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Hindustan Times Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Last Updated 11:05 IST 

Divided BJP-Sena's united front: Tussle may continue even if allies come to power

Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.
Even if Maharashtra votes for change in the upcoming Assembly polls, we may still have to suffer a difficult coalition government, much like the incumbent Congress and NCP regime for the past 15 years.

No low tide for Modi, bypoll results mark defeat of BJP's hardcore wing

Yogi Adityanath
Every time the BJP comes to power, there is a battle for the heart and soul of the party. The best way to understand the by-election results is to view them from the perspective of this battle, writes Vir Sanghvi.

LIVE - Asian Games 2014: Jitu Rai gets India off to golden start

Jitu Rai
World No.5 Jitu Rai on Saturday emerged victorious in the men's 50 metre pistol event to give India its first gold medal from the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea.

10 things to know about Alibaba's big debut on the NYSE

Alibaba
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history.

India, China remain cautious despite warmth

Verma once declined US ambassadorship to India

6 Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska

100 lashes for gay sex in Indonesian province

SC to CBI: Don’t file coal scam closure reports

Scotland stays, but a less united UK ahead?

CBI probing Chidambaram role in Aircel-Maxis deal

Delhi cop faces arrest for molesting rape victim

Poor monsoon pushes food output to 5-year-low

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Our take
Britain gets credit for smooth handling of Scotland debate

Scotland votes
Both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom got a chance in recent days to focus minds on life in a balkanised Britain thanks to opinion polls that warned that the ‘Yes’ campaign was inching ahead, after trailing for months.

American Jalebi
India lags behind China in Kurdistan policy

Iraq

India positioned an ambassador in Iraq in 2011 after trying for seven years. Among his first ventures was a visit to Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region. Three years later, India needs to make its presence felt there, while the Chinese have already established economic ties.

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It's United Kingdon after all
My India My Vote
4 days to go - Mars Orbiter Mission
How to pretend to be a lit pro for Facebook’s 10-book challenge
The big fat Indian wedding: It's all about the money, honey!
Watch the actors travel from Ahmedabad to Jaipur and Agra to Delhi to promote Dawaat-e-Ishq

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Khoobsurat is pretty plain

Khoobsurat
Khoobsurat, the official remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980 hit about an effervescent girl who enters a strict household and teaches everyone how to laugh and live life to the fullest is sweet, benign and bland, writes Anupama Chopra

Gloves off: Dhoni snubs hotel for not allowing biryani from Rayudu’s residence

Dhoni
On the eve of Chennai Super Kings’ CL T20 match against KKR on Wednesday, organisers were busy shifting MS Dhoni’s team from one hotel to another. Rumour has it that it happened on an irate India captain’s insistence.

Bihar toilet project founder is $1,00,000-global award finalist

Anoop Jain
US Northwestern university environmental engineering graduate Anoop Jain, who started a project for greater toilet access to the residents of a Bihar village, is one of two Indians among the four finalists for a $1,00,000 global citizen award.

EARLY BIRDS

Apple faces smartwatch ambush

Apple Watch

From fashionable alert machines to Android gear and service-driven fitness trackers, a host of wrist-worn gizmos are ready to take on the expected Apple Watch when it lands in India.

Mandolin falls silent: Srinivas remembered by music lovers

U Srinivas
Regarded as a musical prodigy for his abilities on the mandolin, Srinivas made his first public performance at the age of six and collaborated with many accomplished musicians, including fusion guitarist John McLaughlin, violinist Nigel Kennedy and percussionist Ustad Zakir Hussain.

Movie review: Daawat-e-Ishq is a delicious invite you shouldn't say no to

Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra
Aditya Roy Kapoor will surprise you with his easy manners and understanding of script in his latest release. He is good, probably the best of the lot. Daawat-e-ishq is not a film to miss this weekend.

Condoms 'too small' for Uganda men, fight against AIDS has a new hurdle

Condoms
Ugandan MPs have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale in the east African nation are too small, warning the problem is a blow to the fight against AIDS.

'The Maze Runner' successfully creates a nightmarish environment

The Maze Runner
Based on the novel of the same name by James Dashner, the sci-fi tinged tale is set in a devastated futuristic world. Graphics designer turned first-time feature filmmaker Wes Ball has done a commendable job in telescoping the story for the big screen, writes Rashid Irani.
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CLT20: Williamson ton lifts Knights against Cobras

Kane Williamson
Northern Knights beat Cape Cobras by 33 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-shortened Group B match in the Champions League Twenty20 at Raipur on Friday.

CLT20: Bailey promises better show after Kings XI Punjab win

George Bailey of Kings XI Punjab plays a shot against Mumbai Indians
Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey heaped praise on Glenn Maxwell and Thisara Perera after the five-wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes in Mohali on Thursday and promised his team will get better in the Champions League T20.
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Del Piero's first media interaction held in parking lot

Alessandro Del Piero
It wasn't a pleasant welcome for Italian football star Alessandro del Piero as his first official media interaction on Friday had to be held in a parking lot after his franchise Delhi Dynamos failed to find a proper place.

Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut

Cahill goal
Sevilla's love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season's champions and three-times winners began this year's group stage with a 2-0 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.
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Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

Li Na
Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.

Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open

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Defending champions Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
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Jet Airways to launch new Mumbai-Dubai flight next month

Jet Airways will enhance connectivity on the lucrative Dubai-India route by launching a fifth daily flight from Mumbai to the Gulf city from next month.

RBI tells banks to be careful about Jan Dhan Yojana

Narendra Modi

The Reserve Bank today warned thebanks to be more careful while opening accounts under the Jan- Dhan Yojana, saying that a single individual could open multiple accounts in the lure of Rs. 1 lakh insurance cover.

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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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Is Facebook Messenger app tracking your privacy?

The new Facebook Messenger app, that has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices, may have spyware that keeps an eye on your chats and other information, claims an internet security specialist.

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

Apple iPhone 6Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

Samsung to release 'Note 4' on October 17

SamsungSamsung announced Thursday that its eagerly-anticipated Note 4 "phablet" will be released on October 17. The Galaxy Note 4 delivers a refined Note experience, and the latest technology that consumers want in their smartphone.
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