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Hindustan Times Friday, July 25, 2014 | Last Updated 21:21 IST 

No case for Congress to claim Leader of Opposition in LS: AG

Congress president Sonia Gandhi
In bad news for Congress, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has opined that the party has no case for claiming the Leader of Opposition (LoP) post, saying there is no precedence since the days of the first Lok Sabha when Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister.

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash; first images emerge

Air Algerie
French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in Mali. France's interior minister said on Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, though it was likely due to bad weather.

IAF chopper crashes in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, seven killed

Indian Air Force
Seven IAF personnel including two officers were killed on Friday when an ALH Dhruv helicopter in which they were flying from Bareilly to Allahabad crashed in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh.

BCCI fumes as Jadeja is docked 50% match fee for Trent Bridge spat

James Anderson, Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC code of conduct and has been fined 50% of the match fee for a spat with England's James Anderson on the second day of the Trent Bridge Test, according to an ICC media release.

Govt says it won't allow injustice to UPSC aspirants

Shia cleric killed during protest in Lucknow

I am a Christian Hindu: Goa deputy CM

Israel continues attack, Gaza death toll reaches 832

Coal scam: SC appoints adv RS Cheema as SPP

Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for Gaza protest

India summons Pak diplomat over 26/11 trial

SC concerned over acid attack cases

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules

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Our take
A test for India's diplomacy: speaking with candour to Israel

Sushma Swaraj
Indian diplomacy works in mysterious ways. One moment Sushma Swaraj resists a discussion in Parliament on Israel’s military assault in Gaza and then subsequently blocks a resolution on the issue on grounds that it cannot be introduced under Rule 176.

A fine line to tread for the law in juvenile crime and punishment

Delhi gangrape
The most glaring deficiency of the Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) is that it is gender-blind. The law on juvenile justice must be redrawn so that petty and serious crimes could be differentiated, writes Krishna Kumar.
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Multimedia

Unclog Delhi
Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi is making a debut in Bollywood and on Indian TV
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
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Best of fashion from Couture India Week

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Day 2 Live: 3 golds for India so far

Heena Sidhu
Ace Indian shooter Heena Sidhu crashed out of the 10-metre air pistol finals of the 2014 Commonwealth Games but Abhinav Bindra and Malaika Goel won gold and silver for India in their respective shooting events at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Glasgow on Friday.

Glasgow dreams: Of runaway boys and a wish come true

Glasglow
Glasgow is currently a pool of dreams and ambitions and not all of them are of the athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games. Here are the stories of young men from India who fled from their home and landed in the city for a passion that couldn't be supressed anymore.

Movie review: Kick is no typical Salman Khan film, it's much more

Glasglow
Bhai fans, rejoice! For a change, Salman Khan's Kick has much more going for it than just his charisma. It has a story and some brilliant performances. It also has Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda, Nargis Fakhri and Jacqueline Fernandes. Want more?

Sania breaks down, asks why she has to 'assert Indianness'

Ranbir
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza broke down on Friday during an interview to a TV news channel, saying she did not deserve to have to prove her 'Indianness' repeatedly.

'Told my son the plane won't crash': Mother who lost two children in MH17

Samira Calehr, MH17 crash victim
A grieving mother of two boys who died aboard MH17 recounts her youngest son's eerie premonition before getting on the plane, and the last time she would hug them goodbye.

HT for Delhi | Unclog Delhi
Chaos rules the commercial corridor RK Ashram Marg to Shadipur flyover

Traffic snag
Traffic crawls on this stretch, one of Delhi’s oldest road links. While road infrastructure has improved slightly, encroachment and commercialisation have wreaked havoc.

Movie review: Watch Thirumanam Enum Nikkah only for Nazriya Nazim

Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah
Aneesh's Thirumanam Enum Nikkah has a story and script that seem to have been penned in the most bizarre style. Except for Nazriya Nazim, who is superbly charming as the girl playing both a Muslim and a Hindu, the rest of the cast are no better than caricatures.

New archives shine light on history of black Britons

Black Cultural Archives
The first archive dedicated to the culture and experiences of black people in Britain is now open, with the aim of shining a light on a long overlooked history.
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BCCI fumes at fine imposed on Jadeja, hints at appealing

Ravindra Jadeja
A livid BCCI on Friday made it clear that it was not satisfied with the verdict of imposing a fine on Ravindra Jadeja for his on-field spat with England pacer James Anderson and said it reserved its right to appeal against the sentence.

India was toughest period of my captaincy: Clarke

Aus 3
Australian skipper Michael Clarke does not regret the infamous 'Homework-gate' scandal in India last year but does admit that the tour was the toughest period of his captaincy.
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Neymar's brain on auto-pilot while dribbling: Japan neurologists

Neymar
Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10% the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologists.

Time was right for Liverpool to sell Suarez: owner

Liverpool
Liverpool chose the right time to part ways with the prolific-but-controversial striker Luis Suarez and the Premier League side will have no trouble coping without the Uruguayan, the club's principal owner John Henry said.
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Sania breaks down, asks why she has to 'assert Indianness'

Ranbir
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza broke down on Friday during an interview to a TV news channel, saying she did not deserve to have to prove her 'Indianness' repeatedly.

Top seed Cirstea falls, Svitolina advances in Baku

Sorana Cirstea
Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round on Thursday.
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cities

Sensex, Nifty fall from life-time highs; 1st drop in nine days

Sensex, BSE
The BSE benchmark Sensex was down 0.77% and the broader Nifty fell 0.79% after both indexes hit record highs in earlier in the session on Friday.

Govt has no proposal to reduce gold import duty: Nirmala Sitharaman

Gold

India, the world's second-biggest gold consumer, does not have any current proposal to cut the record 10% import duty on gold, minister of state for finance Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.

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Violating rules

Why are the HRD ministry and UGC, which were in a great hurry to roll back Delhi University’s four-year degree programme, turning a blind eye to UGC rules being violated by institutes offering distance learning degree courses?

Life in a Delhi University hostel

Daulat Ram CollegeSo, students are back in college for the new session. Here’s a look at how freshers adjust to life in ­hostels and enjoy the facilities offered.

Starting a new phase of life

College studentsRight While college is the time to have fun, it is also important to strike a balance between academics and co-curricular activities.
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Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers

Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

Consumers choosing phablets over tablets

 TabletDemand for iPads in particular is cooling but that doesn't mean that tablets are going out of fashion, and sales are expected to continue to grow over the course of the year, albeit at a slower rate.

Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal

OplusBuoyed by the consumer response to its tablet, handset maker Oplus Technologies on Thursday launched its smartphone, XonPhone 5, for the Indian market, priced at Rs. 7,999.
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