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Hindustan Times Sunday, December 28, 2014 | Last Updated 23:44 IST 

Bangalore IED blast: One dead, two others injured at Church Street

Bangalore blast church street
Two persons were injured in a low-intensity blast in Church Street at central business district of Bangalore late on Sunday evening. Both victims are said to be out of danger.

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 Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore.

One confirmed dead from burning ferry: Italian coastguard

Norman Atlantic ferry fire
Italy's coastguard said it had recovered the body of a man who threw himself off a burning ferry in the Adriatic, confirming the first casualty of the high-seas disaster.

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.

Pak Taliban says Army fooled and used youth in J-K

Kejriwal promises funds for rural Delhi

Delhi records coldest day at 2.6 degrees C

Indo-American photojournalist Rajan Devadas dies

Jharkhand: Raghubar Das sworn in as 10th CM

24 dead, 8 missing in Sri Lanka floods, mudslides

Manipur: 8 human skulls found in school complex

Four dozen Chinese centres along Indian borders

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501: What we know till now

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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.

Women need ‘azaadi’ from this surveillance regime

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In the two years since the December 16 gang rape, there is a powerful political offensive seeking to silence women’s cry for freedom, writes Kavita Krishnan

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10 years after the devastating Tsunami
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 47 days to go
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.

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
Aftre 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.

In pics: Anxious relatives await information on flight QZ8501

Air Asia A5
Anxious relatives thronged the crisis centre Sunday at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, to find out the status of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501. Here's photo essay capturing their anxious wait.

After comparing Obama to 'monkey', N 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.

Farhan Akhtar's lyrical tribute to Peshawar attack victims

Farhan Akhtar
Weeks after hundreds of innocent kids were massacred in Peshawar school attack in Pakistan, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar pens down a touching poem for Hindustan Times, as his ode to the victims.

Black cobra's bite kills white tiger at Indore zoo, snake paralysed

White tiger
A white tiger that was brought to the Indore zoo about a month ago from Bhilai succumbed to a snake bite on Saturday. As per zoo officials, the two fought with each other after which even the snake was left paralysed.

Gujarat cop's dance to tsunami survivors' story on camera: This week's top videos

Acid attack in Delhi
From a Gujarat-based policeman dancing with a bar girl while being on official duty to remembering the tsunami disaster and reflecting on the survivors’ renewed hope and others, here is the round up of this week's most watched videos.
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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 on Sunday, Virat Kohli became only the second Indian batsman after Sunil Gavaskar to score three 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 such as Airtel, Vodafone and Aircel around the India-Pakistan border may continue to face issues following  electromagnetic interference from radio-waves emitted by Pakistan’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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