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Hindustan Times Friday, July 11, 2014 | Last Updated 16:30 IST 

PM Modi accepts Obama's invitation to US, says 'looking forward to result-oriented visit'

Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama on Friday formally invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Washington in September saying he wants to "work closely with Prime Minister to make India-US relations a defining partnership for the 21st century".

Modi's 'thank you, voter' budget has ideas from his poll campaign

PM Narendra Modi
Arun Jaitley’s marathon speech on Thursday could well be seen as Narendra Modi’s message of thanks to voters who carried him to Delhi in May and an appeal to those who will soon vote in assembly elections.
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iPhone a threat to China national security, says state media

A man uses 'Siri' on the new iPhone 4S
Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations. "This is extremely sensitive data," said a researcher in a media report.

Messi seeks revenge for 1990 final defeat by Germany

Lionel Messi
Somebody up above has plotted the Argentina-Germany final. The plot is perfect. Throw at Messi the challenge of repeating what Maradona achieved and settle the ‘who is better’ debate once and for all.

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, local trains running late

Man sets self ablaze outside Berlin Libyan Embassy

Delhiites can now book auto through smartphone

LS passes Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill

Delhi: Northeast boy shot at by masked assailant

German EAM, press applaud expulsion of CIA chief

Gaza: Israeli air strikes kill 85 Palestinians

India targets middlemen in food chain inflation bites

Uday Lalit to be elevated as Supreme Court judge

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By invitation
Budget 2014-15: No choice but to grasp the nettle

Arun Jaitley

The NDA’s budget is commendable, but the worth of any of these initiatives is only as good as the quality of its implementation. Much depends on how much the new political-bureaucratic set-up can deliver. Pulin B Nayak writes

Our take
Well begun, but Arun Jaitley has many more miles to go

Arun Jaitley

The finance minister aims to mend public finances, keep policies consistent and taxes non-adversarial. But, these are extraordinary times.

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Movie review: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is a fun-filled ride

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya for wonderful performances, Ashutosh Rana and smart screenplay. But do remember it's one of the dreamy, larger-than-life and low on logic Bollywood movies, writes Sweta Kaushal.

Mascherano in doubt for final after 'eye-watering' anus injury

Argentina's Javier Mascherano celebrates after Argentina defeated the Netherlands. (AP Photo)
Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano has revealed that he suffered an eye-watering injury as he tore his anus while making his crucial, last-ditch tackle in their World Cup semifinal win over the Netherlands.

Shouts, giggles, selfies and flirting: Sex museum gets New Yorkers 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.

'Weak link' Hoewedes out to keep Messi quiet

Benedikt Hoewedes

The defender branded Germany's 'weakest link' says he is ready for the toughest job in football: keeping Lionel Messi quiet in Sunday's World Cup final.

World's highest railway bridge, taller than Eiffel, being built in the Himalayas

World's highest railway bridge

Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world's highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016. The arch-shaped steel structure is being constructed over the Chenab River.

Movie review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is brainy, entertaining

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
From great special effects to brilliant performances, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has it all. A worthy successor to the first part, it is for viewers who want their entertainment with a twist of intellect.

It is a loss to humanity, not just cinema: R Balki on Zohra Sehgal death

R Balki
 "Zohraji not being there is a loss to humanity, not just cinema. She was the happiest person in the world. No wonder her performances were so full of joy. Every day that I shot with Zohraji is a day I will always smile remembering," says the filmmaker.

It's a goal! Arun Jaitley's budget makes shots right on target

Jaitley's shots are on target (Illustration: Siddhant Jumde)
The finance minister had a tough task ahead of him, to balance growth revival with controlling prices, while handling a flighty fiscal deficit and giving something for the common man by way of tax reliefs. He seems to have managed the tightrope walk well.
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Sanchez signs £35 million deal with Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez
Chile's star World Cup striker Alexis Sanchez agreed to join Arsenal on Thursday on a long-term contract for a reported fee of around £35 million, the English Premier League side announced.

‘Little Chief’ Mascherano big on impact

Argentina's Javier Mascherano celebrates after Argentina defeated the Netherlands. (AP Photo)
Sergio Romero took Argentina to the final all right but the man who ensured that they stayed in the hunt with another superb all-round midfield show was Javier Mascherano.
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1st Test: India looks to press on advantage against England on Day 3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
India number 11 Mohammed Shami embarrassed England with the bat and then ensured home captain Alastair Cook's poor run of scores continued as the tourists seized control of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

Gavaskar was as good as Tendulkar, Bradman: Nadkarni

Gavaskar
The modern generation of cricket followers might feel Sachin Tendulkar is the last word in batting, but for people of the previous generation or even older, Sunil Gavaskar was as good a batsman, according to former Test all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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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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Boeing, Emirates finalise order for 150 airplanes worth $56 bn

An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300 aircraft
Boeing and Emirates Airline have finalised an order for 150 777Xs airplanes for $56 billion at list prices.

Rupee down 6 paise against dollar in early trade

Currency
The rupee lost six paise to 60.25 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to appreciation of the American currency against other currencies overseas.
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Shouts, giggles, selfies and flirting: Sex museum gets New Yorkers 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.
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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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LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

LG 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.

New hack lets you brain-control Google Glass

MindRDR appA new hack for the ingenious Google Glass enables users to control the device, and take pictures, just with brainwaves.

Smartphone sales to hit 2 billion by 2018

SmartphoneSome 2 billion smartphones will be sold in 2018, compared to an estimated 1.25 billion in 2014, according to the latest forecasts from ABI Research. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 12 % over the forecast period, from 2014 to 2019.
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