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Child sex victims 'mistreated, humiliated' in India by authorities: report

Child victims of sex assaults in India often find themselves humiliated by the police and mistreated by doctors when they pluck up the courage to report abuse, Human Rights Watch said today.

RSS chief says Modi a friend, ducks questions on PM post issue

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today described Narendra Modi as his "friend" but side-stepped queries on the possible projection of the Gujarat chief minister as BJP's prime ministerial candidate, saying he was "not a political person". • • •

Will VHP endorse Modi for PM's post? Modi as popular as Nehru: VHP's Ashok Singhal Go back to basics, RSS and VHP advise BJP at meet

GDP pegged at 5% in 2012-13, lowest in a decade

India's slowest growth in a decade could be worse than anticipated, as preliminary data released today showed the economy set to have grown 5.0% in fiscal year ending next month, underscoring the urgent need for reforms to boost growth.

3 held for online threats to Kashmir's all-girl band Suryanelli rape case: Kerala assembly adjourned Fifth Bihar rapist, murderer gets death Vishwaroopam finally releases in TN; fans celebrate Release 2.44 tmc Cauvery water to TN: SC Three held for Mumbai bridge collapse after 3 die Panaji: school gardener held for sexually abusing girl Seven killed in Jharkhand road accident 9 dead, villages destroyed in Solomons tsunami No room for any delay in polls: Pak PM â—?




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Mr Modi has Capital ideas

The Gujarat CM is selling an India where aspirations and national pride are one.

Chained reactions

Clumsy sound bites or sacred doctrines will not help Indian society provide its women justice. It’s time we replace patriarchy with swift action, writes Sumit Mitra. more »


Kulture in Kolkata

I trolleyed my way out of the Kolkata airport on Wednesday, I heard a series of uninterrupted dog-like snarls mixed with sounds of human quarreling and a high-pitched moan. Indrajit Hazra writes.


Advice to writers

So you are planning to write a great Indian novel, an epic that will plumb the depths of Indian society and hold up a mirror to our souls? That's wonderful. I wish many more of our young writers had the same vaulting ambition. Manas Chakravarty writes. more »


'We aim to develop cold storages too'

As part of its diversification activities, Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) developed a warehousing facility of railway land along a railway siding as a pilot project at Whitefield Goods Terminal at Bangalore after entering into an agreement with Indian Railways.


‘Death penalty requires serious deliberations’

Justice Dalveer Bhandari, the Indian member at the International Court of Justice said a re-look at the outdated Indian Penal Code was imminent, Bhadra Sinha reports. •

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Day in pics Mexico s Javier Hernandez controls the ball during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Jamaica in Mexico... Day in pics Lead singer Marcus Mumford performs with Mumford & Sons during a concert at the Barclays Center in New York. AP Day in pics Washington governor Jay Inslee speaks at a rally organized by the group OneAmerica supporting immigration rights,... Day in pics (L-R) Wendy Williams, Cindy Parsons, Nastia Liukin, Minka Kelly, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Toni Braxton, Kelly... Day in pics Duma, a seven-year-old Jack Russell terrier who also wakeboards, stands on a small boat operated remotely by her owner,... Day in pics Luis Perea #14 of Colombia (R) vies for the ball against Minor Lopez #18 of Guatemala (L) at Sun Life... Day in pics Spain s Rafael Nadal stands on the sideline during his match against Argentina s Federico Delbonis at the VTR Open... Day in pics Passerby Robert Heyde gets the cold shoulder as the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau says... Day in pics Australia s Suzy Walsham crosses the finsh line winning the women s division of the 36th annual Empire State Building... Day in pics R&B singer Chris Brown appears in court for a probation progress report hearing in Los Angeles, California. AFP Day in pics Dancers of the State Opera Ballet perform during a dress rehearsal for the traditional Opera Ball in Vienna. Reuters • more • Praise and protests for Modi • | • Sky spectacle: Aero India 2013

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Salman Khan collects an award after over a decade

Salman Khan who is known for not collecting trophies on award functions. But after 14 years, the actor has made an exception and went on to get Best Brand Endorser award himself. Salman was last seen receiving...

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Ex-cricketer Azharuddin's new best friend?

Ex-cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin may have hit headlines recently for expressing a desire to coach Team India, but gossip mills are also abuzz with the former Indian skipper’s close friendship with Delhi-based American expat, Shannon Marie Talwar.

Kristen Stewart contacts Rupert Sanders?

Actress Kristen Stewart has reportedly contacted Rupert Sanders following her second split from boyfriend Robert Pattinson. The Twilight co-stars originally split up last summer when Stewart admitted to cheating on Pattinson with the married director Sanders.

