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Transgenders celebrate first victory in battle for recognition

After years of waiting and especially after the reimposition of section 377 (criminalisation of homosexuality), the Supreme Court's landmark verdict came as a pleasant surprise to the transgender community.

Britain's baby Prince George visits Australian zoo

It was George's first public appearance in Australia, five days into the family's 10-day tour of the nation of which William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II is head of state.

'I would be a stylish MP, wear branded clothes, carry exorbitant sunglasses'

As kids, we often wrote imaginative pieces on what would we do if we became the prime minister. Taking a cue from that practice and in view of the Lok Sabha elections, HT spoke to Sukhwinder Singh to list out his plans and priorities while imagining himself as an MP.

US teen asks Miss America Nina Davuluri to be his date, suspended from school

Patrick Farves asked Davuluri to the annual end of the year dance and gave her a plastic flower when she was speaking to students at the school's auditorium. Davuluri replied 'maybe later'.

Indian employers rank stress No 1 lifestyle risk factor: Survey

According to the inaugural Asia Pacific edition of a survey conducted by professional services company Towers Watson, stress is the number one lifestyle risk factor, ranking above physical inactivity and obesity.

17 kg gold stolen from India’s richest Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple vault

At least 17kg gold was pilfered from the vaults of the richest Hindu shrine of the country, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a legal expert has told the Supreme Court and requested it to disband the trust currently running the temple's affairs.

More than one lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees live on low rations in dingy camps

The Sri Lankan Tamil issue is a powerfully emotive one in Tamil Nadu. However, over a lakh refugees in the state live on low rations in dingy camps, have no rights, and suffer from a lack of judicial redress, writes Paramita Ghosh.

After polio, eradicating measles with help of new drug may come next

Measles tops the list of diseases that can be stamped out from the world forever. But since measles is highly infectious, 95% of all children in all populations need to be given two doses of the vaccine.

Movie review: Tenaliraman is meant for Vadivelu fans

Comedian Vadivelu returns after a two-year hiatus with a double bonanza in Tenaliraman (Tamil), based on a popular folklore. However, director Yuvaraj Dhayalan juxtaposes history (atmosphere, costumes, bigamy) with the modern (issues, scams, poverty). 

Kissa Kursi Ka to Nayak: top 10 gripping political dramas

As politics evolved in India, so did films based on political realities. While Emergency inspired satire and rebellion, today is more about aam aadmi and his DIY spirit. This election season, we bring you the 10 most politically inspired films which came out of Bollywood.

Kangana Ranaut stopped at Delhi airport over undeclared, expensive bags

Kangana Ranaut loves high-end fashion labels, and that landed her in trouble recently. We’ve learnt that the actor was stopped by custom officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport for “not paying ­custom duty on some expensive goods”.

Sachin can't stay away from the field, bowls at Mumbai Indians nets in Dubai

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was seen bowling at the Mumbai Indians nets alongside son Arjun at the International Cricket Council (ICC) academy in Dubai. The master blaster will be seen wearing his No. 10 jersey in the team's dugout.

Technology controls our lives: interview with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman

Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman don’t give many interviews. One of the rare occasions was when  HT’s film critic, Anupama Chopra, spoke to the two for their upcoming film, Transcendence.

Former Apple chief plans low-priced mobile phone for India

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market.

No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

Beach shorts over thermal underwear, wool hats instead of bikinis and not a grain of sand in sight: a new sport has emerged in the Alps and it's called snow volleyball.
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