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AirAsia flight QZ8501 carrying 162, including 16 children and an infant, goes missing in bad weather

A file photo of an AirAsia plane at a runway. A flight of the Malaysian low-cost airline lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, triggering fears of an aviation tragedy. (Reuters)
An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday. The Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers, two pilots and five crew members on board. A massive rescue and search operation is underway. AirAsia has established an emergency call centre that is available for family or friends of those who were on board. The number is: +622129850801.

Sony hacking row: N Korea compares Obama to 'monkey', suffers new internet outage

Kim Jong Un
North Korea suffered a new Internet outage on Saturday shortly after calling US President Barack Obama a 'monkey' over the release of 'The Interview' -- a comedy film about a fictional plot to kill its leader.

Delhi shivers at 2.6 degrees C on season's coldest day; fog hits flights

Winter 7
Delhi recorded on Sunday the lowest temperature of the season with the mercury dipping to 2.6 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal, with dense fog affecting 55 flights and about 70 trains.

Manipur: Eight human skulls found in school complex

Skulls mass grave skull
The complex was occupied by the central paramilitary forces during the peak of insurgent activities from 1980 to 1999. Many youth were stated to have either disappeared or arrested by the forces at that time.

CAT 2014 results: 16 candidates score 100 percentile

 school students
The Common Admission Test (CAT) results for admission to 19  Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs)  including six new ones and other business schools for the year 2014 was announced on Saturday.

J'khand: Das takes oath as CM, PM misses event

Ferry evacuated in Greek waters as fire takes hold

PDP willing to wait, J-K in for long haul over new govt

Modi seeks details of 'negative' reports about govt

Poll wins set NDA on course to overtake Oppn in RS

Uber broke India's financial rules: RBI chief Rajan

Stone hurled at Kejriwal at public meeting in Delhi

Pragyan Ojha banned due to suspect bowling action

Crew unrest: SpiceJet trouble hitting Jet pilots?

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India can be a spoke in the world's manufacturing wheel

Make in India
China is the world’s factory and is eons ahead of India, which shouldn’t harbour wild dreams of rivalling that. India should look at unconventional solutions, such as the one 3D printing offers, writes Sanjoy Narayan.

Armed forces: They defend us but there’s no one to defend their rights

Manohar Parrikar

The truth is Indian politicians have let down the armed forces. As far back as 2003, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence recommended OROP, calling it 'a debt', writes Karan Thapar.

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Multimedia

10 years after the devastating Tsunami
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 47 days to go
Bigg Boss 8
Bye bye wedding cliches. Hello 'wedding of my dreams'.
2014: Year in review
2014: Year in review

Black cobra's bite kills white tiger at Indore zoo, snake paralysed

White tiger
A white tiger that was brought to the Indore zoo about a month ago from Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) succumbed to a snake bite on Saturday. As per zoo officials, the two fought with each other after which even the snake was left paralysed.

Ugly review: A dark, gripping movie that is a must watch

Rahul Bhatt
Watch Ugly for its cinematic brilliance; for a simple, touching and mind-blowing message. Watch it for Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhatt and Vineet Kumar Singh. But skip the movie if blood and shootout are all you want to see in an Anurag Kashyap venture.

The marriage bazaar: How female foeticide has made bride trade a roaring business

Rupa
Female foeticide and the resulting gender imbalance has made trade in brides a flourishing business in northwest India. HT travels to Haryana to find out that for the locals involved, it’s a money spinner.

This week's top videos

Acid attack in Delhi
From the Gujarat-based policeman dancing with a bar girl while being on official duty to remembering the tsunami disaster and reflecting on the survivors’ renewed hope, here is the round up of this week's most watched videos.

TECHILICIOUS
OnePlus and the banning chronicle

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni
The ban on OnePlus One phones seems to have started a long-overdue tech war. Great phones, great prices, great features! How can that ever be a bad thing, wonders Rajiv Makhni.

Bitter harvest: Mehdi case shows enough ground for radical Islam's rise in Bengal

Mehdi Masroor Biswas
In the communal cauldron of today's Bengal, and of India in general, a young urban Bengali Muslim has no role model, no party, or guideline to follow. The city and the country he/she grew up in is making him/her feel different.

