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2010 summer agitation haunts me; I made mistakes: Omar Abdullah

In the midst of a tough electoral battle, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah takes time off to speak to Hindustan Times about the mistakes he made and what he could have done differently in his six-year tenure.

Black Friday deals: Here's how to be a smart shopper

It's the big date you just cannot afford to forget. And you don't have to be a hardcore shopaholic to feel that adrenaline rush. The annual shopping extravaganza, called Black Friday, is tomorrow.

Factbox : Australian batsman Phillip Hughes' career

Factbox on Australia's left-handed opening batsman Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday felled by a bouncer playing for South Australia against NSW in a Sheffield Shield match.

Tibetan tapestry sold for $45 mn, world record set in Chinese art

The 600-year-old artwork, called a thangka and embroidered in vivid hues of red and gold, was bought by Liu Yiqian on Wednesday and will be displayed at his new museum in Shanghai, the auction house Christie's said.

Get this: E-cigarettes are 10 times more dangerous than regular tobacco!

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco. Researchers in Japan found carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in vapour produced by several types of e-cigarette liquid.

Angry over wolf attacks, French farmers flock sheep to Eiffel Tower

French farmers have grown increasingly angry over the rise in wolf populations. The animals were hunted almost to extinction in France in the 1930s, but crossed back into the country from Italy in the 1990s. They are now protected and number around 300.

Veena Malik on blasphemy charge: I will never offend my religion

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.

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

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.

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

In Pakistan, new TV show lifts veil on sex taboos

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

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.

Cricket world in shock as Phillip Hughes dies from head injury

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

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

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.

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

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.
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