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Hindustan Times Friday, August 01, 2014 | Last Updated 11:17 IST 

John Kerry offers to partner in Modi’s vision, Sushma says US spying on India 'unacceptable'

John Kerry

US secretary of state John Kerry on Thursday signalled a new energy and direction in India-US ties by offering to partner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'historic mandate for change' and vision of economic development.

Landslide tragedy: Did Maharashtra ignore ecological warnings on Malin?

Landslide in Ambegaon
Malin, the village flattened by a landslide on Wednesday morning, was a high-risk village in the region marked out as 'Ecologically Sensitive Areas' by the Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats. Toll reaches 41, worst feared for Malin village

Delhi: Killer e-rickshaw driver was out on bail in gang-rape case

E-rickshaw
The driver of the e-rickshaw whose reckless driving resulted in the death of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy was apprehended on Thursday. Police said the 17-year-old had earlier been caught last year in connection with six-year-old girl's gang rape and was out on bail.

Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

Ebola
Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll hit 729 in West Africa.

Three-day Gaza truce goes into effect

India says it is committed to TFA; WTO talks fail

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 24, injure 271

5 workers killed in Chhattisgarh factory blast

Firms focus on investment, Jindal joins club

Javadekar in a cleft stick over GM crop future

Saharanpur main accused lives off land disputes

Ebola-hit W Africa launches emergency battle plan

Heavy rains approaching northern states: Met dept

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What Modi should do to set new template for India-Nepal ties

Narendra Modi
The success of Narendra Modi’s Nepal policy depends on how he tackles political change in Kathmandu, writes Prashant Jha.

Our Take
Farm to fork, our food is becoming a toxic cocktail

Chicken 3
The indiscriminate antibiotics use, leading to resistance, has happened because India has no regulation on controlling the use in the poultry industry, or to control sales of antibiotics to the industry.
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Multimedia

Gaza's children survive shell shock
Manto
Sushil Kumar: The 'Desi Superhero'
KBC
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Smart way to sell a smartphone

Some part of Sonia Gandhi is not Indian, she’s ruthless: Natwar Singh

natwar singh

Former Gandhi family loyalist K Natwar Singh kicked up another political storm on Thursday by raking up Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origins in a television interview.

Shah Rukh Khan to team up with British TV producer Simon Cowell?

shah rukh khan
Reports suggest that the British TV producer and the Bollywood actor are set to come together for a live event being organised in Mumbai. The event will also be aired on the small screen.

Miraculous escape for three-month-old baby, family in Malin village

Heavy machinery
Amidst the grave tragedy in Malin, the village almost entirely wiped out by a landslide in Maharashtra, rescue teams on Thursday dug out a three-month-old infant and his mother safely from the debris, officials said.

CWG Day 8: Gowda wins discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita shine

Babita Kumari, Yogeshwar Dutt, Vikas Gowda

The Indian contingent at Glasgow won three golds on Thursday, thanks to wrestlers Babita Kumari and Yogeshwar Dutt and discus thrower Vikas Gowda at the Commonwealth Games.

Have achhe din arrived? Sorry, PMO doesn't have it on records

Modi
Early this month, Modi’s office received a query under RTI that if the PMO has witnessed the arrival of achhe din since May 16. The PMO expressed inability to answer the apparently mischievous query.

Cricket can wait, two Indian-origin Israeli youngsters respond to call of military duty

Ronen Waskar
In the dance of death in the Israel-Hamas conflict, there is an Indian connect, a tale of two young men, who insist duty to their adopted nation comes first but hope things will calm down soon so that they can swap the army gear for cricket attire.

At CWG, every third Indian medallist from Haryana

Babita CWG
Almost onefourth of India’s 215-member contingent at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games hails from Haryana. On the medal front, the state’s share is even higher: one-third of the country’s tally.

Runaway Indore boy walks into Mumbai police anti-narcotics cell to meet CID actors

CID
When a 13-year-old boy walked into the office of Mumbai police's anti-narcotics cell on Wednesday afternoon, the police thought he may have some information that would lead to seizure of drugs.

Consumer court awards Gurgaon flat owners Rs. 33cr for faulty elevators

Lift

In a landmark ruling, a consumer court has ordered realty firm Ambience Infrastructure to pay Rs. 33.38 crore to a group of flat owners in Gurgaon for installing sub-standard elevators and failing to maintain them despite charging them for it.

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Have to rethink our four-bowler strategy, says Dhoni after drubbing

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The India skipper blamed on Thursday his batsmen for the 'soft dismissals' which saw them suffer an embarrassing 266-run defeat, and said the team would need to discuss its four-bowler strategy.

England vs India 3rd Test: Visitors lose by 266 runs

Alastair Cook
Moeen Ali ended with a 6-wicket haul in the 2nd innings at England to beat India by 266 runs in the 3rd Test at Southampton. The five Test series is now level at 1-1.
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Brazil pin-up Neymar mobbed in Japan

Neymar
Tokyo caught "Neymar fever" on Thursday when the Brazilian superstar jetted into the Japanese capital sporting sunglasses, baseball cap and designer stubble on a whistle-stop visit to sign a sponsorship deal with a bed manufacturer.

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.
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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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cities

Alibaba invests $120 million in Kabam in latest US deal

Alibaba
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested $120 million in San Francisco-based mobile games studio Kabam, the latest in a string of US investments intended to build up the Chinese online retailer's presence in the world's biggest Internet arena.

DLF quarterly profit falls 29% on lower home sales

DLF Ltd
DLF Ltd, India's top real estate developer, reported a 29% fall in quarterly net profit, hit by slowing home sales in Asia's third-largest economy as high inflation and interest rates continued to deter home buyers.
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UPSC protest

Unfair advantage

Hindi-medium ­candidates are ­demanding the scrapping of CSAT as, they say, it gives unfair advantage to English-medium aspirants

Violating rules

UPSC protest

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.
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Blackberry

BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users

BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients.

Apple TV next gen premiere delayed

AppleThe launch of the eagerly awaited next generation of the company's set-top-box that allows consumers to cut the TV viewing cord, download film, watch TV on demand and access a host of apps might not go on sale until 2015 due to problems with US cable companies.

Facebook unveils free Internet app

FacebookFacebook on Thursday unveiled an app to allow people around the world with mobile phones but no Internet access to access online services for health, education and basic communications.
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