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Saharanpur facing 'caste clashes', wrong to define them as 'communal riots': Akhilesh

Akhilesh Yadav
UP chief minister played down the recent incidents and said measures to mitigate tensions have already been initiated. He also blamed his opponents of playing politics over religious feelings. Saharanpur calm under curfew, 36 arrested

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PM Narendra Modi may pick 12 more ministers after August 14

PM Narendra Modi
The much-awaited expansion of the Narendra Modi government may see around a dozen new faces joining the government, sometime after the current session of Parliament gets over on August 14.


We don't need this education: say no to Dina Nath Batra's books


Dina Nath Batra's books are to teach children factually incorrect information. India does not lack scholars on culture and heritage. Batra and his ilk are certainly not among them.

Nitin Gadkari dismisses bugging claim, Congress seeks probe

Nitin Gadkari 

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari has landed in a spying row, with a news report on Sunday claiming his official bungalow in New Delhi was bugged with a high power listening device that was discovered accidentally.

Chinese troops enter Ladakh, vandalise Indian tents

Heavy rain alert in Uttarakhand, 6 dead in landslide

Soon, a 75% hike in monthly pension for ex-MPs

England in control on first day of Southampton Test

Bihar bypolls: Nitish, Lalu to campaign together

Mumbai on alert over ‘Gaza threat’

Australia okays Adani's Carmichael coal project

US-Israel tensions rise as violence in Gaza abates

Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid rising violence

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Our Take
Fair deal for our farmers: India means business at WTO

India’s refusal to back the WTO deal is right as it is imperative for the State to support farmers, more than 90% of whom are resource-poor and own less than 10 hectares of unirrigated land.

Minister-bureaucrat cosiness is discomfiting

Budget papers
The challenges of governance that the new government faces require changes in the administrative structure, writes Hardeep S Puri.
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Female Circumcision
Unclog Delhi
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi is making a debut in Bollywood and on Indian TV

CWG 2014 Day 4: India win a gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes, Sivalingam shines

Sathish Kumar Sivalingam
A dominant Satish Sivalingam rewrote the Games Snatch record enroute to his gold medal winning performance while Ravi Katulu finished second behind him in the men's 77kg weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow on Sunday.

Dressing like a woman has it's perks: Sunil Grover

Sunil Grover. HT Photo
It turns out that comedian Sunil Grover is just as funny in real life as he is in reel. He has finally made his comeback on Comedy Nights with Kapil amid much fanfare, not as Gutthi but as Kapil’s father in-law.

40 mobiles stolen every day in Delhi; only 4 get tracked

While most people merely block their SIMs, buy new handsets and get on with their lives after a cellphone theft, of the 40 cases reported to Delhi Police every day on an average, only four lead to retrieval of the mobiles. That's a mere one-in-ten recovery rate.

Cops: Delhi placement agencies trafficking girls with Maoists’ help

Delhi Police
Jharkhand police suspect banned left wing extremist outfits that are active in several disricts of the state of trafficking girls to metro cities with the help of placement agencies in Delhi.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Salman Khan's Kick is all charisma, logic-free story

Kick is an outrageously silly film. It lurches from a thwarted love story to infantile comedy to slick action to shamelessly manipulative melodrama without any attempt at coherence or consistency, writes Anupama Chopra. Kick biggest opener of 2014, earns Rs. 53 crore in 2 days

Under the Lokpal: Babus’ asset declarations in public domain soon


The government has given itself a 90-day breather to implement transparency provisions under the Lokpal law and has set September 15 as the deadline for government servants to file their assets and liabilities declaration.


Your digital TV needs tender care


My LCD television set developed problems last month — half the screen showed white stripes. To cut the long story short, I am still wondering how to fix this as the warranty period is over.

Life after KBC: Into the world of middle-class crorepatis

Rahat Taslim
How much does happiness cost? You don’t need Kaun Banega Crorepati’s Computerji to tell you that the answer is Rs. 1 crore. You just need to see what the TV quiz show’s winners have done with their lives since they won the prize money.

At Rs. 10 crore, Indian CEOs earn just a tenth of US peers

Indian CEOs earn only one-tenth of the salaries raked in by their counterparts in the US and significantly lower compared to those in the UK and Germany.

Jadeja raised bat towards Anderson, Stokes and Prior told hearing

James Anderson, Ravindra Jadeja
The Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson case is gaining heat ahead of the England fast bowler's hearing on Friday for allegedly pushing the India player.

Ishant Sharma's dodgy ankle leaves India depleted

Ishant Sharma
India were pushed on the backfoot before the third Test at Southampton got underway on Sunday when Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the game because of a niggle on his left ankle.
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Arsenal signing Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina


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

Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea on one-year deal

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba completed a remarkable return to Chelsea on Friday, signing a one-year deal to rejoin the club where he wrote his name into the record books and spearheaded the most successful period in their history.
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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.

Top seed Cirstea falls, Svitolina advances in Baku

Sorana Cirstea
Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round on Thursday.
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Reliance Power buys hydro power portfolio of Jaypee

Anil Ambani
Anil Ambani Group company Reliance Power emerged as a dark horse, beating rivals like Adani Power and JSW, to win a deal to buy the entire hydro power portfolio of Jaiprakash Associates Ltd comprising three operating plants.

Govt moves to ease coal starvation for power companies


The government has put in place a roadmap that ensures coal supplies for the next two years for the already commissioned and stranded plants as well as those that would be commissioned by March, 2015.

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Why it’s trendy to read Manto again

It’s trendy to read Manto again The James Dean of India’s literary circles, Manto died in 1965, aged just 43. During his short and tumultuous life, he put out a body of work that challenged genres - short stories, novel, radio plays, essays, sketches and movie scripts. His best stories are reversed for the Partition though.
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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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Millennium Vogue

Celkon launches 'slimmest' smartphone at Rs. 7,999

City-based mobile manufacturer Celkon Mobiles on Friday unveiled 'Millennium Vogue Q455' priced at Rs. 7,999, saying this is the slimmest smartphone in the country.

Apple iPhones allow extraction of personal data, text messages, researcher finds

iPhone 4Users are not notified that the services are running and cannot disable them, researcher Zdziarski said. There is no way for iPhone users to know what computers have previously been granted trusted status via the backup process or block future connections.

India records highest social networking growth: Study

InternetMore Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 % in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer.
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