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Hindustan Times Friday, November 28, 2014 | Last Updated 12:38 IST 

Fresh gunfight in Arnia hours ahead of PM Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir

army
Hours before the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Jammu, a gunbattle between security forces and terrorists started again on Friday in Jammu's Arnia sector.

Aligarh Muslim University V-C warns of 'communal conflagration' if BJP event held

Aligarh Muslim University VC

Aligarh Muslim University vice chancellor on Friday wrote to HRD minister Smriti Irani, warning of 'communal conflagration' if the BJP goes ahead with plans to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap in the varsity premises.

Petrol and diesel prices may fall as crude oil slumps to 4-yr low

OPEC
Petrol and diesel are likely to turn cheaper in India as global oil prices slumped to four-year lows of around $70 a barrel on Thursday after OPEC — a  group of major oil supplying countries — decided against cutting back production.

Sean Abbott receives support from pace bowling fraternity

Sean Abbott

A 'broken' Sean Abbott faced rebuilding his life Friday after delivering the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, although Cricket Australia said the young bowler was holding up well given the circumstances.

Delhi schools can now set nursery admission guidelines: HC

Rahul Gandhi backs evicted slum dwellers in Delhi

Home min set to relax rules on intercepting calls

DGCA restricts flights from Ebola-affected countries

Scrap Chennai Super Kings, observes apex court

India launches e-visa facility for 43 countries

Delhi poll body lens on bogus electors

Saarc summit salvaged after Modi-Sharif handshake

Jammu: 3 jawans killed in attack on army base

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Vladimir Putin’s visit can oil India-Russia ties

Vladimir Putin
There are serious possibilities of cooperation between India and Russia due to renewed focus on the international North South Trade Corridor as well as India’s possible entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, writes Gulshan Sachdeva.

OUR TAKE
There's little reason to stop FDI in e-commerce

Alibaba
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma’s pledge to invest more in India's e-commerce reinforces the rising importance of allowing FDI in this sector.
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26/11 attacks: six years on
Assembly elections 2014
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6 months of Modi sarkar
International Film Festival of India

Nepal: Mass animal slaughter underway despite protests

Buffalo
Hindu worshippers Friday started slaughtering thousands of animals in a remote corner of Nepal to honour their goddess of power, defying a growing chorus of protests from animal rights activists.

I’m in talks for another project with Spielberg after Jurassic World: Irrfan Khan

Steven Spielberg
The Amazing Spider-Man actor, who recently completed the shoot of his upcoming Hollywood film, co-produced by the American director opens up on his next international film, working with Amitabh Bachchan and more.

Beyond the bite
Game is to hide: Srinivasan symbolic of deeper rot

Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan
Is ‘conflict of interest’ really a concept that is taken seriously enough, or is BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan simply symbolic of a deeper malaise in public life? Asks Rajdeep Sardesai.

Black Friday deals: Be a smart online shopper today

Black Friday Sales
It's the big date you just cannot afford to forget. And you don't have to be a hardcore shopaholic to feel that adrenaline rush. The annual shopping extravaganza, called Black Friday, promises some of the most outlandishly cheap deals the click of a mouse.

Shock, sadness: Cricket world reflects on Phil Hughes

Phillip Hughes
Hughes, who was due to celebrate his 26th birthday this weekend, never regained consciousness after being hit on the base of his skull by a rising ball as he batted for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

In pics: Modi, Sharif cold shoulders to handshakes at Saarc

Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi at Saarc
Cold vibes gave way to rare warmth on Thursday as PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif shook hands twice during the course of the day at the 18th Saarc summit.

British mystery novelist PD James dies aged 94

PJ James

Mystery writer PD James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94. Publisher Faber and Faber said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.

DDA goes for image makeover with luxury houses in west Delhi

Freehold at last, but...
The DDA is going to build its first luxury housing project in the Capital that promises all high-end amenities that one sees in housing complexes of reputed private builders. While offering top-notch facilities, DDA promises to keep the price affordable.
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First India-Australia Test in doubt as players mourn Hughes' death

Michael Clarke

With players mourning the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, there is still uncertainty over whether the first Test between India and Australia will go on as per schedule next week.

‘Bouncer is part and parcel of game’

Michael Clarke
There are two imminent and obvious side-effects that one fears may come out of the Phil Hughes tragedy. The bowler, Sean Abbott, will be scarred, and the future of bouncers in cricket will come under focus.
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Brazil soccer legend Pele doing 'fine' after move to special care unit

Brazil player Pele
Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, he tweeted on Thursday.

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.
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IPTL: Injury forces Bouchard to withdraw

Eugenie Bouchard

Current World number 7 Eugenie Bouchard, who was to represent UAE Royals in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League, has withdrawn from the event due to an injury she had sustained while training on Monday.

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.
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WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history: easier customs rules

WTO
Ending months of deadlock, the World Trade Organization on Thursday ratified a global deal to ease customs rules, making it the first agreement in the multi-lateral trade body’s history.

Oil prices near four-year low after OPEC decides against output cut

OPEC

Brent crude fell towards $72 a barrel on Friday, close to a four-year low touched the day before after OPEC decided not to cut oil output to support prices.

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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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Internet-connected device sector deals accelerating: Report

Investment in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices gathered pace this year and is set to attract more top U.S. technology and telecoms buyers of firms active in the market, a report from a merger advisory firm said on Thursday.

China Internet giants in tit-for-tat battle for users

SinaChina's version of Twitter, Weibo, has effectively banned users from promoting the country's most popular messaging app WeChat on its platform as the two Internet giants battle for users.

Bigger iPhones are leading to tablet neglect

iPhoneIf 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.
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