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Hindustan Times Friday, August 29, 2014 | Last Updated 11:16 IST 

Unhappy with family life, AAP member faked his death to stay with another woman

Chandra Mohan Sharma, an RTI activist and Aam Aadmi Party member whose burnt body was recovered from his car three months ago, faked his death with his brother-in-law’s help, police said on Thursday.

Japan could become a cornerstone of Modi's foreign policy

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There is a clear affinity between Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, but the two sides are also growing closer due to increasing unease over China’s unapologetic desire to dominate the region, writes Sitaraman Shankar.

In UP, both Hindus and Muslims suffer from 'minority' complex

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A section of Hindus in the politically crucial state feels the ruling Samajwadi Party represents only Muslims. On the other hand, members of the minority community say they feel marginalised, and not secure.

We don’t have a strategy yet, Obama on hunting ISIS in Syria

Barack Obama
As the United States continued to pound ISIS positions in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had not decided yet on launching military action in Syria.

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Nothing wrong in calling Indians Hindu: Heptullah

Dwivedi wants Cong’s 65+ club to step back

'Just want Gowda to accept me as daughter-in-law'

PM rolls out banking for all, opening balance 15mn

Husband denies forcing ace shooter to convert

43 UN peacekeepers seized in Syrian Golan Heights

Rapes will happen as long as earth exists: TMC MP

Visva-Bharati student alleges gang rape by 4 youths

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Befriending Japan, balancing China: Modi's foreign policy

Modi INS Kolkata
It appears that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resolve to build closer ties with Japan is to contain China’s power. Modi’s vision for Asia is stable power equilibrium in which India can thrive unhindered, writes Brahma Chellaney.

Our Take
Ruined by riots, Muzaffarnagar holds warning to India

Muzaffarnagar
The festering wounds of the Muzaffarnagar riots could have fatal consequences for the country. To say that UP — and possibly India — is on its way to becoming a communal tinderbox would not be wide of the mark.
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tie the knot: Brangelina's PDA down the years

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After years of will they, won't they, Hollywood's first couple has finally said its vows in a super-secret ceremony. We take a look at what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been saying about each other, and their relationship, down the years. Jolie, Pitt tie the knot in France

Love jihad inspired by Bollywood? Five films that defy the perception

Sonam Kapoor-Dhanush
From rapes to 'love jihad', Bollywood's blamed for all things wrong in India today. If movies were really such a great influence, we give you five films everybody should watch on loop. Just to understand values such as 'peace, harmony and love'.

Google tests using drones to deliver goods

Google
Two years of research into what Google referred to as 'Project Wing' was capped this month with test flights delivering candy, water, medicine, dog treats and other items to two farmers in Queensland, Australia.

HT Exclusive
India to be mercury-free within 10 years

Polluted playgrounds
Mercury — considered highly toxic but used extensively in healthcare products, lighting and for religious purposes — will be phased out in India in the next six to 10 years.

India trapped in communal cauldron; Uttar Pradesh atop five worst-hit states

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UP leads the table of five worst-hit states between 2009 and 2013. In these five years, UP, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat have witnessed 2,389 cases of communal flare-ups.

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

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

A look at movies releasing this Friday

Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick, Raja Natwarlal
Raja Natwarlal, Identity Card, The November Man, Trip To Bhangarh, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Step Up All In will be in fray this Friday. Read this preview before you book your tickets.

Courts never granted me special privilege: Salman Khan tells SC

Salman Khan
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has told the SC 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 HC order suspending his conviction in the blackbuck hunting case.
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Fletcher aloof, but not alone, as India close in on World Cup

Duncan Fletcher cuts a forlorn figure these days. Widely respected in cricketing circles in England because of the work he has done with the English team, he has turned into a villain in Indian cricket.

Raina will bat at number five, confirms Dhoni

Suresh Raina
The move to send Suresh Raina to bat at number five paid rich dividends as his match-winning century helped India post a 133-run win over Englandin the second ODI at Cardiff.
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Ronaldo named European Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was named European Footballer of the Year, the Portuguese striker topping the journalists' poll ahead of German Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben.

Champions League draw: Real draw Liverpool, Barca get PSG

UEFA Champions League trophy
Champions Real Madrid will play Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona are in the same group as big-spending PSG as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Thursday.
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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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Former Infosys executives Bala, Pai plan $100mn global tech fund

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Former Infosys board members and chief financial officers TV Mohandas Pai and V Balakrishnan are planning a $100-million (Rs 600-crore) offshore venture fund to invest in technology startups worldwide.

Debt trap: Rs. 4.5 lakh cr worth of power projects on the block

High voltage electricity
With debt stuck projects languishing for want of fuel and timely clearances, India is currently saddled with a power capacity of 80,000 to 85,000 megawatt (involving an investment of over Rs. 4.5 lakh crore) that has been put on the block by developers.
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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

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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.

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.

Three of the best back-to-school smartphones

Moto GAs 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.
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