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Hindustan Times Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Last Updated 16:54 IST 

PM's Japan Visit
Day 2: Modi holds talks with Kyoto mayor, presents him with map of historic Varanasi

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe
Modi, clad fully in white down to his slippers, offered prayers at the eighth-century Toji temple. He also mingled with tourists in a relatively low-security environment and posed for smiling photographs.

Islamabad on boil
Two killed, 450 injured in clashes, Pak govt reaches out to protesters

Pakistan protests Islamabad
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan, who was in the middle of the shelling, vowed to take the fight to the PM house. 'Today will be decisive,' he said, calling for Nawaz Sharif's resignation.

Mumbai: Body of 6-year-old found, rape suspected

Bangalore child rape protest
The girl was found strangulated, and the police are probing if she was sexually assaulted. She was identified as the daughter of a pavement dweller, who used to sleep under a flyover.

PM Modi is not a listener; so be prepared for it

Modi INS Kolkata
PM Narendra Modi has come to remind me of an old-fashioned headmaster. He reportedly treats his ministers as schoolchildren, telling them what to wear, who to meet, and what to say, writes Mark Tully.

Iraq: US planes strike militants, drop aid near Amerli

Delhi pvt schools unhappy over PM live speech order

Omar slams govt for suspending talks with Pakistan

IGI airport baggage theft on rise, doubled in 2 yrs

Crucial hearing on coal scam in SC on Tuesday

Mridula Sinha takes oath as Goa governor

Sangh asks its Parivar not to interfere in govt’s work

Japan's Fujifilm may produce Ebola medicine

UK imams issue fatwa on British Muslim extremists

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past & present
The poison-fruit of political partisanship

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
The recent heckling of Congress chief ministers sharing a stage with the prime minister is unfortunate. However, it is of a piece with a more widespread atmosphere of distrust and suspicion that pervades Indian politics, writes Ramachandra Guha.

Sunday Sentiments
We have yet to hear even a squeak from PM Modi

Amit Shah, Narendra Modi
Has the BJP taken leave of its senses? In fact, my second question is more pointed: why is Mr Modi silent? So what am I talking about? It's the brazenly communal statements made by senior BJP leaders in UP, writes Karan Thapar.
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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
US Open 2014

Fake note crooks lapping up Rs. 100, Rs. 1,000 bills: RBI

Money
Currency counterfeiters appear to have started focusing more on Rs. 100 and Rs. 1,000 denominations, even though the traditional favourite Rs. 500 bills continue to be the most to be faked by numbers, the RBI has said.

Court grants man divorce over wife's demand for excessive sex

Money
A man, who sought separation from his wife alleging that she was aggressive and autocratic with an insatiable appetite for sex, was granted divorce by a family court in Mumbai.

Opportunities and threats: India faces a tricky diplomacy challenge in Japan

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Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan will be the most important of a succession of Asian great power meetings. Played correctly, India could be a major beneficiary. A wrong step and the results could be disastrous.

I keep changing phones all the time, says gadget-freak Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti
Going from PR to being the face of Yash Raj Films in Ladies v/s  Ricky Bahl, Parineeti Chopra has come a long way. A huge fan of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, she wants to sing for her own movies.

2,000-year-old Roman wooden toilet seat discovered

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The wooden toilet seat was discovered in the deep pre-hadrianic trenches at the Roman fort of Vindolanda, which was a key military post on the northern frontier of Britain before the building of Hadrian's Wall.

Bipan Chandra: The historian exemplar, Indian extraordinaire

Bipan Chandra
With Professor Bipan Chandra’s death, India has lost one of the finest articulators of her modern history. He wrote the most popular textbook on modern India and the freedom movement, at a time when there was none, writes Rakesh Batabyal.

Sharp, honest and witty: That's Farah Khan to the world

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Director of a new multi-starrer, mother to triplets, beloved TV-show judge, and happy wife of a less famous man – Farah Khan is still doing things her way, and making it look good.

RUDE FOOD
The French roast: The eternal favourite

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi
While there are some great chicken dishes in their cuisine, French chefs will tell you that a roast chicken is the real test of a good kitchen as a dal is the test of a good Indian restaurant, writes Vir Sanghvi.
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3rd ODI: India cruise to victory against England at Trent Bridge

India
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.

Kohli-Stokes involved in verbal spat at Trent Bridge

Virat Kohli
A brief verbal spat broke out between Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes during the third one-dayer on Saturday, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued.
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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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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.

Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open 3rd round

Novak Djokovic
Unable to capitalise on plenty of openings, and surprisingly outplayed in a trio of tiebreakers, Isner lost to the 22nd-seeded Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4).
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After IOC, govt to sack independent directors of ONGC, HPCL, MRPL

Indian Oil Corp fire
After sacking four independent directors of IOC, the Narendra Modi-government is now seeking to remove nine similar Congress-appointees from the board of ONGC, HPCL and MRPL.

India better prepared for eventual Fed rate hike, says RBI chief

Raghuram Rajan
India is better prepared to handle the impact of interest rate increases in the US as foreign funds are less likely to desert the country due to signs of an upturn in economic growth, its central bank chief said in an interview published Sunday.
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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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