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Hindustan Times Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Last Updated 01:16 IST 

Anger, apology over Shiv Sena MPs’ Ramzan bullying

Shiv Sena MP tries to put food in the mouth of a Muslim employee during Ramzan. (Video grab)

Video footage of a Shiv Sena MP forcing a fasting Muslim worker to eat at a state guest house triggered outrage in Parliament and social media on Wednesday, but the government said the allegations were unsubstantiated.

India willing to stall WTO deal to ensure food security for all

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India will not support the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) “trade facilitation agreement” (TFA) if the deal doesn’t come bundled with a permanent solution that will allow unhindered roll-out of welfare schemes such as the food security programme.

Dutch investigators say no evidence MH17 voice recorder tampered with

People lay flowers

Investigators looking into the causes of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week said they have found no evidence the airliner's black box voice recorder had been tampered with.  A kiss, a prayer: The last hours

European parliament member accuses PM Modi of 'racism'

Maiden cabinet meeting of Modi govt
A Spanish member of the European parliament has raised many eyebrows by tabling a written question about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that revealed a lack or selective knowledge about India and its facts.

Basketballers turban row: Sports minister 'shocked and outraged'

FII investment limit in G-secs raised by $5 bn

Lanka will learn from Pak on trawlers, hopes govt

‘Xi, Modi agreed to respect interests at BRICS’

Congress may join Lalu-Nitish's 'secular' alliance in Bihar

2G: Kanimozhi moves SC seeking urgent hearing

One for the road: Liquor tax for cheaper bus ride

39 captive Indians may now be in Syria

Govt may give AIADMK  LS deputy Speaker post

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India's club: How Commonwealth can give India clout

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Instead of joining somebody else’s club, India must energise the Commonwealth to leap from a regional to a transcontinental power, writes Ashok Malik.

Our Take
Politicians speak about rape, add insult to injury

Siddaramaiah
It is time political parties realised that they can no longer continue to take the gender question lightly, at least for their own political survival. Mr Siddaramaiah can make a start.
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Bang Bang teaser: Furious action, fast cars, a sizzling pair... care for more?

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.

WATCH: Priyanka Chopra fights gender stereotypes as Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra

Make no mistake, Mary Kom is Priyanka Chopra's film through and through. While the actor delivers as the world boxing champion in the first trailer released today, the fact that she doesn't resemble Mary does bug you.

Neel Mukherjee longlisted for Man Booker prize

Neel Mukherjee
Neel Mukherjee, a London-based writer whose recently published novel, The Lives of Others, won rave reviews, has been long-listed for the Man Booker prize 2014, which, for the first time, has admitted novels in English from across the globe.

Alia was right, I need help with my style sense: Parineeti Chopra

Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra is friends with all actors. Despite Alia Bhatt dissing her style sense on Koffee with Karan, she says the duo remain friends.

Salman Khan and Chhota Bheem are up to some mischief

Bigg Boss 7
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has teamed up with the small screen's favourite animated character Chhota Bheem for an action-packed entertainment package. The movie star had "fun" doing it.

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'.

India comes third after US and Brazil in rape cases, second in murder: UN survey

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India figures third among top 10 countries where highest number of rape have taken place in 2010 while in cases of murder, the country comes second in 2012, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Priyanka crooned lullaby for Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra
Actress-singer Priyanka Chopra has sung a lullaby in her forthcoming film Mary Kom, a biopic on the five-time World Champion boxer.
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HT @ England
Sporting pitch, opening gambit to pile more misery on England

Murali Vijay
Lord’s has set the template for an ideal playing surface. India and England may not possess the best line-ups in the world, yet both showed plenty of resilience and character to handle the challenging conditions in the second Test.

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.
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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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Way to go: World Bank chief bats for Gujarat model all across India

Jim Yong Kim
India will be a far easier place to do business if the country adopted the practices and processes that Gujarat follows, World Bank said on Wednesday, in what could be seen a thumbs up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-touted Gujarat model of governance.

Sensex rises to new peak in longest winning run since Sept 2012

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Software giant TCS attained a market valuation of over Rs. 5 lakh crore for the first time, helped by a 2.21% rally in the stock. Infosys was the best gainer on Wednesday as it jumped nearly 3.5%.
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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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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.

BlackBerry cuts prices of QWERTY handsets

BlackberryCanadian handset maker Blackberry on Wednesday slashed prices of its QWERTY devices -- 9320, 9720 and Q5 -- by as much as Rs. 6,000 to sell them for Rs. 9,900 onwards.
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