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Hindustan Times Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Last Updated 01:18 IST 

Conversion row triggers din in Parliament again, Centre says BJP has 'nothing to do with it'

Kerala conversion
Distancing the government from the controversial religious conversions, parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu said people were free to convert their religion and the government had no role in either conversions or re-conversions.

Spy agencies' failure resulted in 26/11 Mumbai attacks: Report

26/11 Mumbai attacks memorial
In a glaring intelligence failure, spy agencies in the US, Britain and India failed to join the dots gathered during high-tech surveillance which could have averted the 26/11 attacks, an investigative report said.

In their first meet with PM, Left attacks Trinamool over Saradha

Left parties
Amid the escalating confrontations between the BJP and the Trinamool over Saradha scam, Left parties Monday met PM Modi to demand a thorough probe into all ponzi scams and asked the Centre to take the responsibility of compensating the victims.

Poll results tomorrow: Can BJP make its mark in J-K?

Electronic Voting Machine
After 1987, the recently concluded assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are probably the most crucial. Although elections have been conducted in situations far more sensitive, the polarised run-up to the polls this year makes the all difference.

Combat ready? IAF down to 25 fighter squadrons

Jharkhand, J-K set for poll verdict

Delhi grinds to a halt, over 300 flights delayed

CBSE schools to be shut on December 25: circular

Modi concerned over teetering SpiceJet

20 killed as Boko Haram storms another town

Six pedestrians killed in Glasgow mishap

Pak plans to execute 500 terror convicts: Officials

‘United’ Janata Parivar calls BJP 'pack of lies'

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Modi must turn from ‘ruler’ to ‘server’

Modi in Australia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot pursue his transformative agenda without allowing the lateral entry of experts into all spheres and levels of the bureaucracy, writes Valmik Thapar.

Vajpayee: Creator of the moderate BJP

Atal Bihari vajpayee
Omar Abdullah is right. The UPA should have risen above politics and conferred the Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee — as the Narendra Modi government is reportedly proposing to do.
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Multimedia

In pics: Taliban militants massacre children in Pakistan school
Bigg Boss 8
Assembly elections 2014
Bye bye wedding cliches. Hello 'wedding of my dreams'.
Wake Up India
Clean My Mumbai

Why #BoycottPK makes no sense at all

Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput
Irrespective of whether you have or haven't yet watched Aamir Khan's PK, chances are that you may have already got a taste of the raucous emotions the film has generated. We don't know which side of the #BoycottPK divide you've chosen, but a closer look at the issue will make you realise it is a non-starter right from the word go.

I thought he was a friend, but he raped me: Delhi medical student

Wake up India
She tells HT: 'I knew my rapist; we had met through my friends in the medical college where I was doing my PhD. I still haven’t told my parents but people in my college know. They ostracise me because no one wants to be involved in something as messy as rape.'

Shaken, not stirred: Bond to return to vodka in Spectre

Daniel Craig, Specter
James Bond will be back on premium vodka in the new film Spectre due to hit cinemas in November 2015, with a luxury Polish vodka brand signing a lucrative partnership deal, marking a return to the spirit from changing preferences in earlier Bond films.

Policemen, airstrip staff rushed to push MP chief minister’s plane

Shivraj Singh Chouhan's plane
A bunch of policemen and government officials had to be rushed to the Chhindwara airstrip on Monday to push chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s aircraft on the tarmac because the facility had no towing vehicle.

An airline is born: Can Vistara soar while others bleed?

Vistara

India's newest airline announced Monday it would start flying next month and was 'enthusiastic' about the future, even as rival carriers bleed red ink. The new airline, called Vistara will make its first flight on January 9. 

Panel paints grim picture of India’s combat readiness

AF
Painting a grim picture of India’s combat readiness, a Parlimanetary panel on Monday flagged concerns about India’s depleting military capability in the context of tackling a two-front challenge – euphemism for a combined threat from China and Pakistan.

China: Jackie Chan's son charged with drug offence, to face trial

Jaycee Chan
The younger Chan, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was arrested in Beijing this year after testing positive for marijuana, with police saying they found 100 grams of the drug at his home.

Tension ahead of his movie debut, dera head already shooting sequel

Dera
Amid stray incidents of violence, yet another confrontation is brewing between supporters of the Dera Sacha Sauda and Sikh bodies, and this one has a filmy twist. A sequel is in the works already.
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Sachin Tendulkar named ambassador for 2015 World Cup

Sachin Tendulkar
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who is the all-time leading run-getter in World Cup history, was today named the event's ambassador for the second successive edition.

Nathan Lyon contradicts Dhoni, lauds umpires for good job

Nathan Lyon
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing cricket Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a 'pretty good job'.
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Real Madrid win, but Club World Cup debate is on

Sergio Busquets
Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week.

A private homecoming for Atletico de Kolkata boys

Fikru Teferra Atletico de Kolkata Mumbai City FC ISL Indian Super League
When it comes to welcoming heroes, this city never fails to pull out all stops. Be it the thousands of people running along the bus that carried El Diego or the night vigil at the airport to get a glimpse of Lionel Messi.
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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.

Yearender: Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

Djokovic kisses trophy
Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.
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Defence, aviation may attract more dollars

Modi in Australia
The government will strongly pitch its signature ‘Make in India’ initiative that promises to remove bureaucratic sloth, ease procedures and the turn the country into a manufacturing powerhouse.

Vistara will lease bigger jets if govt scraps global flying rule: CEO

Vistara
Tata-Singapore Airlines-backed full-service carrier Vistara, which will launch commercial operations from January 9, 2015, will lease bigger wide-body jets if the government decides to do away with the 5/20 rule.
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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.

Volkswagen's new Passat reviewed

Volkswagen's new Passat reviewedBig, very comfortable, luxuriously equipped and seriously capable, the Passat is a car that has been getting progressively more successful with every generation. The new, eighth-generation car is now one of the most successful Volkswagens around and is a car that is even more luxurious than the one it replaces.
Students

Why is a regulator needed?

Delay in enacting The Distance Education Council of India Bill 2014 could jeopardise the future of lakhs of students

School students released a charter of demands

SSC studentsGive school students the power to speak up they should be helping the government make policies on health and wellbeing. Every state should have a student speaker to interact with parliamentarians and other policy-makers on issues affecting children.

Social messages conveyed creatively through art

Gopi Birla MemorialThe 3rd International Life Skills, Values, Gender, School Health & Wellbeing Summit hosted a vibrant mix of stalls on diverse issues. Delhi Public School, Mathura had made creative posters on anti-bullying. GG International School, Vallabhnagar, Pune, promoted the value of creative skills at their stall.
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Moto X

Motorola launches 32GB Moto X for Rs. 32,999

Devices maker Motorola Mobility has launched the 32GB variant of the second generation of its Moto X handset, priced at Rs. 32,999.

Teenagers are leaving Facebook: Survey

FacebookFacebook is less popular among teenagers than last year, says a survey, adding that 88% of teenagers now use the social network against 94% last year.

Truecaller to set up R&D centre in India

Truecaller, a collaborative phone directoryPhone directory app Truecaller, which has nearly half of its 100 million users in India, will expand its base in the country with a research and development (R&D)centre and more marketing personnel.
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