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Hindustan Times Thursday, October 02, 2014 | Last Updated 16:37 IST 

Sarita Devi's Asian Games bronze reinstated after hearing

Sarita Devi boxing Asian Games 2014
Putting an end to the status of the bronze medal won by Indian boxer Sarita Devi, the Olympic Council of Asia on Thursday reinstated her medal in the 60kg category after a hearing with India's Asian Games contingent officials in Incheon.

Battle for Maharashtra
Gadkari doesn't rule out post-poll pact with Shiv Sena

Sarita Devi boxing Asian Games 2014
In an indication of a possible post-poll understanding with Shiv Sena, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said that BJP could consider joining hands again with its estranged ally if the situation so demanded.

Modi wields broom, says Clean India mission beyond politics

Modi lays a yellow rose on the name of an Indian who died.
Wielding a broom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his Swachh Bharat or Clean India campaign in Delhi on Thursday. He said the mission is beyond politics and inspired by patriotism. Poll: What do you think of govt's Clean India campaign?

Obama security lapses: US secret service chief Julia Pierson quits

Julia Pierson

The trust was shaken by a series of failures in the agency's critical job of protecting the president, including a breach on September 19, when a knife-carrying man climbed over the White House fence

Jailed Jaya in 'good health', party MPs fast for her

Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch, civilians injured

China warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests continue

Japan volcano victims crushed between boulders

Lakhs of govt employees take cleanliness pledge

PM Modi pays surprise visit to police station

Africans attacked in Delhi: Envoys seek 'fair probe'

Delhi: Northeast students click pics, beaten up

Amazon to sell packaged food and beverages in India

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Good time for India and US to go beyond the bonhomie

Narendra Modi, Barack Obama
The three documents released during Modi's US visit — the vision statement, the editorial drafted by both leaders and the joint statement - show that the relationship has plenty of substance that puts bilateral ties in a position to reach the desired heights.

On ISIS, India must resist pressure from Israel

Iraq
Do not send in troops to fight the Islamic State unless Iran and Syria are part of Barack Obama’s grand coalition in West Asia, writes Prem Shankar Jha.
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Multimedia

Mary Kom Gold
PM Narendra Modi launches Clean India campaign
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Bigg Boss 8
My India My Vote
Google has stunned everyone with its launch of Android One. But is it worth it? Rajiv Makhni finds out.

Movie review: Bang Bang is as mindless as playing air guitar

Bang Bang
Bang Bang is one such film, where the lead actor looks engrossed and too careful about creating a brand image. He believes whatever he is doing is going to be applauded by the audience.

Blame South Korea, but it is India who let Sarita Devi down

Sarita Devi Asian Games 2014
Less than a week after MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) slingshot India into an elite club, India saw a mom wronged as Sarita Devi refused to accept her bronze at Incheon, writes HT's Rakesh Goswami.

History on our plate: how India started enjoying food

healthy foods
India's current food scene dates its origins not to the Raj or to Partition but to the globalisation and liberalisation that began in 1991. Satellite television and internet are key determinants of what people regard as trendy and sophisticated food, writes Vir Sanghvi.

India's self-righteous policies aren't helping the poor

BJP protest hike LPG diesel prices Shimla
Any attempt to do anything 'for the poor' tends to be cloaked in such self-righteousness that hardly anyone dares to ask the necessary questions about it: does the programme itself make sense, is there anything else that we could do that would be better? writes Abhijit Banerjee.

Jharkhand will pose biggest challenge for Modi’s Swachh Bharat

Mumbai's public toilet project
In 2011, Jharkhand had the highest percentage of households - 77% - without latrines. In 2001, this number was 80%. This drop of 3 percentage points is one of the lowest changes among all the states in the last decade.

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 145th birth anniversary

A visitor pays floral tribute

The nation on Thursday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying floral tributes at his memorial in New Delhi.

Technology should be used to fight illiteracy, poverty: Anand Kumar at MIT

Anand Kumar

Technology should not become a tool in the hands of the elite and must be used as a weapon in the fight against illiteracy and poverty, the founder of the well-known Super 30 tutorial programme in Bihar has said.

Times Higher Education rankings: IISc top varsity in India, Panjab University 2nd

Panjab University
The Indian Institute of Science and Panjab University are the top universities in India, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15 released on Wednesday.
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EXPERT SPEAK
Happy dressing room key to our winning streak: Gambhir

Sunil Narine,Kolkata Knight Riders
Success can be weird. When you don’t get it, it breeds anxiety. When you get it, you are on a high. When it stays in your corner, you are insecure thinking that it will desert you. We are in a similar mental space these days, writes Gautam Gambhir.

CLT20: Run feast on cards as CSK face KXIP in semis

Manan Vohra

Every time there is a contest between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings, one questions the relevance of bowlers; so mighty is the batting strength of either side. Bowlers will, on Thursday, in the CLT20 semifinal between the sides, largely look to contain the star-studded opposing batsmen.

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Champions League: Arsenal win as Welbeck scores hat-trick

UEFA Champions League trophy
Danny Welbeck answered former coach Louis van Gaal's criticism in style on Wednesday, scoring a hat-trick in Arsenal's 4-1 romp over Galatasaray in their Champions League group match while both Madrid clubs also recorded wins.

Dani Alves plans to leave Barcelona for English club

Dani Alves
Brazil international Dani Alves is planning to leave Barcelona at the end of this season and join an English club, the full-back said.
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Asian Games 2014
Sania-Saketh win mixed doubles gold; India maintain 9th place

Sania, Saketh
Tennis star Sania Mirza teamed up with Saketh Myneni to clinch the gold in mixed double while Seema Punia also brought glory with her gold-winning act as India maintained the ninth position in the overall standings on the 10th day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.

Djokovic, Sharapova win in China, as Wozniacki falls

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic continued his 100% record at the China Open Wednesday as he overcame late resistance from Vasek Pospisil, while Maria Sharapova also won but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

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Appointment of Arvind Subramanian as India adviser hits Modi hurdle

Modi wave

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not decided whether to appoint US-based economist Arvind Subramanian as the government's chief economic adviser, a senior government source told Reuters, in a delay that may impact policy and budget preparations.

Vijay Mallya has to clear loan defaults to serve as USL chairman: Diageo

CEO of Kingfisher Airlines Limited Vijay Mallya.

Loan default cases against Vijay Mallya and his UB Group may cast a shadow over his continuation as chairman of United Spirits Ltd in the future, with its current parent, UK-based Diageo, making it clear in a statement from its headquarters in London.

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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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iPhone 6 selling at starting price of about Rs. 56,000 in India

Vendors through e-commerce have starting offering premium smartphone iPhone 6 at price starting from around Rs. 56,000 for which official launch date and other details for India are yet to be announced by Apple.

New iPad to offer gold option: report

iPad AirA new report from Bloomberg tallies with earlier rumors that Apple will be adopting the same color palette it uses for iPhones on the next generation iPad Air.

LG F60 a big phone for those with small pockets

LG F60Apple and Samsung aren't the only smartphone giants launching new handsets at the moment; LG has just very calmly and quietly announced the LG F60, a phone it describes as "stylish" and offering a "premium 4G LTE experience".
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