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My rapist is now an advocate: Victim narrates the tale of horror

'It’s been four years since I was raped by a student leader, but he still roams free. The rape was one incident, but the events that followed crushed me day after day.'

Rage, tears and broken childhoods as Pak reels from Taliban massacre

The dark day of December 16, when Taliban slaughtered more than 130 pupils, methodically gunning down children, ended the childhood innocence of the traumatised survivors.

Aamir Khan's PK: 5 things to watch out for

The huge promotional drive for Aamir's PK has generated a lot of interest among the viewers and they would be expecting a lot from the film. Here is a list of five such things.

India vs Australia 2nd Test, Day 2: Honours even after bad light ends play

Australia reached to 221 for four at the close of play on the second day of the second Test against India on Thursday after battling their way back into the contest on the back of debutant paceman Josh Hazlewood's five for 68.

After Delhi rape, Uber plans tighter screening for drivers

Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc, which had a driver who was accused of rape in New Delhi, said it was exploring adding new methods to verify drivers' credentials and make its service safer.

You are beyond evil: Anupam Kher to terrorists involved in Peshawar attack

Lyricist Prasoon Joshi and actor Anupam Kher pen tributes for the victims of the recent massacre in Peshawar. In an open letter to terrorists, veteran actor Anupam Kher writes: Words cannot adequately despise the monstrosity which you have committed.

Sony cancels Christmas release of The Interview amidst terror threats

Bowing down to the threats of terrorist attacks from hackers, Sony Pictures Entertainment cancelled the Christmas release of the Seth Rogen comedy The Interview. Sony announced that there is no further release plan, ruining any hope of a delayed theatrical or a video-on-demand release.

'Samjho kuch ghalat hai': Prasoon Joshi's lyrical tribute to Peshawar victims

Noted lyricist Prasoon Joshi has penned a poem exclusively for HT to pay homage to the Peshawar victims who died in an attack by Taliban gunmen on an army-run school on Tuesday. He has also done a rendition of the poem in his voice. Video inside

53 existing drugs may help keep deadly Ebola virus at bay

Researchers have found that 53 existing drugs-  several cancer drugs, antihistamines and antibiotics- may help keep the virus from entering human cells. Among the most effective at keeping the virus at bay are microtubule inhibitors that are used to treat cancer.

We’ve deferred Dec 25 ‘ghar-wapsi’, haven’t cancelled it: RSS affiliate chief

Rajeshwar Singh Solanki, chief of the Dharma Jagran Samiti, the group behind mass conversions in Uttar Pradesh that sparked outrage, tells HT that the December 25 conversion event has only been deferred and the group will continue to oppose churches.

'Delhi should've been Indraprastha or Hastinapur': Naidu's remark draws ire

Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu’s suggestion that Delhi should have been called either Indraprastha or Hastinapur has not gone down too well with Delhiites, though he later clarified that he was not 'proposing anything'.

Inside Peshawar school: Eerie silence and the stamp of Taliban brutality

An eerie silence hung over the blood-spattered corridors and classrooms of the Army Public School on Wednesday -- the silence of 132 dead children, their lives cut short by Taliban gunmen. Video inside

No consensus over fundings, Swachh Bharat fails to go beyond photo-ops

The urban leg of Swachh Bharat Mission could be going to the cleaners as the central government and the states have yet to clean up their act on the funding pattern to sustain the Rs. 62,009-crore programme.

Gifts galore: Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for 78th birthday

Thousands of people sang 'Happy Birthday' and danced a mass tango on Wednesday to celebrate the birthday of the first Latin American pope. Argentine priests handed Pope Francis a cake and he blew out the candles before his open-top jeep moved on.

'They raped me, threw me before a train that severed my legs'

'After the rape, my mother‘s behaviour towards me began to change. She started mistreating me and beating me. I got Rs. 2 lakh as compensation from the government and she wanted a share in that.'
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