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US prez Obama to join R-Day celebrations at Modi's invite

Barack Obama, Narendra Modi
Obama will be the first United States president to be the chief guest on Republic Day, in a move that signals the India-US ties are moving in the right direction following PM Modi's recent visit to Washington.

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Legal gap prevents govt from sacking CBI boss, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
The finance minister cited on Friday a 'gap in law' vis-a-vis the government's power to remove the CBI chief even as incumbent Ranjit Sinha seemed disinclined to quit. 'India may have to overhaul cooking gas pricing system'

Won’t allow India-Pak proxy war in Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said Friday his country will not allow its soil to be used for a proxy war between India and Pakistan, urging countries in the region, including India, China and Russia, to put up a united fight against terrorism.

Film-makers afraid to experiment, selecting multi-crore scripts: Aamir

Deepika Padukone
The actor was speaking at a joint session with Karan Johar and Deepika Padukone at the 12th HT Summit Friday. The trio talked about the changing face of Indian cinema, women-centric films, the run for the 100-crore box-office earnings and more. Video inside

Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose held

BJP played politics over J-K flood relief: Sonia

Mumbai: Dismantling of warship INS Vikrant begins

Police question Rampal, probe standoff deaths

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

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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The 'elderly' need to be handled with care

old man
Unfortunately, for all our talk about ‘respecting age’, we regard wrinkles and grey hair with a measure of horror. When we talk of our demographic advantage, it is always about youth. When we talk of our demographic challenge, it is inevitably about ageing, writes Namita Bhandare.

Denial is not a cure for historical abuse, truth is

Archibald Wavell
Events like the famines caused by British policies have been carefully airbrushed from Indian history books. It’s time we accepted the truth, writes Amish Tripathi.
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Anand vs Carlsen: Latest match report
IFFI 2014

Game 10 analysis

World Chess Championship: Carlsen draws with Anand, a point away from title

Anand Carlsen
In the tenth game of the World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand playing with white pieces drew with Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen is just a point - a win or two draws - away from retaining the title.

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.

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.

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.

HT Leadership Summit
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

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.'  

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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SpiceJet to sell stake to new investor, BSE seeks clarification


SpiceJet promoter Kalanithi Maran may be close to clinching a deal with an investor for his cash-strapped airline. The airline had reported a Rs. 310 crore loss for the September quarter – its fifth straight quarterly loss.

Adding synergy
Future group buys Nilgiris chain of stores

Israeli goods
Future Consumer Enterprise (FCEL), the food and fast moving consumer goods arm of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group has acquired Bangalore-based convenience store chain Nilgiris from private equity firm Actis.
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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?


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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