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Hindustan Times Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Last Updated 23:11 IST 

Pakistan blocks Saarc pacts, PM Modi says we will deepen bond with or without you

Narendra Modi
Even as the stalemate persisted, Prime Minister Narendra Modi - in a clear message to Islamabad - said the countries in the region will deepen bonds, 'through SAARC or outside it, among us all or some of us'.

250 Indians have admitted to overseas bank accounts: Jaitley

Arun Jaitley

Refuting opposition charges that little was being done to get back illicit money stashed away by Indians abroad, finance minister Arun Jaitley said a lot of ground has been covered and 250 people have conceded to overseas bank accounts.

Won't take BJP's support, they are divisive: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti
In an interview to HT, Mufti ruled out Wednesday an alliance with the BJP to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the party was trying to divide the state along communal and ethnic lines.

DDA to launch bigger housing scheme in 2016

Delhi Development Authority
If you have not managed to get a flat in the Delhi Development Authority’s housing scheme, there’s still hope that you might own a house of your own in the capital. DDA is going to launch an even bigger housing scheme in 2016.

Meet the 26/11 hero-turned-AAP MLA

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits off Indonesia

Student attempts self-immolation in Faridabad

LS passes bill to ‘smoothen’ CBI director’s selection

Vaiko celebrates Prabhakaran's birth anniversary

School teacher shot dead in Bihar

Vasan introduces party flag after break-up with Cong

DDA housing scheme: 1,200 on waiting list

SPG gets a new chief, old one in the lurch

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Why only MGNREGA? Mr Modi, we need to talk

MGNREGA Contract Employees

We deserve to be told why the MGNREGA has been singled out for the axe, if for no other reason than to inform our views about future programmes, asks Abhijit Banerjee.

Our Take
Modi could have pushed unilaterlly to integrate South Asia

Saarc leaders
The contradictory pulls of South Asian countries that have stymied regional cooperation in the past are again on view at the Saarc summit in Kathmandu
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#MufflerMan to the rescue: AAP fights ‘below the belt’ attacks on its chief

Arvind Kejriwal
In a case of ‘he who laughs last, laughs best’, the Aam Aadmi Party has again proven its social media might by turning around the internet’s ridicule of Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘signature’ muffler into a promotional campaign with the help of a Twitter hashtag — #MufflerMan.

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, were sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme.

Aloof and cold, Modi-Sharif 'dialogue' unlikely now

Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi at Saarc
A 'structured dialogue' between Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif is not possible now. At best, in an informal retreat on Thursday morning, the two leaders may 'exchange courtesies' - which they avoided doing while sharing the stage at the inaugural session of SAARC on Wednesday.

Higgs Boson: Experts seek online help to track explosions

Higgs boson, God particle
British and American experts on Wednesday launched a new project, inviting online volunteers to spot tiny explosions that could be evidence for new particles that will require new models of physics.

26/11: India ranks 6th among countries facing worst impact of terrorism

Higgs boson, God particle
Though no major terrorist attack has hit India since, the cloud of terrorism is far from over, according to the Global Terrorism Index, 2014, which was recently released by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

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.

Tiger released by Putin kills 15 goats in northeast China

Rada, a Siberian tiger, walks out into the open.
China's official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that the animal, named Ustin, bit and killed 15 goats and left another three missing on Sunday and Monday on a farm in Heilongjiang province's Fuyuan county.

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. It can jump over 40 feet and 'will kill anything that moves'.
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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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Alibaba’s Jack Ma keen to invest in India, eyes small businesses

Jack Ma
China’s richest person and founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, said on Wednesday that he is keen to invest more in India and help technology entrepreneurs here.

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%.

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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
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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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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