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Hindustan Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Last Updated 16:16 IST 

Where is the masked man who beheaded US journalist James Foley? Hunt on for his capture

James Foley
The Guardian reports the militant with British accent is an intelligent, educated and a devout believer in radical Islamic teachings.
ISIS releases 'video showing beheading' of US journalist

BJP supporters give Hemant Soren the Hooda treatment at Modi rally

Hemant Soren
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren  was booed by the crowd while sharing the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ranchi on Thursday, just two days  after  his Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda faced a similar humiliation. Should PM Modi ask BJP supporters to behave?

54 Indian prisoners of war in Pakistan jails, says RTI

India-Pakistan war

As many as 54 Indian soldiers,who were captured as Prisoners of Wars during battles of 1965 and 1971, are still believed to be in Pakistani jails, according to an RTI reply.

Peaceful voting in assembly bypolls in 4 states

After release, Irom supporters fear re-arrest

SC notice to centre over governors' dismissal

BCCI now has a 'Yes Man' in Ravi Shastri

Vardhan says Chaturvedi not eligible for CVO's post

Himachal: 18 feared killed as bus falls into gorge

PM dedicates Ranchi-Sipat transmission line to India

TMC leader calls for burning 'real' human effigies

Goa CM says sorry for saying 'Negro' in assembly

Judges' appointment system: SC to hear pleas

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TRS doesn't seem to have a blueprint for the way ahead

Chandrasekhar Rao
Telangana has run into a second phase of problems just after the birth of the new state. After the creation of a new entity, the TRS leadership does not appear to have a blueprint for the way ahead.

Our Take
Pakistan crisis will weaken Sharif's authority significantly

Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif is expected to hold on to power but this crisis will weaken his authority significantly. His tenure has been forgettable so far, marked by a failure to govern with the degree of urgency that Pakistan needs.
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To WAG or not to WAG: Sports’ struggle with the significant other

Dipika Pallikal, Anushka Sharma, Sakshi Dhoni
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not happy with the England debacle. In fact, they are so angry, that rumour has it they are coming out with the big gun – the dreaded chastity belt.

Haider: Watch Shahid, Shraddha in Bismil

Haider
Gulzar is creating magical lyrics even at the age of 78. The latest proof of his sheer genius is the brand new song Bismil from director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming film Haider.

Giant set to bring Rs. 10.6-lakh cycle to India

The Propel Advanced SL 0
Top bike maker Giant is set to bring the world’s fastest bicycle, Propel Advanced SL 0, to India at a sticker price that will put a Harley Davidson to shame — Rs. 10.6 lakh.

Movie review: The Expendables 3 runs out of steam

expendables 3
Sylvester Stallone and his numerous comrades ensure that the film is packed with enough action and firepower. It is the story, screenplay, performances and dialogues which lack muscle.

#InstaFamous: World's 'selfie queen' posts 200 self portraits a week!

Mortao Maotor
Do you know who is the world's selfie queen? Forget Kim Kardashian, and rather meet a mysterious Thai woman who has posted over 12,000 selfies on various social media platforms and can be considered for the top post.

New software to warn drivers against making phone calls

Lumia 925
Scientists have developed a new facial recognition system that detects when drivers are using their mobile phones and warns them to put the devices down. The software makes use of a dashboard camera to warn the drivers.

Porsche drives in Cayenne Diesel Platinum at Rs. 86.5 lakh

A Porsche Cayenne S Diesel
Luxury sports car maker Porsche today launched a select edition of its sports utility vehicle Cayenne priced at Rs. 86.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Surfing the Net for long is not a bad habit but an addiction

A Facebook user
According to the findings of a survey on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the US, the internet is a kind of stimulant for these kids and social networking sites along with online video games provide the perfect outlet to these children.
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My role doesn't undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Duncan Fletcher
Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian cricket side, newly-appointed team director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher.

BCCI needs to handle Aaron with care: John Gloster

Varun Aaron
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) must take special care of injury-prone fast bowler Varun Aaron to ensure he has a long and successful  international career, feels former national team physio John Gloster.
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Michael Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned ISL football team

Sunderland's Michael Chopra
Former Newcastle United and Sunderland striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday.

Barcelona to appeal to CAS against Fifa ban

Lionel Messi
Spanish football giant Barcelona confirmed that they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) after Fifa upheld its decision to ban the club from signing for the next two transfer windows for irregularities over the signing of underage players.
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Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Federer second

Novak Djokovic
Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.

Nadal will not be able to defend his US Open title due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the US Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins.
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Indian firms tool up for defence orders on Modi's 'Buy India' pledge

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Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.

Bill for defunct SIM: Reliance to pay Rs. 25,000

RIM
Reliance Communications Ltd has been asked by a consumer forum here to give a compensation of Rs. 25,000 to a man for issuing a mobile bill for a non-functional SIM.
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B-school

You’ve got the job!

Pre-placement trends at IIMs and other top B-schools this season across the country are hinting at a job market revival. IIM Calcutta, for instance, has seen a robust scenario of pre-placement offers.

A rejuvenating career

spaThe wellness industry in India has evolved rapidly in the last few years. Improved health awareness and exposure to global beauty and ­fashion trends are driving growth in the wellness space.

Perfectly cut out for you

Neeta LullaIf you are creative and love working with fabrics and design, a career in fashion designing could be right up your alley.
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Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Barnes & Noble, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Asian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone calls

phabletsPhablets have been big in Asia for some time -- their sales already outstrip those of notebooks and tablets in the region. However it appears that sometimes phablets just aren't big enough.

Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'

FacebookFacebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.
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