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Hindustan Times Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Last Updated 20:17 IST 

Teary-eyed Sharmila walks free, vows to carry on her fast

Irom Sharmila
Human rights activist Irom Sharmila who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities on Wednesday walked free from a prison hospital where doctors had force fed her to keep her alive.

3 more killed in Assam, Nagaland border flare-up; Gogoi blames Centre

Tarun Gogoi
The border flare-up between Assam and Nagaland left at least three more persons dead in police firing on Wednesday even as chief minister Tarun Gogoi blamed the Centre of allowing the situation to spiral out of control.

Pakistan's SC summons Khan, Qadri over anti-govt protests

Imran Khan
Protesters demanding the fall of the Pakistani government blockaded parliament and key ministries today in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed nation.

'Executioner appears British in beheading video'

IndiGo flight catches fire on landing at Delhi airport

Teen stabbed for saving sisters from harassment

Jharkhand man burn alives wife, kids over dowry

2G: Raja, Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi's wife get bail

English marks excluded from CSAT II: Centre

Centre sets 3-year target to rejuvenate Ganga River

Black money: Some progress made by SIT, says SC

Delhi ranked 111th in global liveability study

Pak envoy defends talks with Kashmiri separatists

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Listen to Irom Sharmila- repeal AFSPA

Irom Sharmila
Irom Sharmila's release underlines once again something that the state or the Centre has been unable to grasp: she is not keen on taking her life, she is making a political point which is to repeal the AFSPA, writes KumKum Dasgupta.

The new plan body must have a certain oomph

Indian economy
Narendra Modi says that he will replace the Planning Commission with a think tank. But it will take some doing to attract high-quality people to work for it, writes Abhijit Banerjee.
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Smashing BO records: Singham Returns earns Rs. 100 crore in just five days

Ajay Devgn in Singham Returns
Rohit Shetty's latest blockbuster continues to roar through its way on the box office; the film has earned Rs. 100.68 crore in just five days since its release.

Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh take up ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ek villain success party
Ek Villain actors Riteish Deshmukh and Sidharth Malhotra took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and have further tagged Pulkit Samrat and Akshay Kumar for the challenge. Abhishek Bachchan, Ashish Chowdhary and Hansika Motwani also joined them later.

Watch: Covered up Aamir Khan in PK’s second motion poster

Aamir Khan in a PK poster.
The second motion poster of the film is out now, and it shows Aamir in traditional Rajasthani attire and a trumpet which wears the name Bhairosingh Band. This is in stark contrast with the first poster which displayed Aamir in a nude avatar with an old world transistor covering his private parts.

With nine surgeries, Delhi woman fights rare disease

Brain
Life could not have been more cruel to Payel Bhattacharya, a patient of Von Hippel-Lindau, a rare autosomal genetic condition. Bhattacharya has undergone nine surgeries and is still suffering as tumours continue to spread in her body.

India remembers Rajiv Gandhi on 70th birth anniversary

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India fondly rememebred former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary on Wednesday, with president Pranab Mukherjee and vice president Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tribute to the departed leader.

Renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies in Pune, he was 96

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World renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundaraja (BKS) Iyengar passed away in Pune wee hours on Wednesday following the poor heart functioning coupled with renal insufficiency, doctors operating him said. He was 96.

Four-horned sheep leads this yatra in Himalayas

sheep
A four-horned sheep is leading a 280 kilometre religious procession named Nanda Devi Rajjat Yatra, which will course through tough Himalyan terrain of Uttarakhand in the coming week.

Now charging phone as easy as walk in park

portable mobile charger
Two 15-year-old school boys have developed a device that will enable a shoe to charge a mobile phone while walking. Students of south Delhi’s Mount Carmel school, they have invented a compact attachment, which, when attached to the heel of the shoe, will automatically act as a portable mobile charger.
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Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales

Alex Hales
Having received his maiden call-upin the England ODI squad, hard-hitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player.

Fletcher sidelined as Shastri is ODI in-charge for Team India

BCCI
Bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny have been given a break. The BCCI has decided to appoint B Arun and former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar as assistant coaches. Vote: What is affecting India's overseas Test performance?
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Barcelona appeal transfer ban after FIFA snub

A representational image of FIFA world cup

Barcelona announced on Wednesday they will appeal to sports' highest court after FIFA refused to overturn a transfer ban, a decision the club described as an "affront" to its famed youth academy.

Will never bite again, pledges Barcelona's Luis Suarez

Giorgio Chiellini, Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup.
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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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Sensex, Nifty retreat from highs as markets log 1st drop in 7 days

Bombay Stock Exchange

In its first drop in seven days, the benchmark Sensex today retreated from record highs and ended 106 points down at 26,314.29 as investors booked gains in oil and gas, FMCG and capital goods scrips amid mixed global cues.

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Steve Ballmer
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board. Microsoft Corp. published Ballmer's resignation letter on its website Tuesday along with a response from current CEO Satya Nadella thanking him and wishing him well.
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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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Is Google allowing kids under 13 to log in?

There are reports that Google may be working to legally allow children under 13 to use its services. Currently, Google and Facebook do not offer their services to children under 13.

Sony presents new ultra-compact hybrid camera

SonyThe Japanese manufacturer is touting its new A5100 as the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera. With a 180-degree pivoting display and built-in NFC tech, the device is positioned between the A5000 and A6000 in Sony's line-up and promises to rival D-SLR cameras in terms of image quality.

Snapchat in talks to expand services: Report

Let's connect: check out these cool appsSnapchat Inc, developer of a mobile app that lets users send messages that disappear within seconds, might expand its service to videos, news articles and advertisements, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
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