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Hindustan Times Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | Last Updated 15:33 IST 

Glory and agony: Mary Kom bags gold, tearful Sarita Devi refuses bronze at Asian Games

Sarita Devi Asian Games 2014
Day of mixed emotions for India at the Asian Games. While Mary Kom won a gold in 51 kg category, boxer Sarita Devi who was robbed of a gold medal chance broke down in tears and refused to accept her bronze medal. Mary Kom wins historic gold | Poll: Did officials do enough to help Sarita?

Jayalalithaa stays in jail, protests continue to rage in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa. PTI Photo

Former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa on Wednesday refused to meet O Panneerselvam, the man she has entrusted with the job of holding the CM's chair until she gets the relief she's hoping for from the court.

Modi says 'Thank You America' as he leaves for India

Narendra Modi, Obama

Winding up his whirlwind five-dayUS visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi "thanked" America for what he said was a highly "successful and satisfactory trip" to the country. Modi was seen off at the Andrews Air Force Base by the Indian Ambassador to the US S Jaishankar.

The making of a new India: Our safety lies in our diversity

A whole new meaning to a BJP visionary
The notion that the country is going to become thoroughly "saffronised"  and a narrow monochromatic idea of India will swallow up  the country 's rich cultural diversity is nonsense for the simple reason that this diversity itself will act as a brake on any such attempt.

India promises US to check youth joining ISIS

NCP pulled out over fear of probe: Prithviraj Chavan

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Australian PM not in favour of burqa in parliament

National Herald: Sonia, Rahul pleas hearing Nov 3

12 killed as trains collide near Gorakhpur

Violence, abuse part of life for Africans in Delhi

Bareilly: Army chopper crashes, 3 officers killed

Microsoft offers first look at 'Windows 10'

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Modi's engagement with US will yield substantial commitments

Obama hosts Modi
As long as the shadow of the nuclear deal dominates our perception of whether a summit is successful, we may continue to feel the relations are under-performing. And this mentality does not do justice to positive, transactional relations, writes Richard M Rossow.

River linking will not solve our water problems

At least 100 villages across the Kashmir valley have been flooded by overflowing lakes and rivers
What is surprising is that instead of re-starting National River Linking Project, which many have called ‘hydro hubris’, the government did not go for the changes that could have been done at the micro-level.
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Google has stunned everyone with its launch of Android One. But is it worth it? Rajiv Makhni finds out.

MC Mary Kom - unboxed

Mary
Mary Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday. Get to know the five times world champion and a mother of three who has already inspired a biopic.

That's woman power: Priyanka Chopra on Mary Kom's Asiad gold

Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra together
Priyanka Chopra, the reel life MC Mary Kom, is ecstatic about the real life boxing champion's gold winning exploits in the women's flyweight category (48-51kg) at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. The actor said she is proud of her 'Shero'.

Look who's killing the competition in Bollywood

Bang Bang
Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang is releasing on approximately 4,500 screens, but is this a good news for Shahid Kapoor's Haider? Are big producers trying to kill the competition in Bollywood?

This new app is for promoting consensual sex

Couple

In a bid to solve cases of date rape and sexual assault on campus, here comes an app that makes consensual sex as easy as a flick of your finger. Good2Go is a free 'consent' mobile phone app for both iPhone and Android devices that 'targets college-age adults'.

Another security breach, armed man on lift with Obama

US Barack Obama

An armed private security agent was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month in Atlanta, a Secret Service official said on Tuesday, in another case involving a security failure for the embattled agency.

Here's a 3D image of Mars from Mangalyaan photos

Mars 3D image Isro
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Tuesday uploaded a 3D image of Mars - generated using multiple pictures acquired by Mars Color Camera in the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).

A vanishing tribe: Delhi's Durga makers need prayers

Durga Puja
Artists say the demand for idols is rising, but the compensation is not adequate for the sheer amount of hard work they put in. They are trying to keep the art intact; say the younger generation is unwilling to take up the profession.

It’s very difficult to catch hold of Shah Rukh: Vishal Bhardwaj

Vishal Bhardwaj

Talking about his equation with the Khans and why he hasn;t made films with them yet, Vishal Bhardwaj says that whenever he has the kind of time and energy SRK has, he will work with the badshah Khan.

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expert speak
Narine suspect action: We have full faith in our ‘Sunny’ boy

Sunil Narine
Good or bad, success or failure, win or loss Sunil has never showed emotions. Therefore, when he was warned for a suspect bowling action after our win over Dolphins on Monday night, I was worried, Gautam Gambhir writes.

Uthappa, Pandey make it a one-sided affair for Kolkata

Robin Uthappa
To nobody’s surprise, KKR rode roughshod over the indefensible Dolphins. First, it was KKR’s batting brutality and later a baffling bunch of spinners packed off the South African unit without giving them much of a chance to fight.
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Brazil women clinch sixth Copa America

Brazilian women soccer
Brazil clinched their sixth women's Copa America title after a 0-0 draw with Colombia in the final football match of the tournament.

Messi reaches 400 goals, Neymar hits hat-trick

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi grabbed his 400th career goal while Neymar smashed a hat-trick as Barcelona stormed back to the top of La Liga with a 6-0 thrashing of Granada.
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Kvitova defeats Bouchard to win Wuhan Open

Petra Kvitova
World number three Petra Kvitova overcame Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets Saturday to win the inaugural $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open, her third title of the year.

Andy Murray toils to reach Shenzen Open final

Andy Murray
Andy Murray is one step away from ending his 15-month title drought after he fought from a set down to pip Juan Monaco in the semi-final of the Shenzen Open on Saturday.
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Rupee weakens to lowest since March 4

Currency
The rupee fell as low as 61.95 per dollar on Wednesday, its weakest level since March 4, as traders unwound positions ahead of holidays and at a time when the greenback is gaining globally.

Sensex down 16 points in early trade on profit-booking

Bombay Stock Exchange

The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 16 points in early trade on Wednesday on selective selling by funds and retail investors amidst mixed global cues.

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CBSE results

Big relief

In a landmark judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stripped the Council of Architecture of its powers to grant and withdraw approvals to institutes

Experts hail new JEE norms

entrance testCandidates aspiring to get admitted to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) had reason to cheer when the human resource development ministry and the IIT council decided to introduce a change in the eligibility criteria for JEE (Advanced) last week

Keep testing your strategy to ace CAT

hot dayThere are just about a few weeks left for the Common Admission Test (CAT). Aspirants should follow the learning, practising, analysing, strategising and revision model.
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Gionee

Meet the world's thinnest smartphone

The Gionee ELFIE 5.1 has set a new Guinness World Record for its diminutive dimensions -- it's just 5.1mm thick.

Microsoft offers first look at 'Windows 10'

MicrosoftMicrosoft Corp announced its 'Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward unifying the way people work on tablets, phones and traditional computers.

Retina display iMacs coming in October?

iMacThe latest rumors surrounding what Apple will or won't be announcing at its next media event are focused on its range of desktop computers.
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