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Hindustan Times Saturday, July 12, 2014 | Last Updated 12:47 IST 

Gaza death toll crosses 120 as Israel vows no let-up, defiant Hamas rains more rockets

Gaza City
Israel vowed no let-up in its aerial bombardment of Gaza, which has claimed more than 120 Palestinian lives, as a defiant Hamas rained more rockets on the Jewish state.

Environmentalists unimpressed by Budget 2014, term it 'pro-corporate'

PM Narendra Modi
Modi government's budget shows no real commitment towards the environment and is not transformational because it appears to favour corporates over people, environmentalists said on Friday.

Germany vs Argentina once again: A look at five classic clashes

Argentina's coach Diego Maradona 
Germany will face Argentina for the third time in a World Cup final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Take a look at five classic clashes between the two countries. VIDEOS INSIDE

India staring at its first drought in five years

Move to invite Modi to address US Congress gains momentum

Telangana bandh over nod to Polavaram Bill

Infants sold in 'bachcha baazar' like 'groceries'

Pune blast: ATS calls it 'part of terrorist attack'

Ukraine vows revenge after rebels kill 23 troops

India to set up gas line to Pakistan

10 injured in clash between two groups of students

Budget blooper: Govt gives one IIM to 2 states

Small tsunami hits Fukushima region after quake

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Will is required as much as skill

Agriculture
The NDA cannot deliver on its budget promises until it removes performance bottlenecks and elevates us to a new level of execution, writes MS ‘Vindi’ Banga.

Our Take
Good beginning, but hurdles ahead

Arun Jaitley
With the economy’s growth showing little signs of recovering to levels India was used to before 2008, the government cannot afford to turn its attention to factors other than those that ought to raise the trend line.
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Movie review: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is generic Bollywood love story

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is a conscious ode to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Debutant writer-director Shashank Khaitan makes enough bluntly obvious references to ensure that you know this — from the title, to scenes from the film playing on TV sets, to a hero who mouths lines straight out of that script.

I have no problem with Shah Rukh Khan: Ajay Devgn

Singham Returns

After Salman Khan recently said he has always liked SRK, it is Ajay Devgn's turn to clear the air about a reported fued with Shah Rukh. At the launch of Singham Returns' trailer, the actor said he and Shah Rukh have no problem with each other.

LeBron James exits Miami for Cleveland Cavaliers homecoming

LeBron James
NBA superstar LeBron James made an emotional return Friday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, departing the Miami team where he became a world-famous champion to seek similar success with his hometown club.

HTC launches Desire 616, One E8 in India; aims to increase market share

One E8
The company on Friday launched two new handsets – Desire 616 and HTC One E8 – priced at Rs. 16,900 and Rs. 34,990, respectively. HTC said it aims to capture 15% share of the multi-billion dollar Indian smartphone market.

First trailer Singham Returns: Ajay Devgn-Rohit Shetty, Bollywood's hit jodi is back

Singham Returns
Bollywood's box-office king Rohit Shetty is back with his Golmaal pair -- Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor. Watch out for the oomph factor: Amol Gupte and Kareena careening on an auto!

US agency investigating drone flights after fireworks video goes viral

 Fireworks at duirng the inaugural of Hero Hockey India League in SAS Nagar on Saturday
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating several videos filmed using drones that flew into and around firework displays, including two apparently shot on the Fourth of July and one from Florida that has received nearly nine million YouTube views.

Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha dies; Twitter pays condolences

Jehangir Pocha
Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha died in Gurgaon Saturday morning because of a cardiac arrest. Prominent figures or the media, celebrities and the Prime Minister himself took to Twitter to pay their respects.

Harry Potter actor David Legeno, who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback, dead

 Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in several of the Harry Potter movies, including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and the two-part finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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Scripted to perfection, sung to sublimity

Argentina fan
Unconfirmed reports have it that between 100,000 to 150,000 Argentines have come to Brazil during the World Cup. Some 62,000 Argentines have bought World Cup tickets --- the highest among foreign countries after the USA

Imperative Brazil get back to reality

Disappointed Brazil fan
Where do Brazil go from here? How does a champion team survive a 1-7 margin of defeat? This is a country that is supposed to be the spiritual home of football. How can they possibly motivate themselves to play for the third place?
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After middle order collapse, tail rescues England to 352/9 at end of Day 3

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Ishant Sharma tightened India's grip on the first Test with a three-wicket burst that led to an England collapse on the third day at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Gavaskar was as good as Tendulkar, Bradman: Nadkarni

Gavaskar
The modern generation of cricket followers might feel Sachin Tendulkar is the last word in batting, but for people of the previous generation or even older, Sunil Gavaskar was as good a batsman, according to former Test all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.

Defeated Federer pledges Wimbledon return next year

Roger Federer
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer insists his agonising final defeat against Novak Djokovic won't be his farewell to the All England Club.
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IIP signals economy on revival path, budget to help: India Inc

Arun Jaitley
India Inc on Saturday said the sharp rise in industrial output in May is a sign the economy is on the road to recovery and expects the rebound to sustain on the back of policy measures unveiled in the maiden budget of the Narendra Modi-led government.

Industrial production rises to 19-month high of 4.7% in May

Handtool industry
India’s factory output grew by the 4.7% in May, the fastest in 19 months, rekindling hopes of an industrial rebound buoyed by a robust manufacturing sector, latest data released on Friday showed.
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Museum of sex gets New York in the mood

Museum of Sex A flirty exhibition inspired by the naughtiness of an old-fashioned British or French funfair, is a hit attraction in New York this summer. Visitors are flocking to the Museum of Sex to jump up and down on giant inflatable breasts among other mildly titillating and fun things.
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Hyundai's Eon 1.0 Kappa reviewed

Hyundai's Eon 1.0 Kappa reviewedFor buyers impressed by the Eon’s looks but put off by its underwhelming 0.8-litre engine, Hyundai has just introduced a new variant of the car. It’s got Hyundai’s larger 1.0-litre Kappa engine that comes with the promise of giving it more go.

Suzuki's V-Storm Reviewed

Suzuki's V-Storm ReviewedAdventure biking is all about being able to blast down any road, be it smooth tarmac or broken trails.
Dentist

Designing that perfect smile

Dentistry is emerging as a lucrative career option, thanks to advancements in science and growing  awareness among patients.

When risks offer opportunities

ActuaryAn actuary uses his mathematical, statistical and analytical skills along with business awareness to help make sensible and impactful decisions for companies.

Acting your way to success

theatre artisteA theatre artiste performs an act in public or on a stage. According to Abdul Latif Khatana, a theatre artiste and former director of National School of Drama, a theatre artiste should be able to concentrate, listen, observe and think critically.
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Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV

Yahoo announced Friday it has bought an Israel-based startup specializing in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices.

Google seeks to dismiss US antitrust lawsuit over Android

AndroidAn antitrust lawsuit targeting Google's Android operating system should be dismissed, Google said in a court filing on Friday, partly because smartphone manufacturers are free to utilize Android on their phones without also installing Google apps.

LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

LG DisplayLG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.
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