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Hindustan Times Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Last Updated 02:10 IST 

Record polling, Valley votes for azadi from separatists

Assembly elections

Defying separatists’ calls for a boycott, Jammu and Kashmir came out in record numbers to vote in the first phase of assembly elections on a bitterly cold Tuesday. Jharkhand defied a similar boycott threat by Maoists to log a 62% turnout.

Pakistan joins chorus for bigger China role in Saarc, India says no

Narendra Modi
The move comes amid growing pressure from Beijing and some Saarc countries, seeking the role of dialogue partner or full membership to play a more influential role in the eight-nation association. Modi returns to Nepal riding on 'engine of trust'

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Obama to stay two days, hold summit-level talks with Modi

Namo, Modi, Modi dress, Modi attire, modi fashion, modi kurta

US President Barack Obama’s state visit to India in January to attend the Republic Day Parade will be spread over two days and include summit-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Delight and despair as 25k flats won in DDA's mega housing scheme draw

Delhi Development Authority
Vikas Sadan, the headquarter of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) was witness to both delight and despair as hundreds of applicants of the land development agency’s housing scheme 2014 thronged the office to see if they get lucky in the capital’s biggest gamble. DDA draw list declared, check results online

Govt mulls ban on sale of loose cigarettes

7 naval officers found guilty in Sindhuratna mishap

Coalgate: CBI rapped for not quizzing ex-PM

Visa on arrival for 43 nationalities from Nov 27

Four Indian youth who joined IS want to return home

Phil Hughes critical after emergency surgery

Disgruntled AAP, Cong leaders make beeline for BJP

SPG gets a new chief, old one in the lurch

Ferguson erupts in violence after grand jury verdict

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Six years after 26/11, Pakistan has not changed its ways

26/11
As India marks 26/11 Mumbai attacks' sixth anniversary, the ISIS appears to be gaining a foothold in Pakistan and sometime later some of its militants will be co-opted by the ISI, writes Tufail Ahmad.

Modi Sarkar's six months: Smooth start to a tough ride

Narendra Modi
Governance and governance outcomes are a continuing process. Artificial time slices like a hundred days or six months have at best some symbolic value, writes NK Singh.
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HT EXCLUSIVE | 6th anniversary of 26/11 attack
Six years after 26/11 attack, Pakistan not keen on nailing culprits: Ujjwal Nikam

 Ujjwal Nikam
Ujjwal Nikam, the special public prosecutor in the case, opens up for the first time on his hush-hush visit to Pakistan where he discovered that they were only going through the motions in trying the masterminds.

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Modi diplomacy: acche din again for India, world

Obama
If there's a prime directive to a Modi doctrine it's that foreign policy is another lever to move the domestic economy. The snail's pace of multilateral fora does not excite him and he much prefers the Big Bilateral. Modinomics: Time for walking the talk on big bang reforms | Full coverage

I don’t speak about my personal life: Arjun Rampal on his proximity to Sussanne

Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia
The latest rumour is that Mehr Jesia-Rampal (Arjun’s wife) and Sussanne’s friendship has soured because of him. Amid fresh rumours dragging him back into the Hrithik Roshan-Sussanne Khan split, the actor explains why he’s been avoiding the media.

Waiting for her man: Jashodaben is neither here, nor there

Jashodaben
Jashodaben, who has filed an RTI application over her security, suffers all the headaches of being the prime minister's wife without the privileges of the actual position. Now that she has become a public figure, there is every chance that her life is in danger.

Twitter to boost online voting and video with new tools

Katie Jacobs Stanton

Microblogging service Twitter, which has emerged as the prime Internet platform for politicians, policymakers and journalists across the world to break, share and discuss news and build public opinion, is ready with new innovations that will help instant polls and easy reading of linked content.

DDA draw over: All you need to know about 25,000 flats on offer

DDA draw result

The DDA 2014 housing scheme has 25,034 flats on offer. The highest conventration of flats is in Rohini Sector 34 and Sector 35 and Dwarka Sector 23-B. Many flats are also located in Jasola, Vasant Kunj, Mukherjee Nagar, Kalyan Vihar and Motia Khan.

Kathak legend Sitara Devi dies in Mumbai: PM Modi, Big B condole death on Twitter

Sitara Devi

Sitara Devi, a Kathak legend, is known as a pioneering force in bringing the genre to Bollywood. She is the recipient of prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Kalidas Samman.

Tracing the early years: How Jazz made its way to India

jazz festival
From saxophone legend Sonny Rollins' visit to Powai to study yoga at the mission run by Swami Chinmayanandato to how jazz made an impression in Bollywood and more will be displayed at the Jazz in India exhibition hosted by the India International Centre.
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India batsmen put up decent show in Australian tour game

Ajinkya Rahane
India made a positive start to their tour of Australia after rounding off the practice game against Cricket Australia XI with an all-round performance as the two-day match ended in a draw in Adelaide.

Aussie board to probe Clarke selection row

Aus 3
A stand-off between Michael Clarke and selectors over the Australia captain's hopes of playing the first Test against India remained unresolved after the nation's cricket board dug in its heels.
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Argentina face holders Uruguay in Copa America

Gonzalo Higuain Argentina
World Cup runners-up Argentina face holders Uruguay, who knocked them out of their home tournament four years ago, and Brazil will meet Colombia in a World Cup rematch in the group phase at the 2015 Copa America.

Southampton held by Aston Villa in Premier League

Goal Line Technology
Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne capped a memorable fortnight with the late equaliser that rescued a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on Monday.
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Wawrinka won it for us, says Federer

Stanislas Wawrinka
The 17-time Grand Slam champion was quick to deflect the spotlight onto teammate Stan Wawrinka, who did not even hit a shot in anger on the last day, as the French were vanquished in double-quick time in Lille.

Federer, Wawrinka fire Switzerland to Davis Cup victory

Roger Federer

It is one of the greatest sporting triumphs for Switzerland, the 14th nation to win the Davis Cup, and a huge personal milestone for Federer to go with his 17 Grand Slam titles, six Masters titles and Olympic doubles gold.

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Offshore black money: ED for seizing domestic equivalent

Black money case
Indians suspected of holding illegal assets abroad could have property or other possessions of equivalent value seized at home. This is one among many measures proposed to stamp out black money.

Cos using neuroscience to map response to advertisements

Brands
Fast-moving consumer goods major Godrej Group launched a new consumer connect initiative Masterbrand 2.0, under which the company will launch a series of ads showcasing new products.
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Nissan giving Indian customers a raw deal with Datsun GO?

Datsun Go during the frontal crash test conducted by NCAPIt may have received a lot of flak recently for the lack of safety features on its entry-level car Datsun GO, but an unfazed Japanese car major Nissan is planning to launch a seven-seater version, GO Plus, also without these features, in January.

Mahindra gives its Scorpio more venom

Rugged as everM&M’s staple SUV gets a new look; though not pathbreaking, it will retain its customer base
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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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Facebook for work coming in January: report

For anyone making a new year's resolution to cut back on social media use, a new challenge might arise in early 2015 -- in the workplace, as Facebook's new work-focused site is now being tipped to go live as soon as this January.

Cloud gaming predicted to take off in 2015

Tokyo Game ShowAs many as 150 million people will be streaming high-end computer games over a high-speed internet connection by the end of next year.

Google offering new Chromebook buyers 1TB of free cloud storage

Chromebook 13Any US consumer who purchases one of the growing number of affordable Chrome OS notebooks between now and the end of the year will also get the extra storage -- worth $240 -- for nothing.
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