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Hindustan Times Saturday, November 22, 2014 | Last Updated 03:27 IST 

Obama is India's R-Day guest, Modi says ‘friend’ coming

Barack Obama will be the first United States president to be the chief guest on Republic Day, in a move that signals India-US ties are moving in the right direction following PM Modi's recent visit to Washington.

HT Leadership Summit
‘Gap in law’ keeps govt from acting on CBI chief, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
The Union finance minister said governments have to be very careful about such high-profile appointments as people have a lot of faith in them. 'Raft of reforms in the works'

Won’t allow India-Pak proxy war in Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said Friday his country will not allow its soil to be used for a proxy war between India and Pakistan, urging countries in the region to put up a united fight against terrorism.

What's cooking: Aamir and Deepika, the next hit Bollywood couple?

Deepika Padukone

They are known to deliver hits on their shoulders alone. Now, audiences may be in for a treat with the two saying they’d love to work together. 'Film-makers afraid of experiment'

Pregnancy kit, petrol bombs in Rampal ashram

Bukhari not authorised to make son Imam: Court

Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose held

Kolkata: Cops deny permission for Amit Shah’s rally

Fishermen release: BJP, AIADMK fight for credit

Azam remark on Mulayam birthday triggers row

SC notice to Centre on dropping German in KVs

Nepal eager to bring Modi to Janakpur temple town

Obama vows 'more fair and just' immigration to US

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Denial is not a cure for historical abuse, truth is

Archibald Wavell
Events like the famines caused by British policies have been carefully airbrushed from Indian history books. It’s time we accepted the truth, writes Amish Tripathi.

The 'elderly' need to be handled with care

old man
Unfortunately, for all our talk about ‘respecting age’, we regard wrinkles and grey hair with a measure of horror. When we talk of our demographic challenge, it is inevitably about ageing, writes Namita Bhandare.
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Anand vs Carlsen: Latest match report
IFFI 2014

DDA’s much-delayed draw of lots may take place on Monday

Freehold at last, but...
The much-delayed draw for the DDA housing scheme could finally take place on Monday (November 24). The draw has been postponed quite a few times due to technical glitches triggered by a huge number of applications.

Game 10 analysis

World Chess Championship: Carlsen draws with Anand, a point away from title

Anand Carlsen
In the tenth game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand, playing with white pieces Friday, had to be satisfied with a draw against Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen is now just a point -- a win or two draws -- away from retaining the title.

Salman Khan introduces Iulia as his girlfriend at sister's wedding

Iulia Vantur
Although there have been many reports linking the actor and Iulia Vantur, a Mumbai tabloid has reported that Khan introduced the Romanian TV actor as his 'girlfriend' to his family at Arpita Khan’s wedding.

Soon, you may be able to shop for more than just rail tickets @ IRCTC


The IRCTC is preparing a big-bang entry into the Indian e-commerce market in collaboration with a multinational or domestic e-tailer. It is in the process of inviting bids from private e-commerce players to sell merchandise on its website in return for a 7-8% commission.

It’s out in the open: Virat Kohli confirms he is dating Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli
Days after saying he had no problems blowing a kiss on field, the current Indian cricket captain has now come clean on his love life, admitting he is seeing the Band Baaja Baaraat actor. Adding that the couple won’t hide anything, he asked for privacy.

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India a land of 100 problems, a billion solutions: Satyarthi

Adults and not children were responsible for poverty and inequity in the world, says Kailash Satyarthi
A billion solutions for 100 problems is how Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi described India on Friday as he appealed to one and all to bring a smile to the face of a crying child, especially those who have lost their childhood to forced labour in gloomy factories and at heartless homes.

Godfather was an accident, says Hollywood great Francis Ford Coppola

Much to the surprise of his fans, the Hollywood film-maker mentioned how he never even intended to make Godfather. In fact, when he did make the third Godfather, he wanted to name it Death of Micheal Corleone.

When Aamir met Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Khan met Schwarzenegger and went all fanboy on him Friday at the 12th HT Leadership Summit. He said he was a huge fan and loved Schwarzenegger not only for his body, but also for his movies.

In hostile territory Down Under, pace will be key for India

Virat Kohli
India left for their most challenging assignment in recent times with the intention to match pace with pace against the intimidating Australians.

India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Fleming

A file
Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming.
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India thrash Nepal 6-0 to clinch SAFF Women's Championship

India women football SAFF
The Indian women's football team routed Nepal in the final of the 3rd SAFF Championship to win their third title on the trot and maintain their supremacy in the regional tournament in Islamabad.

ISL: Atletico de Kolkata denied a point as Kerala Blasters win

Fikru Teferra Atletico de Kolkata Mumbai City FC ISL Indian Super League
Atletico de Kolkata were robbed of a point due to poor refereeing as Luis Garcia's injury time equaliser was disallowed as Kerala Blasters won their Indian Super League encounter in Kochi.
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Next up for Sania Mirza? Grand Slam women's doubles title

Cara Black
Not satisfied with winning the WTA Finals doubles crown with Cara Black and other prestigious titles, Sania Mirza said she wants to clinch the women's doubles Grand Slam title.

Davis Cup: Roger Federer fit for duty, but doubts persist

Swiss Roger Federer
Roger Federer is set to play for Switzerland in the Davis Cup final against France in Lille despite a back injury that laid him low.
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SpiceJet to sell stake to new investor, BSE seeks clarification

SpiceJet promoter Kalanithi Maran may be close to clinching a deal with an investor for his cash-strapped airline. The airline had reported a Rs. 310-crore loss for the September quarter – its fifth straight quarterly loss.

Adding synergy: Future group buys Nilgiris chain of stores

Israeli goods
Future Consumer Enterprise, the food and fast moving consumer goods arm of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group, has acquired Bangalore-based convenience store chain Nilgiris from private equity firm Actis.
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Calling all geniuses

ResearchThe UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund is aimed at strengthening joint programmes in science and research, says UK science minister Greg Clark

Hey, who wants to do a fellowship with Facebook?


For all social media and research enthusiasts, here’s your chance to pursue a fellowship with Facebook. Applications are invited for the Facebook fellowship programme which would be available to US and international students for a full-time PhD-accredited doctoral programme focusing on a topic or field relevant to Facebook.

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Samsung launches free mobile video streaming service

Services like Spotify are disrupting and revolutionizing the way consumers discover and access music and Samsung is betting that video is about to go the same way.

Almost all smartphones apps have been hacked: Report

Android smartphoneAn analysis of mobile apps has revealed that between 75 and 97% of apps - on both android and iOS devices - have been hacked.

Google tests replacing web ads with contributions

Google officeGoogle on Thursday began rolling out a way for people to support websites they frequent and, in return, be rewarded with ad-free pages.
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