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Hindustan Times Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Last Updated 14:51 IST 

Saarc: Modi mentions Mumbai attack, urges member nations to combat terrorism together

Narendra Modi
Addressing the Saarc summit, PM Narendra Modi mentioned the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai, describing it as a 'horror'. He also urged South Asian countries to join hands and combat terrorism together.

Protests erupt in US; more troops in Ferguson to prevent fresh riots

Ferguson shooting
Protests spread across the US and more than 2,000 National Guard troops were deployed in St. Louis to prevent  fresh rioting after a grand jury declined to indict a white cop in the fatal shooting of a black teen.

Six months at the helm, NDA govt evokes conflicting reactions in states

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
While some praise positives on the foreign policy front, the Jan Dhan and Swachh Bharat initiatives as well as the scheme to get MPs to adopt a village, others are concerned about the slow pace of reforms and rise in communal conflagrations.

DDA housing scheme: Ray of hope for 1,200 applicants on waiting list

Freehold at last, but...

For the unsuccessful aspirants of the DDA housing scheme, there is still a ray of hope. Apart from the 25,034 applicants who got lucky, the housing agency also carried out a draw to create a ‘waiting list’ of applicants.

Black money issue likely to be debated in House

Visa on arrival for 43 nationalities from Nov 27

SPG gets a new chief, old one in the lurch

Four Indian youth who joined IS want to return home

Modi, R-Day guest Obama to hold summit-level talks

Centre mulls ban on sale of loose cigarettes

Disgruntled AAP, Cong leaders cosy up to BJP

China: 24 killed, 52 injured in coal mine fire

Egypt: 19 killed, 8 injured in building collapse

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Six years after 26/11, Pakistan has not changed its ways

26/11
As India marks 26/11 Mumbai attacks' sixth anniversary, the ISIS appears to be gaining a foothold in Pakistan and sometime later some of its militants will be co-opted by the ISI, writes Tufail Ahmad.

Modi Sarkar's six months: Smooth start to a tough ride

Narendra Modi
Governance and governance outcomes are a continuing process. Artificial time slices like a hundred days or six months have at best some symbolic value, writes NK Singh.
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Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy in Pak

Veena Ka Swayamwar
Actor Veena Malik, her husband and the owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV, was sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme.

Jurassic World trailer introduces the scariest dinosaur yet

Jurassic World
You thought T-Rex in Jurassic Park was scary? Well, check out Jurassic World's genetically-engineered dinosaur in this new trailer, which is highly intelligent, can jump over 40 feet and 'will kill anything that moves'.

6TH ANNIVERSARY OF 26/11 ATTACK
Six years after 26/11, Mumbai's coastline is still as porous as ever

Taj Hotel
With the change of guard at both the Centre and the state, the proposed state academy to train coastal police, which was upgraded to a national one, is now being planned in Gujarat instead of Maharashtra.

As promised, Hansal Mehta casts Shweta Basu in a documentary

Shweta Basu Prasad
National Award-winning film-maker, Hansal Mehta, has kept his promise of offering a role to actor Shweta Basu Prasad, who was arrested in September this year for her alleged involvement in a sex racket.

With top hat and a moustache, Sherlock and Watson return with a teaser image

Benedict Cumberbatch
In a great 'back to the future' moment, the makers of Sherlock shared a special picture of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman dressed in the classic Sherlock Holmes style from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's era. Though the iconic deer-stalker cap was replaced by a top hat.

Predators on prowl: Sex traffickers using Facebook to lure victims

Facebook crosses one billion active users mark

Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said on Wednesday.

Ronit Roy turns down role in American TV series Homeland

Ronit Roy
A popular face on Indian television, Ronit Roy seems to have caught the fancy of international show producers as well. We hear the actor was recently offered an important role on a hit American TV series, but he was unable to take it up.

Waiting for her man: Jashodaben is neither here, nor there

Jashodaben
Jashodaben, who has filed an RTI application over her security, suffers all the headaches of being the prime minister's wife without the privileges of the actual position. Now that she has become a public figure, there is every chance that her life is in danger.
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Phil Hughes continues to fight for life, still critical

Phil Hughes

Australian batsman Phil Hughes continued to fight for life as he remained in a critical condition after being struck on the head in a freak accident during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Karnataka crush Punjab by 156 runs, defend Vijay Hazare title

Robin Uthappa

Karnataka defended their title in grand style after their top-order led by centurion Mayank Agarwal rose to the occasion to crush a hapless Punjab by 156 runs in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament final, at Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

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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.

Argentina face holders Uruguay in Copa America

Gonzalo Higuain Argentina
World Cup runners-up Argentina face holders Uruguay, who knocked them out of their home tournament four years ago, and Brazil will meet Colombia in a World Cup rematch in the group phase at the 2015 Copa America.
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'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.

Wawrinka won it for us, says Federer

Stanislas Wawrinka
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.
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China's Alibaba to invest more in India

Alibaba

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's founder and executive chairman Jack Ma Wednesday said he wanted to invest more in India.

Sensex falls 55 points in early trade

Sensex

The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 55 points in early trade on Wednesday on offloading of positions by speculators ahead of monthly expiry in the derivatives segment amidst mixed global cues.

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Nissan giving Indian customers a raw deal with Datsun GO?

Datsun Go during the frontal crash test conducted by NCAPIt may have received a lot of flak recently for the lack of safety features on its entry-level car Datsun GO, but an unfazed Japanese car major Nissan is planning to launch a seven-seater version, GO Plus, also without these features, in January.

Mahindra gives its Scorpio more venom

Rugged as everM&M’s staple SUV gets a new look; though not pathbreaking, it will retain its customer base
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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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Facebook launches new chatting application

Facebook launched Tuesday a new chatting application worldwide called "Rooms" which simulates traditional internet chatting rooms, enabling users to chat with strangers on specific topics.

Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-backed selfie app Shots: Report

TwitterTwitter Inc is in talks to buy Shots, a selfie photo-sharing app, CNBC reported, citing a source close to the Justin Bieber-backed company.

Cloud gaming predicted to take off in 2015

Tokyo Game ShowAs many as 150 million people will be streaming high-end computer games over a high-speed internet connection by the end of next year.
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