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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated 12:16 IST 

Upbeat PM Narendra Modi plays taiko drums, wows Japanese businessmen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi plays the Taiko drums in Tokyo
A day after signing a clutch of deals with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi was in upbeat mood on Tuesday – and this time he wowed a set of suited businessmen by playing traditional Taiko drums with great verve. PM Narendra Modi's Tokyo diary

Record-breaking spree: Sensex at 26,949.08 and Nifty at 8,047.80

Bombay Stock Exchange
Continuing their record-setting streak, markets on Tuesday hit new highs with the BSE Sensex scaling another peak of 26,949.08 and the NSE Nifty soaring to 8,047.80 in opening trade on sustained capital inflows buoyed by positive economic data.

Fire in Kolkata high-rise, no casualties reported

Kolkata fire
Fire broke out at a 24-storey building in central Kolkata area on Tuesday morning. The fire broke out around 9 am in the 15th floor of Chatterjee which houses mostly offices and commercial establishments.

DDA removes housing loan scheme brochure after site crashes

Delhi Development Authority
The DDA removed its housing loan scheme brochure from the website on Tuesday after it crashed on Monday. Users can now visit bank websites for downloading forms.

Najeeb Jung may pitch for fresh polls in his report

Spare 46 coal blocks, scrap others, govt to SC

Pak army chief meets PM Sharif, talk swirls of govt’s exit

Finance minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital

Listening to PM speech on Teachers' Day voluntary

SC refuses to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief

United Bank declares Mallya wilful defaulter

RSS leader killed in Kerala, CPI(M) blamed

Three youth gang rape teen in Muzaffarnagar

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bleak future
The Congress is burying its head in the sand

Congress Rahul
From Sonia Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi down to the Lok Sabha candidate, everyone has been responsible for Congress' dismal performance. As battlefield commanders, the Gandhis ought to share the responsibility, writes Kay Benedict.

Our Take
Beyond attacking, Imran Khan has no plan

Imran Khan
The army must be careful not to extend its dislike of Nawaz Sharif to a full-blown undermining of Pakistan’s constitutional democracy. It should rein Imran Khan in.
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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

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie's 'secret' wedding images revealed

Hello magazine
Angelina Jolie wore a simple white gown and a veil with artwork by her six children while Brad Pitt wore a suit from his closet. Here's looking at the wedding images the couple has shared with Hello and People magazine.

100 days of Modi Sarkar: Top 10 talking points since NDA govt took over

Narendra Modi
To his admirers, PM Narendra Modi has made a great start. His critics, on the other hand, say the new government’s initiatives to script a turnaround tale in a country where the economy has hit a slump is nothing but old wine in a new bottle. HT takes a look at the top 10 controversies that have become a talking point. 100 Days of Modi Sarkar: Full Coverage

Apple, FBI investigate Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, others nude photo hack

Jennifer Lawrence
The FBI and Apple were urgently investigating Monday after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet.

The Viral Fever video on the fall and fall of the daily soaps

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.

Living patient declared dead in Aligarh hospital, spends 3 days in mortuary

A member of the depressed family being taken to a hospital for treatment in SAS Nagar
Doctors in a hospital in Aligarh declared a patient, who was admitted there for treatment, as dead. When the police arrived three days later, the patient was lying in the mortuary alive.

Akshay screams at me to exercise but I'm too lazy: Dimple Kapadia

Tum Milo Toh Sahi promotion
Dimple Kapadia has constant run-ins with son-in-law Akshay Kumar for not going to the the gym. But the veteran actor says she's too lazy to stick to a schedule. Here, she talks about Akshay, her grandchildren and Finding Fanny. 

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?

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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.

India's opening slot in focus as Dhawan, Vijay fight for berth

Shikhar Dhawan
The opening partnership is probably the only problem India face going into Tuesday's game against England. Victory will not just help India seal the series but also make MS Dhoni the most successful ODI skipper of India.

Top-order success gives Dhoni options ahead of World Cup

Adelaide 2
India look a completely different unit in coloured clothing, and with the spinners proving so effective, England have been made to look far from competitive, writes former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.
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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).

Manchester United target Falcao leads Europe transfer frenzy

Radamel Falcao
Manchester United swooped from nowhere on Monday to make striker Radamel Falcao the surprise big signing on the last day of Europe's record-breaking summer transfer window.
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Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit US Open

Baking heat, rain and the threat of lightning all forced stoppages in play at the US Open but Roger Federer marched on, while Maria Sharapova was knocked out.

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 as five-time women’s champion Serena Williams stood alone as America’s last singles title hope.
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Rupee down 11 paise against dollar in early trade


Falling for the fourth straight day, the rupee on Tuesday weakened by another 11 paise to 60.64 against the US currency in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to dollar's gains against other rivals overseas.

Diesel deregulation on the cards; losses hit all-time low of 8p/litre

A petrol-pump employee filling fuel
Diesel prices may soon become market-linked as in the case of petrol as deregulation looks imminent with losses of oil companies on diesel sales dropping to an all-time low of just 8 paise a litre.
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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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