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Hindustan Times Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Last Updated 11:22 IST 
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Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, 25, dies from head injury after being hit by Sean Abbott bouncer

File photo of Australian batsman Phil Hughes. (AP Photo)
Test batsman Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck in the head by a bouncer during a domestic first-class match. Hughes was due to celebrate his 26th birthday this weekend.

In pics: The fatal bouncer that hit Australian cricketer Hughes

Philip Hughes
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match. Let's have a look at the pictures that show how Hughes was hit on his head during the match:

Saarc summit: Pakistan under pressure to save trade agenda

Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan has held back its assent to some key pacts at the 18th Saarc summit, which was to witness three agreements --- on road connectivity, railways and a framework for energy cooperation.

Budgam firing: Army indicts 9 soldiers including officer

Nawaz Sharif

Army in Jammu and Kashmir has indicted nine soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer of the 53 Rashtriya Rifles in the Budgam firing incident that killed two youngsters earlier this month. 

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Badaun girls committed suicide, CBI says after five-month probe

Badaun gang-rape
According to the FIR of the UP police, the two Dalit cousins were allegedly gang-raped and murdered, and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree a day after they went missing on May 27.

Black money: Jaitley says 427 names identified

I just did my job: Cop who killed Ferguson teen

Unsuccessful DDA aspirants to get refund in a month

Boy carries petrol to school, sets himself on fire

Delhi: Jung suspends babus for dirty govt buildings

‘Vulgar’ Comedy Central channel goes off air

Rajnath Singh's chopper ‘lost’ in Jharkhand

I’m finally home: Khushboo on joining Congress

Saradha scam: Mitra discharged; CBI to probe him

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povertyline

What's the plan for MNREGA? Modi has to explain

MGNREGA Contract Employees

We deserve to be told why the MGNREGA has been singled out for the axe, if for no other reason than to inform our views about future programmes, writes Abhijit Banerjee.

Not a safe country for our children

Child abuse
The response to rising child sex abuse needs to evolve from being incident-specific and reactive to one that is institutional, writes Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
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Multimedia

26/11 attacks: six years on
Assembly elections 2014
Mega road trip
6 months of Modi sarkar
IFFI 2014
Bigg Boss 8

Can't think of offending my religion: Veena Malik after '26yrs in jail' ruling

veena
Malik was sentenced to 26 years in jail Tuesday by an anti-terrorism court for playing a religious song during her mock wedding on a channel last year. In an interview to HT, Malik says she hasn’t done anything offensive.

In Pakistan, new TV show lifts veil on sex taboos

Doctor Nadim
In strait-laced Muslim Pakistan, a new TV show is trying to deal with the delicate subject of sex and embarrassing illnesses without angering conservatives. Most of Pakistan's 80-odd television stations fill their airtime with cooking shows, soap operas, cricket and interminable chatshows debating the country's myriad political dramas.

#MufflerMan to the rescue: AAP fights ‘below the belt’ attacks on its chief

Arvind Kejriwal
In a case of ‘he who laughs last, laughs best’, the Aam Aadmi Party has again proven its social media might by turning around the internet’s ridicule of Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘signature’ muffler into a promotional campaign with the help of a Twitter hashtag — #MufflerMan.

Game of Thrones tweets Season 5 teaser, wait for a 'darker' Arya begins

Game of Thrones
The 10-second teaser gives very little away, yet leaves a lot to the fans' imagination. Two things are clear from the teaser: Season 5 will focus on Arya and her transformation and she, who's become fiercer by the seasons, is now headed for a dark makeover.

Khans don't overshadow me, I am a star: Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn talks to us on why he maintains a low profile compared to other actors, why he doesn’t like to 'market himself', and not doing films for critical acclaim alone.

Predators on prowl: Sex traffickers using Facebook to lure victims

Facebook crosses one billion active users mark

Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said on Wednesday.

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Unsafe: Crime in the Capital rises by 100%

Crime
Over 400 people become victims of various criminal activities in the Capital every day, latest police statistics show. A quarter of these people fall victim to street crime such as snatching and robbery.

Tiger released by Putin kills 15 goats in northeast China

Rada, a Siberian tiger, walks out into the open.
China's official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that the animal, named Ustin, bit and killed 15 goats and left another three missing on Sunday and Monday on a farm in Heilongjiang province's Fuyuan county.
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Shikha Pandey helps India level series against South Africa

Jhulan Goswami
A brilliant half century from Shikha Pandey helped India win the second women's One-day International of the three-match series against South Africa by six wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore on Wednesday.

Class of 2011 not making the big chance count

Yuvraj Singh
This time, the inter-state one-day tournament for the Vijay Hazare Trophy had added significance. Players had extra motivation as it was a platform to stake claim for a World Cup berth.
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Messi’s legacy etched in history, Ronaldo will have to wait

Lionel Messi
Just last week Lionel Messi was made to recall the moment that could have changed the world’s outlook on his 2014 and enhanced even further the legacy of a player regarded as the best of all-time by various commentators, players and coaches.

Stunning Aguero treble gives Manchester City hope

Manchester City

Sergio Aguero scored a sensational hat-trick as Manchester City stunned 10-man Bayern Munich 3-2 on Tuesday to reignite their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16.

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Champions Tennis League: Radwanska plays stellar role as Pune win inaugural title

Champions Tennis league
Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis subdued world number 16 Kevin Anderson in the crucial men's singles as Pune Marathas lifted the inaugural Champions Tennis League trophy with a 27-23 victory over Delhi Dreams in the final in Delhi on Wednesday.

'It is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country'

Sania Mirza

She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says 'it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country' due to the prevailing 'gender inequality' and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change.

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cities

Rupee gains 4 paise against dollar in early trade

Rupee
The rupee strengthened by 4 paise to 61.80 against the dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks amid sustained foreign capital inflows.

AG against challenging HC verdict on Vodafone

Vodafone
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has advised the government against challenging the Bombay HC verdict that Vodafone is not liable to pay an income tax demand of Rs. 3,200 crore in a case relating to transfer pricing.
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Architect

Act of mercy

The future of hundreds of students could  be saved if the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Bill, 2014, is passed in the winter session of Parliament.

‘A foreign language adds value to one’s career’

universityAmid the German vs Sanskrit debate, ­students say they should be given the right to choose a language

Delhi University, NSDC join hands to start courses

StudentsAimed at providing comprehensive and employment-oriented education, the University of Delhi has joined hands with the with the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) to facilitate the introduction of skill-based courses in its undergraduate and other programmes.
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Hacker

Hacked emails spread spam faster

Spams spread faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts, research shows.

BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash

Blackberry PassportCanadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport.

Facebook launches new chatting application

Facebook logoFacebook launched Tuesday a new chatting application worldwide called "Rooms" which simulates traditional internet chatting rooms, enabling users to chat with strangers on specific topics.
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