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Hindustan Times Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Last Updated 22:01 IST 

DAY ONE OF HISTORIC VISIT
Narendra Modi bonds with Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad, takes him around Sabarmati

Modi Xi
The choice of Ahmedabad as Xi's first stop in India, rather than New Delhi, marked a departure from protocol that many see as part of an effort to put a positive gloss on bilateral ties that still suffer from lingering distrust, despite growing trade.

Congress releases booklet on 100 days of BJP 'misrule'

A Congress supporter holds tha party flag during Rahul Gandhi's election rally in Dharamsala
Congress on Wednesday brought out a booklet on BJP's '100 days of misrule' insisting that results of all the bypolls after the Lok Sabha election reflect 'people's anger' over 'hollow promises of a useless government'.

'If Patel had handled Kashmir, part of it would not have been under Pak'

Amit Shah
BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said Pakistan would not have been holding a part of Kashmir and Article 370 would not have existed had Sardar Vallabhai Patel, instead of Jawharlal Nehru, handled the Kashmir issue.

Islamic State militants ban maths, social studies for children

Maths
Thousands of children in swaths of war-torn Syria, now controlled by dreaded Islamic State militants, can no longer study maths or social studies under new diktats issued by the jihadists.

Saradha scam: Ex-Assam DGP under probe commits suicide

No official complaint on 'love jihad' so far: Maneka

Modi decides against attending UN climate summit

Sena taunts BJP after bypoll reverses

Rise in extremists recruiting French women, girls

India keen to make nuclear deal work, says US

Amit Shah brushes aside bypoll setback

Report exposes mess in AIIMS Patna

Attack on Ujjain University VC: VHP activists held

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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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Multimedia

My India My Vote
7 days to go - Mars Orbiter Mission
Kashmir Floods: Rescue ops underway
How to pretend to be a lit pro for Facebook’s 10-book challenge
The big fat Indian wedding: It's all about the money, honey!
Watch the actors travel from Ahmedabad to Jaipur and Agra to Delhi to promote Dawaat-e-Ishq

Scotland braces for historic independence vote

YES and NO supporters

The campaign for Scotland's independence referendum went down to the wire on Wednesday ahead of a knife-edge vote that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers.

70-year-old man held for sending love letters to married woman

How to Write a Love Letter
A 70-year-old retired sales tax officer has landed in police custody for allegedly sending love letters to a married woman in Bulandshahr. It is alleged that in one letter, he had even threatened to kill her husband.

LG launches smartphone 'G3 Beat' for Rs. 25,000 in India

LG G3 Beat

Korean electronics major LG on Wednesday expanded its smartphone portfolio with the launch of its new 'G3 Beat', priced at Rs. 25,000 in India.

Bang Bang title track is out: Isn't Hrithik the best dancer in Bollywood?

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
The makers of Bang Bang have released the title track of the film. Featuring Hrithik Roshan and Karina Kaif, the song is one of the most stylishly shot tracks in recent times in Bollywood.

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.

Why can't B-town get monster films right?

Creature Effects Workshop
Unlike the West, we have failed to create a niche audience base for CGI based films, but that's not the only problem. The real deal is: are we making quality CGI films? No, we don't. So, what are the reasons behind it? Is it the lack of money?

Why is India so mindful of protocols?

Abdul Basit
Abdul Basit, Pakistan’s high commissioner to Delhi, deserves the gratitude of India. Ever since Mumbai was besieged by Pakistani agents of terror in 2008, India has been consoling itself with lies.

Ranbir Kapoor is an extremely important person in 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.
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IPL teams bank on home advantage for CLT20

Dhoni
Indian Premier League teams will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 gets underway in Hyderabad with Chennai Super Kings taking on Kolkata Knight Riders.

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse

Martin Crowe to release tell-all memoir
Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer. The 51-year-old first said he was suffering from a form of lymphoma in 2012 but after chemotherapy he said in June 2013 the tumours had been eroded and he was clear of the disease.
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Superstar Alessandro Del Piero to arrive in Delhi for ISL

Alessandro Del Piero
The moment that Delhi's football fraternity has been waiting for, will arrive on Thursday with star Italian forward Alessandro Del Piero making an entry into the city to play as a marquee player for Delhi Dynamos in the inaugural Indian Super League.

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.
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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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cities

Indigo inks $2.6 bn leasing deal with Chinese bank

IndiGo Airlines
Budget passenger carrier IndiGo has signed a $2.6 billion finance and leasing agreement with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China under which the latter will finance more than 30 new aircraft, it was announced here on Wednesday.

Indian-Chinese companies sign 24 MoUs worth $3.4 billion

Modi Xi

India and China business received a $3.4 billion boost, with companies from both countries on Wednesday signing 24 contracts for supply of equipment and service. The MoU were signed in areas of aircraft leasing and financing, telecom, chemicals, wind power components, cotton yarn and fabric, synthetic fibre and seafood.

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adventure sports

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.

Here is how you can gear up for the CMAT

IIT studentsSurviving a few controversies over the last few years, the next edition of the Common Management Admission Test will be held from September 25-29, 2014.

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
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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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