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Hindustan Times Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Last Updated 15:38 IST 

Sarita Devi suspended over Asian Games medal protest

Sarita Devi

An international boxing body has provisionally suspended Indian boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the presentation ceremony at the recently held Asian Games in Incheon.

Bangalore again: Child sexually abused in school, parents protest

The Red Brigade
The latest incident of child abuse in a city school has occurred three months after a six-year-old girl student was allegedly raped on July 3 in a school in the eastern suburb by its gymnastic coach and his assistant.

Sena, BJP hold talks amid suspense over Maharashtra govt

BJP

Two Shiv Sena leaders reportedly met the BJP think-tank in New Delhi late on Tuesday night, TV reports said on Wednesday, triggering speculation over whether the erstwhile allies were close to joining hands and forming a coalition government in Maharashtra.

US teens skip school, leave home; FBI says they may have tried to join ISIS

Iraq

Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said on Tuesday.

Delhi: Daughter of DPS principal found dead

DLF seeks interim relief from capital market ban

Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire in Jammu

Tent scam: CBI case against unknown officials

India hockey coach Walsh may stay back

Govt to tell SC names of Swiss bank account holders

Jabalpur experiences mild tremors

Pak Taliban sack spokesperson over support for IS

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks

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OUR TAKE
The Tiger’s roar is now a whimper

Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress still confident to win
Shiv Sena will celebrate its 50th year in 2016. As it prepares to commemorate the occasion, it would do well to reflect on a significant message from the Maharashtra assembly poll result.

Let’s talk about the weather

An Indian man walking with an umbrella
Rising sea levels pose a significant risk to India’s economic growth given our extensive coastline, writes RK Pachauri.
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Multimedia

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As Salman Khan wields the broom, Modi tweets his appreciation

Salman Khan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appreciated Salman Khan for wielding the broom, saying the Bollywood star's cleanliness initiative will "inspire" several people to join the government's ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission.

iChallenge: 'Phablet' gets in the way of Apple's new iPad

iPad Air 2
As smartphones get bigger and do more, there are fewer good reasons for people to pony up several thousands for a tablet. Users are perfectly fine using their smartphones which are getting much larger to browse the internet, play games, or scan e-mails.

We are actors, not mannequins: Alia Bhatt defends Sonakshi Sinha

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt says that while you need the fashion police, it’s rude for people to only discuss your weight; also talks about link-ups, and her name being used by malicious portals.

Ben Bradlee, former Washington Post editor who led Watergate coverage dies

Ben Bradlee
Bradlee's death at his Washington home of natural causes was announced by the Post, which reported late last month that its former editor had begun hospice care after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past several years.

High in Pakistan's mountains, women break taboos

Pakistan, Hunza valley
Women in Pakistan's northern Hunza valley are breaking taboos and training for jobs traditionally done by men, including as carpenters and climbing guides on the Himalayan peaks.

It’s Shah Rukh vs Shah Rukh this Diwali

Super Nani
Shah Rukh Khan is ready to storm the box-office with his latest film Happy New Year, but it's not the only film with a SRK tag this Diwali. Director Inder Kumar’s Super Nani, Rekha's much anticipated comeback film of sorts, also has a SRK connection.

AI Dreamliner loses ground contact, Italy scrambles jets

A security personnel

The Italian Air Force had to scramble fighter jets to escort an Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from Delhi to Rome last week after the plane lost radio contact with Air Traffic Control following a failure of its communication system, HT has learnt.

Pistorius sentenced to jail: All you need to know about the verdict

A security personnel
How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? Will the double-amputee Olympian ever run competitively again? Some key questions are answered here.
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West Indies seek talks with India after legal threat

BCCI
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will ask for a meeting with their Indian counterparts as they seek to find a way out of the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour.

Dhoni rested for first 3 ODIs against SL, Kohli to lead

Dhoni

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was today rested for the first three One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka next month and batting mainstay Virat Kohli will lead the side in his absence.

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Mohammedan Sporting, club older than Fifa, disbands senior team

Mohammedan Sporting
Mohammedan Sporting, one of India's oldest clubs with a rich legacy, on Monday decided to leave the national football scene for this season due to severe financial crisis.

Indian footballer dies after fatal goal celebration

ball
A 23-year-old footballer from Mizoram has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official said on Monday.
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Murray battles past Ferrer to clinch Vienna Open title

Andy Murray
Andy Murray clinched the Vienna Open title with a 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 victory over David Ferrer, one of the Briton's main rivals in the battle to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals.

Tomas Berdych dethrones Grigor Dimitrov in Stockholm

Tomas Berdych
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych battled back to defeat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to claim the Stockholm Open and improve his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals.
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cities

Sensex extends gains, up 212 pts in early trade

Bombay Stock Exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex on Wednesday rose over 212 points in early trade on the last trading session of the Samvat Year 2070, extending gains for the fourth straight day on increased capital inflows amid the government announcing a slew of economic reforms.

Rupee up 14 paise against dollar in early trade

rupee
Maintaining its rising trend for the fourth straight day, the rupee strengthened by another 14 paise to 61.17 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday on sustained foreign capital inflows amid government announcing key reforms in the oil and gas sector.
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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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Apple iPad Air 2 and Mini 3

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Last year's iPad Air was a huge improvement over the 2012 iPad, so this year's update seems small by comparison. The improvements might not be enough for existing iPad Air owners to upgrade.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

AppleApple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

Amazon launches 'Kindle Voyage' e-reader

Kindle VoyageAmazon has launched its new premium e-reader, dubbed Kindle Voyage, initially in the US only. The model stands out namely for its thin design, high-resolution screen and adaptive lighting.
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