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Hindustan Times Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated 22:40 IST 

Two killed as Pakistan fires at Indian posts, troops find tunnel across LoC

Relatives mourning the death who were killed in alleged Pakistan firing at Jeora village in Jammu

A senior police official told HT that Akram Hussain, 35, and his son Aslam Khan were killed, while three other family members were injured, in the heaviest firing so far by the Pakistan rangers in RS Pura sector.

Speaker defends decision on LoP, says no SC observations against her

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan defended herself a day after the Supreme Court questioned the absence of Leader of Opposition ( LoP), saying the court's observations were not against her.

Heckling at Solapur event was 'pre-planned', says Maharashtra CM

Narendra Modi
Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said he will not attend such functions in future till he got an assurance that incidents like those will not recur.

Sharif rallies support against resignation demands

Ananthamurthy's death: case against BJP men

Brigadier faces charges after allegedly sodomy

17 killed as suicide bombers attack Iraq mosque

Need to end corruption in central hospitals: Vardhan

UPSC prelims tomorrow, SC rejects stay plea

Akhilesh takes on BJP over ‘love jihad’

BJP-JMM cadre clash, minister's convoy blocked

Swamy writes to PM on Ram Temple re-building

Maharashtra: Ink thrown on minister, one arrested

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Imagining a zero effect economy for India

China economy
A truly circular economy, however, would need both producers and consumers to work together. Makers of washing machines, cars, fridges and so on would have to make things whose resources are designed to be recycled, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Modi’s set the bar for talks with Pakistan far too high

Modi in Bhuj
For what it’s worth, I think Narendra Modi has tied himself in knots. Unfortunately, the outcome is not limited to the realisation the prime minister’s Pakistan policy is confused. It’s also dented the belief he’s made a sure-footed and confident start in government. Karan Thapar writes.
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Youth Survey 2014
Mumbai isn't the city of dreams for nothing
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Freedom from dowry
Celebrating 175 years of photography

Dhoni a serial offender in Indian debacles: Ian Chappell

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The latest English debacle was worse than those previous capitulations because India achieved a monumental victory at Lord’s. This should’ve been the springboard to a spirited attempt to stretch that lead but instead it became the top step on the slippery dip to oblivion.

HT-MaRS Youth Survey
Young and Indian: Tapping the pulse of generation now

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What do our youth feel about politics, religion and family? What do India's youth want in life? Read about their dreams, expectations and aspirations from our special 24-page edition on the HT-MaRS Youth Survey.

Indian-origin student brightest in Britain

Being a bookworm may slow down memory decline
An Indian-origin student, Asanish Kalyanasundaram, who scored a perfect five in his main subjects with 100% marks across the board, is being hailed as the brightest student in Britain.

British lingerie shop says sorry over Isis underwear

Florence Brudenell-Bruce
A British adult retailer apologised Saturday after launching a range of lingerie named Isis -- but said it did not support jihadists in Iraq and Syria and had no plans to withdraw the line.

Nepalese attempt world's largest human flag record

largest human flag
More than 35,000 Nepalese made a bid Saturday to form the world's largest "human national flag" as they sought to set a new international record. Cries of "Nepal!" rang out in celebration after the attempt.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge you've seen yet

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch
Leave it to Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch to take the challenge to a new level of creativity -- he did it in a suit, while in the shower, on a bike and while trying to flee in a car. In all, he was doused five time with ice-cold water.

Thousands pay homage to Ananthamurthy

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch
Thousands turned up to pay homage to the departed Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy at the Ravindra Kalakshetra where his remains were kept for public viewing and at Bangalore University's Kalagrama where he was consigned to ashes.

Indian American author wins award in US

Bay psalm book
Indian American writer Nina McConigley is the recipient of the prestigious PEN Open Book Award for her collection of short stories, "Cowboys and East Indians". The other is Ruth Ellen Kocher for "Domina Un/blued".
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Maqsood, Alam stand tall as Pakistan win tense chase

cricket fan
Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam struck quick-fire fifties and combined in a record 147-run sixth wicket stand as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets with one ball remaining in the first one-day international at Hambantota on Saturday.

Girlfriends a big no-no for Indian team manager

Virat Kohli
The debate of WAGs on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India's team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma's stay with Virat Kohli during the Test series in England.
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Atletico's Mandzukic strikes early to clinch Super Cup

Atletico Madrid
It was a fiery game at the Calderon in which Atletico coach Diego Simeone was sent off in the first half for protesting and Real's Luka Modric was dismissed in added time for a second yellow card.

Bayern Munich enjoy winning start to German title defence

Arjen Robben
Reigning German champions Bayern Munich got the new Bundesliga season off to a perfect start with a dramatic 2-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Friday.
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Injured Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

John Isner
Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury. It wasn't yet clear if the injury would affect his appearance in the US Open, which starts on Monday.

Wimbledon champion Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

Petra Kvitova
Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
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Gold ends lower on poor demand amid global uncertainty

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Gold prices declined marginally in a lacklustre trade at the domestic bullion market in Mumbai on Saturday due to lack of buying interest amid disappointing overseas trading sentiment.

All companies must apply 2-step payments for credit cards: RBI

Credit Cards
RBI said that all transactions involving domestic credit cards must follow rules requiring additional verification, a stance that could impact companies such as Uber Technologies Inc that provide more simple app-based purchases.
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B-school

You’ve got the job!

Pre-placement trends at IIMs and other top B-schools this season across the country are hinting at a job market revival. IIM Calcutta, for instance, has seen a robust scenario of pre-placement offers.

A rejuvenating career

spaThe wellness industry in India has evolved rapidly in the last few years. Improved health awareness and exposure to global beauty and ­fashion trends are driving growth in the wellness space.

Perfectly cut out for you

Neeta LullaIf you are creative and love working with fabrics and design, a career in fashion designing could be right up your alley.
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Microsoft

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report

A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.

Tablets hit tipping point

 TabletMore than half of US consumers with an internet connection now own a tablet and while demand is starting to slow, the device still remains high on most people's future tech shopping lists.

Indian online market set to explode: Study

Taking Social Media too seriously?With the Indian online market set to explode, telecom companies stand to generate an additional revenue of $8 billion and EBITDA of $2.9 billion over the next three years, a joint study by Google and AT Kearney has forecast.
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