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Riot-hit Saharanpur hopes for a peaceful Eid, curfew partly relaxed; no mass prayers

District authorities decided late on Monday to disallow people in large numbers to congregate at the Saharanpur Idgah, because of tension in the area following communal riots on Saturday.

John Kerry hails Modi govt, calls India 'an indispensable partner'

John Kerry
Calling India an indispensable partner, US secretary of state John Kerry said the dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit of the bilateral relationship were needed to solve some of world's greatest challenges.

Dina Nath Batra’s plan: ban teaching of foreign languages in schools

Dina Nath Batra
Dina Nath Batra is demanding an overhaul of the school education and has sent in a string of proposals to human resource development minister Smriti Irani. Historians slam Batra books, call them 'fantasy'

Gaza: Israeli PM warns of 'prolonged' war, explosion hits media building

Benjamin Netanyahu
Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, echoing the PM's words, the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. Gaza militants kill five Israeli soldiers after infiltrating through tunnel

Karnataka HC judge under lens for land deal

Calcutta HC orders FIR against Tapas Pal; TMC silent

Home ministry rules out Gadkari bugging row probe

Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns

Naidu surprise checks, finds 80 staffers missing

UP emerges as country's most power-starved state

LeT man arrested from Sarai Kale Khan bus terminal

Shah sends team to Haryana, may still side with HJC

Ukraine forces claims more rebel territories

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Bombing civilians is wrong: an Israeli soldier draws the moral line

Amer Abu Eisheh
Bombing a house with civilians in it is immoral. But silence in the face of such actions, in and outside Israel, is consent by default, writes Yuli Novak.

Mind their language: UPSC aspirants must know their English

UPSC protest

The government has come under unexpected pressure from protesting students who have taken to the streets in Delhi, railing against the Civil Services Aptitude Test conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

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No country for children
Riteish Deshmukh
Unclog Delhi
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!

CWG 2014: Jitu Rai wins gold, silver for Gagan Narang and lifter Vikas Thakur

Jitu Rai, Gurpal Singh
Jitu Rai clinched the gold medal before Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each to continue the shooters' heroics while Vikas Thakur overcame pain to bag a silver in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Inner Faith
Remembering Premchand's Idgah: Hamid's gift for Eid

As I look back on my school days, I recall the beautiful story by Munshi Premchand – Idgah – that we had in our Hindi text book. At that time, I had read it as any other story and was even a part of the play – without understanding its layers of wisdom. Vanita Srivastava writes.

Commonwealth Games: Britain's Prince Harry joins photobomb craze

Prince harry
Britain's Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of acclaimed New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens at the Commonwealth Games.

Top three Bollywood moments in Salman Khan's Kick

From references to Divya Bharti's sensuous 'Saat samundar paar' song to his own Dabangg act encore in Kick, no one else plays to the gallery better than Salman Khan. That's why his fans can never have enough of him.

When a parking brawl in Delhi ended in murder

Car parking lot
A 57-year-old man was killed and his wife beaten up by a neighbour and 20-25 other men after he refused to remove his parked car following an argument. Neighbours claim that seeing so many people before his house, he probably had a heart attack out of fear.

ISIS opens 'marriage bureau' for women who want to tie the knot with its fighters

Iraq militants
The jihadists are operating an office from Al-Bab, a town in Aleppo province of northern Syria, for 'single women and widows who would like to marry ISIS fighters', said a human rights group.

NDA government allots Rs. 500 crore to raise strictly desi cows

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The NDA government is set to launch a national programme worth Rs. 500 crore to 'protect and conserve' local cow breeds through traditional-style 'gaushalas' or cattle-care centres. The scheme was a manifesto promise by the BJP and is a key Hindutva plank.

World Tiger Day
Shrinking green cover escalating tiger-human conflict

Experts say as tigers are being forced to remain in confines of protected areas, conflicts among the big cats are increasing. This has led to the 'weaker' tigers moving out to human areas, resulting in increasing man-animal conflicts.

Huma Qureshi: the hero beyond Bollywood

ek villain success party
Huma Qureshi's journey in Bollywood has been one of dogged determination. On her 28th birthday, we take a look at her not-so-Bollywood career — from her choice of unconventional films to living up to a persona that is far from being traditional in the industry.

ICC investigates England cricketer Moeen Ali's Gaza wristbands

Moeen Ali
England cricketer Moeen Ali risked disciplinary action after the International Cricket Council said they were 'investigating' his decision to wear wristbands in support of Gaza during the third Test match against India in Southampton on Monday.

Indian batsmen face daunting task in Southampton Test

Murali Vijay
India finished the second day of the third Test in Southampton at 25 for the loss of one wicket after England declared their first innings at 569 for seven. Shikhar Dhawan was the only Indian wicket to fall, with James Anderson dismissing him for 6.
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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.

Arsenal signing Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina


Goalkeeper David Ospina is signing with Arsenal after helping Colombia reach the World Cup quarterfinals.

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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'

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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Citi to hire 100 bankers in Asia, eyes more business from smaller clients

Citi Group
Citigroup plans to hire as many as 100 bankers in a renewed push into Asia-Pacific commercial banking, following in rival HSBC's footsteps with a strategy that focuses on selling smaller corporate clients a wider range of products.

Larsen and Toubro reports two-fold rise in net profit to Rs. 966.89 crore

Citi Group
Engineering major Larsen and Toubro on Monday  reported over two-fold increase in the consolidated net profit at Rs. 966.89 crore for the April-June quarter, mainly on the back of gain on disinvestments and stake sale.
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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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A Facebook user

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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