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Hindustan Times Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Last Updated 03:57 IST 

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Valley youth going back to the gun: Army report

terror
The armed insurgency in Kashmir is gradually changing course to thrive on more homegrown militants, rather than foreign fighters, with social media as a rampant and virtually unchecked tool, an internal assessment of the army has said.

Battle for Maharashtra
Seat sharing row: Shiv Sena makes new offer, BJP turns it down

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The Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party may have pledged to keep their alliance alive, amidst the seat-sharing row, but Saturday’s developments continued to threaten the country’s oldest alliance, with state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis objecting to the Sena’s revised offer.

Chinese troops back in Ladakh after retreat during Xi's visit

Ladakh
Barely 24 hours after President Xi Jinping flew back home, Chinese soldiers, albeit in fewer numbers, are back in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with the Indian Army in Chumar in eastern Ladakh.

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Most wanted: Maoists pip terrorists in bounty stakes

Maoists
Dawood Ibrahim is no longer India’s most wanted man. That title now belongs to top Maoist leader Ganapathy, who carries a Rs. 2.52-crore bounty on his head that is 10 times and above the Rs. 15 lakh offered for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused.

IAF AN-32 crashlands in Chandigarh, 9 injured

India bag 1 gold, 1 bronze on 1st day of Asian Games

Delhi: Teacher sodomises student in school

UP: Killing of monkeys leads to communal tension

Al Qaeda trying to enter Assam: CM Gogoi

Don't care about elections right now: Omar Abdullah

300 Turkish Kurds cross to Syria to fight jihadists

Birbhum gang-rape: 20yrs jail for all 13 convicts

Now, ABVP to create awareness about 'love jihad'

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Sunday Sentiments
Bypolls message for BJP: the Hindu voter is secular

Do you know what I find most heartening about the recent byelection results? It’s the loud, clear and firm message from India’s Hindu voters. My bet is it will resonate across our political firmament for a while to come. Karan Thapar writes.

How Modi is taking down the family nameplate

Narendra Modi
The churning of icons will go on as long as the NDA is in power. But what kind of new signage emerges is difficult to foresee, but it is not going to be an ovation to the Nehru-Gandhi family, Abhijit Majumder writes.
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It's United Kingdon after all
My India My Vote
3 days to go - Mars Orbiter Mission
How to pretend to be a lit pro for Facebook’s 10-book challenge
The big fat Indian wedding: It's all about the money, honey!
Watch the actors travel from Ahmedabad to Jaipur and Agra to Delhi to promote Dawaat-e-Ishq

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Asian Games 2014: India slapped with $10,000 fine for late pullout of teams

Asian Games Mascot

In a major embarrassment for India, the Olympic Council of Asia has fined the Indian Olympic Association $10,000 (about Rs. 6.08 lakh) for withdrawing two teams at the eleventh hour, after having confirmed their entry in the 17th Asian Games at Incheon.

Delhi brothers win Rs. 7 crore on Kaun Banega Crorepati, create history

Kaun Banega Crorepati

The Narula brothers, Achin and Sarthak, became the first ever contestants to bag the highest prize of Rs. 7 crore in reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati on Saturday as an ecstatic Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to show his happiness at their win.

10 hilarious lessons F.R.I.E.N.D.S' Joey taught us

Friends
F.R.I.E.N.D.S started 20 years ago on September 22 and the rest is sitcom history. We bring you 10 life lessons from Joey. He may not have the smarts but he knows what he stands for and these lessons are very relevant, and very funny.

 

1000 unlawful police detention cases in India every year, UP and Delhi lead

Afghan prison
Delhi, a relatively small state, comes second in the number of illegal arrests, unlawful detention and tortures in police custody. Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, tops all the charts.

Take a hint people! 'I’ve never said I am single': Priyanka Chopra

namaste
Priyanka Chopra is on cloud nine, after recently getting awarded for her latest performance. It’s this happiness, perhaps, that makes the 32-year-old actor open up, as a rare occurrence, about her love life.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Daawat-e-Ishq is a flavourless feast

bollywood film
Daawat-e-Ishq is the equivalent of an elaborate meal that begins with a mouth-watering appetiser but slowly loses flavour, aroma and deliciousness, so that by the time you reach dessert, you are exhausted, disappointed and badly in need of fresh air.

An app to help pilgrims find their way during the Haj

Eid
Ahead of the pilgrimage to Mecca, this year, Haj pilgrims from Chhattisgarh have been responding overwhelmingly to the Haj app, a user-friendly mobile application software, designed and launched in the state.

You are not alone, everyone is falling for UFOs and aliens

UFO
For UFO buffs, aliens are everywhere. Sometimes they are in Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings, sometimes in a circular disc floating around in the horizon and sometimes in a small dot in a picture taken near the International Space Station.
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Kings XI Punjab beat Barbados Trident by four wickets in CLT20

David Miller

David Miller smashed a 34-ball 46 under pressure and Parvinder Awana scalped three wickets as Kings XI Punjab notched up a four-wicket victory over Barbados Trident in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 at Mohali on Saturday.

Mitchell Marsh seals it for Scorchers in thrilling finish

Mitchell Marsh

The immensely talented Mitchell Marsh hit successive sixes off the last two deliveries as Perth Scorchers from Australia beat South Africa's Dolphins by six wickets in a group league match of the Champions League T20 at Mohali on Saturday.

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Del Piero's first media interaction held in parking lot

Alessandro Del Piero
It wasn't a pleasant welcome for Italian football star Alessandro del Piero as his first official media interaction on Friday had to be held in a parking lot after his franchise Delhi Dynamos failed to find a proper place.

Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut

Cahill goal
Sevilla's love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season's champions and three-times winners began this year's group stage with a 2-0 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.
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Sania Mirza, Cara Black triumphs in Tokyo Open

Indian Wells

Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.

Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

Li Na
Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.
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Sensex, Nifty range-bound around record highs

Bombay Stock Exchange

Healthy buying by foreign and domestic investors on the back of as the US Fed announcement of maintaining a near zero percent interest rates even after the end of its bond-buying programme ends helped markets to remain range bound to 27,000-point mark.

Alibaba's big debut: Here are the 10 things you want to know

Alibaba
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history.
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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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Sony

Sony focuses on Google Glass alternative

Sony's glasses have lenses instead that are 85 % transparent and which incorporate clever hologram optic technology so that information can be directly overlaid within the wearer's direct field of vision to augment the object, point of interest or even person he or she is looking at.

Google wants to demystify cybersecurity

Online securitySimply Secure is a new organization with a single aim -- making it easy for people to protect themselves and their data when online.

Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

iPhone 6Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.
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