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Telangana: 20 children killed as train mows down school bus

Medak accident
At least 20 children were killed and over a dozen injured on Thursday after a train rammed into their school bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Medak district near Hyderabad.

I am an Indian and will remain so until the end of my life: Sania

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday hit out at politicians for raising objections to her being appointed as Telangana's brand ambassador.
'Daughter-in-law of Pakistan' Sania not fit to represent Telangana: BJP leader

Palestinian toll rises to 718, US lifts flight ban as Kerry pushes for truce

Gaza City
The US national aviation authority has lifted a ban on American flights to Israel, but warned of a 'very fluid situation' amid intense fighting with Palestinians in nearby Gaza. BanKi-moon outraged | Israel rejects UNHRC Gaza probe

MH17 crash: Russia calls on US to show proof of missile claims

A senior Russian official called Thursday on the United States to prove its claims that the Malaysian passenger airliner shot down last week was hit by a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Ukraine.

Shiv Sena uses Marathi Manoos as shield, fights row triggered by MP

In Parliament, Tendulkar still on nought

Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

India ranks 135 in Human Development Index

Union cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance sector

Woman tutor still on the run, police expands search

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, 48 killed

Katju charge: Ex-SC judge blames Lahoti

Lax antibiotic controls raise killer disease fears

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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

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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Unclog Delhi
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Side-splitting sitcoms to thrilling crime-dramas and more
Hum Log
MH17 goes down
Best of fashion from Couture India Week

Bang Bang teaser crosses two million hits on YouTube

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
Hrithik Roshan's Bang Bang is hitting big time on the social media: the first teaser of the Siddharth Anand-directed action thriller got over 2 million hits on YouTube on the first day of its release. 

The cigarette looks damn good in my hand: Salman Khan

Salman Khan
Ever the inimitable personality, Salman Khan opens up about the photographers’ ban, why people might feel intimidated by him because his “eyes are very big,” and why he doesn’t enjoy film promotions.

Hacking virus 'Bladabindi' prowling in Indian cyberspace


Cyber security sleuths have alerted Indian Internet users against hacking attempts of a clandestine multi-identity virus--Bladabindi-- which steals sensitive personal information of a user for nefarious purposes.

Dogs capable of feeling jealousy: US study

European Dog Show

Dogs are a man's best friend, and research released on Wednesday says canines want to keep it that way. "Humans, after all, have been rich resource providers over our coevolution," researchers wrote in the study.

Nokia to introduce most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

Lumia 530
With a retail price of €99 (around $135), the Nokia Lumia 530 promises to make Microsoft's mobile operating system accessible to a wider clientele. In light of its low price, it's no surprise that this four-inch Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone is not 4G-ready.

Scottish identity celebrated as 2014 Glasgow Games open in glitzy ceremony

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

European parliament member accuses PM Narendra 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.

China: Man arrested for chopping off testicles of 3 patients

The suspect, who has been arrested, castrated a 60-year-old mentally disabled man and removed one testicle each from two bedridden patients aged 53 and 80, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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

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

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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Querrey ousted at Atlanta Open, Istomin also departs

Sam Querrey
Big serving American Sam Querrey was bounced out of the Atlanta Open in the second round on Wednesday by Israel's Dudi Sela 6-2 6-4.

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.

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Sensex retreats after hitting new high at 26,190.81

Bombay Stock Exchange
After hitting an all-time high of 26,190.81, the benchmark BSE Sensex retreated by falling over 69 points in mid-session trade on Thursday as funds and cautious investors locked in gains in recent outperformers.

Rupee up 6 paise against dollar in early trade

Extending gains for the third straight day, the rupee strengthened by six paise to 60.03 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on increased selling of the American currency by exporters.
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Paracetamol no better than placebo in low-back pain: Lancet study

medicine The first-choice lower-back pain killer, worked no better than dummy drugs administered in a trial of more than 1,600 people suffering from the condition, researchers said on Thursday. It also had no effect on disability, function, sleep or quality of life.
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Honda looks to gain market-share with Rs. 6.49-9.77 L Mobilio

Mobilio’s launch on WednesdayJapanese car major Honda on Wednesday launched its first 7-seater multi utility vehicle Mobilio in the Indian market, which it believes will account for a quarter of the company’s sales of the Asia Oceania region by 2017.

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewed

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewedAmidst the barrage of new model launches that its been giving us since December last year, Mercedes has had time to squeeze in an updated version of its CLS 350 sedan.

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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Taking Social Media too seriously?

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.

Facebook profit story pushes shares to new high

FacebookFacebook shares on Wednesday soared to a new high on word that the social network's quarterly profit and user numbers jumped as it thrives in a world gone mobile.

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

TwitterTwitter acknowledged Wednesday that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
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