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Hindustan Times Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Last Updated 15:45 IST 

Fuel dumps, bulletproof SUV found at Rampal’s 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.

Two Kerala Catholics declared saints by the Vatican

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With the elevation of two, centuries-old Syro-Malabar church which traces its origin to St Thomas (one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ) will have three saints from Kerala, first being Sister Alphonsa who was made a saint in 2008.

Budget to unveil 'second generation' reforms: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
The country needs 'a larger opening out in more sectors,' it requires stability of policy and tax regime besides a 'reasonable' cost of capital, finance minister Arun Jaitley said.

Air India says no to seat upgrade, more free baggage for MPs

Air India
Cash-strapped Air India hasexpressed inability to upgrade seats of MPs to business class or carry their extra baggage for free, especially in flights which have all upper class seats booked by paid passengers.

Govt to push economic agenda in winter session

Magnitude-6.8 quake hits Japan, 39 injured

BJP steps up efforts to get Sena on board

Boko Haram kills 48 in northeast Nigeria

PM copying my scheme of building toilets: Mulayam

ISIS kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi

Foreign secys deliberate to make Saarc effective

TMC not to attend govt's all-party meeting

Terrorism in India is Pakistan-sponsored: Rajnath

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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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Who's Salman Khan's new best friend? Hint: It's not Shah Rukh Khan

Aamir Khan, Arpita, Ayush, Salman Khan
During Arpita Khan's wedding, Salman's new-found friendship with Shah Rukh Khan, after five years of cold war, was making news. And now, after the reception, he has made up with photographers who had banned him a few months ago.

Smoke, dirt needed to sell reality: Dibakar Banerjee on Byomkesh Bakshy

Snapshot Byomkesh Bakshy movie 
Asked about choosing Sushant Singh Rajput as the lead actor for the film, Banerjee described him as 'strong-willed and quiet... which makes him similar to Byomkesh'. He called Detective Byomkesh Bakshy a 'sex, romance, love and crime film'.

Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media

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Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal 'newspaper' for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. While newspapers cling on to their 'ancient' business model, social media organisations are making the news more personal.

Bollywood is just a way of making money: Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi, once known as Bollywood’s ‘serial kisser’, now considers himself an outsider in the film industry who doesn’t want to fit in; we wonder what’s changed.

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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.

Taste for travel: How about a 'food-cation' these holidays?

Rahul Gandhi at the 125th Birth Anniversary Function of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru
There is no doubt that Indians are travelling like never before, and vacations now mean much more than just spending time away from home. One trend that is getting people’s attention is foodcation.

Bigg Boss 8: Salman Khan tells all about his 'kiss' of love with Shah Rukh

Shah Rukh
After the grand wedding of his sister Arpita Khan, Salman Khan was back at the Bigg Boss house. But what added fun to the proceedings was the fact that he had the newlyweds -- Arpita and her husband Aaayush Sharma -- in tow.

Happy Ending review: This Saif flick is a mixture of films it criticises

Happy Ending
Happy Ending can hold your attention throughout its length except some not-so-necessary intimate scenes. There is enough in the story to provide you a good dose of entertainment, you just don’t need to expect too much.
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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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EPL: Manchester United edge Arsenal, Chelsea pull away

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A Kieran Gibbs own goal and a Wayne Rooney strike saw Manchester United return to the Premier League's top four with a bruising 2-1 victory at Arsenal on Saturday.

La Liga: Ronaldo grabs double as Messi breaks goal record

Christiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as leaders Real Madrid subdued Eibar 4-0 on Saturday while Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals with a hat-trick in second-placed Barcelona's 5-1 rout of Sevilla.
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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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Vistara Airlines launch held up due to flying permit delay

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Tata-Singapore Airlines promoted full-service carrier Vistara will now be able to start operations only next year due to delay in grant of scheduled Air Operator Permit. The airline had applied to the DGCA for the permit in April and had planned to launch services by September.

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.
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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?

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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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