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Hindustan Times Saturday, August 30, 2014 | Last Updated 22:41 IST 

Better days ahead for the Indian economy: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said better days were ahead amid signs that companies were investing and hiring more and prices were moderating, buoyed by the measures that Narendra Modi-led government has taken to aid the India economy claw out of its deepest slump in a quarter of a century. 'Hope uncertainty over coal block allocation won't continue'

Tokyo calling
PM Modi meets Abe as India, Japan sign MoU to give Varanasi a facelift

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. Kyoto, Varanasi to become 'partner city affiliates'

Petrol price cut by Rs. 1.82/litre; diesel rate hiked by 50 paise

A car owner

Petrol prices was on Saturday cut by Rs. 1.82 a litre, the third reduction in rates this month, but diesel rates were hiked by 50 paise per litre. The revised rates will be effective from midnight, oil companies announced.

England vs India, 3rd ODI: India cruise to 6-wkt win

Ambati Rayudu
India won the third ODI against England by six wickets at Trent Bridge on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Ambati Rayudu top-scored with an unbeaten 64 as the visitors chased down 228 in just 43 overs.

3 arrested in Visva-Bharati sexual harassment

BJP rubbishes Kumar Vishwas' CM post claim

India nears $2.5 bn deal for Boeing military choppers

Two-year-old girl raped, dumped near ATM in Indore

Pak PM dismisses political crisis as 'tiny storm'

Delhi court slaps 3 lakh fine on Sheila Dikshit

Kerry urges global 'coalition' to fight ISIS jihadists

Ukraine seeks to join Nato; Putin targets Kiev

No question of alliance with Mamata Banerjee: Left

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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

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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.
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100 days of Modi Sarkar
A look at the biggest and most interesting box office clashes in the next few months
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India's external debt $ 440 billion, up 7.6% over last year

Budget papers
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

Narendra 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

emraan hashmi raja natwarlal
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

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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

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.

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

Double Di Trouble
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

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.

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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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.

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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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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Panasonic, Tata join hands for water purification system: Reports

Panasonic
Japan's Panasonic and salt to steel conglomerate Tata group have joined hands to develop a compact water purification system for India, said a media report.

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.
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Hey you! You've got millions of mites crawling on your face! Right now!

face Are you aware that your face is brimming with living mites that feed on the oil our skin secretes and hide in tiny hair follicles? And no, they are not pooping on you as they store up all the excreta until they die! And after death, these mites are released onto the surface of your skin.
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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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