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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated 15:45 IST 

Modi pitches India to Japan business, impresses on drums

Modi in Japan
A day after he signed a clutch of deals with Japan, Narendra Modi was in upbeat mood on Tuesday, pitching India to a gathering of industrialists and wowing young software engineers by playing traditional Taiko drums with great verve. Video inside

Mumbai hit by blackouts after Tata Power station snag

Electricity poll
A power outage left large swathes of India's financial capital Mumbai without electricity for hours Tuesday, a leading utility company said, at a time when the country's energy sector is facing turmoil.

Death row convicts can be heard in open courts: SC

supreme court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the review plea of a death convict against his conviction and sentence be heard in an open court by at least a three-judge bench and allowed all condemned prisoners to approach it within a month for re-opening of their cases.

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 loan scheme brochure after site crashes

Kolkata high-rise office building catches fire

Najeeb Jung may pitch for fresh polls in his report

Coalmin seeks report on 46 blocks from companies

Rape accused's sister gang-raped in UP

SC refuses to entertain Kingfisher Airlines' plea

Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

J-K: 3 militants believed dead in 18-hour gun battle

Spare 46 coal blocks, scrap others, govt to SC

Pak army chief meets PM Sharif, talk swirls of govt’s exit

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Controversy sells: but is Modi overdoing it?

Modi- failures
I don’t know what the PM is going to say on September 5. But I think if he really wishes to do something for our rickety education system, he should promise something substantial to the teachers on September 5 writes KumKum Dasgupta.

bleak future
The Congress is burying its head in the sand

Congress Rahul
From Sonia Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi down to the Lok Sabha candidate, everyone has been responsible for Congress' dismal performance. As battlefield commanders, the Gandhis ought to share the responsibility, writes Kay Benedict.
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100 Days of Modi Sarkar
100 Days of Modi Sarkar
naseerudin shah cover story
Ganesh Chaturthi tile
A look at the biggest and most interesting box office clashes in the next few months
Clean toilets for Indian villages

Jennifer Lawrence nude images leak: This 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.

Government makes gradual, tough changes to fix a sputtering economy

Parliament shouting
No flashy dismantling of woodwork but a gradual hard dribble to the net is what the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has chosen to get India’s slowing economy find its goal of higher growth and more jobs. #Modi100: Full coverage

Angelina Jolie's wedding veil has artwork by kids, Brad borrows tie from son

Hello magazine
Angelina Jolie wore a simple white gown and a veil with artwork by her six children while Brad Pitt wore a suit from his closet. Here's looking at the wedding images the couple has shared with Hello and People magazine.

Kolkata survivors recount narrow escape from blazing building

Kolkata fire
For Sumita, an employee in one of the offices housed in Chatterjee International Building where a major fire broke out on Monday, the day will always be etched in her memory as she escaped from the clutches of death.

How to stay online and anonymous

Android smartphone
Want to be online and anonymous. Especially in this digital age of technology and smartphones, it is tough to keep your identity secret – but as always, there is an app for that. In fact, there are three apps, for the iOS and Android platforms.

100 days of Modi Sarkar: Top 10 talking points since the NDA govt took over

rajnath singh
To his admirers, Modi has made a great start. His critics say the new government’s initiatives to script a turnaround tale in a country where the economy has hit a slump is nothing but old wine in a new bottle. HT takes a look at the top 10 controversies that have become a talking point. 100 Days of Modi Sarkar: Full Coverage

The Viral Fever video on the fall and fall of the daily soaps

Nidhi Bisht
A hilarious take on the way daily soaps have grown in India -- from their "intelligent" beginnings to being "retarded" -- will have you rolling on the floor in laughter. YouTube group The Viral Fever's The Making of: A Decade Long Soap belongs to the don't miss category.

Living patient declared dead in Aligarh hospital, spends 3 days in mortuary

A member of the depressed family being taken to a hospital for treatment in SAS Nagar
Doctors in a hospital in Aligarh declared a patient, who was admitted there for treatment, as dead. When the police arrived three days later, the patient was lying in the mortuary alive.

India's opening slot in focus as Dhawan, Vijay fight for berth

Shikhar Dhawan
The opening partnership is probably the only problem India face going into Tuesday's game against England. Victory will not just help India seal the series but also make MS Dhoni the most successful ODI skipper of India.

Top-order success gives Dhoni options ahead of World Cup

Adelaide 2
India look a completely different unit in coloured clothing, and with the spinners proving so effective, England have been made to look far from competitive, writes former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.
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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).

Manchester United target Falcao leads Europe transfer frenzy

Radamel Falcao
Manchester United swooped from nowhere on Monday to make striker Radamel Falcao the surprise big signing on the last day of Europe's record-breaking summer transfer window.
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Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit US Open

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.

US Open: Dominating Djokovic enjoys smooth outing

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray stayed on course for a mouth-watering US Open quarter-final showdown as five-time women’s champion Serena Williams stood alone as America’s last singles title hope.
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Sensex breaches 27,000-mark for the first time; Nifty scales 8,076.60

Bombay Stock Exchange

The benchmark BSE Sensex on Tuesday hit the 27,000-mark for the first time while the NSE Nifty soared to yet another high of 8,076.60 in afternoon trade on strong inflows of foreign funds buoyed by encouraging GDP data for the April-June quarter and narrowing CAD.

Rupee down 11 paise against dollar in early trade


Falling for the fourth straight day, the rupee on Tuesday weakened by another 11 paise to 60.64 against the US currency in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to dollar's gains against other rivals overseas.

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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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XBox One

Four reasons why your next gadget should be a game console

Consoles 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.

Microsoft to clamp down on ‘misleading' apps

Lumia 635Over 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.
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