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Hindustan Times Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Last Updated 15:54 IST 
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Chinese president Xi arrives in Ahmedabad, eyes big investments

India expects that Xi's visit will address 'interests and concerns' of both the countries. (PTI photo)
Chinese president Xi Jinping  arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon on a three-day visit which will focus on significantly ramping up trade and investment besides addressing contentious border issues. India expects that the visit will address 'interests and concerns' of both the countries and that 'all substantive' issues which have bearing on the ties including the boundary dispute will be discussed.

Saradha scam: Ex-Assam DGP under probe commits suicide

Anti-Saradha procession
Former Assam director general of police (DGP) Shankar Barua, who came under the CBI scanner for alleged involvement in the Saradha chit fund scam, shot himself on Wednesday.

35 Jadavpur University students held for protest over molestation case

AISA activists
About 35 students who were protesting outside the Jadavpur University campus against the molestation of a woman student were arrested by the police on Wednesday, TV reports said.

Stay grounded: Sena taunts BJP after bypoll reverses

Uddhav Thackeray
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday took potshots at the BJP for the reverses suffered by it in the bypolls, saying it should learn a lesson and keep its 'feet on the ground'.

Hafiz Saeed uses floods to turn opinion against India

Attack on Ujjain University VC: VHP activists held

Two militants killed in an encounter near LoC

Islamic State goes underground in Syrian bastion

Uma says ‘human excretion’ caused U'khand floods

US ground troops possible in Iraq: Top general

BJP needs to think beyond 'Modi wave'

Ebola crisis 'spiraling out of control': Obama

Pak politicians ejected out of plane for delay

Mayank Pareek quits Maruti, may join Tata Motors

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Our take
Bypolls message for BJP: Don’t give up on the development agenda

A whole new meaning to a BJP visionary
While many local issues of the respective constituencies may have influenced the electoral outcome, it is true that at least in UP the party did make a mistake by jumping off the development platform.

Moving Finger
An imaginary account of Scotland's 'independent' future

Scotland flag
As this columnist predicted on September 19, 2014, the fatal day when the results of the Scottish independence referendum were announced, this partition of the United Kingdom would lead to ultimate instability and disaster, writes Farrukh Dhondy.
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Multimedia

My India My Vote
7 days to go - Mars Orbiter Mission
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!
Parineeti-Aditya on #FoodYatra

We have to stand up for Deepika Padukone: Shah Rukh Khan

Deepika Padukone, SRK, Happy New Year
Speaking at the music launch of Happy New Year, SRK said, "Whatever Deepika tweeted I do support and all the cast of HNY will support that. We don't have the guts to do what she has done but we support her. We all feel for her. We should not trivialise the issue."

Narendra Modi turns 64, meets mother to seek blessings

Modi mother
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning met his mother in Gandhinagar to seek her blessings and received calls from his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and President Pranab Mukherjee to wish him.

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.

200 youths shave off their heads to ward off ‘ill omens’ caused by a simian’s death

Dakachya

Its monkey business of a different sort. Nearly 200 youths had their heads tonsured to ward off the ‘ill omen’ brought on by the death of a simian within the village boundaries.

Android One set to force Samsung into price war

Android One phone
With Google throwing its tech might behind Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, while introducing the Android One OS, South Korean giant Samsung, which was conspicuously absent, may now have to enter into a price war at the bottom of the smartphone pyramid.

Whiskey woes
Great Scot! Independence vote may up Scotch prices

alcohol

As part of UK, Scotland has access to its overseas missions where it sells its single malt, uses the stable pound sterling as currency, gets tariff-free export within EU and uses the bloc to negotiate trade and tax deals globally.

Schwarzenegger to I's director: Let's make King Conan, Shankar

Arnold Schwarzenegger soaks in Chennai's spirit
The Terminator star, who was in Chennai for the audio launch of Shankar's magnum opus I, was full of praise for Tamil director's talent and expressed a desire to work with him some day. He even gave it an imaginary name!

Think Before You Post, says Facebook to Indian teens

A Facebook user
With growing instances of online abuse and bullying, Facebook launched the 'Think Before You Share' campaign to make teenagers think carefully before they post information, ideas or photos online.
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IPL teams bank on home advantage for CLT20

Dhoni
Indian Premier League teams will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 gets underway in Hyderabad with Chennai Super Kings taking on Kolkata Knight Riders.

MI crash out of CLT20 as Northern, Lions make the cut

Aditya Tare
Mumbai Indians paid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand in the final qualifying round match at Raipur on Tuesday.
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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.

Never liked being called White Pele: Zico

Zico

On a Tuesday morning the sun and the rain took turns to make their presence felt, Zico spoke to HT about the present, past and future of Brazilian football.

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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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Sony forecasts $2 billion loss, cites weak mobile

Sony
The Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate said on Wednesday it anticipates a net loss of 230 billion yen ($2.15 billion) for the fiscal year that ends March 31, 2015. Its previous forecast was for a 50 billion yen ($466 million) net loss.

Sensex rebounds 127 points in early trade on global cues

budget, BSE
After two sessions of losses, the benchmark BSE Sensex recovered sharply by over 127 points in early trade on Wednesday on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors amid a firming trend in other Asian markets.
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adventure sports

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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