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CWG Day 5 LIVE: Jitu Rai gets gold in 50m pistol shooting, Gurpal Singh bags silver

Sharp shooter

India's Jitu Rai won the gold medal in the men's 50m pistol shooting even at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday. Gurpal Singh clinched the silver in the same event.

Kiev says MH17 black boxes show crash caused by rocket shrapnel

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
Black boxes recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine show shrapnel from a rocket explosion caused the passenger jet to crash, a Ukrainian security official said on Monday.

Govt rejects 'Gadkari's home bugged' report, Cong seeks House discussion

Nitin Gadkari
The government on Monday said there won't be any probe into the reported bugging at Nitin Gadkari's residence. Media reports on Sunday said that bugging devices were found at Gadkari's Delhi residence.

Saharanpur situation fully under control, says Rajnath Singh

Police Personnel guards
The Centre on Monday said the situation in violence-hit Saharanpur is fully under control and it is keeping close eye on it. Singh's comments came a day after he briefed PM Modi about the situation in the UP town. Akhilesh Yadav ducks, blames BJP | VOTE: Has Akhilesh failed to maintain law and order in UP?

Pak mob kills woman over 'blasphemous' FB post

Gaza fighting abates as US, UN call for ceasefire

Chinese troops enter Ladakh, vandalise Indian tents

Delhi HC stays EC order against Ashok Chavan

Gurgaon: NE man beaten up, admitted to hospital

N Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine: US

Shiv Sena slams Karnataka govt's anti-Marathi stand

Heavy rain alert in Uttarakhand, 6 dead in landslide

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Our Take
Fair deal for our farmers: India means business at WTO

India’s refusal to back the WTO deal is right as it is imperative for the State to support farmers, more than 90% of whom are resource-poor and own less than 10 hectares of unirrigated land.

Minister-bureaucrat cosiness is discomfiting

Budget papers
The challenges of governance that the new government faces require changes in the administrative structure, writes Hardeep S Puri.
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No country for children
Riteish Deshmukh
Unclog Delhi
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!

LIVE - England vs India, 3rd Test, Day 2: Rohit dismisses Ballance just before lunch

cricket, Gary Ballance, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Part-time spinner Rohit Sharma finally got the breakthrough for India after he dismissed Gary Ballance for 156, breaking a 142-run partnership with Ian Bell.

Gau seva and Bharatiya sanskriti: What Dina Nath Batra's books teach

Little Library
Out of the nine books, introduced in Gujarat’s schools and published by the Gujarat State School Textbook Board, eight are by Dina Nath Batra, national executive of the RSS education wing, Vidya Bharati. It is high time that NCERT text books are revised: Dina Nath | VOTE: Would you like your children to read Dina Nath Batra's books?

Salman Khan's Kick zooms towards Rs. 100-crore club

Little Library
Salman Khan's Eid release, Kick is setting ticket windows on fire even before the festival arrives. After earning Rs. 26.50 crore on day one of its release - the highest this year -- its total tally for the weekend stood at a whopping Rs. 83.83 crore.

Vietnam's 'little tiger' snack: Cat owners protect their pets from meat lovers

Cat meat
There are dozens of restaurants serving cat in Hanoi and it is rare to see felines roaming the streets -- most pet-owners keep them indoors or tied up out of fear of cat thieves.

Marvel reveals first look, cast of superhero film Ant-Man

ant man
Marvel revealed the first look and cast of its superhero flick, Ant-Man, at Comic-Con in San Diego. While Paul Rudd was previously revealed as the tiny title superhero, Evangeline Lilly has now confirmed she'll play Hope Pym. Michael Douglas plays her dad, Dr Hank Pym.

The Expendables 3 leaked online three weeks before release

'The Expendables'
Sylvester Stallone-starrer The Expendables 3 has leaked online three weeks ahead of its US release. The online copy of the film has been downloaded through piracy sites more than 189,000 times over a 24-hour period, according to reports.

CWG 2014 Day 4: India win a gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes, Sivalingam shines

Sathish Kumar Sivalingam
A dominant Satish Sivalingam rewrote the Games Snatch record enroute to his gold medal winning performance while Ravi Katulu finished second behind him in the men's 77kg weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow on Sunday.

Dressing like a woman has its perks: Sunil Grover

Sunil Grover. HT Photo
It turns out that comedian Sunil Grover is just as funny in real life as he is in reel. He has finally made his comeback on Comedy Nights with Kapil amid much fanfare, not as Gutthi but as Kapil’s father in-law.

40 mobiles stolen every day in Delhi; only 4 get tracked

While most people merely block their SIMs, buy new handsets and get on with their lives after a cellphone theft, of the 40 cases reported to Delhi Police every day on an average, only four lead to retrieval of the mobiles. That's a mere one-in-ten recovery rate.

Alastair Cook delighted to be back in striking form

Alastair Cook
England captain Alastair Cook was a relieved man after finally striking form to end a prolonged lean run even though he was disappointed not to get a hundred on the opening day of the third Test against India in Southampton.

Ishant Sharma's dodgy ankle leaves India depleted

Ishant Sharma
India were pushed on the backfoot before the third Test at Southampton got underway on Sunday when Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the game because of a niggle on his left ankle.
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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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Hindustan Unilever Ltd Q1 net up 3.68% at Rs. 1,056.85 crore

Hindustan Unilever
FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd on Monday reported 3.68% increase in standalone net profit at Rs. 1,056.85 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014-15.

Australia okays Adani's coal project, company welcomes decision

The Australian government on Monday cleared the proposed $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine project of the Indian conglomerate Adani Mining in the Galilee Basin in central Queensland.
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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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