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Hindustan Times Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Last Updated 08:22 IST 

Libyan militants take military base in Benghazi, ex-deputy PM kidnapped in Tripoli

Tripoli International Airport

Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.
Indian government moves to get Indians out

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PM Narendra Modi may not get to address US joint session

Modi
The PM's proposed address to a joint sitting of the US Congress in September is unlikely to happen, as the Republican Party wants a shorter session to enable early elections to the law-making body.

World Cup effect: Twitter shares soar 35%, active users up by 24%

Barack Obama
Twitter Inc halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked.

Wrestler Sushil Kumar wins gold, India bag 8 medals on Day 6 of CWG

Sushil Kumar CWG 2014
Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show, winning three of the five gold medals on offer on Tuesday. Shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang won a silver and a bronze, respectively.

Govt will ‘tread cautiously’ over GM crop trials

Delhi teenager raped by 3 including CRPF constable

Sikhs make Eid sweeter for their Muslim workers

IAS officer says Haryana chief secy threatened him

Put Bali agreement on hold, India to tell John Kerry

Modi factor won't work in Maharashtra polls: CM

Bangalore rape: Two gym instructors arrested

Modi coins new farm mantra: Per drop, more crop

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, bombs power plant

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Our Take
Kerry visit: India, US need to get past bumps that have emerged

John Kerry
India-US ties have, in recent years, been marked by lofty rhetoric, high ambition, intensive engagement and underwhelming outcomes.

Food for thought: No roadmap for cold chains in this budget

Food Corporation of India
It is known that over one-third of India’s fruit and vegetables valued at over Rs. 13,000 crore is wasted annually in the absence of adequate refrigerated storage infrastructure and logistics deficiencies, writes Kunal Bose.
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No country for children
Riteish Deshmukh
In pics: Feasting on Eid-ul-fitr
Haryana
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!

A failed out-of-court deal to settle land dispute led to Saharanpur riots

Police Personnel guards

The warring Sikhs and Muslims of Saharanpur had tried for an out-of-court settlement for the land dispute, much before it became a religiously divisive issue leading to riots in the city, sources tell HT.

Last crew member of aircraft that dropped atomic bomb over Hiroshima dies

Atomic Bomb

The last surviving member of the US crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. Theodore VanKirk died on Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said.

Salman's Eid gift: Being Human to fund treatment of 100 kids with heart ailments

Salman Khan
Salman Khan may not have made the most intelligent movies or pulled off some smart moves in real life, but he certainly has a wide fan base. His fans swear he is all heart and his latest gesture is in keeping with the philanthropy he is associated with.

Pray for Gaza: Muslims in India worried about Israeli assault

Gaza

Just how are the Indian Muslims reacting to the Israel-Hamas conflict at the Gaza Strip? A quick look at different strata of the Muslim society, from senior bureaucrats to common men, shows they are worried.

Too cute to play volleyball? Kazakh player becomes new internet sensation

Sabina Altynbekova

It took just a few days for Sabina Altynbekova, an under-19 female volleyball player from Kazakhstan, to hit stardom. The sportswoman has pocketed more than 200,000 subscribers in her Instagram account in a short time.

CWG 2014: Indian athletes yet to get full quota of daily allowance

Commonwealth Games Glasgow
A large number of Indian athletes are yet to get their full quota of daily allowance a week into the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Most of the 215-strong Indian contingent have spent more than 10 days without the full allowance which has been increased to $50 from $25.

In real life: Coal mafia gang wars continue in Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur I and II, the two Bollywood movies that catapulted this small town to stardom, are being followed up by real-life sequels with continuing gang wars.

Apple slashes Mac Book Pro price in India by Rs. 11,000

Retina display

Tech giant Apple on Tuesday reduced the price of its 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 78,900. The California-headquartered firm also updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors.

Getting your income tax returns in order

Income Tax
With the deadline of filing your income tax returns for the financial year 2012-13 round the corner, HT tells you all that is needed to get your filing right.
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Day 3: No fight or gameplan, a mountain to climb for India

James Anderson
There's a thin line between confidence and cockiness. Batting with the air of prima donnas, the India batsmen put up a shoddy display to hand the advantage to England in the third Test on Tuesday.

England's Moeen Ali barred from wearing Gaza wristbands

Moeen Ali
England's Moeen Ali has been warned by world cricket chiefs not to wear wristbands declaring his support for the people of Gaza again during international matches.
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Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped, then released

Carlos Tevez
The lawyer for Carlos Tevez said the father of the Argentina and Juventus star was kidnapped on Tuesday, but was released eight hours later and appeared to be physically unharmed.

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.
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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'

Ranbir
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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Audi leads, Mercedes plays catch-up with new launches

2013 Audi A8 facelift review, test drive

German luxury carmaker Audi withstood pressure from its country rival Mercedes to stay ahead in the race to the top of the luxury car market in India in the first half of 2014.

World trade talks stutter over India stand

WTO
Global trade negotiators met at the World Trade Organization headquarters on Tuesday to break an impasse after India took a firm stand last week that it will only back a worldwide reform of customs rules.
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Take a stylish dip: Where are the chicest pools on earth? Dream Paris

pool Want to unwind? Think Paris, where graffiti, art deco and sun loungers go hand in hand at one of the city's 1930s haunts, Le Molitor. It features a heated outdoor 46m summer pool, a 33m, glass-roofed, mosaic winter pool and the most stylish sundeck in the city. Vive l'été!
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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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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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