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Hindustan Times Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Last Updated 18:30 IST 

Shock, sadness: Cricket world reflects on Phil Hughes

Michael Clarke
Australia captain Michael Clarke held back tears as he read a statement on behalf of the Hughes family, composing himself for long enough until he could make a hurried exit from a nationally televised news conference.

Saarc nations sign energy pact; Modi, Sharif shake hands on last day

Modi, Nawaz Sharif
South Asian nations signed a deal to create a seamless electricity grid, signalling an agreement to salvage a regional summit where Narendra Modi and and Nawaz Sharif exchanged pleasantries Thursday.

Jammu: 4 militants among 10 killed in attack on army base

army

A day before the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir, three Indian Army jawans and four militants were reportedly killed in a fierce gun battle near the international border in Jammu district's Arnia area on Thursday.

IPL spot-fixing: Chennai Super Kings should be disqualified, says SC

IPL
The Supreme Court on Thursday observed Chennai Super Kings, an IPL team owned by suspended BCCI chief N Srinivasan's company India Cements, should be suspended without 'further inquiry'.

Sanskrit to be 3rd language in KVs: Centre to SC

Assam rebels kill trader ahead of Modi's visit

Budgam: Army indicts 9 soldiers including officer

Black money: Jaitley says 427 names identified

I just did my job: Cop who killed Ferguson teen

Trinamool slams SBI's $1-bn loan to Adani group

Boy carries petrol to school, sets himself on fire

Delhi: Jung suspends babus for dirty govt buildings

‘Vulgar’ Comedy Central channel goes off air

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What's the plan for MNREGA? Modi has to explain

MGNREGA Contract Employees

We deserve to be told why the MGNREGA has been singled out for the axe, if for no other reason than to inform our views about future programmes, writes Abhijit Banerjee.

Not a safe country for our children

Child abuse
The response to rising child sex abuse needs to evolve from being incident-specific and reactive to one that is institutional, writes Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
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Phillip Hughes RIP
26/11 attacks: six years on
Assembly elections 2014
Bigg Boss 8
6 months of Modi sarkar
International Film Festival of India

2010 summer agitation haunts me; I made mistakes: Omar Abdullah

Chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah
In the midst of a tough electoral battle, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah takes time off to speak to Hindustan Times about the mistakes he made and what he could have done differently in his six-year tenure.

Factbox : Australian batsman Phillip Hughes' career

Phil Hughes
Factbox on Australia's left-handed opening batsman Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday felled by a bouncer playing for South Australia against NSW in a Sheffield Shield match.

Tibetan tapestry sold for $45 mn, world record set in Chinese art

 thangka
The 600-year-old artwork, called a thangka and embroidered in vivid hues of red and gold, was bought by Liu Yiqian on Wednesday and will be displayed at his new museum in Shanghai, the auction house Christie's said.

Get this: E-cigarettes are 10 times more dangerous than regular tobacco!

E-cig, ecig,

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco. Researchers in Japan found carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in vapour produced by several types of e-cigarette liquid.

Why you shouldn't worry if you haven't got a flat in DDA draw

Delhi Development Authority
DDA is going to launch a bigger housing scheme in 2016 with 35,000 flats likely to be launched in the middle or end of 2016. The prices of the flats are expected to be 15-20% higher than the flats offered in 2014.

Veena Malik on blasphemy charge: I will never offend my religion

veena
Malik was sentenced to 26 years in jail Tuesday by an anti-terrorism court for playing a religious song during her mock wedding on a channel last year. In an interview to HT, Malik says she hasn’t done anything offensive.

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

In Pakistan, new TV show lifts veil on sex taboos

Doctor Nadim
In strait-laced Muslim Pakistan, a new TV show is trying to deal with the delicate subject of sex and embarrassing illnesses without angering conservatives. Most of Pakistan's 80-odd television stations fill their airtime with cooking shows, soap operas, cricket and interminable chatshows debating the country's myriad political dramas.
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Hughes’ death: Why cricketers resist innovations in helmets

Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes' sickening injury from the Sean Abbott bouncer was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers faced by batsmen confronting bowlers propelling a five-and-a-half ounce ball at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

Shikha Pandey helps India level series against South Africa

Jhulan Goswami
A brilliant half century from Shikha Pandey helped India win the second women's One-day International of the three-match series against South Africa by six wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore on Wednesday.
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Messi’s legacy etched in history, Ronaldo will have to wait

Lionel Messi
Just last week Lionel Messi was made to recall the moment that could have changed the world’s outlook on his 2014 and enhanced even further the legacy of a player regarded as the best of all-time by various commentators, players and coaches.

Stunning Aguero treble gives Manchester City hope

Manchester City

Sergio Aguero scored a sensational hat-trick as Manchester City stunned 10-man Bayern Munich 3-2 on Tuesday to reignite their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16.

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Champions Tennis League: Radwanska plays stellar role as Pune win inaugural title

Champions Tennis league
Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis subdued world number 16 Kevin Anderson in the crucial men's singles as Pune Marathas lifted the inaugural Champions Tennis League trophy with a 27-23 victory over Delhi Dreams in the final in Delhi on Wednesday.

'It is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country'

Sania Mirza

She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says 'it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country' due to the prevailing 'gender inequality' and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change.

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Fag-end buying in select bluechips lifts Sensex by 53 points

Sensex

Rising for the second day, benchmark Sensex on Thursday closed up by 53 points at 28,438.91 and the Nifty rose over 18 points to settle at 8,494.20 on fag-end buying in select bluechips, amid expiry of monthly derivative contracts.

Rupee weakens 3 paise vs dollar to end at 61.87, snaps 2-day rise

Rupee
In dull trade, Indian rupee on Thursday snapped its two-day rise and fell back by three paise to end at 61.87 against the Greenback on month-end dollar demand from importers.
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Architect

Act of mercy

The future of hundreds of students could  be saved if the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Bill, 2014, is passed in the winter session of Parliament.

‘A foreign language adds value to one’s career’

universityAmid the German vs Sanskrit debate, ­students say they should be given the right to choose a language

Delhi University, NSDC join hands to start courses

StudentsAimed at providing comprehensive and employment-oriented education, the University of Delhi has joined hands with the with the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) to facilitate the introduction of skill-based courses in its undergraduate and other programmes.
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Bigger iPhones are leading to tablet neglect

If you are one of the 39 million consumers that have so far snapped up one of Apple's new larger iPhones, chances are that your iPad has started to gather dust.

Teenagers not hooked to Facebook anymore

FacebookA study involving 170,000 internet users across 32 countries has found that more and more teenagers are spending more time on instant messaging apps than on Facebook.

Hacked emails spread spam faster

HackerSpams spread faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts, research shows.
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