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Hindustan Times Friday, September 19, 2014 | Last Updated 03:06 IST 

Day 2 of Xi's India visit
After Modi, Xi meeting, China pulls back troops from Ladakh

Xi's visit
Chinese troops, locked in a staring match with Indian forces in Ladakh, started withdrawing on Thursday after President Xi Jinping told PM Narendra Modi that he was “sad” tensions between the armies had “cast a shadow” on his visit.

Battle for Maharashtra
Assembly polls: Shiv Sena defies ultimatum, offers BJP only 119 seats

Bal Thackeray
The race to capture power in Maharashtra has strained relations between partners in one of the oldest political alliances in India. In a late night move, the Sena once again offered the BJP 119 seats, the same as in 2009, out of which it would have to allot 8 seats to smaller allies.

US to nominate Richard Verma as next ambassador to India

Richard Verma (Photo courtesy: Albright Stonebridge Group)

The White House is to announce Thursday the nomination of former state department official Richard Rahul Verma, an Indian American, as the next US ambassador to India.

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Bill Gates shares Modi vision of affordable toilets for every home

Bill Gates

Having stepped down as chariman of Microsoft, world's richest man Bill Gates now spends his time trying to save people from preventable death. In an exclusive interview to HT, Gates speaks about the things that excite him and the optimism that keeps him going.

IS group posts video of captive British journalist

CBI chief row: Bhushan 'won't name' whistleblower

Modi govt’s ‘fast decisions’ made after debates

Ajit Singh backers try to cut Delhi’s water supply

Mamata to counter Saradha slur with book

Chautalas get ready to fight each other

Spycam found in girls’ hostel in Noida

Tihar official arrested for murder bid on son’s wife

Narendra Modi’s Madison Square show sold out

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The PM must walk the talk on FDI

If Modi is serious about attracting more investment to the knowledge-intensive industries (such as the biopharmaceutical sector), his government will need to tackle three obstacles - intellectual property rights, regulatory system, healthcare system.

Defensive India needs to take firmer stand against hawkish China

India’s fumbling responses to the increasing Chinese incursions do not bode well for its Himalayan security, writes Brahma Chellaney.
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Photos: Scotland Independence Vote
My India My Vote
5 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

HT presents: The eternal cry baby, Times of India

Times of India released a video titled 'TOI Morning Challenge', where it claimed to be the No 1 newspaper in Delhi-NCR. Hindustan Times presents an opportunity to TOI to learn to accept defeat with grace and stop being the eternal cry baby. WATCH VIDEO

verdict today
Scotland independence: Close fight between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ camps, UK's fate on knife edge


Scotland voted in a referendum on Thursday to choose whether to end the 307-year-old union with England. Polling booths closed at 10:00 pm local time Thursday, and the counting of ballots began with the result expected in the early hours of Friday. Will the 307-year-old Union end in divorce?

Condoms hottest item at Asian Games

Athletes are snapping up thousands of free condoms being given out at the Asian Games. The condoms are in yellow, opaque wrappers with the games emblem emblazoned on them and some athletes may believe they are badges or other mementos.

SRK: The greatest businessman can walk away from a deal as it doesn’t feel right

 Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan, the badshah of Bollywood and the promoter of Kolkata Knight Riders, Kidzania and Red Chillies, believes that a business or a product can be complicated, but it should work simply.

5 reasons why Sonam’s Khoobsurat will not match up to Rekha’s classic

Sonam Kapoor
Walt Disney is presenting it. Anil Kapoor has produced it. Ratna Pathak Shah and Kirron Kher play pivotal roles and young heartthrob Fawad Khan is the hero. But why is there a sinking feeling that Sonam’s Khoosurat will be a dud?

Madhya Pradesh: Legislator's 'sari' prank on former BJP MP goes viral

Independent MLA Dinesh Rai
A video clip of a local legislator seen wiping his soiled fingers with a former BJP parliamentarian’s sari went viral on social media on Thursday. Independent MLA Dinesh Rai did it with a smirk on his face on the stage.

Chinese First Lady charms Delhi students with her singing skills

China first lady
China's First Lady Peng Liyuan had a message for the students she interacted with at a south Delhi school on Thursday. 'Keep working hard so you can contribute to your country.'

Fortune ranks Indra Nooyi third most powerful women in business

Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi has been ranked third most powerful businesswoman by Fortune, the only Indian-origin woman on the 2014 list topped by IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.


Maxwell delivers for Kings XI, beat Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets

Alen Maxwell
Chasing a target of 145, Kings XI made 146 for five with 14 balls to spare after skipper George Bailey and all-rounder Thisara Perera remained unbeaten on 34 and 35 respectively.

Virat Kohli seeks out Tendulkar to sharpen off-stump game

Virat Kohli
Desperate to avoid a repeat of the England tour, where he averaged an embarrassing 13.40 in the Tests and 18.00 in the ODIs, Kohli has made a dash to Mumbai. On a request from the 25-year-old, Sachin Tendulkar was present to guide the Delhi batsman.
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'Well-prepared' Del Piero checks-in India, heads to training base

Alessandro Del Piero
To the few uninitiated Alessandro Del Piero, garlanded with marigold, was mistaken for a Hollywood star before the many football aficionados sent across the message that the biggest attraction of the inaugural Indian Super League has just landed in Delhi.

Eyes on Lampard as Manchester City and Chelsea renew rivalry

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard could make an emotional appearance against former club Chelsea this weekend as his new employers Manchester City host Jose Mourinho's side in an early showdown between the Premier League's heavyweights.
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Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open

Defending champions, Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open, at Tokyo on Thursday.

Veteran Leander Paes wants to retire on top

Leander Paes
Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal.
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Hyundai bids $10 billion for an office building

Hyundai cars to ditch cigarette lighter socket
Hyundai will pay a record $10 billion for a 79,342 square metre plot for its new headquarters in Seoul’s Gangnam district, out-bidding Samsung Electronics and sparking investor concerns that it is wasting cash on trophy property.

Infosys partners Huawei; extends pact with Microsoft, Hitachi

Bangalore IT industry
India's second largest software services firm Infosys on Thursday said it has partnered China's Huawei Technologies to offer enterprise cloud, big data and communication solutions.
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adventure sports

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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Kindle Fire

Amazon unveils new Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers on Wednesday expanded its array of tablets and Kindle e-readers, capping its line-up with a new flagship Fire HDX model boasting 'stunning' display and Dolby Atmos sound.

Bug delays Apple's HealthKit availability on iOS 8

Apple iPhone 6 WatchApple Inc said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads.

Intel launches two-in-one tablets in India

IntelChip-maker Intel on Thursday launched a two-in-one tablet in India along with e-commerce portal The tablet comes with a convertible keypad with which it can be used as a laptop also.
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