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Hindustan Times Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Last Updated 01:43 IST 

DAY ONE OF HISTORIC VISIT
Narendra Modi bonds with Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad, takes him around Sabarmati

Modi Xi
The choice of Ahmedabad as Xi's first stop in India, rather than New Delhi, marked a departure from protocol that many see as part of an effort to put a positive gloss on bilateral ties that still suffer from lingering distrust, despite growing trade.

Congress releases booklet on 100 days of BJP 'misrule'

A Congress supporter holds tha party flag during Rahul Gandhi's election rally in Dharamsala
Congress on Wednesday brought out a booklet on BJP's '100 days of misrule' insisting that results of all the bypolls after the Lok Sabha election reflect 'people's anger' over 'hollow promises of a useless government'.

'If Patel had handled Kashmir, part of it would not have been under Pak'

Amit Shah
BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said Pakistan would not have been holding a part of Kashmir and Article 370 would not have existed had Sardar Vallabhai Patel, instead of Jawharlal Nehru, handled the Kashmir issue.

US Fed to end bond-buying, not to change interest rate

Amit Shah
The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced it may end its bond-buying scheme in October, but will leave the interest where it is now, near zero, for 'considerable time'.

Islamic State militants ban maths, social studies for children

Ex-Assam DGP under probe commits suicide

No official complaint on 'love jihad' so far: Maneka

Modi decides against attending UN climate summit

Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor

Badaun case: Eye-witness flunks lie-detector test

Sena taunts BJP after bypoll reverses

Rise in extremists recruiting French women, girls

India keen to make nuclear deal work, says US

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J-K floods bringing out Kashmir’s twisted truths

kashmir floods
Natural calamities are times of great truth, of togetherness, of closing ranks, of forgetting hatred and bitterness. Unfortunately, the Jammu and Kashmir floods initially appeared to be enhancing the bitterness between Kashmiris and other Indians.

Why is India so mindful of protocols?

Abdul Basit
Abdul Basit, Pakistan’s high commissioner to Delhi, deserves the gratitude of India. Ever since Mumbai was besieged by Pakistani agents of terror in 2008, India has been consoling itself with lies.
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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

D-Day
Scotland independence: Will 307-yr-old Union end in divorce?

Yes Scotland Blair
Residents of Scotland will decide today 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.

Chinese President, first lady treated to Gujarati thali

Modi Xi
From dhokla to undhiyu and khichdi, some 20 Gujarati delicacies were on platter at the dinner organised for visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening.

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.

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Bollywood may pave path for warmer ties

3 Idiots

Aamir Khan-starrer Dhoom 3, which has earned over Rs. 500 crore worldwide, was screened across 200 theatres in China in July this year, a sign of the popularity that Indian movies command in the neighbour-ing country.

Merely naming distant relatives not enough to make them accused in dowry cases: SC

Dowry
A bench of Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said courts cannot summon distant relations of a man in dowry cases in absence of any specific role attributed to them and material to support the allegations.

LG launches smartphone 'G3 Beat' for Rs. 25,000 in India

LG G3 Beat

Korean electronics major LG on Wednesday expanded its smartphone portfolio with the launch of its new 'G3 Beat', priced at Rs. 25,000 in India.

Bang Bang title track is out: Isn't Hrithik the best dancer in Bollywood?

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
The makers of Bang Bang have released the title track of the film. Featuring Hrithik Roshan and Karina Kaif, the song is one of the most stylishly shot tracks in recent times in Bollywood.

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.
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CLT20: Russell lifts Knights back from the dead

Ten Doeschate
On a pitch that gradually slowed down, the IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders were a shadow of their triumphant selves chasing the 158 set by Chennai Super Kings after a late onslaught by captain MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo.

Hughes replaces injured Clarke for Australia in Pakistan series

Phil Hughes
Batsman Phil Hughes will replace injured captain Michael Clarke in next month's one-day series against Pakistan, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday, giving him a chance to state his case for a Test recall.
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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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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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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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