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Hindustan Times Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | Last Updated 10:14 IST 

'Thank You America', says Modi as he leaves US for home

Narendra Modi, Obama

Winding up his whirlwind five-dayUS visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi "thanked" America for what he said was a highly "successful and satisfactory trip" to the country. Modi was seen off at the Andrews Air Force Base by the Indian Ambassador to the US S Jaishankar.

12 killed, many injured as express trains collide near Gorakhpur

Mathura
As many as 12 people were killed and several others were severely injured as two express trains rammed into each other near Nandanagar railway crossing in Gorakhpur late on Tuesday night.

The making of a new India: Our safety lies in our diversity

A whole new meaning to a BJP visionary
The notion that the country is going to become thoroughly "saffronised"  and a narrow monochromatic idea of India will swallow up  the country 's rich cultural diversity is nonsense for the simple reason that this diversity itself will act as a brake on any such attempt.

Violence, abuse part of life for Africans in Delhi

racism
The people facing discrimination come from various countries in the African continent, USA and Europe as well. Some are part of the diplomatic circles, while some are here for studies or business. A largechunk of those who come to the city, do so as medical tourists.

Mangalyaan sends 3D image of Mars

Japan volcano death toll hits 43 as new bodies found

India, China border stand off ends

Setback for AAP as Damania quits party posts

Asiad: Dodgy judging knocks out Sarita, Devendro

CBI lacks basic skills to probe, says Delhi court

Petrol price cut by 65 paise/litre from midnight

Don’t blame us for Cong-NCP split: Sonia

High court to hear Jaya’s bail plea today

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Modi's engagement with US will yield substantial commitments

Obama hosts Modi
As long as the shadow of the nuclear deal dominates our perception of whether a summit is successful, we may continue to feel the relations are under-performing. And this mentality does not do justice to positive, transactional relations, writes Richard M Rossow.

River linking will not solve our water problems

At least 100 villages across the Kashmir valley have been flooded by overflowing lakes and rivers
What is surprising is that instead of re-starting National River Linking Project, which many have called ‘hydro hubris’, the government did not go for the changes that could have been done at the micro-level.
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Asian Games 2014
Modi in US
Bigg Boss 8
My India My Vote
Google has stunned everyone with its launch of Android One. But is it worth it? Rajiv Makhni finds out.
Ghyam lagche? Chaap nio na! Understand much? Its time you should, given that Durga Pujo is just round the corner.

I would like to write a role for Shweta Basu: Vishal Bhardwaj

Vishal Bhardwaj
Shweta Prasad, who was recently arrested for being part of an alleged prostitution racket, made her Bollywood debut with Bhardwaj’s Makdee. The filmmaker opens up about Shweta. On a different note, he talks about his equation with the Khans and his upcoming film Haider.

Planning to watch Bang Bang online? HC says no

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
Fox Star Studios India Limited, one of the producers of the film had approached HC contending that the film cannot be viewed on any platform through internet without their permission. Accepting the plea, Justice Manmohan Singh issued notice to 18 websites.

Wedding pics are here! Amal makes for a stunning bride in lacy whites

George Clooney
The years biggest celebrity wedding, that of Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and his lawyer girlfriend (now wife) Amal Alamuddin, was a fairy tale affair. But the buzz does not die until the world sees the bride in her wedding dress. So here she is, looking a complete stunner in her beautiful white wedding gown.

Gandhi, Orwell legacy splits Bihar's Motihari over getting a landmark

George Orwell supporters
While the pro-Gandhi group wants a memorial to the Mahatma who launched a Satyagraha movement from Motihari in Bihar, the other side supports a project to turn a crumbling brick bungalow where the Animal Farm author was born into a monument to him.

Olympic US swimming champion Phelps arrested for drunken driving

Michael Phelps
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said.

Adieu Orkut, you will be missed

Orkut
Orkut, the original social network, was special to many since it was the first of its kind. It was social currency then, just like the suave Instagram is now. On its last day, a fan reminisces on those good ol days of scraps, testimonials and fraandships.

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Young, assured and turning right: India's generational change

Vote-game: youth and politics
India's youth is looking for iconic figures who will break with the past and who will symbolise change, not continuity. But is the young Indian economically liberal and socially conservative, asks Rajdeep Sardesai.

Five Obamas, 'Crazy Dick' star in Brazil protest vote

artist, paint

Five Barack Obamas, three Bin Ladens, a Jesus, a Wonder Woman, a 007: the ballot for Sunday's elections in Brazil can look more like the inventory at a costume shop.

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expert speak
Narine suspect action: We have full faith in our ‘Sunny’ boy

Sunil Narine
Good or bad, success or failure, win or loss Sunil has never showed emotions. Therefore, when he was warned for a suspect bowling action after our win over Dolphins on Monday night, I was worried, Gautam Gambhir writes.

Uthappa, Pandey make it a one-sided affair for Kolkata

Robin Uthappa
To nobody’s surprise, KKR rode roughshod over the indefensible Dolphins. First, it was KKR’s batting brutality and later a baffling bunch of spinners packed off the South African unit without giving them much of a chance to fight.
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Brazil women clinch sixth Copa America

Brazilian women soccer
Brazil clinched their sixth women's Copa America title after a 0-0 draw with Colombia in the final football match of the tournament.

Messi reaches 400 goals, Neymar hits hat-trick

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi grabbed his 400th career goal while Neymar smashed a hat-trick as Barcelona stormed back to the top of La Liga with a 6-0 thrashing of Granada.
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Kvitova defeats Bouchard to win Wuhan Open

Petra Kvitova
World number three Petra Kvitova overcame Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets Saturday to win the inaugural $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open, her third title of the year.

Andy Murray toils to reach Shenzen Open final

Andy Murray
Andy Murray is one step away from ending his 15-month title drought after he fought from a set down to pip Juan Monaco in the semi-final of the Shenzen Open on Saturday.
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cities

Rupee weakens to lowest since March 4

Currency
The rupee fell as low as 61.95 per dollar on Wednesday, its weakest level since March 4, as traders unwound positions ahead of holidays and at a time when the greenback is gaining globally.

Sensex up just 33 points as profit-booking takes away most gains

Bombay Stock Exchange

The BSE benchmark Sensex on Wednesday surrendered most of its early gains to close just 33 points higher as profit-booking emerged in power and metal shares ahead of long holidays for markets, even as RBI kept interest rates unchanged.

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IIT students

Falling standards, grim future

Many architectural schools show fake teachers, ­rent infrastructure and facilities to fulfill CoA norms, writes Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Keep testing your strategy to ace CAT

hot dayThere are just about a few weeks left for the Common Admission Test (CAT). Aspirants should follow the learning, practising, analysing, strategising and revision model.

Finally spotlight on students’ safety

adventure sportsThe 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.
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iPhone 6

Apple software update protects Macs from 'Bash' bug

Apple on Monday issued a software update to protect Macintosh computers from being bitten by a recently discovered "Bash" bug seen as a threat to Internet-linked devices.

Adieu Orkut, you will be missed

OrkutOrkut, the original social network, was special to many since it was the first of its kind. It was social currency then, just like the suave Instagram is now. On its last day, a fan reminisces on those good ol days of scraps, testimonials and fraandships.

Microsoft to set up cloud data centres in India

MicrosoftMicrosoft will offer its commercial cloud services -- Azure and Office 365 --by the end of 2015 from local data centres in India where the company sees a $2 trillion business opportunity.
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