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Hindustan Times Friday, December 26, 2014 | Last Updated 13:08 IST 

Jharkhand: Raghubar Das elected chief minister, first non-tribal to head state

BJP leader Raghubar Das is welcomed by party workers on his arrival in Ranchi on Wednesday. PTI Photo
At a meeting to elect the leader of the BJP legislative party Friday, five-time MLA Raghubar Das' name was proposed by former assembly speaker CP Singh and seconded by others.

J-K: BJP holds talks with PDP leader as Omar says 'NO DEAL' on govt

Omar Election Rally
Former CM Omar Abdullah has scotched speculation that his NC will support the BJP in forming a new government in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, the BJP has started discussions with the PDP.

Spurned colleague hired juveniles for acid attack on Delhi doctor

Delhi acid attack Yadav 
Senior resident doctor Ashok Yadav, 32, and his BPO executive friend Vaibhav hired two juveniles for Rs. 25,000 to carry out the crime that left the 30-year-old victim with a damaged right eye and severe burns to her face.

10yrs after tsunami, India still needs to fill in disaster management gaps

Disaster Information Center, Samiyarpettai
Then, tsunamis were missing from the mandate of the Met department. There was no warning system. Ten years later, India looks better prepared although some serious gaps remain. Asian tsunami

Father of pilot captured by IS pleads for safety

'Hot engines', UAVs: India's wish list to Pentagon

Christmas a working day for govt officials in Delhi

On Xmas, 58 converted to Hinduism in Kerala

Revenge attacks after rebel bloodbath in Assam

Railways will not be privatised, says PM Modi

Monkey scam brewing in Delhi: Maneka Gandhi

Reliance Cap ropes in Japanese bank as partner

Arrests in protest over police shooting of black teen

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Good Governance Day sends wrong message on Xmas

Modi
The decision by the Narendra Modi government to declare Christmas as ‘Good Governance Day’ troubles me: It is a completely unnecessary attempt to confuse the spirit of a festive occasion with political symbolism, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Intelligence agencies must learn to coordinate, improve capacities

Modi
Governments like India not only need to cover shortfalls in recruitment to intelligence agencies and other security forces, but they ought to place high priority in developing professionals who can sensitively analyse data.
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2014: Year in review
2014: Year in review

5 really 'different' films that made Bollywood proud in 2014

Kangana, Revolver Rani
Being different is a taboo in the Hindi film industry. But, every year new filmmakers come to the forefront with pathbreaking concepts. Here is a list of five such films which made Bollywood proud in 2014.

Orphan to architect: Meghana is stronger than the tsunami

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Meghana Rajshekhar was 12 years old in 2004. The daughter of an IAF officer, she had seen a bit more of the country than most of her peers by the time her family settled down in Car Nicobar, which was not far from where the tsunamis originated. Asian tsunami

2014: 5 remarkable turning points for Bollywood this year

Deepika Padukone
It takes a lot for Bollywood to veer away from tried and tested formulas. This year was no different, except a few aberrations that sort of smacked of the changing mindsets within the industry. We prefer to call it turning points. Here are five of them.

I’m glad that I found a companion, says Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut
Actor Kangana Ranaut, who is happy in her current relationship, does acknowledge the challenges that come with being in one. Freedom of being alone is intoxicating, she says, relationships can be very traumatic.

Ugly review: This one is a grim, gripping and shocking movie

Rahul Bhatt
Watch the movie for the its cinematic brilliance, for the simple, touching and mind-blowing message. Watch it for Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhatt and Vineet Kumar Singh. Skip the movie if blood and shootouts is all you want to see in an Anurag Kashyap venture.

Video: Monkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend, brings him back to life

A monkey tries to quench his thirst in Shimla.
Onlookers at a train station in Kanpur watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend - resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious.

If you want to enter paradise, be a suicide bomber: Boko Haram to 13-year-old girl

Zahra'u Babangida
A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her parents gave her to the Islamic terror outfit Boko Haram to take part in a suicide bomb attack in Kano. Nigeria has suffered numerous suicide bombings in recent months carried out by girls and young women.

Bigg Boss 8: Sonali ditches Upen and rewards Dimpy

Bigg Boss 8, Sonali Raut
In Thursday's episode of Bigg Boss 8, it is time for Judgement Day and captain Sonali is asked to choose a good contestant. Sonali names Dimpy for the reward and Dimpy in turn gets to name the person who needs to be punished.
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India vs Aus: Smith battles on after bowlers make regular inroads

 David Warner ,Umesh Yadav
Captain Steve Smith fought back valiantly after Indian bowlers led by Mohammed Shami made regular breakthroughs against Australia on the first day of the third Test in Melbourne on Friday.

Captain Dhoni in denial mode again on Kohli-Dhawan spat

Dhoni
After two days of silence, the skipper finally responded to stories about the unrest incident on Friday by sticking to a narrative of denial which has been exercised many a times in the past by the Indian cricket establishment.
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Del Bosque upbeat despite year to forget for Spain

Vicente del Bosque
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is feeling positive about 2015 despite the shock of failure at this year's World Cup and is confident he can successfully shepherd the team through qualification for Euro 2016.

Real Madrid win, but Club World Cup debate is on

Sergio Busquets
Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week.
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Chennai Open: Banking on veterans to get in the crowds

Bhupati
In an apparent attempt to get better crowd response than last year, the organisers of the Chennai Open are looking to get a 'retired' Mahesh Bhupathi back in the fray.

Sania and I have a strong relationship: Shoaib Malik

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Pakistan cricket's senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik insists that he is having a happy married life with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and that there are no differences or problems between the couple.
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Sensex falls 110 points in morning trade

Bombay stock exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped by over 110 points to 27,097.85 in morning trade on persistent selling pressure, mainly in FMCG, auto, metal and realty stocks in view of heavy foreign capital outflows.

Teetering SpiceJet to submit revival plan to govt today

SpiceJet
SpiceJet is likely to submit a revival plan to the aviation ministry on Friday based on the proposed investment by a consortium of investors led by the airline’s co-founder Ajay Singh.
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Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with treats for friends, family and pets!

Christmas treat What is a festival without its food, more so a Christmas without its share of cakes, mulled wines and turkey roast. A host of bakeries and restaurants are hopping on Santa's sleigh with special offerings. Find out who's got to offer what.
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The big deal about e-jobs

Expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 34%, the e-commerce sector is hiring ­aggressively from the IITs and IIMs.

‘Japan can learn a lot from India’

Professor Akio TanabeProfessor Akio Tanabe of Japan’s Kyoto University and convener of Contemporary India Area Studies (INDAS), who was in the Capital recently, talks about Indo-Japan relations, how the two countries can contribute to the world and exchange opportunities. Excerpts from an interview.

Tackling tricky chemistry

ToxicologistsChemistry has been a tricky subject for many students taking the Class 12 Board exams. From theory to numerical problems, aspirants need to prepare well to overcome every challenging question in the exam. Here are some suggestions which will not only help you do well, but in competitive exams too.
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Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays

Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

Microsoft adds Skype group chats to Office Online

SkypeOffice Online users will now be able to start a chat while working on Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word documents.

Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android

SamsungGlobal smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path.
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