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Hindustan Times Saturday, November 29, 2014 | Last Updated 01:20 IST 

IS recruit from Kalyan back home, shows no remorse

Iraq militants
Areeb Majeed who joined Islamic State, returned to Mumbai on Friday morning. HT had first reported that Areeb, who was earlier thought to be killed in an air strike, was alive and had called his father seeking his help to return home.

Niti Commission to be new plan panel, Modi calls meeting

Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of all chief ministers and chief secretaries on December 7 to discuss the framework of the proposed Policy Commission (Niti Aayog) — a new body that could replace the scrapped planning commission.

Bombs kill 64 during prayers at prominent Nigeria mosque

Nigeria
At least 64 people were killed and 126 injured when two bombs exploded during prayers at a mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders on Friday, a week after he issued a call to arms against Boko Haram.

In eye of a churn, fear lurks in Kashmiri Pandits' homes

Moti Kaul
Srinagar’s Habbakadal, home to some 16,000-odd Pandit voters, is one constituency where the BJP hopes to open its account — at least to make a psychological point that the party is not confined only to the Jammu region.

GDP growth slows to 5.3% during July-Sept 2014

In Modi's 'Make in India' push, key lies in Jharkhand

Mulayam, Lalu to forge new alliance

Vivek Srivastav appointed as chief of SPG

UP, Delhi top in BJP membership overdrive

Taxmen find Rs. 10cr in top Noida babu’s car

Herve Falciani to help govt in black money hunt

Officials differ over Doordarshan's performance

Fifteen IS targets hit by US, allies in 3 days: US

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Pakistan gets Saarc all wrong

Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi at Saarc
There was a clash of interests between India and Pakistan at the Saarc Summit: the former pushing for more intra-regional cooperation while the latter advocated an increased role for China, writes Prakash Rimal.

OUR TAKE
Badaun case: More questions than answers

Badaun gang-rape
It’s undeniable that by the time a case is escalated to the CBI, it already has had its share of botched-up investigation. And we need a drastic overhaul of our investigative techniques and forensics.
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Phillip Hughes RIP
26/11 attacks: six years on
Assembly elections 2014
Bigg Boss 8
6 months of Modi sarkar
International Film Festival of India

Farewell mate: Tributes pour in for Australia's Phil Hughes

Phillip Hughes
Cricket scoreboards around the world carried tributes to Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Friday, while condolence messages flooded social media as the sporting world reacted to an untimely death not experienced since Ayrton Senna's in 1994. Touching #putoutyourbats Phil Hughes tribute goes viral

Iranian woman defies country's laws, dances to 'Little Mix' without hijab

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The unidentified young woman, who could be seen dancing on a Tehran subway train to a song by the British pop group "Little Mix", has thrown an open challenge to the laws in Iran, where dancing in public is prohibited, The Independent reported Thursday.

Christie’s to hold auction in Mumbai next month

Christie's
Christie’s -- one of the world's largest art auction house -- will hold an auction in Mumbai on December 11, exhibiting the works of some of India's leading names in the modern art movement.

Bigg Boss 8: Diandra has a birthday gift for Gautam, in the bathroom!

bigg boss 8
Even as the house is yet to recover from the Sonali-Ali slap episode, there are other interesting things happening inside. For one, Diandra Soares gives Gautam Gulati a birthday gift and no one knows what's it.

Mockingjay Part 1 review: Jennifer Lawrence excels again in this Hunger Games sequel

mockingjay
Even though there are no actual hunger games in Mockingjay Part I, there are moments of adventure and action that will satisfy you. Jennifer Lawrence delivers a power-packed performance as Katniss Everdeen and keeps you hooked.

Inside Kobani: Devastation mixed with optimism

mockingjay

Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and the overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long.

Ungli review: This Emraan Hashmi starrer gives a big thumbs up to clichéd dialogues

Ungli poster
Emraan Hashmi's Ungli is an apology of a 'coming-of-age celebration' of India's youngsters and it falls flat on its face. Nobody associated with the film ever had any idea where it was going. Terrible dialogues and bad acting skills make it completely forgettable.

NH7 Weekender: Of loud music and louder spirits

Madboy Mink at NH7 Weekender

From international legends to native indie bands, this year's Delhi edition of the upcoming Bacardi NH7 Weekender has it all for you. While the lineup is rather stellar, music isn't the only thing the festival is offering. The music comes along with a flea market, merchandise from bands, artwork and accessories.

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First India-Australia Test in doubt as players mourn Hughes' death

Michael Clarke

With players mourning the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, there is still uncertainty over whether the first Test between India and Australia will go on as per schedule next week.

‘Bouncer is part and parcel of game’

Michael Clarke
There are two imminent and obvious side-effects that one fears may come out of the Hughes tragedy. The bowler, Sean Abbott, will be scarred, and the future of bouncers in cricket will come under focus.
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Brazil soccer legend Pele doing 'fine' after move to special care unit

Brazil player Pele
Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, he tweeted on Thursday.

Messi’s legacy etched in history, Ronaldo will have to wait

Lionel Messi
Just last week Lionel Messi was made to recall the moment that could have changed the world’s outlook on his 2014 and enhanced even further the legacy of a player regarded as the best of all-time by various commentators, players and coaches.
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IPTL: Injury forces Bouchard to withdraw

Eugenie Bouchard

Current World number 7 Eugenie Bouchard, who was to represent UAE Royals in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League, has withdrawn from the event due to an injury she had sustained while training on Monday.

Champions Tennis League: Radwanska plays stellar role as Pune win inaugural title

Champions Tennis league
Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis subdued world number 16 Kevin Anderson in the crucial men's singles as Pune Marathas lifted the inaugural Champions Tennis League trophy with a 27-23 victory over Delhi Dreams in the final in Delhi on Wednesday.
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Govt eases gold import curbs, prices may fall

Gold
The government on Friday eased import norms for gold by scrapping the rule that mandated traders to export 20% of all yellow metal imported into the country, a move that could cut smuggling, enhance local supplies and temper down prices.

Manufacturing crawls, all eyes on RBI

Vespa

Industrial deceleration remained a key challenge for India’s policy makers battling to engineer a quick turnaround of Asia’s third-largest economy that grew 5.3% during the July-September quarter compared to 5.7% in the previous quarter.

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Must visit in 2015: Top five destinations around the world

Canada A leading travel magazine has released a list of the best destinations to visit in 2015 that includes the ‘original Machu Picchu’ and a living landmark of ‘human genius.’ It chose 20 destinations based on sustainability, culture, authenticity, timeliness and superlativity.
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Architect

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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Internet-connected device sector deals accelerating: Report

Investment in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices gathered pace this year and is set to attract more top U.S. technology and telecoms buyers of firms active in the market, a report from a merger advisory firm said on Thursday.

China Internet giants in tit-for-tat battle for users

SinaChina's version of Twitter, Weibo, has effectively banned users from promoting the country's most popular messaging app WeChat on its platform as the two Internet giants battle for users.

Asus to bring ZenWatch to India next year

ZenWatchEyeing the growing demand for wearable devices in the country, Taiwanese tech giant Asus will bring its 'ZenWatch' to India early next year, priced below Rs. 20,000.
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