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Hindustan Times Monday, September 15, 2014 | Last Updated 15:07 IST 

BJP-Sena seat-sharing talks still on: Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray
Udhhav told reporters that the talks are still on , and that his party would stick to its demand for at least 150 seats in 288-member Maharashtra assembly. The BJP is reportedly insisiting that both parties contest 135 each.

Reveal name of whistleblower in CBI chief case: SC tells Bhushan

supreme court
The apex court asked Bhushan to give the name of the whistleblower in a sealed envelope and directed its registry to keep all documents and affidavits filed by the CBI chief in sealed cover and deposit it with secretary general for safe custody.

August inflation shrinks to 5-year low of 3.74% as food prices fall

Food inflation down
Inflation in the food segment witnessed a significant decline to 5.15% in August as against 8.43% in the previous month, according to official data released in Delhi on Monday.

Yuki falls tamely, India lose to Serbia in Davis Cup playoff

Yuki Bhambri
Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles on Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia.

J-K floods: Rescued newborn waits for parents to claim her

Saradha was running ponzi schemes: SFIO

Money from cow slaughter funding terror: Maneka

No comments, I did my duty: Manmohan Singh

Satyam case: Accused to appear in court on Oct 27

Modi raises performance bar for ministers by 10%

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

Haines beheading: Cameron vows to ‘extinguish’ IS

Saradha: Oppn ups demand for Mamata resignation

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Our take
Saradha probe: Stop casting aspersion on CBI

Sudipta Sen
Just as society expects fairness from the CBI, the agency, on its part, has the right to expect not to be commented on adversely whenever any party or politician is in trouble.

Govt should agree to phase out greenhouse gases

Sudipta Sen
India must say yes to the formation of a ‘contact group’ under the Montreal Protocol that will begin discussing the details of the HFC phase-down, writes Jairam Ramesh.
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My India My Vote - Assembly Elections 2014
My India My Vote - Assembly Elections 2014
Kashmir Floods: Rescue ops underway
Biryani in your pizza is not just a sad story, it is a trend in the food industry
Less than 100 Indian Armenians live in Kolkata. And unless you go looking, you will not find them
Toronto International Film Festival 2014 at a glance

Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives in Chennai for Tamil thriller I's audio launch

Arnold Schwarzenegger
The audio launch of Vikram-starrer I will take place on Monday evening at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, where the Terminator star will share the dais with Rajinikanth. AR Rahman is expected to perform all the songs from the album live.

Bollywood actors, directors tweet support to Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone raised her voice against a 'news post' by an English daily on her 'cleavage'. From her Finding Fanny co-actor Arjun Kapoor to Ranveer Singh and many others, Bollywood extends support to the Finding fanny actor on Twitter.

Hindu by birth, ‘sickular’ by choice

Mahant Adityanath
Be scared even if you are a Hindu on the moderate side, which for troll purposes comes under the ‘sickular’ brand name these days. You deal with the nameless, faceless fringe elements by ignoring them, but how do you escape when the same voices come from the mainstream.

Kashmir willow under water, cricket bat industry on sticky wicket

Falcon Blade

The cricket bat industry in Jalandhar and Meerut is bracing for a crisis as the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir have washed away Kashmir willow, worth crores, used for making bats.

How's that: Male contraceptive injection might be available by 2017

Researchers are developing a male birth control injection that will provide long-acting reversible contraception. The injection, containing a substance called Vasalgel, temporarily blocks the tubes which transport sperm from the testes.

India’s richest eye slice of Alibaba’s mega $21.1-billion IPO

Jack Ma
Chinese e-commerce giant, which is looking to raise a mammoth $21.1 billion (Rs 126.6 lakh crore) by listing on the United States stock market, is generating huge interest among investors worldwide, including among high net worth individuals in India.

Scotland referendum: Top dailies say ‘No’, but who will Murdoch support?

Rupert Murdoch
Leading financial and other newspapers have encouraged their readers to vote against independence in the September 18 referendum, but there is much speculation which way the Rupert Murdoch-owned ‘The Scottish Sun’ will go on the contentious issue.

Jumping red light? Get slapped with Rs. 15,000 fine under proposed traffic law

 Serpentine traffic jam  in Ahmedabad

Soon, motorists caught speeding, driving drunk or jumping red lights may not get away with a light fine and a few stern words from the traffic cop. The punishment would get harsher as the gravity of the offence increases. Poll: Do you think three-to-fifty-fold hike in fines will contain the menace of traffic violations and rash driving?


Reigning IPL champions KKR keen on good CLT20 showing

Team India in Chennai
Reigning Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to justify their 'reputation' with a good showing in the sixth edition edition of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

Mumbai stay in contention with huge win

Lendl Simmons
Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20.
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Van Gaal hails first win as 'new start'

When the season started, Manchester United's supposed new dawn under Louis van Gaal was obscured by dark clouds. WIth their breezy 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers, the sun seems to be breaking out for them.

Rejuvenated Red Devils light up Theatre of Dreams with goal spree

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao made his debut as Manchester United belatedly kick-started their season with a breezy 4-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Sunday.
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Yuki falls tamely, India lose to Serbia in Davis Cup playoff

Yuki Bhambri
Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles on Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia.

Davis Cup: Federer win sets up Switzerland vs France final

Swiss Roger Federer
Roger Federer reached the first Davis Cup final of his career with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) win over Fabio Fognini in the first of the semi-final's reverse singles. France will host Switzerland in the Davis Cup final.
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Sensex plunges 185 points in early trade

budget, BSE
The benchmark BSE Sensex tumbled over 185 points to dip below the 27,000-mark in early trade on Monday on selling by funds and retail investors after industrial production growth slowed to 0.5% in July amid a weak trend in the Asian region.

Six years after Lehman Brothers collapse, the world remains fragile

Mo Grimeh, a Managing Director who has worked at Lehman Brothers for 10 years,
Six years have passed since the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc on 15 September 2008 but rising asset prices in recent times would have us believe that world economy has moved on.
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Be active: Walking, cycling to work improves mental health


The study shows that people who stopped driving and started walking or cycling to work benefited from improved wellbeing. In particular, active commuters were better able to concentrate and were less under strain.

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paramedical training

At risk

80% 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

How to deal with CAT’s verbal section

VA sectionA third of the CAT paper comprises questions that check your verbal skills. More often than not, this is the Achilles heel for a majority of CAT takers. In this article, we look at the key issues that need to be tackled to ace the verbal section.

Wanted life support

Paramedical courses

India needs to train thousands of paramedics to address an acute shortage, but courses offered by private institutes are unregulated and sometimes fraudulent. Jeevan Prakash Sharma investigates

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Android One phone

Google launches Android One devices at Rs. 6,399

Tech giant Google on Monday launched its much-awaited Android One smartphones, priced at Rs. 6,399 onwards, in India in partnership with domestic handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice

Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

Apple iPhone 6 PlusApple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade.

Samsung accuses LG executives of damaging its products

galaxy note 4Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives of domestic rival LG Electronics Inc. of intentionally vandalizing its washing machines at retail stores in Germany and has asked for an official investigation.
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