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Hindustan Times Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Last Updated 18:07 IST 

Bypoll results: BJP loses to Samajwadi Party in UP, cedes ground in Rajasthan, Gujarat

Sachin Pilot
In UP, the BJP managed to win only 3 out of 11 seats, that is 8 down from last time when the party and its ally the Apna Dal held all these 11 seats. The big gainer is the Samajwadi Party which bagged all these 8 seats. In Gujarat, the BJP has won in 6 out of 9 seats, and the Congress in 3. Poll: Do the bypoll results show that the Modi magic is over?

HT Analysis
Congress blazes through bypolls without its top guns

An Indian's guide to Lok Sabha elections
Tuesday’s bypoll results perhaps show that the Congress can afford to be less dependent on its ‘high command’ in poll campaigns if it can build a strong regional leadership.

Hindu activists thrash MP university VC over appeal to help J-K students

Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajarang Dal vandalise statues at Vikram University in Ujjain on Monday. (HT Photo)
Vikram University vice chancellor Prof Jawaharlal Kaul was admitted to Sanjeevani Hospital after members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajarang Dal manhandled him at his office in Ujjain on Monday. The mob also vandalised his office.

Passengers eject Pakistani politicians out of plane for causing delay

Rehman Malik
Angry passengers on board an Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airways (PIA) flight from Karachi forced two prominent Pakistani politicians off the plane accusing them of holding it for more than two hours.

How PM Modi is reaching out to China via Japan

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane

Residents of flood-hit Srinagar hit out at govt apathy

US to assign 3,000 from military to fight Ebola

Iraq welcomes US air strike near Baghdad

Oppn parties upbeat after bypoll results, slam Modi

India slams Pak for clean chit to Hafiz Saeed

Typhoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam

NCP begins its poll campaign from Kolhapur

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HT COMMENT
Modi-Xi agenda: Work for 'Hindi-Chini buy-buy'

‘India, China not competitors’

Whether China’s moves towards us are strategic or tactical, India should build synergies with it in areas where both sides benefit, writes Kanwal Sibal.

Playing with fire: Why is BJP letting loose leaders like Maharaj?

A girl dressed as BJP party symbol 'lotus'
Sakshi Maharaj, the BJP’s Unnao MP, and Union minister Maneka Gandhi are not terror experts. Yet no one in the government or the party they represent seems to be reminding them of that reality.
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Thai woman commits suicide by leaping into pond of crocodiles

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A 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok's outskirts, police told AFP on Tuesday.

As D-Day nears, here are five things you need to know about India's Mars Mission

Mars Orbiter Mission
India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission, scheduled to enter the orbit of the Red Planet on September 24, is in the 'pink of health' and sending vital information from 211 million km away after covering 95% of its journey, ISRO said on Saturday. Full Coverage: From India to Mars

Schwarzenegger to I's director: Let's make King Conan, Shankar

Arnold Schwarzenegger soaks in Chennai's spirit
The Terminator star, who was in Chennai for the audio launch of Shankar's magnum opus I, was full of praise for Tamil director's talent and expressed a desire to work with him some day. He even gave it an imaginary name!

Dream Delhi home: A sneak peek into new DDA flats

Delhi Development Authority
The DDA 2014 housing scheme has 25,034 flats on offer, most of which are one bedroom flats.HT shows some of the apartments on offer, including those in Rohini sector 34 and 35 and Dwarka sector 23-B, which have the highest conventration of flats.

Whodunit: Removing HT market copies to win ‘morning challenge’?

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As the strongest and the largest read newspaper of Delhi NCR, HT is used to facing challenges from various quarters. But, over the last few days, HT has been confronting a peculiar challenge: readers complaining about copies not reaching them.

So what about Bollywood itself, Deepika?

Deepika Padukone
The 'cleavage news post' on Deepika was deplorable and her reaction commendable. But can we blame only the ‘journalists’ (if only the writer of that ‘news item’ could be called one) or ‘the media’ as the biggest villains for commodifying a woman’s body?

We have to stand up for Deepika Padukone: Shah Rukh Khan

Deepika Padukone, SRK, Happy New Year
Speaking at the music launch of Happy New Year, SRK said, "Whatever Deepika tweeted I do support and all the cast of HNY will support that. We don't have the guts to do what she has done but we support her. We all feel for her. We should not trivialise the issue."

100 million people saved from hunger over last decade: UN

Pak flood, hungry child
The UN's food agencies said the global number was down over 200 million since the early 1990s, but warned that despite the progress made, 'about 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger.'
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Afridi named Pakistan T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper

Pakistan
Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday.

Reigning IPL champions KKR keen on good CLT20 showing

Team India in Chennai
Reigning Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to justify their 'reputation' with a good showing in the sixth edition edition of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
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Nicolas Anelka signs for Mumbai in Indian Super League

Nicolas Anelka
Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka has sought to relaunch his career by signing on Monday to play for Mumbai City in the nascent Indian Super League.

Champions League: Shinji-mania in Dortmund before Arsenal tie

Shinji Kagawa
Borussia Dortmund are hoping attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who returned after two years at Manchester United, can help lift the German team past Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday despite a growing injury list.
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Yuki falls tamely, India lose to Serbia in Davis Cup playoff

Yuki Bhambri
Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles on Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia.

Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out

Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil.
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Sensex, Nifty down; world stocks sag too ahead of US Fed meet

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The BSE Sensex and Nifty were trading in the red on Tuesday with both indexes marking their lowest intraday level since September 1. Markets elsewhere sagged too as caution prevailed ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting later in the day.

Mint Special
Android One will bring high-quality smartphones to India, says Pichai

Sundar Pichai
An IIT-Kharagpur graduate, Sundar Pichai joined Google in 2004. In an interview on Monday, Pichai, in Delhi to launch three Android One phones, spoke to Mint about the road ahead for Android, wearable devices and partners.
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80% 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

How to deal with CAT’s verbal section

VA sectionA third of the CAT paper comprises questions that check your verbal skills. More often than not, this is the Achilles heel for a majority of CAT takers. In this article, we look at the key issues that need to be tackled to ace the verbal section.

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Paramedical courses

India needs to train thousands of paramedics to address an acute shortage, but courses offered by private institutes are unregulated and sometimes fraudulent. Jeevan Prakash Sharma investigates

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Microsoft to hold Windows 9 event in San Francisco

Software giant Microsoft is expected to provide a technical preview of its new Windows 9 operating system at an event in San Francisco later this month.

Apple sees record demand for new iPhones

Apple iPhone 6Apple on Monday said it had received record pre-orders for its new iPhone models, and that some customers will have to wait for the larger-screen versions of the smartphones.

YouTube to allow offline access in India on Android phones

Pic: YoutubeYouTube users in India will soon be able to save videos from the Google-owned service, making it possible to watch them offline, and the feature will eventually be available globally, the company said Monday.
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