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Hindustan Times Friday, November 21, 2014 | Last Updated 22:05 IST 
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Guess who's coming to India? US prez Obama to join R-Day celebrations at Modi's invite

US President Barack Obama welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the dinner hosted in his honour at the White House in Washington. (PTI Photo)
US President Barack Obama will attend the Republic Day celebrations in India next year, responding in affirmative to an invitation sent to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama will be the first United States president to be the chief guest on the occasion, in a move that signals the India-US ties are moving in the right direction following Modi's visit to Washington last month.

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Legal gap prevents govt from sacking CBI boss: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
Finance minister Arun Jaitley cited on Friday a 'gap in law' vis-a-vis the govt's power to remove the CBI director even as incumbent Ranjit Sinha seemed disinclined to step down after the SC's indictment against him in the 2G spectrum probe. India may have to overhaul cooking gas pricing system: Jaitley

Taare Zameen Par would have been an arthouse flick in the '70s: Aamir

Deepika Padukone
The ongoing 12th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit got its glamour qoutient right when Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone, actor Aamir Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar came together for a session.

Chess analysis: Viswanathan Anand draws with Carlsen in game 10

Anand Carlsen
In the tenth game of the World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand playing with white pieces drew with Magnus Carlsen.

Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose held

BJP played politics over J-K flood relief: Sonia

Police question Rampal, probe standoff deaths

Spot-fixing: Player was 'reprimanded', BCCI tells SC

Dynastic politics, corruption must end: Modi

Obama vows 'more fair and just' immigration to US

Coronation of next Imam has no legal sanctity: HC

Nigeria: 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack

Sonia slams BJP for playing politics over relief work

Azam Khan's comment on Taj Mahal draws flak

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Why Jammu and Kashmir should not have a Hindu CM

Curfew

No non-Muslim has ever become a J-K CM. In 1983, when Hindus won a majority of seats on the Congress ticket from Jammu, the party chose Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, writes Binoo Joshi.

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SC order on Ranjit Sinha restores credibility to 2G probe

Ranjit Sinha
The SC order directing CBI director Ranjit Sinha to recuse himself from 2G probe is, on the face of it, a severe indictment of India’s top investigator and agency, but it is still not a pronouncement of guilt.
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When Aamir met Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Khan met Schwarzenegger and went all fanboy on him today at the 12th HT Leadership Summit. He said he was a huge fan and loved Schwarzenegger not only for his body, but also for his movies.

It’s out in the open: Virat Kohli confirms he is dating Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli
Days after saying he had no problems blowing a kiss on field, the current Indian cricket captain has now come clean on his love life, admitting he is seeing the Band Baaja Baaraat actor. Adding that the couple won’t hide anything, he asked for privacy.

Salman Khan introduces Iulia as his girlfriend at sister's wedding

Iulia Vantur
Although there have been many reports linking the actor and Iulia Vantur, a Mumbai tabloid has reported that Khan introduced the Romanian TV actor as his “girlfriend” to his family at Arpita Khan’s wedding.

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India a land of 100 problems, billion solutions: Satyarthi

Adults and not children were responsible for poverty and inequity in the world, says Kailash Satyarthi
A billion solutions for 100 problems is how Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi described India on Friday as he appealed to one and all to bring a smile to the face of a crying child, especially those who have lost their childhood to forced labour in gloomy factories and at heartless homes.

Godfather was an accident: Francis Ford Coppola at HT Leadership Summit

Coppola
Much to the surprise of his fans, the Hollywood filmmaker mentioned how he never even intended to make Godfather. In fact, when he did make the third Godfather he wanted to name it Death of Micheal Corleone.

Happy Ending review: How different actually is ‘different’?

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.

Rising high: Mangalyaan among 25 best inventions of 2014

Mars Orbit Insertion
Mangalyaan has been named among the best inventions of 2014 by Time magazine which described it as a technological feat that will allow India to flex its 'interplanetary muscles.'  

Inside Rampal's ashram: Faith is the base, money brings the glitter

Rampal Ashram
A hall that can seat 50,000 has a special enclosure from where Rampal delivered sermons from a hydraulic chair. A police officer gave the break-up of fans: 10,000 ceiling and 1,000 exhaust fans under one roof.
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Pakistan salvage draw against New Zealand after Taylor's century

Ross Taylor
Pakistan salvaged a draw in the second Test after New Zealand set a challenging target of 261 off 72 overs on the back of a brilliant hundred from Ross Taylor in Dubai on Friday.

Inspired Smith leads Australia to victory over South Africa

Steve Smith
Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) on Friday.
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India thrash Nepal 6-0 to clinch SAFF Women's Championship

India women football SAFF
Indian women's football team routed Nepal 6-0 in the summit clash of the 3rd SAFF Championship to notch up their third title on the trot and maintain their supremacy in the regional tournament at Islamabad on Friday .

India's new football league ISL making a big splash

Alessandro del Piero Delhi Dynamos FC Indian Super League ISL FC Pune City
The Indian Super League seems to have added the zing that football needed in a country of 1.2 billion people, which Fifa chief Sepp Blatter once called 'a sleeping giant'.
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Davis Cup: Roger Federer fit for duty, but doubts persist

Swiss Roger Federer
Roger Federer is set to play for Switzerland in the Davis Cup final against France in Lille on Friday despite a back injury that laid him low.

Next up for Sania Mirza? Grand Slam women's doubles title

Cara Black
Not satisfied with winning the WTA Finals doubles crown with Cara Black and other prestigious titles, Sania Mirza said she wants to clinch the women's doubles Grand Slam title.
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cities

Sensex, Nifty hit fresh peaks as banks rally on Kotak-ING deal

Sensex

Indian stocks on Friday notched up their best gain in three weeks with benchmark Sensex surging 267 points and Nifty jumping by 75.45 points to hit new highs powered by a spurt in shares of lenders after Kotak Mahindra-ING Vysya announced India's biggest banking merger.

GMR claims $803 mn for termination of Male Airport contract

GMR

GMR Male' International Airport Private Limited (GMIAL), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Limited (GMR), has claimed $803 million (around Rs. 4,987 crore) from the Maldivian government for 'wrongfully' terminating the international airport contract in that country's capital.

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Ever faced sexual harassment in college?

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?

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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