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Hindustan Times Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Last Updated 09:49 IST 

Signs are clear: Here's how Modi is taking down the Nehru-Gandhi 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.

Jet, set, grounded! Indian tycoons famed for lifestyles land in soup

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The debt-laden empires of three of India's best-known tycoons — Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy and T Venkattram Reddy —  are crumbling before their eyes, downfalls that observers say stem from a climate of weak regulation and deference to conspicuous wealth.

Battle for Maharashtra
Seat-sharing row: BJP turns down Shiv Sena's new offer

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The Shiv Sena and the BJP 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.

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China's deft ploy? Aggression along border can keep India in check

Modi Xi
An escalation of the border dispute may, in reality, reflect Beijing's more deep-seated concern about a restive generation of Tibetans growing up in India that their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, does not control.

Asian Games: Men bag bronze in 10m air pistol

Army report says Kashmir youth joining hands with militants

IAF AN-32 crashlands in Chandigarh, 9 injured

Man arrested for charging White House had knife

Honour killing: Year on, dead couple not 'forgiven'

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

Delhi: Teacher sodomises student in school

British PM targets 'unfairness' left by Scot vote

UP: Killing of monkeys leads to communal tension

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China doesn’t take India seriously, at least not yet

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Does anyone compare the United States to Mexico? Beijing sees only Washington as its peer. India barely makes it to the third tier of nations in China’s rankings, Chanakya writes.

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

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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.

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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

Birthday with Saif: Kareena takes time off to see Northern Lights in Iceland

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'I enjoyed eating crisps and sandwiches at birthday parties when I was a kid. I wish I could afford to do that now It’s been five months that Saif and I haven’t spent quality time together, so we are taking a break before I start my next,' says Kareena Kapoor Khan.

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

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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.

Mission to Mars: Contests, selfies with Mangalyaan before the D-day

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Four days ahead of Mangalyaan’s insertion into Mars, the Indian Space Research Organisation(Isro) launched a completion  --Cheer India to Mars—allowing the  space enthusiasts to showcase their thoughts about the Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM).

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Most wanted: Maoists beat terrorists in bounty stakes

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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.

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

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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

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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.
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Kings XI Punjab beat Barbados Trident by four wickets in CLT20

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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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