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Hindustan Times Friday, September 19, 2014 | Last Updated 01:01 IST 

From $100 billion to $20 billion, missing billions a tell-tale sign with China

Jinping meets Modi

China’s consul-general in Mumbai throws around a figure of $100 billion in investment over the next five years. His president, Xi Jinping, signs agreements that total only $20 billion. The explanations for this curious gap are a metaphor for why the Sino-Indian relationship will never go beyond a certain point.

Congress takes dig at Modi: Dhokla at the time of troop incursions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives PM Narendra Modi a big hug on arrival at the state guest house in Kyoto on Saturday.
The Congress taunted the Narendra Modi government as the latter welcomed the Chinese President Xi Jinping, alleging that the Prime Minister is serving 'dhokla' to the visitor amid Chinese troop's incursions from the country.

Silent on Sena, Shah urges workers to bring BJP to power

Amit Shah
Hours after he asked Shiv Sena to walk two steps forward, BJP president Amit Shah chose to ignore alliance partner in his address and instead appealed workers to work hard and ensure party’s victory, an indication of strained ties with Shiv Sena over seat sharing. Sena defies ultimatum, offers BJP only 119 seats

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Bill Gates shares Modi vision of affordable toilets for every home

Bill Gates

Having stepped down as chariman of Microsoft, world's richest man Bill Gates now spends his time trying to save people from preventable death. In an exclusive interview to HT, Gates speaks about the things that excite him and the optimism that keeps him going.

Bungalow row: RLD supporters clash with police

IS group posts video of captive British journalist

Hema draws flak for Mathura widow comments

Left parties left out of China prez Xi's visit

Noida: Girl students protest; spy cam found in hostel

CBI chief row: Bhushan 'won't name' whistleblower

'Cops didn't lathicharge Jadavpur varsity students'

J-K: Civil Secretariat reopens, not operational yet

Delhi: 2 held for raping woman in moving car

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The PM must walk the talk on FDI

If Modi is serious about attracting more investment to the knowledge-intensive industries (such as the biopharmaceutical sector), his government will need to tackle three obstacles - intellectual property rights, regulatory system, healthcare system.

Defensive India needs to take firmer stand against hawkish China

India’s fumbling responses to the increasing Chinese incursions do not bode well for its Himalayan security, writes Brahma Chellaney.
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Photos: Scotland Independence Vote
My India My Vote
5 days to go - Mars Orbiter Mission
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

HT presents: The eternal cry baby, Times of India

Times of India released a video titled 'TOI Morning Challenge', where it claimed to be the No 1 newspaper in Delhi-NCR. Hindustan Times presents an opportunity to TOI to learn to accept defeat with grace and stop being the eternal cry baby. WATCH VIDEO

Fortune ranks Indra Nooyi third most powerful women in business

Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi has been ranked third most powerful businesswoman by Fortune, the only Indian-origin woman on the 2014 list topped by IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

5 reasons why Sonam’s Khoobsurat will not match up to Rekha’s classic

Sonam Kapoor
Walt Disney is presenting it. Anil Kapoor has produced it. Ratna Pathak Shah and Kirron Kher play pivotal roles and young heartthrob Fawad Khan is the hero. But why is there a sinking feeling that Sonam’s Khoosurat will be a dud?

Two Indian-American scientists make it to Popular Science's Brilliant Ten list

Sonam Kapoor
Two Indian-American scientists have been named by Popular Science magazine in its Brilliant Ten list of 2014 which honours America's 'brightest young minds reshaping science, engineering, and the world'.

Madhya Pradesh: Legislator's 'sari' prank on former BJP MP goes viral

Independent MLA Dinesh Rai
A video clip of a local legislator seen wiping his soiled fingers with a former BJP parliamentarian’s sari went viral on social media on Thursday. Independent MLA Dinesh Rai did it with a smirk on his face on the stage.

Scots vote on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife edge


From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a vote watched closely by Britain's allies, investors and restive regions at home and abroad. Will the 307-year-old Union end in divorce?

Chinese First Lady charms Delhi students with her singing skills

China first lady
China's First Lady Peng Liyuan had a message for the students she interacted with at a south Delhi school on Thursday. 'Keep working hard so you can contribute to your country.'

Dalai Lama raises China border woes as Xi visits India

 Dalai Lama
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader said on Thursday that an unsettled border with China encompassing large parts of the Tibetan plateau was a problem for India and called for talks to resolve the dispute as Chinese President Xi Jinping toured India.

Virat Kohli seeks out Tendulkar to sharpen off-stump game

Virat Kohli
Desperate to avoid a repeat of the tour, where he averaged an embarrassing 13.40 in the Tests and 18.00 in the ODIs, Kohli has made a dash to Mumbai. On a request from the 25-year-old, Sachin Tendulkar was present to guide the Delhi batsman.

Injury delays Mitchell Johnson's CLT20 participation for KXIP

Mitchell Johnson
A rib injury sustained during Australia's recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe has delayed pacer Mitchell Johnson's participation in the Champions League Twenty20.
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'Well-prepared' Del Piero checks-in India, heads to training base

Alessandro Del Piero
To the few uninitiated Alessandro Del Piero, garlanded with marigold, was mistaken for a Hollywood star before the many football aficionados sent across the message that the biggest attraction of the inaugural Indian Super League has just landed in Delhi.

Eyes on Lampard as Manchester City and Chelsea renew rivalry

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard could make an emotional appearance against former club Chelsea this weekend as his new employers Manchester City host Jose Mourinho's side in an early showdown between the Premier League's heavyweights.
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Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open

Defending champions, Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open, at Tokyo on Thursday.

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.
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Hyundai bids $10 billion for an office building

Hyundai cars to ditch cigarette lighter socket
Hyundai Motor Group will pay a record $10 billion for a 79,342 square metre plot for its new headquarters in Seoul’s high-end Gangnam district, out-bidding Samsung Electronics and sparking investor concerns that it is wasting cash on trophy property.

Infosys partners Huawei; extends pact with Microsoft, Hitachi

Bangalore IT industry

India's second largest software services firm Infosys on Thursday said it has partnered China's Huawei Technologies to offer enterprise cloud, big data and communication solutions. The announcement comes amidst visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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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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Kindle Fire

Amazon unveils new Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers on Wednesday expanded its array of tablets and Kindle e-readers, capping its line-up with a new flagship Fire HDX model boasting 'stunning' display and Dolby Atmos sound.

Bug delays Apple's HealthKit availability on iOS 8

Apple iPhone 6 WatchApple Inc said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads.

Intel launches two-in-one tablets in India

IntelChip-maker Intel on Thursday launched a two-in-one tablet in India along with e-commerce portal The tablet comes with a convertible keypad with which it can be used as a laptop also.
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