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Hindustan Times Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | Last Updated 12:57 IST 

After hosting Modi, Japan PM Abe appoints two China-friendly leaders to key posts

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe
Done hosting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe picked two veteran lawmakers with friendly ties to China for top party posts on Wednesday. PM concludes successful Japan tour, leaves for home

Beheaded journalist Steven Sotloff after US air strikes in Iraq: ISIS

Steven Sotloff
A new video has purported to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by the ISIS. Sotloff, a freelancer, was last seen in August 2013 and has featured in the James Foley execution video.

WB: Girl's naked body found by railway track after she defied kangaroo court

Murder, torture, humiliation
A day after she openly challenged the verdict of a village kangaroo court chaired by a local Trinamool Congress leader, the naked body of a teenage girl was found near the railway tracks in Jalpaiguri.

SC asks Nithyananda to undergo potency test in 2010 rape case

Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda
Controversial self-proclaimed godman Nithyananda will have to undergo potency test in a 2010 rape case with the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissing his plea challenging the Karnataka High Court's order directing him to take the medical test.

Delhi BJP MLA Jitender Shunty shot at by goons

Centre fast-tracks roads along China border

IAF can’t afford delay in Rafale deal: Air chief

Death row convicts can be heard in open courts: SC

MP bank peon owns 5 houses, 2 cars and more

Saharanpur calm, cautious before by-elections

3 dead in US shooting rampage; gunman kills self

India's car industry shifts back to faster lane

Pakistan: 910 militants killed since June

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No excuse for justifying junkets on taxpayers’ money

Akhilesh Yadav
CM Akhilesh Yadav is on Holland tour to study how to encourage cycling in UP. He is emulating the party seniors who thought it fit to go on a jolly and a jaunt even as the victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots were shivering in makeshift camps.

Balancing act: Strategic ties with both Japan, China possible

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives PM Narendra Modi a big hug on arrival at the state guest house in Kyoto on Saturday.
India does not have to choose sides. It can work with Japan in areas of shared concern about China, while working with China in areas that yield mutual benefits, writes Kanwal Sibal.
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100 Days of Modi Sarkar
100 Days of Modi Sarkar
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Ganesh Chaturthi tile
A look at the biggest and most interesting box office clashes in the next few months
Clean toilets for Indian villages

Mint Special
What went down at Infosys: the inside story

NR Narayana Murthy
Mint investigates the backstory to founder NR Narayana Murthy's comeback and departure from Infosys and the appointment of Vishal Sikka as the first non-founder CEO of India's iconic company.

Hrithik's Meherbaan gets the romance quotient bang on target

Hrithik, Katrina
Hrithik Roshan can never do anything wrong. Or so it seems from Meherbaan, the new song from his forthcoming film Bang Bang. Released on Wednesday, the song is just the kind of number that would make every romantic go weak at the knees. 

Jennifer Lawrence nude images leak: The next victim could be you

Jennifer Lawrence
Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and 100 other Hollywood women celebs have been engulfed in a nude photo leak scandal. Only, the headline writers got it wrong – this is not a scandal, this is a crime.

Foot-tapping number? Nah, IndiaWaale is no dance anthem either

Indiawaale, Happy New Year, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan
The first song of Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year, IndiaWaale, falls woefully short of expectations. It's no foot-tapping number, and neither is it anywhere close to be called a 'dance anthem'.

Modi 100: From dress to digital, five style statements of PM Modi

Modi in Japan
If there's one thing that PM Modi has done in his 100 days in office, it is making some clear style statements — be it the way he dresses or the way he governs. Here’s a look at the top five style-meet-substance statements he has made so far. Full Coverage: 100 Days of Modi Sarkar

India's smartphone wars: Google's Android One adds to Samsung's worries

Android One phone
Google Inc's partnership with three Indian phone makers is set to rev up fast-growing demand for lower priced smartphones, and spell more trouble for Samsung Electronics which is rapidly losing share in emerging markets.

HT Special
Half of Delhi’s 18 lakh ration cards fake

Fake ration card
Delhi government had launched the initiative to update their database and enrol people for providing subsidised ration under the food security scheme, which caters to nearly 6.5 million people in the Capital.

India's bright GDP just a small step in long road to sustained revival

Man watches budget
India's economy grew 5.7% in the June quarter compared with a year earlier, the strongest pace in 2-1/2 years, accelerating from 4.6% in the March quarter thanks to a rebound in industrial activity.
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4th ODI: India thrash England to clinch series in Birmingham

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane smashed his maiden ODI ton as India thumped England by nine wickets in the fourth one-dayer in Birmingham to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series on Tuesday.

Dhoni becomes most successful Indian captain in ODIs

MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday became the most successful Indian captain ever in the one-dayers after India's nine-wicket thrashing of England in the fourth ODI in Birmingham.
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Schweinsteiger named Germany captain

Bastian Schweinsteiger, germany
Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was on Tuesday named the new captain of Germany by manager Joachim Loew.

Transfers: Manchester United top deadline-day big spenders

Danny Welbeck
Manchester United dominated Europe's transfer activity as the transfer deadline window slammed shut on Monday, manager Louis van Gaal taking his summer spending spree to more than 150 million pounds ($249 million).
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US Open: Federer shines under Arthur Ashe floodlights

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Second seed Roger Federer powered to a 6-4 6-3 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista, charging into the quarter-finals of the US Open for the 10th time in 11 years.

Sania-Cara in US Open women's doubles semi-final

India's Sania Mirza (R) celebrates with partner Zimbabwe's Cara Black
Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black hardly broke a sweat as they entered the US Open women's doubles semi-finals after their rivals retired midway through the quarter-final match in New York.
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Sensex hits new record-high of 27,148.90; Nifty at 8,119.80

Bombay Stock Exchange
Continuing its rising streak for the ninth straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 129 points to hit a new high of 27,148.90 in opening trade on Wednesday on sustained foreign capital inflows coupled with a firming trend on other Asian bourses.

India's rating seen limited by fiscal deficit, inflation - Moody's

Moody's
India's fiscal deficit and inflation outlook could prevent any upgrades in the country's sovereign rating, even as the economy is headed for recovery, Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday.
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Scientists say your skin is much smarter than you think! It is as good as your brain in...

woman Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations that scientists previously believed only the brain could carry out. These neurons not only send signals to the brain that something has touched the skin, but also process data about the object touching the skin.
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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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Apple plans iWatch worth $400?

Apple's team is reportedley considering charging a premium for the company's first wearable technology device. And while all 'idevices' come with a hefty price tag, charging so much for a smartwatch would mean that Apple would be putting it on a par with brands like Tissot and Breil, rather than Samsung or Fitbit.

An app that ruins your selfie

coupleDeveloped by Vladimir Shreyder, the app anti-selfie mobile app applies filters that obscure your face in funny ways. In less than two weeks of its launch, the app called SLMMSK has been used in more than 6,000 Instagram photos.

Four reasons why your next gadget should be a game console

XBox OneConsoles 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.
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