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Hindustan Times Saturday, December 20, 2014 | Last Updated 08:55 IST 

Taliban video identifies Peshawar attack mastermind as Umar Mansoor, a father of 3

Umar Mansoor Omar Mansoor
The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed 'Slim'. His real name is Umar Mansoor and the Pakistani Taliban say he masterminded this week's massacre at a school in Peshawar. Pak executes 2 militants after lifting ban on death penalty

Modi has to go beyond 'Gujarat champion' identity: Harish Khare

Harish Khare
Harish Khare's new book, ‘How Modi Won It: Notes From the 2014 Election’, is a masterful personal account, laced with diary notes from the months leading up to elections, and insightful analysis of where the Congress slipped and Modi succeeded.

J-K, Jharkhand vote in final phase of assembly elections

Jharkhand polling
Over 5.5 million voters from Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir will pick their representatives in the final phase of assembly elections on Saturday, with the BJP - once a fringe player in both states - eyeing big gains, high on a wave of victories this year.

BJP no match for us politically: Mamata Banerjee

Obama slams Sony for cancelling The Interview

Govt wants higher walls, armed guards in schools

BJP washes hands off conversion controversy

India protests, Pak keeps Lakhvi in jail for 3 months

5.5% growth, no rate cuts till March: Mid-year review

8 kids dead in Australia in reported mass stabbing

Bodh Gaya case: Charges against 3 SIMI activists

FBI accuses North Korea of Sony hacking

BJP suspends MLA for threat to ‘skin alive’ official

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Test of Pak’s seriousness about terrorism is how it treats Hafiz

 Hafiz Saeed
In some ways, deploying drones and a ground offensive against the TTP are easier than tackling the LeT, which takes advantage of proximity to the establishment and corrodes Pakistan from within.

PM Modi must take a clear stand against motor-mouth MPs

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
The word in the BJP is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is angry. We are told that at two consecutive meetings of the party’s MPs, Modi let his displeasure be known to the motor-mouth MPs, writes Barkha Dutt.
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Multimedia

In pics: Taliban militants massacre children in Pakistan school
Bigg Boss 8
Assembly elections 2014
Bye bye wedding cliches. Hello 'wedding of my dreams'.
Wake Up India
Clean My Mumbai

LIVE- India vs Australia 2nd Test, Day 4: India 157/7 at lunch

Virat Kohli, Mitchell Johnson
India resumed at 71-1 on Saturday but, with opener Shikhar Dhawan staying in the pavilion after being injured in practice, lost 4-11 in 20 balls as Johnson exploited some overhead cloud cover and extra bounce.

'Brain dead' child's heart transplanted in a two-year-old in record time

Surgeons
The heart of a brain dead one year and 10-month-old infant was harvested in Bengaluru and flown to Chennai on Friday by a special aircraft to be transplanted in a two year and eight-months-old child, in record time.

I have a story idea for Shah Rukh Khan: Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap
He has backed several content-driven, small budget films in his career. Here, the ace director talks about working with A-listers, the new generation of actors in Bollywood, the failure of his TV show Yudh, and writing a story for a film with Shah Rukh Khan.

Winds of change sweeping through Madhya Pradesh’s Bedia community

The Bedia community is synonymous with Rai dance – frowned upon by many for its suggestive moves.
The Bedia community is synonymous with the Rai dance - frowned upon by many for its suggestive moves - performed by young girls in a group with drummers and singers. Also read: Despite change, prostitution stigma stays with this MP tribe

PK review: Aamir Khan steals the show, it's a winner all the way

Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt
PK has characteristics that’ll remind you of the penetrating power of Gandhian philosophy. He is not a naïve guy, but he believes in others’ virtues. He gets bitten, cries and then goes back to the work he has been doing, like most of us.

Clooney slams Hollywood for not backing Sony after hacks

Actor George Clooney arrives for the European premiere of Leatherheads at the Leicester Square Odeon cinema in London.
George Clooney says he tried other studio heads and important people in Hollywood to sign a petition to support Sony Pictures following the hack attack on its computers but no one came forward.

Peshawar school attack survivors vow to fail militants by continuing their studies

Peshawar
The students who survived a brutal attack on an army-run school here by Pakistani Taliban have vowed to continue their studies despite the gory incident, saying such acts of cowardice cannot deprive them of their right to education.

PM Narendra Modi top rated policy-maker, says Harvard survey

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has edged out US President Barak Obama and other world leaders to be rated as the world’s top policy maker, according to a new report of Harvard’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government.
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India vs Australia: Pacers led astray by heads that should be wiser

Steven Smith Steve Smith
India squandered a great opportunity to lead by a decent margin in the second Test, with some misguided tactics and wayward bowling, writes former Australia captain Ian Chappell.

Alastair Cook sacked, England install Eoin Morgan in his place

Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday.
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Atletico de Kolkata, Kerala Blasters set for supercharged ISL final

Luis Garcia Atletico de Kolkata
A high voltage clash between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters promises to provide the perfect finale to the inaugural Indian Super League in Mumbai on Saturday.

Fifa will not reopen 2018, 2022 World Cup ballots

Sepp Blatter
Defiantly declaring that Fifa is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said on Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked.
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Djokovic, Federer resist surge of new wave

Swiss Roger Federer
Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic enjoyed breakthrough triumphs at the Australian and US Opens, but at the end of 2014 it was business as usual for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

IPTL: Watching Federer, other stars dream for Indian fans

Sania Mirza Roger Federer IPTL Delhi Indian Aces
Aimed at whetting the appetite of Asian fans, generally starved of top-level action, the reaction in India to the IPTL was crucial to the inaugural tournament's fortunes.
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cities

Land acquisition rules delaying investments: economic review

A plot in Industrial Area's Phase 2 turned into a dumping yard. Sant Arora/HT
The stringent land acquisition rules are probably blocking investments and key projects, the Mid-Year Economic Analysis 2014-15 tabled in Parliament indicated on Friday, suggesting changes to the existing law.

GST bill in LS; FM says it’s a win-win for Centre, states

Arun Jaitley

The government on Friday tabled in Parliament a bill to introduce a country-wide unified goods and services tax (GST), a key reform initiative that had remained stuck for years due to lack of political consensus among the Centre and states.

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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.

Volkswagen's new Passat reviewed

Volkswagen's new Passat reviewedBig, very comfortable, luxuriously equipped and seriously capable, the Passat is a car that has been getting progressively more successful with every generation. The new, eighth-generation car is now one of the most successful Volkswagens around and is a car that is even more luxurious than the one it replaces.
Students

Why is a regulator needed?

Delay in enacting The Distance Education Council of India Bill 2014 could jeopardise the future of lakhs of students

School students released a charter of demands

SSC studentsGive school students the power to speak up they should be helping the government make policies on health and wellbeing. Every state should have a student speaker to interact with parliamentarians and other policy-makers on issues affecting children.

Social messages conveyed creatively through art

Gopi Birla MemorialThe 3rd International Life Skills, Values, Gender, School Health & Wellbeing Summit hosted a vibrant mix of stalls on diverse issues. Delhi Public School, Mathura had made creative posters on anti-bullying. GG International School, Vallabhnagar, Pune, promoted the value of creative skills at their stall.
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Bebo

Bebo is back as a messaging app

Sixteen months after the social network, which was once bigger than MySpace, was shuttered, its original creators have brought it back to life as a social messaging app with a hashtag twist.

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

Apple co-founder Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies.

Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android: sources

Google car, driverless car, self-drive carGoogle Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.
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