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Hindustan Times Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Last Updated 11:33 IST 

Day 2 of historic visit
Xi stresses development goals, Modi raises border incursions

China's Vice President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday started the New Delhi leg of his visit with a call to both countries to pursue developmental goals together.

Settle seat-sharing dispute amicably, Amit Shah urges Sena

Amit Shah
BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday urged ally Shiv Sena to settle for an 'amicable solution' to their seat-sharing dispute. Speaking at a rally in Kolhapur, Shah said his party will not compromise on self respect.

Delhi woman drugged, gang-raped in moving car; two arrested

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A 24-year-old woman was allegedly drugged and gang-raped by two men in a moving car on Tuesday night. Police said they arrested two men who are reportedly known to the victim. A medical examination of the woman confirmed sexual assault.

Mahabharat
Moment of truth: Floods expose the great divide in J-K

kashmir floods
Natural calamities are times of great truth, of togetherness, of closing ranks, of forgetting hatred and bitterness. Unfortunately, the J-K floods initially appeared to be enhancing the bitterness between Kashmiris and other Indians, writes Samar Halarnkar.

CBI summons another Trinamool MP for questioning

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

Chapter on Medha Patkar out of children’s book

US Fed won't change rates now, to end bond-buying

Gujarat turns prime hunting ground for PMO

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

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Opportune moment: Lessons for Cong in bypoll results

SP celebrations
Victories and defeats are a part of every democracy and the Samajwadi Party seems to have learned it quicker than the Congress has done. Here the Congress has a few lessons to take from the Uttar Pradesh-based party.

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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Photos: Scotland Independence Vote
My India My Vote
6 days to go - Mars Orbiter Mission
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

Shahid Kapoor explains why Indian films don’t make it at the Oscars

Shahid Kapoor
Shahid says that people "do a film in India, thinking that it will go to the Oscars. I find it stupid. I have to do a film here for the people in India. I’m not doing my current film because it’s going to get nominated somewhere."

Amazon unveils new Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers

Amazon
Amazon.com on Wednesday expanded its array of tablets and Kindle e-readers, capping its line-up with a new flagship Fire HDX model boasting 'stunning' display and Dolby Atmos sound.

Clean cheat: Civic body photoshops Delhi road image, judges spot fraud

Delhi streets, streetlights
A Delhi high court bench spotted doctored photographs of roads and pavements in Dwarka wiped digitally cleaned by the agencies to claim they had acted on complaints by residents about poor civic facilities in the sub-city.

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.

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.

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.

Neha Dhupia refuses Julie 2

Lakme Fashion Week
Neha, who will soon be seen in the comedy-drama Ikkis Topon Ki Salami, wants to experiment with differents kind of cinema. "I'm very interested in doing different kind of cinema. When I did Julie, I wanted to do it, but right now I am not interested (in it)," she said.

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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Russell, Ten Doeschate were brilliant against CSK: Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir
KKR captain Gautam Gambhir said Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate played 'unbelievable' knocks and also hailed spinner Sunil Narine for his economical spell, which according to him were instrumental in his side's win over CSK in the CLT20 opener in Hyderabad.

Ex-New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse

Martin Crowe to release tell-all memoir
Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer. The 51-year-old first said he was suffering from a form of lymphoma in 2012 but after chemotherapy he said in June 2013 the tumours had been eroded and he was clear of the disease.
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Champions League: Bayern Munich edge Man City, Chelsea held

Jerome Boateng's late goal and a second-half equaliser from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on Wednesday completed a good week for German clubs against their counterparts from England in the opening round of Champions League group games.

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.
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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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Snapdeal in talks to raise fresh funds

Snapdeal
Snapdeal.com, one of India’s biggest online marketplaces, is in advanced talks to raise more than $600 million in fresh funding from existing investors led by Softbank, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Sensex down over 118 pts on profit-booking, global cues

Bombay Stock Exchange
After Wednesday's rebound, the benchmark BSE Sensex slipped over 118 points in early trade on Thursday as funds and investors booked profits in recent outperformers amid a mixed trend overseas.
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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 Watch

Apple tries to assuage privacy fears, puts focus on security

Apple Inc is making strong efforts to assuage users' fears after taking the heat in the celebrity photo leak scandal that emerged over the Labor Day weekend.

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

Apple iPhone 6Early 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.
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