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Hindustan Times Friday, September 19, 2014 | Last Updated 21:48 IST 

Modi says Indian Muslims will live and die for India, won't dance to the tune of al Qaeda

Modi in Bhuj
In his first interview since he became Prime Minister, Narendra Modi tells CNN that Indian Muslims will live and die for India. They will not dance to the tune of al Qaeda and they will not want anything bad for India, he said.

35 Chinese PLA soldiers return to Chumar, sit on a hillock

Ladakh
Official sources said about 35 PLA men returned to Chumar in northeast Ladakh and were perched on a hillock claiming the area to be part of China while another 300 soldiers were maintaining presence close to Line of Actual Control.

Alliance on the brink, BJP to send new seat-sharing formula to Sena

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Amid a stalemate over sharing seats in Maharashtra, the BJP on Friday said it will send a new proposal to the Shiv Sena after a meeting of its core committee in Mumbai.The Sena had earlier snubbed the BJP by asking the ally to take 119 seats as per the old formula.

Scottish nationalist leader Salmond quits after losing independence vote

Alex Salmond

Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum.

UP prepares plans to tackle 'love jihad'

AAP accuses Jung of stopping them to send J-K aid

CBI probing Chidambaram role in Aircel-Maxis deal

India to play hard ball at UN climate summit

Renowned Carnatic musician Mandolin Srinivas dies

France joins Iraq war; starts air raids

Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

New Kailash route against religion: Uttarakhand CM

Richard Verma is the next US ambassador to India

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The PM must walk the talk on FDI

Modi
If Modi is serious about attracting more investment to the knowledge-intensive industries (such as the biopharmaceutical sector), his government will need to tackle three obstacles - intellectual property rights, regulatory system, healthcare.

Defensive India needs to take firmer stand against China

PLA
India’s fumbling responses to the increasing Chinese incursions do not bode well for its Himalayan security, writes Brahma Chellaney.
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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

Psy's 'Gangnam style' kick starts Asian Games in Incheon

Asian Games Opening
Pop sensation Psy brought the housedown 'Gangnam Style' as Incheon laid out the red carpet for over 13,000 competitors from 45 countries with an exhilarating opening ceremony to launch the 17th Asian Games at the main stadium at Incheon on Friday.

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Narendra Modi’s defence of Muslims is expediently wise

Narendra Modi - skill development
Narendra Modi’s endorsement of Indian Muslims might have come a trifle late. But its significance or expedience cannot be downplayed in the light of internal security imperatives dovetailed to his economic agenda.

Condoms 'too small' for Uganda men, fight against AIDS has a new hurdle

Condoms
Ugandan MPs have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale in the east African nation are too small, warning the problem is a blow to the fight against AIDS.

Movie review: Daawat-e-Ishq is a delicious invite you shouldn't say no to

Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra
Aditya Roy Kapoor will surprise you with his easy manners and understanding of script in his latest release. He is good, probably the best of the lot. Daawat-e-ishq is not a film to miss this weekend.

Movie review: Fawad Khan, Kirron Kher try but fail to save Khoobsurat

Trailer Khoobsurat
Shashanka Ghosh's remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Khoobsurat, starring Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan, hits theatres on Friday. Despite decent performances from Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and Kirron Kher's Punjabi mom-act, the film is not worth your time.

Harvard hosts 24th edition of spoof Nobel awards for silly science

Ig Nobel

Spoof Nobel prizes that honour the humour in science were handed out at Harvard University, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast.

Acid attack survivors to run cafe in Taj city

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To be run by acid attack survivors and christened as ‘Café Sheroes Hangout’, the outlet is being supported by the organisation ‘Stop Acid Attack’, which hopes to launch the cafe in the first week of October before taking the concept to Delhi.

Deepika Padukone: Do we focus on actor's crotch when he makes public appearance?

Deepika Padukone
In a well-written riposte to social commentators asking how 'cleavage row' is different from Bollywood's item numbers, Deepika Padukone has the last word as she asks for respect and dignity in real life. 
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CLT20: Bailey promises better show after Kings XI Punjab win

George Bailey of Kings XI Punjab plays a shot against Mumbai Indians
Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey heaped praise on Glenn Maxwell and Thisara Perera after the five-wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes in Mohali on Thursday and promised his team will get better in the Champions League T20.

Virat Kohli seeks out Tendulkar to sharpen off-stump game

Virat Kohli
Desperate to avoid a repeat of the England tour, where he averaged an embarrassing 13.40 in the Tests and 18.00 in the ODIs, Kohli has made a dash to Mumbai. On a request from the 25-year-old, Sachin Tendulkar was present to guide the Delhi batsman.
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Del Piero's first media interaction held in parking lot

Alessandro Del Piero
It wasn't a pleasant welcome for Italian football star Alessandro del Piero as his first official media interaction on Friday had to be held in a parking lot after his franchise Delhi Dynamos failed to find a proper place.

Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut

Cahill goal
Sevilla's love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season's champions and three-times winners began this year's group stage with a 2-0 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.
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Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

Li Na
Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.

Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open

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Defending champions Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
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Alibaba shares surge 46 percent in their debut

Alibaba

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares rose as much as 46 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, lifting the Chinese online retailer's value to $244 billion.

RBI tells banks to be careful about Jan Dhan Yojana

Narendra Modi

The Reserve Bank today warned thebanks to be more careful while opening accounts under the Jan- Dhan Yojana, saying that a single individual could open multiple accounts in the lure of Rs. 1 lakh insurance cover.

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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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Is Facebook Messenger app tracking your privacy?

The new Facebook Messenger app, that has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices, may have spyware that keeps an eye on your chats and other information, claims an internet security specialist.

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

Apple iPhone 6Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

Samsung to release 'Note 4' on October 17

SamsungSamsung announced Thursday that its eagerly-anticipated Note 4 "phablet" will be released on October 17. The Galaxy Note 4 delivers a refined Note experience, and the latest technology that consumers want in their smartphone.
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