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Hindustan Times Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Last Updated 17:18 IST 

Battle for Maharashtra
Crisis over seat-sharing looms as BJP hits back at Shiv Sena's 'last effort' to save alliance

Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray
Crisis deepened in the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra on Sunday after Uddhav Thackeray proposed a fresh seat-sharing formula and his ally did not appear keen to latch on to the offer of 119 seats.

India may announce visa-on-arrival for US tourists during PM visit

Female foreign tourists cover themselves with scarves to beat the heat in Amritsar on Sunday. Sameer Sehgal/ HT
India is working on a proposal for visa-on-arrival facility for US tourists, one of the big-ticket announcements expected to be made during PM Narendra Modi's high-profile visit to the US later this month.

Kashmir remark

Indian Muslim League says will protect country, Bilawal daydreamer

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Indian Union Muslim League dubbed on Sunday Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as one of the 'daydreamers' in Pakistan for his Kashmir remarks and said that every inch of Indian territory will be protected to the last minute.

Signs are clear: Modi is taking down the Nehru-Gandhi nameplate

Narendra Modi
The churning of icons will go on as long as the NDA is in power. But what kind of new signage emerges is difficult to foresee, but it is not going to be an ovation to the Nehru-Gandhi family, Abhijit Majumder writes.

Isro to restart Mangalyaan engine tomorrow

Grounded: How these Indian tycoons landed in soup

Mayank Gandhi booked for abetting sexual abuse

Kashmir youth joining militants: Army report

2G: Govt orders appointment of permanent ED officer

UPSC shifts NDA and NA exam centre to Jammu

4 killed in bomb blast near Egypt foreign ministry

IAF AN-32 crashlands in Chandigarh, 9 injured

Man arrested for charging White House had knife

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China doesn’t take India seriously, at least not yet

India China flag
Does anyone compare the United States to Mexico? Beijing sees only Washington as its peer. India barely makes it to the third tier of nations in China’s rankings, Chanakya writes.

Sunday Sentiments
Bypolls message for BJP: the Hindu voter is secular

India China flag

Do you know what I find most heartening about the recent byelection results? It’s the loud, clear and firm message from India’s Hindu voters. My bet is it will resonate across our political firmament for a while to come. Karan Thapar writes.

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Second apparent leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures: US media

Kim Kardashian
More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, actor Vanessa Hudgens and US soccer star Hope Solo circulated social media on Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month.

LIVE - Asian Games, Day 2: Dipika, Saurav assured of bronze in squash singles

Joshana Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal
Dipika Pallikal edged compatriot Joshana Chinappa in the squash women's singles quarter-final, while Saurav Ghosal also entered the men's semi-final to assure India of at least two more bronze at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.

Bigg Boss 8: contestant wishlist for a fun watch

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Bigg Boss, Indian TV's biggest, and the most controversial reality show, kickstarts its eighth season on Sunday evening. While we wait and watch to see the final contestants, here's a humble wishlist -- of people we'd love to see on the show.

TECHILICIOUS
Is the Apple Watch worth your time?

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni
Apart from iPhone 6, the Apple Watch was also launched. Its chunky, comes with sapphire glass and has a heart-rate sensor. But is it worth replacing your credit card and wallet, finds out Rajiv Makhni.

This company has made a tablet customised to your needs at Rs. 5k onwards

 Tablet
Challenging the one-size-fits-all approach of leading electronics manufacturers, a home-grown company Pinig Tech has brought in a new concept of customised tablets for specific segments like children, women, seniors, professionals and gamers.

Take a hint people! 'I’ve never said I am single': Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra is on cloud nine, after recently getting awarded for her latest performance. It’s this happiness, perhaps, that makes the 32-year-old actor open up, as a rare occurrence, about her love life.

World Alzheimer’s Day: Patients, their families struggle due to lack of facilities

Alzheimer's
Over 3 million senior citizens in India suffer from dementia, yet care centres are few and far between, leaving troubled patients and their families struggling to cope. Alzheimer's: Four signs to watch out for

Birthday with Saif: Kareena takes time off to see Northern Lights in Iceland

Agent Vinod
'I enjoyed eating crisps and sandwiches at birthday parties when I was a kid. I wish I could afford to do that now It’s been five months that Saif and I haven’t spent quality time together, so we are taking a break before I start my next,' says Kareena Kapoor Khan.
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Kings XI Punjab beat Barbados Trident by four wickets in CLT20

David Miller

David Miller smashed a 34-ball 46 under pressure and Parvinder Awana scalped three wickets as Kings XI Punjab notched up a four-wicket victory over Barbados Trident in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 at Mohali on Saturday.

Mitchell Marsh seals it for Scorchers in thrilling finish

Mitchell Marsh

The immensely talented Mitchell Marsh hit successive sixes off the last two deliveries as Perth Scorchers from Australia beat South Africa's Dolphins by six wickets in a group league match of the Champions League T20 at Mohali on Saturday.

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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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Sania Mirza, Cara Black triumphs in Tokyo Open

Indian Wells

Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.

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.
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Eight Indians in Fortune list of 25 powerful Asia-Pacific women

Indra Nooyi
As many as eight Indian women, led by ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, have made it to the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women 'shaping the new world order' in the Asia-Pacific region.

Bajaj Finance housing arm to give Rs. 2,000 cr home loans in FY16

Currency
Non-banking financial services player Bajaj Finance, which is gearing to launch a dedicated housing finance subsidiary next fiscal, aims to disburse up to Rs. 2,000 crore in home loans to the affluent class in FY16, a top official said.
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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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Sony

Sony focuses on Google Glass alternative

Sony's glasses have lenses instead that are 85 % transparent and which incorporate clever hologram optic technology so that information can be directly overlaid within the wearer's direct field of vision to augment the object, point of interest or even person he or she is looking at.

Google wants to demystify cybersecurity

Online securitySimply Secure is a new organization with a single aim -- making it easy for people to protect themselves and their data when online.

Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

iPhone 6Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.
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