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Hindustan Times Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | Last Updated 00:53 IST 

ISIS releases beheading video of another US journalist

Steven Sotloff
A new video purported to show the beheading of another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, by ISIS. Sotloff who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy, was last seen in August 2013, and have featured in the earlier video of the execution of James Foley.

Modi beats the drum, urges investors in Japan to be part of the India story

Modi in Japan
A day after he signed a clutch of deals with Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to roll out the red carpet to investors, played traditional Japanese drums with verve and happily lapped up the adulation of the local Indian community. Video inside

Centre fast-tracks roads along China border, eases green rules

Bumla pass
The government plans to embark on a major road-building exercise to counter security threats both along the China border as well as in Maoist-affected areas within the country. And it has relaxed environment norms to a great extent to facilitate this.

Death row convicts can be heard in open courts: Supreme Court

supreme court
The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that death row convicts would be entitled to an open court hearing of their review petitions in cases where capital punishment has been upheld.

MP bank peon owns 5 houses, 2 cars and more

Saharanpur calm, cautious before by-elections

Mumbai hit by blackouts after power station snag

Former attorney general Goolam E Vahanvati dies

Pakistan: Parliament backs Sharif as crisis deepens

IAF can’t afford delay in Rafale deal: Air chief

Shadow of jailed Italian marines over big, fat Indian wedding

100 days of Modi rule low on performance: Congress

India losing $1 tr annually to corruption: study

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Where do our taxes go?

Akhilesh Yadav
The inventiveness of the political brain is to be admired when it comes to justifying junkets on taxpayers’ money.

Modi getting into the Shinkansen mode

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives PM Narendra Modi a big hug on arrival at the state guest house in Kyoto on Saturday.
India can work with Japan in areas of shared concern about China, while working with China in areas that yield mutual benefits, writes Kanwal Sibal.
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Clean toilets for Indian villages

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Half of Delhi’s 18 lakh ration cards fake

Fake ration card
More than 850,000 of Delhi’s 1.8 million ration card holders are suspected to be bogus, a government enrolment drive has found out. Delhi government had launched the initiative to update their database and enrol people for providing subsidised ration under the food security scheme.

Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures leak is not a scandal, it's a crime

Jennifer Lawrence
Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and 100 other Hollywood women celebs have been engulfed in a nude photo leak scandal. Only, the headline writers got it wrong – this is not a scandal, this is a crime.

Your guide to book a flat under the new DDA housing scheme in Delhi

New homes for old ones

Have you been visiting the DDA website, trying to figure out how to book a flat under the new housing scheme? Do you have unanswered questions? Read our list of 13 FAQ's you need to read before trying your luck. DDA removes housing scheme brochure after site crashes

Sachin Tendulkar's much-awaited autobiography set to release on Nov 6

Sachin Tendulkar Autobiograpgy (Photo Courtesy: @sachin_rt)
The much-awaited autobiography of batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will hit the stands on November 6 with a high-profile release of the book in his home city Mumbai.

Neanderthal hashtag engraving found in Gibraltar cave

Neanderthal rock
Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists reported in a paper describing the first discovery of artwork by this extinct species.

Bigg Boss 8 to encash on Salman Khan's brat image?

Salman Khan, Bigg Boss 8
The wait is over, well almost. Salman Khan's Bigg Boss will soon go on air, and latest reports suggest that the show's new tagline will be: 'Bigg Boss 8, Sabki lagegi vaat'. Is this another brazen attempt to cash-in on the harsh, uninhibited image of the Dabangg star?

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh opt for Christian wedding

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone
It's a Christian wedding for Bollywood's hottest couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh! Just that the two are doing the 'I do' ritual for their upcoming movie, Finding Fanny. Watch the video of their 'marriage' from the film.

Now Jet Airways announces Rs. 500 fare offer on domestic route

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone
A day after budget carrier SpiceJet announced fares starting at Rs. 499 across its domestic network, Jet Airways too jumped on the bandwagon rolling out Rs. 500 fares for the economy class on its domestic flights for a limited period on Tuesday.
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4th ODI: India thrash England to clinch series in Birmingham

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane smashed his maiden ODI ton as India thumped England by nine wickets in the fourth one-dayer in Birmingham to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series on Tuesday.

Dhoni becomes most successful Indian captain in ODIs

MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday became the most successful Indian captain ever in the one-dayers after India's nine-wicket thrashing of England in the fourth ODI in Birmingham.
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Schweinsteiger named Germany captain

Bastian Schweinsteiger, germany
Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was on Tuesday named the new captain of Germany by manager Joachim Loew.

Transfers: Manchester United top deadline-day big spenders

Danny Welbeck
Manchester United dominated Europe's transfer activity as the transfer deadline window slammed shut on Monday, manager Louis van Gaal taking his summer spending spree to more than 150 million pounds ($249 million).
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US Open: Sania in mixed doubles semis, Paes out

Leander Paes and sania mirza
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza stormed into the mixed doubles semi finals besides reaching the doubles quarterfinals, but compatriot Leander Paes exited the US Open with unexpected defeats in both his events.

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.
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Good signs from global market, diesel decontrol imminent: Pradhan

Fuel price
Hinting that deregulation of diesel prices was imminent, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said there were good signals from international market and his ministry will approach the appropriate forum for freeing of rates.

CBDT panel to scrutinise new cases of retrospective taxation

Arun Jaitley
The Central Board of Direct Taxes has set up a high-level committee to scrutinise fresh cases arising out of the retrospective amendments of 2012 in respect of indirect transfers.
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Scientists say your skin is much smarter than you think! It is as good as your brain in...

woman Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations that scientists previously believed only the brain could carry out. These neurons not only send signals to the brain that something has touched the skin, but also process data about the object touching the skin.
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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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Apple plans iWatch worth $400?

Apple's team is reportedley considering charging a premium for the company's first wearable technology device. And while all 'idevices' come with a hefty price tag, charging so much for a smartwatch would mean that Apple would be putting it on a par with brands like Tissot and Breil, rather than Samsung or Fitbit.

An app that ruins your selfie

coupleDeveloped by Vladimir Shreyder, the app anti-selfie mobile app applies filters that obscure your face in funny ways. In less than two weeks of its launch, the app called SLMMSK has been used in more than 6,000 Instagram photos.

Four reasons why your next gadget should be a game console

XBox OneConsoles 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.
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