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Hindustan Times Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Last Updated 20:56 IST 

Pope Francis confers sainthood on two Kerala catholics

Vatican
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.

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills over 45 at volleyball match

Suicide bombing

A suicide bomber attacked spectators at a crowded volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, a provincial official said.

Zero tolerance to error must for India’s security: Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar

Three days ahead of the sixth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said a zero tolerance policy on error was indispensable to guarantee India’s coastal security and eradicate the possibility of such attacks.

Live : Anand vs Carlsen - Chess World Championship game 11

Anand Carlsen
Live coverage of eleventh game of the World Chess Championship between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen. Live game video, chess board inside!

Rampal brought back to Satlok Ashram

J-K: Major arms haul ahead of polling

Burdwan blast: Mastermind's wife, 8 others arrested

Irani rejects demand to make Sanskrit compulsory

Mulayam defends birthday function

Nepal: 1 Indian among 14 killed in deadly bus mishap

Sena to be principal opposition in winter session

Govt to push economic agenda in winter session

PM copying my 'adopt a village' scheme: Mulayam

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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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Roger Federer seals first Davis Cup title for Switzerland

Roger Federer

Roger Federer beat Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 on Sunday to give Switzerland their first Davis Cup title with a 3-1 victory over hosts France in the final.

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.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is all set to perform at the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which will take place on December 11 to honour laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai  for their work to promote children's rights.

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'.

BJP rides on hit Pak serials to woo voters in Kashmir

The Pakistani serial, Mastana Mahi.
Whether they win or lose the polls, the BJP definitely tops the advertisement campaign in Muslim-majority Kashmir valley. It rides high on hit Pakistani soap operas to win locals in chaste Urdu messages on good governance.

France: Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in Rennes

1,000th weekly protest
The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city's town hall during the building of a new metro line in the capital of the Brittany region of western France, said mayor Nathalie Appere.

Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media

facebook
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.

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

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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.
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Australia edge South Africa in final ODI to go top of rankings

James Faulkner

James Faulkner hit the winning boundary with five balls to spare to give Australia a thrilling two-wicket victory over South Africa on Sunday and push them to the top of the ICC one-day rankings.

We are equipped enough to tackle Johnson: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Talking tough ahead of the of the Test series against Australia, stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli said that the team is in the right frame of mind and totally equipped to handle the dangerous Mitchell Johnson.

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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.

EPL: Manchester United edge Arsenal, Chelsea pull away

Rooney
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.
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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

Vistara
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?

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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