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Hindustan Times Monday, December 29, 2014 | Last Updated 01:44 IST 

Bangalore blast: One killed, one injured at Church Street

Bangalore blast church street

An IED exploded outside a busy restaurant in Bengaluru on Sunday night, killing one woman and injuring one other in the central business district of Bangalore.

AirAsia plane QZ8501 goes missing, Indonesia halts search as night falls

AirAsia flight
Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Surabaya to Singapore.

Business of education: When schools become money-spinning machines

AirAsia flight
Balance sheets of several private unaided schools accessed through RTI revealed that they had not even spent 10% of their revenues on teachers’ salary.

IIT-D director resigns; Sachin denies wanting academy on campus


Sachin Tendulkar speaks after launching his autobiography Playing It My Way
Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday denied a news report that he wanted to build a cricket academy on the IIT Delhi campus, after the autonomous institute's director resigned allegedly due to disagreements with the govt.

One dead, hundreds stranded on Italian ferry

Mufti-Modi talks likely after parties settle issues

Assam violence: 2 lakh take shelter in relief camps

VIP treatment in jail for Saradha accused

Imphal: 8 skeletons found from abandoned school

IS planning attack on Queen’s guards: Report

TTP says Pak army fooled and used youth in J-K

Kejriwal promises funds to Delhi's villages

Jharkhand: Raghubar Das sworn in as 10th CM

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India should imbibe Obama's zeal to protect free speech

The Interview
There is a lesson India can learn from 'The Interview’ saga — when the rights of an organisation or a person are threatened, it is the duty of the State to step in and ensure that they are protected.

Modi govt must stop the celebration of Godse

Nathuram Godse
Honouring Godse with a statue is so shocking that it can paralyse people from even constructing an argument to counter the move. But that is exactly the reaction the extreme Right wants.
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10 years after the devastating Tsunami
World Cup 46
Bigg Boss 8
Bye bye wedding cliches. Hello 'wedding of my dreams'.
2014: Year in review
2014: Year in review

Farah Khan to host Bigg Boss 8; Rahul Mahajan, Ajaz among 5 wild card entries

Rahul Mahajan, Sambhavna Seth, Mehek Chahal, Ajaz Khan
Farah Khan will take over as the host of Bigg Boss 8 after Salman Khan begins shooting for his next. The show is also set to introduce Rahul Mahajan, Sambhavna Seth, Ajaz Khan and Mehek Chahal from previous seasons as challengers.

94% pickpockets nabbed in Delhi Metro are women

Metro
According to figures compiled by the CISF for 11 months, from January to November, show that a total of 293 women pickpockets were held as compared to 22 men in metro in the national capital region.

Frequent sex can reduce one's lifespan, says BJP MP from Bhopal

Alok Sanjar
Having sex frequently can reduce your lifespan, if BJP MP from Bhopal Alok Sanjar is to be believed. It seems Sanjar had his foot in his mouth when he came to attend a programme in Bhopal on Sunday.

Censor Board not to remove any scenes from 'PK'

PK
After more than 20 complaints against Rajkumar Hirani's Aamir Khan-Anusha Sharma-Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer PK by Hindu organisations, makers say they never meant to offend sentiments.

North India shivers as Leh touches -17°C

A man rides a bicycle

Leh in Jammu and Kashmir recorded its coldest overnight temperature at minus 17 degrees Celsius. All of North India is reeling under an intense cold wave forcing people to stay indoors. 

Did Winston Churchill consider converting to Islam?

Winston Churchill thumb

A 1907 letter discovered by a University of Cambridge researcher suggests that Winston Churchill — who served in the army in India in the late 1890s — may have considered converting to Islam after being exposed to the religion during his military service.

After comparing Obama to 'monkey', North Korea suffers new internet outage

Kim Jong Un
North Korea suffered a new Internet outage on Saturday shortly after calling US President Barack Obama a 'monkey' over the release of 'The Interview' -- a comedy film about a fictional plot to kill its leader.

3 universities toe Batra line, offer Vedic Maths course

Dinanath Batra
By February, three Indian universities will be teaching Vedic mathematics, thanks to memorandums of understanding signed with the Shiksha Bachao Andolan of Dinanath Batra, widely known for his Hindutva-inspired ideas on education. The latest is Punjab Technical University (PTU), which begins the six-month certificate course in February.
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Kohli registers 3rd Test ton in series, emulates Gavaskar

Virat Kohli Varun Aaron Phillip Hughes Phil Hughes
With his defiant century at the Melbourne Cicket Ground, Virat Kohli became only the second Indian batsman after Sunil Gavaskar to score 3 Test hundreds in a series against Australia.

Only Mohammad Hafeez to go to India for unofficial testing

Shahid Afridi
The PCB decided on Saturday to send only Mohammad Hafeez to India next week for unofficial testing of his bowling action, while fellow off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will stay in Pakistan.
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Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo
Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success.

Atletico close to sealing Torres deal

Fernando Torres
Atletico Madrid are close to sealing a deal for Spain forward Fernando Torres to return to his boyhood club, assistant coach German Burgos said on Saturday.
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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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Border area blues for 3G telecom customers

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Users of 3G services offered by telecom operators around the India-Pakistan border may continue to face issues following electromagnetic interference from radio-waves emitted by Pak’s army and telecom operators.

Coming up: Rs. 800-cr incentive package for electric vehicles

Estonia plugs electric cars as power prices soar
The government is likely to soon come up with an incentive package worth Rs. 800 crore to encourage demand and supply of electric and hybrid vehicles in the country.
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Have a healthy winter

healthy winter With mercury dipping across the country, people are trying everything to beat the winter chill. Fitness experts offer solutions, from our ancient exercise forms, and traditional foods that will help beat not just the cold, but also build immunity to fight infections.
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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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