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Hindustan Times Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Last Updated 20:32 IST 

Katju revelations
Judiciary and govt don't want transparent system for picking judges: Prashant Bhushan

Markandey Katju
Justice Markandey Katju's revelation as to how a corrupt judge came to be appointed in the Madras high court once again highlights the serious problems with the process of appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, writes Prashant Bhushan.

MH17 tragedy: Malaysia quietly worked back channels to secure bodies, black boxes

MH 17 crash site
As Western leaders increasingly pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists, and Moscow itself, over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

Is school rape the only news? Karnataka CM snaps at media

Siddaramaiah
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday courted a fresh controversy over the alleged rape of a six-year old girl in a Bangalore public school, as he asked the media if it did not have any other issue.

Anti-bikini minister wants Goans to wear dhotis

DHOTI
Goa's PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who wants bikinis and mini-skirts banned in the state, now wants people to immediately start wearing traditional attire like the dhoti, because he says Indian culture is "the world's greatest culture".

Indore: Girl trafficked, forced into flesh trade

SC refuses to release Subrata Roy on bail or parole

Govt to probe graft in healthcare after TV sting

Rane's resignation matter referred to Sonia

Minor raped, blackmailed for over 2 yrs by friend

3 drunk army jawans held for molesting on train

Gujarat civic polls: BJP wins in last Cong stronghold

Government clears the decks for six new airlines

All eyes on Delhi L-G as tug of war continues

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The false one: Islamic State's Caliph is a fantasy enterprise

Iraq
Some disillusioned men from Europe and other places may join the Caliphate but the ISIS is unlikely to win over transcontinental territories.

Rehabilitate and reform
The Juvenile Justice Act can heal broken spirits

Juvenile crime
Sending juveniles who commit ‘serious’ crimes to jail is not in the interest of children, families or the community.
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Sachin reacts to Sharapova's comment, says it wasn't 'disrespectful'

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday reacted to Tennis star Maria Sharapova's recent revelation of not knowing who he is. He was quoted by television channels as saying that her "Comment (was) not disrespectful, maybe she doesn't follow Cricket".

Post 'Devil', Nargis Fakhri bruised, battered

Nargis Fakhri
"Rockstar" fame actress Nargis Fakhri may be in bed resting it out after sustaining injuries while shooting her "devil" item song  with Salman Khan for Sajid Nadiadwala's "Kick", but she finds the experience exhilarating.

Thanks for the crassness: An open letter to Honey Singh from a parent

Yo Yo Honey Singh.
An exasperated parent on how vodka, short skirts, suck and rhyming four-letter words are changing the universe of impressionable children, all thanks to Yo Yo and his philosophy of 'party yun hi chalegi'.

Kumar Vishwas will go to Bigg Boss if he can have his say

Kumar Vishwas
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas has been approached by Endemol to star on Bigg Boss, probably one of the most controversial shows on Indian TV. The AAP leader, who lost his security deposit against Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha polls, is still to make up his mind.

KBC 8 takes on racial discrimination, communal discord

Amitabh  Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan's Kaun Banega Crorepati 8's producers have hit the nail on its head: by talking of racial discrimination and religious intolerance in their promos.

Now, find your way in Hindi on Google Maps

Google Maps
Indian users can now explore and navigate their way around through Google Maps in Hindi after the search engine giant announced the launch of its new service on Tuesday.

Delhi car deaths: Here's what you should know about carbon monoxide poisoning

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It is suspected that the three men who died in a car in Delhi on Monday died of Carbon Monoxide poisoning due to the gas from the AC. We take a look at what Carbon Monoxide poisoning is all about and what you can do to prevent it.

Homeland season 4 trailer: Carrie goes hunting in Pakistan

Homeland poster
Carrie Mathieson is stationed in war-torn Pakistan where she is looking for some hidden truth even as blasts go off and people die. With Saul and Quinn back in the trailer, we can guarantee that there's no place like Homeland.
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Sachin reacts to Sharapova's comment, says it wasn't 'disrespectful'

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday reacted to Tennis star Maria Sharapova's recent revelation of not knowing who he is. He was quoted by television channels as saying that her "Comment (was) not disrespectful, maybe she doesn't follow Cricket".

Winning the Lord’s Test, and happily failing the Tebbit Test

Moeen Ali
It is nearly 25 years since the veteran Tory politician Norman Tebbit proposed what has come to be known as the ‘Tebbit Cricket Test’ for immigrants of south Asian origin: which side do they cheer when their country of origin plays against England?
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James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

James Rodriguez Colombia

A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

England captain Gerrard retires from international soccer

Steven Gerrard England Liverpool
England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, England's Football Association said on Monday.
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Wozniacki routs Vinci for Istanbul WTA title

Caroline Wozniacki
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki won her first title of the year and 22nd of her career on Sunday when she defeated second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 in the Istanbul WTA final.

Tomic downs Karlovic to clinch Bogota title

Bernard Tomic
Australia's Bernard Tomic claimed his second career title and secured a return to the world top 100 Sunday when he beat defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) in the Colombia Open final.
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cities

Gold dives below Rs. 28K mark on fresh selling, global cues

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Gold prices slipped back below the key Rs. 28,000 per 10/grams mark in the bullion market in Mumbai on Tuesday due to fresh bouts of selling from stockists and investors, combined with overall sluggish demand.

Rupee ends marginally higher; up 6 paise at 60.24

Currency
Rebounding from one-month lows, the rupee on Tuesday rose six paise to end at 60.24 against the US dollar on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters and positive cues from a strong domestic share market.
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Wedding belles: a century of bridal fashion

wedding The changing face of the most romantic garment - the bride's wedding dress - is the focus of a UK exhibition. Something Blue explores bridal fashions from 1914-2014 and features 18 dresses, from classic gowns to unconventional frocks that challenged the norm.
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Audi's A3 diesel reviewed

Audi's A3 diesel reviewedWe were the first to the drive the new petrol-powered Audi A3 1.8 TFSI and were mighty impressed by not just the strong performance on tap, but the overall package on offer.

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.
fashion

Delhi institute barred from offering course in fashion

In a letter to the JD Institute of Fashion Technology following HT Education’s story on UGC rules violation, Karnataka-based state university, Kuvempu, asks it to stop giving out degrees to students outside the state with immediate effect.

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.

Exploring the depths of the ocean

Marine ConservationistMarine conservation is a very niche field but it has tremendous potential. Willpower and passion are the only qualifications you require.
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RIM

Review: Three Chinese smartphones to watch out for

A new phone is launched nearly every week. Chinese brands have also made their move into India. Do these less known brands have what it takes to survive in the Indian markets? HT takes a look.

Micromax launches LED TV, to be sold exclusively on Snapdeal

MicromaxPhone maker Micromax on Monday launched a 32-inch LED TV which would be sold exclusively on e-commerce platform Snapdeal.com.

Yahoo builds mobile muscle with Flurry buy

YahooYahoo continued its quest for renewed relevance with the purchase of a startup specializing in analyzing and making money from mobile applications.
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