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Hindustan Times Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Last Updated 18:36 IST 

Bangalore school rape: Skating instructor Mustafa gets 'clean chit'; two others arrested

Bangalore child rape protest
Mustafa, however, is booked in another case of an alleged sexual assault in a school where he worked earlier. His wife says irreparable damage has been done to his reputation.

Israel continues Gaza assault, Iran's Khamenei calls it a 'rabid dog'

Khamenei called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting 'the Zionist regime'. Israel PM Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave.
Gaza's sole power plant knocked out by Israeli strike

Kerry chants Modi's 'sab ka saath, sab ka vikaas' development mantra

John Kerry
Calling India an indispensable partner, US secretary of state John Kerry said the dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit of the bilateral relationship were needed to solve some of world's greatest challenges.

CWG 2014: Harpreet Singh wins silver in 25m rapid fire pistol shooting

Sushil Kumar is India's flag bearer in the London Olympics 2012

While olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar failed to reach the finals, Harpreet Singh went on to win the silver medal in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol shooting.

J-K violence, Saharanpur curfew mar Eid celebrations

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan 'turban bomb' attack

Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to receive Modi

Saharanpur peaceful, 50,000 hold Eid prayers

Taxman to write polite letters to assessees

Heavy rainfall likely in Mumbai in next 24 hrs

India to help its nationals leave Libya amid violence

Scientific research results must reach farmers: PM

Uttarakhand: Badrinath yatra halted after heavy rain

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Bombing civilians is wrong: an Israeli soldier draws the moral line

Amer Abu Eisheh
Bombing a house with civilians in it is immoral. But silence in the face of such actions, in and outside Israel, is consent by default, writes Yuli Novak.

Cycle of violence in UP, cause and culprits don't change

Having handled the Saharanpur clashes well so far, the SP should prevent the disturbance from spreading
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No country for children
Riteish Deshmukh
In pics: Feasting on Eid-ul-fitr
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!

LIVE - England vs India, Southampton, Day 3: Tough task ahead for visitors

Stuart Broad
Pacer Stuart Broad dismissed both of India's overnight batsmen - Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara - in the first session of the third day of the third Test in Southampton with the visitors chasing England's first innings score of 569 for seven declared.

'Strange-looking animal' sparks panic inside Parliament complex

Palm civet (representative photo). AFP
The appearance of a 'strange-looking' visitor from the animal world inside the Parliament complex sparked panic within the heavily-fortified compound and threw the security staff there into a tizzy.

Anurag Basu condemns Gaza attack on Eid

Anurag Basu
Condemning the attacks on Gaza on the auspicious day of Eid, filmmaker Anurag Basu took to Twitter to express his views. "Americans have laid foundation for a Christmas day attack on them," he wrote.

Don't watch Salman Khan's Kick on Eid: Bhopal maulavis

Salman Khan in Kick
Syed Mushtaq Nadvi refrains from naming the person, whose film he wants devotees to shun to "break the tradition" of Eid releases. But the message is clear: Kick out Salman’s latest film from your Eid itinerary.

Flipkart raises $1 billion funding; drops plans to go public

India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart on Tuesday said it has raised $1 billion (over Rs. 6,000 crore) in fresh funding from a group of investors, the largest so far in the fiercely competitive online shopping segment in the country.

Salman Khan enjoyed sheer khurma in the day, burst crackers at night on Eid

Salman Khan
Happy with the recent success of Kick, Salman Khan says he doesn’t celebrate just Eid; he enjoys other festivals as well. "This one time, Eid and Diwali coincided. We enjoyed eating sheer khurma during the day, and bursting crackers at night," says the actor.

Groan alert? Facebook will soon 'force' you to download its messenger app

Facebook logo
'In the next few days, we are continuing to notify more people that if they want to send and receive Facebook messages, they will need to download the Messenger app,' said an official statement from Facebook.

Disaster-hit Uttarakhand slips out of top ten tourist destinations

Uttarakhand floods
Uttarakhand may be 'simply heaven' with its picture-postcard locations and pilgrimages but tourists seem to be abandoning the land of the 'char dhams'.

French town that once housed Alfred Nobel falls prey to drugs, violence

Alfred Nobel
It's one of the poorest suburb towns in France, riddled with unemployment, drugs and violence. But more than a century ago, Sevran was a peaceful, leafy village where Alfred Nobel once tested explosives.

England's Moeen Ali barred from wearing Gaza wristbands

Moeen Ali
England's Moeen Ali has been warned by world cricket chiefs not to wear wristbands declaring his support for the people of Gaza again during international matches.

Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20

bowler Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September.

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Manchester City beats Milan 5-1 in Champions Cup

Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 Sunday in the International Champions Cup.

Arsenal signing Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina


Goalkeeper David Ospina is signing with Arsenal after helping Colombia reach the World Cup quarterfinals.

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Wimbledon semi-finalist Dimitrov pulls out with flu

Grigor Dimitrov
Ninth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, coming off a Wimbledon semi-final run, pulled out of next week's ATP Washington Open after doctors diagnosed him on Sunday with the flu and a sinus infection.

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

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.
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Airtel Q1 net profit rises 60.9% to Rs. 1,108 crore

Bharti Airtel logo
The country's largest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel, reported on Tuesday a jump of 60.9% in consolidated net profit to Rs. 1,108 crore for the quarter ended June 2014 on growth in mobile data revenue.

Honda says quarterly net profit jumped 19.6% to $1.4bn

2013 Acura MDX SUV photo gallery
Japanese automaker Honda said on Tuesday its latest quarterly net profit jumped 19.6% to $1.4 billion thanks to a weak yen, as it boosted its full-year profit forecast.
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Take a stylish dip: Where are the chicest pools on earth? Dream Paris

pool Want to unwind? Think Paris, where graffiti, art deco and sun loungers go hand in hand at one of the city's 1930s haunts, Le Molitor. It features a heated outdoor 46m summer pool, a 33m, glass-roofed, mosaic winter pool and the most stylish sundeck in the city. Vive l'été!
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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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A Facebook user

Facebook launches bookmarking feature 'Save'

Facebook has launched a new tool that lets users store links from News Feed and Facebook Pages for places, events, movies, TV shows, and music to a list where they can view them later.

2.5 billion smartphone users globally by 2015: report

people on phonesNearly 2.5 billion people or 35 % of the global population is expected to use smartphones by the end of 2015, says the latest report of US-based industry tracker Strategy Analytics.

Device that reads sleep patterns

A sleeping womanCombining information on your sleep patterns with what is going on around you, this new device will wake you up at the perfect moment.
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