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Hindustan Times Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Last Updated 03:56 IST 

Anger, apology over Shiv Sena MPs’ Ramzan bullying

Shiv Sena MP tries to put food in the mouth of a Muslim employee during Ramzan. (Video grab)

Video footage of a Shiv Sena MP forcing a fasting Muslim worker to eat at a state guest house triggered outrage in Parliament and social media on Wednesday, but the government said the allegations were unsubstantiated. Muslims say outraged by Shiv Sena MP's action, demand his arrest

Katju's allegations
Lahoti ignored my note on tainted judge, says Ruma Pal

Ruma Pal
Former SC judge justice Ruma Pal had put her objections in writing on getting to know that a 'tainted' Madras HC judge was given an extension overlooking the reservations of the collegium she was part of. But, the then CJI RC Lahoti didn’t respond to her note.

Dutch investigators say no evidence MH17 voice recorder tampered with

People lay flowers

Investigators looking into the causes of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week said they have found no evidence the airliner's black box voice recorder had been tampered with.  A kiss, a prayer: The last hours

European parliament member accuses PM Modi of 'racism'

Maiden cabinet meeting of Modi govt
A Spanish member of the European parliament has raised many eyebrows by tabling a written question about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that revealed a lack or selective knowledge about India and its facts.

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

India backs Palestine in UNHRC vote on Gaza

3-year-old boy brutally beaten up by tutor in Kolkata

TCS crosses Rs. 5 lakh cr mkt cap; 1st by Indian firm

Govt may give AIADMK LS deputy Speaker post

39 captive Indians may now be in Syria

Is PM God to give us occasional darshan: Kharge

FII investment limit in G-secs raised by $5 bn

Delhi man sues hospital for botched surgery

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India's club: How Commonwealth can give India clout

Commonwealth games 2010
Instead of joining somebody else’s club, India must energise the Commonwealth to leap from a regional to a transcontinental power, writes Ashok Malik.

Our Take
Politicians speak about rape, add insult to injury

Siddaramaiah
It is time political parties realised that they can no longer continue to take the gender question lightly, at least for their own political survival. Mr Siddaramaiah can make a start.
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India lead CWG opening ceremony parade

Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, led the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park late Wednesday night. The parade ended with the current host, Team Scotland. CWG pays tribute to MH17 victims

'Daughter-in-law of Pakistan' Sania not fit to represent Telangana: BJP leader

Down but certainly not out
Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, terming her as 'daughter-in-law' of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour.

Bang Bang teaser: Furious action, fast cars, a sizzling pair... care for more?

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
On the most peaceful day of the year, bullets will fly - that's the tagline of Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang and its teaser proves the film means it. The teaser has slick action, fast cars and Bollywood's most good-looking pair sharing sizzling chemistry.

WATCH: Priyanka Chopra fights gender stereotypes as Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra

Make no mistake, Mary Kom is Priyanka Chopra's film through and through. While the actor delivers as the world boxing champion in the first trailer released today, the fact that she doesn't resemble Mary does bug you.

Alia was right, I need help with my style sense: Parineeti Chopra

Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra is friends with all actors. Despite Alia Bhatt dissing her style sense on Koffee with Karan, she says the duo remain friends.

Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

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A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia.

Different ball game
In Parliament, Tirkey scores, Tendulkar still on nought

Sachin Tendulkar and Dilip Tirkey
Sachin Tendulkar, India’s cricketing talisman, far outshone former hockey captain Dilip Tirkey in the popularity stakes. But in Parliament, it is a very different story.

Thank you again Yo Yo Honey Singh: A rejoinder to the open letter

Yo Yo Honey Singh
After writing an open letter to Yo Yo Honey Singh, the author recieved a torrent of reactions -- from families who said Honey Singh is an integral part of their post-dinner get-togethers to those who advised him to switch off the TV instead of railing against the 'artist'.
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HT @ England
Sporting pitch, opening gambit to pile more misery on England

Murali Vijay
Lord’s has set the template for an ideal playing surface. India and England may not possess the best line-ups in the world, yet both showed plenty of resilience and character to handle the challenging conditions in the second Test.

Of masters’ tales and view from the window

Shane Warne
Rose Bowl is the headquarters of the Hampshire county team. Its most famous captain was Shane Warne. The stand named after him towers over the bowl shaped ground.
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Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

Dunga
New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

Speed
By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.
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Wimbledon doubles champion Sock advances at Atlanta Open

Denis Istomin

Rising US talent Jack Sock eased past Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2 6-4 but Uzbek Denis Istomin put a dent in the large home field in the first round of the Atlanta Open on Tuesday.

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.
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India willing to stall WTO deal to ensure food security for all

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India will not support the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) 'trade facilitation agreement' (TFA) if the deal doesn’t come bundled with a permanent solution that will allow unhindered roll-out of welfare schemes such as the food security programme.

Way to go: World Bank chief bats for Gujarat model all across India

Jim Yong Kim
India will be a far easier place to do business if the country adopted the practices and processes that Gujarat follows, World Bank said on Wednesday, in what could be seen a thumbs up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-touted Gujarat model of governance.
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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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Google made failed bid for Spotify: report

Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Nvidia launches tablet for on-the-go gamers

Shield tabletUS computer chip maker Nvidia launched a high-performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device.

BlackBerry cuts prices of QWERTY handsets

BlackberryCanadian handset maker Blackberry on Wednesday slashed prices of its QWERTY devices -- 9320, 9720 and Q5 -- by as much as Rs. 6,000 to sell them for Rs. 9,900 onwards.
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