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Hindustan Times Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Last Updated 16:39 IST 

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for killing girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius
A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Haryana to get non-Jat CM, ML Khattar picked for top job

Manohar Lal Khattar
RSS activist and first-time BJP legislator Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday was selected as the leader of state legislature party in Haryana and will be the new chief minister.

India suspends future West Indies tours, to sue Caribbean board

BCCI
India's cricket board suspended on Tuesday future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their visit to India last week.

Ally with Sena or form minority govt? BJP to decide after Diwali

BJP celebration
Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday postponed his visit to Mumbai to meet the newly elected BJP MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra.

Land grab complaints back to haunt Yeddyurappa

Tatas' launch Land Rover factory in China

Can't rule out possibility of terror attack: Rajnath

RSS unwilling to drop love jihad from its agenda

World needs UN convention on terrorism: Doval

New big-screen iPhones help propel Apple's profit

AP: Cracker factory explosion toll climbs to 17

Islamic State launches fresh assault on Kobane

Now, national parties may be down to three

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The 'Modi dividend' will be a cracker

Narendra Modi

Diwali, which is just round the corner, is believed to herald joy and cheer. The climate is propitious for a switch from a regime of doles to one of entrepreneurship and innovation, writes NK Singh.

Defeat is not new to Cong, but the party has to start its uphill climb

Congress

There was bound to be some collateral damage. After all, the BJP opened up with its heavy artillery to flatten the opposition in both Maharashtra and Haryana. And the worst hit is the party’s traditional rival, the Congress.

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Oil giant CEO killed after drunk snow plow driver rams his jet

Christophe de Margerie
The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokesperson Elena Krylova said on Tuesday.

After all the fireworks, Vijay-starrer Kaththi all set for Diwali release

Kaththi: Living on a knife's edge
Tamil actor Vijay, whose Diwali release Kaththi is facing ire of pro-Tamil groups, said on Tuesday that all issues have been resolved with the producers heeding demands that their name be removed from its publicity material.

Apple Pay: What you need to know

iPhone 6
Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

Diwali in Srinagar: PM Narendra Modi's gesture to flood victims

INS Hansa airbase
In a gesture of support to flood victims in J-K, the PM will spend this Diwali in Srinagar. He had made a similar gesture earlier in 2001, when he, as Gujarat CM, had spent Diwali with earthquake victims in Bhuj.

Oscar de la Renta, designer to the stars, dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta, the world renowned designer who shaped the wardrobe of first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore a De la Renta-designed dress when she married George Clooney.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gets $84 million pay package

Satya Nadella
A regulatory document filed on Monday shows Nadella got a salary for the fiscal year that ended June 30 of $918,917 and a $3.6 million bonus. He also was given stock awards worth nearly $79.8 million but most of the payments will be made over several years.

No movie halls, still Haider a hit in Valley

Haider

Kashmir’s capital may have no movie halls anymore but that hasn’t stopped Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider from becoming a sleeper hit with numerous people downloading the movie to hold private screenings.

Members of Pak gang who posed as KBC staff to con people held

KBC scam
Eight members of a Pakistan-based syndicate have been arrested in Delhi for cheating several people to the tune of lakhs of rupees through a fake lottery scheme, police said on Monday.
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Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar move up in ICC rankings

India Vs England
Virat Kohli moved up to the second spot in the ODI batting charts while Bhuvneshwar Kumar earned his maiden entry into the top 10 bowler's list in the latest ICC rankings released on Monday.

Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa

Shane Watson
Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia's 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches against South Africa next month as he recovers from a calf strain.
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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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cities

Hindalco, Jindal shares surge on govt decision to auction coal blocks

coal
The new auction-based system will replace the earlier controversial policy of allotting coal blocks based on recommendations of a panel of bureaucrats, which the Supreme Court had struck down last month as arbitrary.

Sensex up 74 points in early trade as govt steps up reforms

Bombay Stock Exchange
Extending gains for the third straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 74 points in early trade on Tuesday on sustained buying by funds and investors after the government stepped up economic reforms amidst a mixed trend on other Asian bourses.
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education

Quality control

Status upgrade to ‘institute of national importance’ will make specialised academies such as NID more professional and research- oriented, writes Gauri Kohli

Do IIMs need to be upgraded?

IIMThe human resource development ministry is also mulling the introduction of a proposal to grant institutes of national importance status to the Indian Institutes of Management. If implemented, will the IIMs benefit by enjoying greater autonomy or will it dilute the IIM brand? Experts are divided on the issue.

Giving India a leg-up

Ranchi studentsInternational academic institutes’ ranking bodies are keen to help India improve its ­positioning, writes Gauri Kohli
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iPhone 6

Apple Pay: What you need to know

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

Facebook to locate your stolen passwords

FacebookIn a bid to keep its users' accounts safe, social networking site Facebook has created an automated service that monitors the web for stolen email addresses and passwords.

New apps bring kids' playtime back to real world

Kid with smartphoneParents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.
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