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Hindustan Times Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Last Updated 09:11 IST 

Inside Sena war room: Leaders hope for best, ready for worst

Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress still confident to win
After being voted to the second position in Maharashtra with 63 seats, things can go either way for the Shiv Sena — it may end up getting the deputy CM's post by becoming a part of the government, or it may have to sit as leader of opposition across the BJP.

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! iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus fetch higher profits for Apple

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.

Steenkamp killing: Pistorius to be sentenced today

Haryana: BJP MLAs to elect their leader today

Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

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 Congress, 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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Diwali is here! All you need to know for a rocking Diwali
Diwali is here! All you need to know for a rocking Diwali

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.

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.

In days of ISL glitz, Mohammedan Sporting disband 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.

Mangalyaan in good health after encounter with comet Siding Spring

Comet Siding Spring, Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. India's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan is in 'good health' after the encounter.

Saudi man's American wife files for divorce via e-mail

Comet Siding Spring, Mars
An American woman has been allowed to file for divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the US with her three children and prevented her from seeing them.

Bangalore: Marathon runners take wrong turn, take bus to finish line

Athletes
A marathon ended in farce in Bangalore after the pilot car overshot a turn, forcing the top three runners to take a long detour before abandoning the race -- and taking a bus to the finish line.

Why and how has multicultural India become racist?

Nido Taniam protest
For a country as diversely populated as India, where the nuance of ‘unity in diversity’ is oft quoted and rhetorically celebrated, racial attacks are bound to evoke a number of questions, with the most basic being ‘why?’.
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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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In days of ISL glitz, Mohammedan Sporting disband 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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Govt may accept Deloitte report, split Coal India into smaller companies

Coal Block, CBI
The government is set to undertake the restructuring of Coal India Ltd by creating multiple mega coal companies in line with the recommendations of a government-commissioned study by Deloitte.

Bankruptcy law likely to give investors easy exit options

An investor reacts
The government has set up a committee to frame a bankruptcy law to enable entrepreneurs to close down unviable businesses. The move is likely to primarily help small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
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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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5 action cams for the slopes

Over the past decade, the GoPro has come to be seen by many skiers and snowboarders as an essential piece of equipment. These days, however, there are plenty of alternatives that let you record your exploits on the slopes in Full HD (1080p). Here is a selection of five point-of-view action cams that can be attached to a helmet or directly to your skis or snowboard.

Microsoft set to jump into smartwatch tussle: Report

MicrosoftTech giant Microsoft is reportedly set to release a smartwatch of its own within weeks, joining Apple, Samsung and others in the smartwatch race.

Apple India runs out of iPhone 6 as nation shops in festive spirit

iPhone 6The first batch of 55,000 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus units shipped to India are sold out. Prospective buyers will now have to wait for a minimum of three days before the stocks are replenished.
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