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Hindustan Times Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Last Updated 11:30 IST 

Pune landslide toll reaches 21; Rajnath Singh to visit disaster site today, rescue operations on

Malin village
Home minister Rajnath Singh reached Pune on Wednesday night to take an overview of the rescue operations at Malin village which was buried in a landslide, killing at least 21 people and trapping more than 160. Landslide hits village near Pune, rescue works on

Supertech case: SC order a warning for errant builders

‘Work on 95% projects will come to a stop’
The SC's order to Supertech to refund the money of home buyers affected by the Allahabad High Court’s order to demolish its under-construction 40-storey twin towers in Noida for flouting building norms sets a good precedent.

More than 100 Palestinians killed in shelling of Gaza school, UN enraged

Abid Raboh
The United States and United Nations condemned the school shelling and Hamas said it fired rockets into Israel in retaliation for both attacks. At least 200 people were wounded in the strike, medics said.

Bangalore: Priest rapes minor at her home, held

Uttarakhand: 6 feared killed after cloud burst

50 Indian nurses to be shifted from Libya to Tunisia

Curfew in Khandwa after Facebook post targets community

Kumbakonam tragedy: Principal gets 10ys in jail

‘Ebola poses very serious threat to UK’

New chief to take over army reins today

Flexi hours for women, other work reforms soon

Main accused in Saharanpur riots arrested

SC orders Supertech to refund Noida flat buyers

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CSAT storm: Going by the books is fine, aptitude needed too

UPSC protest
The view that the Civil Service Aptitude Test is loaded against vernacular-medium students is far-fetched, writes Shailaja Chandra.

Transparency in appointments vital, as is ensuring speedy justice

Kumbakonam
In the controversies over judicial appointments, things such as delayed court verdicts and lack of a sound infrastructure are being lost sight of. The judgment in the Kumbakonam fire tragedy has finally come after 10 long years.
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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!

Hrithik Roshan rubbishes rumours of Rs. 400 crore alimony for Sussanne

Twogether:1
Rubbishing media reports suggesting that Sussanne Roshan had demanded an alimony of Rs. 400 crore from her estranged husband, Hrithik Roshan tweeted, "Fabricated news articles. Demeaning my loved ones."

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From Japan to US to Russia, Modi will speak in Hindi

Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to choose Hindi over English when he speaks to world leaders over the next few months and addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the end of September.

Natwar Singh drops book bomb, says Rahul made Sonia refuse PM job

Former union minister K Natwar Singh who fell foul with the Congress after the 'oil for food' scam.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi refused her party's offer to be the prime minister in May 2004 because her son Rahul 'put his foot down', former foreign minister K Natwar Singh has said. Poll: Do you trust Natwar Singh's allegations?

Ebola discoverer says 'would happily sit next to infected person on train'

Peter Piot
The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train.

CWG 2014: 4 Indian wrestlers settle for silver; women's hockey team crash out

Satywart Kadian
India started the day with a possibility of four gold medals from wrestling with Satywart Kadian, B Bajrang, Lalita and Sakshi Malik reaching finals. But as the day progressed India’s hopes ran dry as all of them lost one-sided bouts to settle for silver.

Chicken could make you resistant to antibiotics, finds new study

Bird flu
A new study released by the Centre for Science and Environment said  'large-scale and indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be 'strongly linked' to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

A billion dollar bet: Seven reasons why Flipkart is hot in the market

Flipkart, Binny Bansal, Sachin Bansal
It is not really a coincidence when Amazon.com announces that it would invest $2 billion (Rs 12,000 crore) in India exactly a day after Flipkart announces it has raised a record $1 billion in the latest round of funding. Read: Amazon to invest $2 billion more in India

Bungalow that 'spells doom' for CMs: Harish Rawat refuses to move in

Harish Rawat
Official chief minister's residence on the New Cantonment Road in Dehradun lies vacant. Chief minister Harish Rawat operates from the state guest house which has been converted to his official residence. 

Linked in: Terror suspects call up Pakistan from jails in Bengal

Prison

Members of terror groups such as IM and LeT regularly make phone calls and video calls to associates outside, using applications such as Skype, to their counterparts in Pakistan, a source told HT.

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Day 4: Buoyant England put India on the brink; end day at 112/4

Murali Vijay
Chasing an improbable target of 445 to win, India ended their day at 112 for 4 after England's spinners Moeen Ali and Joe Root snapped up 3 Indian wickets. England had declared after scoring 205 for 4.

BCCI appeals against ICC sanction on Jadeja, hearing on August 1

James Anderson, Ravindra Jadeja
The BCCI has appealed against the Level 1 charge brought against Jadeja for his alleged altercation with England bowler Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return

Luiz Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence.

Gerrard says last three months 'worst of my life'

Steven Gerrard England Liverpool

Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out the World Cup in the group stages have contributed to what has been 'probably the worst three months of my life'.

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Video: Sabine Lisicki fires fastest ever serve at a WTA event

Sabine Lisicki
German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

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.
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Sensex down 33 points in early trade ahead of expiry

The benchmark BSE Sensex declined by over 33 points in early trade on Thursday as participants indulged in reducing their positions ahead of monthly expiry in the derivatives segment.

HCL Tech Q4 Net up 53.7% to Rs. 1,834 crore, beats estimates

HCL
India's fourth largest software services firm HCL Technologies on Thursday reported a 53.7% jump in its consolidated net profit to Rs. 1,834 crore for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2014.
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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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