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Hindustan Times Monday, November 24, 2014 | Last Updated 08:38 IST 

Senior Cong leader and former minister Murli Deora dead

Murli Deora
Senior Congress leader and ex-Union minister Murli Deora passed away in Mumbai on Monday morning after prolonged illness. He was 77 and is survived by his wife and two sons, including former MP Milind Deora.

Winter session starts today, Opposition set to play hardball

Narendra Modi HTS

Opposition parties, led by the Congress, are set to play hardball over the Modi government’s legislative agenda on reforms even as the Centre has lined up an extensive list of business for the winter session of Parliament that starts Monday.

Cult of godmen: Rising faith in the unreasonable

Rampal
Across most of the world, religion is becoming more powerful than ever. But people want more and are thus being drawn to all sorts of cults, writes Manu Joseph.

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills over 45

Saarc summit may break Modi, Sharif ice

'Zero tolerance to error must for India’s security'

Hisar: Rampal brought back to Satlok Ashram

Contender for CBI's top job to be quizzed in graft probe

Delhi: Cops arrest traffickers, 20 minors rescued

Burdwan: Bangla terror outfit’s women chief held

Beijing on mind, PM Modi in Pacific push

Ignored in J-K, transgenders don’t register to vote

Sanskrit to remain optional: Smriti Irani

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OUR TAKE
Indo-Pak: Tough talk, but the door is still open

Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has — with Kashmir audiences in mind ahead of state elections — declared that he will start a dialogue with India only after consulting Kashmiri leaders.

Narendra Modi turns to Jawaharlal Nehru

Modi in Australia
Nehru referred in December 1947 to the Sangh as 'a private army' that was 'definitely proceeding on the strictest Nazi lines.' Gandhi was as ambivalent towards the Sangh as they were towards him, writes Ramachandra Guha.
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Anand vs Carlsen: Latest match report
IFFI 2014

Chess: Carlsen crowned world champion, Anand vows return

Anand Carlsen
In the eleventh game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand playing with black pieces lost to Magnus Carlsen. With this win Carlsen successfully defended his World Champion title. 

Bigg Boss 8: Nigaar Khan evicted, says she is glad

Nigaar Khan
The latest wild card entry on Bigg Boss, Nigaar Khan was voted out of the show on Sunday evening. In a chat with HT, she says she is happy to be out of the house that is 'full of negativity'.

Indians, Chavara and Euphrasia, conferred sainthood by Pope Francis

Chavara and Euphrasia
Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia from India were on Sunday conferred sainthood by Pope Francis in Vatican City at a special canonisation mass, in a moment of elation and spiritual fervour for the Christians in India.

Federer, Wawrinka fire Switzerland to Davis Cup victory

Roger Federer

It is one of the greatest sporting triumphs for Switzerland, the 14th nation to win the Davis Cup, and a huge personal milestone for Federer to go with his 17 Grand Slam titles, six Masters titles and Olympic doubles gold.

Gandhi statue in London: Don’t stir up apathy, says Meghnad

Meghnad Desai
Amidst demands that the British government fund the cost of installing Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square, economist Meghnad Desai, who heads a trust formed for the purpose, said the required one million pounds were on the way.

Babus get instructions on how to deal with MPs

A 'to-do' list for babus
The prime minister’s office has ordered corporate-style ethics norms for civil servants, regulators and watchdogs to ensure that their private interests do not affect their performance as public servants.

F1: Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, claims world title

Lewis Hamilton World Champion
Lewis Hamilton clinched his second drivers' world championship and became the first British multiple champion for 46 years when he won Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Who's Salman Khan's new best friend? Hint: It's not Shah Rukh Khan

Aamir Khan, Arpita, Ayush, Salman Khan
During Arpita Khan's wedding, Salman's new-found friendship with Shah Rukh Khan, after five years of cold war, was making news. And now, after the reception, he has made up with photographers who had banned him a few months ago.
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Australia edge South Africa in final ODI to go top of rankings

James Faulkner

James Faulkner hit the winning boundary with five balls to spare to give Australia a thrilling two-wicket victory over South Africa on Sunday and push them to the top of the ICC one-day rankings.

Kohli fires first salvo, says India can handle Johnson

Virat Kohli

Talking tough ahead of the of the Test series against Australia, stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli said that the team is in the right frame of mind and totally equipped to handle the dangerous Mitchell Johnson.

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ISL: Injuries take a toll as hosts Mumbai lose to Chennaiyin

Hero India Super League
Injuries have plagued the Indian Super League since its first week. With a hectic schedule and ageing footballers, casualties have ceased to shock.

La Liga: Ronaldo grabs double as Messi breaks goal record

Christiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as leaders Real Madrid subdued Eibar 4-0 on Saturday while Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals with a hat-trick in second-placed Barcelona's 5-1 rout of Sevilla.
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Wawrinka won it for us, says Federer

Roger Federer
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.

Want to be number 1 before I retire: Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday said she wants to reach No. 1 position in the world rankings before bidding adieu to the game.

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Refinance power loans, ease norms for banks: govt panel

High voltage electricity
This means that banks would be able to give these projects more time for repayment, increase tenure of loans and categorise these power projects as standard asset rather than as non-performing assets.

Budget to unveil 'second generation' reforms: Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
The country needs 'a larger opening out in more sectors,' it requires stability of policy and tax regime besides a 'reasonable' cost of capital, finance minister Arun Jaitley said.
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Calling all geniuses

ResearchThe UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund is aimed at strengthening joint programmes in science and research, says UK science minister Greg Clark

Hey, who wants to do a fellowship with Facebook?

Facebook

For all social media and research enthusiasts, here’s your chance to pursue a fellowship with Facebook. Applications are invited for the Facebook fellowship programme which would be available to US and international students for a full-time PhD-accredited doctoral programme focusing on a topic or field relevant to Facebook.

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Samsung launches free mobile video streaming service

Services like Spotify are disrupting and revolutionizing the way consumers discover and access music and Samsung is betting that video is about to go the same way.

Almost all smartphones apps have been hacked: Report

Android smartphoneAn analysis of mobile apps has revealed that between 75 and 97% of apps - on both android and iOS devices - have been hacked.

Google tests replacing web ads with contributions

Google officeGoogle on Thursday began rolling out a way for people to support websites they frequent and, in return, be rewarded with ad-free pages.
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