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Hindustan Times Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Last Updated 02:10 IST 

PM's Japan visit
Modi-Abe warmth sparks Varanasi-Kyoto bonding

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives PM Narendra Modi a big hug on arrival at the state guest house in Kyoto on Saturday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s unprecedented gesture in travelling to Kyoto to meet Narendra Modi is being viewed in Japan as a clear signalling of the importance of the relationship. Kyoto, Varanasi to become 'partner city affiliates'

Economy shifting to higher gear: Arun Jaitley’s 100-day report

Arun Jaitley
A day after the economy threw up its best growth figures in two-and-a-half years, finance minister Arun Jaitley said better days were ahead amid signs that companies were investing and hiring more and prices were moderating, buoyed by measures taken by the government. 'Hope uncertainty over coal block allocation won't continue'

50 injured as police clash with protesters in Islamabad: officials

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At least 50 people were injured in clashes between police and opposition protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Saturday, officials said, with the toll expected to rise as fighting continues.

3rd ODI: India cruise to victory against England at Trent Bridge

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India's spinners again proved England's undoing as the tourists won the third one-day international at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Saturday by six wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Petrol price cut by Rs. 1.82/litre; diesel rate hiked by 50 paise

3 arrested in Visva-Bharati sexual harassment

BJP rubbishes Kumar Vishwas' CM post claim

India nears $2.5 bn deal for Boeing military choppers

Two-year-old girl raped, dumped near ATM in Indore

Pak PM dismisses political crisis as 'tiny storm'

Delhi court slaps 3 lakh fine on Sheila Dikshit

Kerry urges global 'coalition' to fight ISIS jihadists

Ukraine seeks to join Nato; Putin targets Kiev

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When a woman undermines the horror of rape

Agartala
The weakest link in the Karthik Gowda case is the woman’s desire to remain married to an alleged rapist. Accusing a man who didn’t marry you as promised or who married you and then dumped you isn't rape, argues Barkha Dutt.

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Cool tempers and ask: where is the evidence for love jihad

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Love jihad propaganda inflames communal passions and leads to hardening stands in an already polarised environment, made more fragile by social media and viral rumours, writes Namita Bhandare.
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100 days of Modi Sarkar
A look at the biggest and most interesting box office clashes in the next few months
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Sangh asks its Parivar to stay off govt’s back, at least for a year

Mohan Bhagwat
With its affiliates publicly opposing key policy decisions of the government, the RSS brass has reined them in with a clear message that it is in no mood to create obstacles for the Narendra Modi regime in its very first year in power.

HT Sunday Special
In riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, kabaddi heals wounds, unites

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Shabnam and her sister, Rookaiya, had a dream: they wanted to play kabaddi. But when the women from a dusty village in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar asked their father for permission, he was in a dilemma.

Catching that snake in the grass

Vava Suresh
Vava Suresh of Kerala is a living encyclopaedia on snakes. The vets and security personnel he counsels about tackling reptiles take him very seriously. After all, he has survived almost 250 bites.

India's external debt $ 440 billion, up 7.6% over last year

Budget papers
India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by 5.7% in the April-June quarter, up from 4.6% increase recorded in the last quarter, according to a finance ministry release.

Elections to evaluation: how the West has made news of Modi

Narendra Modi
Analysis, advice, and criticism: Western media has written about Narendra Modi from all story angles right from the time when the BJP declared him as its prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha elections.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Raja Natwarlal isn’t an actively awful film

emraan hashmi raja natwarlal
If you can get past the foolishness of the plot, director Kunal Deshmukh’s film is mildly engaging. Emraan Hashmi plays Raja, a charming, street-smart hustler. The big climactic twist is also interesting.

Pussy Riot call on Australia to withdraw G20 invite for Putin

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this week that calls made by Pussy Riot for Putin to be excluded from the G20 talks in Brisbane in November given the situation in Ukraine were weighing on his mind.

Movie review: Dharmendra-starrer Double Di Trouble is a laugh riot

Double Di Trouble
William Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors forms the base of Double Di Trouble. Directed by Smeep Kang, this Punjabi film features Dharmendra and Gippy Grewal in the lead roles.
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James Anderson jeered by Indian fans during third ODI

James Anderson, Ravindra Jadeja
England pace spearhead James Anderson, who had an ugly spat with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test, was booed on Saturday by the Indian fans at Trent Bridge during the third ODI.

Sri Lanka rout Pakistan to clinch ODI series

Thisara Perera
Sri Lanka clinched the one-day international series against Pakistan after their bowlers, led by Thisara Perera, routed the tourists to secure a seven-wicket victory in the deciding third and final match in Dambulla on Saturday.
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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.

EPL: Chelsea beat Everton in thriller at Goodison Park

Jose Mourinho
Diego Costa scored twice as Chelsea continued their winning start to the Premier League season with a remarkable 6-3 victory over Everton in a thrilling clash on Saturday.
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Many happy returns for Roger Federer at US Open

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Roger Federer trumped big-hitting Sam Groth 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the US Open second round. In the third round, Federer - who has won five titles at the US Open - will face 42nd-ranked Marcel Granollers of Spain.

Paes-Stepanek in US Open third round

 Leander Paes
The Indo-Czech tennis pair needed only an hour and 23 minutes to move past Chinese Taipei-Czech combine of Yen-Hsun Lu and Jiri Vesely 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the second round on Court No.5.
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Panasonic, Tata join hands for water purification system: Reports

Panasonic
Japan's Panasonic and salt to steel conglomerate Tata group have joined hands to develop a compact water purification system for India, said a media report.

Sensex makes weekly gains amidst strong investor sentiments

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Expectations of stable GDP growth figures and expectation of quick notifications for hike in foreign capital limits in defense and railways led to positive investor sentiments in the Indian equities market which made gains in the week ended August 28.
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Hey you! You've got millions of mites crawling on your face! Right now!

face Are you aware that your face is brimming with living mites that feed on the oil our skin secretes and hide in tiny hair follicles? And no, they are not pooping on you as they store up all the excreta until they die! And after death, these mites are released onto the surface of your 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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Microsoft to clamp down on ‘misleading' apps

Over 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.

A professional camera for the selfie-obsessed

OlympusOlympus has added a new model to its PEN range of beautifully styled mirrorless cameras that is focused as much on helping users capture and share stunning self-portraits as it is on offering DLSR performance in a compact package.
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