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Hindustan Times Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Last Updated 10:47 IST 

PMO, BJP chief’s statements reaffirm Rajnath's stature in government and party

Rajnath Singh

The back to back statements from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday giving a 'clean chit' to home minister Rajnath Singh comes as a big relief for the senior Uttar Pradesh politician.

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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.

US journalist's mother pleads with IS for kidnapped son's release

Shirley Sotloff
Shirley Sotloff's plea came as a UN commission accused IS of committing crimes against humanity and US President Barack Obama weighs options for targeting the extremists' stronghold in Syria.

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.

Rail min denies charges after son booked for rape

Riots trigger power struggle in western UP

Pak rangers again target Indian positions in Jammu

Mumbai man who left to join IS killed in Iraq

Police probe terror link in Jharkhand ‘love jihad’ case

Ebola-hit nations isolated as airlines stop flights

Imran rejects talks again as Nawaz remains defiant

In Aleppo, Syria rebels back US strikes on jihadists

Onus of disqualifying tainted ministers on PM: SC

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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.

Deepika, Parineeti, Kangana on Satyamev Jayate season 3

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

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.

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.

Researchers claim to have solved the  ‘sheepdog mystery’

A Kashmiri villager taking his meal as a dog and a herd of sheep rest near him on the outskirts of Srinagar
There is the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. The unresolved identity of Jack the Ripper. The enigma of how the universe developed beyond a quark-gluon soup following the Big Bang. And then there is the sheepdog mystery.

HT blog | Hutong Cat
Coffee and discussion over Rang De Basanti in Beijing

Rang De Basanti

Sometime in the middle of last month, about two dozen people gathered at a courtyard café in a Beijing Hutong or traditional alleyway on a weekend to watch a Hindi movie. Sutirtho Patranobis writes. @Hindi Heartland

Bullet train boost ahead of PM’s Japan trip

Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train

With days to go for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Japan, the tracks are being swiftly cleared for India’s bullet train project.

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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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Sensex hits new peak of 26,642.81 on capital inflows

Bombay stock exchange
Continuing its winning streak for the sixth straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex on Thursday climbed over 82 points to hit yet another record of 26,642.81 in opening trade, led by wide-spread gains on sustained capital inflows.

Rupee recovers 7 paise against dollar in early trade

Rupee versus dollar
The rupee recovered by 7 paise to trade at 60.38 against the US dollar in early trade on selling of the American currency by banks and exporters amid sustained foreign capital inflows on Thursday.
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Giant set to bring Rs. 10.6-lakh cycle to India

The Propel Advanced SL 0Top bike maker Giant is set to bring the world’s fastest bicycle, Propel Advanced SL 0, to India at a sticker price that will put a Harley Davidson to shame — Rs. 10.6 lakh.

2014 Toyota Corolla Altis reviewed

2014 Toyota Corolla Altis reviewedThis 11th-generation Corolla is the most evolved in recent history and the focus (at least on the outside) is clearly on dumping the ‘boring’ tag.
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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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Google buys special effects technology firm Zync

Google on Tuesday announced that it had bought Zync Render, a service that trims costs of special effects by pushing the work into the Internet "cloud."

Apple planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015: Report

AppleApple Inc is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying on Tuesday.

Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone

InstagramFacebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram on Tuesday launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile devices.
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