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Hindustan Times Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Last Updated 21:55 IST 

Separatist groups call for shutdown against Modi’s Kashmir visit tomorrow

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Police tightened security across the state on fears of separatist protests during Modi’s visit to the Valley to spend Diwali with flood-affected families. The visit seems to be intended to soothe frayed nerves in the Valley.

Maharashtra verdict: BJP, Shiv Sena about to seal the deal

Uddhav Thackeray
The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena moved closer to sealing a deal on Wednesday over forming the government in Maharashtra following days of deadlock between the estranged allies after the BJP won the state election but fell short of an absolute majority. 

Police kill a shooter in Canadian parliament attack

Canada parliament shooting
Canadian police backed by armored vehicles surrounded parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday after a soldier was shot while guarding a nearby monument.

CBI files first chargesheet in Saradha scam case

Sudipta Sen
Names Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Kunal Ghosh but spares the core question of unraveling the bigger conspiracy behind the scam for a supplementary chargesheet that would follow.

BJP sharpens UP focus with Om Mathur as state in-charge

Bangalore: Child sexually abused in school

Don't blackmail us, Cong tells Centre on black money

Sarita Devi suspended over Asian Games row

‘Woman paraded naked, filmed for not bringing dowry’

Delhi: Daughter of DPS principal found dead

DLF seeks interim relief from capital market ban

Last Delhi Metro train to ply at 10 PM on Diwali

Jaipur: Hunt on for men accused of raping teenager

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OUR TAKE
The Tiger’s roar is now a whimper

Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress still confident to win
Shiv Sena will celebrate its 50th year in 2016. As it prepares to commemorate the occasion, it would do well to reflect on a significant message from the Maharashtra assembly poll result.

Let’s talk about the weather

An Indian man walking with an umbrella
Rising sea levels pose a significant risk to India’s economic growth given our extensive coastline, writes RK Pachauri.
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'Modi dhamaka' loudest in cracker of a Patna diwali!

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This is not the first time that crackers have been named after a celebrity or famous figure. But unlike on earlier occasions, it is a ‘Modi firecracker wave; that has relegated all others to the sidelines.

Families flee homes as Uttarakhand village begins to sink

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About 40 families of an Uttarakhand village along the Mandakini bank are spending sleepless nights nowadays as the river is fast undercutting their land, forcing the village into a constant sink.

Is Ajay Devgn taking a dig at Salman in Action Jackson trailer?

Ajay Devgn in Action Jackson poster
The first trailer of Prabhu Dheva's Action Jackson,which features Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Yami Gautam in the lead roles, has set tongues wagging in B'town for taking a not-so-discreet dig at Salman Khan.

UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

Big Ben

A fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.

First Sino-India joint venture film, starring Jackie Chan, launched

Jackie Chan

This will be the first co-production film venture between the two countries under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on audio-visual cooperation signed during President Xi Jinping’s India visit in September.

Maruti to launch automatic Alto K10 next month

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India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki, is set to roll out an automatic version of its bestselling small car, Alto K10, next month at under Rs. 4 lakh, making it one of the cheapest automatic cars in the world.

When was the last time you had a Gharwali Diwali?

Spreading the colours of prosperity
Traffic jams and unending shopping signify the approach of Diwali these days. When did a festival which was synonymous with homemade sweets and being with your family became all about 'who gave the most expensive gifts' or 'who threw the best party'?

It’s Shah Rukh vs Shah Rukh this Diwali

Super Nani
Shah Rukh Khan is ready to storm the box-office with his latest film Happy New Year, but it's not the only film with a SRK tag this Diwali. Director Inder Kumar’s Super Nani, Rekha's much anticipated comeback film of sorts, also has a SRK connection.
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West Indies seek talks with India after legal threat

BCCI
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will ask for a meeting with their Indian counterparts as they seek to find a way out of the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour.

Dhoni rested for first 3 ODIs against SL, Kohli to lead

Dhoni

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was today rested for the first three One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka next month and batting mainstay Virat Kohli will lead the side in his absence.

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Mohammedan Sporting, club older than Fifa, disbands senior team

Mohammedan Sporting
Mohammedan Sporting, one of India's oldest clubs with a rich legacy, on Monday decided to leave the national football scene for this season due to severe financial crisis.

Indian footballer dies after fatal goal celebration

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A 23-year-old footballer from Mizoram has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official said on Monday.
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Murray battles past Ferrer to clinch Vienna Open title

Andy Murray
Andy Murray clinched the Vienna Open title with a 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 victory over David Ferrer, one of the Briton's main rivals in the battle to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals.

Tomas Berdych dethrones Grigor Dimitrov in Stockholm

Tomas Berdych
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych battled back to defeat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to claim the Stockholm Open and improve his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Digging deep: Foreign firms may get to mine coal in India

Coal mines

Foreign companies with units or joint ventures in India may eventually be allowed commercial coal mining in India and dig deep into the mines that that are estimated to contain the world’s fifth largest coal reserves.

Sensex up 212 points at 1-month high as Samvat 2070 draws to a close

Bombay Stock Exchange
Samvat year 2070 ended with a bang as Sensex on Wednesday soared 212 points to finish at one-month high and Nifty jumped 68 points to close just shy of 8,000 mark on optimism festive sales will boost earnings and hopes that Modi government will unleash more economic reforms.
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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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Apple iPad Air 2 and Mini 3

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Last year's iPad Air was a huge improvement over the 2012 iPad, so this year's update seems small by comparison. The improvements might not be enough for existing iPad Air owners to upgrade.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

AppleApple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

Amazon launches 'Kindle Voyage' e-reader

Kindle VoyageAmazon has launched its new premium e-reader, dubbed Kindle Voyage, initially in the US only. The model stands out namely for its thin design, high-resolution screen and adaptive lighting.
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