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Hindustan Times Sunday, October 26, 2014 | Last Updated 09:07 IST 

BJP means business, becoming permanently poll-ready

A girl dressed as BJP party symbol 'lotus'
Whether the BJP achieves its mission to have an ‘India sans Congress’ will be watched keenly as a dozen states go to the polls in the coming months, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Prohibitory orders clamped after communal clashes in east Delhi

Trilokpuri
Prohibitory orders were clamped in Trilokpuri area in east Delhi as sporadic violence continued unabated for the third day on Saturday. Over 14 people, including 13 policemen, have been injured.

Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana’s first BJP CM, takes oath today

Manohar Lal Khattar
The ceremony will be a mega event, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his cabinet colleagues, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, and other top leaders of the saffron party in attendance.

No time to cherish: Career couples freeze family dreams

sperm
An increasing number of couples are opting for egg banking as they struggle to manage their careers and have children at the same time. Doctors say the number of takers has increased with couples working in different shifts and living in different cities.

Delhi: Crucial contest for BJP in by-elections

5-phase polls in Jharkhand, J-K from Nov 25-Dec 20

Govt directs over 40 varsities to fill faculty posts

BJP plays hardball with Sena over govt formation

Centre okays defence projects worth Rs. 80,000 cr

NSA, other top officials to visit Burdwan tomorrow

RSS-backed govt plan to reshape northeast policy

Bengaluru: School attendant held for raping 3-yr-old

Tharoor joins PM's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign

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SUNDAY SENTIMENTS
Mr Modi’s forgotten that fortune favours the brave

Modi the leader
It’s a paradox but PM Narendra Modi's response to the political challenges he faces is significantly different to the way he handles the economic challenges. You could almost say they are the opposite of each other, writes Karan Thapar.

PAST AND PRESENT
They were rivals, but with the same mission

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
This column by Ramachandra Guha is about a pair of great Indians, Gandhi and Ambedkar. It asks the question — were their visions conflicting or complementary?
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Multimedia

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Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Happy New Year is a slog

A still from Happy New Year
Happy New Year exists for one purpose — to entertain. And, Farah Khan has proved that she is more than capable of giving us a good time. But in Happy New Year, the desire to entertain overshadows everything else.

Man on a mission: The Shah of BJP comes marching in

Narendra Modi
After charting a victory in Maharashtra and Haryana, the BJP president is now focussed on expanding the party footprint. HT catches up with him in a freewheling chat about mentor Narendra Modi and more.

Happy New Year makes Rs. 45 crore on opening day, breaks all records

Deepika Padukone, SRK, Happy New Year
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Happy New Year was expected to do well across theatres but the kind of business the movie has shown on the first day itself is nothing short of phenomenal.

Canada PM Stephen Harper hid in a closet during attack: Reports

Canadian Premier Stephen Harper
According to MPs cited anonymously by the daily Globe & Mail and others, Harper spent as much as 15 minutes in the tiny space off a meeting room where he and his Conservative caucus were meeting.

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari rides scooter without helmet, courts controversy

BJP President Nitin Gadkari
Union transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday rode into a controversy when he was caught on camera entering RSS headquarters in Nagpur on his scooter without wearing a helmet in violation of traffic rules.

Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

Execution by hanging
A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hanged on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA said, despite international pleas for her life to be spared.

Sundar Pichai moves up the Google ladder

Sundar Pichai
Indian-born Google executive Sundar Pichai was on Friday named the company’s product czar heading maps, searches, Google+, commerce, ads and infrastructure.

IAF asks personnel to shun Xiaomi phones, cites spying concerns

Xiaomi Mi3
IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones on the ground that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company.
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Pakistan eye win after Younis, Shehzad hit hundreds

Younis Khan
Pakistan took a huge step towards victory in the first Test by taking four key Australian wickets after hundreds from Younis Khan and Ahmed Shehzad put them in the driving seat in Dubai on Satuday.

New talent from Rajasthan raining runs

Younis Khan
Talent emerging out of small towns is a running story in Indian cricket and Aditya Garhwal, the 18-year-old batsman from Sikar district in Rajasthan, has provided the latest chapter.
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La Liga: Real Madrid thrash Barca 3-1 to reduce lead

Real Madrid
Real Madrid trimmed Barcelona’s lead at the top of La Liga to one point when they recovered from conceding an early goal to secure a stirring 3-1 comeback win in the ‘Clasico’.

ISL: Dias rules as Dynamos win at home

Alessandro del Piero Delhi Dynamos FC Indian Super League ISL FC Pune City
The 30-year-old used the right flank to rule the pitch, and effectively blew away the Chennaiyin FC backline with his laser-guided crosses. That Chennaiyin’s three-man central defence comprised illustrious names like Mikael Silvestre and Bernard Mendy hardly mattered to him.
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Sharapova ousted, Serena to end year as world No 1

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova failed to advance out of the WTA finals groups and conceded the year-end No 1 ranking to Serena Williams despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday.

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.
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Nissan to recall 9,000 units of Micra, Sunny in India

Nissan launches Micra refresh
Nissan is recalling 9,000 units of its compact car Micra and mid-sized sedan Sunny in India to replace defective airbags as part of a global recall. The recall will cover cars manufactured between 2008 and 2012 that use safety airbags made by its supplier Takata.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley favours interest rate cut

Why did EC allow Rahul's roadshow and deny Modi, asks Jaitley
Finance minister Arun Jaitley favours a cut in interest rates to trigger demand in the construction sector, a newspaper report said on Saturday, but the RBI has signalled it will not ease policy until it is confident of lower inflation.
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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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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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