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Hindustan Times Monday, September 01, 2014 | Last Updated 19:09 IST 

PM's Japan Visit
No nuke deal yet, but Japan promises Modi bullet trains

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe promised 3.5 trillion yen of public and private investment over the next five years under the India-Japan Investment Promotion Partnership. PM Modi wants Japanese to be taught online

Islamabad on boil
Clashes between anti-govt protesters and police resume in Pakistan

pak crisis
Clashes between Pakistani anti-government protesters and police resumed in the capital Islamabad late on Monday afternoon with security forces firing teargas to stop demonstrators trying to reach Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence. Rift in Imran's party over march to PM house

SC refuses to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief

N Srinivasan

In a big setback for N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to reinstate him as president of the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) till the inquiry against him his over.

Centre to SC: Don't cancel all coal blocks

Supreme Court thumb

The government on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court not to cancel all the coal blocks that have been declared illegal. Attorney general Mukul Rohtagi told the court that 40 of the 218 coal blocks in the country were ready for production and they should not be scrapped.

DDA launches new housing scheme

Global CEOs, top bankers queue up to meet Modi

#Modi100: GoMs gone, focus on economic momentum

BJP's TN allies: Teachers Day can't be Guru Utsav

RSS activist murdered in Kannur district

Tatra deal: Tejinder Singh's bail plea dismissed, held

BJP to train 'love jihad' victim for 2016 Olympics

No white flag if Pak violates ceasefire again: Rajnath

‘Z’ security for Subramanian Swamy across India

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Richard Attenborough told India Gandhi’s story

Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough and India coalesce in the life story of Mohandas Gandhi. But the epic success of Gandhi (1982) has obscured from general awareness an earlier association of his with India, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Our take
Adityanath must not be allowed to hijack BJP’s growth agenda

Yogi Adityanath
The Prime Minister has spoken passionately against communal disharmony. And it was expected that his MPs would not go against the grain on this issue. But for Gorakhpur MP, Yogi Adityanath, communal rhetoric seems a daily staple.
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naseerudin shah cover story
Ganesh Chaturthi tile
100 days of Modi Sarkar
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!
A look at the biggest and most interesting box office clashes in the next few months
Clean toilets for Indian villages

HT Exclusive
NIA wants a piece of action, seeks nod for undercover ops

National Investigation Agency
In a radical proposal that can change the way anti-terror probes are done in the country, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has asked the government to give it official powers to carry out undercover operations on terrorist outfits, sources told HT.

100 Days of Modi Govt
Narendra Modi gets the mandate again, from readers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the people in his corner at the moment, according to results of an online survey conducted by HT. The results show that 75% people are happy with the PM’s performance till now.

Amid rage over ‘Love Jihad’ what about what women want?

As India debates the much-talked about ‘Love Jihad’ and forced conversions, feminists feel the political mainstreaming of the narrative, apart from fuelling communal strife, also signals difficult times for women’s rights movements in the country.

The fall and fall of the daily soaps, courtesy The Viral Fever

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.

SpiceJet offers Rs. 499 fare on domestic network for 'Early Birds'

Country's second largest airline by market share, SpiceJet on Monday launched yet another limited period special fare scheme, 'Early Bird', offering customers ticket prices as low as Rs. 499 on its domestic network.

Not just in Perth: 50 people tilt bus to rescue students in Pune

Pune bus lifted

A crowd of more than 50 people came together in Pune on Friday to lift a bus and free two college students, who were trapped underneath. This picture, now circulating on social media, reminds us of a similar incident in Perth, Australia a month ago.

Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez caught in naked photo scandal

Jennifer Lawrence
Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and singer Selena Gomez bounced around social media Sunday, in an apparent massive hacking leak.

Nalanda University reopens after 800 years

Nalanda University
India took its first formal step to recapture its erstwhile, middle kingdoms (classical India) glory as an international knowledge destination when the new Nalanda University (NU) opened its doors to the world on Monday.

Zimbabwe beats Australia for 1st time in 31 years

Zimbabwean players
Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time in 31 years on Sunday as captain Elton Chigumbura's 52 not out led his team to a famous three-wicket win in the ODI triangular series.

Virat gets touchy as touch deserts him

Virat Kohli
VIrat Kohli has been going around with a permanent scowl these days. All the talk on his personal relationship, and wild speculation over its effect on performance, isn’t doing any good.
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Liverpool register 3-0 victory; Leicester hold Arsenal 1-1

Steven Gerrard, Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge
Brendan Rodgers marked his 100th game in charge by watching Liverpool produce an irresistible performance as they beat a toothless Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

EPL: Stoke stun Manchester City, Manchester United held

Sergio Aguero
Stoke condemned defending champions Manchester City to their first defeat of the EPL season with a shock 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Meanwhile, Manchester United drew 0-0 at Burnley.
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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 Saturday as five-time women’s champion Serena Williams stood alone as America’s last singles title hope.

Kvitova joins US Open fallen, Djokovic, Murray cruise

Divij Sharan
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova became the fifth top 10 seed to exit the US Open in the first week when she was knocked out by Serbian world number 145 Aleksandra Krunic.
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Nifty ends above 8,000-mark for 1st time; Sensex at new peak

Bombay Stock Exchange
Continuing their record setting spree, the NSE Nifty breached the 8,000-mark for the first time ever and BSE Sensex logged a new peak of 26,812.69 in opening trade on Monday on the back of positive economic growth data for the April-June quarter.

Not-so achche din in China as factory output falls again

Beijing, China
An index of growth in China's vast manufacturing sector fell from a 27-month high to 51.1 in August, a government study showed on Monday, slightly less than forecast and adding to signs of growing softness in the Chinese economy.
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Everest on speed: UK guide promises summit in just 42 days!

Everest Raise your game, skip the queues and scale the world's highest peak in 42 days: that's British guide Adrian Ballinger's ambitious pitch to climbers preparing to summit Mount Everest. Conventional wisdom tells us that it takes 10 weeks to reach the top of the 8,848-metre peak.
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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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