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Hindustan Times Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Last Updated 10:03 IST 

6 months of NDA govt

Looking beyond borders: India mends fences, reaches out to superpowers and neighbours

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If there's a prime directive to a Modi doctrine it's that foreign policy is another lever to move the domestic economy. The snail's pace of multilateral fora does not excite him and he much prefers the Big Bilateral.

India seeks to boost regional ties at Saarc, but Pak rivalry casts shadow

Narendra Modi
Saarc leaders will meet in Kathmandu Wednesday, with India seeking to boost trade and reinvigorate ties in its backyard, but analysts say little can be achieved while its bitter rivalry with Pakistan persists.

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Obama to spend two days in India, hold summit-level talks with Modi

Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama’s state visit to India in January to attend the Republic Day Parade will be spread over two days and include summit-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Delight and despair as 25k flats won in DDA's mega housing scheme draw

Delhi Development Authority
Vikas Sadan, the headquarters of DDA, was witness to both delight and despair as hundreds of applicants of the land development agency’s housing scheme 2014 thronged the office to see if they get lucky in the capital’s biggest gamble.

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

Centre mulls ban on sale of loose cigarettes

Record polling, J-K votes for azadi from separatists

Egypt: 19 killed, 8 injured in building collapse

7 naval officers found guilty in Sindhuratna mishap

Phil Hughes critical after emergency surgery

Disgruntled AAP, Cong leaders cosy up to BJP

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Twitter to boost online voting and video with new tools

Katie Jacobs Stanton

Microblogging service Twitter, which has emerged as the prime internet platform for politicians, policymakers and journalists across the world to break, share and discuss news and build public opinion, is ready with new innovations that will help instant polls and easy reading of linked content.

I don’t speak about my personal life: Arjun Rampal on his proximity to Sussanne

Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia
The latest rumour is that Mehr Jesia-Rampal (Arjun’s wife) and Sussanne’s friendship has soured because of him. Amid fresh rumours dragging him back into the Hrithik Roshan-Sussanne Khan split, the actor explains why he’s been avoiding the media.

DDA draw over: All you need to know about 25,000 flats on offer

DDA draw result

The DDA 2014 housing scheme has 25,034 flats on offer. The highest conventration of flats is in Rohini Sector 34 and Sector 35 and Dwarka Sector 23-B. Many flats are also located in Jasola, Vasant Kunj, Mukherjee Nagar, Kalyan Vihar and Motia Khan.

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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.

India batsmen put up decent show in Australian tour game

Ajinkya Rahane
India made a positive start to their tour of Australia after rounding off the practice game against Cricket Australia XI with an all-round performance as the two-day match ended in a draw in Adelaide.
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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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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.

Want to be number 1 before I retire: Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday said she wants to reach No. 1 position in the world rankings before bidding adieu to the game.

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Rupee gains 5 paise against dollar in early trade

Rupee

The rupee strengthened by five paise to 61.81 against the dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks.

Offshore black money: ED for seizing domestic equivalent

Black money case
Indians suspected of holding illegal assets abroad could have property or other possessions of equivalent value seized at home. This is one among many measures proposed to stamp out black money.
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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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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?

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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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Facebook for work coming in January: report

For anyone making a new year's resolution to cut back on social media use, a new challenge might arise in early 2015 -- in the workplace, as Facebook's new work-focused site is now being tipped to go live as soon as this January.

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.

Google offering new Chromebook buyers 1TB of free cloud storage

Chromebook 13Any US consumer who purchases one of the growing number of affordable Chrome OS notebooks between now and the end of the year will also get the extra storage -- worth $240 -- for nothing.
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