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Hindustan Times Friday, August 22, 2014 | Last Updated 02:03 IST 

BJP looks south, gets ready for Tamil Nadu assembly polls

Narendra Modi, Jayalalithaa
The BJP, which contested 18 seats in Tamil Nadu in 2009, more than doubled its vote share in the 2014 LS polls despite fielding candidates in just nine seats. But, the state election will be a different challenge.

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Soon, foreign bank, trip details could be in I-T returns


The first report of the SIT on black money has sought changes in I-T return forms whereby taxpayers would be required to give details of their foreign bank accounts or foreign trips undertaken by them.

ISIS demanded ransom before beheading journalist James Foley

James Foley
It wasn't known if the ISIS had made a similar demand for releasing another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, whose life now depends on the US decision on military strikes in Iraq.

Maharashtra CM skips Modi event after Hemant gets Hooda treatment

Mah CM seeks green signal for Lavasa
Chavan's decision came after crowds heckled Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, the third instance of public humiliation of opposition leaders.

Centre stops release of film on Indira assassination

Pakistan: Imran Khan calls off talks, protests on

Assam, Nagaland CMs agree to resolve border row

Question raised over seniors’ silence on Rahul critics

Bihar bypoll to test Lalu, Nitish regroup strength

Field trial of GM crops to begin soon: Javadekar

Delhi BJP fast losing connect with voters

SC agrees to hear pleas against new judicial bill

Israeli strikes kill three senior Hamas commanders

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beyond the bite
Modi's fine words must be followed by firm action

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Modi is the PM of India with the executive authority to rein in anyone who chooses to impose a majoritarian worldview on the Indian people. Which is why his fine words must be followed by firm and concrete action, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Our Take
No limit to the brutality of ISIS

The gruesome beheading of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State is a reminder of the ghastly effects of radicalism and the havoc that the jihadi group is wreaking across Iraq and Syria.
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Youth Survey 2014
Mumbai isn't the city of dreams for nothing
'Uprising' in Pakistan
Freedom from dowry
Celebrating 175 years of photography

Ganga cleaning takes off; toxin sensors to keep tabs, beep alerts

River Ganga
The Modi government will over the next six months install high-tech sensors at critical points along the Ganga to monitor industrial runoff from about 700 units, the first steps towards the long and daunting task of cleaning the 2,510-km river.

Drunkest state decides to go dry in a decade

The Congress-led United Democratic Front government on Thursday announced a number of steps to reduce liquor consumption in Kerala, which is the highest in the country, and enforce total prohibition in a staggered manner.

To WAG or not to WAG: Sports’ struggle with the significant other

Dipika Pallikal, Anushka Sharma, Sakshi Dhoni
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not happy with the England debacle. In fact, they are so angry, that rumour has it they are coming out with the big gun – the dreaded chastity belt.

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland doubled in 4 yrs; Indian went there to die in 2011

Smoking chimneys
Germans and Britons make up the bulk of the numbers opting to come to Switzerland to end their lives through assisted suicide, while the case of one Indian 'suicide tourist' has also been recorded in 2011, according to a new study.

Haider: Watch Shahid, Shraddha in Bismil

Gulzar is creating magical lyrics even at the age of 78. The latest proof of his sheer genius is the brand new song Bismil from director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming film Haider.

Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015

Bernie Ecclestone
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016.

Freerunner hangs from crane, captures breathtaking view of Bangalore

Bangalore daredevil stuntman hangs from crane
British freerunner and film stuntman James Kingston scales a crane in Bangalore, capturing a breathtaking view as he dangles one-handed above the city.

Giant set to bring Rs. 10.6-lakh cycle to India

The Propel Advanced SL 0
Top bike maker Giant is set to bring the world’s fastest bicycle, Propel Advanced SL 0, to India at a sticker price that will put a Harley Davidson to shame — Rs. 10.6 lakh.

My role doesn't undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Duncan Fletcher
Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian team, newly appointed team director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of coach Duncan Fletcher.

Stuart Broad sets September 4 date for knee surgery

Stuart Broad
England pacer Stuart Broad will undergo knee surgery on September 4 as he targets full fitness in time for the 2015 World Cup. Earlier, the ECB had confirmed that the 28-year-old had long-standing tendonitis problem.
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Mario Balotelli all set for Liverpool switch

 Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli was set for a shock move to Liverpool Thursday as AC Milan acknowledged that the controversial Italy striker was on his way out.

Michael Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned ISL football team

Sunderland's Michael Chopra
Former Newcastle United and Sunderland striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League.
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Four-time winner Wozniacki ousted at Connecticut Open

Caroline Wozniacki
Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open.

Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Federer second

Novak Djokovic
Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.
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Centre considering proposal to merge hydro power units

A jolt for GVK's thermal-power plant at Goindwal Sahib.
The government is studying a proposal to merge all central hydro power companies and create a mega entity with a networth of Rs. 47000 crore and projects over 44,000 mega watts.

Policy moves key to 5.5% growth in 2014-15: RBI

Greater political stability, commitment to fiscal consolidation, strengthening of the monetary policy framework and supportive implementation of policy measures have raised prospects of a turnaround in the economy, the Reserve Bank India said in its latest report.
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You’ve got the job!

Pre-placement trends at IIMs and other top B-schools this season across the country are hinting at a job market revival. IIM Calcutta, for instance, has seen a robust scenario of pre-placement offers.

A rejuvenating career

spaThe wellness industry in India has evolved rapidly in the last few years. Improved health awareness and exposure to global beauty and ­fashion trends are driving growth in the wellness space.

Perfectly cut out for you

Neeta LullaIf you are creative and love working with fabrics and design, a career in fashion designing could be right up your alley.
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Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Barnes & Noble, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Asian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone calls

phabletsPhablets have been big in Asia for some time -- their sales already outstrip those of notebooks and tablets in the region. However it appears that sometimes phablets just aren't big enough.

Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'

FacebookFacebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.
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