Please focus on my music: Justin Bieber

Pop star Justin Bieber hopes his new Believe Acoustic album will make people focus on his music and appreciate him as an artist. The Baby hitmaker, whose on-off relationship with Selena Gomez has been the subject of much recent speculation, says the record shows off his raw side.

Singer Mika Singh detained at Mumbai airport by customs

Bollywood singer Mika Singh was today detained at the international airport in Mumbai for allegedly carrying Indian and foreign currency beyond permissible limit. Manish Pachouly reports. Celebs in trouble


Plan to save Prez house from mindless makeovers

Over the years, successive presidents have made additions in the 350-acre Rashtrapati Bhavan campus in complete disregard to the architectural character of the heritage building. Moushumi Das Gupta reports. moreÂť Advertisement


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Don't call my daughter rape victim: braveheart's father Zeenat Aman’s groom-to-be is a Shiv Sena worker? First look: Aamir Khan wears ghagra in P.K. Delhi rape trial: Victim's friend cross-examined Shakira posts first pic of baby Milan with daddy Pique

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CHARMER! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan performs at event Bollywood stars that dazzled this weekend HOT ON TV: top romantic scenes GLAMOUROUS: Sherlyn Chopra at Indian Derby Oscar Best Picture nominations 2013

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Sonakshi Sinha to lock lips with Imran Khan Sunny Leone locks lips with Sandhya Mridul Protecting girls parents' responsibility, not govt's: MP minister BJP condemns Shakeel Ahmed for comment on Advani Protest outside SRCC against Narendra Modi

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The Jaipur Literature Festival, the country's largest literary festival, begins from January 24, 2013. full coverage

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Hughes 'the one' for Australia in India

Rejuvenated batsman Phillip Hughes can be a key player for Australia in their four-Test series in India starting later in February, teammate Peter Siddle said today.


Vijay gives fresh option with century

Almost as if it was meant to happen, Rest of India (RoI) skipper Virender Sehwag pulled out before toss. And what was supposed to be Sehwag's opportunity to get back into form was grabbed by Murali Vijay. Anand Sachar reports. The middle order •

‘Can’t sit thinking why I am not playing Tests’

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Nadal triumphs in singles return

Rafael Nadal made a triumphant singles return after a seven-month absence, beating qualifier Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the ATP claycourt tournament in Vina Del Mar.

Rebelling players reject compromise committee proposal

The possibility of a compromise in Indian tennis looks unlikely, as the players have rejected the national federation's choice of a committee to interact with them. No communication | Som says more »

Singapore calls for 'concrete evidence' in game-fixing probe

Singapore police said Thursday they needed hard evidence to crack down on match-fixing cartels, after coming under pressure to arrest suspected ringleaders of networks which targeted hundreds of football games in Europe and beyond.

Ferguson expects big-game mentality against Everton Manchester United's nine-point lead in the Premier League is partly down to success against other big clubs but Champions League challengers Everton visit Old Trafford on Sunday having outfoxed them in August. more » Select your city

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Wall collapse kills 9 Rajoana sentenced, set free in explosives case Students, teachers protest visit, are lathicharged Baffling rumours spread fear in Belpahari village He molested me, but mother won’t listen 3 killed as slab from bridge crashes in Mumbai Child marriage persists in Bihar

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Wall collapse kills 9 Mutilated body of 8-year-old girl found near minister’s home BJP defeats Cong in cricket match, claims ‘electoral’ win Experts blow a hole in kisan foreign trip plan Indore: 2 engineering students beaten up outside college campus Bhuria son wants ticket from Jhabua Mother complains about IG’S remarks

more Bhopal stories » • Rajoana sentenced, set free in explosives case • Badal approves Rs 250 cr for Sikh circuit tourism • UT urges power ministry to increase its limit upto Rs 100crore • Maimed by PSPCL negligence, 17-yr-old wants chief minister to deliver • JET test to be held on April 7 • Cong wants Sanjha Morcha to withdraw its candidate • Amarinder warn police officials against intimidating Cong workers more Chandigarh stories » • Students, teachers protest visit, are lathicharged • Women don’t feel safe in Delhi: CM • Modi talks development, floors SRCC students • Delhi govt spent Rs.341 cr on VIP security in 2012 • Swine flu is back: Three deaths, 57 cases reported • Jet cites loss for not providing stay to stranded flyers • 45-year-old ‘lovers’ commit suicide more Delhi stories » • Baffling rumours spread fear in Belpahari village • Left without power, Murshidabad village to now get electricity • Doubts over state’s role in promoting self-employment • Rejinagar may see very low voter turnout with all-india bandh just ahead of elections

