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Hindustan Times Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Last Updated 08:52 IST 

Phil Hughes in induced coma, his fight for life enters 3rd day

Phil Hughes
Hughes needed emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain after being struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match in Sydney on Tuesday, a devastating blow experts have compared to the trauma suffered by victims of a car crash.

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Twist in Badaun girls case, CBI says they killed themselves

Badaun gang-rape
According to the FIR of the UP police, the two Dalit cousins were allegedly gang-raped and murdered, and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree a day after they went missing on May 27.

Pakistan blocks Saarc deals; PM Modi says things will still get done

Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi at Saarc
Even as the stalemate persisted, Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- in a clear message to Islamabad -- said the countries in the region will deepen bonds, 'through Saarc or outside it, among us all or some of us'.

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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.

Black money: Jaitley says 427 names identified

I just did my job: Cop who killed Ferguson teen

Unsuccessful DDA aspirants to get refund in a month

Boy carries petrol to school, sets himself on fire

Delhi: Jung suspends babus for dirty govt buildings

‘Vulgar’ Comedy Central channel goes off air

Rajnath Singh's chopper ‘lost’ in Jharkhand

I’m finally home: Khushboo on joining Congress

Saradha scam: Mitra discharged; CBI to probe him

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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.

Our Take
PM Modi could have taken more unilateral steps to integrate S Asia

Saarc leaders
The contradictory pulls of South Asian countries that have stymied regional cooperation in the past are again on view at the Saarc summit in Kathmandu.
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Multimedia

26/11 attacks: six years on
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Mega road trip
6 months of Modi sarkar
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Bigg Boss 8

#MufflerMan to the rescue: AAP fights ‘below the belt’ attacks on its chief

Arvind Kejriwal
In a case of ‘he who laughs last, laughs best’, the Aam Aadmi Party has again proven its social media might by turning around the internet’s ridicule of Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘signature’ muffler into a promotional campaign with the help of a Twitter hashtag — #MufflerMan.

Veena Malik and husband sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy in TV show

Veena Ka Swayamwar
Actor Veena Malik, her husband and the owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV, were sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme.

Game of Thrones tweets Season 5 teaser, wait for a 'darker' Arya begins

Game of Thrones
The 10-second teaser gives very little away, yet leaves a lot to the fans' imagination. Two things are clear from the teaser: Season 5 will focus on Arya and her transformation and she, who's become fiercer by the seasons, is now headed for a dark makeover.

As promised, Hansal Mehta casts Shweta Basu in a documentary

Shweta Basu Prasad
National Award-winning film-maker Hansal Mehta has kept his promise of offering a role to actor Shweta Basu Prasad, who was arrested in September this year for her alleged involvement in a sex racket.

Predators on prowl: Sex traffickers using Facebook to lure victims

Facebook crosses one billion active users mark

Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said on Wednesday.

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Unsafe: Crime in the Capital rises by 100%

Crime
Over 400 people become victims of various criminal activities in the Capital every day, latest police statistics show. A quarter of these people fall victim to street crime such as snatching and robbery.

Tiger released by Putin kills 15 goats in northeast China

Rada, a Siberian tiger, walks out into the open.
China's official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that the animal, named Ustin, bit and killed 15 goats and left another three missing on Sunday and Monday on a farm in Heilongjiang province's Fuyuan county.

In good health: London university honour for Srinath Reddy

Dr Srinath
K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India and one of the foremost leaders in the health sector, was conferred a Doctorate of Science of the University of London by Princess Anne at the Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
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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.

Class of 2011 not making the big chance count

Yuvraj Singh
This time, the inter-state one-day tournament for the Vijay Hazare Trophy had added significance. Players had extra motivation as it was a platform to stake claim for a World Cup berth.
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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

Marcos Baghdatis
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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AG against challenging HC verdict on Vodafone

Vodafone
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has advised the government against challenging the Bombay HC verdict that Vodafone is not liable to pay an income tax demand of Rs. 3,200 crore in a case relating to transfer pricing.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma keen to invest in India, eyes small businesses

Jack Ma
China’s richest person and founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, said on Wednesday that he is keen to invest more in India and help technology entrepreneurs here.
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Nissan giving Indian customers a raw deal with Datsun GO?

Datsun Go during the frontal crash test conducted by NCAPIt may have received a lot of flak recently for the lack of safety features on its entry-level car Datsun GO, but an unfazed Japanese car major Nissan is planning to launch a seven-seater version, GO Plus, also without these features, in January.

Mahindra gives its Scorpio more venom

Rugged as everM&M’s staple SUV gets a new look; though not pathbreaking, it will retain its customer base
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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Facebook launches new chatting application

Facebook launched Tuesday a new chatting application worldwide called "Rooms" which simulates traditional internet chatting rooms, enabling users to chat with strangers on specific topics.

Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-backed selfie app Shots: Report

TwitterTwitter Inc is in talks to buy Shots, a selfie photo-sharing app, CNBC reported, citing a source close to the Justin Bieber-backed company.

Cloud gaming predicted to take off in 2015

Tokyo Game ShowAs many as 150 million people will be streaming high-end computer games over a high-speed internet connection by the end of next year.
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