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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Last Updated 22:09 IST 

Narendra Modi's homecoming in Gujarat dampened by reverses faced by BJP in bypolls

Modi- failures
It was billed as Narendra Modi's big 'homecoming', the first time he would return to the state after taking over as Prime a Minister. The PM arrived, and rituals were followed, but reverses in the by polls had quite perceptibly dampened the mood.

Beyond the News
Lesson for BJP from bypolls: think beyond 'Modi wave'

SP celebrations

The BJP's third straight drubbing in the by-elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, after Uttarakhand and Bihar cannot be over-interpreted as a pointer to the national mood where the Narendra Modi phenomenon sustains broadly. Poll: Do the bypoll results show that the Modi magic is over?

Passengers eject Pak politicians out of plane for causing delay

Rehman Malik
Angry passengers on board an Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airways (PIA) flight from Karachi forced two prominent Pakistani politicians off the plane accusing them of holding it for more than two hours.

Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat to drown 500 refugees

Italian Navy migrants
Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.

How PM Modi is reaching out to China via Japan

Uma says ‘human excretion’ caused U'khand floods

Army officials should get harsher sentence: SC

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane

US closer to hitting ISIS in Syria

No Garba-crashing in MP say BJP legislators

Residents of flood-hit Srinagar hit out at govt apathy

US to assign 3,000 from military to fight Ebola

Iraq welcomes US air strike near Baghdad

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HT COMMENT
Modi-Xi agenda: Work for 'Hindi-Chini buy-buy'

‘India, China not competitors’

Whether China’s moves towards us are strategic or tactical, India should build synergies with it in areas where both sides benefit, writes Kanwal Sibal.

Playing with fire: Why is BJP letting loose leaders like Maharaj?

A girl dressed as BJP party symbol 'lotus'
Sakshi Maharaj, the BJP’s Unnao MP, and Union minister Maneka Gandhi are not terror experts. Yet no one in the government or the party they represent seems to be reminding them of that reality.
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BJP's loss in UP is worse than it seems, party lost most ground in Lucknow

Modi wave cartoon
Have the people of Uttar Pradesh (UP) denounced the Modi wave? Samajwadi Party (SP) has won 8 out of the 11 assembly seats contested on Friday in the state. Interestingly, all these assembly constituencies in UP were won by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the legislative elections of 2012.

HT Analysis
Narendra Modi and Xi need to balance interdependence and strategic rivalry

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping

Both sides will, first, be straining to ensure that Xi Jinping's visit in no way pales in comparison to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Japan. Beijing has already announced that Xi’s visit will see investments worth $100 billion in India.

Thai woman commits suicide by leaping into pond of crocodiles

world's largest saltwater crocodile
A 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok's outskirts, police told AFP on Tuesday.

As D-Day nears, here are five things you need to know about India's Mars Mission

Mars Orbiter Mission
India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission, scheduled to enter the orbit of the Red Planet on September 24, is in the 'pink of health' and sending vital information from 211 million km away after covering 95% of its journey, ISRO said on Saturday. Full Coverage: From India to Mars

Teaser review: Vikram's part-Werewolf, part-Hunchback avatar in I will stun you

Vikram
There's no mistaking the technical superiority of ace director Shankar's forthcoming film I. The bigger question is: Is the Indian audience evolved enough to relate to a character inspired by western folklore?

Hindu activists thrash MP university VC over appeal to help J-K students

Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajarang Dal vandalise statues at Vikram University in Ujjain on Monday. (HT Photo)
Vikram University vice chancellor Prof Jawaharlal Kaul was admitted to Sanjeevani Hospital after members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajarang Dal manhandled him at his office in Ujjain on Monday. The mob also vandalised his office.

Music review: Happy New Year's music is trendy and young at heart

A still from Happy New Year.
The album has 8 originals, and one instrumental, remix and a medley each. At a total run time of 42 minutes 19 seconds, it is lengthy by any standard, but then we are talking about Hindi films which prefer melodrama over anything else.

Dream Delhi home: A sneak peek into new DDA flats

Delhi Development Authority
The DDA 2014 housing scheme has 25,034 flats on offer, most of which are one bedroom flats.HT shows some of the apartments on offer, including those in Rohini sector 34 and 35 and Dwarka sector 23-B, which have the highest conventration of flats.
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Afridi named Pak T20 captain till 2016

Pakistan
Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday.

Reigning IPL champions KKR keen on good CLT20 showing

Team India in Chennai
Reigning Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to justify their 'reputation' with a good showing in the sixth edition edition of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
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Liverpool return sets Champions League battle underway

UEFA Champions League trophy
Liverpool's return to European action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid's shaky start to the season dominate the start of the new battle for the Champions League title on Tuesday.

Champions League: Shinji-mania in Dortmund before Arsenal tie

Shinji Kagawa
Borussia Dortmund are hoping attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who returned after two years at Manchester United, can help lift the German team past Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday despite a growing injury list.
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Yuki falls tamely, India lose to Serbia in Davis Cup playoff

Yuki Bhambri
Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles on Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia.

Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out

Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil.
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Sensex, Nifty fall most in 7 weeks ahead of US Fed policy meet

stock broker
In their worst single-day drop in nearly 7 weeks, Sensex on Tuesday plunged 324 points and Nifty tanked 109 points on across-the-board selling on caution ahead of the outcome US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting.

Mint Special
Android One will bring high-quality smartphones to India, says Pichai

Sundar Pichai
An IIT-Kharagpur graduate, Sundar Pichai joined Google in 2004. In an interview on Monday, Pichai, in Delhi to launch three Android One phones, spoke to Mint about the road ahead for Android, wearable devices and partners.
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'Halal tourism' explained in six questions

Muslim tourists The phrase was coined to refer to the specific traveling habits and expectations of Muslim tourists. Essentially these clients are looking for services in accordance with their religious principles, such as restaurants serving Halal meat and hotels with dedicated prayer areas.
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80% 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

How to deal with CAT’s verbal section

VA sectionA third of the CAT paper comprises questions that check your verbal skills. More often than not, this is the Achilles heel for a majority of CAT takers. In this article, we look at the key issues that need to be tackled to ace the verbal section.

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Paramedical courses

India needs to train thousands of paramedics to address an acute shortage, but courses offered by private institutes are unregulated and sometimes fraudulent. Jeevan Prakash Sharma investigates

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Microsoft to hold Windows 9 event in San Francisco

Software giant Microsoft is expected to provide a technical preview of its new Windows 9 operating system at an event in San Francisco later this month.

Apple sees record demand for new iPhones

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YouTube to allow offline access in India on Android phones

Pic: YoutubeYouTube users in India will soon be able to save videos from the Google-owned service, making it possible to watch them offline, and the feature will eventually be available globally, the company said Monday.
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