Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Last Updated 10:31 IST 
The Big Story

Mars meets MOM: Red-letter day for India as Mangalyaan reaches Red Planet orbit

The spacecraft left earth's sphere of influence on December 4, 2013. (Source: Isro)
India created history on Wednesday, becoming the first country to succeed on its first Mars mission when Isro's Mangalyaan slipped into Martian orbit after a few nail-biting moments. India joined the United States, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers with the Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately called MOM.

SC to decide fate of coal blocks today, top companies keep their fingers crossed

Coal Block, CBI

India's top private and government companies in key industries - power, steel and cement - are keeping their fingers crossed, fearing cancellation of coal mines allotted to them years ago.

US, Arab allies bomb Syria; kill 120 ISIS, al Qaeda militants

The US and five Arab nations struck multiple ISIS targets in Syria using fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles. US military described the strikes as 'very successful' but said they were not in a position to share precise details.

Tiger kills youth who jumped inside its enclosure at Delhi zoo

White tiger
A white tiger attacked and killed a 19-year-old man who jumped into the animal's enclosure at Delhi Zoo located in Sundar Nagar in south Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. VIDEO INSIDE

BJP, Sena near truce; may fight polls together

'Sen met TMC leaders before he fled from Kolkata'

Floods, landslides kill 45 in Assam, Meghalaya

Iran photographer pays price for artistic freedom

'Xi's advice to PLA not linked to 'war' with India'

NCP wants CM post, 144 seats; Cong says no

DDA adds transgenders in its new housing forms

Encounter killings impact credibility of law: SC

Siddaramaiah won't take a chopper ride with Modi

AirAsia offers 1.5mn promo seats starting at Rs. 690

more »

Ignorance, lies posing as truth

Caste Discrimination
The dismissal of 11 Dalit students from a BJP state government-run school in Bikaner because they were drinking water from an earthen pot earmarked for an upper caste teacher once again highlights the continuing caste and social oppression.

India makes an impression on Mars

Mangalyaan: meet the men behind India’s Mars Mission
A Sputnik moment will happen this morning when India’s first-ever planetary probe, the Mars Orbiter Mission, is pushed by its main engine into an elliptical orbit around Mars.
more »


Mangalyaan - Mars Orbiter Mission
Bigg Boss 8
Naseeruddin Shah: An exclusive video biography series
My India My Vote
MC Mary Kom - unboxed
Happiness is...

HT interactive: Ride the Mangalyaan

India’s Mars mission is right on track and to demystify the experience, come relive the magical launch procedure with HT in 10 steps.

India expands boundaries of knowledge with Mars Orbiter Mission

The success of Mangalyaan in achieving the desired orbit around Mars shows great maturity in space science and technology that India has achieved. It will lend credence to what PM Narendra Modi has said — that India can be the Walmart for space technology for the world, writes Dr Kumar Krishen.

Asian Games: Saurav Ghosal takes historic silver, Abhinav Bindra bags two bronze

Saurav Ghosal Asian Games 2014 medal squash
Shooter Abhinav Bindra clinched individual and team bronze medals in his last Asian Games while squash player Saurav Ghosal won a historic silver for India on the fourth day of competitions in Incheon on Tuesday.

Hackers break into AAI network, steal crucial information

Cyber Crime
Hackers broke into the server of the country’s biggest airport operator, the Airports Authority of India, taking away crucial data and sending the government organisation into a tizzy.

Gotham review: So far so good, but how long before we start demanding masks?

We got excited about this series partly because we finally had a chance to see the early days of these widely loved characters (which it does) but can we be certain that we will not get bored of the realist approach and demand some flying capes or fancy bat-inspired cars soon?

National award winning Liar's Dice is India's Oscar entry

Liar's Dice poster
The Film Federation of India has selected Geetu Mohandas' Liar Dice as India's official entry to the Oscars in the 'best foreign language film' category. The Hindi film won the National Award for Best Cinematography, and its lead actor Geetanjali Thapa won the National Award for Best Actress earlier this year.

After UN speech, 'feminist' Emma Watson threatened by hackers

Emma Watson
Hackers have threatened to leak alleged nude photos of Harry Potter star Emma Watson following her gender equality speech at the UN Headquarters. Hackers said it was in retaliation to the feminist speech. 

Actor Veena Malik gives birth to son, names him Abram

Veena Ka Swayamwar
Pakistani actor Veena Malik gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday in the US. Her husband Asad Bashir Khan took to Twitter to share the image of the newborn.

Afridi among 12 fined in Pakistan for being out of shape

Pakistan's one-day
Pakistan cricket authorities on Tuesday fined 12 players, including star all-rounder Shahid Afridi and batsman Umar Akmal, for failing to meet fitness standards.

CLT20: Hobart Hurricanes thrash Northern Knights by 86 runs

Champions League, T20, Champions League T20
Hobart Hurricanes produced a commanding performance to beat Northern Knights by 86 runs in a Group B match to keep their hopes afloat in the Champions League Twenty20 in Raipur on Tuesday.
more »

Wenger helped make up mind on joining ISL: Pires

Robert Pires
For football fans in India, the mention of Frenchman Robert Pires brings back memories of his heyday at Arsenal. A loved figure at the London club for over seven years, Pires' silken skills never failed to impress.

Asian Games: Tajikistan footballer fails drugs test

heroin drug
A Tajik footballer failed a drugs test and has been thrown out of the Asian Games, officials said on Tuesday, in the first doping case to hit the tournament in South Korea.
more »

Sania-Cara qualify for year-end WTA finals

India's Sania Mirza (R) celebrates with partner Zimbabwe's Cara Black
Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Cara Black on Tuesday became the fourth team to qualify for the season-ending Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals to be held in Singapore from October 17-26.

Ill Serena Williams follows seeds out of Wuhan Open

World number one Serena Williams added her name to the list of slain seeds at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday after the American was forced to retire from her second round match against France's Alize Cornet because of illness.
more »


Sensex recovers 50 points in early trade on select buying

After Tuesday's plunge, the benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 50 points in early trade on Wednesday on selective buying by participants amid covering-up of short positions by speculators ahead of monthly expiry in the derivatives segment.

Rupee down 7 paise vs dollar in early trade

The rupee lost 7 paise to 61.01 against the dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to increased demand for the US currency from importers.
more »
adventure sports

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
more »

Facebook to introduce new advertising platform: Report

Facebook Inc is set to unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Samsung wants to replace your wallet with a watch

SamsungSamsung is planning yet another smartwatch to sit alongside the six it has already launched over the past 12 months. However, while its past efforts have been focused on fitness or replacing reliance on smartphones, this one wants to be a replacement for consumers' wallets.

iPhone opening weekend sales top 10 million: Apple

Apple iPhone 6Apple said on Monday it sold more than 10 million of its new iPhone models globally in the opening weekend of record sales of the bigger-screen version of its smartphone.
more »
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved