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Hindustan Times Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Last Updated 19:50 IST 

Modi announces Rs. 745 crore relief for Kashmir's damaged homes, hospitals

Narendra Modi
Party workers praised Modi for the special attention he is giving to Kashmir. This is the prime minister's fourth visit to the state since he came to power in May this year.

Diwali in Kashmir
Modi interacts with soldiers in Siachen; separatists under house arrest in Srinagar

Modi lays a yellow rose on the name of an Indian who died.
Ahead of his visit to Srinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Siachen to spend some time with soldiers on Diwali. In Kashmir, separatists who called for a bandh are now under house arrest

Canada's PM says Ottawa shooting rampage was terrorism

Canada parliament shooting
A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.

Maharashtra Polls
Devendra Fadnavis meets Nitin Gadkari; seeks his blessing

Nitin Gadkari
Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, who is considered front-runner to lead the state as first chief minister of the saffron party, met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence on Thursday.

No sweets to Pak troops on Diwali, as firing continues

Bangalore rape: criminal case against school

Karunakaran's kin press for action in Isro spy case

Barmer: Seven killed after cracker shop catches fire

Bengal: TMC leader shot at in Basirhat rly station

Modi's big bang reforms coming post Diwali

Suspect arrested after climbing White House fence

BJP aims at putting Om Mathur as UP in-charge

Tesco chairman resigns over profits fiasco

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Need to clean our biases first, then our streets

Clean India
The country is ostensibly in the throes of a great social movement for sanitation. Cleaning India requires dismantling the deadweight of India’s inequalities and the neglect of women and  people of disadvantaged castes and religions.

Jayalalithaa should punish forms of sycophancy

 Jayalalithaa
193 people committed suicide on hearing of then Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s brief incarceration in a disproportionate assets case. The AIADMK leader has announced a cash relief of Rs. 3 lakh to the families of those who died.
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PK teaser is out: Still no fix on Aamir Khan's character in the film

Aamir Khan dressed as a cop in PK's motion poster
Aamir Khan is known for running the huge publicity drives before the release of his films. His campaign for PK had started with motion posters and now he has come up with a really intriguing teaser of the film.

Movie review: Vijay, Samantha's Kaththi is unrealistic and preachy

Kaththi
If you've seen AR Murugadoss's Ramana, you are likely to agree that his Kaththi is just a stylish version of the former made on a lavish budget, bigger star, bigger issue and a lot of melodrama.

Schumacher will need years to recover, says doctor

Michael Schumacher
A French doctor treating stricken former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said Thursday that the German ace was making progress, but will need years to recover.

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.

No sex please, you're students: Zimbabwe university

Couples kiss
The Zimbabwe students' union on Thursday made war not love over a new code of conduct banning students from kissing on campus at the country's top university.

'Modi dhamaka' loudest in cracker of a Patna diwali!

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This is not the first time that crackers have been named after a celebrity or famous figure. But unlike on earlier occasions, it is a ‘Modi firecracker wave; that has relegated all others to the sidelines.

It’s Shah Rukh vs Shah Rukh this Diwali

Super Nani
Shah Rukh Khan is ready to storm the box-office with his latest film Happy New Year, but it's not the only film with a SRK tag this Diwali. Director Inder Kumar’s Super Nani, Rekha's much anticipated comeback film of sorts, also has a SRK connection.

What Diwali means for a Muslim

Diwali
Sweets, dry fruits, lights, crackers, gift boxes and fresh flowers: Diwali sparkles memories of good times shared with friends and family. If you are far away from home, Diwali makes you nostalgic. It doesn't matter what faith you belong to.
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West Indies seek talks with India after legal threat

BCCI
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will ask for a meeting with their Indian counterparts as they seek to find a way out of the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour.

Dhoni rested for first 3 ODIs against SL, Kohli to lead

Dhoni

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was today rested for the first three One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka next month and batting mainstay Virat Kohli will lead the side in his absence.

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Mohammedan Sporting, club older than Fifa, disbands senior team

Mohammedan Sporting
Mohammedan Sporting, one of India's oldest clubs with a rich legacy, on Monday decided to leave the national football scene for this season due to severe financial crisis.

Indian footballer dies after fatal goal celebration

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A 23-year-old footballer from Mizoram has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official said on Monday.
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Murray battles past Ferrer to clinch Vienna Open title

Andy Murray
Andy Murray clinched the Vienna Open title with a 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 victory over David Ferrer, one of the Briton's main rivals in the battle to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals.

Tomas Berdych dethrones Grigor Dimitrov in Stockholm

Tomas Berdych
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych battled back to defeat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to claim the Stockholm Open and improve his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Sensex off to flying start in Muhurat trading

Bombay Stock Exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 143 points to 26,930.23 on sustained buying by participants in a special Muhurat trading to mark the start of Hindu Samvat Year 2071.

Digging deep: Foreign firms may get to mine coal in India

Coal mines

Foreign companies with units or joint ventures in India may eventually be allowed commercial coal mining in India and dig deep into the mines that that are estimated to contain the world’s fifth largest coal reserves.

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Student

Playing with lives

Over the last few years students with bright futures ahead of them as doctors, lawyers and architects have had moments of sheer panic when the education regulators such as All India Council For Technical Education, Medical Council of India, Council of Architecture (CoA) etc, have de-affiliated or fined their colleges for non-compliance of norms and standards.

Focus on your strengths

CATWhile the earlier stages of CAT preparations were about ­building up of fundamentals, the next stage ensures accuracy with speed

Old wine in new bottles?

MOOCsLast year we heard stories of how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) would entirely disrupt the higher education landscape. Now, voices of disappointment are beginning to emerge, with education industry analysts expressing concern about the evolution of MOOCs thus far and their lack of tangible results.
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Apple iPad Air 2 and Mini 3

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Last year's iPad Air was a huge improvement over the 2012 iPad, so this year's update seems small by comparison. The improvements might not be enough for existing iPad Air owners to upgrade.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

AppleApple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

Amazon launches 'Kindle Voyage' e-reader

Kindle VoyageAmazon has launched its new premium e-reader, dubbed Kindle Voyage, initially in the US only. The model stands out namely for its thin design, high-resolution screen and adaptive lighting.
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