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Hindustan Times Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Last Updated 14:42 IST 
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The story of fallen Oz cricketer Phil Hughes: A boy from the bush who made it to the top

File: Australia's Phil Hughes celebrates his century during the third day of the second cricket test match against South Africa in Durban. (Reuters photo)
Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will forever be remembered as on of Australian cricket's free spirits. A pugnacious left-hander brimming with self-confidence, his life was tragically cut short when he was hit on the head by a ball and never regained consciousness.

Modi and Nawaz shake hands, meet briefly as Saarc members seek to salvage summit

Modi, Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif Thursday shook hands and met briefly during a retreat at the Saarc Summit a day after Pakistan held back its assent to some key pacts.

Jammu: Armyman, 3 others killed in encounter during infiltration bid

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced
An armyman was killed and three others injured Thursday after a fierce gunbattle broke out between security forces and militants who had sneaked into Arnia border sector during a foild infiltration bid in Rajouri district.

IPL spot-fixing: Chennai Super Kings should be disqualified, says SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday observed Chennai Super Kings, an IPL team owned by suspended BCCI chief N Srinivasan's company India Cements, should be suspended without 'further inquiry'.

Why you shouldn't worry if you haven't got a flat in DDA draw

Delhi Development Authority
DDA is going to launch a bigger housing scheme in 2016 with 35,000 flats likely to be launched in the middle or end of 2016. The prices of the flats are expected to be 15-20% higher than the flats offered in 2014.

Assam rebels kill trader ahead of Modi's visit

Budgam: Army indicts 9 soldiers including officer

Black money: Jaitley says 427 names identified

I just did my job: Cop who killed Ferguson teen

Boy carries petrol to school, sets himself on fire

Delhi: Jung suspends babus for dirty govt buildings

‘Vulgar’ Comedy Central channel goes off air

Rajnath Singh's chopper ‘lost’ in Jharkhand

I’m finally home: Khushboo on joining Congress

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What's the plan for MNREGA? Modi has to explain

MGNREGA Contract Employees

We deserve to be told why the MGNREGA has been singled out for the axe, if for no other reason than to inform our views about future programmes, writes Abhijit Banerjee.

Not a safe country for our children

Child abuse
The response to rising child sex abuse needs to evolve from being incident-specific and reactive to one that is institutional, writes Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
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Phillip Hughes RIP
26/11 attacks: six years on
Assembly elections 2014
6 months of Modi sarkar
IFFI 2014
Bigg Boss 8

Hundreds of fake cases have been file against us in Pak: Veena Malik

Malik was sentenced to 26 years in jail Tuesday by an anti-terrorism court for playing a religious song during her mock wedding on a channel last year. In an interview to HT, Malik says she hasn’t done anything offensive.

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Badaun girls committed suicide, CBI says after five-month probe

Badaun gang-rape
According to the FIR of the UP police, the two Dalit cousins were allegedly gang-raped and murdered, and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree a day after they went missing on May 27.

MP village women beat drunk hubbies sober

'Beat the drunk hubby till he kicks the booze', is the latest mantra of the housewives in four Madhya Pradesh villages, who claim to have 'sobered' at least 20 husbands so far.

In Pakistan, new TV show lifts veil on sex taboos

Doctor Nadim
In strait-laced Muslim Pakistan, a new TV show is trying to deal with the delicate subject of sex and embarrassing illnesses without angering conservatives. Most of Pakistan's 80-odd television stations fill their airtime with cooking shows, soap operas, cricket and interminable chatshows debating the country's myriad political dramas.

#MufflerMan to the rescue: AAP fights ‘below the belt’ attacks on its chief

Arvind Kejriwal
In a case of ‘he who laughs last, laughs best’, the Aam Aadmi Party has again proven its social media might by turning around the internet’s ridicule of Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘signature’ muffler into a promotional campaign with the help of a Twitter hashtag — #MufflerMan.

Game of Thrones tweets Season 5 teaser, wait for a 'darker' Arya begins

Game of Thrones
The 10-second teaser gives very little away, yet leaves a lot to the fans' imagination. Two things are clear from the teaser: Season 5 will focus on Arya and her transformation and she, who's become fiercer by the seasons, is now headed for a dark makeover.

Khans don't overshadow me, I am a star and always have been: Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn talks to us on why he maintains a low profile compared to other actors, why he doesn’t like to 'market himself', and not doing films for critical acclaim alone.

Thousands express shock as Phillip Hughes dies from head injuries

Phillip Hughes
Thousands have expressed sadness over the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes after he suffered a head injury during a match.

Hughes’ death: Why cricketers resist innovations in helmets

Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes' sickening injury from the Sean Abbott bouncer was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers faced by batsmen confronting bowlers propelling a five-and-a-half ounce ball at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

Shikha Pandey helps India level series against South Africa

Jhulan Goswami
A brilliant half century from Shikha Pandey helped India win the second women's One-day International of the three-match series against South Africa by six wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore on Wednesday.
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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.

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.

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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.

'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.

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Sensex extends gains, up 37 points in early trade

Extending Wednesday's gain, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 37 points in early trade on Thursday after sustained buying in blue-chip stocks amid a mixed trend in Asian markets.

Rupee gains 4 paise against dollar in early trade

The rupee strengthened by 4 paise to 61.80 against the dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks amid sustained foreign capital inflows.
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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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Bigger iPhones are leading to tablet neglect

If you are one of the 39 million consumers that have so far snapped up one of Apple's new larger iPhones, chances are that your iPad has started to gather dust.

Hacked emails spread spam faster

HackerSpams spread faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts, research shows.

BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash

Blackberry PassportCanadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport.
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