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Hindustan Times Sunday, December 28, 2014 | Last Updated 03:57 IST 

PDP willing to wait, Omar off to London, J-K in for long haul

J-K
The PDP that got the highest — 28 seats — said it was weighing all options but was in no hurry to form the government. 'It’s a very tough call. We will take time,' party spokesman Nayeem Akhter told Hindustan Times.

PM Modi seeks details of 'negative' media reports about his govt, BJP

PM Modi
A special report of 5 to 7 'top negative' articles, printed in national and local papers, is being sent to the brass of the Prime Minister’s Office daily by the Press Information Bureau (PIB), the government’s media interface.

State poll wins set NDA on course to overtake Opposition in Rajya Sabha

BJP in Maharashtra
Recent assembly election victories have brought the BJP within touching distance of the Congress in the Rajya Sabha, putting the ruling alliance in a position to push through key legislation mid-2016 onwards.

India can be a spoke in the manufacturing wheel

3D printer
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.

Pragyan Ojha banned due to suspect bowling action

J'khand: Raghubar to review Soren govt’s policies

Over 70 trains delayed due to fog; 7 die in UP, Punjab

CAT 2014 results: 16 people score 100 percentile

Stone hurled at Kejriwal at public meeting in Delhi

Sony row: N Korea compares Obama to monkey

Jaitley rebuts charges of misuse of naval helicopter

Crew unrest: SpiceJet trouble hitting Jet pilots?

Dera Sacha Sauda chief faces castration charges

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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.

The orchestra’s here, let the symphony begin

Narendra Modi
The BJP is on a political high at the moment.  It is very easy to get carried away by this sense of invincibility. But it has yet to deliver something tangible, writes Chanakya.
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Mangalyaan takes off!

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PSLV-C25 launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe as its payload moments after lift-off, in Sriharikota. With Mangalyaan's successful launch, India joined the US, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers. (HT Photo/Nathan G)
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MS Dhoni sets record for most stumpings in world cricket

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin
Indian captain MS Dhoni broke the world record for most number of stumpings in international cricket after he effected his 134th dismissal on day two of the third Test against Australia in Melbourne on Saturday.

Hughes' bat to be taken to top of Mount Everest?

Phil Hughes
In a unique tribute to Phillip Hughes, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is planning to place a bat belonging to the late Australian cricketer on top of the Mount Everest.
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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

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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

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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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Ancient Buddhist stupa and Kushan-era coins discovered in Pakistan

Buddha Ancient Buddhist sculpture dating back to second to fifth century BC have been found in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during an excavation work. Precious coins of Kushana period were also found around the stupa.
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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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