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Hindustan Times Monday, September 15, 2014 | Last Updated 08:50 IST 

BJP plays hardball as Uddhav questions 'Modi wave'

Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray

A major crisis erupted in the saffron alliance in Maharashtra on Sunday, with the BJP calling off seat-sharing talks with ally Shiv Sena - apparently after its chief Uddhav Thackeray questioned the 'Modi wave'.

Rescued from Srinagar hospital, newborn waits for parents to claim her

Kashmir floods
Amid cold winds and rising water, 80 children from the critical care unit were rescued by doctors and army personnel on their laps and taken in boats on September 7. Among them was a week-old girl from Gundemogsud village in Baramulla.

PM Modi raises performance bar for ministers by 10%

The PM, who recently called himself a 'hard taskmaster', has set his ministers a minimum 10% target for enhancing existing infrastructure in their areas of responsibility by the end of the financial year.

India, China to talk investment in infra, energy

Cameron vows to ‘extinguish’ IS after Briton beheaded

Soon, voting machines will have candidate photos

J-K: Omar govt takes charge of relief operations

Varanasi set to get grand makeover, film city

Ministers may not be allowed to use Gmail in office

Clash erupts in Amethi; 1 cop killed, 18 detained

Madrasas imparting terror education, says BJP MP

Dikshit slams NDA for nudging UPA-appointed guvs

Manmohan refuses to comment on Rai's charges

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Our take
Saradha probe: Stop casting aspersion on CBI

Sudipta Sen
Just as society expects fairness from the CBI, the agency, on its part, has the right to expect not to be commented on adversely whenever any party or politician is in trouble.

Govt should agree to phase out greenhouse gases

Sudipta Sen
India must say yes to the formation of a ‘contact group’ under the Montreal Protocol that will begin discussing the details of the HFC phase-down, writes Jairam Ramesh.
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My India My Vote - Assembly Elections 2014
My India My Vote - Assembly Elections 2014
Kashmir Floods: Rescue ops underway
Biryani in your pizza is not just a sad story, it is a trend in the food industry
Less than 100 Indian Armenians live in Kolkata. And unless you go looking, you will not find them
Toronto International Film Festival 2014 at a glance

Deepika Padukone's cleavage post a 'compliment'? Tweeple don't agree

Deepika Padukone
After the enraged Finding Fanny star retorted to a Twitter post made by a daily regarding her cleavage, the news organisation replied to her, and it is safe to say that they left tweeple rather unamused.

Kashmir willow under water, cricket bat industry on sticky wicket

Falcon Blade

The cricket bat industry in Jalandhar and Meerut is bracing for a crisis as the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir have washed away Kashmir willow, worth crores, used for making bats.

How's that: Male contraceptive injection might be available by 2017

Researchers are developing a male birth control injection that will provide long-acting reversible contraception. The injection, containing a substance called Vasalgel, temporarily blocks the tubes which transport sperm from the testes.

Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon to battle it out for Android One market

Android One phone
Competition in the booming multibillion dollar Indian smartphone market is further set to intensify with e-commerce giants Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal all set to launch Google's much-awaited sub-$100 (around Rs. 6,000) handsets on Monday.

Scotland referendum: Top dailies say ‘No’, but who will Murdoch support?

Rupert Murdoch
Leading financial and other newspapers have encouraged their readers to vote against independence in the September 18 referendum, but there is much speculation which way the Rupert Murdoch-owned ‘The Scottish Sun’ will go on the contentious issue.

Jumping red light? Get slapped with Rs. 15,000 fine under proposed traffic law

 Serpentine traffic jam  in Ahmedabad

Soon, motorists caught speeding, driving drunk or jumping red lights may not get away with a light fine and a few stern words from the traffic cop. The punishment would get harsher as the gravity of the offence increases. Poll: Do you think three-to-fifty-fold hike in fines will contain the menace of traffic violations and rash driving?

The battle within: Are US women joining the ISIS jihad in West Asia?

Iraq militants
US law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as president Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants' recruiting at home.

England dog lovers raise £1.3 million for burnt shelter

Dog lovers have pulled out all stops to help a dog shelter in Cheshire in northwest England that went up in flames in a fire started by a teenager on Thursday. The outpouring of love has generated over £1.3 million in donation and led to traffic jams.

Mumbai stay in contention with huge win

Lendl Simmons
Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20.

Wright on Ajmal ban: Interesting to see what happens

John Wright
Very few people have seen subcontinent cricket as closely as former India coach John Wright. And it was during the fag end of his stint, in March 2005, that Harbhajan Singh was reported for a suspected action while bowling his doosra.
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Rejuvenated Red Devils light up Theatre of Dreams with goal spree

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao made his debut as Manchester United belatedly kick-started their season with a breezy 4-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Sunday.

Real Atletico Madrid stand up

Fernando Torres
Despite having to watch from the stands due to a touchline ban, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone got his tactics spot on again as his side claimed another win at city rivals Real Madrid on Saturday.
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HT@Davis Cup
Somdev floats, India come alive

Rafael Nadal, Somdev Devvarman
From a team that was staring down the barrel after a 2-0 drubbing on Day 1, the Indian challenge was pushed to a high after Somdev Devvarman pulled off a courageous 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Dusan Lajovic.

Davis Cup: Federer win sets up Switzerland vs France final

Swiss Roger Federer
Roger Federer reached the first Davis Cup final of his career with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) win over Fabio Fognini in the first of the semi-final's reverse singles. France will host Switzerland in the Davis Cup final.
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Final call on thorny tax avoidance rules and GAAR likely by Feb 2015

Arun Jaitley
The Centre is likely to take a final call on the controversial General Anti Avoidance Rule only by next February. The decision may well be announced by finance minister Arun Jaitley in his next budget presentation.

New five-year foreign trade policy by September-end

A ship
The export policy is also likely to have incentives for 'domestic value addition' — the proportion of exports truly produced in India that will be dovetailed with the 'Make in India' programme.
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paramedical training

At risk

80% paramedics do not have basic training, with many unable to even insert a cannula in a patient, doctors tell Jeevan Prakash Sharma and Gauri Kohli in the concluding part of our series on paramedical education

How to deal with CAT’s verbal section

VA sectionA third of the CAT paper comprises questions that check your verbal skills. More often than not, this is the Achilles heel for a majority of CAT takers. In this article, we look at the key issues that need to be tackled to ace the verbal section.

Wanted life support

Paramedical courses

India needs to train thousands of paramedics to address an acute shortage, but courses offered by private institutes are unregulated and sometimes fraudulent. Jeevan Prakash Sharma investigates

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New Nexus tablet coming in time for Christmas: report

An accidental leak by chipmaker Nvidia in a US International Trade Commission filing indicates that HTC is building the next Google tablet and that it will be out in the third quarter of 2014.

Facebook tries to take on YouTube, allows users to upload videos directly

FacebookUntil recently, much of the video content on Facebook was YouTube videos, but Facebook now allows users to upload videos directly to its site. This enables the site to sell ads with the videos, the report said.

6 billion smartphones in use by 2020

friends on phoneBy the end of the decade, there will be 9 billion mobile connections across the globe. And while 3 billion will be data terminals, dongles, routers and feature phones, the other two thirds will be smartphone handsets, according to the GSMA.
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