Sports leagues multiply but not the money

Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan
India might be becoming a nation of leagues, but profits don’t seem to be trickling in for the franchises just yet. However, in the race to outdo each other, it will be a survival of the fittest. HT dissects the multiple leagues that have mushroomed.

Security, prejudices make ride bumpy for Delhi's women cabbies

Woman cab driver
A week after the Uber rape case, the Delhi police said it would teach over 100 girls driving and self-defence and help them get jobs. Last year, NDMC’s women technical institute too started a pilot project to train 40 female drivers. But none have hit the road yet.
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India vs Australia, 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane slam tons; score 462/8

Ajinkya Rahane
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane struck inspired centuries during a record fourth-wicket partnership at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday to help India claw their way back into the third test against Australia on day three.

Only Mohammad Hafeez to go to India for unofficial testing

Shahid Afridi
The PCB decided on Saturday to send only Mohammad Hafeez to India next week for unofficial testing of his bowling action, while fellow off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will stay in Pakistan.
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EPL: Chelsea, Manchester City win Boxing Day matches

Diego Costa Chelsea
Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United showed their rivals no seasonal cheer on Friday as they consolidated their positions in the Premier League table with one-sided Boxing Day victories.

Del Bosque upbeat despite year to forget for Spain

Vicente del Bosque
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is feeling positive about 2015 despite the shock of failure at this year's World Cup and is confident he can successfully shepherd the team through qualification for Euro 2016.
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Chennai Open: Banking on veterans to get in the crowds

Bhupati
In an apparent attempt to get better crowd response than last year, the organisers of the Chennai Open are looking to get a 'retired' Mahesh Bhupathi back in the fray.

Sania and I have a strong relationship: Shoaib Malik

Sania Mirza Roger Federer IPTL Delhi Indian Aces
Pakistan cricket's senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik insists that he is having a happy married life with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and that there are no differences or problems between the couple.
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Debt waivers have not helped farmers: Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan
Debt waiver schemes of Central and state governments have not benefited farmers as they restricted credit flow subsequently, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said on Saturday.

China's Nov industrial profits suffer sharpest fall in 27 months

 iPhone
Chinese industrial profits dropped 4.2 percent in November to 676.12 billion yuan ($108.85 billion), official data showed on Saturday, the biggest annual decline since August 2012 as the economy hit major unexpected headwinds in the second half.
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Have a healthy winter

healthy winter With mercury dipping across the country, people are trying everything to beat the winter chill. Fitness experts offer solutions, from our ancient exercise forms, and traditional foods that will help beat not just the cold, but also build immunity to fight infections.
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Tata's new hatchback, the Bolt, reviewed

Tata's new hatchback, the Bolt, reviewedThe Bolt is Tata’s newest hatchback on the X1 platform. The successor to the Vista, the carmaker’s new big hatch comes with an all-new exterior, an all-new interior and a new turbo-petrol engine too.

Fiat's Abarth 595 Competizione reviewed

Fiat's Abarth 595 Competizione reviewedAbarth 595 Competizione – the name boldly implies that it has a lot more zing than the 500 Abarth we drove in 2012 or the Nuovo 500 of 2008.
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The big deal about e-jobs

Expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 34%, the e-commerce sector is hiring ­aggressively from the IITs and IIMs.

‘Japan can learn a lot from India’

Professor Akio TanabeProfessor Akio Tanabe of Japan’s Kyoto University and convener of Contemporary India Area Studies (INDAS), who was in the Capital recently, talks about Indo-Japan relations, how the two countries can contribute to the world and exchange opportunities. Excerpts from an interview.

Tackling tricky chemistry

ToxicologistsChemistry has been a tricky subject for many students taking the Class 12 Board exams. From theory to numerical problems, aspirants need to prepare well to overcome every challenging question in the exam. Here are some suggestions which will not only help you do well, but in competitive exams too.
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Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays

Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

Microsoft adds Skype group chats to Office Online

SkypeOffice Online users will now be able to start a chat while working on Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word documents.

Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android

SamsungGlobal smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path.
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