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Hindustan Times Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Last Updated 08:58 IST 
 

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India and China remain cautious despite warmth and achievements

Xi's visit
Policymakers are grappling with the implications of Xi’s visit. While some are underwhelmed, others point to the achievements. But all agree that border troubles dampened the mood.

Seat-sharing row: Shiv Sena, BJP try and hold on, for now

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The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance was kept intact on Friday after senior leaders of both parties met and decided to begin negotiations with a new seat-sharing formula. The alliance had reached breaking point as the parties had suspended talks last week owing to differences over seat sharing.

New web, old tricks: JuD opens websites from US server

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed
Recently when Jamat-ud-Dawa, the parent organisation of dreaded terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) resurfaced in the World Wide Web and launched its websites, it came as a real shocker for the law enforcement authorities.

Scotland stays, but a less united UK ahead?

Scottish referendum
Celebrations over Scotland rejecting independence by 55% to 45% on Friday were soon replaced by moves to devolve more powers not only to Scotland but also to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a gnawing sense that the road ahead may not be smooth.

CBI probing Chidambaram role in Aircel-Maxis deal

6 Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska

Delhi cop faces arrest for molesting rape victim

Poor monsoon pushes food output to 5-year-low

SC to CBI: Don’t file coal scam closure reports

Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

Direct benefit transfer plan set for expansion

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

UP prepares plans to tackle 'love jihad'

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Our take
Britain gets credit for smooth handling of Scotland debate

Scotland votes
Both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom got a chance in recent days to focus minds on life in a balkanised Britain thanks to opinion polls that warned that the ‘Yes’ campaign was inching ahead, after trailing for months.

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.
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Mandolin falls silent: Srinivas remembered by music lovers

U Srinivas
Regarded as a musical prodigy for his abilities on the mandolin, Srinivas made his first public performance at the age of six and collaborated with many accomplished musicians, including fusion guitarist John McLaughlin, violinist Nigel Kennedy and percussionist Ustad Zakir Hussain.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Khoobsurat is pretty plain

Khoobsurat
Khoobsurat, the official remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980 hit about an effervescent girl who enters a strict household and teaches everyone how to laugh and live life to the fullest is sweet, benign and bland, writes Anupama Chopra

EARLY BIRDS

Apple faces smartwatch ambush

Apple Watch

From fashionable alert machines to Android gear and service-driven fitness trackers, a host of wrist-worn gizmos are ready to take on the expected Apple Watch when it lands in India.

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.

11-hour wait! Apple lovers queue up for iPhone 6

iPhone 6 queue
Customers around the US descended upon Apple stores to get their new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, that began retailing on Friday, unless they had pre-booked. The new phones hit markets in the US and eight other countries on September 19, costing $199, $299 and $399 for iPhone6. And iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299.

'The Maze Runner' successfully creates a nightmarish environment

The Maze Runner
Based on the novel of the same name by James Dashner, the sci-fi tinged tale is set in a devastated futuristic world. Graphics designer turned first-time feature filmmaker Wes Ball has done a commendable job in telescoping the story for the big screen, writes Rashid Irani.

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. 

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.
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CSK’s reason to shift offers food for thought

MS Dhoni
CSK moved to another five-star facility after Dhoni was angered by the hotel staff’s refusal to allow outside food, rumoured to be home-cooked Hyderabadi biryani from India teammate Ambati Rayudu’s residence.

CLT20: Williamson ton lifts Knights against Cobras

Kane Williamson
Northern Knights beat Cape Cobras by 33 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-shortened Group B match in the Champions League Twenty20 at Raipur on Friday.
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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 more than 40% in Wall Street debut

Alibaba
In early trades after the record public share offering, Alibaba leapt from an opening price of $68 to nearly $100 and, while it dropped back, was still up some 38% at $94.08 after 10 minutes.

Jet Airways to launch new Mumbai-Dubai flight next month

Alibaba

Jet Airways will enhance connectivity on the lucrative Dubai-India route by launching a fifth daily flight from Mumbai to the Gulf city from next month.

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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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