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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Last Updated 22:17 IST 

PM Narendra Modi beats the drum, urges investors in Japan to be part of the India story

Modi in Japan
A day after he signed a clutch of deals with Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to roll out the red carpet to investors, played traditional Japanese drums with verve and happily lapped up the adulation of the local Indian community. Video inside

4th ODI: India thrash England to clinch series in Birmingham

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane smashed his maiden ODI ton as India thumped England by 9 wickets in the 4th one-dayer in Birmingham to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series on Tuesday as MS Dhoni became India's most successful ODI captain with 91 wins.

Madhya Pradesh bank peon owns 5 houses, 2 cars and more

Kuldeep Yadav
A man working as a peon for the past 31 years at a district cooperative bank owns five houses in Gwalior, land in Uttar Pradesh, two cars and more, all valued at more than Rs. 4 crore, Lokayukta has found.

Mumbai hit by blackouts after power station snag

100 days of Modi rule low on performance: Congress

Former attorney general Goolam E Vahanvati dead

Death row convicts can be heard in open courts: SC

China has grand plans for Jinping’s India visit

Iraqi forces press advance as parliament stormed

Gopichand still my coach, says Saina after row

World 'losing the battle' to contain Ebola: MSF

West may need to boost $17 bn Ukraine rescue: IMF

Jharkhand: Minor gang-raped, murdered in Gumla

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Controversy sells, but is Modi overdoing it?

Modi- failures
I don’t know what the PM is going to say on September 5. But I think if he really wishes to do something for our rickety education system, he should promise something substantial to the teachers on September 5, writes KumKum Dasgupta.

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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.
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Clean toilets for Indian villages

HT Analysis
Balancing ties with both Japan, China PM's biggest challenge

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi’s praise of Japan as the country that 'has done more for modernising India’s infrastructure' than any other is about as fervent as it gets in his foreign policy vision.

Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures leak is not a scandal, it's a crime

Jennifer Lawrence
Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and 100 other Hollywood women celebs have been engulfed in a nude photo leak scandal. Only, the headline writers got it wrong – this is not a scandal, this is a crime.

Your guide to book a flat under the new DDA housing scheme in Delhi

New homes for old ones

Have you been visiting the DDA website, trying to figure out how to book a flat under the new housing scheme? Do you have unanswered questions? Read our list of 13 FAQ's you need to read before trying your luck. DDA removes housing scheme brochure after site crashes

Sachin Tendulkar's much-awaited autobiography set to release on Nov 6

Sachin Tendulkar Autobiograpgy (Photo Courtesy: @sachin_rt)
The much-awaited autobiography of batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will hit the stands on November 6 with a high-profile release of the book in his home city Mumbai.

Bigg Boss 8 to encash on Salman Khan's brat image?

Salman Khan, Bigg Boss 8
The wait is over, well almost. Salman Khan's Bigg Boss will soon go on air, and latest reports suggest that the show's new tagline will be: 'Bigg Boss 8, Sabki lagegi vaat'. Is this another brazen attempt to cash-in on the harsh, uninhibited image of the Dabangg star?

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh opt for Christian wedding

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone
It's a Christian wedding for Bollywood's hottest couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh! Just that the two are doing the 'I do' ritual for their upcoming movie, Finding Fanny. Watch the video of their 'marriage' from the film.

Now Jet Airways announces Rs. 500 fare offer on domestic route

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone
A day after budget carrier SpiceJet announced fares starting at Rs. 499 across its domestic network, Jet Airways too jumped on the bandwagon rolling out Rs. 500 fares for the economy class on its domestic flights for a limited period on Tuesday.

BJP legislator demands dress code for men on Goa beaches

Havana Women walk
A senior Goa BJP legislator demanded dress code for men on the beaches. He said men should be in proper swim wear and not shabby garments which give a pathetic look.
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BCCI ropes in Glenn McGrath to train budding Indian pacers

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Former Australia paceman Glenn McGrath will help groom the next generation of Indian pace bowlers after the Chennai-based pace foundation he heads signed a five-year deal with the Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Tuesday.

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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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Schweinsteiger named Germany captain

Bastian Schweinsteiger, germany
Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was on Tuesday named the new captain of Germany by manager Joachim Loew.

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).
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US Open: Sania in mixed doubles semis, Paes out

Leander Paes and sania mirza
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza stormed into the mixed doubles semi finals besides reaching the doubles quarterfinals, but compatriot Leander Paes exited the US Open with unexpected defeats in both his events.

Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit US Open

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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.
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Sensex surges past 27,000 to third consecutive life high

Bombay Stock Exchange
The BSE Sensex on Tuesday surged past the psychologically key level of 27,000 to a third consecutive record high as blue-chips such as HDFC Bank gained after recent data raised hopes about the economy.

Rupee at two-week low of 60.68 on sustained dollar demand

Currency
The rupee hit two-week closing low of 60.68 by losing 15 paise against the dollar on consistent demand for the US currency from importers and some banks on strong global cues, continuing its downward trend for the fourth straight session.
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Scientists say your skin is much smarter than you think! It is as good as your brain in...

woman Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations that scientists previously believed only the brain could carry out. These neurons not only send signals to the brain that something has touched the skin, but also process data about the object touching the 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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Apple plans iWatch worth $400?

Apple's team is reportedley considering charging a premium for the company's first wearable technology device. And while all 'idevices' come with a hefty price tag, charging so much for a smartwatch would mean that Apple would be putting it on a par with brands like Tissot and Breil, rather than Samsung or Fitbit.

An app that ruins your selfie

coupleDeveloped by Vladimir Shreyder, the app anti-selfie mobile app applies filters that obscure your face in funny ways. In less than two weeks of its launch, the app called SLMMSK has been used in more than 6,000 Instagram photos.

Four reasons why your next gadget should be a game console

XBox OneConsoles 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.
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