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Hindustan Times Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Last Updated 16:58 IST 

Saarc: Modi, Sharif maintain distance as India says no plans for 'structured meeting'

Saarc leaders
India said Wednesday it had no plans for a 'structured meeting' between PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, amid speculation over whether the two will hold talks at Saarc summit.

Meet Surender Singh, the 26/11 hero-turned-AAP MLA

Surender Singh

As the Aam Aadmi Party celebrated its second birthday, and its top brass prepared to hold its reachout election campaign ‘Delhi Dialogue’, its MLA Surender Singh’s heart was somewhere else -- far removed from politics.  

Fiery protests hit US; more troops in Ferguson to prevent fresh riots

Ferguson shooting
Protests spread across the US and more than 2,000 National Guard troops were deployed in St. Louis to prevent  fresh rioting after a grand jury declined to indict a white cop in the fatal shooting of a black teen.

Black money: Oppn slams govt in Parliament, questions 'inaction'

TMC protest
The Congress said the government has forgotten to honour its poll promise of bringing black money back within 100 days of taking charge. The BJP said it was the UPA which did nothing during its 10 years in office.

School student sets himself on fire in Faridabad

Vasan introduces party flag after breaking with Cong

DDA housing scheme: 1,200 on waiting list

Visa on arrival for 43 nationalities from Nov 27

SPG gets a new chief, old one in the lurch

Four Indian youth who joined IS want to return home

Disgruntled AAP, Cong leaders cosy up to BJP

China: 24 killed, 52 injured in coal mine fire

Egypt: 19 killed, 8 injured in building collapse

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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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Veena Malik and husband sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy in TV show

Veena Ka Swayamwar
Actor Veena Malik, her husband and the owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV, was sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme.

Jurassic World trailer introduces the scariest dinosaur yet

Jurassic World
You thought T-Rex in Jurassic Park was scary? Well, check out Jurassic World's genetically-engineered dinosaur in this new trailer, which is highly intelligent, can jump over 40 feet and 'will kill anything that moves'.

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

Game of Thrones
The ten-second long 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.

6TH ANNIVERSARY OF 26/11 ATTACK
Six years after 26/11, Mumbai's coastline is still as porous as ever

Taj Hotel
With the change of guard at both the Centre and the state, the proposed state academy to train coastal police, which was upgraded to a national one, is now being planned in Gujarat instead of Maharashtra.

As promised, Hansal Mehta casts Shweta Basu in a documentary

Shweta Basu Prasad
National Award-winning film-maker, Hansal Mehta, has kept his promise of offering a role to actor Shweta Basu Prasad, who was arrested in September this year for her alleged involvement in a sex racket.

With top hat and a moustache, Sherlock and Watson return with a teaser image

Benedict Cumberbatch
In a great 'back to the future' moment, the makers of Sherlock shared a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman dressed in the classic Sherlock Holmes style from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's era. Though the iconic deer-stalker cap was replaced by a top hat.

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.

Ronit Roy turns down role in American TV series Homeland

Ronit Roy
A popular face on Indian television, Ronit Roy seems to have caught the fancy of international show producers as well. We hear the actor was recently offered an important role on a hit American TV series, but he was unable to take it up.
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Phil Hughes continues to fight for life, still critical

Phil Hughes

Australian batsman Phil Hughes continued to fight for life as he remained in a critical condition after being struck on the head in a freak accident during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Karnataka crush Punjab by 156 runs, defend Vijay Hazare title

Robin Uthappa

Karnataka defended their title in grand style after their top-order led by centurion Mayank Agarwal rose to the occasion to crush a hapless Punjab by 156 runs in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament final, at Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

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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.

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.
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'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.

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.
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Nippon to up Reliance MF stake to 49%; Rs. 657 cr for first 9%

3. Anil Ambani: Rs 54,318 crore ( as on October 31, 2008)

Japanese financial services giant Nippon will hike its stake in India's top fund house Reliance Mutual Fund from 26% to 49%, while investing Rs. 657 crore for the first tranche of 9%.

China's Alibaba to invest more in India

Alibaba

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's founder and executive chairman Jack Ma Wednesday said he wanted to invest more in India.

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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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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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Facebook launches new chatting application

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

Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-backed selfie app Shots: Report

TwitterTwitter Inc is in talks to buy Shots, a selfie photo-sharing app, CNBC reported, citing a source close to the Justin Bieber-backed company.

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.
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