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Hindustan Times Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | Last Updated 11:02 IST 

PM's Japan visit
PM concludes successful Japan tour, leaves for home

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives PM Narendra Modi a big hug on arrival at the state guest house in Kyoto on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for home after concluding his successful visit during which Japan promised to give USD 35 billion to India over the next 5 years for developmental projects.

ISIS releases beheading video of US journalist Steven Sotloff

Steven Sotloff
A new video has purported to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by the ISIS. Sotloff, a freelancer, was last seen in August 2013 and has featured in the James Foley execution video.

Delhi BJP MLA Jitender Shunty shot at by goons, escapes unhurt

CCTV grab of the attack on Shunty. (ANI Photo)
In a daring attack caught on CCTV, BJP MLA Jitender Singh Shunty was shot at by an unidentified assailant at his house in East Delhi early on Wednesday morning.

Mint Special
What went down at Infosys: the inside story

NR Narayana Murthy
Mint investigates the backstory to founder NR Narayana Murthy's comeback and departure from Infosys and the appointment of Vishal Sikka as the first non-founder CEO of India's iconic company.

Centre fast-tracks roads along China border, eases green rules

IAF can’t afford delay in Rafale deal: Air chief

Death row convicts can be heard in open courts: SC

MP bank peon owns 5 houses, 2 cars and more

Saharanpur calm, cautious before by-elections

Former attorney general Goolam E Vahanvati dies

Mumbai hit by blackouts after power station snag

Gopichand still my coach, says Saina after row

Pakistan: Parliament backs Sharif as crisis deepens

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No excuse for justifying junkets on taxpayers’ money

Akhilesh Yadav
CM Akhilesh Yadav is on Holland tour to study how to encourage cycling in UP. He is emulating the party seniors who thought it fit to go on a jolly and a jaunt even as the victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots were shivering in makeshift camps.

Balancing act: Strategic ties with both Japan, China possible

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives PM Narendra Modi a big hug on arrival at the state guest house in Kyoto on Saturday.
India does not have to choose sides. It can work with Japan in areas of shared concern about China, while working with China in areas that yield mutual benefits, writes Kanwal Sibal.
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100 Days of Modi Sarkar
100 Days of Modi Sarkar
naseerudin shah cover story
Ganesh Chaturthi tile
A look at the biggest and most interesting box office clashes in the next few months
Clean toilets for Indian villages

Jennifer Lawrence leak: Should naked photo hacking be considered a sex crime?

Jennifer Lawrence
Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online. Pictures leak is not a scandal, it's a crime

HT Special
Half of Delhi’s 18 lakh ration cards fake

Fake ration card
Delhi government had launched the initiative to update their database and enrol people for providing subsidised ration under the food security scheme, which caters to nearly 6.5 million people in the Capital.

River-linking project threatens Madhya Pradesh's Panna Tiger Reserve

Corbett Tiger Reserve
Panna Tiger Reserve, home to more than 20 tigers and the only habitat for the big cat in Bundelkhand, could lose about 100 sq km of its core area, with the Centre 'reviving' the controversial Ken-Betwa river-linking project.

Your guide to book a flat under the new DDA housing scheme in Delhi

New homes for old ones

Have you been visiting the DDA website, trying to figure out how to book a flat under the new housing scheme? Do you have unanswered questions? Read our list of 13 FAQs you need to read before trying your luck. DDA removes housing scheme brochure after site crashes

Sachin Tendulkar's much-awaited autobiography set to release on Nov 6

Sachin Tendulkar Autobiograpgy (Photo Courtesy: @sachin_rt)
The much-awaited autobiography of batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will hit the stands on November 6 with a high-profile release of the book in his home city Mumbai.

Age-old trend? Neanderthal hashtag engraving found in Gibraltar cave

Neanderthal rock
Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists reported in a paper describing the first discovery of artwork by this extinct species.

Shadow of jailed Italian marines over big fat Indian wedding

indian bride Wedding feature
A lavish wedding of the children of super-rich Indian families is scheduled this week in a coastal town in south Italy. But, the occasion has been overshadowed by the ongoing row over two Italian marines lodged in an Indian jail.

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh opt for Christian wedding

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone
It's a Christian wedding for Bollywood's hottest couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh! The two are doing the 'I do' ritual for their upcoming movie, Finding Fanny. Watch the video of their 'marriage' from the film.
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4th ODI: India thrash England to clinch series in Birmingham

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane smashed his maiden ODI ton as India thumped England by nine wickets in the fourth one-dayer in Birmingham to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series on Tuesday.

Dhoni becomes most successful Indian captain in ODIs

MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday became the most successful Indian captain ever in the one-dayers after India's nine-wicket thrashing of England in the fourth ODI in Birmingham.
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Schweinsteiger named Germany captain

Bastian Schweinsteiger, germany
Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was on Tuesday named the new captain of Germany by manager Joachim Loew.

Transfers: Manchester United top deadline-day big spenders

Danny Welbeck
Manchester United dominated Europe's transfer activity as the transfer deadline window slammed shut on Monday, manager Louis van Gaal taking his summer spending spree to more than 150 million pounds ($249 million).
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US Open: Sania in mixed doubles semis, Paes out

Leander Paes and sania mirza
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza stormed into the mixed doubles semi-finals besides reaching the doubles quarter-finals, but compatriot Leander Paes exited the US Open with unexpected defeats in both his events.

Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit US Open

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Baking heat, rain and the threat of lightning all forced stoppages in play at the US Open but Roger Federer marched on, while Maria Sharapova was knocked out.
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cities

Rupee gains 7 paise against dollar in early trade

Currency
Snapping its four-day losing streak, the rupee recovered by seven paise to 60.61 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on Wednesday amid sustained overseas capital inflows.

Sensex hits new record-high of 27,148.90; Nifty at 8,119.80

Bombay Stock Exchange
Continuing its rising streak for the ninth straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 129 points to hit a new high of 27,148.90 in opening trade on Wednesday on sustained foreign capital inflows coupled with a firming trend on other Asian bourses.
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Scientists say your skin is much smarter than you think! It is as good as your brain in...

woman Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations that scientists previously believed only the brain could carry out. These neurons not only send signals to the brain that something has touched the skin, but also process data about the object touching the 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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Apple

Apple plans iWatch worth $400?

Apple's team is reportedley considering charging a premium for the company's first wearable technology device. And while all 'idevices' come with a hefty price tag, charging so much for a smartwatch would mean that Apple would be putting it on a par with brands like Tissot and Breil, rather than Samsung or Fitbit.

An app that ruins your selfie

coupleDeveloped by Vladimir Shreyder, the app anti-selfie mobile app applies filters that obscure your face in funny ways. In less than two weeks of its launch, the app called SLMMSK has been used in more than 6,000 Instagram photos.

Four reasons why your next gadget should be a game console

XBox OneConsoles are no longer mere self-contained boxes, they can easily be synced to be part of a larger multimedia ecosystem. So if you own a smart phone, a HD set top box or a tablet, your console will become you living room hub.
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