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Hindustan Times Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Last Updated 08:33 IST 

J-K floods: PM Modi likely to announce relief, rehab package

Jammu floods
PM Modi is likely to announce a relief and rehabilitation package for flood-hit people in J-K on Thursday. 'Will be in Srinagar on Diwali October 23 and will spend the day with our sisters and brothers affected by the unfortunate flood,' Modi tweeted. Separatists call for bandh as PM comes visiting

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

Canada parliament shooting
A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.

Maharashtra Polls
BJP, Sena set to seal deal; Fadnavis leads CM race

Uddhav Thackeray
The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena moved closer to sealing a deal on Wednesday over forming the government in Maharashtra following days of deadlock between the estranged allies after the BJP won the state election but fell short of an absolute majority. 

Modi govt's big bang reforms coming post Diwali

Uddhav Thackeray
Modi government’s economic reform measures leading into Diwali — labour, diesel and coal — have lifted Indian stock markets by 3% in the last week alone. Now expect the trading New Year that begins Thursday to usher in bigger initiatives.

Suspect arrested after climbing White House fence

Saradha scam: CBI files first chargesheet

BJP aims at putting Om Mathur as UP in-charge

Swachh Bharat set for name-and-shame mode

Bangalore: Child sexually abused in school

Black money: Cong dares govt to reveal all names

Sarita Devi suspended over Asian Games row

‘Woman paraded naked for not bringing dowry’

Delhi: Daughter of DPS principal found dead

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Need to clean our biases first, then our streets

Clean India
The country is ostensibly in the throes of a great social movement for sanitation. Cleaning India requires dismantling the deadweight of India’s inequalities and the neglect of women and  people of disadvantaged castes and religions.

Jayalalithaa should punish forms of sycophancy

 Jayalalithaa
193 people committed suicide on hearing of then Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s brief incarceration in a disproportionate assets case. The AIADMK leader has announced a cash relief of Rs. 3 lakh to the families of those who died.
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'Modi dhamaka' loudest in cracker of a Patna diwali!

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This is not the first time that crackers have been named after a celebrity or famous figure. But unlike on earlier occasions, it is a ‘Modi firecracker wave; that has relegated all others to the sidelines.

Families flee homes as Uttarakhand village begins to sink

land sink

About 40 families of an Uttarakhand village along the Mandakini bank are spending sleepless nights nowadays as the river is fast undercutting their land, forcing the village into a constant sink.

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.

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.

First Sino-India joint venture film, starring Jackie Chan, launched

Jackie Chan

This will be the first co-production film venture between the two countries under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on audio-visual cooperation signed during President Xi Jinping’s India visit in September.

Maruti to launch automatic Alto K10 next month

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India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki, is set to roll out an automatic version of its bestselling small car, Alto K10, next month at under Rs. 4 lakh, making it one of the cheapest automatic cars in the world.

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'?
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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

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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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Digging deep: 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.

HDFC profit rises 7% to Rs. 1,358 cr; revenue up 12%

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India’s largest private sector mortgage lender, Housing Development Finance Corp, on Wednesday posted a 7% year-on-year rise in standalone net profit to Rs. 1,358 crore during the second quarter against Rs. 1,266 crore in the year-ago period.
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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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