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Hindustan Times Saturday, August 30, 2014 | Last Updated 13:39 IST 

Modi lands in Japan, Abe walks the distance to bond with him

Maiden cabinet meeting of Modi govt
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s unprecedented gesture in travelling to Kyoto to meet Narendra Modi is being viewed in Japan as a clear signalling of the importance of the relationship.

Kerry urges global 'coalition' to fight ISIS jihadists

John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters' 'genocidal agenda' after President Barack Obama admitted he had no strategy to tackle the group.

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When a woman undermines the horror of rape

Agartala
The weakest link in the Karthik Gowda case is the woman’s desire to remain married to an alleged rapist. Accusing a man who didn’t marry you as promised or who married you and then dumped you isn't rape, argues Barkha Dutt.

BJP rubbishes Kumar Vishwas' CM post claim as political stunt

Kumar Vishwas

The BJP denied on Saturday AAP leader Kumar Vishwas' claim that the saffron party had tried to lure him by offering him the post of Delhi's chief minister soon after the results of general elections were announced.

Mamata doesn't rule out joining hands with CPM to keep BJP at bay

Ukraine seeks to join Nato; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

Qadri issues 24-hour deadline for Sharif to resign

Armyman killed in operation against ultras near LoC

Economy grows 5.7%, clocks fastest growth in 2 yrs

Muslim man shuns wife for attending I-Day event

Seven killed in road accident in Greater Noida

Pakistan made a spectacle of talks, says Modi

Jharkhand: Another 'love jihad' case sparks protests

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Cool tempers and ask: where is the evidence for love jihad

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Love jihad propaganda inflames communal passions and leads to hardening stands in an already polarised environment, made more fragile by social media and viral rumours, writes Namita Bhandare.

Our Take
Jan Dhan Scheme is truly for aam aadmi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not have been more correct when he likened the problem of lack of banking services to a significant number of Indians to that of 'untouchability'.
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#Modi100: Five things to know from PM Modi's big foreign policy interview

Modi INS Kolkata
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first expansive interview on foreign policy to Japanese journalists ahead of his visit to Japan on Saturday. HT explains what stands out from this interesting interaction.

The Constitution doesn’t allow reservation for minorities: Najma Heptullah

Najma Heptullah
In this second part of a wide-ranging interview with HT, minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah talks about policy-making and the Modi government’s approach to address stark disadvantages faced by some of India’s six religious minorities.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Raja Natwarlal isn’t an actively awful film

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If you can get past the foolishness of the plot, director Kunal Deshmukh’s film is mildly engaging. Emraan Hashmi plays Raja, a charming, street-smart hustler. The big climactic twist is also interesting.

Facebook might enable a 'search old post' function for your mobile

A Facebook user

Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network. Search results remain true to sharing settings used when posts were made.

AirAsia launches free user trial of on board WiFi service

AirAsia Philippines
Malaysia's budget airline AirAsia has launched a two month-long free user trial of its on board WiFi service designed to provide affordable, low-cost internet connectivity to passengers.

World Championship: PV Sindhu assured of bronze, Saina Nehwal out

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu assured herself of a second consecutive bronze medal at the World Championship but it was curtains for star shuttler Saina Nehwal after she suffered a straight-game loss in the women's singles quarter-finals in Copenhagen.

PM’s live Teacher's Day address a must view for all schools

Modi in Bhuj
All schools across the country have to ensure children watch PM Narendra Modi’s live televised Teachers’ Day address on September 5, a directive from the human resource development ministry has said.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Step Up 4 is predictable but exuberant

Step Up All In
The fourth sequel to the smash hit 2006 original, Step Up: All In brings together a dozen-odd dancers from the previous installments for a showdown on a reality TV contest. The outcome may be predictable but it's exuberant.
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Rohit Sharma ruled out, India look to continue winning run

Cory Anderson
India were dealt a blow ahead of the third one-dayer against England in Nottingham on Saturday as opener Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the remainder of the tour because of injury.

Spectator ejected during India's Cardiff ODI for alleged bookie links

Alex Hales
The fears of involvement of bookmakers in cricket re-surfaced once again during the second ODI between India and England as the police authorities reportedly threw a spectator out for allegedly supplying information to bookies.
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AC Milan agree Fernando Torres loan with Chelsea

Fernando Torres
AC Milan agreed a two-year loan deal with Chelsea for misfit striker Fernando Torres but the Spaniard has yet to agree terms and decide to end his London nightmare.

Ronaldo named European Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was named European Footballer of the Year, the Portuguese striker topping the journalists' poll ahead of German Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben.
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Many happy returns for Roger Federer at US Open

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Roger Federer trumped big-hitting Sam Groth 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the US Open second round. In the third round, Federer - who has won five titles at the US Open - will face 42nd-ranked Marcel Granollers of Spain.

Paes-Stepanek in US Open third round

 Leander Paes
The Indo-Czech tennis pair needed only an hour and 23 minutes to move past Chinese Taipei-Czech combine of Yen-Hsun Lu and Jiri Vesely 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the second round on Court No.5.
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Sensex makes weekly gains amidst strong investor sentiments

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Expectations of stable GDP growth figures and expectation of quick notifications for hike in foreign capital limits in defense and railways led to positive investor sentiments in the Indian equities market which made gains in the week ended August 28.

Monsoon blues: Poor rains likely to hurt agriculture output

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India’s economy may have recorded its fastest growth in nine quarters, but a lot depends on this year’s summer harvest that has been hit by patchy rains in the main cereal-growing states.
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The dark side of Copenhagen's fairy tale

Tivoli Gardens The gorgeous old town with splendid historic buildings has always been far more complex than Denmark's 'happy nation' reputation. Some of its best sights include, Venice-like canals and the stark modern architecture Denmark is known for.
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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

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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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