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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Last Updated 12:10 IST 

US air strikes target Islamic State in Syria

USS George Washington
The United States began bombing ISIS targets in Syria using fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles, according to the Pentagon late Monday night. Saudi Arabia and Jordan were among countries that took part in these bombings, according to reports.

Battle for Maharashtra
Shiv Sena willing to give 125 seats, delegation meets BJP leaders

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In a last-ditch attempt to sort out the mess in Maharashtra seat-sharing, a delegation from the Shiv Sena met BJP leaders in Mumbai on Tuesday..

Be ready for a regional war, Xi tells Chinese troops

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The People’s Liberation Army should be combat ready for a regional war, President Xi Jinping has said, adding that the armed forces’ chain of command should strictly follow the central leadership’s instructions.

1 day to go for date with Mars, Mangalyaan in 'good health'

Mangalyaan: meet the men behind India’s Mars Mission

On the day US spacecraft MAVEN entered the Mars orbit, India's Mangalyaan woke up after 300 days of sleep at 2:30pm, clearing a key test and taking the country closer to its inclusion in a select group that has successfully sent probes to the Red Planet.

Asian Games 2014: Bindra bows out with a bronze

UP Muslims see hope in Modi’s ‘patriotism’ remark

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammo in car

Disputed map not signed by Modi during Xi visit

10 dead in flash floods, landslides in Assam

IIT allows board exam marks; 20 percentile to stay

China-India standoff continues along LAC

TMC MP’s Facebook post adds fire to JU stir

India, China ignore UN climate change summit

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No 'poriborton' in crimes against women in Mamata's Bengal

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When Trinamool Congress head Mamata Banerjee took over as West Bengal’s chief minister in 2012, the reigning theme was ‘poriborton’ (change). But two years down the line, Banerjee can hardly be called an agent of change.

Step on the gas: What India must do for the planet

UN activists
Jairam Ramesh is right when he says that India should agree to phase out HFC — a powerful greenhouse gas. But he is wrong when he argues that the non-patented substitutes for this chemical are inflammable and therefore, not desirable.
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S Africa's women and gay-friendly Open Mosque under fire after peaceful launch

Open Mosque

Against a global background of rising Islamist militancy a new mosque where gay people are welcome, Christians too, and women are treated equally to men has opened in Cape Town despite threats of violence.

Within days, $1 million raised for Modi’s Madison Square event

Narendra Modi
Organisers of the Madison Square Garden reception for PM Modi later this week have been stunned by the speed with which Indian Americans contributed for it. The Indian American Community Foundation, formed to organise the event, fund and produce it, were able to raise $1.6 million within just days.

Fawad Khan scores big in Pakistan, Khoobsurat collects Rs. 3 crore

Actors Sonam kapoor and Fawad Khan pays obeisance at Golden temple in Amritsar 
Fawad Khan-Sonam Kapoor-starrer Khoobsurat has garnered Rs. 3 crore within the first three days of its screening in Pakistan. Distributors in the country say Khoobsurat, released in 46 screens, has outdone Daawat-e-Ishq and Pakistani film Dukhtar, that released on the same day.

Durga Puja pandals in UP raise issue of crime against women

Durga Puja
The Durga Puja pandals in Uttar Pradesh this year have chosen themes to raise voice against female foeticide and atrocities against women, issues which have been in focus after a string of such crimes in the state.

Mint Special
Who are India’s lowest-paid CEOs?

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A Mint analysis of the top 100 companies shows that the CEOs of Cummins India Ltd, Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd and Federal Bank Ltd were among the least-paid chief executives.

If I am in trouble, Salman will help me: Katrina Kaif

Salman Katrina
Having said that, Katrina says, contrary to reports, she doesn’t call Salman Khan every day. She also agrees with Khan that her younger sister Isabelle is more talented than she is.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S celebrates 20 yrs, we rank 20 best episodes! Did your favourite make it?

FRIENDS
To celebrate these 20 years of gut-hurting laughter and moments that brought about so many sob-fests, we have undertaken the next-to-impossible task of listing the 20 best episodes of the series. Is your favourite in the list?

I'm not jobless: Karishma Tanna on entering Bigg Boss 8

Karishma Tanna
Karishma has been a popular TV actor, courtesy shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Koi Dil Mein Hain, and on the big screen, she was seen in adult sex comedy Grand Masti.
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Suresh Raina powers Chennai Super Kings to big win in CLT20

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Chennai Super Kings outbatted Dolphins for an 54-run victory, their first in the Champions League T20 tournament, on Monday in a Group A match in Bangalore that witnessed as many as 25 sixes, besides 35 boundaries.

Cricket teams trek to world's highest game on 'roof of Africa'

Heather Knight raises her arms on the second day of a trek up to Kilimanjaro. (AFP Photo)

Two teams are taking part in a gruelling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano, to play a full Twenty20 game in the ice-covered crater just below its rugged peak, at 5,785 metres (19,000 feet).

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2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar: Fifa's Zwanziger

Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football's governing body Fifa.

Ronaldinho scores first goal for Mexican club Queretaro

Ronaldinho
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho scored his first goal for new club Queretaro when he converted a penalty early in the game to set them on their way to a 4-1 win at ten-man Guadalajara in the Mexican Apertura championship.
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Nadal out, Swiss great Federer to play in Bhupathi's tennis league

Swiss Roger Federer

The Mahesh Bhupathi-backed International Tennis Premier League is all set to rope in Swiss legend Roger Federer after fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal dropped out citing health reasons.

Somdev sets up Shenzen Open clash with Murray

Somdev Devvarman
India's singles star Somdev Devvarman set up a second round clash with two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray after battling past Chinese wild card Xin Gao in the ATP Shenzen Open in Shenzen on Monday.
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Sensex down 20 pts in early trade on global cues

Bombay Stock Exchange

Sensex declined over 20 points in early trade on Tuesday as funds and investors indulged in booking profits amid a weak trend overseas. The 30-share barometer, which had gained 116.32 points in the previous session, fell by 20.66 points, to 27,186.08 in early trade.

Rupee down 11 paise against dollar in early trade

Currency
The rupee fell by 11 paise to 60.93 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to increased demand for the US currency from importers.
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Not your genes, how many hours you work determines heart health

heart The longer people work, the higher are their chances of developing heart disease within the next 10 years! Researchers now link working more than 40-hours a week with the narrowing and hardening of blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.
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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
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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.
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