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Hindustan Times Thursday, October 02, 2014 | Last Updated 14:18 IST 

Sarita Devi's protest poor sportsmanship, regretful: Asian Games organisers

Laishram Sarita Devi
The organising committee of Asian Games on Thursday said that Sarita Devi's refusal to accept her bronze medal during the ceremony was 'regretful and against the spirit of sportsmanship'.

Modi wields broom, says Clean India mission beyond politics

Modi lays a yellow rose on the name of an Indian who died.
Wielding a broom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his Swachh Bharat or Clean India campaign in Delhi on Thursday. He said the mission is beyond politics and inspired by patriotism. Poll: What do you think of govt's Clean India campaign?

Envoys seek 'fair probe' on attack on African nationals in Delhi

Delhi metro
The ambassadors of Gabon and Burkina Faso have written to the ministry of external affairs seeking a 'fair probe' into the attack on three African nationals at New Delhi's Rajiv Chowk Metro station last Sunday, the Indian Express reported on Thursday. Video Inside

US secret service chief Julia Pierson quits over security lapses

Julia Pierson

The trust was shaken by a series of failures in the agency's critical job of protecting the president, including a breach on September 19, when a knife-carrying man climbed over the White House fence

China warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests continue

PM Modi pays surprise visit to police station

‘Thank you, America’, PM Modi tells new converts

Delhi: Northeast students click pics, beaten up

Amazon to sell packaged food and beverages in India

BJP readies Modi blitz for Maharashtra, Haryana

Prayers, protests continue for ‘people’s CM’ Jaya

Jaitley recovering well, clearing files

Centre notifies life-long visa for PIOs

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Good time for India and US to go beyond the bonhomie

Narendra Modi, Barack Obama
The three documents released during Modi's US visit — the vision statement, the editorial drafted by both leaders and the joint statement - show that the relationship has plenty of substance chugging away on autopilot that puts bilateral ties in a position to reach the desired heights.

On ISIS, India must resist pressure from Israel

Do not send in troops to fight the Islamic State unless Iran and Syria are part of Barack Obama’s grand coalition in West Asia, writes Prem Shankar Jha.
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Mary Kom Gold
Modi in US
Bigg Boss 8
My India My Vote
Google has stunned everyone with its launch of Android One. But is it worth it? Rajiv Makhni finds out.

History on our plate: how India started enjoying food

India's current food scene dates its origins not to the Raj or to Partition but to the globalisation and liberalisation that began in 1991. Satellite television and internet are key determinants of what people regard as trendy and sophisticated food, writes Vir Sanghvi.

India's self-righteous policies aren't helping the poor

BJP protest hike LPG diesel prices Shimla
Any attempt to do anything 'for the poor' tends to be cloaked in such self-righteousness that hardly anyone dares to ask the necessary questions about it: does the programme itself make sense, is there anything else that we could do that would be better? writes Abhijit Banerjee.

Blame South Korea, but it is India who let Sarita Devi down

Sarita Devi Asian Games 2014
Less than a week after MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) slingshot India into an elite club, India saw a mom wronged, writes HT's Rakesh Goswami.

Jharkhand will pose biggest challenge for Modi’s Swachh Bharat

Mumbai's public toilet project
In 2011, Jharkhand had the highest percentage of households - 77% - without latrines. In 2001, this number was 80%. This drop of 3 percentage points is one of the lowest changes among all the states in the last decade.

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 145th birth anniversary

A visitor pays floral tribute

The nation on Thursday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying floral tributes at his memorial in New Delhi.

Technology should be used to fight illiteracy, poverty: Anand Kumar at MIT

Anand Kumar

Technology should not become a tool in the hands of the elite and must be used as a weapon in the fight against illiteracy and poverty, the founder of the well-known Super 30 tutorial programme in Bihar has said.

Times Higher Education rankings: IISc top varsity in India, Panjab University 2nd

Panjab University
The Indian Institute of Science and Panjab University are the top universities in India, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15 released on Wednesday.

Japan volcano dead found crushed between boulders: report

Mount Ontake

Rescuers searching the volcano that erupted without warning in Japan found dead hikers wedged between huge rocks and people half buried in ash, it emerged Thursday.


Happy dressing room key to our winning streak: Gambhir

Sunil Narine,Kolkata Knight Riders
Success can be weird. When you don’t get it, it breeds anxiety. When you get it, you are on a high. When it stays in your corner, you are insecure thinking that it will desert you. We are in a similar mental space these days, writes Gautam Gambhir.

CLT20: Run feast on cards as CSK face KXIP in semis

Manan Vohra

Every time there is a contest between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings, one questions the relevance of bowlers; so mighty is the batting strength of either side. Bowlers will, on Thursday, in the CLT20 semifinal between the sides, largely look to contain the star-studded opposing batsmen.

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Champions League: Arsenal win as Welbeck scores hat-trick

UEFA Champions League trophy
Danny Welbeck answered former coach Louis van Gaal's criticism in style on Wednesday, scoring a hat-trick in Arsenal's 4-1 romp over Galatasaray in their Champions League group match while both Madrid clubs also recorded wins.

Dani Alves plans to leave Barcelona for English club

Dani Alves
Brazil international Dani Alves is planning to leave Barcelona at the end of this season and join an English club, the full-back said.
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Asian Games 2014
Sania-Saketh win mixed doubles gold; India maintain 9th place

Sania, Saketh
Tennis star Sania Mirza teamed up with Saketh Myneni to clinch the gold in mixed double while Seema Punia also brought glory with her gold-winning act as India maintained the ninth position in the overall standings on the 10th day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.

Djokovic, Sharapova win in China, as Wozniacki falls

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic continued his 100% record at the China Open Wednesday as he overcame late resistance from Vasek Pospisil, while Maria Sharapova also won but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

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Vijay Mallya has to clear loan defaults to serve as USL chairman: Diageo

CEO of Kingfisher Airlines Limited Vijay Mallya.

Loan default cases against Vijay Mallya and his UB Group may cast a shadow over his continuation as chairman of United Spirits Ltd in the future, with its current parent, UK-based Diageo, making it clear in a statement from its headquarters in London.

Merc launches GLA Class in India at Rs. 32.75 lakh

Merc GLA-Class
German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz on Tuesday launched its most affordable sports utility vehicle, the GLA class, at a starting price of Rs. 32.75 lakh, filling a big gap in its product portfolio.
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CBSE results

Big relief

In a landmark judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stripped the Council of Architecture of its powers to grant and withdraw approvals to institutes

Experts hail new JEE norms

entrance testCandidates aspiring to get admitted to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) had reason to cheer when the human resource development ministry and the IIT council decided to introduce a change in the eligibility criteria for JEE (Advanced) last week

Keep testing your strategy to ace CAT

hot dayThere are just about a few weeks left for the Common Admission Test (CAT). Aspirants should follow the learning, practising, analysing, strategising and revision model.
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iPad Air

New iPad to offer gold option: report

A new report from Bloomberg tallies with earlier rumors that Apple will be adopting the same color palette it uses for iPhones on the next generation iPad Air.

LG F60 a big phone for those with small pockets

LG F60Apple and Samsung aren't the only smartphone giants launching new handsets at the moment; LG has just very calmly and quietly announced the LG F60, a phone it describes as "stylish" and offering a "premium 4G LTE experience".

Apple's iOS 8 causing Bluetooth connectivity issues: Report

iPhone 6Apple Inc's new mobile operating system iOS8 is causing significant issues for some users who connect their phones to cars via Bluetooth, reports Apple news blog MacRumors, citing reports on Apple's Support forums and its own user forums.
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