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Israel vows no let-up, Hamas defiant as Gaza toll reaches 135

Israeli Gaza border

The world implored Israel and Hamas on Saturday to end hostilities as warplanes pounded Gaza for a fifth straight day, killing at least 30 Palestinians, and militants replied with rockets.

Reservoirs wait for rain, power crisis on horizon

Hydropower meets 30% of India’s power demand and a dip would increase dependence on thermal power plants, which are already facing severe coal-supply constraints. Government data shows 26 thermal power projects have less than four days of coal stocks while another 45 have reserves for about a week.

BRICS summit: PM Modi leaves for Brazil, also to meet Latin leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave from New Delhi on Sunday for Brazil to attend the five-nation summit of BRICS nations on July 14 and 15 which is expected to finalise the setting up of a development bank.

Brazil, Netherlands seek to ease bruised pride in third place play-off

Thiago Silva Robin van Persie Netherlands Brazil
A humiliated Brazil and downhearted Netherlands challenge for third place at the World Cup in a match that will be quickly forgotten by teams already busy looking to the future.

ISIS effect: Anti-radicalisation panel on cards

Karnataka Cong MLA blames mobile phones for rapes

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire in Jammu

Modi is BJP parliamentary party leader in House

Is American interest in West Asia dwindling?

Rahul aide to choose Maharashtra poll candidates

Fewer Maharashtra terror cases in NIA’s kitty

Mangalyaan needs 75 more days to enter Mars orbit

UP: Woman had miscarriage after clash with cops

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A few smaller bangs in Budget would have been better

Arun Jaitley
Had Jaitley abolished retroactive tax such as the one on Vodafone; and set a target for scaling back extravagant subsidies, the markets would have gone cock-a-hoop; foreign investors may have started a queue; and, best of all, the new finance minister would have been a rock star.

Sunday Sentiments
It may not deserve it but give Congress the post

Parliament House
The Congress may not deserve the post but India’s democracy clearly requires there should be a formal Leader of the Opposition. Without it our democracy would be incomplete and diminished, writes Karan Thapar.
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WATCH: Nargis Fakhri, Salman Khan groove to Honey Singh's voice in Kick

Salman Khan, Kick
Honey Singh's much-awaited song, Yaar Na Miley, from Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut Kick, is finally out. This is the first time Salman Khan has teamed up with the Punjabi rapper.

Fifa World Cup
Hangover after drinking German beer with Argentine port wine: the 'final' excuse

Germany vs Argentina
Beginning at 12.30am Monday, the high-voltage match between Argentina and Germany will go on at least till 2.30am. Suffice to say then, that Monday the 14th may be a day of excuses.

The great divide: Argentina take on Germany on the pitch, Brazil fans off it

A roaring crowd, tireless Mexican waves, the national anthem and the rhythmic chanting of the heroes' names may give an adrenaline injection to a team. On the other hand, constant boos and ugly taunts can rile players.

Butterfly park coming up in Delhi

Beautiful, but fragile – butterflies will now have a dedicated home in the city. Spread over two-three acres in south Delhi's Asola-Bhatti wildlife sanctuary, this butterfly park will host 40-45 varieties of the psychedelic winged creatures.

Chubby is fine, let your child know that

Spectator by Seema Goswami
Often children pick cues from the way elders behave in their presence. So, if your child refuses to eat a sinful chocolate cake, blame the bowl of salad you've been tucking in routinely, writes Seema Goswami.

Restaurant with Raj era ambience wins top UK award

Chivito sandwich
Karam Sethi’s Gymkhana has been named Britain’s best in the National Restaurant Awards, run by the 'Restaurant' magazine. Voted by industry experts, the award is Sethi’s second accolade, after earning a Michelin star in 2012 at his first restaurant, Trishna.

Ukraine President to attend World Cup final, as will Putin

Russia prez
Ukraine's leader has accepted an invitation to attend Sunday's World Cup final, with Russian President Vladimir Putin also among the spectators, amid a crisis between their countries, Brazilian officials said.

Hamas' music video, entitled 'Shake Israel's Security', targets Israelis and Palestinians

Gaza City
Hamas' five-minute video is part of a slick propaganda programme designed by Hamas and its armed Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades wing. The video is a Hebrew remake of a song that the group released in Arabic in 2012, during its last conflict with the Jewish state.

5 reasons why Messi stands out in football world

A four-time world player of the year, Argentina's Lionel Messi is gifted with talents that most footballers can only dream of. Here are five things that make him special in the world of football.

And it's a goal! A look at some of the best goals in the World Cup

Colombia Greece James Rodriguez
From Van Persie's header against Spain to Lionel Messi's strike in the match against Iran - here's a look at the best goals in the Brazil World Cup which have helped teams win many key matches.
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First Test: India ends fourth day at 167/3 against England

Moeen Ali
England's Joe Root and James Anderson rewrote the record books with a Test record last-wicket stand in their series opener with India. India were 167 for three in their second innings at stumps, a lead of 128 runs.

Sri Lanka spinner Senanayake banned over action

Sachithra Senanayake
Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Saturday.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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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Introducing GAAR on NDA government’s radar

income tax

The confusion over GAAR surfaced once again after the government in a response to a question raised in Parliament on Friday said that GAAR will be implemented at the start of the next financial year.

Gold extends gains on global cues; silver end steady

Continuing its rising streak for the fourth consecutive day, gold prices gained another Rs. 50 to trade at Rs. 28,730 per ten gram in the national capital on Saturday, taking positive cues from overseas markets amid persistent buying by stockists.
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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.

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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