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Hindustan Times Monday, December 22, 2014 | Last Updated 11:12 IST 

Hafiz who? UN panel chief calls JuD leader Hafiz Saeed 'sahib', India seeks clarification

Hafiz Saeed
Perturbed over calling 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed as 'sahib' by a UN Security Council panel, India will seek a clarification on the issue from the world body.

The bug now spreads to Kerala, 30 Christians 'converted' by VHP

VHP activists protest
The VHP on Sunday claimed to have converted at least 30 Christians in a ghar wapsi ceremony in Alappuzha district, adding that 150 more families would be welcomed into the Hindu fold in the run up to Christmas.

Killer of two New York policemen had long criminal history

Protestor Rayyan Ali
The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government, and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.

'I thought he was friend, but he raped me': Bihar woman narrates her story

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.'

Dense fog envelops Delhi; flights disrupted

Kerala: Maoists attack forest offices in two places

Markets to remain volatile, 2015 outlook positive

Oil prices up in Asia on year-end short-covering

Peshawar massacre: Pak makes several arrests

Highway toll may be exempted for pvt vehicles

ED to quiz Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia

Delhi: 3 die trying to keep warm on coldest day

3 killed, 4 injured in powerful blast in Manipur

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Tribal malnutrition, India’s hidden epidemic

Laxmi (6) is among hundreds of children dispaced
Despite constitutional protection, positive discrimination policies and earmarked budgets, India’s 104 million tribal people remain among the poorest and most nutritionally deprived social groups.

Parliament winter session: More pluses than minuses

Lok Sabha
While there are many positives to take from the winter session of the Parliament, Prime Minister Modi's silence on the conversion issue despite the Opposition asking for one, is unfortunate.
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In pics: Taliban militants massacre children in Pakistan school
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Assembly elections 2014
Bye bye wedding cliches. Hello 'wedding of my dreams'.
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Video: BJP leader, aides caught on camera thrashing pvt company staff

 Gagnendra Singh
BJP leader and Satna district panchayat president Gagnendra Singh and his supporters allegedly thrashed five employees working at a major private vehicle manufacturing company's shop at Satna in MP.

Shiva Keshavan wins silver in Asian Luge Championships

Shiva Keshavan
Keshavan, who has participated in five Winter Olympics, clocked 49.934 seconds to cover the 1,326 metre long ice track in the men's luge competition at the Spiral Olympic Sliding Centre in Nagano.

Looking for a bank loan? Get ready for some additional paper work

Can you trust your lender?

If you are looking for a bank loan to purchase a house, or even a car, you may need to get your credit worthiness — which shows your loan repayment capacity — assessed by more than one rating agency.

'Numbers don't lie': Australian media pokes at Dhoni's team over away defeats

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
MS Dhoni's tourists fell 2-0 behind in the four-match series with a four-wicket loss to Australia in the second Test, with the home side one win away from regaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Sir Elton John marries long-time partner David Furnish after 21 years together

Elton jhon with David Furnish
British pop legend Elton John married long-time partner David Furnish at their Windsor estate on Sunday, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership, with the singer posting evidence on social media.

Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia, ‘stable’

champion Muhammad
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for three decades, was in stable condition after being hospitalised with a 'mild' case of pneumonia, his spokesperson said.

Pakistan cries foul over Kabaddi World Cup defeat against India

Kabbadi
Pakistan maintained the lead in the match till the last minute. India finally took the lead and won the match in the last two minutes 45-42. The victory was later marred by allegations of favouritism and bias.

Shawl we have a dress code? This and other puns from Big B and PM's same pinch

Amitabh Bachchan
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan met in Delhi. And it was what the two wore that aroused amusement in the Twitter universe. Watch out for all the pun-ny comments!
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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'.

Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup 2015

Afridi
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will retire from one-day international cricket after the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.
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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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Sensex extends gains, up 87 points in early trade

Bombay Stock Exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 87 points in early trade on Monday on mild buying by funds and investors amid robust global trends coupled with positive domestic sentiments after the introduction of GST Bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Special court verdict in Satyam case likely tomorrow

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Days after Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju was convicted in SFIO cases, a special court in Hyderabad is expected to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday in the multi-crore Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL) fraud.
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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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Smartphone that 'self-destructs' itself if tampered

Boeing and BlackBerry are reportedly developing a smartphone that will self-destruct itself if someone tampers with the device.

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.

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.
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