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Hindustan Times Sunday, October 26, 2014 | Last Updated 01:13 IST 

Prohibitory orders clamped after communal clashes in Delhi's Trilokpuri, 60 held

Trilokpuri
Over 14 people, including 13 policemen, have been injured. Police said five of those injured sustained bullet injuries. Over 60 people have been arrested. Property worth crores has been damaged, with the mobs torching several shops and vehicles.

BJP is now 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 but the outcome of the elections in one state, UP, could be of special interest, writes Sanjoy Narayan.

5-phase elections in Jharkhand, J-K announced; counting on December 23

Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand CM contenders
Elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will be held in five phases between November 25 and December 20, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. Counting of votes will be on December 23.

BJP plays hardball with Sena over govt formation

Centre okays defence projects worth Rs. 80,000 cr

Bangalore: School attendant held for raping 3-yr-old

Tharoor joins PM's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign

RSS disowns Kesari article after Congress criticism

Jharkhand: 14-year-old raped in moving vehicle

Kejriwal accuses BJP of trying to fudge voters’ lists

Ministries told to fix project deadlines

NSA, other top officials to visit Burdwan tomorrow

SP sacks MoS-rank chairmen, advisors

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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.

PAST AND PRESENT
They were rivals, but with the same mission

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Ramachandra Guha's last column was about how the politics of today has set Nehru and Patel up as rivals although they worked shoulder-to shoulder in the formative years of independent India. This one is about Gandhi and Ambedkar. Were their visions conflicting or complementary?
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Multimedia

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Happy New Year Review
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Ebola outbreak

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.

Happy New Year makes Rs. 45 crore on opening day, breaks all records ever

Deepika Padukone, SRK, Happy New Year
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Happy New Year was expected to do well across theatres but the kind of business the movie has shown on the first day itself is nothing short of phenomenal. Bollywood trade analyst Tarash Adarsh has tweeted the figures.

Career couples freeze family dreams

sperm
An increasing number of couples are opting for egg banking as they struggle to manage their careers and have children at the same time. Doctors say the number of takers has increased with couples working in different shifts and living in different cities.

Canada PM Stephen Harper hid in a closet during attack: reports

Canadian Premier Stephen Harper
According to MPs cited anonymously by the daily Globe & Mail and others, Harper spent as much as 15 minutes in the tiny space off a meeting room where he and his Conservative caucus were meeting.

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari courts controversy by riding scooter without helmet

BJP President Nitin Gadkari
Union transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday rode into a controversy when he was caught on camera entering RSS headquarters in Nagpur on his scooter without wearing a helmet in violation of traffic rules.

Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

Execution by hanging
A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hanged on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA said, despite international pleas for her life to be spared.

Sundar Pichai moves up the Google ladder

Sundar Pichai
Indian-born Google executive Sundar Pichai was on Friday named the company’s product czar heading maps, searches, Google+, commerce, ads and infrastructure.

IAF asks personnel to shun Xiaomi phones, cites spying concerns

Xiaomi Mi3
IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones on the ground that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company.
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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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Four-match ban on Kolkata coach, Pires barred from two

Atietico De Kolkata
Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas was handed a four-match touchline ban on Saturday as the ISL clamped down on misconduct by also barring Atletico de Kolkata striker Fikru Lemessa and Robert Pires, the marquee player for FC Goa, for two games.

ISL: NorthEast United drub Mumbai City 2-0

Felipe de Castro
Two goals in the second half were enough to propel NorthEast United FC to second position in the Indian Super League standings, behind Atletico de Kolkata, when they defeated a nine-man Mumbai City FC 2-0 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.
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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

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 to 2012 that use safety airbags made by its supplier Takata.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley favours interest rate cut

Why did EC allow Rahul's roadshow and deny Modi, asks Jaitley
Finance minister Arun Jaitley favours a cut in interest rates to trigger demand in the construction sector, a newspaper report said on Saturday, but the RBI has signalled it will not ease policy until it is confident of lower inflation.
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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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