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Hindustan Times Friday, November 21, 2014 | Last Updated 02:48 IST 

Inside Rampal's ashram: Faith is the base, money brings glitter

Rampal Ashram
A hall that can seat 50,000 has a special enclosure from where Rampal delivered sermons from a hydraulic chair. A police officer gave the break-up of fans: 10,000 ceiling and 1,000 exhaust fans under one roof.

Reshaping India: The debate begins today with HT Leadership Summit

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It is time to look for new solutions, and there won’t be any without innovation, optimism and leadership. The 12th edition of the HT Leadership Summit brings together thought leaders from the country and around the world to debate on how to reshape India.

Kotak acquires ING Vysya Bank, eyes national footprint

Uday Kotak Uday Sareen Kotak Mahindra Bank ING Vysya Bank
Shares of the two banks ended at life-time highs on the Bombay Stock Exchange Thursday. While Kotak Mahindra surged 7.2% at Rs. 1,157.05, shares of ING Vysya Bank ended 7.1% up at Rs. 814.20.

SC orders CBI chief off 2G case for interference, says all not well

CBI director Ranjit Sinha

The Supreme Court removed Ranjit Sinha Thursday from the 2G scam probe, putting a question mark on the credibility of the CBI director who is alleged to have met people accused of corruption in the high-profile case.

Delhi 'honour killing': Cops to probe cremation claim

Talks with Kashmir leaders first, then India: Sharif

Govt clears 3 big projects to end power outages

Delhi: Molested, 19-year-old girl kills herself

Growth, not article 370, on BJP agenda: Rajnath

Modi for adhering to deadlines in bilateral pacts

Waqf board says anointment of Bukhari son illegal

Modi’s Nepal visit plans scaled down, row erupts

Winning upper middle-class AAP’s challenge

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Why Jammu and Kashmir should not have a Hindu CM


No non-Muslim has ever become a J-K CM. In 1983, when Hindus won a majority of seats on the Congress ticket from Jammu, the party chose Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, writes Binoo Joshi.

SC order on Ranjit Sinha restores credibility to 2G probe

Ranjit Sinha
The SC order directing CBI director Ranjit Sinha to recuse himself from 2G probe is, on the face of it, a severe indictment of India’s top investigator and agency but it is still not a pronouncement of guilt.
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Anand vs Carlsen: Latest match report

Honduras buries Miss World contestant, sister killed in jealous rage

Miss Honduras
Under a white tent set up in the street in front of the family's house in the northwestern town of Santa Barbara, mourners held a dawn vigil for Miss Honduras, 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado, and her 23-year-old sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado.

'Dhoni lied to the Mudgal Commission'

Miss Honduras
The most disturbing feature of Justice Mukul Mudgal's report is not that the top BCCI officials are complicit in wrongdoing, but that the malaise may have spread and in the process compromised India's most powerful cricketer, writes Pradeep Magazine.

Chess game 9: Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen share honours again

Anand Carlsen
In the ninth game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand, playing with black pieces Thursday, had to be satisfied with a draw against Magnus Carlsen after just 20 moves.

Thai cops hold 3 students for flashing Hunger Games salute

Hunger games protest
Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest 'Hunger Games' movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign of defiance.

Hard luck Bigg Boss fans: Kim Kardashian is not coming to India

Why Kim Kardashian doesn't believe in giving fashion advice
The American reality TV star’s much-hyped maiden trip to India has been nipped in the bud, owing to visa issues. As part of her three-nation tour to launch a perfume brand, Kardashian was supposed to come to India, and also appear on Bigg Boss.

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Delhi 'honour' killing: Punish Bhawna's murderers swiftly

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Bhawna Yadav's parents strangled her to death for marrying outside her caste: a sign that so-called honour killings continue unabated in the country. Legislation against honour killing must be swiftly brought in.

Smugglers getting smart, but smarter customs strikes gold with trolley tag

Gold smuggling
Two passengers got a couple of plates of gold made identical to labels stuck to the back of airport baggage trolleys to hoodwink customs authorities, Delhi airport officials said Thursday.

Fernando Alonso leaves Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel replaces him

Fernando Alonso
Sebastian Vettel will have a chance to emulate his childhood hero Michael Schumacher when he drives for Ferrari next season, leaving his predecessor Fernando Alonso's future away from the Italian team unclear.

Time for Team India's young guns to fire

Virat Kohli
The young India team is brimming with confidence, it is time they come of age in Australia, writes former India captain Sourav Ganguly.

BCCI insists unnamed player in report was 'reprimanded'

BCCI refuted in Supreme Court the findings of the Justice Mudgal Committee which probed the IPL spot-fixing and betting, that no action was taken against a player for his misconduct.
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India's new football league ISL making a big splash

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The Indian Super League seems to have added the zing that football needed in a country of 1.2 billion people, which Fifa chief Sepp Blatter once called 'a sleeping giant'.

Reus to Bayern Munich talk doesn't bother Ribery

Franck Ribery
Bayern Munich veteran Franck Ribery says he is not concerned about the possible arrival of Germany winger Marco Reus at the Bavarian giants for next season.
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Davis Cup: Roger Federer fit for duty, but doubts persist

Swiss Roger Federer
Roger Federer is set to play for Switzerland in the Davis Cup final against France in Lille on Friday despite a back injury that laid him low.

Next up for Sania Mirza? Grand Slam women's doubles title

Cara Black
Not satisfied with winning the WTA Finals doubles crown with Cara Black and other prestigious titles, Sania Mirza said she wants to clinch the women's doubles Grand Slam title.
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Tech Mahindra buys US company for $240 million

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Tech Mahindra, India’s fifth-largest IT service company, has entered into an agreement to buy US-based network services company Lightbridge Communications Corporation for $ 240 million (Rs 1,486.5 crore).

Infosys cracks down on BPO arm for faking bills

An anonymous mail has surfaced in Infosys, claiming to be from an employee who worked in the finance department of the company, questioning the internal controls of the company.
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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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Microsoft cloud service partially down, MSN unavailable

Microsoft Corp's Azure cloud-computing service, which hosts websites and lets customers store and manage data remotely, suffered serious outages on Tuesday taking its popular MSN web portal offline.

Twitter indexes every public tweet ever sent

TwitterTwitter on Tuesday began letting users search through every tweet publicly fired off at the globally-popular one-to-many messaging service since it launched in 2006.

IBM launches new email service 'Verse'

IBMTech giant IBM has launched a new e-mail application 'Verse' for enterprises that integrates social media, file sharing and analytics to help increase productivity.
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