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Hindustan Times Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Last Updated 13:53 IST 

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Shiv Sena under fire over reports of MPs force-feeding Muslim staffer, denies charges

Lok Sabha members
Ruckus broke out in both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday over reports that some Shiv Sena parliamentarians had allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor on fast to eat a chapati last week. Shiv Sena MPs ‘force’ fasting Muslim staffer to eat

Aircel-Maxis deal
Enough material against Dayanidhi Maran: Attorney general to CBI

Karunanidhi
Attorney general of India Mukul Rohatgi has given a legal opinion to the CBI, saying there was enough evidence to prosecute ex-telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and brother Kalanidhi Maran.

US says rebels may have downed MH17; black boxes to be sent to UK

Debris of MH17

Malaysian flight MH17 may have been shot down by 'mistake' by ill-trained pro-Russian separatists, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday, while dismissing Moscow's accounts of the incident as propaganda. MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean tragedy

Bangalore school girl rape: Chairman arrested for negligence

The Red Brigade
Rustam Kerwalla, chairman of Vibgyor High group of schools, has been arrested by the city police for his negligence in handling the case where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped in one of his institutions by a skating instructor.

Airlines cancel flights to Israel over Gaza threat

Karnataka: 2 more rapes reported as CM stirs row

Manmohan batted for tainted judge?

Haryana AAP decides not to contest assembly polls

Bihar: Rajdhani pilot engine derails in Maoist attack

‘Infiltration’ from Bangladesh up 5 times in TMC rule

Wary of infighting, BJP not to name CM candidates

Delhi cops to keep an eye on vegetable prices

Ness Wadia locked me up, manhandled me: Preity Zinta

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Our Take
Reason it out: Congress must listen to its rebels

Congress
The Congress leadership, which has reposed its faith in Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, should not appear silent at this stage and take every measure to tone up the party before the next round of the assembly elections.

A budget that doesn't invest in human capital

 Nagaland
While there is an overwhelming emphasis on physical infrastructure, the budget has neglected social infrastructure, writes Darryl D’Monte.
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Thank you again Yo Yo Honey Singh: A rejoinder to the open letter

Yo Yo Honey Singh
After writing an open letter to Yo Yo Honey Singh, the author recieved a torrent of reactions -- from families who said Honey Singh is an integral part of their post-dinner get-togethers to those who advised him to switch off the TV instead of railing against the 'artist'.

'What will happen if the airplane crashes,' a young MH17 victim's eerie premonition

Yo Yo Honey Singh

The night before his big trip, Miguel refused to release his mother from his grasp. He asked his mother, "Mama, I'm going to miss you," he said. "What will happen if the airplane crashes?"

Bang Bang teaser: Bullets whiz, cars fly as Hrithik Roshan takes to action

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
On the most peaceful day of the year, bullets will fly - that's the tagline of Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang and its teaser proves the film means it. The teaser has slick action, fast cars and Bollywood's most good-looking pair sharing sizzling chemistry.

Sachin reacts to Sharapova's comment, says it wasn't 'disrespectful'

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday reacted to tennis star Maria Sharapova's recent revelation of not knowing who he is. He was quoted by television channels as saying that her 'comment (was) not disrespectful, maybe she doesn't follow cricket'.

Hindu mythology-based card game hits market

Ravana
A strategy card game, MahaYodha, or Great Warrior, unique for being based on Hindu mythology, has recently hit the market, capturing the attention of a sizeable number of gamers.

It was a devil of a song: Nargis Fakhri on working with Salman

Nargis Fakhri
'Rockstar' fame actress Nargis Fakhri may be in bed resting it out after sustaining injuries while shooting her 'devil' item song  with Salman Khan for Sajid Nadiadwala's 'Kick', but she finds the experience exhilarating.

Apple profits $7.7 billion on iPhone sales; iPad dampens results

 Apple store

Apple on Tuesday reported that its quarterly profit climbed with strong iPhone demand, but a decline in iPad tablet sales put a damper on its results.

MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean tragedy

Boris Yeltsin

The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine has stirred memories of a 1983 incident when a Korean passenger jet was shot down by Soviet fighters in what then US president Ronald Reagan called a mid-air "massacre".

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson banned from bowling

Kane Williamson
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been banned from bowling his occasional off-spin in international cricket because of an illegal action, New Zealand Cricket said on Wednesday.

HT exclusive
BCCI uses Ahmedabad Test row to educate upcoming players

BCCI
India’s controversial decision not to enforce the follow-on in the 1999 Ahmedabad Test against New Zealand is among the big mysteries in Indian cricket. It is being used as educational reference.
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Beckham visits United as Van Gaal debut nears

Former Manchester United star David Beckham visited his former English club on Tuesday on the eve of new Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal's debut match against another of Beckham's clubs.

New Brazil coach Dunga promises organisation, planning

Dunga
Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has vowed to instil "organisation and planning" in the country's national team after being appointed Selecao coach for a second time.
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Wimbledon doubles champion Sock advances at Atlanta Open

Denis Istomin

Rising US talent Jack Sock eased past Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2 6-4 but Uzbek Denis Istomin put a dent in the large home field in the first round of the Atlanta Open on Tuesday.

Wozniacki routs Vinci for Istanbul WTA title

Caroline Wozniacki
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki won her first title of the year and 22nd of her career on Sunday when she defeated second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 in the Istanbul WTA final.
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cities

Nifty hits life high on foreign buying, higher Asian stocks

Bombay Stock Exchange

The Nifty rose to a record high on Wednesday, led by gains in blue-chips such as ICICI Bank on continued foreign-investor buying, while higher Asian shares also helped sentiment.

Sensex up 133 points in early trade; Nifty regains 7,800-mark

Bombay Stock Exchange

Continuing its rising spree for the seventh straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 133 points in early trade on Wednesday as metals, FMCG, capital goods and PSU sector stocks led the rally on sustained capital inflows.

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Wedding belles: a century of bridal fashion

wedding The changing face of the most romantic garment - the bride's wedding dress - is the focus of a UK exhibition. Something Blue explores bridal fashions from 1914-2014 and features 18 dresses, from classic gowns to unconventional frocks that challenged the norm.
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Audi's A3 diesel reviewed

Audi's A3 diesel reviewedWe were the first to the drive the new petrol-powered Audi A3 1.8 TFSI and were mighty impressed by not just the strong performance on tap, but the overall package on offer.

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewed

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewedAmidst the barrage of new model launches that its been giving us since December last year, Mercedes has had time to squeeze in an updated version of its CLS 350 sedan.

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.

Delhi institute barred from offering course in fashion

fashionIn a letter to the JD Institute of Fashion Technology following HT Education’s story on UGC rules violation, Karnataka-based state university, Kuvempu, asks it to stop giving out degrees to students outside the state with immediate effect.
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Google

Google made failed bid for Spotify: report

Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Nvidia launches tablet for on-the-go gamers

Shield tabletUS computer chip maker Nvidia launched a high-performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device.

Review: Three Chinese smartphones to watch out for

RIMA new phone is launched nearly every week. Chinese brands have also made their move into India. Do these less known brands have what it takes to survive in the Indian markets? HT takes a look.
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