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Hindustan Times Friday, August 01, 2014 | Last Updated 19:38 IST 

India at WTO: the fight was for country's hungry millions

India has come under attack for ditching a pact to facilitate global trade, but New Delhi is far from playing party-pooper, having taken a stand to provide a modicum of decent life to its poor who still often go hungry. Vote: Are Western powers arm-twisting India?

Ceasefire crumbles, 50 Palestinians killed as Israel launches fresh assault

Gaza Strip
A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with Israel accusing militants of violating the US and UN brokered truce by firing rockets and mortars.

Sri Lanka govt apologises as Modi-Jayalalithaa article triggers row

Jayalalitha urges Modi to revoke rail fare hike
Sri Lanka tendered an unqualified apology to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday after an article posted on its defence ministry website triggered a furore in India.

Anatomy of the CSAT controversy, who wants what

Jayalalitha urges Modi to revoke rail fare hike
Protesters claim the second paper of the CSAT, which tests logical reasoning, analytical ability, basic numeracy and English language comprehension, puts rural students and those from non-English medium schools at a disadvantage.

Pune landslide: Death toll hits 51, hopes fade

US court ruling on Bhopal tragedy disappoints many

Sonia Gandhi treated like royalty in India: Natwar

Army chief warns Pak on beheading-like incident

Sierra Leone declares emergency, Ebola toll hits 729

IAF's Jaguar plane crashes near Bhuj, pilot safe

Libya hospitals face collapse if Indian staff flee

Four militants heading for PoK killed near LoC

Spelling mistakes galore in Delhi Metro stations

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What Modi should do to set new template for India-Nepal ties

Narendra Modi
The success of Narendra Modi’s Nepal policy depends on how he tackles political change in Kathmandu, writes Prashant Jha.

Our Take
Farm to fork, our food is becoming a toxic cocktail

Chicken 3
The indiscriminate antibiotics use, leading to resistance, has happened because India has no regulation on controlling the use in the poultry industry, or to control sales of antibiotics to the industry.
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Gaza's children survive shell shock
Sushil Kumar: The Desi Superhero
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Smart way to sell a smartphone

Troy Costa: Meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new designer

Troy Costa
From ditching the Modi kurta to going formal with bandhgalas, PM Modi has often been in news for his fashion sense. And now, with Mumbai designer Troy Costa, known for his tuxedos, all set to design for the PM’s US trip in Sept, all eyes are set on what PM will wear.

Movie Review: Watch Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy for stunning special effects

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy
Lucy is like watching a puppy run into a glass door again and again, bumping it’s head while another door is wide open. You know that it is being stupid and downright dumb, but it is just so beautiful and enthusiastic that you still don’t want it to stop.

Kick crosses Rs. 150 crore in a week

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy
Kick, Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut, continues to break newer grounds at the box office. The Salman Khan-starrer has set yet another record: it earned Rs. 164.09 crore within a week of its release. 

Movie review: Hercules is for die-hard action fans

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson plays not quite the mythical Hercules in this revisionist film which is high on thrill factor but low on story. If an entertainer is what you are looking for this weekend, this one's for you. 

Police photographer, now a defector, exposes the truth on Syrian torture

Graphic images of the brutal conflict in Syria were displayed before US lawmakers on Thursday as an army defector gave an eyewitness account of the horrors he was forced to photograph.

Movie review: 22 Jump Street is too rehashed for its own good

22 Jump Street
The best praise and/or criticism one can offer for this Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum starrer is that it often feels like a playlist of funny viral videos on YouTube being played at a random.

Top three Bollywood blockbuster combos

Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Shhuddhi
As actor Salman Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar join hands for an upcoming film Shhuddhi, industry experts make a wish list of other duos that could make box office history.

WATCH: Aamir Khan speaks Bhojpuri for motion poster of PK

Aamir Khan, PK
The first poster of Rajkumar Hirani's PK is out and it has set tongues wagging all around. In a first-of-its-kind in Bollywood, Aamir Khan, who stars opposite Anushka Sharma, has gone all nude for this one. SEE PIC

Nimrat Kaur plays ISI agent in Homeland 4

Nimrat Kaur
Bollywood actor Nimrat Kaur is all set to mark her presence on the international scene with the popular political thriller Homeland 4.

Cricket can wait, two Indian-origin Israeli youngsters respond to call of military duty

Ronen Waskar
In the dance of death in the Israel-Hamas conflict, there is an Indian connect, a tale of two young men, who insist duty to their adopted nation comes first but hope things will calm down soon so that they can swap the army gear for cricket attire.

Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England

Ronen Waskar
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will miss the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford as he is still recuperating from an ankle injury, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday.
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Van Nistelrooy named as Dutch assistant coach

Ruud van Nistelrooy has been named as one of the Netherlands national team assistant coaches, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Friday.

Brazil pin-up Neymar mobbed in Japan

Tokyo caught "Neymar fever" on Thursday when the Brazilian superstar jetted into the Japanese capital sporting sunglasses, baseball cap and designer stubble on a whistle-stop visit to sign a sponsorship deal with a bed manufacturer.
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Washington Open: Raonic ousts Hewitt, giant-killer Johnson next

Milos Raonic

Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic reached the quarter-finals of the ATP and WTA Washington Open with a 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/3) victory Thursday over Australian Lleyton Hewitt.

Video: Sabine Lisicki fires fastest ever serve at a WTA event

Sabine Lisicki
German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.
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Argentine markets fall post-default, NY hearing on Friday

Argentina's President
Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years following the collapse of last-ditch talks with holdout creditors.

Alibaba invests $120 million in Kabam in latest US deal

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested $120 million in San Francisco-based mobile games studio Kabam, the latest in a string of US investments intended to build up the Chinese online retailer's presence in the world's biggest Internet arena.
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UPSC protest

Unfair advantage

Hindi-medium ­candidates are ­demanding the scrapping of CSAT as, they say, it gives unfair advantage to English-medium aspirants

The big jobs generator

A desk job can cause early deathAccording to Harvard Business Review, the role of a data scientist is the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’. In India too, the demand for data scientists, data visualisers, managers and analysts is surging.

IIMs, IITs offer big data programmes

IIT studentsDespite the growing popularity of data analytics as a highly lucrative career, there are not many relevant full-time courses available in India and abroad. However, there are some certificate and online courses on offer. One such is the postgraduate certificate course in business analytics by NIIT Ltd.
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BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users

BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients.

Apple TV next gen premiere delayed

AppleThe launch of the eagerly awaited next generation of the company's set-top-box that allows consumers to cut the TV viewing cord, download film, watch TV on demand and access a host of apps might not go on sale until 2015 due to problems with US cable companies.

Facebook unveils free Internet app

FacebookFacebook on Thursday unveiled an app to allow people around the world with mobile phones but no Internet access to access online services for health, education and basic communications.
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