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Hindustan Times Friday, July 25, 2014 | Last Updated 10:40 IST 

CWG 2014
Lifters Sukhen, Sanjita win gold as India make rousing start

Sanjita Khumukcham Weightlifting Commonwealth Games 2014
Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions at Glasgow.

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane with 116 on board found in Mali

Air Algerie

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said. MH17, AH5017, GE222 mark a black week for civil aviation

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears

WTO

India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically.

Russia shelling Ukraine from across border in new escalation, says US

WTO
The United States on Thursday said Russia was shelling Ukrainian military targets from across the border, which, it said, established Moscow’s direct and escalating involvement.

India observes 15th anniversary of Kargil War

Death toll crosses 800 in Gaza conflict

UPSC row: Aspirants will march to Parliament today

49% FDI in insurance cleared, pension reform next?

Mumbai: Model accuses IPS officer of rape

CBI chief partied with former IB boss he charged

Did ISIS order mass female genital mutilation in Iraq?

WB girl found hanging; mob kills rape suspect

Train, bus collision kills 14 schoolkids in Telangana

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Our take
A test for India's diplomacy: speaking with candour to Israel

Sushma Swaraj
Indian diplomacy works in mysterious ways. One moment Sushma Swaraj resists a discussion in Parliament on Israel’s military assault in Gaza and then subsequently blocks a resolution on the issue on grounds that it cannot be introduced under Rule 176.

A fine line to tread for the law in juvenile crime and punishment

Delhi gangrape
The most glaring deficiency of the Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) is that it is gender-blind. The law on juvenile justice must be redrawn so that petty and serious crimes could be differentiated, writes Krishna Kumar.
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Glasgow CWG: Bindra, Heena look to start with bang in shooting

Abhinav Bindra, Heena Sidhu
Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and world number one in women's 10-metre air pistol, Heena Sidhu, are expected to set the tone for the strong Indian shooting team, which begins its campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday.

First trailer review: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson's Fifty Shades Of Grey is hot!

Fifty Shades of Grey
The wait is over, and it's time now for the palpitations to begin in full swing. The first trailer of next year's biggest movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, is out. And like we expected, everything about it is worth every second you play it on loop.

MH17 crash: Parents believe daughter still alive, head to Ukraine to find her

Fatima Dyczynski
Jerzy and Angela Dyczynski have been clinging to hope that Fatima, their only child, somehow survived the disaster which befell the plane carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Queen Elizabeth II 'accidentally' ends up in selfie at Commonwealth Games

Jayde Taylor Queen selfie
The image of a beaming Queen Elizabeth II in the background of Australian hockey players Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris' selfie has gone viral.

Spared Sudanese Christian woman who faced death for faith meets Pope

Pope Francis Meriam Ibrahim
A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.

McDonald's takes chicken nuggets off menu in Hong Kong amid food scare

McDonald's
McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it had imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the US-owned company at the centre of a food safety scare in China.

Dear Laxman, who are you to draw the rekha for Sania Mirza?

Sania Mirza
BJP leader K Laxman questioning Sania Mirza's eligibility to be Telangana’s brand ambassador has again brought to fore the culture of intolerance breeding in present-day India. Poll: Does marrying a Pakistani make Sania Mirza less Indian?

HT Exclusive
No family, no lawyer: Many kids in Delhi reform home clueless why they are there

Revisiting Delhi gang-rape
Most inmates at a juvenile observation home for boys in north Delhi have no access to legal assistance, and many don’t even know why they are lodged here. These revelations have been made in an audit report on the condition of juveniles at Sewa Kutir in Kingsway Camp by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority.
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Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma ready for action

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It's a long tour and India's first five-Test series since 2002. At some point, they will face form and fitness issues. To be ready for any such eventuality, an 18-member squad has been sent to England.

ICC rejects 2018 offer, cricket stays out of Commonwealth Games

ICC Logo
Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event.
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Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

Dunga
New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

Speed
By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.
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Querrey ousted at Atlanta Open, Istomin also departs

Sam Querrey
Big serving American Sam Querrey was bounced out of the Atlanta Open in the second round on Wednesday by Israel's Dudi Sela 6-2 6-4.

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.

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Wipro falls as June-quarter profit lags estimates

Wipro
Shares in Wipro Ltd India's third-biggest IT services exporter, plunged as much as 8.12% in early trading after the IT outsourcer's April-June quarter earnings missed estimates.

Sensex falls from lifetime high on profit-booking

Sensex, BSE
The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped from record-high by falling over 25 points in early trade on Friday as investors booked profits.
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How to ace crop top look, total diva style

Kardashian Your summer wardrobe is incomplete if you don’t own a crop top. It is not only super sexy, but also high on versatility. With fashion-forward divas rocking crop tops, we tell you how to style this versatile garment by pairing it with a skirt, shorts, pants or even a sari!
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BMW launches hybrid version of 7 series at Rs. 1.35 cr

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group IndiaGerman luxury car maker BMW on Wednesday launched a hybrid version of its top of the line luxury sedan the 7 series in India at Rs. 1.35 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).

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.
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Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal

Buoyed by the consumer response to its tablet, handset maker Oplus Technologies on Thursday launched its smartphone, XonPhone 5, for the Indian market, priced at Rs. 7,999.

Nokia to introduce most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

Lumia 530With a retail price of €99 (around $135), the Nokia Lumia 530 promises to make Microsoft's mobile operating system accessible to a wider clientele. In light of its low price, it's no surprise that this four-inch Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone is not 4G-ready.

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Taking Social Media too seriously?Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.
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