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Hindustan Times Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Last Updated 16:22 IST 

Jammu: Jawan, two militants killed after attack on army base

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced

A day before the visit of PM Narendra Modi to J-K, an Indian Army jawan died and two militants were reportedly killed in a fierce gun battle near the international border in Jammu district's Arnia area on Thursday.

The story of Phillip Hughes: A boy from the bush who made it to the top

Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will forever be remembered as on of Australian cricket's free spirits. A pugnacious left-hander brimming with self-confidence, his life was tragically cut short when he was hit on the head by a ball and never regained consciousness.

IPL spot-fixing: Chennai Super Kings should be disqualified, says SC

IPL
The Supreme Court on Thursday observed Chennai Super Kings, an IPL team owned by suspended BCCI chief N Srinivasan's company India Cements, should be suspended without 'further inquiry'.

Modi and Nawaz shake hands, meet briefly as Saarc members seek to salvage summit

Modi, Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif Thursday shook hands and met briefly during a retreat at the Saarc Summit a day after Pakistan held back its assent to some key pacts.

Sanskrit to be 3rd language from classes 6 to 8 in KVs: Centre to SC

Assam rebels kill trader ahead of Modi's visit

Budgam: Army indicts 9 soldiers including officer

Black money: Jaitley says 427 names identified

I just did my job: Cop who killed Ferguson teen

Trinamool slams SBI's $1-bn loan to Adani group

Boy carries petrol to school, sets himself on fire

Delhi: Jung suspends babus for dirty govt buildings

‘Vulgar’ Comedy Central channel goes off air

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What's the plan for MNREGA? Modi has to explain

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, writes Abhijit Banerjee.

Not a safe country for our children

Child abuse
The response to rising child sex abuse needs to evolve from being incident-specific and reactive to one that is institutional, writes Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
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Factbox : Australian batsman Phillip Hughes' career

Phil Hughes
Factbox on Australia's left-handed opening batsman Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday felled by a bouncer playing for South Australia against NSW in a Sheffield Shield match.

2010 summer agitation could have been handled differently: Omar Abdullah

Chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah
In the midst of a tough electoral battle, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah takes time off to speak to Hindustan Times about the mistakes he made and what he could have done differently in his six-year tenure.

Why you shouldn't worry if you haven't got a flat in DDA draw

Delhi Development Authority
DDA is going to launch a bigger housing scheme in 2016 with 35,000 flats likely to be launched in the middle or end of 2016. The prices of the flats are expected to be 15-20% higher than the flats offered in 2014.

Veena Malik on blasphemy charge: I will never offend my religion

veena
Malik was sentenced to 26 years in jail Tuesday by an anti-terrorism court for playing a religious song during her mock wedding on a channel last year. In an interview to HT, Malik says she hasn’t done anything offensive.

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

In Pakistan, new TV show lifts veil on sex taboos

Doctor Nadim
In strait-laced Muslim Pakistan, a new TV show is trying to deal with the delicate subject of sex and embarrassing illnesses without angering conservatives. Most of Pakistan's 80-odd television stations fill their airtime with cooking shows, soap operas, cricket and interminable chatshows debating the country's myriad political dramas.

Thousands express shock as Phillip Hughes dies from head injuries

Phillip Hughes
Thousands have expressed sadness over the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes after he suffered a head injury during a match.

#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.
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Hughes’ death: Why cricketers resist innovations in helmets

Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes' sickening injury from the Sean Abbott bouncer was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers faced by batsmen confronting bowlers propelling a five-and-a-half ounce ball at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

Shikha Pandey helps India level series against South Africa

Jhulan Goswami
A brilliant half century from Shikha Pandey helped India win the second women's One-day International of the three-match series against South Africa by six wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore on Wednesday.
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Messi’s legacy etched in history, Ronaldo will have to wait

Lionel Messi
Just last week Lionel Messi was made to recall the moment that could have changed the world’s outlook on his 2014 and enhanced even further the legacy of a player regarded as the best of all-time by various commentators, players and coaches.

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.

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Champions Tennis League: Radwanska plays stellar role as Pune win inaugural title

Champions Tennis league
Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis subdued world number 16 Kevin Anderson in the crucial men's singles as Pune Marathas lifted the inaugural Champions Tennis League trophy with a 27-23 victory over Delhi Dreams in the final in Delhi on Wednesday.

'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.

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Sensex extends gains, up 37 points in early trade

Sensex
Extending Wednesday's gain, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 37 points in early trade on Thursday after sustained buying in blue-chip stocks amid a mixed trend in Asian markets.

Rupee gains 4 paise against dollar in early trade

Rupee
The rupee strengthened by 4 paise to 61.80 against the dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks amid sustained foreign capital inflows.
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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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Bigger iPhones are leading to tablet neglect

If you are one of the 39 million consumers that have so far snapped up one of Apple's new larger iPhones, chances are that your iPad has started to gather dust.

Teenagers not hooked to Facebook anymore

FacebookA study involving 170,000 internet users across 32 countries has found that more and more teenagers are spending more time on instant messaging apps than on Facebook.

Hacked emails spread spam faster

HackerSpams spread faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts, research shows.
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