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Hindustan Times Friday, December 26, 2014 | Last Updated 09:58 IST 

Colleague hired juveniles for acid attack on Delhi doctor

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Senior resident doctor Ashok Yadav, 32, and his BPO executive friend Vaibhav hired two juveniles for Rs. 25,000 to carry out the crime that left the 30-year-old victim with a damaged right eye and severe burns to her face.

Tsunami was like a rebirth for us, we're now more humble: Survivor

Raghupathy Vaidyanathan, Asian tsunami
Ten years. One decade. But it’s still fresh in our memories. How can we forget the 26th of December, 2004 – a day of life and death. The day my family was reborn.  Asian tsunami

J-K suspense on; BJP eyes chief minister's post, tie-up with NC

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
The National Conference and the People's Democratic Party willing to do business with it in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP was eyeing the chief minister's post in the border state, sources said.

Host him with hospitality: Father of captured pilot appeals to IS

Jordanian pilot

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking the group to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.

'Hot engines', UAVs: India's wish list to Pentagon

Christmas a working day for govt officials in Delhi

On Xmas, 58 converted to Hinduism in Kerala

Revenge attacks after rebel bloodbath in Assam

Railways will not be privatised, says PM Modi

Raghubar Das set to be named Jharkhand CM

Monkey scam brewing in Delhi: Maneka Gandhi

Reliance Cap ropes in Japanese bank as partner

Arrests in protest over police shooting of black teen

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Good Governance Day sends wrong message on Xmas

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The decision by the Narendra Modi government to declare Christmas as ‘Good Governance Day’ troubles me: It is a completely unnecessary attempt to confuse the spirit of a festive occasion with political symbolism, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Intelligence agencies must learn to coordinate, improve capacities

Modi
Governments like India not only need to cover shortfalls in recruitment to intelligence agencies and other security forces, but they ought to place high priority in developing professionals who can sensitively analyse data.
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Orphan to architect: Meghana is stronger than the tsunami

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Meghana Rajshekhar was 12 years old in 2004. The daughter of an IAF officer, she had seen a bit more of the country than most of her peers by the time her family settled down in Car Nicobar, which was not far from where the tsunamis originated. Asian tsunami

I’m glad that I found a companion, says Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut
Actor Kangana Ranaut, who is happy in her current relationship, does acknowledge the challenges that come with being in one. Freedom of being alone is intoxicating, she says, relationships can be very traumatic.

Ugly review: This one is a grim, gripping and shocking movie

Rahul Bhatt
Watch the movie for the its cinematic brilliance, for the simple, touching and mind-blowing message. Watch it for Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhatt and Vineet Kumar Singh. Skip the movie if blood and shootouts is all you want to see in an Anurag Kashyap venture.

Video: Monkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend, brings him back to life

A monkey tries to quench his thirst in Shimla.
Onlookers at a train station in Kanpur watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend - resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious.

If you want to enter paradise, be a suicide bomber: Boko Haram to 13-year-old girl

Zahra'u Babangida
A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her parents gave her to the Islamic terror outfit Boko Haram to take part in a suicide bomb attack in Kano. Nigeria has suffered numerous suicide bombings in recent months carried out by girls and young women.

Bigg Boss 8: Sonali ditches Upen and rewards Dimpy

Bigg Boss 8, Sonali Raut
In Thursday's episode of Bigg Boss 8, it is time for Judgement Day and captain Sonali is asked to choose a good contestant. Sonali names Dimpy for the reward and Dimpy in turn gets to name the person who needs to be punished.

Sanjay Dutt returns home, shows off his eight-pack abs

Sanjay Dutt
Released on a two weeks' furlough by the Yerwada Central Jail, Sanjay Dutt said he had lost oodles of weight while in jail. He also obliged the shutterbugs by posing for pictures, eight packs and all.  

'The Interview' is online and in theatres

The Interview
Americans went to war on Christmas against a distant dictator from the cozy comfort of a darkened cinema theatre for the more adventurous and just their laptop at home for the rest.
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India vs Aus: Indian bowlers make inroads after lunch

 David Warner ,Umesh Yadav

Chris Rogers approached a confident half century as Australia recovered from the early loss of fellow-opener David Warner to go to lunch at 92-1 on the opening day of the third cricket Test against India on Friday.

Captain Dhoni in denial mode again on Kohli-Dhawan spat

Dhoni
After two days of silence, the skipper finally responded to stories about the unrest incident on Friday by sticking to a narrative of denial which has been exercised many a times in the past by the Indian cricket establishment.
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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

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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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Teetering SpiceJet to submit revival plan to govt today

SpiceJet
SpiceJet is likely to submit a revival plan to the aviation ministry on Friday based on the proposed investment by a consortium of investors led by the airline’s co-founder Ajay Singh.

DBT for LPG world's largest direct benefit transfer scheme

cooking gas agency
At present, a subsidised LPG cylinder costs Rs. 417 per 14.2-kg bottle while its market price is Rs. 752, the difference being the subsidy component.
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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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Apple planning a smaller iPhone for 2015

The current iPhone is barely three months old, but the rumors and reports about what we can expect from its replacement -- which won't be unveiled until September 2015 -- have already begun in earnest and are pointing to an iPhone 6S with a smaller screen.

PlayStation games coming to Samsung TVs

SamsungFrom 2015, owners of new Samsung Smart TVs in the US and Canada will be able to play hundreds of PS3 games via Sony's PlayStation Now service on their new television sets and all they'll need is a wireless DualShock 4 controller.

Facebook teams with NFL to score with online video

A Facebook userFacebook said Thursday it had teamed with the National Football League to show ad-sponsored video clips at the leading social network.
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