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Hindustan Times Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Last Updated 03:59 IST 

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Govt to tell SC names of Swiss bank account holders

Swiss bank

The government will likely disclose to the Supreme Court next week names of people against whom strong evidence exists of stashing away black money in Swiss banks.

Nitin Gadkari emerges as contender for Maharashtra chief minister

Nitin Gadkari

Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari may emerge as an eleventh hour contender for the Maharashtra chief minister’s job if Devendra Fadnavis fails to make it as a consensus candidate as the Shiv Sena inches closer to the BJP to form a government the state.
BJP to form Maharashtra govt after Diwali

India braces for war on Ebola

Ebola
India has identified 10 additional labs to test for the Ebola virus and a four-member rapid response team from each state to isolate and trace people suspected to have Ebola that has killed over 4,500 people worldwide.

Modi to spend Diwali in flood-hit Srinagar

Missing Sydney teen resurfaces in ISIS video

India grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet

Faridabad: 230 shops gutted in cracker market fire

Woman burnt in Kerala train dies; suspect 'sketched'

India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council

Oscar Pistorius' journey from blade runner to jailbird

JMM, party of poor tribals, inducts Ivy League man

Blow to indian hockey as coach Walsh quits

Hong Kong talks fail to resolve issue; dialogue open

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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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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 (AI) Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from Delhi to Rome last week after the plane lost radio contact with Air Traffic Control (ATC) following a failure of its communication system, HT has learnt.

Manohar Lal Khattar: Spartan pracharak to a greenhorn chief minister

Manohar Lal Khattar
From a spartan RSS pracharak to being the chief minister (designate) of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar’s political journey has resemblance with that of his mentor, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Twitter 'source of all evil': Top Saudi cleric

Digital democracy: who is winning war for votes on Twitter
Twitter is nothing more than "a source of lies" and evil, Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric said, in comments that sparked lively debate Tuesday on the microblogging site.

Paralysed man walks after nerve cell transplant

Digital democracy: who is winning war for votes on Twitter

A paralysed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment in Poland in a breakthrough hailed by one of the British scientists responsible as 'more impressive than a man walking on the Moon'.

Festive hiring to help create 4.5 lakh new jobs in Oct-Dec quarter

Job-seekers
Its raining jobs this festive season as the October-December quarter is likely to create as many as 4.5 lakh vacancies thanks to a significant uptrend in demand from sectors such as e-commerce, hospitality and retail, experts say.

'UK, France, Germany approached Assad against their jihadi citizens'

Syrian ambassador to India
In an interview to HT, Syrian ambassador to India Riad Kamel Abbas claims UK, France and Germany asked the Syrian government to 'take care' of its citizens who have been radicalised and fighting in Syria. If his claims are true, the David Cameron government has asked a foreign government to execute its citizens.

Gold is glittering this Dhanteras

Delicate design
Gold is glittering this Dhanteras as jewellers are experiencing good sales driven by better prices compared to last year. Last year, there was a supply crunch of gold in the market after the government hiked its import duty to 15% to curb higher import as that was causing imbalance in the current account deficit in the country.

Oil giant CEO killed after drunk snow plow driver rams his jet

Christophe de Margerie
The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokesperson Elena Krylova said on Tuesday.
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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.

BCCI to write to ICC about WICB's conduct

Dhoni

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apprise the world body about the conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), whose team cancelled the tour of India mid-way last week.

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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

Govt may come out with newpolicy on minerals allocation

coal
The new coal mining policy is likely to set the tone for more transparent schemes in mining of other minerals and give more regulatory powers to state governments.

FTIL to absorb NSEL, liabilities; share tanks 20%

Australian Stock Exchange
In a move that is likely to help investors hit by the alleged Rs. 5,600-crore fraud at the NSEL recover their dues, the government on Tuesday ordered merger of NSEL with parent company FTIL.
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education

Quality control

Status upgrade to ‘institute of national importance’ will make specialised academies such as NID more professional and research- oriented, writes Gauri Kohli

Do IIMs need to be upgraded?

IIMThe human resource development ministry is also mulling the introduction of a proposal to grant institutes of national importance status to the Indian Institutes of Management. If implemented, will the IIMs benefit by enjoying greater autonomy or will it dilute the IIM brand? Experts are divided on the issue.

Giving India a leg-up

Ranchi studentsInternational academic institutes’ ranking bodies are keen to help India improve its ­positioning, writes Gauri Kohli
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iPhone 6

Apple Pay: What you need to know

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

Facebook to locate your stolen passwords

FacebookIn a bid to keep its users' accounts safe, social networking site Facebook has created an automated service that monitors the web for stolen email addresses and passwords.

New apps bring kids' playtime back to real world

Kid with smartphoneParents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.
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