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Hindustan Times Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Last Updated 13:32 IST 

BJP loses first ally after coming to power as Haryana Janhit Congress snaps ties

Haryana Janhit Congress
Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress on Thursday snapped ties with BJP, putting an end to the prolonged tussle between the two parties which have been in an alliance for three years now.

100 days of Modi Sarkar
BJP manifesto and promises: what's been done and what's still on paper

Narendra Modi
From setting up a special investigation team in the black money case to getting Parliament's nod to replace the collegium system with a National Judicial Commission, both promised in the BJP's manifesto, the PM has some reasons to cheer about.

our take
The blame is on us: Rohtak girls' suicide reflects on India

Crime
Dec 16, 2012, gang rape forced a few changes in an otherwise gender-unfriendly India: We got a new anti-rape law. But that India has still miles to go is evident once again from the heart-rending story of two Rohtak girls.

MH370 may have turned south 'earlier' than thought: Australia

Malaysia Airline MH370
Australia said on Thursday the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after new information suggested it 'may have turned south' earlier than thought.

Modi tweets in Japanese ahead of Tokyo visit

Hours after flag meeting, Pak fires across border

Russian-backed rebels advance in south-east Ukraine

US journo's mother pleads with IS for son's release

National Herald Case: Court defers hearing till Dec 9

Rail min denies charges after son booked for rape

Ebola-hit nations isolated as airlines stop flights

PMO, Shah's defence of Rajnath cements his position

Riots trigger power struggle in western UP

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SC order weakens anti-dowry law, hurts women's rights

low conviction rate

The SC judgment against the ‘mechanical’ arrest of those accused in dowry cases undermines women’s rights, writes Jayanthi Natarajan

LK Advani, BJP's yatri rolls into oblivion

Advani

This is not quite the fitting finale to an illustrious career. But veteran BJP leader LK Advani will now have to be content to have been always the bridesmaid and never the bride as his party eased him out of it’s parliamentary board.

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Shah Rukh Khan roped in as Interpol Turn Back Crime ambassador

Shah Rukh Khan, ambassador for Interpol's Turn Back Crime
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol's Turn Back Crime campaign to promote awareness on how everyone can play a role in preventing crime.

#Modi100: Rate PM Narendra Modi and his team's performance

Narendra Modi
Is the Modi government on the right track or is the Modi wave losing its momentum? As a citizen are you satisfied with the government's performance so far? This is the chance to make your voice heard.

Courts never granted me special privilege: Salman Khan tells SC

Salman Khan
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has told the Supreme Court that he has always been treated as an ordinary citizen by courts and never given any special privilege, as he sought to justify a Rajasthan high court order suspending his conviction in the blackbuck hunting case.

Deepika, Parineeti, Kangana on Satyamev Jayate season 3

Aamir
Aamir Khan announced the third season of Satyamve Jayate that is set to air on Star Plus from September 21. Bollywood actors Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone and Parineeti Chopra are likely to appear on the show.

Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls

Samsung
Samsung's new smartwatch, called the Gear S, differs from its predecessors with a bigger 2-inch curved display and offers features like WiFi connectivity, pedestrian navigation and a built-in GPS. This device will run on Samsung's nascent Tizen operating system.

A true leader thinks, acts and inspires, says the father of mountain biking

Gary Fisher
Gary Fisher, 64, a global icon, is called the father of mountain cycling. An American entrepreneur who designs and makes bicycles, Fisher discovered mountain biking as a young man, when he was suspended from a national bicycle race in the US on account of his long hair.

7.5 tonne 'maha laddu' kicks off Ganesh festival in Andhra Pradesh

Laddu
Huge 'maha laddus' of 7,500 kg and 5,000 kg made with great dollops of ghee and packed with almonds and cashew nuts have been prepared by two confectionery shops in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh for the ten-day Ganesh festival beginning on Friday.

Not flying high: Air India faces maximum passenger complaints

A man

Air India tops the list of passenger complaints lodged against Indian airlines in July this year, followed by no-frill carrier SpiceJet, official data shows. Most air travellers, who have lodged complaints against the airlines, complained of problems relating to delayed flights and their customer services.

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2nd ODI: Comfortable win for India against England in Cardiff

Indian cricketers celebrate
India thrashed England by 133 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method to win the second ODI at Cardiff on Wednesday. Suresh Raina was the star with the bat for the visitors, scoring a 75-ball century.

It's a good format to come back into form: Dhoni

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run win in the second ODI against England in Cardiff on Wednesday.
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Mourinho issues in the past, says Everton's new signing Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o said on Wednesday that there was no bad blood between him and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after completing his move to Everton.

Manchester United humbled in League Cup by 3rd tier MK Dons

Manchester
The record 20-time English champions timidly capitulated to MK Dons, losing 4-0 to the third-tier club in the second round of the League Cup.
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US Open 2014: Sharapova rallies to outlast Dulgheru

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova came through the way she so often does in the crucible of a third set, beating 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the US Open.

Federer hits season's 50; Teen duo rock US Open

Roger Federer
Roger Federer claimed his 50th win of 2014 as the 17-time major winner got his campaign for a record sixth US Open off to a battling start.
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Reform of Industrial Disputes Act recommended in report

Chimneys
A report by the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University says that an amended Industrial Disputes Act should not assume a confrontational relationship between workers and management.

Gold up for third day on softer dollar, geopolitical tension

US dollar
Gold rose for the 3rd straight day on Thursday as euro regained strength against the US dollar and tensions between Ukraine and Russia burnished the metal's safe haven appeal.
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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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Three of the best back-to-school smartphones

As kids return to school and students head off to college, electronic devices, and in particular smartphones are going to be high on parents' shopping lists, even for those with younger children.

Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

A man takes a photographA federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.

An e-book at bath time

Kobo

The Kobo Aura H20 is the world's first premium water-resistant e-reader. Capable of being submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes it could well be the breakthrough that finally makes e-books as flexible as their real-world alternatives.

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