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Hindustan Times Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Last Updated 11:11 IST 

Maharashtra govt decision unlikely before Diwali, Rajnath postpones visit to Mumbai

Rajnath Singh
Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday postponed his visit to Mumbai to meet the newly elected BJP MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra.

National parties may be down to three, lowest since independence

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The Sunday’s elections results in Maharashtra and Haryana has redefined India’s political scene with the country set to have the lowest number of national political parties since Independence --- only three, one less than the number in 1957.

Centre to bring in ordinance for e-auction of blocks to private firms

coal
The Centre plans to put up coal mines for bidding by private steel, power and cement companies and introduce changes in the law to enable commercial mining.

Size matters! New big-screen iPhones help propel Apple's profit

iPhone 6
Apple said it sold more than 39 million iPhones in the quarter, boosted by last month's launch of the large-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which hit some markets on September 19. That compared with 33.8 million in the same period a year ago.

Haryana: BJP MLAs to elect their leader today

Steenkamp killing: Pistorius to be sentenced today

AP: Cracker factory blast toll climbs to 17

Delhi: Another attack on cops, 2 constables thrashed

Bengal: Terror houses mushroom on govt land

Dhaula Kuan gangrape: All 5 convicts get life in jail

Ex-gratia to kin of those dead after Jaya conviction

Delhi: PM Modi hosts dinner for his ministers

Delhi University to revive re-evaluation system

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The 'Modi dividend' will be a cracker

Narendra Modi

Diwali, which is just round the corner, is believed to herald joy and cheer. The climate is propitious for a switch from a regime of doles to one of entrepreneurship and innovation, writes NK Singh.

Defeat is not new to Cong, but the party has to start its uphill climb

Congress

There was bound to be some collateral damage. After all, the BJP opened up with its heavy artillery to flatten the opposition in both Maharashtra and Haryana. And the worst hit is the party’s traditional rival, the Congress.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gets $84 million pay package

Satya Nadella
A regulatory document filed on Monday shows Nadella got a salary for the fiscal year that ended June 30 of $918,917 and a $3.6 million bonus. He also was given stock awards worth nearly $79.8 million but most of the payments will be made over several years.

Designer to the stars, Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta, the world renowned designer who shaped the wardrobe of first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore a De la Renta-designed dress when she married George Clooney.

No movie halls, still Haider a hit in Valley

Haider

Kashmir’s capital may have no movie halls anymore but that hasn’t stopped Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider from becoming a sleeper hit with numerous people downloading the movie to hold private screenings.

Leniency to rape accused against society’s interests: Judge in Dhaula Kuan case

An anti-rape protester
Any liberal attitude shown towards rape convicts — such as imposing meagre sentences or taking a sympathetic view due to their families — is against societal interest and counterproductive in the long run, a court said on Monday.

CEO of French oil giant killed in freak plane accident

Christophe de Margerie
The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday.

Members of Pak gang who posed as KBC staff to con people held

KBC scam
Eight members of a Pakistan-based syndicate have been arrested in Delhi for cheating several people to the tune of lakhs of rupees through a fake lottery scheme, police said on Monday.

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.

Diwali bonanza: Boss gifts workers cars, home deposits, jewellery in Surat

Prep up for Diwali, quick and smart
A generous boss in Gujarat has given 1,200 of his workers new cars, deposits for flats and lakhs of rupees worth diamond jewellery as rewards for loyalty.
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Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar move up in ICC rankings

India Vs England
Virat Kohli moved up to the second spot in the ODI batting charts while Bhuvneshwar Kumar earned his maiden entry into the top 10 bowler's list in the latest ICC rankings released on Monday.

Shane Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa

Shane Watson
Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia's 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches against South Africa next month as he recovers from a calf strain.
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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

ball
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 up 74 points in early trade as govt steps up reforms

Bombay Stock Exchange
Extending gains for the third straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 74 points in early trade on Tuesday on sustained buying by funds and investors after the government stepped up economic reforms amidst a mixed trend on other Asian bourses.

Rupee gains 8 paise against dollar in early trade

rupee
Extending its rising streak for the third straight day, the rupee appreciated by 8 paise to 61.28 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Tuesday on sustained selling of the US currency by exporters and banks.
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DIY Diwali make-up tips to help you shimmer, shine and sparkle

Heena Diwali is almost here, which means one thing -- a calendar full of outings starting with Dhanteras on Tuesday. But mind you, the festive season is all about standing out -- and perhaps going a little over the top. So, let's get this make-up shindig going ladies; oh and don't forget to take notes.
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BMW's Active Hybrid 7 reviewed

BMW's Active Hybrid 7 reviewedBMW's luxury limousine gets an interesting petrol-electric hybrid variant.

Mahindra's Gusto reviewed

Mahindra's Gusto reviewedMahindra Two-Wheelers have just launched their all-new scooter – the Gusto – built for Indian and international markets, and first introduced here in India. It is created from the ground up and developed completely in-house by Mahindra Two-Wheelers R&D division
education

Quality control

Status upgrade to ‘institute of national importance’ will make specialised academies such as NID more professional and research- oriented, writes Gauri Kohli

Do IIMs need to be upgraded?

IIMThe human resource development ministry is also mulling the introduction of a proposal to grant institutes of national importance status to the Indian Institutes of Management. If implemented, will the IIMs benefit by enjoying greater autonomy or will it dilute the IIM brand? Experts are divided on the issue.

Giving India a leg-up

Ranchi studentsInternational academic institutes’ ranking bodies are keen to help India improve its ­positioning, writes Gauri Kohli
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Apple Pay: What you need to know

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

New apps bring kids' playtime back to real world

Kid with smartphoneParents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.

New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple

Apple's response to iPhone glitches is keyNew big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple's profit and revenue in the last quarter, as the California tech giant smashed earnings expectations.
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