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Hindustan Times Monday, November 24, 2014 | Last Updated 23:24 IST 

PM Modi's wife Jashodaben 'unhappy' about her security cover, files RTI to seek details

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife Jashodaben Modi on Monday filed an RTI application seeking to know under which protocol she has been provided security cover by the government.

SC slams Srinivasan for owning IPL team while staying at the helm of cricket establishment

N Srinivasan
The court’s stinging observations come as a blow for suspended BCCI chief N Srinivasan who is seeking reinstatement as India’s top cricket administrator after a probe panel said he was “not involved with match fixing activity” and “not found to be involved in scuttling the investigations into match fixing”.

Chuck Hagel resigns as US defense secretary

Chuck Hagel

US defense secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, the first major change to President Barack Obama's cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago.

First Telangana, now Karnataka blocks TV9

TDP, Congress scuffle

Channel sources told HT that they were to run a major expose against the Siddaramaiah government at 9.30pm in their prime time segment. The channel was taken off air, just before the program was to be aired.

TV report stings BSP, pandemonium in Uttarakhand assembly

Smriti Irani dismisses reports of astrologer visit

DDA's much-awaited draw to be held tomorrow

India can grow at 9%, become $10 tn economy: PwC

Iran nuclear talks extended after deadline missed

Won't oppose unnecessarily FDI insurance bill: Maya

Mamata 'biggest beneficiary' of Saradha scam: Kunal

India to announce new emission standards for power plants

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding replica gun

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Time for South Asia to head north now

Leaders in Kathmandu have the unenviable task of crafting a communiqué that measures up to the calibre of advice they have recently got from strategists. They must not disappoint.

Cult of godmen: Rising faith in the unreasonable

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.
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Bigg Boss 8: Wild card entry 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'.

Kashmir had no space for BJP, Modi changed that: Pandit leader

Moti Kaul
Moti Kaul, BJP candidate from Srinagar’s Habba Kadal and a crucial Pandit leader, talks about the changing Valley, exile and Article 370.

I do what I believe in, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Arrogant, brash, or bad boy; Virat Kohli says he doesn't seem to operate by anyone else's rules, doesn't give a damn about labels; and adds that the kiss blown towards his girlfriend in the stands wasn't impulsive.

Mahabharata focus of India’s first Twitter fiction book

Chindu Sreedharan, the author of Epic Retold

After narrating the many twists and turns in the epic Mahabharata through 140-word tweets over four years, an Indian academic based at a British university is coming out with India’s first Twitter fiction book next month: ‘Epic Retold’, merging new media with the old.

Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can

Everpurse mobile charger
An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.

Kiss of Love, Bengaluru: Now even supporters miffed with organisers

Kiss of love

After a series of blunders, the principal organiser of the Bengaluru edition of Kiss of Love, Rachita Taneja, has backed out leaving the Facebook event page she created a few weeks ago to an anonymous group.

One in six smartphone users victim of cyber attack: Study

friends on phone
One in six smartphone users in the world have fallen prey to a cyber attack, reveals a new study, adding that 60% of smartphone users and almost half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices have no protection against malicious software.

S*** hits the roof: Exploding excrement topples building in China

A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported. The blast was reportedly sparked by a local man burning waste close to the cesspool, igniting methane gas which was emanating from the pit.

India bowl out Cricket Australia XI on first day of tour game

Ravichandran Ashwin
India's fast bowlers made full use of seamer-friendly conditions as they dismissed Cricket Australia XI for 219 on the first day of their opening two-day warm-up fixture in Adelaide on Monday.

Australia's Michael Clarke to miss vital India Test lead-up game

Michael Clarke
Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke said on Monday that he will miss a vital lead-up game, raising fresh doubts about his chances of playing in next month's first Test against India.
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EPL: Liverpool misery goes on but Tottenham bounce back to win

Brendan Rodgers
Crystal Palace heaped more misery on Liverpool when they came from behind to win 3-1 in the Premier League, six months after effectively ending the northern club's title hopes when they drew 3-3.

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.
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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.

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.

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10 names shortlisted for appointment as CMDs in 8 PSU banks

Raghuram Rajan

A high-level search panel headed by Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan has shortlisted 10 executive directors for the post of chairman and managing director (CMD) in eight public sector banks.

Jindal Steel shelves $10 bn project after coal setback

Coal Block, CBI
Jindal Steel and Power Ltd has shelved a $10 billion coal-to-diesel project, its chairman told Reuters, becoming the first big casualty of a Supreme Court decision to scrap coalfields allocated to private firms since 1993.
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Ever faced sexual harassment in college?

Take the HT Education poll and voice your opinion on what should colleges and students do to fight cases of sexual harassment on campus.

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?


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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Apple iPad Air 2, mini 3 to be available in India from Nov 29

Pre-bookings for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 have already started. Both the models will be available across Apple authorised retail stores from November 29

Xiaomi to invest in Indian start-ups, launches Redmi Note

Xiaomi Redmi NoteWorld's third largest smartphone vendor Xiaomi is keen on investing in start-ups in India and is scouting for opportunities in Bangalore and Delhi-NCR as it looks to add new features and services to its products.

One in six smartphone users victim of cyber attack: Study

friends on phoneOne in six smartphone users in the world have fallen prey to a cyber attack, reveals a new study, adding that 60% of smartphone users and almost half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices have no protection against malicious software.
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