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Jharkhand: Raghubar Das elected state's first non-tribal CM, will take oath on Sunday

Raghubar Das
Five-time MLA and BJP national vice-president Raghubar Das was elected Jharkhand's first non-tribal chief minister Friday, three days after his party's victory in the assembly elections.

Assam violence: Securitymen launch offensive against Bodo militants

Assam violence

On Friday morning, Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh met Union home minister Rajnath Singh and discussed about the ground situation in Assam and ways to intensify operations against militant outfit NDFB(S).

Pak forces kill Taliban 'facilitator' in Peshawar school attack

Peshawar

Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left 150 people dead in the country's worst ever terror attack, officials said Friday.

Viral video: Gujarat cop caught on camera dancing with woman

Gujarat cops
A video purportedly showing a Gujarat policeman dancing with a woman has gone viral. The video, which is a reminder of an incident in UP's Shahjahanpur where a drunk cop allegedly forced a dancer to perform at gunpoint, was reportedly circulated on WhatsApp.

Centre carries out another bureaucratic reshuffle

Chennai: Sun TV COO held for sexual abuse

Delhi: Friend hired juveniles for acid attack on doc

BJP in talks with PDP leader as Omar says no

Woman dies of swine flu in Delhi hospital

'Hot engines', UAVs: India's wish list to Pentagon

Honey Singh gets bail in offensive song upload case

Father of pilot captured by IS pleads for safety

Christmas a working day for govt officials in Delhi

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Good Governance Day sends wrong message on Xmas

Modi
The decision by the Narendra Modi government to declare Christmas as ‘Good Governance Day’ troubles me: It is a completely unnecessary attempt to confuse the spirit of a festive occasion with political symbolism, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Intelligence agencies must learn to coordinate, improve capacities

Modi
Governments like India not only need to cover shortfalls in recruitment to intelligence agencies and other security forces, but they ought to place high priority in developing professionals who can sensitively analyse data.
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10 years after the devastating Tsunami
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Bigg Boss 8
Bye bye wedding cliches. Hello 'wedding of my dreams'.
2014: Year in review
2014: Year in review

Night at the Museum 3 review: Watch it for Robin Williams

Williams played the wax model of Theodore Roosevelt in the Night At The Museum; With Ben Stiller.
Despite a promising cast, this third and final film of the franchise lacks energy and inspiration. This is not to say that it does not have its moments, but they are few and intermittent. One extra star to the film though for having one of the very last performances of Robin Williams.

5 really 'different' films that made Bollywood proud in 2014

Kangana, Revolver Rani
Being different is a taboo in the Hindi film industry. But, every year new filmmakers come to the forefront with pathbreaking concepts. Here is a list of five such films which made Bollywood proud in 2014.

2014: 5 remarkable turning points for Bollywood this year

Deepika Padukone
It takes a lot for Bollywood to veer away from tried and tested formulas. This year was no different, except a few aberrations that sort of smacked of the changing mindsets within the industry. We prefer to call it turning points. Here are five of them.

I’m glad that I found a companion, says Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut
Actor Kangana Ranaut, who is happy in her current relationship, does acknowledge the challenges that come with being in one. Freedom of being alone is intoxicating, she says, relationships can be very traumatic.

Ugly review: This one is a grim, gripping and shocking movie

Rahul Bhatt
Watch the movie for the its cinematic brilliance, for the simple, touching and mind-blowing message. Watch it for Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhatt and Vineet Kumar Singh. Skip the movie if blood and shootouts is all you want to see in an Anurag Kashyap venture.

Tears, memorials, battered memories: Asia marks 10 years since tsunami

Asian Tsunami

Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters. Asian tsunami

Video: Monkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend, brings him back to life

A monkey tries to quench his thirst in Shimla.
Onlookers at a train station in Kanpur watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend - resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious.

Bigg Boss 8: Sonali ditches Upen and rewards Dimpy

Bigg Boss 8, Sonali Raut
In Thursday's episode of Bigg Boss 8, it is time for Judgement Day and captain Sonali is asked to choose a good contestant. Sonali names Dimpy for the reward and Dimpy in turn gets to name the person who needs to be punished.
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India vs Aus: Hosts 259-5 at stumps on Day 1 of third Test

Steve Smith

Steven Smith once again proved the difference for Australia as the new captain scored an assured half century to steer his team through a mixed day with the bat on the opening day of the third test against India.

Captain Dhoni in denial mode again on Kohli-Dhawan spat

Dhoni
After two days of silence, the skipper finally responded to stories about the unrest incident on Friday by sticking to a narrative of denial which has been exercised many a times in the past by the Indian cricket establishment.
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Del Bosque upbeat despite year to forget for Spain

Vicente del Bosque
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is feeling positive about 2015 despite the shock of failure at this year's World Cup and is confident he can successfully shepherd the team through qualification for Euro 2016.

Real Madrid win, but Club World Cup debate is on

Sergio Busquets
Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week.
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Chennai Open: Banking on veterans to get in the crowds

Bhupati
In an apparent attempt to get better crowd response than last year, the organisers of the Chennai Open are looking to get a 'retired' Mahesh Bhupathi back in the fray.

Sania and I have a strong relationship: Shoaib Malik

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Pakistan cricket's senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik insists that he is having a happy married life with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and that there are no differences or problems between the couple.
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Sensex falls 110 points in morning trade

Bombay stock exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped by over 110 points to 27,097.85 in morning trade on persistent selling pressure, mainly in FMCG, auto, metal and realty stocks in view of heavy foreign capital outflows.

Teetering SpiceJet to submit revival plan to govt today

SpiceJet
SpiceJet is likely to submit a revival plan to the aviation ministry on Friday based on the proposed investment by a consortium of investors led by the airline’s co-founder Ajay Singh.
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Weekend fix for the soul: Laugh out loud

laugh When it comes to relieving stress, giggles and guffaws are just what the doctor orders. There is strong evidence that laughter can actually improve health and fight disease. It is also scientifically proved that we are thirty times more likely to laugh at something when we are with people.
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Tata's new hatchback, the Bolt, reviewed

Tata's new hatchback, the Bolt, reviewedThe Bolt is Tata’s newest hatchback on the X1 platform. The successor to the Vista, the carmaker’s new big hatch comes with an all-new exterior, an all-new interior and a new turbo-petrol engine too.

Fiat's Abarth 595 Competizione reviewed

Fiat's Abarth 595 Competizione reviewedAbarth 595 Competizione – the name boldly implies that it has a lot more zing than the 500 Abarth we drove in 2012 or the Nuovo 500 of 2008.
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The big deal about e-jobs

Expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 34%, the e-commerce sector is hiring ­aggressively from the IITs and IIMs.

‘Japan can learn a lot from India’

Professor Akio TanabeProfessor Akio Tanabe of Japan’s Kyoto University and convener of Contemporary India Area Studies (INDAS), who was in the Capital recently, talks about Indo-Japan relations, how the two countries can contribute to the world and exchange opportunities. Excerpts from an interview.

Tackling tricky chemistry

ToxicologistsChemistry has been a tricky subject for many students taking the Class 12 Board exams. From theory to numerical problems, aspirants need to prepare well to overcome every challenging question in the exam. Here are some suggestions which will not only help you do well, but in competitive exams too.
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Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays

Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

Microsoft adds Skype group chats to Office Online

SkypeOffice Online users will now be able to start a chat while working on Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word documents.

Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android

SamsungGlobal smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path.
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