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Hindustan Times Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Last Updated 21:30 IST 

Battle for Maharashtra
Crisis over seat-sharing looms as BJP hits back at Shiv Sena's 'last effort' to save alliance

Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.
Crisis deepened in the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra on Sunday after Uddhav Thackeray proposed a fresh seat-sharing formula and his ally did not appear keen to latch on to the offer of 119 seats.

India drops Israeli LAHAT, will develop own missile for Arjun Mk-2

Arjun Mk-2 tank
In an exclusive interview to HT, DRDO chief Avinash Chander said, 'The LAHAT missile doesn’t figure in our plans anymore. We are dropping it. We have been working on a tube-launched anti-tank missile, which hopefully can be configured for the tank’s cannon.'

HT EXCLUSIVE
Eye on future? Modi to meet Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York

Narendra Modi - skill development
Among Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s many meetings during his coming visit to the US, the one with the most profound implications for the future will be with the Clintons. Modi will meet former president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton in New York.

After 300 days of sleep, Mangalyaan engine will wake up tomorrow

Mangalyaan
Two days ahead of the D-day when MOM enters into Mars atmosphere, Indian Space Research Organisation scientists will carry out a crucial test that will determine the future plan of the mission.

India, US in harmony; ties to improve: PM Modi

UP: Dalit girl burnt alive; names ‘stalker’ before dying

Ashraf Ghani wins Afghan presidential election

Grounded: How these Indian tycoons landed in soup

Nurse murdered in staff quarters in Delhi

NC worker shot dead in Srinagar

Bilawal a daydreamer: Indian Union Muslim League

Have roadmap to channelise Indians' capability: Modi

India may announce visa-on-arrival for US tourists

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China doesn’t take India seriously, at least not yet

India China flag
Does anyone compare the United States to Mexico? Beijing sees only Washington as its peer. India barely makes it to the third tier of nations in China’s rankings, Chanakya writes.

Sunday Sentiments
Bypolls message for BJP: the Hindu voter is secular

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Do you know what I find most heartening about the recent byelection results? It’s the loud, clear and firm message from India’s Hindu voters. My bet is it will resonate across our political firmament for a while to come. Karan Thapar writes.

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Second apparent leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures: US media

Kim Kardashian
More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, actor Vanessa Hudgens and US soccer star Hope Solo circulated social media on Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month.

Get a selfie with Isro's Mangalyaan using this mobile app

Mangalyaan

City-based start-up Smarturhas developed a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone users and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Indian spaceship Mangalyaan that is due to land on Mars next week.

Britain hires dyslexic spies in anti-terror campaign

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Britain's main surveillance agency is employing over 100 afflicted with dyslexia and dyspraxia as spies in the country's fight against terror. While dyslexics find it hard to read, write or interpret words, they often have an extraordinary aptitude for deciphering facts from patterns or events.

Asiad: Indian women settle for bronze after losing in badminton team semis

PV Sindhu
A fighting India went down 3-1 to hosts South Korea in the women's team badminton semi-finals to settle for their maiden bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon on Sunday.

Bigg Boss 8: contestant wishlist for a fun watch

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Bigg Boss, Indian TV's biggest, and the most controversial reality show, kickstarts its eighth season on Sunday evening. While we wait and watch to see the final contestants, here's a humble wishlist -- of people we'd love to see on the show.

NASA launches $20,000 Mars challenge

mars

Attention, space enthusiasts! NASA is offering a $20,000 prize to anyone who can come up with a design idea for small science and technology payloads that could also provide the necessary weight to balance spacecraft entering the Martian atmosphere.

Dalits dragged by horses, hit with pistol butt in Bihar’s ‘wild west’

Kapildev Mandal and Bablu

Three persons, including two dalit workers of the ruling Janata Dal (United), were allegedly tied to horses and dragged for quite a distance before being tied to a pole and hit with a pistol butt and sticks, over a political dispute.

TECHILICIOUS
Is the Apple Watch worth your time?

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni
Apart from iPhone 6, the Apple Watch was also launched. Its chunky, comes with sapphire glass and has a heart-rate sensor. But is it worth replacing your credit card and wallet, finds out Rajiv Makhni.
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Australia's Watson out of Pakistan Test series with injury

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson was on Sunday ruled out of next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury.

Kings XI Punjab beat Barbados Trident by four wickets in CLT20

David Miller
David Miller smashed a 34-ball 46 under pressure and Parvinder Awana scalped three wickets as Kings XI Punjab notched up a four-wicket victory over Barbados Tridents in the Champions League Twenty20 at Mohali.
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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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Sania Mirza, Cara Black triumphs in Tokyo Open

Indian Wells

Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.

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.
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Eight Indians in Fortune list of 25 powerful Asia-Pacific women

Indra Nooyi
As many as eight Indian women, led by ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, have made it to the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women 'shaping the new world order' in the Asia-Pacific region.

Bajaj Finance housing arm to give Rs. 2,000 cr home loans in FY16

Currency
Non-banking financial services player Bajaj Finance, which is gearing to launch a dedicated housing finance subsidiary next fiscal, aims to disburse up to Rs. 2,000 crore in home loans to the affluent class in FY16, a top official said.
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Travel trend: Political hotspots a new craze among tourists

scotland For most, the idea of a vacation means beaches, mountains or monuments. But an increasing number of people are looking at taking in more than just the sights and sounds of a destination.  A niche but growing travel trend is seeing tourists visit political hotspots.
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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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