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Hindustan Times Friday, November 28, 2014 | Last Updated 09:18 IST 

IPL spot-fixing: Chennai Super Kings should be scrapped, observes Supreme Court

IPL
Uncertainty over the possibility of N Srinivasan continuing as cricket boss and the survival of the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL deepened on Thursday as the Supreme Court slammed the conduct of Srinivasan and questioned the lack of action against CSK.

WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history: easier customs rules

WTO
Ending months of deadlock, the World Trade Organization on Thursday ratified a global deal to ease customs rules, making it the first agreement in the multi-lateral trade body’s history.

Black Friday deals: Here's how to be a smart online shopper today

Black Friday Sales
It's the big date you just cannot afford to forget. And you don't have to be a hardcore shopaholic to feel that adrenaline rush. The annual shopping extravaganza, called Black Friday, promises some of the most outlandishly cheap deals the click of a mouse.

Rahul meets slum dwellers, dares govt to run bulldozer over him

Rahul Gandhi
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited slum-dwellers of Israeli Camp in Rangpuri Pahari near Vasant Kunj — that was demolished by the forest department on Tuesday — and dared the Delhi government to run a bulldozer over him.

Nursery admissions: HC to give verdict today

Home min set to relax rules on intercepting calls

Govt launches e-visa facility for 43 countries

One man, 98 voter cards: Delhi poll body lens on bogus electors

Saarc summit salvaged after Modi-Sharif handshake

Jammu: 3 jawans killed in attack on army base

Sudan: Gunmen on camels kill 15 in Darfur

BJP adamant on holding Amit Shah's Kolkata rally

Ahead of Obama trip, US delegation to visit India

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Vladimir Putin’s visit can oil India-Russia ties

There are serious possibilities of cooperation between India and Russia due to renewed focus on the international North South Trade Corridor as well as India’s possible entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, writes Gulshan Sachdeva.

OUR TAKE
There's little reason to stop FDI in e-commerce

Alibaba
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma’s pledge to invest more in India's e-commerce reinforces the rising importance of allowing FDI in this sector.
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Multimedia

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26/11 attacks: six years on
Assembly elections 2014
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6 months of Modi sarkar
International Film Festival of India

Beyond the bite
Game is to hide: Srinivasan symbolic of deeper rot

Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan
Is ‘conflict of interest’ really a concept that is taken seriously enough, or is BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan simply symbolic of a deeper malaise in public life? Asks Rajdeep Sardesai.

Shock, sadness: Cricket world reflects on Phil Hughes

Phillip Hughes
Thousands have expressed sadness over the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes after he suffered a head injury during a match.

In pics: Modi, Sharif cold shoulders to handshakes at Saarc

Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi at Saarc
Cold vibes gave way to rare warmth on Thursday as PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif shook hands twice during the course of the day at the 18th Saarc summit.

British mystery novelist PD James dies aged 94

PJ James

Mystery writer PD James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94. Publisher Faber and Faber said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.

DDA goes for image makeover with luxury houses in west Delhi

Freehold at last, but...
The DDA is going to build its first luxury housing project in the Capital that promises all high-end amenities that one sees in housing complexes of reputed private builders. While offering top-notch facilities, DDA promises to keep the price affordable.

Stuart Little helps lost Hungarian painting come home

Gergely Barki
A long-lost avant-garde painting has returned home to Hungary after nine decades thanks to a sharp-eyed art historian who spotted it being used as a prop in the Hollywood film 'Stuart Little'.

Ungli review: This Emraan Hashmi starrer gives a big thumbs up to clichéd dialogues

Ungli poster
Emraan Hashmi's Ungli is an apology of a 'coming-of-age celebration' of India's youngsters and it falls flat on its face. Nobody associated with the film ever had any idea where it was going. Terrible dialogues and bad acting skills make it completely forgettable.

Get this: E-cigarettes are 10 times more dangerous than regular tobacco!

E-cig, ecig,

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco. Researchers in Japan found carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in vapour produced by several types of e-cigarette liquid.

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Story of Phillip Hughes: A boy from the bush who made it to the top

Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will be remembered as one of Australian cricket's free spirits. A left-hander brimming with self-confidence, his life was cut short after he was hit on the head by a ball.

‘Bouncer is part and parcel of game’

Michael Clarke
There are two imminent and obvious side-effects that one fears may come out of the Phil Hughes tragedy. The bowler, Sean Abbott, will be scarred, and the future of bouncers in cricket will come under focus.
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Brazil legend Pele doing 'fine' after move to special care unit

Brazil player Pele
Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesperson said on Thursday.

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.
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IPTL: Injury forces Bouchard to withdraw

Eugenie Bouchard

Current World number 7 Eugenie Bouchard, who was to represent UAE Royals in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League, has withdrawn from the event due to an injury she had sustained while training on Monday.

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.
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Oil prices near four-year low after OPEC decides against output cut

OPEC

Brent crude fell towards $72 a barrel on Friday, close to a four-year low touched the day before after OPEC decided not to cut oil output to support prices.

Ikea to double merchandise sourcing from India by 2020

IKEA
Seeking to take benefits from ‘Make in India’ campaign, furniture giant IKEA is all set to have fresh tie-ups with small and medium enterprises, to help the company double the merchandise it sources in India by 2020.
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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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iPhone

Bigger iPhones are leading to tablet neglect

If you are one of the 39 million consumers that have so far snapped up one of Apple's new larger iPhones, chances are that your iPad has started to gather dust.

Teenagers not hooked to Facebook anymore

FacebookA study involving 170,000 internet users across 32 countries has found that more and more teenagers are spending more time on instant messaging apps than on Facebook.

Hacked emails spread spam faster

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