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India open to resuming talks, but Pakistan must take the first step, says Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh
Terrorism in India is 'completely Pakistan-sponsored' and while India is open to resuming dialogue, Islamabad must take the first step, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Saturday.

Fuel dumps, bulletproof SUV found at Rampal’s Satlok ashram

Devotees of Indian self-styled godman Rampal Maharaj
On the second day of the search, the investigators seized Rs. 2 lakh cash in one of the rooms of the musclemen of Rampal. The team also found a diesel dump of about 700 litres and said that the ashram management had enough stock of fuel, water and food to last several days.

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits central Japan, 39 injured

Nagano prefecture.

A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people.

Trinamool Congress not to attend govt's all-party meeting

Mamata Banerjee
Trinamool Congress said it will not attend the all-party meeting on Sunday convened by Parliamentary affairs minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, ahead of beginning of Winter Session. TMC had also not attended Saturday's meeting called by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

ISIS kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi

Modi promises to fulfil Vajpayee’s dream for Valley

Parrikar clears proposal to buy artillery guns

North Korea warns UN rights ruling supporters

US: Tense Ferguson braces for grand jury decision

Al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

Shaban anointed Naib Imam of Jama Masjid

Throw out my govt if you can: Mamata to Centre

More Indians opting for higher education in US

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Narendra Modi turns to Jawaharlal Nehru

Modi in Australia
Nehru referred in December 1947 to the Sangh as 'a private army' that was 'definitely proceeding on the strictest Nazi lines.' Gandhi was as ambivalent towards the Sangh as they were towards him, writes Ramachandra Guha.

No other PM’s career had such highs and lows like Indira's

Indira Gandhi
Congress nurtured Bhindranwale as a tool to curb the Akalis and he turned into a Frankenstein monster. The blame for that rests entirely with Indira Gandhi. She can’t escape it, writes Karan Thapar.
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Anand vs Carlsen: Latest match report
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Frame it: When Shah Rukh and Salman danced together at Arpita's reception

Shah Rukh
After Shah Rukh kissed Arpita on her forehead at the sangeet, he was spotted at the newlyweds’ star-studded reception on Friday. He not only posed with Salman’s family, but also danced to Chhaiyya Chhaiyya with him!

Lionel Messi sets La Liga record of 253 goals

Lionel Messi

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals when he grabbed a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win at home to Sevilla, the latest milestone for the four-times World Player of the Year.

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Missing the point: Congress could do with a bit of orchestration

Rahul Gandhi at the 125th Birth Anniversary Function of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru
Congress leaders have called Modi’s Swachch Bharat movement 'a photo op'. Instead of carping about it, the Congress itself could do with a bit of orchestration, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Delhi Transport Authority asked to inquire into challan racket

Checking drive

A local court has directed the Delhi Transport Authority to initiate a probe into a challan racket running here, saying it helps errant drivers to escape the law by filing 'delayed' challans.

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Ganguly and Laxman talk Indian cricket's golden past, WC future

Saurav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly is cautiously optimistic about defending champions India reaching the 2015 World Cup final in Australia, while VVS Laxman goes a step ahead of his former skipper to forecast a back-to-back win.

Chilling truth: Your fridge, AC are heating up the planet


The rise in incomes in India has nearly doubled the number of domestic refrigerators and air-conditioners in the country since 2000. This, in turn, has meant India has become one of the top producers of greenhouses gases in the world, along with the US and China.

AAP’s drying chest: Kejriwal to host Rs. 20,000/plate dinner to fund party

Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will host diamond merchants, Bollywood artists and bankers for a ‘Rs 20,000 per plate’ dinner next week in Mumbai, kick-starting AAP’s fund-raising campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi.

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Everything that I have achieved in life is because of America: Schwarzenegger

Day 2 highlights from HT Leadership Summit 2014
At the opening session of Day 2 of the HT Leadership Summit, Arnold spoke about bodybuilding and politics. Little did the audience know if Schwarzenegger’s parents had their way, The Terminator might never have seen the light of day.

First Test in Oz could have an impact on World Cup: Ganguly

Saurav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly captivated the audience at the HT Leadership Summit with delightful anecdotes from his captaincy days, when he steered the team after the match-fixing scandal. Excerpts from an interview.

Forget England, Virat, Pujara are good: VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman’s philosophy in life is simple - to not let age come in the way of progress. The Hyderabad cricketer turned 40 exactly three weeks ago but his attitude to life continues to be the same. Excerpts from an interview.
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ISL: FC Goa down Pune City 2-0

Football supporters cheer

FC Goa scored a goal in each half to down a fighting FC Pune City to move to the fourth place in the Indian Super League at Margao on Saturday.

German league chief backs World Cup boycott calls

2018 FIFA WC
Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert told the Suddeutsche Zeitung daily that a 'boycott would be the most efficient arm' if Europe could unite to take on global governing body FIFA.
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Davis Cup glory in sight for Federer

Roger Federer
17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer teamed up with Stan Wawrinka on Saturday to defeat Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in straight sets in a vital doubles clash in Lille.

Want to be number 1 before I retire: Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday said she wants to reach No. 1 position in the world rankings before bidding adieu to the game.

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European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

Google is venturing into hardware
The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the internet company's dominance in the search market.

Weekly market review: Sensex, Nifty reach new peaks

Bombay Stock Exchange
Extending gains for fifth straight week, stock specific actions sparked by a smart rally in banking and capital goods sector lifted both Sensex and Nifty by over 1 % to conclude the week at new record highs.
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The power of Android: How smartphones are swatting out dengue in Lahore

dengue Pakistan's Punjab Information Technology Board's dengue activity tracking system uses real-world field testing of aedes egypti (mosquito that transmits dengue) larvae and confirmed cases of dengue from hospitals to predict where outbreaks are likely to happen.
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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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