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Hindustan Times Sunday, October 26, 2014 | Last Updated 14:13 IST 

Haryana: ML Khattar takes oath as first BJP chief minister

Manohar Lal Khattar
Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana's first chief minister from the Bharatiya Janata Party, took oath at a mega ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Panchkula on Sunday.

Spotlight on Modi's tea party as Maharashtra thriller continues

Uddhav Thackeray Narendra Modi
PM Modi will host a tea party for NDA partners at his residence in Delhi on Sunday evening at a time when the BJP is brimming with confidence following its recent successes in assembly elections.

Assam: Nine killed, more than 20 injured in bus accident

Bus accident

At least nine persons, including five women, were killed and 24 injured when a bus in which they were travelling fell into a roadside ditch at Uluani in Nagaon district on Sunday. The injured were admitted to hospital.

US strikes pound ISIS militants as Iraqi Kurds prepare to join fight

Iraq violence
United States-led warplanes have bombarded the Islamic State group with new air strikes as heavily armed Iraqi Kurdish fighters were on Sunday readying to reinforce the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane.

MHA reverses Aadhaar stand, lends full support

Make payments over 20k through cheque, NGOs told

EC against polling at embassies for NRIs

19-yr-old chosen as next Jama Masjid Shahi Imam

Telcos may raise tariffs to pay for spectrum costs

Communal clashes in east Delhi trigger tension

5-phase polls in Jharkhand, J-K from Nov 25-Dec 20

US nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raises concern

Ukraine set to pick pro-Western parliament in polls

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BJP means business, becoming permanently poll-ready

A girl dressed as BJP party symbol 'lotus'
Whether the BJP achieves its mission to have an ‘India sans Congress’ will be watched keenly as a dozen states go to the polls in the coming months, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

SUNDAY SENTIMENTS
Mr Modi’s forgotten that fortune favours the brave

Modi the leader
It’s a paradox but PM Narendra Modi's response to the political challenges he faces is significantly different to the way he handles the economic challenges. You could almost say they are the opposite of each other, writes Karan Thapar.
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Multimedia

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Note 4
Diwali Detox
Diwali celebration
Happy New Year Review
The Ramayana Reading list
Ebola outbreak

Meet Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, India's 'New Racquet Girls'

Joshana Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal
They are glamorous, successful and full of life – and now Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, India's new racquet queens, are making the squash world sit up and take notice.

This is one Saif Ali Khan interview you don't want to miss

Saif Ali Khan
It’s rare to catch Saif Ali Khan in a chatty mood. But this time, he had a lot of quotable quotes to offer. Here's a sample: When asked why he doesn't watch Hindi films to get exposed to what others are doing, his answer, 'I don’t think there’s a whole lot to learn, frankly'.

Rise of women MLAs: Is Haryana's glass ceiling cracking?

Seema Trikha
With 13 women MLAs in the Haryana assembly, have political parties really become inclusive or is it just a one-time affair? HT talks to five of them-Seema Trikha, Prem Lata, Shakuntala Khatak, Kavita Jain and Naina Singh Chautala to take stock.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Happy New Year is a slog

A still from Happy New Year
Happy New Year exists for one purpose — to entertain. And, Farah Khan has proved that she is more than capable of giving us a good time. But in Happy New Year, the desire to entertain overshadows everything else.

Art exhibition in Paris aims to 'see beyond sex' in the Kama Sutra

Mughal miniatures
An exhibition titled The Kama Sutra: Spirituality and Eroticis is underway in Paris seeks to bust the persistent myth that the ancient Indian text is a manual of sexual positions and nothing more.

Autobiography on the way: What has Sachin Tendulkar written?

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Throughout his career, despite his powers as a preeminent public figure, Tendulkar did not create discreet channels into the media to disseminate news that was favourable to him or that would diminish others, writes Manu Joseph.

Teacher who tried to stop Washington state shooting hailed as hero

US School shooting
A newly hired teacher confronted a student with a gun and was being hailed as a hero after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

Man on a mission: The Shah of BJP comes marching in

Narendra Modi
After charting a victory in Maharashtra and Haryana, the BJP president is now focussed on expanding the party footprint. HT catches up with him in a freewheling chat about mentor Narendra Modi and more.
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Pakistan eye win after Younis, Shehzad hit hundreds

Younis Khan
Pakistan took a huge step towards victory in the first Test by taking four key Australian wickets after hundreds from Younis Khan and Ahmed Shehzad put them in the driving seat in Dubai on Satuday.

New talent from Rajasthan raining runs

Younis Khan
Talent emerging out of small towns is a running story in Indian cricket and Aditya Garhwal, the 18-year-old batsman from Sikar district in Rajasthan, has provided the latest chapter.
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La Liga: Real Madrid thrash Barca 3-1 to reduce lead

Real Madrid
Real Madrid trimmed Barcelona’s lead at the top of La Liga to one point when they recovered from conceding an early goal to secure a stirring 3-1 comeback win in the ‘Clasico’.

ISL: Dias rules as Dynamos win at home

Alessandro del Piero Delhi Dynamos FC Indian Super League ISL FC Pune City
The 30-year-old used the right flank to rule the pitch, and effectively blew away the Chennaiyin FC backline with his laser-guided crosses. That Chennaiyin’s three-man central defence comprised illustrious names like Mikael Silvestre and Bernard Mendy hardly mattered to him.
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Sharapova ousted, Serena to end year as world No 1

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova failed to advance out of the WTA finals groups and conceded the year-end No 1 ranking to Serena Williams despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday.

David Ferrer hits 600 wins, faces Andy Murray in Valencia

David Ferrer
David Ferrer became only the fourth active player to record 600 career wins when he cruised past Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Valencia semi-finals on Friday.
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cities

Second quarter earnings to drive stock mkts this week: Experts

Bombay Stock Exchange
A slew of earnings announcements from blue-chips, including Maruti Suzuki and ICICI Bank, will set the tone for stock markets this week, say experts.

Nissan to recall 9,000 units of Micra, Sunny in India

Nissan launches Micra refresh
Nissan is recalling 9,000 units of its compact car Micra and mid-sized sedan Sunny in India to replace defective airbags as part of a global recall. The recall will cover cars manufactured between 2008 and 2012 that use safety airbags made by its supplier Takata.
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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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Digital democracy: who is winning war for votes on Twitter

Twitter declares war on passwords

Twitter formally declared war on passwords during a developers' conference in San Francisco, unveiling a new system that allows users to log-in to mobile apps with a phone number.

Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app

FacebookFacebook on Thursday released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like.

Inbox, the new smart email app from Google

GmailAvailable for desktop and mobile devices, the new Google app is designed to reimagine the way emails are managed, in particular by scheduling reminders for specific tasks and bringing in useful up-to-date additional information from the web. Inbox is currently available only by invitation.
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