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Hindustan Times Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Last Updated 21:56 IST 

Gadkari for chief minister? Buzz in Maharashtra BJP

Nitin Gadkari

Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari appeared to be among the contenders to be Maharashtra's next chief minister after 40 party MLAs met him at his Nagpur home on Tuesday and urged him to take charge of the state.

BJP to form Maharashtra govt after Diwali

Disclosure of black money account holders will embarrass Cong: Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hit back at Congress saying the party will be embarrassed once the names of people holding illicit foreign accounts are made public.

Woman set on fire in Kerala train dies; sketch of suspect issued

Kerala police

A 45-year-old woman from north Kerala who suffered severe burn injuries after she was set on fire by an unidentified man inside an empty railway compartment succumbed to her injuries Monday night.

Faridabad: 230 shops gutted in cracker market fire

Fire

Over 230 shops were gutted when a major fire broke out at a Diwali cracker market in Dusherra Ground here this evening, fire department officials said.

Haryana to get non-Jat CM, ML Khattar picked for top job

Oscar Pistorius' journey from blade runner to jailbird

JMM, party of poor tribals, inducts Ivy League man

Hong Kong talks fail to resolve issue; dialogue open

BCCI to write to ICC about WICB's conduct

Australian Walsh quits as India's hockey coach

Tatas' launch Land Rover factory in China

Agra: British couple found dead in hotel

Egypt clamps down on campuses over unrest fears

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OUR TAKE
The Tiger’s roar is now a whimper

Mahrashtra big candidates
The 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 election 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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Festive hiring to help create 4.5 lakh new jobs in Oct-Dec quarter

Job-seekers
Its raining jobs this festive season as the October-December quarter is likely to create as many as 4.5 lakh vacancies thanks to a significant uptrend in demand from sectors such as e-commerce, hospitality and retail, experts say.

'UK, France, Germany approached Assad against their jihadi citizens'

Syrian ambassador to India
In an interview to HT, Syrian ambassador to India Riad Kamel Abbas claims UK, France and Germany asked the Syrian government to 'take care' of its citizens who have been radicalised and fighting in Syria. If his claims are true, the David Cameron government has asked a foreign government to execute its citizens.

Gold is glittering this Dhanteras

Delicate design
Gold is glittering this Dhanteras as jewellers are experiencing good sales driven by better prices compared to last year. Last year, there was a supply crunch of gold in the market after the government hiked its import duty to 15% to curb higher import as that was causing imbalance in the current account deficit in the country.

Oil giant CEO killed after drunk snow plow driver rams his jet

Christophe de Margerie
The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokesperson Elena Krylova said on Tuesday.

After all the fireworks, Vijay-starrer Kaththi all set for Diwali release

Kaththi: Living on a knife's edge
Tamil actor Vijay, whose Diwali release Kaththi is facing ire of pro-Tamil groups, said on Tuesday that all issues have been resolved with the producers heeding demands that their name be removed from its publicity material.

Apple Pay: What you need to know

iPhone 6
Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

In pics: Hudhud takes the green sheen off Vizag

Vizag zoo
A week after Cyclone Hudhud hit them head-on damaging almost every house and establishment, what is hurting the people of Visakhapatnam more is the loss of the green cover the city took pride and shelter in.

WATCH: Calcutta's dark underbelly comes alive in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy teaser

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi
The film, which has Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead, is set in pre-Indian independence era, and has a very English feel to it. The teaser plays an English commentary in the background while the visuals hint towards a mysterious murder.
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Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar move up in ICC rankings

India Vs England
Virat Kohli moved up to the second spot in the ODI batting charts while Bhuvneshwar Kumar earned his maiden entry into the top 10 bowler's list in the latest ICC rankings released on Monday.

Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa

Shane Watson
Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia's 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches against South Africa next month as he recovers from a calf strain.
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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

ball
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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cities

Govt sets deadline of six months for rolling out Direct Tax Code and GST

Narendra Modi

The government has set itself a deadline of six months to implement Direct Tax Code (DTC) and Goods and Services Tax (GST) as part of its action plan to ease the doing business in India.

Private companies will be allowed commercial coal mining soon: Jaitley

Why did EC allow Rahul's roadshow and deny Modi, asks Jaitley
A day after deciding to e-auction coal mines cancelled by Supreme Court to captive users, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said commercial mining of coal will soon be opened for private sector firms.
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education

Quality control

Status upgrade to ‘institute of national importance’ will make specialised academies such as NID more professional and research- oriented, writes Gauri Kohli

Do IIMs need to be upgraded?

IIMThe human resource development ministry is also mulling the introduction of a proposal to grant institutes of national importance status to the Indian Institutes of Management. If implemented, will the IIMs benefit by enjoying greater autonomy or will it dilute the IIM brand? Experts are divided on the issue.

Giving India a leg-up

Ranchi studentsInternational academic institutes’ ranking bodies are keen to help India improve its ­positioning, writes Gauri Kohli
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iPhone 6

Apple Pay: What you need to know

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

Facebook to locate your stolen passwords

FacebookIn a bid to keep its users' accounts safe, social networking site Facebook has created an automated service that monitors the web for stolen email addresses and passwords.

New apps bring kids' playtime back to real world

Kid with smartphoneParents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.
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