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Hindustan Times Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Last Updated 20:30 IST 

DAY ONE OF HISTORIC VISIT
Modi bonds and does business with Xi in Ahmedabad

Modi Xi
Chinese president arrives to a lavish welcome on the PM's home turf, kicking off a three-day visit aimed at rebooting ties with massive Chinese investments in India, especially in infrastructure.

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.

No official complaint on 'love jihad' so far, says Maneka

Maneka Gandhi

Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said her ministry has not received any official complaint relating to 'love jihad', but as an MP she has been apprised of a few such cases.

US may send ground troops, IS video threatens to kill them

Barack Obama
Hours after the US raised prospects of sending ground troops to fight IS, the militant group released a video threatening to target them. The 52-second video entitled 'Flames of War' shows militants blowing up tanks, wounded US soldiers and others about to killed.

Sena taunts BJP after bypoll reverses

Amit Shah brushes aside bypoll setback

Report exposes mess in AIIMS Patna

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

BJP needs to think beyond 'Modi wave'

Hafiz Saeed uses floods to turn opinion against India

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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!
Watch the actors travel from Ahmedabad to Jaipur and Agra to Delhi to promote Dawaat-e-Ishq

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.

Why can't B-town get monster films right?

Creature Effects Workshop
Unlike the West, we have failed to create a niche audience base for CGI based films, but that's not the only problem. The real deal is: are we making quality CGI films? No, we don't. So, what are the reasons behind it? Is it the lack of money?

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.

Indore: 200 tonsure heads to ward off ‘ill omen’ by monkey’s death

Dakachya

It is 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. Surprised? There's more.

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.

Weirdest selfie ever? Doctor clicked pic with anesthetised Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers personal doctor had reportedly clicked a selfie while the comedienne was under anesthesia. The picture was snapped in the procedure room right before the physician was about to perform an unauthorized biopsy on Rivers' vocal chords, which had lead to her cardiac arrest.

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.

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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.

Former 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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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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cities

Indigo inks $2.6 bn leasing deal with Chinese bank

IndiGo Airlines
Budget passenger carrier IndiGo has signed a $2.6 billion finance and leasing agreement with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China under which the latter will finance more than 30 new aircraft, it was announced here on Wednesday.

Indian-Chinese companies sign 24 MoUs worth $3.4 billion

Modi Xi

India and China business received a $3.4 billion boost, with companies from both countries on Wednesday signing 24 contracts for supply of equipment and service. The MoU were signed in areas of aircraft leasing and financing, telecom, chemicals, wind power components, cotton yarn and fabric, synthetic fibre and seafood.

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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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