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Hindustan Times Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Last Updated 05:50 IST 

Conversions come to Delhi on Christmas day

Youth Congress protest conversions
The conversion row that refuses to die down is now coming to India's capital with Hindu organisations planning to felicitate converted Muslims from Meerut at a ceremony at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Christmas day.

Behind 'unrest' after Brisbane Test, a Kohli-Dhawan spat

Virat Kohli Shikhar Dhawan
While India's batsmen were falling like nine pins against Australian pacers on the fourth morning of the Brisbane Test, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan were having a go at each other in the dressing room, it has emerged.

House jam: Ordinance route on two key bills in Parliament?

Modi in Rajya Sabha
Its reform agenda caught in the Rajya Sabha logjam, the government may take the ordinance route to push key bills after the winter session of Parliament ends on Tuesday.

Combat ready? IAF down to 25 fighter squadrons

J-K and Jharkhand set for assembly poll verdict

In first meet with PM, Left attacks TMC over Saradha

Conversion row triggers din in Parliament again

Delhi grinds to a halt, over 300 flights delayed

CBSE schools to be shut on December 25: circular

Pak plans to execute 500 terror convicts: Officials

PM Modi concerned over teetering SpiceJet

One Kalyan youth may still be in IS custody: MHA

20 killed as Boko Haram storms another town

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Modi must turn from ‘ruler’ to ‘server’

Modi in Australia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot pursue his transformative agenda without allowing the lateral entry of experts into all spheres and levels of the bureaucracy, writes Valmik Thapar.

Vajpayee: Creator of the moderate BJP

Atal Bihari vajpayee
Omar Abdullah is right. The UPA should have risen above politics and conferred the Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee — as the Narendra Modi government is reportedly proposing to do.
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In pics: Taliban militants massacre children in Pakistan school
Bigg Boss 8
Assembly elections 2014
Bye bye wedding cliches. Hello 'wedding of my dreams'.
Wake Up India
Clean My Mumbai

Spy agencies' failure resulted in 26/11 Mumbai attacks: Report

26/11 Mumbai attacks memorial
In a glaring intelligence failure, spy agencies in the US, Britain and India failed to join the dots gathered during high-tech surveillance which could have averted the 26/11 attacks, an investigative report said.

Why #BoycottPK makes no sense at all

Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput
Irrespective of whether you have or haven't yet watched Aamir Khan's PK, chances are that you may have already got a taste of the raucous emotions the film has generated. We don't know which side of the #BoycottPK divide you've chosen, but a closer look at the issue will make you realise it is a non-starter right from the word go.

I thought he was a friend, but he raped me: Delhi medical student

Wake up India
She tells HT: 'I knew my rapist; we had met through my friends in the medical college where I was doing my PhD. I still haven’t told my parents but people in my college know. They ostracise me because no one wants to be involved in something as messy as rape.'

Shaken, not stirred: Bond to return to vodka in Spectre

Daniel Craig, Specter
James Bond will be back on premium vodka in the new film Spectre due to hit cinemas in November 2015, with a luxury Polish vodka brand signing a lucrative partnership deal, marking a return to the spirit from changing preferences in earlier Bond films.

Policemen, airstrip staff rushed to push MP chief minister’s plane

Shivraj Singh Chouhan's plane
A bunch of policemen and government officials had to be rushed to the Chhindwara airstrip on Monday to push chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s aircraft on the tarmac because the facility had no towing vehicle.

Police stations may soon have officer for school security

A cop keeps a close eye on the situation
All police stations in the country may soon have a dedicated police officer to deal with security of the schools in its jurisdiction, sources told HT. The police officer will regularly visit all schools in his jurisdiction to interact with school authorities and parents as well.

Can 8 poor Chhattisgarh tribals own 44 acres of land: wonders HC

Alirajpur
Eight poor Gond tribals suddenly find themselves in the spotlight: they are the ‘owners’ of 43.7 hectares of land worth several crores of rupees, at Pusaur in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. Ironically, they still seek employment under the welfare scheme MGNREGA.

China: Jackie Chan's son charged with drug offence, to face trial

Jaycee Chan
The younger Chan, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was arrested in Beijing this year after testing positive for marijuana, with police saying they found 100 grams of the drug at his home.
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Sachin Tendulkar named ambassador for 2015 World Cup

Sachin Tendulkar
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who is the all-time leading run-getter in World Cup history, was today named the event's ambassador for the second successive edition.

Nathan Lyon contradicts Dhoni, lauds umpires for good job

Nathan Lyon
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing cricket Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a 'pretty good job'.
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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.

A private homecoming for Atletico de Kolkata boys

Fikru Teferra Atletico de Kolkata Mumbai City FC ISL Indian Super League
When it comes to welcoming heroes, this city never fails to pull out all stops. Be it the thousands of people running along the bus that carried El Diego or the night vigil at the airport to get a glimpse of Lionel Messi.
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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.

Yearender: Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

Djokovic kisses trophy
Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.
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India's defence, aviation industries may attract more dollars

Modi
The government will strongly pitch its signature ‘Make in India’ initiative that promises to remove bureaucratic sloth, ease procedures and the turn the country into a manufacturing powerhouse.

Vistara will lease bigger jets if govt scraps global flying rule: CEO

Vistara
Tata-Singapore Airlines-backed full-service carrier Vistara, which will launch commercial operations from January 9, 2015, will lease bigger wide-body jets if the government decides to do away with the 5/20 rule.
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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.

Volkswagen's new Passat reviewed

Volkswagen's new Passat reviewedBig, very comfortable, luxuriously equipped and seriously capable, the Passat is a car that has been getting progressively more successful with every generation. The new, eighth-generation car is now one of the most successful Volkswagens around and is a car that is even more luxurious than the one it replaces.
Students

Why is a regulator needed?

Delay in enacting The Distance Education Council of India Bill 2014 could jeopardise the future of lakhs of students

School students released a charter of demands

SSC studentsGive school students the power to speak up they should be helping the government make policies on health and wellbeing. Every state should have a student speaker to interact with parliamentarians and other policy-makers on issues affecting children.

Social messages conveyed creatively through art

Gopi Birla MemorialThe 3rd International Life Skills, Values, Gender, School Health & Wellbeing Summit hosted a vibrant mix of stalls on diverse issues. Delhi Public School, Mathura had made creative posters on anti-bullying. GG International School, Vallabhnagar, Pune, promoted the value of creative skills at their stall.
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Motorola launches 32GB Moto X for Rs. 32,999

Devices maker Motorola Mobility has launched the 32GB variant of the second generation of its Moto X handset, priced at Rs. 32,999.

Teenagers are leaving Facebook: Survey

FacebookFacebook is less popular among teenagers than last year, says a survey, adding that 88% of teenagers now use the social network against 94% last year.

Truecaller to set up R&D centre in India

Truecaller, a collaborative phone directoryPhone directory app Truecaller, which has nearly half of its 100 million users in India, will expand its base in the country with a research and development (R&D)centre and more marketing personnel.
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