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Hindustan Times Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Last Updated 03:57 IST 

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Rajnath talks tough, says Pak state actors fuel terror

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.

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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.

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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.

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Towering cake, royal buggy: Socialist Mulayam has big, fat birthday bash

Mulayam Singh Yadav

A horse carriage flown in from England, flowers from the Netherlands, 75-foot-long fresh fruit cake, Sufi singers and fireworks – Mulayam Singh Yadav’s 75th birthday was one grand party. Photos inside

Modi promises to fulfil Vajpayee’s dream for Valley

Parrikar clears proposal to buy artillery guns

Bengal: Tea garden owner killed over wage dispute

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

DDA’s much-delayed draw of lots likely on Monday

Shabaab claims responsibility for Kenya bus attack

Moscow accuses West of seeking 'regime change'

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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!

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.

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.

Indonesia’s new president causes a buzz by flying economy

Indonesian President Joko Widodo
Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo caused a stir this weekend by opting to fly economy class to watch his son’s high school graduation in Singapore, drawing praise and criticism online.

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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.

One for the road: Duo covers 90,000km on world trip

Northern lights in alaska
Delhi-based Tushar Aggarwal and Sandeep Madan love to go on long drives. Very long drives. They have just returned from a 90,000-km trip crossing almost 50 countries in the same car — the first Indians to achieve such a feat.

Want to interview Prince William, Kate? Journos told to ditch jeans and dress up

 Prince William

According to a royal edict, journalists wishing to cover royal engagements should comply with the dress code on formal occasions. The guidelines warn that casually dressed members of the media will be turned away.

Tendulkar autobiography: Once Sachin played with tissues in underwear!

Sachin Tendulkar speaks after launching his autobiography Playing It My Way

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has revealed in his autobiography that due to an upset stomach he played with tissues inside his underwear one day!


In hostile territory Down Under, pace will be key for India

Virat Kohli
The upcoming Australian tour will the most challenging assignment in recent times for the young Indian team as they will have to match the intimidating pace attack.

India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Fleming

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Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming.
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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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Take the HT Education poll and voice your opinion on what should colleges and students do to fight cases of sexual harassment on campus.

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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