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Hindustan Times Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Last Updated 19:33 IST 

Don't blackmail us, Cong tells Centre on black money issue

Arun Jaitley
A day after finance minister Arun Jaitley said disclosure of names of those holding illicit foreign accounts will embarrass the opposition party, the Congress told the Centre on Wednesday not to threaten them.

CBI files first chargesheet in Saradha scam case

Sudipta Sen
Names Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Kunal Ghosh but spares the core question of unraveling the bigger conspiracy behind the scam for a supplementary chargesheet that would follow.
 

Foreign firms may get to mine coal in India

Coal mines

Foreign companies with units or joint ventures in India may eventually be allowed commercial coal mining in India and dig deep into the mines that that are estimated to contain the world’s fifth largest coal reserves.

Bangalore again: Child sexually abused in school, parents protest

The Red Brigade
The latest incident of child abuse in a city school has occurred three months after a six-year-old girl student was allegedly raped on July 3 in a school in the eastern suburb by its gymnastic coach and his assistant.

Sarita Devi, coaches suspended over Asian Games medal controversy

Sena leaders meet BJP over Maharashtra govt

Delhi: Daughter of DPS principal found dead

Families flee as Uttarakhand village begins to sink

DLF seeks interim relief from capital market ban

Last Delhi Metro train to ply at 10 PM on Diwali

Jaipur: Hunt on for men accused of raping teenager

Tent scam: CBI case against unknown officials

India hockey coach Walsh may stay back

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OUR TAKE
The Tiger’s roar is now a whimper

Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress still confident to win
Shiv Sena will celebrate its 50th year in 2016. As it prepares to commemorate the occasion, it would do well to reflect on a significant message from the Maharashtra assembly poll result.

Let’s talk about the weather

An Indian man walking with an umbrella
Rising sea levels pose a significant risk to India’s economic growth given our extensive coastline, writes RK Pachauri.
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Is Ajay Devgn taking a dig at Salman in Action Jackson trailer?

Ajay Devgn in Action Jackson poster
The first trailer of Prabhu Dheva's Action Jackson,which features Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Yami Gautam in the lead roles, has set tongues wagging in B'town for taking a not-so-discreet dig at Salman Khan.

UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

Big Ben

A fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.

When was the last time you had a Gharwali Diwali?

Spreading the colours of prosperity
Traffic jams and unending shopping signify the approach of Diwali these days. When did a festival which was synonymous with homemade sweets and being with your family became all about 'who gave the most expensive gifts' or 'who threw the best party'?

It’s Shah Rukh vs Shah Rukh this Diwali

Super Nani
Shah Rukh Khan is ready to storm the box-office with his latest film Happy New Year, but it's not the only film with a SRK tag this Diwali. Director Inder Kumar’s Super Nani, Rekha's much anticipated comeback film of sorts, also has a SRK connection.

Chetan Bhagat, please stop writing books, concentrate on Bollywood instead

Chetan Bhagat
Reading is not just an act of recreation but it also adds value to the readers' knowledge. After reading Chetan Bhagat's latest novel Half Girlfriend, we feel either our perception of books is wrong, or Mr Bhagat needs to quit writing books.

Broom in hand, Salman Khan takes up Modi's Swachh Bharat challenge

Salman Khan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appreciated Salman Khan for wielding the broom, saying the Bollywood star's cleanliness initiative will "inspire" several people to join the government's ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission.

iChallenge: 'Phablet' gets in the way of Apple's new iPad

iPad Air 2
As smartphones get bigger and do more, there are fewer good reasons for people to pony up several thousands for a tablet. Users are perfectly fine using their smartphones which are getting much larger to browse the internet, play games, or scan e-mails.

What Diwali means for a Muslim

Diwali
Sweets, dry fruits, lights, crackers, gift boxes and fresh flowers: Diwali sparkles memories of good times shared with friends and family. If you are far away from home, Diwali makes you nostalgic. It doesn't matter what faith you belong to.
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West Indies seek talks with India after legal threat

BCCI
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will ask for a meeting with their Indian counterparts as they seek to find a way out of the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour.

Dhoni rested for first 3 ODIs against SL, Kohli to lead

Dhoni

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was today rested for the first three One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka next month and batting mainstay Virat Kohli will lead the side in his absence.

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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

ball
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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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.

Tomas Berdych dethrones Grigor Dimitrov in Stockholm

Tomas Berdych
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych battled back to defeat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to claim the Stockholm Open and improve his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Sensex up 212 points at 1-month high as Samvat 2070 draws to a close

Bombay Stock Exchange
Samvat year 2070 ended with a bang as Sensex on Wednesday soared 212 points to finish at one-month high and Nifty jumped 68 points to close just shy of 8,000 mark on optimism festive sales will boost earnings and hopes that Modi government will unleash more economic reforms.

Rupee ends flat, outlook positive

rupee

Wednesday's closing for rupee is the strongest level since 61.1 against US dollar on October 13, 2014. In the forwards market, premium recovered on fresh payments by banks and corporates.

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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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Apple iPad Air 2 and Mini 3

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Last year's iPad Air was a huge improvement over the 2012 iPad, so this year's update seems small by comparison. The improvements might not be enough for existing iPad Air owners to upgrade.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

AppleApple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

Amazon launches 'Kindle Voyage' e-reader

Kindle VoyageAmazon has launched its new premium e-reader, dubbed Kindle Voyage, initially in the US only. The model stands out namely for its thin design, high-resolution screen and adaptive lighting.
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