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Hindustan Times Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Last Updated 09:49 IST 

Union Budget
Jaitley's big test: How to make jobs grow, keep prices low

Arun Jaitley
Finance minister Arun Jaitley, set to present his maiden budget, has the difficult job of juggling long-term economic reforms, which might involve some bitter fiscal pills, with PM Modi’s electoral promise of good days to a country that added only 15 million jobs during 2005-12. Poll: What do you want from finance minister Arun Jaitley's maiden budget?

GST to be major milestone for tax reform, government revenue

A woman casts her ballot during Indonesia's presidential elections.

Implementation of the long-pending GST will be a a key milestone for the economic reform process as it would improve tax administration and increase the resource raising potentials of the state governments.

Argentina vs Netherlands semi-final penalty shootout - As it happened

Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero reacts after saving a shot by Wesley Sneijder in the penalty shootout (AP Photo)
Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties after the first scoreless semi in the tournament's history, with old foes Germany awaiting them in Sunday's showpiece. Here is a blow-by-blow account of how the penalties proceeded. Sergio Goycochea vs Sergio Romero | Match report | I taught Romero: Van Gaal

5 children among 7 killed in Israeli air strike

Rain batters Japan as storm makes landfall, 3 dead

Raped 81-yr-old before killing her: domestic help

Ghaziabad gang rape victim now being threatened

Where are achche din? Opposition asks govt

Amit Shah's rise may change BJP's dynamics

Texas: Gunman kills at least 6, including children

Footage of Rahul Gandhi sleeping in LS goes viral

Fifty-three blindfolded bodies found in Iraq

Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila to HC

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Our Take
Economic survey points to the job at hand

Escalator
Any plan to turn things around would necessarily have to factor in the millions of hopefuls who join the workforce every year.

Keep the faith, science's bounty is enough for us

DNA
The greed of multinationals must not be an excuse to restrain the quantum leap in scientific understanding and technology. Farrukh Dhondy writes.
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Top 10 budgets over the years and the finance ministers behind them

Finance Ministers
As India closes in on Union Budget 2014 and all eyes focus on Arun Jaitley, we take a quick look at the top ten budgets that made history, and the finance ministers who propelled them.

Messi the star, but Mascherano the beating heart of the Albiceleste

Argentina's Javier Mascherano celebrates after Argentina defeated the Netherlands. (AP Photo)
Argentina have made it through to the World Cup final after an excruciating 24-year wait. All eyes have been on the captain, Lionel Messi, who has put on an exhibition of supreme skill and netted 4 goals.

Sergio Goycochea did it for Argentina in 1990, Sergio Romero does it in 2014

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Argentina reached the 1990 World Cup final, where they lost 1-0 to West Germany. The Albiceleste’s road to the final, despite uninspiring play during the tournament, was paved by goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea. 

US teen accused of sexting minor may have to pose for police with erection

Sexting
A US teenager is fighting efforts by police who want to take photos of him in a sexually aroused state to try to prove a sexting case against him. Prosecutors in Virginia told a judge they need photos of the 17-year-old's erect penis to compare against the evidence.

Justin Bieber pleads 'no contest' in egg-throwing case, gets two years' probation

Justin Bieber
The Canadian pop star got two years of probation in Los Angeles Wednesday over an egg-throwing attack. In addition to the probation, Bieber was ordered to complete five days of community service and an anger management programme.

Sikh soldiers' World War-I love stories to feature in new documentary

WW1 Sikhs
Culled from archives and personal testimonies, heartwarming stories, including romantic ones, about Indian soldiers, including Sikhs, who fought in World War-I as part of the British army, feature in a new documentary made in France by Punjab-born filmmaker and novelist Vijay Singh.

WATCH: Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor in first trailer of Finding Fanny

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Featuring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah, Finding Fanny is an English short film that celebrates happiness in the background of Konkani culture.

US: Pilot of delayed flight buys pizza for passengers aboard

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While Frontier Airlines flight waited for bad weather to clear, the pilot of the plane called for 35 pizzas to feed all the passengers aboard. The plane, which was already hours behind schedule, sat on the ground at the small airport for about two hours.
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I taught Romero how to stop penalties at Alkmaar and that hurts, says Dutch coach Van Gaal

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A couple of days back, Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal brought Costa Rica's dream run to an end by substituting keeper Tim Krul in the dying seconds of extra-time. Krul saved two penalties to ensure that the Dutch advanced to the semi-finals.

Brazil's image shattered, says Maradona

Disappointed Brazil fan
Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the World Cup semi-final was a "hammer-blow" that has damaged the hosts' image around the world, Argentine great Diego Maradona said.
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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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Vijay's ton take India to a comfortable position on Day 1

Murali Vijay
A solid batting display by Murali Vijay took India to 177 for three against England at tea on day one of the first Test in Nottingham on Wednesday.

Pakistan drop Hafeez from test squad for Lanka tour

Mohammad Hafeez
Pakistan have dropped top order batsman Mohammad Hafeez from their test squad and recalled former captain Younis Khan in the one-day team for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.
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Sensex recovers 75 points ahead of Budget

Bombay Stock Exchange
Tracking a firming global trend, the benchmark BSE Sensex on Thursday rose by nearly 75 points in early trade ahead of the Union Budget 2014-15.

Rupee up 12 paise against dollar in early trade

Currency
The rupee strengthened by 12 paise to 59.63 against the dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on sustained selling of the US currency by exporters amid a higher opening of the domestic equity market.
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24-hours of sleep deprivation leads to schizophrenia-like symptoms

woman "It was clear to us that a sleepless night leads to impairment in the ability to concentrate. But we were surprised at how pronounced the spectrum of schizophrenia-like symptoms was," said a professor, leading an international team of researchers.
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Honda's Mobilio MPV reviewed

Honda's Mobilio MPV reviewedSometimes urban traffic in India is a real downer. A slow crawl to and from work in Mumbai is all but expected, and drive in Bangalore for any length of time and you’ll experience what being immobile in a car for long periods feels like.

Mercedes' new CLA 45 AMG reviewed

Mercedes' new CLA 45 AMG reviewedAMG says it is an engine maker first and a car maker second; and what an engine this is. Making a record-busting 355bhp from a grand total of just two litres, it gives new meaning to the phrase “small but powerful”.
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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Sony caters to selfie fans with Xperia C3

The latest manufacturer to join the selfie craze, Sony has equipped its new Xperia C3 smartphone with a 5MP front camera and editing tools dedicated specifically to touching up self-portraits.

Samsung launches Galaxy K zoom in India

Galaxy K zoomSouth Korean handset maker Samsung Electronics on tuesday launched in India a new smartphone, featuring a specialised camera with 10X zoom, for Rs. 29,999.

Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case

A man takes a photographUS technology giant Apple has lost a lawsuit against a Chinese state regulator over patent rights to voice recognition software such as the iPhone's "Siri", a Beijing court said.
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