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Hindustan Times Thursday, October 02, 2014 | Last Updated 21:33 IST 

India edge Pakistan 4-2 in penalties to win hockey gold and qualify for 2016 Olympics

India Pakistan Hockey
A spirited Indian men's hockey team defeated arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wracking shoot-out to end its 16-year gold medal draught in the Asian Games and earn a direct berth to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Swachh Bharat: Babus pledge to clean, and then litter

Rajpat litter
Minutes after pledging not to litter at the launch of the Swachh Bharat, or Clean India Mission, at Rajpath, senior bureaucrats left empty water bottles and pamphlets on their seats as soon as the function got over on Thursday.

Singer Yesudas triggers row by asking women not to wear jeans

skinny jeans

Veteran playback singer K J Yesudas stirred a hornet’s nest on Thursday by saying women should not ape men blindly and attract unwanted attention through their revealing dress.

Railways announces partial hike in 'tatkal' ticket fares

Rajdhani Express

Passengers buying ‘tatkal’ tickets to travel in the Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani and other premium trains will need to dig deeper into their pockets from October 3.

Gadkari doesn't rule out post-poll pact with Sena

BJP promises foodgrain at Rs. 1 per kg in manifesto

Modi comes with new ways to assess bureaucrats

Sarita Devi's Asian Games bronze reinstated

Obama security lapses: US secret service chief quits

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

Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch, civilians injured

Japan volcano victims crushed between boulders

Lakhs of govt employees take cleanliness pledge

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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

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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Asian Games Hockey
PM Narendra Modi launches Clean India campaign
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.

Modi enters Gandhian legacy, after Patel's

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
By sweeping dirt on the pathway to Balmiki Sadan, a historic temple complex inside a spartan Delhi colony of sanitation workers, Modi thrust Mahatma Gandhi and one of his fading ideals back into public imagination in a rapidly modernising India.

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.

Movie review: Shahid Kapoor's Haider will hurt and haunt you

Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider goes where Bollywood rarely treads. The movie is based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet goes beyond clichés on Kashmir and its characters aren't trying to be entertaining.

Modi wields broom, says Clean India mission beyond politics

Modi lays a yellow rose on the name of an Indian who died.
Wielding the 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?

India win women's 4X400m relay gold, break Asian Games record

Tintu Luka

Priyanka Panwar, Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur and M. Poovamma set a Games record with a timing of three minutes and 28.68 seconds at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.

Facebook changes real-name policy, allows aliases

Facebook crosses one billion active users mark

Facebook Inc said it would change its policy requiring users to go by their real names on the social network, following outrage over the locking of hundreds of accounts, including a number belonging to drag queens using their stage names.

Prince William warns paparazzi against 'harassing' George

Britain's Prince William
Britain's Prince William has warned two photographers against trailing his baby son George during walks in London parks with his nanny, saying their behaviour amounted to 'harassment'.

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.

Kallis stars in KKR's maiden entry into CLT20 final

Jacques Kallis

Veteran Jacques Kallis brought his years of experience into play as he guided Kolkata Knight Riders to its maiden Oppo Champions League T20 final having comfortably beaten Australia's Hobart Hurricanes by seven wicket at Hyderabad on Thursday.

Hopefully this time we can beat India in India: Sammy


West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy on  said that his team would be eyeing a revenge for the One-day series loss of last time when they take on India in the five ODIs, starting in Kochi on October 8.

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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 A 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.

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

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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