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Hindustan Times Monday, September 15, 2014 | Last Updated 10:20 IST 

BJP calls off talks with Sena as Uddhav questions 'Modi wave'

Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray

A major crisis erupted in the saffron alliance in Maharashtra on Sunday, with the BJP calling off seat-sharing talks with ally Shiv Sena - apparently after its chief Uddhav Thackeray questioned the 'Modi wave'.

J-K floods: Rescued newborn waits for parents to claim her

Kashmir floods
Amid cold winds and rising water, 80 children from the critical care unit were rescued by doctors and army personnel on their laps and taken in boats on September 7. Among them was a week-old girl from Gundemogsud village in Baramulla.

No comments, I did my duty, replies former PM Manmohan

Former PM Manmohan Singh, who is under fire from the former CAG Vinod Rai over the 2G spectrum scam and Coalgate, said on Sunday he had done his 'duty' and refused to respond to charges levelled against him.

Money from cow slaughter racket funding terror: Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi
Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday expressed concern about India being the world's largest beef exporter and claimed that the money from illegal animal slaughter was used for perpetrating acts of terrorism.

Modi raises performance bar for ministers by 10%

India, China to talk investment in infra, energy

Haines beheading: Cameron vows to ‘extinguish’ IS

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

Soon, voting machines will have candidate photos

J-K: Omar govt takes charge of relief operations

Varanasi set to get grand makeover, film city

Ministers may not be allowed to use Gmail in office

Clash erupts in Amethi; 1 cop killed, 18 detained

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Our take
Saradha probe: Stop casting aspersion on CBI

Sudipta Sen
Just as society expects fairness from the CBI, the agency, on its part, has the right to expect not to be commented on adversely whenever any party or politician is in trouble.

Govt should agree to phase out greenhouse gases

Sudipta Sen
India must say yes to the formation of a ‘contact group’ under the Montreal Protocol that will begin discussing the details of the HFC phase-down, writes Jairam Ramesh.
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My India My Vote - Assembly Elections 2014
My India My Vote - Assembly Elections 2014
Kashmir Floods: Rescue ops underway
Biryani in your pizza is not just a sad story, it is a trend in the food industry
Less than 100 Indian Armenians live in Kolkata. And unless you go looking, you will not find them
Toronto International Film Festival 2014 at a glance

Bollywood actors, directors say #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone raised her voice against a "news post" by an English daily on her 'cleavage'. From her Finding Fanny co-actor Arjun Kapoor to Ranveer Singh and many others, Bollywood extends support to the Finding fanny actor on Twitter.

Kashmir willow under water, cricket bat industry on sticky wicket

Falcon Blade

The cricket bat industry in Jalandhar and Meerut is bracing for a crisis as the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir have washed away Kashmir willow, worth crores, used for making bats.

How's that: Male contraceptive injection might be available by 2017

Researchers are developing a male birth control injection that will provide long-acting reversible contraception. The injection, containing a substance called Vasalgel, temporarily blocks the tubes which transport sperm from the testes.

India’s richest eye slice of Alibaba’s mega $21.1-billion IPO

Jack Ma
Chinese e-commerce giant, which is looking to raise a mammoth $21.1 billion (Rs 126.6 lakh crore) by listing on the United States stock market, is generating huge interest among investors worldwide, including among high net worth individuals in India.

Scotland referendum: Top dailies say ‘No’, but who will Murdoch support?

Rupert Murdoch
Leading financial and other newspapers have encouraged their readers to vote against independence in the September 18 referendum, but there is much speculation which way the Rupert Murdoch-owned ‘The Scottish Sun’ will go on the contentious issue.

Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon to battle it out for Android One market

Android One phone
Competition in the booming multibillion dollar Indian smartphone market is further set to intensify with e-commerce giants Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal all set to launch Google's much-awaited sub-$100 (around Rs. 6,000) handsets on Monday.

Jumping red light? Get slapped with Rs. 15,000 fine under proposed traffic law

 Serpentine traffic jam  in Ahmedabad

Soon, motorists caught speeding, driving drunk or jumping red lights may not get away with a light fine and a few stern words from the traffic cop. The punishment would get harsher as the gravity of the offence increases. Poll: Do you think three-to-fifty-fold hike in fines will contain the menace of traffic violations and rash driving?

The battle within: Are US women joining the ISIS jihad in West Asia?

Iraq militants
US law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as president Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants' recruiting at home.

Mumbai stay in contention with huge win

Lendl Simmons
Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20.

Wright on Ajmal ban: Interesting to see what happens

John Wright
Very few people have seen subcontinent cricket as closely as former India coach John Wright. And it was during the fag end of his stint, in March 2005, that Harbhajan Singh was reported for a suspected action while bowling his doosra.
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Van Gaal hails first win as 'new start'

When the season started, Manchester United's supposed new dawn under Louis van Gaal was obscured by dark clouds. WIth their breezy 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers, the sun seems to be breaking out for them.

Rejuvenated Red Devils light up Theatre of Dreams with goal spree

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao made his debut as Manchester United belatedly kick-started their season with a breezy 4-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Sunday.
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HT@Davis Cup
Somdev floats, India come alive

Rafael Nadal, Somdev Devvarman
From a team that was staring down the barrel after a 2-0 drubbing on Day 1, the Indian challenge was pushed to a high after Somdev Devvarman pulled off a courageous 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Dusan Lajovic.

Davis Cup: Federer win sets up Switzerland vs France final

Swiss Roger Federer
Roger Federer reached the first Davis Cup final of his career with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) win over Fabio Fognini in the first of the semi-final's reverse singles. France will host Switzerland in the Davis Cup final.
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Sensex plunges 185 points in early trade

budget, BSE
The benchmark BSE Sensex tumbled over 185 points to dip below the 27,000-mark in early trade on Monday on selling by funds and retail investors after industrial production growth slowed to 0.5% in July amid a weak trend in the Asian region.

Six years after Lehman Brothers collapse, the world remains fragile

Mo Grimeh, a Managing Director who has worked at Lehman Brothers for 10 years,
Six years have passed since the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc on 15 September 2008 but rising asset prices in recent times would have us believe that world economy has moved on.
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paramedical training

At risk

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.

Wanted life support

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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Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade.

Samsung accuses LG executives of damaging its products

galaxy note 4Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives of domestic rival LG Electronics Inc. of intentionally vandalizing its washing machines at retail stores in Germany and has asked for an official investigation.

New Nexus tablet coming in time for Christmas: report

HTCAn accidental leak by chipmaker Nvidia in a US International Trade Commission filing indicates that HTC is building the next Google tablet and that it will be out in the third quarter of 2014.
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