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Hindustan Times Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Last Updated 12:51 IST 

LIVE - Asian Games 2014: Grand first day, first show for India as Jitu Rai bags gold

Jitu Rai Asian Games 2014 Incheon South Korea shooting
World No. 5 Jitu Rai emerged victorious in the men's 50 metre pistol event to give India its first gold medal from the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea.

Militants tried to take advantage of floods, 200 waiting across LoC: Army

An Indian Soldier looking over to the Pakistan side of the LoC at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, Jammu
Around 200 heavily armed militants were waiting across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the Indian side even as the security forces foiled several attempts by the ultras to sneak into Kashmir Valley following the recent floods.

US: Man jumps White House fence, dodges security to reach doors

Constitution Avenue closed
A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. WATCH VIDEO

No low tide for Modi, bypoll results mark defeat of BJP's hardcore wing

Yogi Adityanath
Every time the BJP comes to power, there is a battle for the heart and soul of the party. The best way to understand the by-election results is to view them from the perspective of this battle, writes Vir Sanghvi.

India, China remain cautious despite warmth

Earth to have nearly 11bn people by 2100: UN

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Seat-sharing: Shiv Sena, BJP try and hold on

6 Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska

100 lashes for gay sex in Indonesian province

Verma once declined US ambassadorship to India

SC to CBI: Don’t file coal scam closure reports

Scotland stays, but a less united UK ahead?

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Britain gets credit for smooth handling of Scotland debate

Scotland votes
Both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom got a chance in recent days to focus minds on life in a balkanised Britain thanks to opinion polls that warned that the ‘Yes’ campaign was inching ahead, after trailing for months.

American Jalebi
India lags behind China in Kurdistan policy

Iraq

India positioned an ambassador in Iraq in 2011 after trying for seven years. Among his first ventures was a visit to Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region. Three years later, India needs to make its presence felt there, while the Chinese have already established economic ties.

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It's United Kingdon after all
My India My Vote
4 days to go - Mars Orbiter Mission
How to pretend to be a lit pro for Facebook’s 10-book challenge
The big fat Indian wedding: It's all about the money, honey!
Watch the actors travel from Ahmedabad to Jaipur and Agra to Delhi to promote Dawaat-e-Ishq

Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke

Harry crocodile
A tipsy goose hunter said Saturday he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile in northern Australia after poking the beast in the eye.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Khoobsurat is pretty plain

Khoobsurat
Khoobsurat, the official remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980 hit about an effervescent girl who enters a strict household and teaches everyone how to laugh and live life to the fullest is sweet, benign and bland, writes Anupama Chopra

Gloves off: Dhoni snubs hotel for not allowing biryani from Rayudu’s residence

Dhoni
On the eve of Chennai Super Kings’ CL T20 match against KKR on Wednesday, organisers were busy shifting MS Dhoni’s team from one hotel to another. Rumour has it that it happened on an irate India captain’s insistence.

Bihar toilet project founder is $1,00,000-global award finalist

Anoop Jain
US Northwestern university environmental engineering graduate Anoop Jain, who started a project for greater toilet access to the residents of a Bihar village, is one of two Indians among the four finalists for a $1,00,000 global citizen award.

EARLY BIRDS

Apple faces smartwatch ambush

Apple Watch

From fashionable alert machines to Android gear and service-driven fitness trackers, a host of wrist-worn gizmos are ready to take on the expected Apple Watch when it lands in India.

Mandolin falls silent: Srinivas remembered by music lovers

U Srinivas
Regarded as a musical prodigy for his abilities on the mandolin, Srinivas made his first public performance at the age of six and collaborated with many accomplished musicians, including fusion guitarist John McLaughlin, violinist Nigel Kennedy and percussionist Ustad Zakir Hussain.

Movie review: Daawat-e-Ishq is a delicious invite you shouldn't say no to

Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra
Aditya Roy Kapoor will surprise you with his easy manners and understanding of script in his latest release. He is good, probably the best of the lot. Daawat-e-ishq is not a film to miss this weekend.

Condoms 'too small' for Uganda men, fight against AIDS has a new hurdle

Condoms
Ugandan MPs have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale in the east African nation are too small, warning the problem is a blow to the fight against AIDS.
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CLT20: Williamson ton lifts Knights against Cobras

Kane Williamson
Northern Knights beat Cape Cobras by 33 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-shortened Group B match in the Champions League Twenty20 at Raipur on Friday.

CLT20: Bailey promises better show after Kings XI Punjab win

George Bailey of Kings XI Punjab plays a shot against Mumbai Indians
Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey heaped praise on Glenn Maxwell and Thisara Perera after the five-wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes in Mohali on Thursday and promised his team will get better in the Champions League T20.
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Del Piero's first media interaction held in parking lot

Alessandro Del Piero
It wasn't a pleasant welcome for Italian football star Alessandro del Piero as his first official media interaction on Friday had to be held in a parking lot after his franchise Delhi Dynamos failed to find a proper place.

Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut

Cahill goal
Sevilla's love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season's champions and three-times winners began this year's group stage with a 2-0 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.
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Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

Li Na
Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.

Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open

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Defending champions Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
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Alibaba's big debut: Here are the 10 things you want to know

Alibaba
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history.

Jet Airways to launch new Mumbai-Dubai flight next month

Alibaba

Jet Airways will enhance connectivity on the lucrative Dubai-India route by launching a fifth daily flight from Mumbai to the Gulf city from next month.

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Finally spotlight on students’ safety

The Centre has called upon the apex body of higher education, the University Grants Commission (UGC), to frame guidelines to ensure safety of students in and off campuses across the country. These include special measures for women students, to fix accountability.

Here is how you can gear up for the CMAT

IIT studentsSurviving a few controversies over the last few years, the next edition of the Common Management Admission Test will be held from September 25-29, 2014.

At risk

paramedical training80% paramedics do not have basic training, with many unable to even insert a cannula in a patient, doctors tell Jeevan Prakash Sharma and Gauri Kohli in the concluding part of our series on paramedical education
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Sony

Sony focuses on Google Glass alternative

Sony's glasses have lenses instead that are 85 % transparent and which incorporate clever hologram optic technology so that information can be directly overlaid within the wearer's direct field of vision to augment the object, point of interest or even person he or she is looking at.

Google wants to demystify cybersecurity

Online securitySimply Secure is a new organization with a single aim -- making it easy for people to protect themselves and their data when online.

Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

iPhone 6Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.
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