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Hindustan Times Monday, September 22, 2014 | Last Updated 14:53 IST 

Mangalyaan engine test-fire successful, all set for Mars now

Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation have succesfully test-fired its liquid engine which has been idle for 300 days and carried out some final corrections. It's all set to enter Mars orbit, less than 2 days from now.

Battle for Maharashtra
Amit Shah calls Uddhav as BJP, Shiv Sena bicker over seat sharing

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses party MPs and MLAs during a party meeting in Mumbai on Sunday. (PTI Photo)
The tug of war between the Shiv Sena and the BJP over seat sharing for the Maharashtra elections is refusing to die down, triggering speculation over whether this will be the end of their 25-year-old alliance.

Mamata's nephew mocks Jadavpur University protest, sparks row

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Trinamool Congress youth president and CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, Abhishek Banerjee, on Monday took a dig at the students’ agitation on his Facebook page, triggering a fresh controversy.

Uneasy questions after Amit Shah visits Gorta, village with violent past

Amit Shah
Amit Shah has described his visit to Karnataka's Gorta as an initiative to 'introduce the young generation' to the history of the region which 'would have become Pakistan if it weren’t for Patel'. But the history Shah referred to is bitterly contested.

RSS rewrites history: Dalits 'created' by invaders

Nadal out, Federer may play in Bhupathi's league

Don't let down Modi: Shiv Sena to Muslims

Blasts in China kill 2; govt censures officials

India, US work on WTO deal ahead of Modi visit

Bihar: Dalits dragged by horses, hit with pistol butt

Situation along LAC tense but under control

Modi to meet Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York

India drops Israeli missile for Arjun Tank

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Beyond the bite
BJP at the crossroads: What the party can learn from bypolls results

BJP chief Amit Shah
Amit Shah must decide which direction he wishes to take the party: Abandon coalition politics or pursue inclusive politics that looks beyond Hindutva. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

Xi Jinping visit: High on expectations, low on delivery

Modi Jinping
A Right-wing nationalist government in India and a Communist Party of China that relies on nationalism as a crutch for legitimacy at home were not expected to have it easy at the first formal summit of their leaders. Jabin T Jacob writes.
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Bigg Boss 8
Indian kites in French kite festival
My India My Vote
2 days to go
MC Mary Kom - unboxed
Happiness is...

FRIENDS anniversary: We were all part of the cool gang, 20 years ago

FRIENDS is said to be responsible for the rise of everything from a certain haircut to coffee sales to awkward guys using sarcasm as a defence mechanism because clearly, that’s all we do all the time for no reason.

Actor Shashi Kapoor hospitalised due to chest infection

Shashi Kapoor
Veteran film actor Shashi Kapoor has been hospitalised, with complaints of chest infection. The 76-year-old actor has been admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri.

Asian Games: Indian women win bronze in 25m pistol event, but cyclists disappoint

Asian Games 2014 Incheon South Korea logo
Shooters continued to deliver medals for India at the 17th Asian Games with the trio of Heena Siddhu, Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed cliching a bronze in the women's 25m pistol event.

Cricket teams trek to world's highest game on 'roof of Africa'

Heather Knight raises her arms on the second day of a trek up to Kilimanjaro. (AFP Photo)

Two teams are taking part in a gruelling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano, to play a full Twenty20 game in the ice-covered crater just below its rugged peak, at 5,785 metres (19,000 feet).

Bigg Boss 8 starts with a bang, expect more fun this time

Bigg Boss 8
The eighth season of reality show Bigg Boss was launched on Sunday, unveiling the contestants for this year. From Upen Patel to Karishma Tanna, Sonali Raut and others, we list out all the faces set to be part of the game.

Second apparent leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures: US media

Kim Kardashian
More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, actor Vanessa Hudgens and US soccer star Hope Solo circulated on social media on Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month.

HT Exclusive
Africa, Oceania eager to join Asian Games; event to get bigger

Asian Games Opening
Asian Games may soon be challenging the Olympics’ standing as planet’s biggest sporting event, with Oceania and African nations keen to participate in the continental competition.

Britain hires dyslexic spies in anti-terror campaign


Britain's main surveillance agency is employing over 100 afflicted with dyslexia and dyspraxia as spies in the country's fight against terror. While dyslexics find it hard to read, write or interpret words, they often have an extraordinary aptitude for deciphering facts from patterns or events.


Australia's Watson out of Pakistan Test series with injury

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson was on Sunday ruled out of next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury.

Hobart Hurricanes overcome Cape Cobras in CLT20

Champions League, T20, Champions League T20
Hobart Hurricanes rode on a fine half-century from middle-order batsman Aiden Blizzard to beat Cape Cobras by six wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 Group B clash in Hyderabad on Sunday.
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EPL: Man United stunned by Leicester, Tottenham lose

Louis van Gaal
Promoted Leicester City, trailing 3-1 with 30 minutes to go, fought back to beat Manchester United 5-3 on Sunday in one of the most astonishing Premier League matches for years at the King Power Stadium.

Asiad: Indian women suffer 10-0 loss vs Thailand in football

The Indian women's team was taught a football lesson by Thailand on Sunday in a 0-10 result in their third Group A match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
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Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific WTA

Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic charged the net repeatedly to overcome US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in the final of the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Sunday.

Azarenka out for the season due to injury

Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka will miss rest of the tennis season as she tries to make a full recovery from injuries that plagued her year, the former world number one said on Sunday.
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Mint Special
Alibaba boost for Indian e-commerce

When raised $21.8 billion in the biggest ever initial share sale on Friday, the Chinese internet company made a strong case for its emerging market counterparts, convincing investors globally that the next set of large e-commerce companies will come from markets outside the US.

Sensex dips below 27k-level, falls 166 points on Asian cues

Bombay Stock Exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex dipped below the 27000-level by falling over 166 points in early trade on Monday as funds and retail investors engaged in reducing positions amid a weak trend on other Asian bourses.
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Harry Potter most loved book on Facebook

Harry Potter At 21%, the JK Rowling series holds the title of the “most influential book on Facebook” as a result of a meme that floats in your Facebook news feed, where your friends list “10 books that have stayed with them in some way”. At second place is Pulitzer price winner To Kill a Mockingbird .
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Finally spotlight on students’ safety

The Centre has called upon the apex body of higher education, the University Grants Commission (UGC), to frame guidelines to ensure safety of students in and off campuses across the country. These include special measures for women students, to fix accountability.

Here is how you can gear up for the CMAT

IIT studentsSurviving a few controversies over the last few years, the next edition of the Common Management Admission Test will be held from September 25-29, 2014.

At risk

paramedical training80% 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
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Sony focuses on Google Glass alternative

Sony's glasses have lenses instead that are 85 % transparent and which incorporate clever hologram optic technology so that information can be directly overlaid within the wearer's direct field of vision to augment the object, point of interest or even person he or she is looking at.

Haj App to keep in touch in Mecca

3Ahead of the pilgrimage to Mecca, this year, Haj pilgrims from Chhattisgarh have been responding overwhelmingly to the Haj app, a user-friendly mobile application software, designed and launched in the state.

Google wants to demystify cybersecurity

Online securitySimply Secure is a new organization with a single aim -- making it easy for people to protect themselves and their data when online.
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