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Hindustan Times Monday, September 01, 2014 | Last Updated 16:33 IST 

PM's Japan Visit
No nuke deal yet, but Japan promises Modi bullet trains

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe promised 3.5 trillion yen of public and private investment over the next five years under the India-Japan Investment Promotion Partnership. PM Modi wants Japanese to be taught online

Centre to SC: Don't cancel all coal blocks

Supreme Court thumb

The government on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court not to cancel all the coal blocks that have been declared illegal. Attorney general Mukul Rohtagi told the court that 40 of the 218 coal blocks in the country were ready for production and they should not be scrapped.

Islamabad on boil
Pakistan protesters storm PTV, push closer to PM's house

pak crisis
Hundreds of protesters trying to topple Pakistan's government stormed the state broadcaster on Monday as fresh clashes with police broke out in Islamabad. Transmission of the main PTV news channel was cut for an hour after demonstrators had entered the building. Rift in Imran's party over march to PM house

DDA launches new housing scheme, 25,034 flats on offer

Delhi Development Authority

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) rolled out its biggest ever housing scheme on Monday. The DDA 2014 housing scheme, which has 25,034 flats on offer, has been officially launched by DDA vice chairman Balvinder Kumar. Sale of forms have started.

Sensex, Nifty hit new peak post GDP surge

Global CEOs, top bankers queue up to meet Modi

Tatra deal: Tejinder Singh's bail plea dismissed, arrested

‘Z’ security for Subramanian Swamy across India

Sulabh builds 108 toilets in Badaun village

BJP to train 'love jihad' victim for 2016 Olympics

No white flag if Pak violates ceasefire again: Rajnath

What makes UP more fragile than Bihar?

For biz push, govt to relax  green laws

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Richard Attenborough told India Gandhi’s story

Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough and India coalesce in the life story of Mohandas Gandhi. But the epic success of Gandhi (1982) has obscured from general awareness an earlier association of his with India, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Our take
Adityanath must not be allowed to hijack BJP’s growth agenda

Yogi Adityanath
The Prime Minister has spoken passionately against communal disharmony. And it was expected that his MPs would not go against the grain on this issue. But for Gorakhpur MP, Yogi Adityanath, communal rhetoric seems a daily staple.
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naseerudin shah cover story
Ganesh Chaturthi tile
100 days of Modi Sarkar
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!
A look at the biggest and most interesting box office clashes in the next few months
Clean toilets for Indian villages

HT Exclusive
NIA wants a piece of action, seeks nod for undercover ops

National Investigation Agency
In a radical proposal that can change the way anti-terror probes are done in the country, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has asked the government to give it official powers to carry out undercover operations on terrorist outfits, sources told HT.

100 days of Modi sarkar: Little doubt who calls the shots

Modi- failures
In his first 100 days, Narendra Modi has left no one in doubt about who calls the shots, and his measured and determined approach to governance suggests that change, when it comes, will be significant.

SpiceJet offers Rs. 499 fare on domestic network for 'Early Birds'

Country's second largest airline by market share, SpiceJet on Monday launched yet another limited period special fare scheme, 'Early Bird', offering customers ticket prices as low as Rs. 499 on its domestic network.

Not just in Perth: 50 people tilt bus to rescue students in Pune

Pune bus lifted

A crowd of more than 50 people came together in Pune on Friday to lift a bus and free two college students, who were trapped underneath. This picture, now circulating on social media, reminds us of a similar incident in Perth, Australia a month ago.

I wish I had a butt like the one I sport in Finding Fanny: 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. 

Nalanda University reopens after 800 years

Nalanda University
India took its first formal step to recapture its erstwhile, middle kingdoms (classical India) glory as an international knowledge destination when the new Nalanda University (NU) opened its doors to the world on Monday.

Tooning in to Modi's journey so far in sketches

An illustration of Narendra Modi (Siddhant Jumde/HT)
A glittering event on May 26 crowned Narendra Damodardas Modi the country's Prime Minister, bringing back the era of NDA. Our cartoonists Shreyas Navare and Jayanto Banerjee sketch Modi's journey so far.

Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez caught in naked photo scandal

Jennifer Lawrence
Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and singer Selena Gomez bounced around social media Sunday, in an apparent massive hacking leak.

Srinivasan’s immediate plans hinge on Supreme Court decision

Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan
There is an air of anticipation within the inner circles of the BCCI following the submission of the report by Justice Mukul Mudgal in the Supreme Court. This was accompanied by a request for a two month extension.

Zimbabwe beats Australia for 1st time in 31 years

Zimbabwean players
Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time in 31 years on Sunday as captain Elton Chigumbura's 52 not out led his team to a famous three-wicket win in the ODI triangular series.
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Liverpool register 3-0 victory; Leicester hold Arsenal 1-1

Steven Gerrard, Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge
Brendan Rodgers marked his 100th game in charge by watching Liverpool produce an irresistible performance as they beat a toothless Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

EPL: Stoke stun Manchester City, Manchester United held

Sergio Aguero
Stoke condemned defending champions Manchester City to their first defeat of the EPL season with a shock 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Meanwhile, Manchester United drew 0-0 at Burnley.
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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 Saturday as five-time women’s champion Serena Williams stood alone as America’s last singles title hope.

Kvitova joins US Open fallen, Djokovic, Murray cruise

Divij Sharan
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova became the fifth top 10 seed to exit the US Open in the first week when she was knocked out by Serbian world number 145 Aleksandra Krunic.
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Not-so achche din in China as factory output falls again

Beijing, China
An index of growth in China's vast manufacturing sector fell from a 27-month high to 51.1 in August, a government study showed on Monday, slightly less than forecast and adding to signs of growing softness in the Chinese economy.

Rupee up 3 paise against dollar in early trade

The rupee recovered by three paise to 60.47 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday on sustained foreign capital inflows amid the country's economic growth rate improving to two-and-half year high of 5.7% in the April-June quarter.
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A 'giant' artist: Indian elephant paints, gets her own art exhibition

elephant Timed to coincide with the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, a series of paintings by an Indian elephant are on sale at an upmarket gallery in New Delhi. Generating lots of interest, Phoolkali's masterpieces - giant footprints in bright hues - are on display until September 19.
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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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