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Hindustan Times Saturday, October 25, 2014 | Last Updated 00:23 IST 

PM Modi’s Siachen visit a masterstroke: Analysts, observers

Modi visits Siachen on Diwali, meets soldiers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, was a strategic step that went beyond bonding with Indians soldiers to also send a message to Pakistan amid escalating tensions between the nuclear armed rivals, analysts and political observers say.

Shiv Sena MPs to attend PM's high tea; will Uddhav, Modi meet?

Uddhav Thackeray

Political circles are agog with speculation that PM Narendra Modi and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray may meet when the former visits Mumbai on Saturday for the inauguration of a private hospital or at New Delhi on Sunday when the PM is hosting a dinner for NDA allies.

Black money embarrassment for individual, not party: Chidambaram

chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should "speak more" and put in action a timetable that would enable the party to play the role of "true opposition" at a time when the morale of party cadres is "pretty low".

Burdwan bombs meant for Bangladesh, says NIA

chidambaram
The NIA on Friday said the accused persons arrested in the Burdwan blast case and their associates were members of terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh, who were preparing IEDs for transporting them to that country for possible terror attacks.

Godse should have killed Nehru, says Kesari edit

Suicide bomber threat to AI flights, 4 airports on alert

First pics: Canada parliament attack caught on cam

Tiger kills man in Madhya Pradesh tiger reserve

Bangalore rape: School trust functionary held

Peace with China not at cost of honour: Rajnath

This health centre has more bombs than medicines

Air quality deteriorates in Delhi post-Diwali

77 injured in Hingot war, four admitted to hospital in Indore

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THIRD EYE
Is India truly secular or are we boxing Muslims into a corner?

Akbaruddin Owaisi, Asaduddin Owaisi
The successful performance of a party like the MIM in the Maharashtra polls is a warning sign that something is amiss, writes Barkha Dutt.

People, not politics, must come first

Modi visits Siachen on Diwali, meets soldiers
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.
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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

Movie review: Manmohan Desai goes the Hollywood way in Happy New Year

Happy New Year poster, SRK, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone
You cannot miss Shah Rukh Khan's film Happy New Year's obvious resemblance to Hollywood's Ocean's 11 series. But it's Farah Khan's baby, and therefore it has the mandatory 'formula' and all those old Bollywood references.

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.

In pics: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

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From India to as far as the UK, people across the globe celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Here's a look at how the festivities played out through Thursday.

Medical breakthrough: Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts

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Australian surgeons on Friday said they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in what they said was a world first that could change the way organs are donated.

Mary Kom makes a clean sweep, joins Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Mary Kom
Champion boxer MC Mary Kom joined the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) on Friday, sweeping and cleaning the streets in Imphal.

Even my parents think I am weird, says Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut has always made unconventional choices, be it her movies or the way she dresses. The actor says even her parents worry about some of her habits, but she’s comfortable being the way she is.

Diwali shocker: Haryana paanwala gets Rs. 132 crore power bill

Electricity poll
A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs. 132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs. 132.29 crore for the month of October.

ISIS one of richest terror groups, earns $1 million a day selling oil

Iraq
The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday.
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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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