entry into the city to play as a marquee player for Delhi Dynamos in the inaugural Indian Super League.

Champions League: Gerrard rescues Liverpool as Arsenal suffer

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard was Liverpool's hero with a stoppage-time penalty as the Reds marked their return to the Champions League with a win on Tuesday, while Arsenal endured a torrid evening against Borussia Dortmund.
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Veteran Leander Paes wants to retire on top

Leander Paes
Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal.

Top seed Stosur crashes out in first round of Guangzhou WTA

Samantha Stosur
Four of the top five seeds including number one pick Samantha Stosur crashed out of the $500,000 WTA Guangzhou Open in the first round, as the former US Open champion's poor run of form continued.
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Soon, car owners can force recalls in case of defects

2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S bookings open

In a move that will have far reaching consequences, the new Motor Vehicles act likely to be passed in the upcoming winter session of Parliament puts in place a mandatory policy for recalling defective cars. 

Jet plane plunge: co-pilot fiddled with controls, says Boeing report

2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S bookings open

In a startling twist to the incident involving a Jet Airways aircraft plunging over 5,000 feet while flying over the Turkish airspace last month, it has now emerged that the co-pilot may have fiddled with the aircraft controls.

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Finally spotlight on students’ safety

The Centre has called upon the apex body of higher education, the University Grants Commission (UGC), to frame guidelines to ensure safety of students in and off campuses across the country. These include special measures for women students, to fix accountability.

Here is how you can gear up for the CMAT

IIT studentsSurviving a few controversies over the last few years, the next edition of the Common Management Admission Test will be held from September 25-29, 2014.

At risk

paramedical training80% paramedics do not have basic training, with many unable to even insert a cannula in a patient, doctors tell Jeevan Prakash Sharma and Gauri Kohli in the concluding part of our series on paramedical education
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Apple iPhone 6

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better.

IBM launches Watson tool for business clients

IBMInternational Business Machines Corp is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and predict outcomes.

Is Samsung ready with its first selfie phone?

SamsungAt a time when the world is going crazy over the selfie phenomena, Samsung is rumoured to have developed its first selfie-centric smartphone.
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