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Hindustan Times Sunday, December 28, 2014 | Last Updated 18:08 IST 

AirAsia flight QZ8501 with 162 on board goes missing, search ops halted for the day

Air Asia A5
In the third air incident connected to Malaysia this year, an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from Indonesia's second-largest city for Singapore at 5:31 am local time (4:01am IST).

Sledging by Aussies helped me give my best: What Kohli said after ton

Kohli
Virat Kohli said being called a 'spoilt brat' by the Australians brought the best out of him as he smashed a career-best 169-run knock to keep the touring side afloat in the ongoing third cricket Test in Melbourne Sunday.

After comparing Obama to 'monkey', N Korea suffers new internet outage

Kim Jong Un
North Korea suffered a new Internet outage on Saturday shortly after calling US President Barack Obama a 'monkey' over the release of 'The Interview' -- a comedy film about a fictional plot to kill its leader.

Delhi records coldest day at 2.6 degrees C

Hundreds trapped as ferry burns in seas off Greece

Sachin denies he wanted cricket academy at IIT

Manipur: 8 human skulls found in school complex

J'khand: Das takes oath as CM, PM misses event

Four dozen Chinese monasteries along Indian borders

Rajasthan: Man held for sending threats to ministers

Congress marks its 130th Foundation Day

'Missing' woman in Asaram case appears before cops

Delhi: DDA to hand over flats from January 1

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India can be a spoke in the world's manufacturing wheel

Make in India
China is the world’s factory and is eons ahead of India, which shouldn’t harbour wild dreams of rivalling that. India should look at unconventional solutions, such as the one 3D printing offers, writes Sanjoy Narayan.

Armed forces: They defend us but there’s no one to defend their rights

Manohar Parrikar

The truth is Indian politicians have let down the armed forces. As far back as 2003, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence recommended OROP, calling it 'a debt', writes Karan Thapar.

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In pics: Anxious relatives await information on flight QZ8501

AirAsia flight
Anxious relatives thronged the crisis centre Sunday at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, to find out the status of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501. Here's photo essay capturing their anxious wait.

Farah Khan to host Bigg Boss 8; Rahul Mahajan, Ajaz among 5 wild card entries

Rahul Mahajan, Sambhavna Seth, Mehek Chahal, Ajaz Khan
Farah Khan will take over as the host of Bigg Boss 8 after Salman Khan begins shooting for his next. The show is also set to introduce Rahul Mahajan, Sambhavna Seth, Ajaz Khan and Mehek Chahal from previous seasons as challengers.

Aamir Khan's PK in a religious tangle

PK
Aftre more than 20 complaints against Rajkumar Hirani's Aamir Khan-Anusha Sharma-Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer PK by Hindu organisations, makers say they never meant to offend sentiments.

Farhan Akhtar's lyrical tribute to Peshawar attack victims

Farhan Akhtar
Weeks after hundreds of innocent kids were massacred in Peshawar school attack in Pakistan, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar pens down a touching poem for Hindustan Times, as his ode to the victims.

Black cobra's bite kills white tiger at Indore zoo, snake paralysed

White tiger
A white tiger that was brought to the Indore zoo about a month ago from Bhilai succumbed to a snake bite on Saturday. As per zoo officials, the two fought with each other after which even the snake was left paralysed.

Gujarat cop's dance to tsunami survivors' story on camera: This week's top videos

Acid attack in Delhi
From a Gujarat-based policeman dancing with a bar girl while being on official duty to remembering the tsunami disaster and reflecting on the survivors’ renewed hope and others, here is the round up of this week's most watched videos.

The marriage bazaar: How female foeticide has made bride trade a roaring business

Rupa
Female foeticide and the resulting gender imbalance has made trade in brides a flourishing business in northwest India. HT travels to Haryana to find out that for the locals involved, it’s a money spinner.

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OnePlus and the banning chronicle

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni
The ban on OnePlus One phones seems to have started a long-overdue tech war. Great phones, great prices, great features! How can that ever be a bad thing, wonders Rajiv Makhni.
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India vs Australia, 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane slam tons; score 462/8

Ajinkya Rahane
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane struck inspired centuries during a record fourth-wicket partnership at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday to help India claw their way back into the third test against Australia on day three.

Only Mohammad Hafeez to go to India for unofficial testing

Shahid Afridi
The PCB decided on Saturday to send only Mohammad Hafeez to India next week for unofficial testing of his bowling action, while fellow off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will stay in Pakistan.
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Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo
Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success.

EPL: Chelsea, Manchester City win Boxing Day matches

Diego Costa Chelsea
Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United showed their rivals no seasonal cheer on Friday as they consolidated their positions in the Premier League table with one-sided Boxing Day victories.
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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

Sania Mirza Roger Federer IPTL Delhi Indian Aces
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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Debt waivers have not helped farmers: Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan
Debt waiver schemes of Central and state governments have not benefited farmers as they restricted credit flow subsequently, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said on Saturday.

China's Nov industrial profits suffer sharpest fall in 27 months

 iPhone
Chinese industrial profits dropped 4.2 percent in November to 676.12 billion yuan ($108.85 billion), official data showed on Saturday, the biggest annual decline since August 2012 as the economy hit major unexpected headwinds in the second half.
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Have a healthy winter

healthy winter With mercury dipping across the country, people are trying everything to beat the winter chill. Fitness experts offer solutions, from our ancient exercise forms, and traditional foods that will help beat not just the cold, but also build immunity to fight infections.
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Tata's new hatchback, the Bolt, reviewed

Tata's new hatchback, the Bolt, reviewedThe Bolt is Tata’s newest hatchback on the X1 platform. The successor to the Vista, the carmaker’s new big hatch comes with an all-new exterior, an all-new interior and a new turbo-petrol engine too.

Fiat's Abarth 595 Competizione reviewed

Fiat's Abarth 595 Competizione reviewedAbarth 595 Competizione – the name boldly implies that it has a lot more zing than the 500 Abarth we drove in 2012 or the Nuovo 500 of 2008.
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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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