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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Last Updated 11:55 IST 
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Bypoll trends live: BJP suffers big losses in UP, cedes ground in Rajasthan, Gujarat

Bypoll results are crucial to the BJP as it would be seen as a test on whether the Modi magic is still working. (AFP Photo)
Early trends from the counting for the three Lok Sabha and 33 assembly seats across 10 states show that the BJP is suffering reverses in Uttar Pradesh. The big gainer seems to be the Samajwadi Party which is leading in 8 seats. In Gujarat there is more worrying news for the BJP. The party is ahead in 5 out of 9 seats, and the Congress in 4. All these seats were vacated by BJP legislators.

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Modi-Xi agenda: Work for 'Hindi-Chini buy-buy'

‘India, China not competitors’

Whether China’s moves towards us are strategic or tactical, India should build synergies with it in areas where both sides benefit, writes Kanwal Sibal.

Residents of flood-hit Srinagar hit out at govt apathy

Kashmir floods
A banner on one of the tents in a relief camp in downtown Srinagar's Kani Mazaar that says 'We don't need Indian choppers' speaks of the anger at the grossly inadequate government rescue and relief measures after the floods hit Jammu and Kashmir.

Mint Special
Android One will bring high-quality smartphones to India, says Pichai

Sundar Pichai
An IIT-Kharagpur graduate, Sundar Pichai joined Google in 2004. In an interview on Monday, Pichai, in Delhi to launch three Android One phones, spoke to Mint about the road ahead for Android, wearable devices and partners.

500 migrants feared dead in Malta shipwreck

China, India in border skirmish ahead of Xi visit

India slams Pak for clean chit to Hafiz Saeed

US to assign 3,000 from military to fight Ebola

Area north of Tokyo hit by magnitude 5.6 quake

Typhoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam

Mumbai: 26-year-old captures stalker on camera

Manish Tewari, Rashid Alvi defy Cong gag order

Delhi: Minors kill man for demanding cigarettes

Central govt lays stress on BEd, MEd reforms

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Playing with fire: Why is BJP letting loose leaders like Maharaj?

A girl dressed as BJP party symbol 'lotus'
Sakshi Maharaj, the BJP’s Unnao MP, and Union minister Maneka Gandhi are not terror experts. Yet no one in the government or the party they represent seems to be reminding them of that reality.

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.
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My India My Vote
Mangalyaan 8days
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
Parineeti-Aditya on #FoodYatra

Whodunit: Removing HT market copies to win ‘morning challenge’?

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As the strongest and the largest read newspaper of Delhi NCR, HT is used to facing challenges from various quarters. But, over the last few days, HT has been confronting a peculiar challenge: readers complaining about copies not reaching them.

We have to stand for Deepika Padukone: Shah Rukh Khan

Deepika Padukone, SRK, Happy New Year
Speaking at the music launch of Happy New Year, SRK said, "Whatever Deepika tweeted I do support and all the cast of HNY will support that. We don't have the guts to do what she has done but we support her. We all feel for her. We should not trivialise the issue."

A sneak peek into new DDA flats

Delhi Development Authority
The DDA 2014 housing scheme has 25,034 flats on offer, most of which are one bedroom flats.HT shows some of the apartments on offer, including those in Rohini sector 34 and 35 and Dwarka sector 23-B, which have the highest conventration of flats.

For J-K cricketer Parvez Rasool, this productive bat was worth taking a risk

rasool
A lot has been lost in the surging waters of the Jhelum but Parvez Rasool, the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play for India, managed to save a prized possession, his cricket bat.

Countdown to Mars: Isro prepares for crucial Mangalyaan insertion

Mangalyaan: meet the men behind India’s Mars Mission
Before the Mangalyaan enters Mars on September 24, Isro scientists will have to endure nail-biting prelims on September 22, when the spacecraft enters the sphere of influence of Mars.

Man pleads for toilet to save marriage

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Government officials in Ranchi’s outskirts are rushing to have a toilet built for a tribal man whose wife has threatened to divorce him unless he gets one constructed at their home.

To protect mother, 14-yr-old stabs drunk father to death

Murder
A 14-year-old boy, who was apprehended later, confessed to have stabbed his father, an auto-rickshaw driver. He allegedly told the police that had he not intervened, his father would have strangled his mother.

Android One launched; Google enters the low-cost smartphone game

Android One phone
Google launched its much-awaited sub-$100 Android One smartphones on Monday. In India, they would be available through domestic cellphone makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. Prices for the Android One would start from Rs. 6,399.
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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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Nicolas Anelka signs for Mumbai in Indian Super League

Nicolas Anelka
Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka has sought to relaunch his career by signing on Monday to play for Mumbai City in the nascent Indian Super League.

Champions League: Shinji-mania in Dortmund before Arsenal tie

Shinji Kagawa
Borussia Dortmund are hoping attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who returned after two years at Manchester United, can help lift the German team past Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday despite a growing injury list.
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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.

Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out

Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil.
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cities

Sensex recovers 44 points in early trade

Bombay Stock Exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 44 points in early trade on Tuesday on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors in select stocks.

Rupee up 11 paise against dollar in early trade

Currency
The rupee recovered from over one-month low by rising 11 paise to 61.02 against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on selling of the American currency by exporters and banks.
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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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Microsoft

Microsoft to hold Windows 9 event in San Francisco

Software giant Microsoft is expected to provide a technical preview of its new Windows 9 operating system at an event in San Francisco later this month.

Apple sees record demand for new iPhones

Apple iPhone 6Apple on Monday said it had received record pre-orders for its new iPhone models, and that some customers will have to wait for the larger-screen versions of the smartphones.

YouTube to allow offline access in India on Android phones

Pic: YoutubeYouTube users in India will soon be able to save videos from the Google-owned service, making it possible to watch them offline, and the feature will eventually be available globally, the company said Monday.
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