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Hindustan Times Monday, September 22, 2014 | Last Updated 01:23 IST 

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India, US work on WTO deal ahead of Modi-Obama meet

WTO
India and the US are working on a compromise formula on food subsidies to remove a major irritant in the stalled World Trade Organisation deal ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington later this month.

Battle for Maharashtra
Seat sharing row: Sena says take it or leave it, BJP leaves decision to Modi

Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.
The 25-year-old saffron alliance in Maharashtra teetered on the brink on Sunday after an aggressive Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a final offer of 119 seats and state BJP leaders told PM Narendra Modi that they would rather go it alone than accept this.

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.'

Mars mission: Ahead of D-day, a ‘wake-up’ call

Mangalyaan
With just 48 hours left before the spacecraft enters Mars’ orbit, scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday will briefly fire-up its liquid engine and conduct final trajectory corrections.

Situation along LAC tense but under control

Modi to meet Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York

DDA revises price of 41 housing scheme flats

Soon, babus may also work from home

Nurse murdered in staff quarters in Delhi

To woo Dalits, RSS rewrites history

Grounded: How these Indian tycoons landed in soup

IS closes in on Syria border town as thousands flee

Ashraf Ghani wins Afghan presidential election

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Beyond the bite
BJP at the crossroads: what the party can learn from bypolls results

BJP chief Amit Shah
Amit Shah must decide which direction he wishes to take the party: Abandon coalition politics or pursue inclusive politics that looks beyond Hindutva. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

Xi visit: High on expectations, low on delivery

Modi Jinping
A Right-wing nationalist BJP-led government in India and a Communist Party of China that relies heavily on nationalism as a crutch for continued legitimacy at home were not expected to have it easy at the first formal summit of their leaders. Jabin T Jacob writes.
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Indian kites in French kite festival
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MC Mary Kom - unboxed
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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

Kim Kardashian

Hyderabad 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.

Bigg Boss 8 takes off with TV actors and models as contestants

Bigg Boss 8 logo
The eighth season of reality show Bigg Boss was launched on Sunday, unveiling the contestants for this year. From Upen Patel to Karishma Tanna, Sonali Raut and others, we list out all the faces set to be part of the game.

Britain hires dyslexic spies in anti-terror campaign

spy

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.

Asian Games: Shooters and shuttlers win a bronze each on Day 2

Jitu Rai
Indian shooters were on target for the second successive day as they delivered a bronze in the men's 10m air pistol team event, while shuttlers bagged another medal of the same hue in the women's team competition at the Asian Games in Incheon.

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.

Hobart Hurricanes overcome Cape Cobras in CLT20

Champions League, T20, Champions League T20
Hobart Hurricanes rode on a fine half-century from middle-order batsman Aiden Blizzard to beat Cape Cobras by six wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 Group B clash in Hyderabad on Sunday.
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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

ball
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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Wal-Mart e-commerce push to go pan-India

Walmart

Retail giant Wal-Mart will roll out the online e-commerce platform to members of its Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in Guntur and Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh beginning October 1, and eventually extend e-commerce operations to all existing stores and maybe even to new stores.

G20 to add $2 trillion to global GDP, track black money worldwide

Nirmala Sitharaman

The Group of 20 (G20) on Sunday decided to put in place a mechanism for automatic exchange of tax information between various countries by 2017, a development which will help India in dealing with the menace of black money stashed abroad.

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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

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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