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Hindustan Times Saturday, November 29, 2014 | Last Updated 08:05 IST 

IS recruit from Kalyan arrested after return to Mumbai

Iraq militants
Areeb Majeed who joined IS, returned to Mumbai on Friday morning. HT had first reported that Areeb, who was earlier thought to be killed in an air strike, was alive and had called his father seeking help to return home.

At least 120 dead, 270 wounded in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

Nigeria
At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.

Taxmen find Rs. 10cr in top Noida babu’s car

Indian Rupee
Income tax sleuths found Rs. 10 crore stashed inside a car belonging to Noida’s engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh during raids in connection with illegal sale of plots in the NCR town, officials said on Friday.

In eye of a churn, fear lurks in Kashmiri Pandit homes

Moti Kaul
Srinagar’s Habbakadal, home to 16,000-odd Pandit voters, is one constituency where the BJP hopes to open its account — at least to make a psychological point that the party is not confined only to Jammu.

Niti Commission to be new plan panel, PM Modi calls meeting

Egypt: Mubarak Hosni's murder retrial verdict due

Egypt: Three dead in attack and Islamist protests

GDP growth slows to 5.3% during July-Sept 2014

Nursery relief at last, HC gives schools more say

Mulayam Singh, Lalu Yadav to forge new alliance

Vivek Srivastav appointed as chief of SPG

Now Arvind Kejriwal's 'mann ki baat' on radio

UP, Delhi top in BJP membership overdrive

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Pakistan gets Saarc all wrong

Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi at Saarc
There was a clash of interests between India and Pakistan at the Saarc Summit: the former pushing for more intra-regional cooperation while the latter advocated an increased role for China, writes Prakash Rimal.

OUR TAKE
Badaun case: More questions than answers

Badaun gang-rape
It’s undeniable that by the time a case is escalated to the CBI, it already has had its share of botched-up investigation. And we need a drastic overhaul of our investigative techniques and forensics.
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26/11 attacks: six years on
Assembly elections 2014
Bigg Boss 8
6 months of Modi sarkar
International Film Festival of India

Officials differ over Doordarshan's performance

Doordarshan
Prasar Bharati’s CEO Jawhar Sircar had a tough time explaining the goings-on in Doordarshan to a parliamentary committee recently and faced scathing criticism for painting a very poor picture of the public broadcaster.

Farewell mate: Tributes pour in for Australia's Phil Hughes

Phillip Hughes
Cricket scoreboards around the world carried tributes to Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Friday, while condolence messages flooded social media as the sporting world reacted to an untimely death not experienced since Ayrton Senna's in 1994. Touching #putoutyourbats Phil Hughes tribute goes viral

Bigg Boss 8: Diandra has a birthday gift for Gautam, in the bathroom!

bigg boss 8
Even as the house is yet to recover from the Sonali-Ali slap episode, there are other interesting things happening inside. For one, Diandra Soares gives Gautam Gulati a birthday gift and no one knows what's it.

World Snooker Championship: China's 14-year-old topples Pankaj Advani

Yan Bingtao snooker billiards
China's 14-year-old Yan Bingtao on Friday scripted a sensational upset as he sent 12-time world title holder Pankaj Advani packing with a 6-4 victory in the quarter-finals of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru.

Mockingjay Part 1 review: Jennifer Lawrence excels again in this Hunger Games sequel

mockingjay
Even though there are no actual hunger games in Mockingjay Part I, there are moments of adventure and action that will satisfy you. Jennifer Lawrence delivers a power-packed performance as Katniss Everdeen and keeps you hooked.

Christie’s to hold auction in Mumbai next month

Christie's
Christie’s, one of the world's largest art auction house, will hold an auction in Mumbai on December 11, exhibiting the works of some of India's leading names in the modern art movement.

Ungli review: This Emraan Hashmi starrer gives a big thumbs up to clichéd dialogues

Ungli poster
Emraan Hashmi's Ungli is an apology of a 'coming-of-age celebration' of India's youngsters and it falls flat on its face. Nobody associated with the film ever had any idea where it was going. Terrible dialogues and bad acting skills make it completely forgettable.

NH7 Weekender: Of loud music and louder spirits

Madboy Mink at NH7 Weekender

From international legends to native indie bands, this year's Delhi edition of the upcoming Bacardi NH7 Weekender has it all for you. While the lineup is rather stellar, music isn't the only thing the festival is offering. The music comes along with a flea market, merchandise from bands, artwork and accessories.

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First Test between India and Australia set to be rescheduled

Australian batsman David Warner
The first Test between India and Australia is all set to be rescheduled as Shane Watson, David Warner and Brad Haddin are amongst those who have said that they are not in the right state of mind.

Sean Abbott in focus as Phillip Hughes' teammates left traumatised

Sean Abbott
People do not associate cricket with death and the shock loss of Phillip Hughes will be the hardest thing for bowler Sean Abbott to deal with, according to trauma experts.
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James Rodriguez, Angel di Maria on Fifa World XI short-list

james rodriguez
A short-list of 15 midfielders from whom three will be selected for a World XI was released by football's world governing body Fifa on Friday.

Delhi Dynamos FC thump Mumbai City FC in ISL

james rodriguez
Hans Mulder, Mads Junker, Gustavo Santos and Manish Bhargav got the goals to propel Delhi Dynamos FC to a crushing 4-1 win over Mumbai City FC in an Indian Super League match in Delhi on Friday.
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Indian Aces thump Singapore Slammers in IPTL opener

Sania Mirza
Indian Aces sailed past Singapore Slammers 26-16 in the inaugural match of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in Manila on Friday.

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.

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Govt eases gold import curbs, prices may fall

Gold
The government on Friday eased import norms for gold by scrapping the rule that mandated traders to export 20% of all yellow metal imported into the country, a move that could cut smuggling, enhance local supplies and temper down prices.

ONGC, other Indian PSUs to invest $3 billion in Mozambique

ONGC

India on Friday pressed Mozambique to approve a law that will help protect its investments in the African nation, as state-owned ONGC gears up to invest $3 billion (Rs 18,200 crore) in a giant gas field there.

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Must visit in 2015: Top five destinations around the world

Canada A leading travel magazine has released a list of the best destinations to visit in 2015 that includes the ‘original Machu Picchu’ and a living landmark of ‘human genius.’ It chose 20 destinations based on sustainability, culture, authenticity, timeliness and superlativity.
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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.

Asus to bring ZenWatch to India next year

ZenWatchEyeing the growing demand for wearable devices in the country, Taiwanese tech giant Asus will bring its 'ZenWatch' to India early next year, priced below Rs. 20,000.
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