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Hindustan Times Saturday, October 25, 2014 | Last Updated 11:08 IST 

PM deadline for babus' biometric attendance kicks in

Biometric system
PM Narendra Modi has forged a reputation as a driven man and time runs out for the country’s bureaucrats to conform to his standards on Saturday as the deadline for new biometric attendance system kicks in.

Sonia, Rahul should 'speak more': Chidambaram

 P Chidambaram
Senior politician says a non-Gandhi can become president of the party but refuses to comment when that might happen. He says that other younger leaders like Sachin Pilot stand a chance in the party.

Two dead, including gunman, in US school shooting

US School shooting
Two students died in a shooting at a high school near Seattle in Washington state Friday morning, including the shooter, who killed himself, said the police.

THIRD EYE
Divide and win: Owaisi brothers reap the benefits

Akbaruddin Owaisi, Asaduddin Owaisi
The brothers may have cause to celebrate, but not India's Muslims. The rise of a party known for its inflammatory politics only reinforces the worst religious stereotypes, writes Barkha Dutt.

Nehru, Netaji aide was Soviet agent, files reveal

62-yr-old Indian jailed in US for groping woman

People want AAP back in power: Arvind Kejriwal

Shiv Sena MPs to attend PM's high tea

'Black money embarrasses individuals, not party'

Burdwan bombs meant for Bangladesh, says NIA

PM Modi's Siachen visit a masterstroke: analysts

Choppergate: CBI may seek info from Singapore

Canada probes Parliament gunman’s ties

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Modi in Kashmir: People, not politics, must come first

Narendra Modi
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kashmir visit during Diwali lifted the spirits among the affected and among our soldiers, what has come as a disappointment is the amount he announced by way of funds for rebuilding destroyed homes.

For Clean India, do not sweep your dirt under the carpet

Clean India
In many countries, people who litter roads are liable to be taken to court and fined. Will it take generations before such laws become feasible in India?
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Multimedia

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Note 4
Diwali Detox
Diwali celebration
My India My Vote
The Ramayana Reading list
Ebola outbreak

Happy New Year makes Rs. 45 crore on opening day, breaks all records ever

Deepika Padukone, SRK, Happy New Year
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Happy New Year was expected to do well across theatres but the kind of business the movie has shown on the first day itself is nothing short of phenomenal. Bollywood trade analyst Tarash Adarsh has tweeted the figures.

Canada PM Stephen Harper hid in a closet during attack: reports

Canadian Premier Stephen Harper
According to MPs cited anonymously by the daily Globe & Mail and others, Harper spent as much as 15 minutes in the tiny space off a meeting room where he and his Conservative caucus were meeting.

IAF asks personel to shun Xiaomi Phones, cites spying concerns

Xiaomi Mi3
IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones on the ground that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company.

Google executive Alan Eustace sets multiple records with leap from near-space

Google executive Alan Eustace
Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

Biteman returns: Luis Suarez to debut for Barcelona in El Clasico today

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Four months after disgracing himself in front of the world by biting an opponent for the third time, Barcelona's record signing Luis Suarez will be back on the pitch and hoping to put his career back on track.

New York on alert over first Ebola case

First confirmed Ebola case in NYC
A New York doctor who recently returned from Guinea tested positive for Ebola on Thursday becoming the fourth case yet in the United States. Craig Spencer, 33, was treating Ebola patients in Guinea, one of three west African nations hit the hardest by the outbreak.

Delhi: Spike in pollution sends elderly, kids to hospital

Diwali 10
Figures released by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Friday showed that the levels of five major pollutants were five to eight times higher than prescribed limits on Diwali.

Gangs of Wasseypur: Jailed warlord controlling crime empire via mobile phone

Fahim Khan (HT photo)
Jharkhand’s most famous ganglord whose violent ways inspired the epic Bollywood movie Gangs of Wasseypur, is running his crime empire from behind the high walls of jail through high-end 3G-enabled mobile phones, police have revealed.
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Pakistan in control despite Warner hundred

David Warner
David Warner's third consecutive test century could not stop Pakistan from taking control of the first test against Australia on Friday after the tourists squandered a strong start and were all out for 303 in their first innings.

English experience to help Indians in Australia tour: Laxman

Laxman
VVS Laxman on Friday said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the gruelling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup.
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ISL: NorthEast United drub Mumbai City 2-0

Felipe de Castro
Two goals in the second half were enough to propel NorthEast United FC to second position in the Indian Super League standings, behind Atletico de Kolkata, when they defeated a nine-man Mumbai City FC 2-0 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.

Maestro of clasicos, Messi leads Barca at Madrid

Lionel Messi
Accustomed to thriving against his fierce rival, Lionel Messi will again lead Barcelona at Real Madrid as he aims for another scoring record. The big question is whether Luis Suarez will join him or watch from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium bench.
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Sharapova ousted, Serena to end year as world No 1

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova failed to advance out of the WTA finals groups and conceded the year-end No 1 ranking to Serena Williams despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday.

David Ferrer hits 600 wins, faces Andy Murray in Valencia

David Ferrer
David Ferrer became only the fourth active player to record 600 career wins when he cruised past Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Valencia semi-finals on Friday.
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cities

Stocks shiver in market game, but IT mood remains bullish

Infosys Technologies
The stocks have fallen but that may hide some good news. India’s IT sector seems to be back in the robust growth game despite recent market hiccups  — if one looks beyond the obvious.

Mahurat trading sets positive tone for year ahead

Infosys Technologies
The bullish sentiment witnessed during Mahurat trading day on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Wednesday has set a positive tone for the year ahead. Mahurat trading takes place for one hour on the day of Diwali, since it is considered auspicious. 
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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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Digital democracy: who is winning war for votes on Twitter

Twitter declares war on passwords

Twitter formally declared war on passwords during a developers' conference in San Francisco, unveiling a new system that allows users to log-in to mobile apps with a phone number.

Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app

FacebookFacebook on Thursday released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like.

Inbox, the new smart email app from Google

GmailAvailable for desktop and mobile devices, the new Google app is designed to reimagine the way emails are managed, in particular by scheduling reminders for specific tasks and bringing in useful up-to-date additional information from the web. Inbox is currently available only by invitation.
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