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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Last Updated 02:58 IST 

Isro successfully test-fires Mangalyaan engine, all set for Mars now

Mangalyaan: meet the men behind India’s Mars Mission

On the day US spacecraft MAVEN entered the Mars orbit, India's Mangalyaan woke up after 300 days of sleep at 2:30pm, clearing a key test and taking the country closer to its inclusion in a select group that has successfully sent probes to the Red Planet.

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PM Modi wants 2 lakh MW more from sun, wind with US help

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek US technology and investments for setting up 100,000 MW each of solar and wind energy generation capacity in India over the next 10 years, according to official documents in HT’s possession.

Battle for Maharashtra
Seat sharing row: BJP, Sena soften stand, alliance hopes still alive

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses party MPs and MLAs during a party meeting in Mumbai on Sunday. (PTI Photo)
The BJP sent a fresh proposal to the Shiv Sena, offering to contest 130 seats, five down from its initial demand of 135, in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly but also hinted it was ready to go it alone.

PLA ordered to follow Xi's orders, respect chain of command

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The People’s Liberation Army should be combat ready for a regional war, President Xi Jinping has said, adding that the armed forces’ chain of command should strictly follow the central leadership’s instructions.

UP Muslims see hope in Modi’s ‘patriotism’ remark

10 dead in flash floods, landslides in Assam

IIT allows board exam marks; 20 percentile to stay

China-India standoff continues along LAC

TMC MP’s Facebook post adds fire to JU stir

India, China ignore UN climate change summit

Cleaning Ganga will take 18 yrs: Centre tells SC

MHA orders probe if Gujarat hotel barred NE staff

Pak appoints ally of army chief to head ISI

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Step on the gas: What India must do for the planet

UN activists
Jairam Ramesh is right when he says that India should agree to phase out HFC — a powerful greenhouse gas. But he is wrong when he argues that the non-patented substitutes for this chemical are inflammable and therefore, not desirable.

A leader in place, Afghanistan is on the right track

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The suspense over Afghanistan’s presidential elections is finally over. The two contenders have shown sagacity in working out a unity government which is just what Kabul needs now.
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F.R.I.E.N.D.S celebrates 20 yrs, we rank 20 best episodes! Did your favourite make it?

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To celebrate these 20 years of gut-hurting laughter and moments that brought about so many sob-fests, we have undertaken the next-to-impossible task of listing the 20 best episodes of the series. Is your favourite in the list?

Within days, $1 million raised for Modi’s Madison Square event

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Organisers of the Madison Square Garden reception for PM Modi later this week have been stunned by the speed with which Indian Americans contributed for it. The Indian American Community Foundation, formed to organise the event, fund and produce it, were able to raise $1.6 million within just days.

I'm not jobless: Karishma Tanna on entering 'Bigg Boss 8'

Karishma Tanna
Karishma has been a popular TV actress, courtesy shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Koi Dil Mein Hain, and on the big screen, she was seen in adult sex comedy Grand Masti.

Registering property gets more expensive as circle rates go up in Delhi

Delhi Development Authority
While circle rates have been increased across the board by 20% for all categories, Delhi government officials maintained that they are still quite less than the prevailing market rates at which transactions are taking place.

Asian Games: Historic squash show by India, shooters add another bronze

Dipika Pallikal squash
Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal scripted history on the squash court, while shooters also continued to deliver medals as India bagged two more bronze to boost their tally to six on the third day of the Asian Games in Incheon.

If I am in trouble, Salman will help me: Katrina Kaif

Salman Katrina
Having said that, Katrina says, contrary to reports, she doesn’t call Salman Khan every day. She also agrees with Khan that her younger sister Isabelle is more talented than she is.

Gujaratis sniff biz, flock to learn Chinese after Xi visit

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit has put the spotlight on Gujarat and Gujaratis are thronging Chinese teaching institutes to explore business opportunities with the neighbouring country.

iPhone opening weekend sales top 10 million: Apple

Apple iPhone 6
Apple said on Monday it sold more than 10 million of its new iPhone models globally in the opening weekend of record sales of the bigger-screen version of its smartphone.
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Suresh Raina powers Chennai Super Kings to big win in CLT20

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Chennai Super Kings outbatted Dolphins for an 54-run victory, their first in the Champions League T20 tournament, on Monday in a Group A match in Bangalore that witnessed as many as 25 sixes, besides 35 boundaries.

Cricket teams trek to world's highest game on 'roof of Africa'

Heather Knight raises her arms on the second day of a trek up to Kilimanjaro. (AFP Photo)

Two teams are taking part in a gruelling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano, to play a full Twenty20 game in the ice-covered crater just below its rugged peak, at 5,785 metres (19,000 feet).

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EPL: Man United stunned by Leicester, Tottenham lose

Louis van Gaal
Promoted Leicester City, trailing 3-1 with 30 minutes to go, fought back to beat Manchester United 5-3 on Sunday in one of the most astonishing Premier League matches for years at the King Power Stadium.

Asiad: Indian women suffer 10-0 loss vs Thailand in football

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The Indian women's team was taught a football lesson by Thailand on Sunday in a 0-10 result in their third Group A match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
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Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific WTA

Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic charged the net repeatedly to overcome US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in the final of the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Sunday.

Azarenka out for the season due to injury

Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka will miss rest of the tennis season as she tries to make a full recovery from injuries that plagued her year, the former world number one said on Sunday.
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FinMin to take stock of Jan Dhan Yojana, send progress report to PM

Aamir Khan

The finance ministry will soon initiate a survey to assess the efficacy of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and analyse how many accounts have been opened. The report will be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

City, Grand i10, Celerio, Zest see up to 4 months waiting period

New Maruti Celerio variant details leaked
If you are planning to buy a petrol car this Diwali, be prepared to wait a little. With the price differential between petrol and diesel narrowing to about Rs. 10 per litre, a far cry from the Rs. 32 high two years ago, petrol cars are on a high.
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Not your genes, how many hours you work determines heart health

heart The longer people work, the higher are their chances of developing heart disease within the next 10 years! Researchers now link working more than 40-hours a week with the narrowing and hardening of blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.
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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 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.

Haj App to keep in touch in Mecca

3Ahead of the pilgrimage to Mecca, this year, Haj pilgrims from Chhattisgarh have been responding overwhelmingly to the Haj app, a user-friendly mobile application software, designed and launched in the state.

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.
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