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Hindustan Times Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Last Updated 09:02 IST 

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Sangh asks its Parivar not to interfere in BJP govt’s work

Mohan Bhagwat
With its affiliates publicly opposing key policy decisions of the government, the RSS brass has reined them in with a clear message that it is in no mood to create obstacles for the Modi regime in its very first year in power.

past & present
The poison-fruit of political partisanship

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
The recent heckling of Congress chief ministers sharing a stage with the prime minister is unfortunate. However, it is of a piece with a more widespread atmosphere of distrust and suspicion that pervades Indian politics, writes Ramachandra Guha.

Pakistan: 300 injured as anti-govt protesters clash with cops

Pakistan protests Islamabad
More than 300 people were injured as Pakistani police battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and rubber bullets outside the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building.

PM's Japan visit
Modi-Abe warmth sparks Varanasi-Kyoto bonding

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives PM Narendra Modi a big hug on arrival at the state guest house in Kyoto on Saturday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s unprecedented gesture in travelling to Kyoto to meet Narendra Modi is being viewed in Japan as a clear signalling of the importance of the relationship. Kyoto, Varanasi to become 'partner city affiliates'

Economy shifting to higher gear: Arun Jaitley’s 100-day report

Petrol cheaper by Rs. 2 a litre, diesel price up 50 paise

World C'ship: Sindhu loses in semis, to get bronze

Oppn-ruled states cold to PM’s Teachers’ Day plan

Two-year-old girl raped, dumped near ATM in Indore

Manipur cops fire at protesters, 2 die

Plan panel substitute to get more teeth, legal backing

3 held in Visva-Bharati sexual harassment case

Left rejects Mamata’s call for grand alliance

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Not listening to experienced voices can isolate Modi from reality

Modi INS Kolkata
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come to remind me of an old-fashioned headmaster. He reportedly treats his ministers as schoolchildren, telling them what to wear, who to meet, and what to say.

Sunday Sentiments
We have yet to hear even a squeak from PM Modi

Amit Shah, Narendra Modi
Has the BJP taken leave of its senses? More importantly, why is Mr Modi silent? So what am I talking about? It's the brazenly communal statements made by senior BJP leaders in UP, writes Karan Thapar.
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100 days of Modi Sarkar
A look at the biggest and most interesting box office clashes in the next few months
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Burning Man 2014
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Bipan Chandra: The historian exemplar, Indian extraordinaire

Bipan Chandra
With Professor Bipan Chandra’s death, India has lost one of the finest articulators of her modern history. Born in Kangra in 1928, and educated in Lahore and the US, he spent a lifetime as a teacher exemplar at Hindu College, University of Delhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Hyderabad leads Indian cities in sending students to US colleges

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO, in the late 80s made the trip from Hyderabad to the US. He wasn’t the first to do so from that city, nor the last. Hyderabad is now the largest contributor of students to US colleges and universities among all Indian cities, and globally the fourth.

HT Sunday Special
In riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, kabaddi heals wounds, unites

kabaddi player
Shabnam and her sister, Rookaiya, had a dream: they wanted to play kabaddi. But when the women from a dusty village in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar asked their father for permission, he was in a dilemma.

RGV in legal tangle over ‘offensive’ tweets on Ganesha

Ram Gopal Varma
A Jaipur resident lodged a criminal complainant against film director Ram Gopal Varma on Saturday after the Bollywood personality posted controversial tweets on Lord Ganesha.

Movie review: Dharmendra-starrer Double Di Trouble is a laugh riot

Double Di Trouble
William Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors forms the base of Double Di Trouble. Directed by Smeep Kang, this Punjabi film features Dharmendra and Gippy Grewal in the lead roles.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Raja Natwarlal isn’t an actively awful film

emraan hashmi raja natwarlal
If you can get past the foolishness of the plot, director Kunal Deshmukh’s film is mildly engaging. Emraan Hashmi plays Raja, a charming, street-smart hustler. The big climactic twist is also interesting.

Sab hath ki safaai hai: Check out 10 of India's best con films

emraan hashmi raja natwarlal
Nothing entertains one more than watching someone getting conned - one person outsmarting unsuspecting victims and doing the disappearing act. With the release of Emraan Hashmi-starrer Raja Natwarlal, we look at 10 best con films made in India.

India's external debt $ 440 billion, up 7.6% over last year

Budget papers
India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by 5.7% in the April-June quarter, up from 4.6% increase recorded in the last quarter, according to a finance ministry release.
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3rd ODI: India cruise to victory against England at Trent Bridge

India
India's spinners again proved England's undoing as the tourists won the third one-day international at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Saturday by six wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Kohli-Stokes involved in verbal spat at Trent Bridge

Virat Kohli
A brief verbal spat broke out between Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes during the third one-dayer on Saturday, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued.
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EPL: Stoke stun Manchester City, Manchester United held

Sergio Aguero
Stoke condemned defending champions Manchester City to their first defeat of the EPL season with a shock 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Meanwhile, Manchester United drew 0-0 at Burnley.

EPL: Chelsea beat Everton in thriller at Goodison Park

Jose Mourinho
Diego Costa scored twice as Chelsea continued their winning start to the Premier League season with a remarkable 6-3 victory over Everton in a thrilling clash on Saturday.
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Many happy returns for Roger Federer at US Open

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Roger Federer trumped big-hitting Sam Groth 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the US Open second round. In the third round, Federer - who has won five titles at the US Open - will face 42nd-ranked Marcel Granollers of Spain.

Paes-Stepanek in US Open third round

 Leander Paes
The Indo-Czech tennis pair needed only an hour and 23 minutes to move past Chinese Taipei-Czech combine of Yen-Hsun Lu and Jiri Vesely 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the second round on Court No.5.
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Panasonic, Tata join hands for water purification system: Reports

Panasonic
Japan's Panasonic and salt to steel conglomerate Tata group have joined hands to develop a compact water purification system for India, said a media report.

Sensex makes weekly gains amidst strong investor sentiments

investor shows
Expectations of stable GDP growth figures and expectation of quick notifications for hike in foreign capital limits in defense and railways led to positive investor sentiments in the Indian equities market which made gains in the week ended August 28.
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Hey you! You've got millions of mites crawling on your face! Right now!

face Are you aware that your face is brimming with living mites that feed on the oil our skin secretes and hide in tiny hair follicles? And no, they are not pooping on you as they store up all the excreta until they die! And after death, these mites are released onto the surface of your 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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Microsoft to clamp down on ‘misleading' apps

Over 1500 Windows Phone apps have already been removed as part of a concerted effort from Microsoft to police the quality and legitimacy of titles uploaded to the Windows Store.

Spice launches 'Fire One Mi FX1' for Rs. 2,299

Spice Fire OneAimed at capturing a larger chunk of the booming affordable smartphone market in India, domestic handset maker Spice on Friday launched its new Firefox OS-powered smartphone, priced at Rs. 2,299.

A professional camera for the selfie-obsessed

OlympusOlympus has added a new model to its PEN range of beautifully styled mirrorless cameras that is focused as much on helping users capture and share stunning self-portraits as it is on offering DLSR performance in a compact package.
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