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Hindustan Times Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Last Updated 07:32 IST 

Reservoirs wait for rain, power crisis threatens India

Farming
The Met has said the monsoon is 43% below average and India is staring at a drought. The government’s Economic Survey, tabled on July 9, said poor rains could trim food output and push up prices.

After Germans, Dutch humiliate Brazil; beat hosts 3-0

Dirk Kuyt, Arjen Robben
Brazil will hope to overcome shock and salvage some pride after being humiliated 1-7 in the semis against Germany. Netherlands also will look to put the dissapointing defeat to Argentina behind them in the pursuit for bronze. Live coverage.

Modi off to Brazil for BRICS summit; won’t leave a second-in-command

Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leaving for Brazil on Sunday on a five-day trip (July 13-17) but he hasn’t designated any minister to take charge of the government in his absence, HT has learnt.

Israel vows no let-up, Hamas defiant as Gaza toll reaches 135

Israeli Gaza border

The world implored Israel and Hamas on Saturday to end hostilities as warplanes pounded Gaza for a fifth straight day, killing at least 30 Palestinians, and militants replied with rockets.

NCP to contest with Cong, but want 144 seats: Pawar

ISIS effect: Anti-radicalisation panel on cards

Karnataka MLA blames mobile phones for rapes

Is American interest in West Asia dwindling?

Govt likely to name 5 new governors today

Rahul aide to choose Maharashtra poll candidates

IIMs repackage themselves for new markets

Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite: UN

Mangalyaan needs 75 more days to enter Mars orbit

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Budget 2014: A few smaller bangs would have been better

Arun Jaitley
The NDA has got a strong mandate and this was clearly an opportunity for it to do a bit of grand-standing: announce one really big thing or two and, in return, reap the benefits of making it a memorable budget, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Sunday Sentiments
Congress may not deserve it, but give it the LoP post

Parliament House
Without the Leader of the Opposition post, our democracy would be incomplete and diminished. This is, therefore, an issue that also touches upon the bigger and more important morality of our politics, writes Karan Thapar.
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Multimedia

Brazil Football World Cup 2014
Wondergoalies WC 2014
The HT Football Quiz
Legends of the game
World cup shocks

A Brazillion problems - Glorious past, embarrassing present and a bleak future

Disappointed Brazil fan
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was hoping to send an optimistic message to the team's supporters in Saturday's World Cup third-place match but their lifeless performance in a 3-0 defeat by the Netherlands on Saturday did exactly the opposite. Brazil humiliated again, this time 3-0 by Netherlands

Just for fun: Who's better and who's the best

Ecuador fan
It's a serious game alright. But Socrates, Brazilian football legend, once said, "Beauty comes first. Victory is secondary. What matters is joy." Here is an animation on the statistical comparison of the football stars locking horns in the 2014 World Cup final.

Robben welcome at Man Utd - Van Gaal

Arjen Robben
The Netherlands' Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben is welcome at Manchester United, said Old Trafford-bound Louis van Gaal after Saturday's World Cup play-off win over Brazil.

WATCH: Nargis Fakhri, Salman Khan groove to Honey Singh's voice in Kick

Salman Khan, Kick
Honey Singh's much-awaited song, Yaar Na Miley, from Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut Kick, is finally out. This is the first time Salman Khan has teamed up with the Punjabi rapper.

Schweinsteiger is to Germany what Dravid was to India

Bastian
One is a footballer who has made 107 appearances for his side, the other a cricketer with over 24,000 international runs. Both are known for their tireless work ethics and devotion towards the team. Both have been over-shadowed during their prime because of the presence of more 'flamboyant' players in the team.

 

Hangover after drinking German beer with Argentine port wine: the 'final' excuse

Germany vs Argentina
Beginning at 12.30am Monday, the high-voltage match between Argentina and Germany will go on at least till 2.30am. Suffice to say then, that Monday the 14th may be a day of excuses.

Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is Varun Dhawan's biggest opener, earns Rs. 9 cr

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania has done good business in North India and its day one collections stood at Rs. 9.02 crore. The film is Varun Dhawan's biggest opener and is likely to be another hit for this Student of the Year pair.

The great divide: Argentina take on Germany on the pitch, Brazil fans off it

Messi
A roaring crowd, tireless Mexican waves, the national anthem and the rhythmic chanting of the heroes' names may give an adrenaline injection to a team. On the other hand, constant boos and ugly taunts can rile players.
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Germany have secret plan to stop Argentina's Messi in final

Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger Thomas Mueller
Germany have a secret plan to shut Argentina superstar Lionel Messi out of Sunday's World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium.

5 reasons why Messi stands out in football world

Messi
A four-time world player of the year, Argentina's Lionel Messi is gifted with talents that most footballers can only dream of. Here are five things that make him special in the world of football.
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India ends fourth day at 167/3 against England after record 10th wicket stand between Root and Anderson

Moeen Ali
England's Joe Root and James Anderson rewrote the record books with a Test record last-wicket stand in their series opener with India. India were 167 for three in their second innings at stumps, a lead of 128 runs.

Sri Lanka spinner Senanayake banned over action

Sachithra Senanayake
Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Saturday.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.

Defeated Federer pledges Wimbledon return next year

Roger Federer
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer insists his agonising final defeat against Novak Djokovic won't be his farewell to the All England Club.
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cities

Introducing GAAR on NDA government’s radar

income tax

The confusion over GAAR surfaced once again after the government in a response to a question raised in Parliament on Friday said that GAAR will be implemented at the start of the next financial year.

Gold extends gains on global cues; silver end steady

Gold
Continuing its rising streak for the fourth consecutive day, gold prices gained another Rs. 50 to trade at Rs. 28,730 per ten gram in the national capital on Saturday, taking positive cues from overseas markets amid persistent buying by stockists.
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New Yorkers get in the mood with Museum of sex

Museum of Sex A flirty exhibition inspired by the naughtiness of an old-fashioned British or French funfair, is a hit attraction in New York this summer. Visitors are flocking to the Museum of Sex to jump up and down on giant inflatable breasts among other mildly titillating and fun things.
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Hyundai's Eon 1.0 Kappa reviewed

Hyundai's Eon 1.0 Kappa reviewedFor buyers impressed by the Eon’s looks but put off by its underwhelming 0.8-litre engine, Hyundai has just introduced a new variant of the car. It’s got Hyundai’s larger 1.0-litre Kappa engine that comes with the promise of giving it more go.

Suzuki's V-Storm Reviewed

Suzuki's V-Storm ReviewedAdventure biking is all about being able to blast down any road, be it smooth tarmac or broken trails.
Dentist

Designing that perfect smile

Dentistry is emerging as a lucrative career option, thanks to advancements in science and growing  awareness among patients.

When risks offer opportunities

ActuaryAn actuary uses his mathematical, statistical and analytical skills along with business awareness to help make sensible and impactful decisions for companies.

Acting your way to success

theatre artisteA theatre artiste performs an act in public or on a stage. According to Abdul Latif Khatana, a theatre artiste and former director of National School of Drama, a theatre artiste should be able to concentrate, listen, observe and think critically.
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Yahoo

Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV

Yahoo announced Friday it has bought an Israel-based startup specializing in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices.

Google seeks to dismiss US antitrust lawsuit over Android

AndroidAn antitrust lawsuit targeting Google's Android operating system should be dismissed, Google said in a court filing on Friday, partly because smartphone manufacturers are free to utilize Android on their phones without also installing Google apps.

LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

LG DisplayLG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.
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