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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

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Sangh asks its Parivar to stay off govt’s back, at least for a year

With its affiliates publicly opposing key policy decisions of the government, the RSS brass has reined them in with a clear message that it is in no mood to create obstacles for the Narendra Modi regime in its very first year in power.

Indian scientist part of global team develop Ebola therapy

A team of international researchers, including an Indian scientist, has developed a potential antibody therapy for Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), one of the two most lethal strains of Ebola.

Catching that snake in the grass

Vava Suresh of Kerala is a living encyclopaedia on snakes. The vets and security personnel he counsels about tackling reptiles take him very seriously. After all, he has survived almost 250 bites.

India's external debt $ 440 billion, up 7.6% over last year

India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by 5.7% in the April-June quarter, up from 4.6% increase recorded in the last quarter, according to a finance ministry release.

Elections to evaluation: how the West has made news of Modi

Analysis, advice, and criticism: Western media has written about Narendra Modi from all story angles right from the time when the BJP declared him as its prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha elections.

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

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.

Pussy Riot call on Australia to withdraw G20 invite for Putin

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this week that calls made by Pussy Riot for Putin to be excluded from the G20 talks in Brisbane in November given the situation in Ukraine were weighing on his mind.

Movie review: Dharmendra-starrer Double Di Trouble is a laugh riot

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.

Sab hath ki safaai hai: Check out 10 of India's best con films

Nothing entertains one more than watching someone getting conned - one person outsmarting unsuspecting victims and doing the disappearing act. With the release of Emraan Hashmi-starrer Raja Natwarlal, we look at 10 best con films made in India.

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

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.

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

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.

AirAsia launches free user trial of on board WiFi service

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.

Movie review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is pure junk

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.

#Modi100: Five things to know from PM Modi's big foreign policy interview

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.

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

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.
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