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Hindustan Times Thursday, October 02, 2014 | Last Updated 10:37 IST 

LIVE: Swachh Bharat mission is beyond politics, says PM Narendra Modi

Modi lays a yellow rose on the name of an Indian who died.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his Swachh Bharat or Clean India campaign in Delhi on Thursday. This is a cleanliness drive which lasts till 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Poll: What do you think of govt's Clean India campaign?

Envoys write to MEA, seek probe on attack on Africans in Delhi

Delhi metro
The ambassadors of Gabon and Burkina Faso have written to the ministry of external affairs seeking a 'fair probe' into the attack on three African nationals at New Delhi's Rajiv Chowk Metro station last Sunday, the Indian Express reported on Thursday.

Asian Games
Sarita Devi refuses medal on podium, faces suspension

Sarita Devi boxing Asian Games 2014
A day after biased judging robbed L Sarita Devi of victory and a shot at gold, the inconsolable boxer refused to accept her bronze medal at the presentation ceremony and instead presented it to her South Korean opponent - actions that left her facing a possible suspension. Mary Kom wins historic gold

Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters wants him out

Hong Kong Main
Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge.

‘Thank you, America’, PM Narendra Modi tells new converts

North East students click pics, beaten up

Amazon to sell packaged food and beverages in India

BJP readies Modi blitz for Maharashtra, Haryana

Prayers, protests continue for ‘people’s CM’ Jaya

Two Indian varsities in world’s top 300

Kejriwal to wield broom in Modi's backyard

Jaitley recovering well, clearing files

Centre notifies life-long visa for PIOs

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Good time for India and US to go beyond the bonhomie

Narendra Modi, Barack Obama
The three documents released during Modi's US visit — the vision statement, the editorial drafted by both leaders and the joint statement - show that the relationship has plenty of substance chugging away on autopilot that puts bilateral ties in a position to reach the desired heights.

On ISIS, India must resist pressure from Israel

Iraq
Do not send in troops to fight the Islamic State unless Iran and Syria are part of Barack Obama’s grand coalition in West Asia, writes Prem Shankar Jha.
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Multimedia

Mary Kom Gold
Modi in US
HT@90
Bigg Boss 8
My India My Vote
Google has stunned everyone with its launch of Android One. But is it worth it? Rajiv Makhni finds out.

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 145th birth anniversary

A visitor pays floral tribute

The nation on Thursday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying floral tributes at his memorial in New Delhi.

Broom with a view: Why we need Clean India campaign

Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Uma Bharti, Rajnath Singh, Clean India
PM making cleaning India one of his priorities has accordingly catapulted the big problem areas of lack of toilets and open defecation to the forefront of policy making. Poll: What do you think of govt's Clean India campaign?

Mexico arrests drug lord Beltran Leyva posing as businessman

Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Uma Bharti, Rajnath Singh, Clean India

Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the most notorious Mexican drug lords still at large, was captured on Wednesday by soldiers at a seafood restaurant in a picturesque town in central Mexico popular with American retirees.

Zuckerberg to visit India later this month, meet Modi

Facebook

After Sheryl Sandberg, its now the turn of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to visit India, the second biggest market for the social networking giant, later in October.

Al Qaeda’s botched suicide op was against ‘Indian warships’

Ahemadabad: Reliance oil refinery pollution control ship
The al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed that its primary motive in the September Karachi dockyard attack, which failed after gunfights with the Pakistan Naval forces, was destroying Indian warships with a Pakistani frigate - PNS Aslat.

Asian Games: All that happened at medal ceremony involving Sarita Devi

Laishram Sarita Devi
India's Sarita Devi sensationally refused to accept her bronze medal on Wednesday in a row over judging standards in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Can someone ban these TV serials, please?

Delhi's most stylish
Ekta Kapoor introduced the ever-dumb concept of saas-bahu struggles on Indian TV in the 90s. Since then, the small screen has been beaming more of the same mindless 'dramas' into our living rooms. Here's a list of television serials we cannot tolerate anymore.

Hrithik's Bang Bang vs Shahid's Haider: Who'll have the last laugh?

Bang Bang
Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang is releasing on approximately 4,500 screens, but is this a good news for Shahid Kapoor's Haider? Are big producers trying to kill the competition in Bollywood?
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EXPERT SPEAK
Happy dressing room key to our winning streak: Gambhir

Sunil Narine,Kolkata Knight Riders
Success can be weird. When you don’t get it, it breeds anxiety. When you get it, you are on a high. When it stays in your corner, you are insecure thinking that it will desert you. We are in a similar mental space these days, writes Gautam Gambhir.

CLT20: Run feast on cards as CSK face KXIP in semis

Manan Vohra

Every time there is a contest between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings, one questions the relevance of bowlers; so mighty is the batting strength of either side. Bowlers will, on Thursday, in the CLT20 semifinal between the sides, largely look to contain the star-studded opposing batsmen.

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Champions League: Arsenal win as Welbeck scores hat-trick

UEFA Champions League trophy
Danny Welbeck answered former coach Louis van Gaal's criticism in style on Wednesday, scoring a hat-trick in Arsenal's 4-1 romp over Galatasaray in their Champions League group match while both Madrid clubs also recorded wins.

Dani Alves plans to leave Barcelona for English club

Dani Alves
Brazil international Dani Alves is planning to leave Barcelona at the end of this season and join an English club, the full-back said.
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Asian Games 2014
Sania-Saketh win mixed doubles gold; India maintain 9th place

Sania, Saketh
Tennis star Sania Mirza teamed up with Saketh Myneni to clinch the gold in mixed double while Seema Punia also brought glory with her gold-winning act as India maintained the ninth position in the overall standings on the 10th day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.

Djokovic, Sharapova win in China, as Wozniacki falls

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic continued his 100% record at the China Open Wednesday as he overcame late resistance from Vasek Pospisil, while Maria Sharapova also won but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

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Vijay Mallya has to clear loan defaults to serve as USL chairman: Diageo

CEO of Kingfisher Airlines Limited Vijay Mallya.

Loan default cases against Vijay Mallya and his UB Group may cast a shadow over his continuation as chairman of United Spirits Ltd in the future, with its current parent, UK-based Diageo, making it clear in a statement from its headquarters in London.

Merc launches GLA Class in India at Rs. 32.75 lakh

Merc GLA-Class
German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz on Tuesday launched its most affordable sports utility vehicle, the GLA class, at a starting price of Rs. 32.75 lakh, filling a big gap in its product portfolio.
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CBSE results

Big relief

In a landmark judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stripped the Council of Architecture of its powers to grant and withdraw approvals to institutes

Experts hail new JEE norms

entrance testCandidates aspiring to get admitted to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) had reason to cheer when the human resource development ministry and the IIT council decided to introduce a change in the eligibility criteria for JEE (Advanced) last week

Keep testing your strategy to ace CAT

hot dayThere are just about a few weeks left for the Common Admission Test (CAT). Aspirants should follow the learning, practising, analysing, strategising and revision model.
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Microsoft Devices launches new Lumia devices

Microsoft Devices Wednesday launched three new Windows smartphones Lumia 830 will be available in India from Oct 8 at Rs. 28,799, Lumia 730 will be available starting Oct 6 at Rs. 15,299 and Lumia 930 will be available from Oct 15 at Rs. 38,649.

Microsoft offers first look at 'Windows 10'

MicrosoftMicrosoft Corp announced its 'Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward unifying the way people work on tablets, phones and traditional computers.

Retina display iMacs coming in October?

iMacThe latest rumors surrounding what Apple will or won't be announcing at its next media event are focused on its range of desktop computers.
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