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Hindustan Times Friday, October 24, 2014 | Last Updated 22:01 IST 

Sonia, Rahul should speak more; get on with reorganising Congress: 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".

PM’s flood-relief package draws flak from Kashmir political parties

Bharatiya Janta Party

Political parties in Kashmir slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs. 745-crore relief package for the flood-hit state on Friday, saying it was a “cruel joke” and fell way short of expectations after the worst flooding in decades.

Suicide bomber threat to Air India flights, four major airports on alert

A security personnel

Kochi International Airport in Kerala was put on high alert on Friday after threat received by the Airport Authority of India office in Kolkata. Soon after the alert, security was tightened in and around the airport.

First pictures: Canada parliament attack caught on camera

Canada parliament shooting

Ottawa police have released dramatic surveillance footage showing the moments the gunman breached security and attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday.

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

NY doctor diagnosed with Ebola after Africa trip

China, 20 others launch World Bank rival in Asia

Maharashtra: Fadnavis on track for CM's job

PM Modi celebrates Diwali with Siachen troops

Boko Haram kidnaps 25 more girls in Nigeria

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For Clean India, do not sweep your dirt under the carpet

Clean India
In many countries, people who litter roads are liable to be taken to court and fined. Will it take generations before such laws become feasible in India?

OUR TAKE
Despite Asian Games gold, Indian hockey still not on top of the game

9th All India S Balwant Singh Kapur Memorial Hockey tournament under 17 at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar
As the Terry Walsh episode shows, Indian sport is hobbled by an unresponsive, often obstructionist bureaucracy.
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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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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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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.

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.
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Xiaomi shifts smartphone user data out of Beijing on privacy concerns

Xiaomi

Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations.

Forecast disappointing: Amazon staring at a blue Christmas?

Amazon

It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.

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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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