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Hindustan Times Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Last Updated 11:02 IST 

Xi Jinping to arrive in India, set tone for future relations

Xi Jinping
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spend his 64th birthday at a private dinner with Xi Jinping in Gujarat, as the Chinese president begins a visit that will set the tone for relations between the two countries.

Narendra Modi turns 64, meets mother to seek blessings

Modi mother
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning met his mother in Gandhinagar to seek her blessings and received calls from his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and President Pranab Mukherjee to wish him.

Jadavpur University molestation case: Students hold protest, 35 held

AISA activists
About 35 students who were protesting outside the Jadavpur University campus against the molestation of a woman student were arrested by the police on Wednesday, TV reports said.

Hafiz Saeed uses floods to turn opinion against India

Hafiz Saeed
Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives - India.

Pak politicians ejected out of plane for causing delay

Two militants killed in an encounter near LoC

Uma says ‘human excretion’ caused U'khand floods

Ebola crisis 'spiraling out of control': Obama

Teacher recruitment at 6 AIIMS under cloud

IIT-B is highest-ranked Indian varsity globally

Attack on Ujjain University VC a 'Talibani act': Cong

Delhi: Acid thrown on Sikh man, hair forcibly cut

J-K floods: Search begins for the missing

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Our take
Bypolls message for BJP: Don’t give up on the development agenda

A whole new meaning to a BJP visionary
While many local issues of the respective constituencies may have influenced the electoral outcome, it is true that at least in UP the party did make a mistake by jumping off the development platform.

Moving Finger
An imaginary account of Scotland's 'independent' future

Scotland flag
As this columnist predicted on September 19, 2014, the fatal day when the results of the Scottish independence referendum were announced, this partition of the United Kingdom would lead to ultimate instability and disaster, writes Farrukh Dhondy.
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Modi’s Man of the Match Amit Shah fails to score this time around

Amit shah
Assembly by-elections have turned out to be a vastly different ballgame for BJP president Amit Shah with his party suffering setbacks on Tuesday, the third such instance in about two months after disappointing performances in Uttarakhand and Bihar.

We have to stand up for Deepika Padukone: Shah Rukh Khan

Deepika Padukone, SRK, Happy New Year
Speaking at the music launch of Happy New Year, SRK said, "Whatever Deepika tweeted I do support and all the cast of HNY will support that. We don't have the guts to do what she has done but we support her. We all feel for her. We should not trivialise the issue."

Ranbir is a big part of my life: Katrina Kaif

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani 1
In an interview with HT, actor Katrina Kaif refers to her equation with Kapoor as 'our relationship' and claims that her wedding will never be a secret affair. She also says that Ranbir is a 'big part' of her life.

Android One set to force Samsung into price war

Android One phone
With Google throwing its tech might behind Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, while introducing the Android One OS, South Korean giant Samsung, which was conspicuously absent, may now have to enter into a price war at the bottom of the smartphone pyramid.

Whiskey woes
Great Scot! Independence vote may up Scotch prices

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As part of UK, Scotland has access to its overseas missions where it sells its single malt, uses the stable pound sterling as currency, gets tariff-free export within EU and uses the bloc to negotiate trade and tax deals globally.

Think Before You Post, says Facebook to Indian teens

A Facebook user
With growing instances of online abuse and bullying, Facebook launched the 'Think Before You Share' campaign to make teenagers think carefully before they post information, ideas or photos online.

BJP's loss in UP worse than it seems, party lost most ground in Lucknow

Modi wave cartoon
Have the people of Uttar Pradesh denounced the Modi wave? Samajwadi Party has won 8 out of the 11 assembly seats contested on Friday in the state. Interestingly, all these assembly constituencies in UP were won by the BJP during the legislative elections of 2012.

HT Analysis
Narendra Modi and Xi need to balance interdependence and strategic rivalry

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping

Both sides will, first, be straining to ensure that Xi Jinping's visit in no way pales in comparison to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Japan. Beijing has already announced that Xi’s visit will see investments worth $100 billion in India.

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MI crash out of CLT20 as Northern, Lions make the cut

Aditya Tare

Defending champions Mumbai Indians paid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand in the final qualifying round match at Raipur on Tuesday.

Afridi named Pak T20 captain till 2016

Pakistan
Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday.
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Champions League: Gerrard rescues Liverpool as Arsenal suffer

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard was Liverpool's hero with a stoppage-time penalty as the Reds marked their return to the Champions League with a win on Tuesday, while Arsenal endured a torrid evening against Borussia Dortmund.

Never liked being called White Pele: Zico

Zico

On a Tuesday morning the sun and the rain took turns to make their presence felt, Zico spoke to HT about the present, past and future of Brazilian football.

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Veteran Leander Paes wants to retire on top

Leander Paes
Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal.

Top seed Stosur crashes out in first round of Guangzhou WTA

Samantha Stosur
Four of the top five seeds including number one pick Samantha Stosur crashed out of the $500,000 WTA Guangzhou Open in the first round, as the former US Open champion's poor run of form continued.
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Sensex rebounds 127 points in early trade on global cues

budget, BSE
After two sessions of losses, the benchmark BSE Sensex recovered sharply by over 127 points in early trade on Wednesday on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors amid a firming trend in other Asian markets.

Rupee gains 9 paise against dollar in early trade

rupee
The rupee appreciated by nine paiseto 60.96 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks.
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'Halal tourism' explained in six questions

Muslim tourists The phrase was coined to refer to the specific traveling habits and expectations of Muslim tourists. Essentially these clients are looking for services in accordance with their religious principles, such as restaurants serving Halal meat and hotels with dedicated prayer areas.
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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.

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

How to deal with CAT’s verbal section

VA sectionA third of the CAT paper comprises questions that check your verbal skills. More often than not, this is the Achilles heel for a majority of CAT takers. In this article, we look at the key issues that need to be tackled to ace the verbal section.
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Apple iPhone 6

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better.

IBM launches Watson tool for business clients

IBMInternational Business Machines Corp is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and predict outcomes.

Is Samsung ready with its first selfie phone?

SamsungAt a time when the world is going crazy over the selfie phenomena, Samsung is rumoured to have developed its first selfie-centric smartphone.
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