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Hindustan Times Monday, September 22, 2014 | Last Updated 11:22 IST 

Crucial ‘wake-up’ call for Isro's Mangalyaan today ahead of entry into Mars orbit

Mangalyaan
Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation will briefly fire-up on Monday its liquid engine, which has been idle for 300 days, to carry out some final corrections. The nail-biting prelim will begin at 2:30pm.

Battle for Maharashtra
BJP rejects Sena's 'final' offer, Amit Shah urges Uddhav not to break ties

Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.
The BJP has rejected ally Shiv Sena's 'final' offer of 119 seats out of 288 in Maharashtra. Party president Amit Shah called up Uddhav and urged him not to break the 25-year-old alliance, according to reports. 

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RSS rewrites history: Dalits 'created' by Muslim invaders

Volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) taking out a march in Kurukshetra
Emboldened by the BJP’s success in the Lok Sabha elections, the RSS has intensified its efforts to find and validate a common Hindu thread to unify all groups under one Hindu identity.

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Nadal out, Swiss legend Federer may play in Bhupati's tennis league

Swiss Roger Federer
Roger Federer may play in Mahesh Bhupathi-backed International Tennis Premier League. Earlier, it was announced that Rafael Nadal will play for the India franchise, but that appears to have fallen through.

India, US work on WTO deal ahead of Modi visit

‘Mann knows Khalistan has no takers in Punjab’

Bihar: Dalits dragged by horses, hit with pistol butt

Situation along LAC tense but under control

Modi to meet Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York

Blasts in China kill 2; govt censures officials

India drops Israeli missile for Arjun Tank

Nurse murdered in staff quarters in Delhi

DDA revises price of 41 housing scheme flats

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Beyond the bite
BJP at the crossroads: What the party can learn from bypolls results

BJP chief Amit Shah
Amit Shah must decide which direction he wishes to take the party: Abandon coalition politics or pursue inclusive politics that looks beyond Hindutva. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

Xi Jinping visit: High on expectations, low on delivery

Modi Jinping
A Right-wing nationalist BJP-led government in India and a Communist Party of China that relies heavily on nationalism as a crutch for continued legitimacy at home were not expected to have it easy at the first formal summit of their leaders. Jabin T Jacob writes.
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Indian kites in French kite festival
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Asian Games: Indian women win bronze in 25m pistol event, but cyclists disappoint

Asian Games 2014 Incheon South Korea logo
Shooters continued to deliver medals for India at the 17th Asian Games with the trio of Heena Siddhu, Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed cliching a bronze in the women's 25m pistol event.

Bigg Boss 8 starts with a bang, expect more fun this time

Bigg Boss 8
The eighth season of reality show Bigg Boss was launched on Sunday, unveiling the contestants for this year. From Upen Patel to Karishma Tanna, Sonali Raut and others, we list out all the faces set to be part of the game.

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 on social media on Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month.

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Africa, Oceania eager to join Asian Games; event to get bigger

Asian Games Opening
Asian Games may soon be challenging the Olympics’ standing as planet’s biggest sporting event, with Oceania and African nations keen to participate in the continental competition.

Britain hires dyslexic spies in anti-terror campaign

spy

Britain's main surveillance agency is employing over 100 afflicted with dyslexia and dyspraxia as spies in the country's fight against terror. While dyslexics find it hard to read, write or interpret words, they often have an extraordinary aptitude for deciphering facts from patterns or events.

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

namaste
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.

tech-it-easy
Messaging apps may eat phone calls

A mobile user

At the end of the last quarter, India had 71 million broadband subscribers, of which 55 million were using mobile devices. This in a nation of  919 million wireless mobile users. Clearly, data plans are only just taking off in India.

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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.
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Australia's Watson out of Pakistan Test series with injury

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson was on Sunday ruled out of next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury.

Hobart Hurricanes overcome Cape Cobras in CLT20

Champions League, T20, Champions League T20
Hobart Hurricanes rode on a fine half-century from middle-order batsman Aiden Blizzard to beat Cape Cobras by six wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 Group B clash in Hyderabad on Sunday.
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EPL: Man United stunned by Leicester, Tottenham lose

Louis van Gaal
Promoted Leicester City, trailing 3-1 with 30 minutes to go, fought back to beat Manchester United 5-3 on Sunday in one of the most astonishing Premier League matches for years at the King Power Stadium.

Asiad: Indian women suffer 10-0 loss vs Thailand in football

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The Indian women's team was taught a football lesson by Thailand on Sunday in a 0-10 result in their third Group A match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
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Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific WTA

Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic charged the net repeatedly to overcome US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in the final of the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Sunday.

Azarenka out for the season due to injury

Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka will miss rest of the tennis season as she tries to make a full recovery from injuries that plagued her year, the former world number one said on Sunday.
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Alibaba boost for Indian e-commerce

Alibaba
When Alibaba.com raised $21.8 billion in the biggest ever initial share sale on Friday, the Chinese Internet company made a strong case for its emerging market counterparts, convincing investors globally that the next set of large e-commerce companies will come from markets outside the US.

Sensex dips below 27k-level, falls 166 points on Asian cues

Bombay Stock Exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex dipped below the 27000-level by falling over 166 points in early trade on Monday as funds and retail investors engaged in reducing positions amid a weak trend on other Asian bourses.
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Travel trend: Political hotspots a new craze among tourists

scotland For most, the idea of a vacation means beaches, mountains or monuments. But an increasing number of people are looking at taking in more than just the sights and sounds of a destination.  A niche but growing travel trend is seeing tourists visit political hotspots.
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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 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.

Haj App to keep in touch in Mecca

3Ahead of the pilgrimage to Mecca, this year, Haj pilgrims from Chhattisgarh have been responding overwhelmingly to the Haj app, a user-friendly mobile application software, designed and launched in the state.

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.
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