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Hindustan Times Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Last Updated 18:31 IST 

Oscar Pistorius' journey from blade runner to jailbird

Oscar Pistorius
At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

BJP to form Maharashtra govt after Diwali, ministers yet to be finalised

BJP celebration
Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday postponed his visit to Mumbai to meet the newly elected BJP MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra.

Haryana to get non-Jat CM, ML Khattar picked for top job

Manohar Lal Khattar
RSS activist and first-time BJP legislator Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday was selected as the leader of state legislature party in Haryana and will be the new chief minister.

Disclosure of black money a/c holders will embarrass Cong: Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hit back at Congress saying the party will be embarrassed once the names of people holding illicit foreign accounts are made public.

BCCI to write to ICC about WICB's conduct

Kerala: Woman set afire inside train dies

Australian Walsh quits as India's hockey coach

Tatas' launch Land Rover factory in China

India and Nepal ink agreement on power trade

Can't rule out possibility of terror attack: Rajnath

Land grab complaints back to haunt Yeddyurappa

Omar hopes govt will take 'serious look' at AFSPA

RSS unwilling to drop love jihad from its agenda

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The 'Modi dividend' will be a cracker

Narendra Modi

Diwali, which is just round the corner, is believed to herald joy and cheer. The climate is propitious for a switch from a regime of doles to one of entrepreneurship and innovation, writes NK Singh.

Defeat is not new to Cong, but the party has to start its uphill climb

Congress

There was bound to be some collateral damage. After all, the BJP opened up with its heavy artillery to flatten the opposition in both Maharashtra and Haryana. And the worst hit is the party’s traditional rival, the Congress.

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'UK, France, Germany approached Assad against their jihadi citizens'

Syrian ambassador to India
In an interview to HT, Syrian ambassador to India Riad Kamel Abbas claims UK, France and Germany asked the Syrian government to 'take care' of its citizens who have been radicalised and fighting in Syria. If his claims are true, the David Cameron government has asked a foreign government to execute its citizens.

Oil giant CEO killed after drunk snow plow driver rams his jet

Christophe de Margerie
The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokesperson Elena Krylova said on Tuesday.

After all the fireworks, Vijay-starrer Kaththi all set for Diwali release

Kaththi: Living on a knife's edge
Tamil actor Vijay, whose Diwali release Kaththi is facing ire of pro-Tamil groups, said on Tuesday that all issues have been resolved with the producers heeding demands that their name be removed from its publicity material.

Apple Pay: What you need to know

iPhone 6
Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

In pics: Hudhud takes the green sheen off Vizag

Vizag zoo
A week after Cyclone Hudhud hit them head-on damaging almost every house and establishment, what is hurting the people of Visakhapatnam more is the loss of the green cover the city took pride and shelter in.

WATCH: Calcutta's dark underbelly comes alive in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy teaser

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi
The film, which has Sushan Singh Rajput in the lead, is set in pre-Indian independence era, and has a very English feel to it. The teaser plays an English commentary in the background while the visuals hint towards a mysterious murder.

Diwali in Srinagar: PM Narendra Modi's gesture to flood victims

INS Hansa airbase
In a gesture of support to flood victims in J-K, the PM will spend this Diwali in Srinagar. He had made a similar gesture earlier in 2001, when he, as Gujarat CM, had spent Diwali with earthquake victims in Bhuj.

Oscar de la Renta, designer to the stars, dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta, the world renowned designer who shaped the wardrobe of first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore a De la Renta-designed dress when she married George Clooney.
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Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar move up in ICC rankings

India Vs England
Virat Kohli moved up to the second spot in the ODI batting charts while Bhuvneshwar Kumar earned his maiden entry into the top 10 bowler's list in the latest ICC rankings released on Monday.

Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa

Shane Watson
Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia's 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches against South Africa next month as he recovers from a calf strain.
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Mohammedan Sporting, club older than Fifa, disbands senior team

Mohammedan Sporting
Mohammedan Sporting, one of India's oldest clubs with a rich legacy, on Monday decided to leave the national football scene for this season due to severe financial crisis.

Indian footballer dies after fatal goal celebration

ball
A 23-year-old footballer from Mizoram has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official said on Monday.
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Murray battles past Ferrer to clinch Vienna Open title

Andy Murray
Andy Murray clinched the Vienna Open title with a 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 victory over David Ferrer, one of the Briton's main rivals in the battle to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals.

Tomas Berdych dethrones Grigor Dimitrov in Stockholm

Tomas Berdych
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych battled back to defeat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to claim the Stockholm Open and improve his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals.
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cities

Private companies will be allowed commercial coal mining soon: Jaitley

Why did EC allow Rahul's roadshow and deny Modi, asks Jaitley
A day after deciding to e-auction coal mines cancelled by Supreme Court to captive users, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said commercial mining of coal will soon be opened for private sector firms.

Hindalco, Jindal shares surge on govt decision to auction coal blocks

coal
The new auction-based system will replace the earlier controversial policy of allotting coal blocks based on recommendations of a panel of bureaucrats, which the Supreme Court had struck down last month as arbitrary.
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education

Quality control

Status upgrade to ‘institute of national importance’ will make specialised academies such as NID more professional and research- oriented, writes Gauri Kohli

Do IIMs need to be upgraded?

IIMThe human resource development ministry is also mulling the introduction of a proposal to grant institutes of national importance status to the Indian Institutes of Management. If implemented, will the IIMs benefit by enjoying greater autonomy or will it dilute the IIM brand? Experts are divided on the issue.

Giving India a leg-up

Ranchi studentsInternational academic institutes’ ranking bodies are keen to help India improve its ­positioning, writes Gauri Kohli
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iPhone 6

Apple Pay: What you need to know

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

Facebook to locate your stolen passwords

FacebookIn a bid to keep its users' accounts safe, social networking site Facebook has created an automated service that monitors the web for stolen email addresses and passwords.

New apps bring kids' playtime back to real world

Kid with smartphoneParents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.
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