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Hindustan Times Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Last Updated 02:16 IST 

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An out-of-court deal to settle land dispute fell through, led to Saharanpur riots

Police Personnel guards

The warring Sikhs and Muslims of Saharanpur had tried for an out-of-court settlement for the land dispute, much before it became a religiously divisive issue leading to riots in the city, sources tell HT.

After Iraq, Libya new horror, govt moves to get Indians out

Indian evacuees
The Indian embassy in Tripoli is in touch with the citixens through 62 coordinators and Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who chaired a review meeting on Tuesday, has ordered the deployment of additional staff to speed up the process of getting them home.

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Narendra Modi may not get to address US joint session

Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed address to a joint sitting of the US Congress in September is unlikely to happen because the Republican party is pushing for a shorter session to enable early elections to the law-making body.

CWG 2014 Day 6: Sushil Kumar wins gold, India bag 4 medals in wrestling

Sushil Kumar CWG 2014
Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show, winning three of the five gold medals on offer on Tuesday. Shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang won a silver and a bronze, respectively.

Govt will ‘tread cautiously’ over GM crop trials

Bangalore rape: Two gym instructors arrested

Sikhs make Eid sweeter for their Muslim workers

Modi factor won't work in state polls: Maharashtra CM

Put Bali agreement on hold, India to tell John Kerry

UPSC aspirants continue protests, govt urges calm

Modi coins new farm mantra: Per drop, more crop

Israel knocks out Gaza grid, digs in for long fight

Dozens killed in terror attack in China's Xinjiang

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Our Take
Kerry visit: India, US need to get past bumps that have emerged

John Kerry
India-US ties have, in recent years, been marked by lofty rhetoric, high ambition, intensive engagement and underwhelming outcomes.

Food for thought: No roadmap for cold chains in this budget

Food Corporation of India
It is known that over one-third of India’s fruit and vegetables valued at over Rs. 13,000 crore is wasted annually in the absence of adequate refrigerated storage infrastructure and logistics deficiencies, writes Kunal Bose.
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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!

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Day 3: No fight or gameplan, a mountain to climb for India in Southampton Test

James Anderson
There's a thin line between confidence and cockiness. Batting with the air of prima donnas, the India batsmen put up a shoddy display to hand the advantage to England in the third Test on Tuesday.

Salman's Eid gift: Being Human to fund treatment of 100 kids with heart ailments

Salman Khan
Salman Khan may not have made the most intelligent movies or pulled off some smart moves in real life, but he certainly has a wide fan base. His fans swear he is all heart and his latest gesture is in keeping with the philanthropy he is associated with.

A prayer for Gaza: Indian Muslim worries about Israeli assault

Gaza

Just how is the Indian Muslim reacting to the Israel-Hamas conflict at the Gaza Strip? A quick look at different strata of the Muslim society, from senior bureaucrats to common men, shows they are worried.

Too pretty to play volleyball? Kazakh player becomes new internet sensation

Sabina Altynbekova

It took just a few days for Sabina Altynbekova, an under-19 female volleyball player from Kazakhstan,  to hit stardom. After some performances during a youth tournament in Taipei last week, the attractive sportswoman has pocketed more than 200,000 subscribers in her Instagram account.

coal mafia
In real life: Coal mafia gang wars continue in Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur I and II, the two movies that catapulted this small town to stardom, are being followed up by real-life sequels with continuing gang wars. 

Apple slashes Mac Book Pro price in India by Rs. 11,000

Retina display

Tech giant Apple on Tuesday reduced the price of its 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 78,900. The California-headquartered firm also updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors.

Getting your income-tax returns in order

Income Tax
42% estimated proportion of salaried individuals who file their income-tax returns after the third week of July, e-filing is mandatory for all individuals with income of Rs. 5 lakh or more.

Flipkart raises $1 bn in funds, largest ever by an Indian e-commerce firm

Flipkart
India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart on Tuesday said it has raised $1 billion (over Rs. 6,000 crore) in fresh funding from a group of investors, the largest so far in the fiercely competitive online shopping segment in the country.

'Strange-looking animal' sparks panic inside Parliament complex

Palm civet (representative photo). AFP
The appearance of a 'strange-looking' visitor from the animal world inside the Parliament complex sparked panic within the heavily-fortified compound and threw the security staff there into a tizzy.
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England's Moeen Ali barred from wearing Gaza wristbands

Moeen Ali
England's Moeen Ali has been warned by world cricket chiefs not to wear wristbands declaring his support for the people of Gaza again during international matches.

Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20

bowler Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September.

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Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped, then released

Carlos Tevez
The lawyer for Carlos Tevez said the father of the Argentina and Juventus star was kidnapped on Tuesday, but was released eight hours later and appeared to be physically unharmed.

Manchester City beats Milan 5-1 in Champions Cup


Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 Sunday in the International Champions Cup.
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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.

Sania breaks down, asks why she has to 'assert Indianness'

Ranbir
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.
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Audi leads, Merc plays catch-up with new launches

2013 Audi A8 facelift review, test drive

German luxury carmaker Audi withstood pressure from its country rival Mercedes to stay ahead in the race to the top of the luxury car market in India in the first half of 2014.

World trade talks stutter over India stand

WTO
Global trade negotiators met at the World Trade Organisation headquarters on Tuesday to break an impasse after India took a firm stand last week that it will only back a worldwide reform of customs rules.
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Take a stylish dip: Where are the chicest pools on earth? Dream Paris

pool Want to unwind? Think Paris, where graffiti, art deco and sun loungers go hand in hand at one of the city's 1930s haunts, Le Molitor. It features a heated outdoor 46m summer pool, a 33m, glass-roofed, mosaic winter pool and the most stylish sundeck in the city. Vive l'été!
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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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