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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Last Updated 09:57 IST 
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Bypoll trends: BJP suffers early reverses in UP, big gains for Samajwadi Party

Bypoll results are crucial to the BJP as it would be seen as a test on whether the Modi magic is still working. (AFP Photo)
Early trends from the counting for the three Lok Sabha and 33 assembly seats across 10 states show that the BJP is suffering reverses in Uttar Pradesh. The big gainer seems to be the Samajwadi Party which is leading in 6 seats, while the Congress is leading in 1. In West Bengal the ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in Basirhat , while the Congress is leading in Chowringhee.

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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.

J-K floods: When waters rose, Muslims in Srinagar rescued Pandits

A woman making her way through a flooded road in Srinagar
When flood waters were rising by a few feet every hour, the family of a Kashmiri Pandit was among the first to be rescued by Sohail Tabrez and Akil, resident's of Srinagar's Wazirbagh locality.

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.

500 migrants feared dead in Malta shipwreck

China, India in border skirmish ahead of Xi visit

India slams Pak for clean chit to Hafiz Saeed

Mumbai: 26-year-old captures stalker on camera

Manish Tewari, Rashid Alvi defy Cong gag order

Delhi: Minors kill man for demanding cigarettes

Central govt lays stress on BEd, MEd reforms

World powers pledge to crush ISIS threat

Wholesale inflation at 5-year low, food prices dip

Seat-sharing: Uddhav talks tough, rejects BJP offer

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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.

Our take
Saradha probe: Stop casting aspersion on CBI

Sudipta Sen
Just as society expects fairness from the CBI, the agency, on its part, has the right to expect not to be commented on adversely whenever any party or politician is in trouble.
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Whodunit: Removing HT market copies to win ‘morning challenge’?

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As the strongest and the largest read newspaper of Delhi NCR, HT is used to facing challenges from various quarters. But, over the last few days, HT has been confronting a peculiar challenge: readers complaining about copies not reaching them.

For J-K cricketer Parvez Rasool, this productive bat was worth taking a risk

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A lot has been lost in the surging waters of the Jhelum but Parvez Rasool, the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play for India, managed to save a prized possession, his cricket bat.

D-Day nears: Isro prepares for crucial Mangalyaan insertion

Mangalyaan: meet the men behind India’s Mars Mission
Before the Mangalyaan enters Mars on September 24, Isro scientists will have to endure nail-biting prelims on September 22, when the spacecraft enters the sphere of influence of Mars.

Man pleads for toilet to save marriage

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Government officials in Ranchi’s outskirts are rushing to have a toilet built for a tribal man whose wife has threatened to divorce him unless he gets one constructed at their home.

Android One launched; Google enters the low-cost smartphone game

Android One phone
Google launched its much-awaited sub-$100 Android One smartphones on Monday. In India, they would be available through domestic cellphone makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. Prices for the Android One would start from Rs. 6,399.

Scottish referendum: Media caught in crossfire as D-day nears

Scotland flag
The pro-independence campaign has accused the BBC of becoming the ‘British Biased Corporation’ for allegedly favouring the ‘No’ campaign that wants Scotland to remain the United Kingdom, a charge that spilled over to journalist groups and others.

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Jharkhand: Three employees of residential school transferred for giving liquor to kids

Students of Govenrment Primary School coming out from classes
The action followed an HT report -- ‘Govt school students given liquor, shown pornography’ -- published on Sept 14. The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), a human right organization, in its fact finding report had made the revelation.

‘Murdered’ woman found alive with new boyfriend — and her husband is relieved

Bride rejects groom cartoon
A Jharkhand man’s joy knew no bounds when he spotted his runaway wife enjoying a meal with her new boyfriend last week, relieved that he could now prove to his in-laws that she had not been murdered by him for dowry.
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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.

Mumbai stay in contention with huge win

Lendl Simmons
Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20.
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Nicolas Anelka signs for Mumbai in Indian Super League

Nicolas Anelka
Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka has sought to relaunch his career by signing on Monday to play for Mumbai City in the nascent Indian Super League.

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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cities

PM Modi pushes for GST, chairs crucial meet

PM Narendra Modi on Monday took stock of India’s biggest tax reform initiative — Goods and Services Tax — with the government planning to introduce the Constitution Amendment Bill during the winter session.

Rate cut only when inflation is under control, says Rajan

Raghuram Rajan
RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said India’s economic growth was uneven and there was still some 'way to go' before 'we are out of the woods', and that the central bank would cut interest rates only when inflation is under control.
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paramedical training

At risk

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.

Wanted life support

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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YouTube to allow offline access in India on Android phones

YouTube 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.

Android One launched; Google enters the low-cost smartphone game

Android One phoneGoogle launched its much-awaited sub-$100 Android One smartphones on Monday. In India, they would be available through domestic cellphone makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. Prices for the Android One would start from Rs. 6,399.

Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

Apple iPhone 6 PlusApple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade.
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