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Hindustan Times Friday, December 26, 2014 | Last Updated 20:16 IST 

Cong: BJP should refrain from becoming like Alexander who wanted to conquer the world

Ghulam Nabi Azad
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday asked BJP not to indulge in 'arm-twisting' tactics and be 'insensitive' while 'bulldozing' its way on govt formation in J-K. Suspense over govt formation; BJP in bargaining position

Then and Now: 15 places devastated by tsunami have recovered

T Shankar, Reverse sterilisation, Nagapattinam, Asian Tsunami
Photos shot days after tsunami struck the country captured the scale of the damage. Ten years later, HT's national photo editor Gurinder Osan revisits the places he had clicked on his 2004 tsunami assignment in Tamil Nadu. See the pictures from then and now. Full coverage

Delhi: Over 60 trains affected due to fog, similar weather likely tomorrow

Labourers
The national capital experienced a foggy Friday with the maximum temperature four notches below the season's average of 17 degree Celsius affecting movement of over 60 trains. Similar weather is likely on Saturday, the Met Office said.

Pak forces kill Taliban 'facilitator' in Peshawar school attack

Peshawar

Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left 150 people dead in the country's worst ever terror attack, officials said Friday.

The Interview review: Why this Kolaveri Di, N Korea?

Raghubar Das to take oath as J'khand CM on Dec 28

Assam: Forces launch ops against Bodo militants

Centre carries out another bureaucratic reshuffle

China increases assistance to Nepal by 400%

Gas leak kills 3 at South Korea nuclear plant

Sun TV network’s top official held for ‘harassment’

Delhi: Friend hired juveniles for acid attack on doc

Woman dies of swine flu in Delhi hospital

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Good Governance Day sends wrong message on Xmas

Modi
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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10 years after the devastating Tsunami
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Bigg Boss 8
Bye bye wedding cliches. Hello 'wedding of my dreams'.
2014: Year in review
2014: Year in review

Ugly review: It's dark and dystopian

Ronit Roy, Ugly
If fairy tales exist, so must nightmares. But Bollywood so often escapes into the former - happy, carefree romances, or unreal stories of achievement - that Ugly comes as a shock.

5 really 'different' films that made Bollywood proud in 2014

Kangana, Revolver Rani
Being different is a taboo in the Hindi film industry. But, every year new filmmakers come to the forefront with pathbreaking concepts. Here is a list of five such films which made Bollywood proud in 2014.

Night at the Museum 3 review: Watch it for Robin Williams

Williams played the wax model of Theodore Roosevelt in the Night At The Museum; With Ben Stiller.
Despite a promising cast, this third and final film of the franchise lacks energy and inspiration. This is not to say that it does not have its moments, but they are few and intermittent. One extra star to the film though for having one of the very last performances of Robin Williams.

2014: 5 remarkable turning points for Bollywood this year

Deepika Padukone
It takes a lot for Bollywood to veer away from tried and tested formulas. This year was no different, except a few aberrations that sort of smacked of the changing mindsets within the industry. We prefer to call it turning points. Here are five of them.

Now, you can book your entry ticket to the Taj Mahal online

couple near
The e-ticketing facility, a collaboration between ASI and ICRTC, for the Taj Mahal and Humayun's Tomb was launched by minister of state for culture and tourism Mahesh Sharma in Delhi on Friday.

Viral video: Gujarat cop caught on camera dancing with woman

Gujarat cops
A video purportedly showing a Gujarat policeman dancing with a woman has gone viral. The video, which is a reminder of an incident in UP's Shahjahanpur where a drunk cop allegedly forced a dancer to perform at gunpoint, was reportedly circulated on WhatsApp.

Bigg Boss 8: Salman Khan gets a day off on his birthday

Salman Khan
Salman Khan will not host Saturday’s (December 27) episode as Bigg Boss has decided to give him a day off. However, contrary to reports that Kapil Sharma will host the episode instead, the TV star will simply visit the house and not host the show.

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.
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India vs Aus: Hosts 259-5 at stumps on Day 1 of third Test

Steve Smith

Steven Smith once again proved the difference for Australia as the new captain scored an assured half century to steer his team through a mixed day with the bat on the opening day of the third test against India.

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

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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Sensex up 33 pts; HDFC, Sesa Sterlite among big gainers

Bombay stock exchange
In volatile trade, the benchmark BSE Sensex on Friday rose by 33 points to close the day at 27,241.78, mainly helped by gains in HDFC, Sesa Sterlite, Infosys and TCS, amidst lack of fresh market cues.

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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Weekend fix for the soul: Laugh out loud

laugh When it comes to relieving stress, giggles and guffaws are just what the doctor orders. There is strong evidence that laughter can actually improve health and fight disease. It is also scientifically proved that we are thirty times more likely to laugh at something when we are with people.
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Tata's new hatchback, the Bolt, reviewed

Tata's new hatchback, the Bolt, reviewedThe Bolt is Tata’s newest hatchback on the X1 platform. The successor to the Vista, the carmaker’s new big hatch comes with an all-new exterior, an all-new interior and a new turbo-petrol engine too.

Fiat's Abarth 595 Competizione reviewed

Fiat's Abarth 595 Competizione reviewedAbarth 595 Competizione – the name boldly implies that it has a lot more zing than the 500 Abarth we drove in 2012 or the Nuovo 500 of 2008.
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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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Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays

Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

Microsoft adds Skype group chats to Office Online

SkypeOffice Online users will now be able to start a chat while working on Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word documents.

Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android

SamsungGlobal smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path.
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