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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Last Updated 20:17 IST 

Fingers crossed: Mangalyaan on course to enter Mars' orbit

Mangalyaan
If the Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately nicknamed MOM, settles into orbit on Wednesday morning as planned, India will join the US, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers.

White tiger kills youth who fell inside its enclosure at Delhi zoo

White tiger
A white tiger killed a youth at the Delhi zoo on Tuesday. While zoo officials said the youth jumped inside the enclosure, eyewitneses speculated that the boy may have fallen inside. VIDEO INSIDE

Saradha scam
Sen met TMC leaders before he escaped from Kolkata: Sen's driver

Sudipta Sen
Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen held meetings with TMC general secretary Mukul Roy and MP Subhendu Adhikari days before escaping from Kolkata in April 2013, alleges the businessman's driver.

Supreme Court cracks down on police 'encounter' killings

Kashmiri protesters clash with Police during a protest against Israeli military operations in Gaza
Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police killings must be independently investigated, seeking to hold the force accountable for a high incidence of extra-judicial killings across the country.

Xi's advice to PLA not linked to 'war' with India: China

Floods, landslides kill 45 in Assam, Meghalaya

Alliance 'intact', Sena to give 126 seats to BJP

Siddaramaiah won't take a chopper ride with Modi

I don't aspire to become Maharashtra CM: Uddhav

Asian Games 2014: Bindra bows out with a bronze

Ajit Singh bungalow row stalls Delhi traffic

Share chief ministership if we win: NCP to Cong

UP Muslims see hope in Modi’s ‘patriotism’ remark

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Step on the gas: What India must do for the planet

UN activists
Jairam Ramesh is right when he says that India should agree to phase out HFC — a powerful greenhouse gas. But he is wrong when he argues that the non-patented substitutes for this chemical are inflammable and therefore, not desirable.

A leader in place, Afghanistan is on the right track

Afghan President
The suspense over Afghanistan’s presidential elections is finally over. The two contenders have shown sagacity in working out a unity government which is just what Kabul needs now.
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Asian Games: Ghosal takes historic silver, Bindra bags two bronze

Saurav Ghosal squash
Shooter Abhinav Bindra clinched individual and team bronze medals in his last Asian Games while squash player Saurav Ghosal won a historic silver for India on the fourth day of competitions in Incheon on Tuesday.

Gotham review: So far so good, but how long before we start demanding capes and masks?

Gotham
We got excited about this series partly because we finally had a chance to see the early days of these widely loved characters (which it does) but can we be certain that we will not get bored of the realist approach and demand some flying capes or fancy bat-inspired cars soon?

Why US air strikes on ISIS in Syria is bad news for India

Syria
The assault could push up oil prices, fan inflation and dash hopes of lower borrowing rates ahead of the festival season just when the Indian economy is showing signs of clawing out of its deepest slump in 25 years.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Liar's Dice is India's Oscar entry

Liar's Dice poster
The Film Federation of India has selected Geetu Mohandas' Liar Dice as India's official entry to the Oscars in the "Best foreign language film" category. The Hindi film won the National Award for Best Cinematography, and its lead actor Geetanjali Thapa won the National Award for Best Actress, earlier this year.

After UN speech, 'feminist' Emma Watson threatened by hackers

Emma Watson
Hackers have threatened to leak alleged nude photos of Harry Potter star Emma Watson following her gender equality speech at the UN Headquarters. Hackers said it was in retaliation to the feminist speech. 

Actor Veena Malik gives birth to son, names him Abram

Veena Ka Swayamwar
Pakistani actor Veena Malik gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday in the US. Her husband Asad Bashir Khan took to Twitter to share the image of the newborn.

Bigg Boss 8: Sukirti 'breaks' down in style as Upen flirts with Natasha

Sukirti Kandpal breaks down on Bigg Boss 8.
It's only the second day in the Bigg Boss 8 house, and we already have an inmate breaking down. TV actor Sukirti Kandpal, who was earlier seen flirting with model-actor Upen Patel, is apparently 'hurt' because he snapped at her! Don't miss Tuesday's episode.

AirAsia offers 1.5 million promo seats, starting at Rs. 690

AirAsia Bhd
Malaysian no-frills carrier AirAsia said on Tuesday it has put on sale 1.5 million promotional seats for fares as low as Rs. 690 for one way journey under a limited period offer.
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Suresh Raina powers Chennai Super Kings to big win in CLT20

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Chennai Super Kings outbatted Dolphins for an 54-run victory, their first in the Champions League T20 tournament, on Monday in a Group A match in Bangalore that witnessed as many as 25 sixes, besides 35 boundaries.

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).

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2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar: Fifa's Zwanziger

Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football's governing body Fifa.

Ronaldinho scores first goal for Mexican club Queretaro

Ronaldinho
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho scored his first goal for new club Queretaro when he converted a penalty early in the game to set them on their way to a 4-1 win at ten-man Guadalajara in the Mexican Apertura championship.
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Nadal out, Swiss great Federer to play in Bhupathi's tennis league

Swiss Roger Federer

The Mahesh Bhupathi-backed International Tennis Premier League is all set to rope in Swiss legend Roger Federer after fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal dropped out citing health reasons.

Somdev sets up Shenzen Open clash with Murray

Somdev Devvarman
India's singles star Somdev Devvarman set up a second round clash with two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray after battling past Chinese wild card Xin Gao in the ATP Shenzen Open in Shenzen on Monday.
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Philips to split off lighting business, form separate company

Philips
Philips said on Tuesday it would break its 120-year-old company in two, creating a stand-alone lighting business and merge consumer and healthcare divisions into a 15-billion euro business.

Sensex, Nifty fall most in 2-1/2 months;wealth drops Rs. 1.6 tn

Bombay Stock Exchange
Indian markets on Tuesday suffered a big jolt with Sensex crashing 431 points and Nifty plunging 129 points in their worst drop in two-and-a-half months following a sell-off in overseas markets on concerns over global growth.
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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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Facebook to introduce new advertising platform: Report

Facebook Inc is set to unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Samsung wants to replace your wallet with a watch

SamsungSamsung is planning yet another smartwatch to sit alongside the six it has already launched over the past 12 months. However, while its past efforts have been focused on fitness or replacing reliance on smartphones, this one wants to be a replacement for consumers' wallets.

iPhone opening weekend sales top 10 million: Apple

Apple iPhone 6Apple said on Monday it sold more than 10 million of its new iPhone models globally in the opening weekend of record sales of the bigger-screen version of its smartphone.
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