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Hindustan Times Thursday, December 25, 2014 | Last Updated 07:57 IST 

Assam killings take on ethnic hue: Over 70 killed in Bodo attacks, 250 missing

Assam violence
The violence in Assam took on an ethnic hue on Wednesday, a day after armed Bodo rebels gunned down more than 70 Adivasis and injured 15 in orchestrated attacks in different parts of the state.

Vajpayee is BJP's Pandit Nehru, leader of all people

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The Bharat Ratna conferred on the BJP leader is richly deserved. He's acceptable to even those who disagree with the ideology of his party or the broader political parivar, writes Vinod Sharma. Vajpayee: Life in pics

Won't say no to BJP if they knock on my door: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah
'I am not knocking on their door, but if they knock on mine, it would be foolish not to talk. If the BJP is not untouchable for the PDP, why is it untouchable for us,' asked the outgoing J-K CM in an interview with HT.

11 militants were involved in Peshawar school attack: Report

Pak Taliban
Eleven Taliban militants carried out the brutal attack on an army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar city last week that killed 150 people, mostly children, an initial investigation report has said.

Missouri: Another black teen shot by police

No movement on J-K government formation

Police file chargesheet against Uber cab driver

Delhi: Acid attack survivor fails to identify attackers

Arvind Kejriwal to contest from New Delhi seat

Govt looking to cap economy class fares at Rs. 20,000

RBI's move to cap free ATM transactions questioned

100% FDI: Pacemakers, stents may get cheaper

Former Waqf chairman gets 7-yr jail in rape case

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Let's talk about poverty first before faith and conversions

A ragpicker
Poverty should be debated much more vociferously, even within religions, than conversion, which is a symptom of deprivation, writes Faizan Mustafa.

Assam violence: The horror never seems to end

Assam violence
A strong political will and a coherent strategy could at least minimise ethnic killings in the northeastern state of Assam.
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'The Interview' made available on YouTube, Google Play

The Interview
'The Interview' is available for rental on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website beginning Wednesday.

Talk like Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Some of the former PM's best speeches


Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Vajpayee was often commended for his ability to stump his critics, especially in Parliament, with a passionate speech. Perhaps, one of his most memorable Parliament address was from 1996 during the confidence vote of his 13-day-old BJP government.

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with treats for friends, family and pets!

Christmas treat
What is a festival without its food, more so a Christmas without its share of cakes, mulled wines and turkey roast. A host of bakeries and restaurants are hopping on Santa's sleigh with special offerings. Find out who's got to offer what.

Yet another DD blooper: Modi pic, Santa caption; employee removed

Doordarshan
In an instance that came to be seen as symbolising the carelessness which often marks Doordarshan’s functioning, a picture with an unrelated caption posted by its Twitter account sparked derision through the day in the digital world.

In Pics: Massive 27-car pile-up on Yamuna Expressway, 2 killed

Yamuna Expressway accident
Two persons were killed and forty, including six British tourists, were injured in a massive pile-up of 27 vehicles triggered by dense fog, at the Yamuna Expressway Wednesday morning. The accident led to another pile-up on the opposite lane, police said.

Airtel wants you to pay extra for using Skype, Viber, more

Skype
If you use services like Skype or Viber to make calls over Airtel's mobile data network, be prepared to pay extra. Yes, we know you already pay Airtel for for that data. Doesn't matter.

Bigg Boss 8: Karishma and Gautam surprise everyone, dance together

Karishma Tanna
Both Karishma and Gautam look great together, but only when they are fighting each other! Now, get ready for the biggest surprise on Wednesday's episode: The two can be seen dancing with each other... and Gautam even sings 'Tere liye hi toh signal tod taad ke from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani for Karishma.

The Interview and more: Hollywood's most controversial films

The Interview
After days of now it is releasing, now it's not and now it is, The Interview will hit the theatres on Christmas. This Seth Rogen, James Franco film joins the list of highly controversial films which Hollywood has produced. Here's looking at films which led to protests, riots and attacks.
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Virat Kohli tries to make amends after Shikhar Dhawan spat

Virat Kohli Shikhar Dhawan
The Indian team's intense, three-and-half-hour training session on Wednesday was a precursor to the return of a semblance of bonhomie in the camp.

Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test

Aus 3
Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Channel Nine commentary team for the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne, which will also mark the return of Bill Lawry behind the mike.
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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.

Real Madrid win, but Club World Cup debate is on

Sergio Busquets
Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week.
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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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Ajay Singh-led group to invest $217 mn in SpiceJet

SpiceJet
A consortium of investors led by SpiceJet co-founder Ajay Singh is likely to invest $217 million (Rs 1,378 crore) to pick a substantial stake in the embattled airline, sources told HT.

‘India will achieve double digit growth in 3-4 years’

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
In an exclusive interview to HT in his office, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala opens up about his reading habits, on how India’s growth could touch double digits and why people should be confident about investing and not afraid to make mistakes.
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Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with treats for friends, family and pets!

Christmas treat What is a festival without its food, more so a Christmas without its share of cakes, mulled wines and turkey roast. A host of bakeries and restaurants are hopping on Santa's sleigh with special offerings. Find out who's got to offer what.
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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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LG overhauls its wireless speaker range for CES

The company has added some very smart features to its latest Music Flow sound bars and speakers that will be welcomed by music and movie-loving consumers, whether they're in the Android or Apple smartphone and tablet camp.

Samsung focuses on fashion with latest special edition smartphones

SamsungSamsung has joined forces with French luxury shoe designers Free Lance and Jean-Baptiste Rautureau to bring a haute couture twist to its already fashionable and stylish Galaxy Alpha smartphone handsets.

Huawei's smartphone sales shoot up after copying Xiaomi's online strategy

HuaweiChina's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken sales of its low-price Honor brand of smartphones to 20 million from 1 million in just one year, hitting pay dirt with the disruptive online-only strategy it copied from smaller upstart Xiaomi Inc.
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