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Hindustan Times Saturday, August 30, 2014 | Last Updated 00:27 IST 

Pakistan made a spectacle of talks, says Narendra Modi

Breaking his silence on cancellation of talks, PM Narendra Modi said India was 'disappointed' as Pakistan wanted to make a 'spectacle' by meeting separatist leaders but said efforts will continue to build ties with Islamabad.

Indian economy bounces back to 5.7% in Q1, Cong not impressed

China economy
Hopes of an economic rebound have sprung anew with the India’s gross domestic product (GDP)—the total value of goods and services produced in the country--economy growing at 5.7% during April-June 2014, from 4.6% in the previous quarter.

Another 'love jihad' case sparks protests in Jharkhand

Bystanders
Another case of 'love jihad' has surfaced in Jharkhand, this time in the Maoist-affected Chatra district. A Muslim youth impersonating as a Hindu has allegedly sexually exploited a minor Hindu girl over the last 10 months.

News Analysis
What 'rumour-gate' tells us about PM authority and info vacuum

PMO
The PMO's denial of media reports 'mentioning the PM, and referring to the conduct of some Union ministers and alleged misconduct of the home minister's son' on Wednesday was unprecedented in its tone and tenor.

Sonia and Rahul not to campaign in UP bypolls

Rs 6K-cr tender for light utility helicopters scrapped

Student slashed with cutter for reporting ragging

World C'ship: Sindhu assured of bronze, Saina out

Malaria kills 11 tribal children in Jharkhand

Congress distances itself from Dwivedi's views

UK terror threat raised to 'severe': Official

Islamic State militants post another beheading video

Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan

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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.

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

love jihad
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.
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Movie review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is pure junk

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This half-hearted reboot of Ninja Turtles leaves you dissatisfied. The film has neither charm nor soul and even the clever repartee that justifies a superhero flick is missing in this one.

Movie review: Emraan Hashmi's Raja Natwarlal is a fun, one-time watch

Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick, Raja Natwarlal
Never mind a half-baked script and Humaima's irritating act in the Emraan Hashmi-starrer Raja Natwarlal. Kay Kay Menon and Paresh Rawal ensure that you are entertained by this film.

Movie review: Double Di Trouble brings Shakespeare to Chandigarh

Double Di Trouble
William Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors forms the base of Double Di Trouble. Directed by Smeep Kang, this Punjabi film features Dharmendra and Gippy Grewal in the lead roles.

Movie Review: Step Up All In neither surprises nor shocks

Step Up All In
This one,again, is driven by the tried and tested formula that is cast in stone for all Step Up films: Take some really slick and stunning dance sequences, add some horrible acting to it, with a half-hearted attempt at weaving it all together in a storyline.

First look: Rajini anna makes a Curry Western comeback with Lingaa

Lingaa
The ‘anna’ of all superstars is back! The first poster of Rajinikanth's Lingaa is out and so is the verdict. In torn jeans, open jacket, dark glasses, Rajinikanth in and as Lingaa looks cut out for a role tailormade for his superstar status.

Quote, unquote Najma Heptullah: Listen to what she told HT on Hindus and Indians

Najma Heptullah
Minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah claimed on Friday HT misquoted her in an interview-based story published on the front page of its August 29 edition.

#Modi100: Hear PM Narendra Modi announcing his top 10 welfare schemes

Narendra Modi
In his first Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his roadmap for a bold, new India — listing out key welfare schemes along with ‘small ideas’ that could make a big difference. Listen to all the promises made by the PM in his voice.

One who couldn't save his own head, how will he save others, wonders RGV

Narendra Modi
Ram Gopal Varma has done it again. Only this time, he is not ducking critics spewing fire for the kind of films he makes. The Satya-fame director unleashed an unnecessary controversy on Ganesh Chaturthi when he Tweeted: 'Happy Ganpathi  to morons". 
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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.

Mudgal panel files report in SC on IPL betting

Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan
Justice Mukul Mudgal committee, which was directed by the Supreme Court to conduct a probe against ICC president N Srinivasan and 12 prominent players in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, on Friday filed its report in a sealed cover before the apex court.
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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.

Champions League draw: Real draw Liverpool, Barca get PSG

UEFA Champions League trophy
Champions Real Madrid will play Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona are in the same group as big-spending PSG as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Thursday.
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Djokovic, Serena, Murray sail through on New York breeze

 Andy Murray
Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th consecutive time while Serena Williams racked up her 80th US Open win as the top seeds eased into the third round.

What to watch at US Open: Venus eyes 4th round

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Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the US Open for the first time since 2010. To do so, the 19th-seeded Williams will need to beat 13th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday.
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Monsoon blues: poor rains likely to hurtagriculture output

Agartala
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.

RIL plans Rs. 78,000-cr projects, refinery to come up in Jamnagar

 Mukesh Ambani
After announcing plans to invest Rs. 1.8 lakh crore till 2016 across businesses, Reliance Industries Ltd is gearing up for another big investment of $13 billion to set up its third refinery-cum-petrochemical complex at Jamnagar in Gujarat.
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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

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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