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Durham school in Kolkata soon Buddha ends exile, leads from the front Heritage road map to boost state tourism

more Kolkata stories » • He molested me, but mother won’t listen • Metro rail or BRTS? Report by weekend • Two held for killing Mumbai-based businessman • Double murder rocks Wazirganj • LDA wants her slimmer, but planners say she’s right size • Please, save us from the ‘honour killers’! • Green boost: Lucknow revisited as eco-tourism hub! more Lucknow stories » • 3 killed as slab from bridge crashes in Mumbai • Eastern suburbs most unsafe in city • Singer Mika Singh detained at Mumbai airport by customs • Kanjurmarg dump violations: HC warns BMC • City teen loses legs trying stunts on train • Must improve child health care: Sonia • Two rob woman, threaten to hurt child more Mumbai stories » • Child marriage persists in Bihar • Rs.2 lakh looted from 2 houses,1 killed in Araria • 2 Kashmiris, arrested, let off • Bihar MLA beaten up, wife molested on train • Patna: Anna Hazare's 'jantrantra' rally from today • Pre-budget meetings to start on Jan 21 • Cong warms up to Bihar special status demand more Patna stories »

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India has a huge potential for innovation: Vinton G Cerf

Known as one of the founding fathers of the Internet, 69-year-old Vinton G Cerf, is now spreading Google's gospel of an open culture of sharing information. On a visit to India to meet policy-makers, he spoke to Hindustan Times in a wide-ranging interview. Excerpts from the interview to N Madhavan.


At Harley, we are just trying to be us: Mark-Hans Richer

Mark-Hans Richer, senior vice-president and chief marketing officer at iconic motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson, tells Hindustan Times about what makes Harley-Davidson a globally enduring brand icon. Anita Sharan reports. more Âť

8% growth for India will take tough decision, time: IMF

It will take India some tough decisions and several years before it can think of going back to a growth era of 8% and more, which was an easy walk through till a few years ago, IMF has said.

Good response to NTPC auction, sees 31 cr bids so far

The auction of NTPC shares saw good response from investors in the initial hours of sale on Thursday with bids coming in for over 30.51 crore shares in the first three hours of trade. more Âť

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First look: Aamir Khan wears ghagra in P.K.

By now its common knowledge that Aamir Khan has begun shooting for Rajkumar Hirani's P.K. in Rajasthan. However, what took us by surprise was Aamir's get-up! Aamir is seen wearing a ghagra and...PIC INSIDE • •

Aamir Khan joined by Kiran Rao and son in Rajasthan Anushka Sharma to start shooting for Peekay from February

Rani Mukerji to pair up with Randeep Hooda in KJo's Bombay Talkies

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Mahie Gill shoots item number for Bullet Raja

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Chevrolet may not have achieved much success with its original mid-size saloon for India, the Aveo, but it could have just the product to change things. The car in question is the all-new Sail, the saloon version of the Sail U-VA hatchback launched some months ago.

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Mahindra unveils 110cc Pantero and Centuro bikes. We get astride.

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Apollo Tyres Q3 net profit soars 84 pc Tata Nano is The Most Trusted Four- Wheeler Brand in India UK expects sales of 1.5 million hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2030 Electric cars head towards another dead-end 110 years of Harley, Goa style Drive your own car at the Buddh F1 track Nissan to launch special edition Sunny

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Microsoft, Symantec disrupt cyber ring, halt searches Software makers Microsoft Corp and Symantec Corp said they disrupted a global cyber crime operation by shutting down servers that controlled hundreds of thousands of PCs without the knowledge of their users.

Google buys online retail tracker for $125 mn

Google said Wednesday it is buying online retail tracker Channel Intelligence for $125 million, as the Internet giant expands its retail footprint. •

Google reaches deal with French news websites

Yahoo taps into Google's ad network, expertise

As part of a nonexclusive arrangement announced Wednesday, Yahoo's website will begin drawing upon Google's massive online advertising network to show marketing messages related to the content that's being perused. •

Yahoo! buys scrapbook website

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New Bridget Jones novel dated for November 2013 Bridget Jones will be back for her third installment of inner city escapades in November, publisher Knopf has announced.

Delhi to host literature festival

The national capital is all set to host its very own literature festival later this week featuring book launches, interaction with authors as well as a music show. • Barnes & Noble announces Discover Award's six female finalists • Mumbai’s Kashmiri Pandits attend launch of book on the valley • Book fiesta: 1,100 exhibitors from 23 nations at World Book Fair

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