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Hindustan Times Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Last Updated 02:42 IST 

PMO, BJP chief’s defence of Rajnath cements his position in government and party

BJP Rajnath Singh

The back to back statements from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday giving a 'clean chit' to home minister Rajnath Singh comes as a big relief for the senior Uttar Pradesh politician.

Mumbai student suspected to have joined IS killed in Iraq airstrike

BJP Rajnath Singh
Arif Ejaz Majeed, one of the four youths from Kalyan suspected to have joined the Islamic State was killed in Iraq on Tuesday. The deceased, a third-year civil engineering student was in his early twenties.

2nd ODI: Comfortable win for India against England in Cardiff

Indian cricketers celebrate
India thrashed England by 133 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method to win the second ODI at Cardiff on Wednesday. Suresh Raina was the star with the bat for the visitors, scoring a 75-ball century.

Police probe religion, terror link in Jharkhand ‘love jihad’ case

Tara Sahdeo
Jharkhand police are investigating to see if the husband of Tara Shahdeo, the national-level shooter who has accused him of forcing her to convert to Islam in a so-called of ‘love jihad’, has any terror links, officials said on Wednesday.

Imran rejects talks again as Nawaz remains defiant

Onus of disqualifying tainted ministers on PM: SC

Aircel-Maxis deal: chargesheet for Marans today

Riots trigger power struggle in west UP

Bangalore: rail minister's son accused of rape

No monthly cap on quota of subsidised LPG

Quiet Kyoto meet for Japan's Abe and PM Modi?

Delhi engg college hired unqualified staff: probe

Lalit Modi tweets his 'relief' after passport order

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SC order weakens anti-dowry law, hurts women's rights

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The SC judgment against the ‘mechanical’ arrest of those accused in dowry cases undermines women’s rights, writes Jayanthi Natarajan

LK Advani, BJP's yatra rolls into oblivion

Advani

This is not quite the fitting finale to an illustrious career. But veteran BJP leader LK Advani will now have to be content to have been always the bridesmaid and never the bride as his party eased him out of it’s parliamentary board.

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#Modi100: Rate PM Narendra Modi and his team's performance

Narendra Modi
Is the Modi government on the right track or is the Modi wave losing its momentum? As a citizen are you satisfied with the government's performance so far? This is the chance to make your voice heard.

Not flying high: Air India faces maximum passenger complaints

A man

Air India tops the list of passenger complaints lodged against Indian airlines in July this year, followed by no-frill carrier SpiceJet, official data shows. Most air travellers, who have lodged complaints against the airlines, complained of problems relating to delayed flights and their customer services.

Researchers claim to have solved the  ‘sheepdog mystery’

A Kashmiri villager taking his meal as a dog and a herd of sheep rest near him on the outskirts of Srinagar
There is the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. The unresolved identity of Jack the Ripper. The enigma of how the universe developed beyond a quark-gluon soup following the Big Bang. And then there is the sheepdog mystery.

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Coffee and discussion over Rang De Basanti in Beijing

Rang De Basanti

Sometime in the middle of last month, about two dozen people gathered at a courtyard café in a Beijing Hutong or traditional alleyway on a weekend to watch a Hindi movie. Sutirtho Patranobis writes. @Hindi Heartland

Bullet train boost ahead of PM’s Japan trip

Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train

With days to go for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Japan, the tracks are being swiftly cleared for India’s bullet train project.

DNA test on cow to settle ownership right

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A court in Kollam on Wednesday settled a two-year-long legal battle between two women over the ownership of a cow after conducting a DNA test. This is perhaps the first time a DNA test on a cow was done to settle its ownership right.

Mukesh: 5 life lessons from the maestro's songs

Mukesh
Noted Hindi film singer Mukesh Chand Mathur, popularly known as Mukesh, breathed his last on August 27, 1976. We pay tribute to him on his 38th death anniversary.

Martin Scorsese set to start work on Shutter Island to TV

Martin Scorsese
The Oscar winning filmmaker plans to bring a TV series based on his 2010 Shutter Island. Dennis Lehane, the author of the book on which the movie was based on, will pen the script.
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Bangladesh lift ban on all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's six-month ban imposed last month for 'misbehaviour' has been lifted, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Tuesday.

EXPERT SPEAK
Everyone should show maturity to end all speculation

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Talking about India at this moment, my suggestion is that all the statements and counter-statements which are coming out at the moment need to stop, writes former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.
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Manchester United humbled in League Cup by 3rd tier MK Dons

Manchester
The record 20-time English champions timidly capitulated to MK Dons, losing 4-0 to the third-tier club in the second round of the League Cup.

Manchester United confirm British record deal for Di Maria

Chile's Arturo
Manchester United have signed Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($98 million, 75 million euros), the English Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
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Federer hits season's 50; Teen duo rock US Open

Roger Federer
Roger Federer claimed his 50th win of 2014 on Tuesday as the 17-time major winner got his campaign for a record sixth US Open off to a battling start.

US Open: Glam rock as Bouchard, Ivanovic progress

Eugenie Bouchard
Photo favourites Eugenie Bouchard and Ana Ivanovic eased into the US Open second round on Tuesday while five-time champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams were set to take centre stage under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights.
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SC orders DLF to pay Rs. 630 cr fine within 3 months for unfair practices

DLF Ltd

The Supreme Court directed on Wednesday real estate giant DLF to deposit Rs. 630-crore fine imposed by Competition Commission of India (CCI) for alleged unfair trade practices pending its appeal.

Ratan Tata invests in Snapdeal.com

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Snapdeal, which has raised about $400 million since its inception, has invested about $100 million in logistics and operations to expand its presence in the $3 billion Indian eCommerce market.

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Giant set to bring Rs. 10.6-lakh cycle to India

The Propel Advanced SL 0Top bike maker Giant is set to bring the world’s fastest bicycle, Propel Advanced SL 0, to India at a sticker price that will put a Harley Davidson to shame — Rs. 10.6 lakh.

2014 Toyota Corolla Altis reviewed

2014 Toyota Corolla Altis reviewedThis 11th-generation Corolla is the most evolved in recent history and the focus (at least on the outside) is clearly on dumping the ‘boring’ tag.
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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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Google buys special effects technology firm Zync

Google on Tuesday announced that it had bought Zync Render, a service that trims costs of special effects by pushing the work into the Internet "cloud."

Apple planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015: Report

AppleApple Inc is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying on Tuesday.

Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone

InstagramFacebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram on Tuesday launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile devices.
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