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Hindustan Times Friday, October 24, 2014 | Last Updated 13:16 IST 

First Ebola case in New York; doctor tested positive

Ebola virus
Craig Spencer was the fourth case to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US, and the first case in America's largest city, setting off renewed fears about the spread of the virus, which has killed nearly 4,900 people.

Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia

Xi Jingping

Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.

Maharashtra: Fadnavis on track for CM job; Sena wants reasonable deal

Devendra Fadnavis
BJP state unit chief Devendra Fadnavis is almost certain to be the next CM of Maharashtra. The picture seemed clearer on Thursday, after he met Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who was also being seen as a contender.

ISIS one of richest terror groups, earns $1 million a day by selling oil

Iraq
The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday.

Bangalore: School janitor held for 3-yr-old's rape

Canada attacker had planned to travel to Syria

PM Modi celebrates Diwali with Siachen troops

Boko Haram kidnaps 25 more girls in Nigeria

Kerry hosts first Diwali celebrations, hails diaspora

India firm on objections to WTO Doha Round deal

China launches first mission to moon and back

Delhi: 50 huts gutted in Shastri Park slum fire

Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash

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For Clean India, do not sweep your dirt under the carpet

Clean India
In many countries, people who litter roads are liable to be taken to court and fined. Will it take generations before such laws become feasible in India?

OUR TAKE
Despite Asian Games gold, Indian hockey still not on top of the game

9th All India S Balwant Singh Kapur Memorial Hockey tournament under 17 at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar
As the Terry Walsh episode shows, Indian sport is hobbled by an unresponsive, often obstructionist bureaucracy.
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Wives not cows: Uganda dowry fuels domestic violence

Uganda dowry

When Ugandan farmer's daughter Rose Akurut became engaged to a man from a village far from her own, her parents could not be more thrilled. But the dowry she would bring -- cows, goats and cash -- soured the marriage and brought dark clouds over the partnership, a story repeated by many others in Uganda.

Diwali shocker: Haryana paanwala gets Rs. 132 crore power bill

Electricity poll
A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs. 132 crore.

Movie review: Kaththi will remind you of Murugadoss' earlier Ramana

Kaththi
Kaththi is quite like Ramana. But because it is a commercial film, Murugadoss smartly uses the double role format. So when one Vijay is out of the screen, the other takes centre stage. And of course, it is far more glamourous.

Google doodle celebrates Mangalyaan's one month in Mars Orbit

Google doodle on Mars Orbiter
Google put up a static image of the Mangalyaan (also know as the Mars Orbiter Mission) as its doodle on Friday to celebrate the completion of a month since it entered the Mars orbit.

PK teaser is out: Still no fix on Aamir Khan's character in the film

Aamir Khan dressed as a cop in PK's motion poster
Aamir Khan is known for running the huge publicity drives before the release of his films. His campaign for PK had started with motion posters and now he has come up with a really intriguing teaser of the film.

No sex please, you're students: Zimbabwe university

Couples kiss
The Zimbabwe students' union on Thursday made war not love over a new code of conduct banning students from kissing on campus at the country's top university.

Schumacher will need years to recover, says doctor

Michael Schumacher
A French doctor treating stricken former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said Thursday that the German ace was making progress, but will need years to recover.

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.
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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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Xiaomi shifts smartphone user data out of Beijing on privacy concerns

Xiaomi

Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations.

Forecast disappointing: Amazon staring at a blue Christmas?

Amazon

It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.

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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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Digital democracy: who is winning war for votes on Twitter

Twitter declares war on passwords

Twitter formally declared war on passwords during a developers' conference in San Francisco, unveiling a new system that allows users to log-in to mobile apps with a phone number.

Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app

FacebookFacebook on Thursday released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like.

Inbox, the new smart email app from Google

GmailAvailable for desktop and mobile devices, the new Google app is designed to reimagine the way emails are managed, in particular by scheduling reminders for specific tasks and bringing in useful up-to-date additional information from the web. Inbox is currently available only by invitation.
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