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Hindustan Times Saturday, July 12, 2014 | Last Updated 10:09 IST 

Israeli raids continue, Gaza toll reaches 120, militants threaten to attack Tel Aviv airport

Gaza City
Sixteen Palestinians were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip early Saturday, bringing the toll on the fifth day of cross-border fighting to 121, medics said. Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with the militants.

Move to invite PM Modi to address US Congress gains momentum

Narendra Modi
A move to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of US Congress is gaining momentum with 36 lawmakers endorsing it in a letter to the Congressional leadership.

Sluggish monsoon threatens first drought in 5 years

Agartala
A sluggish monsoon could be hurtling India towards its first drought in five years, as summer rains stand 43% below average overall, barring the Northeast and Mumbai.

Can Schweinsteiger stop Messi or will it be 1986 all over again?

Argentina vs Belgium
 "Leo has rescued us in a few matches but we can’t just rely on him. The team should be there to support him just as we were against Belgium, when he controlled the game with everyone’s help,” said Javier Mascherano, Argentina’s midfield general.

Polavaram Bill: Call for Telangana bandh today

Strong quake hits Japan, triggering small tsunami

India to set up gas line to Pakistan

Budget blooper: Govt gives one IIM to 2 states

Infants sold in 'bachcha baazar' like 'groceries'

Philippines arrests Australian over ties to ISIS

Puducherry L-G removed, Nagaland governor resigns

MNS chief, Chavan say Modi wave receding in state

Rail minister, deputy play truant, embarrass govt

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Will is required as much as skill

Agriculture
The NDA cannot deliver on its budget promises until it removes performance bottlenecks and elevates us to a new level of execution, writes MS ‘Vindi’ Banga.

Our Take
Good beginning, but hurdles ahead

Arun Jaitley
With the economy’s growth showing little signs of recovering to levels India was used to before 2008, the government cannot afford to turn its attention to factors other than those that ought to raise the trend line.
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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya review: Alia-Varun starrer a conscious ode to DDLJ

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is a conscious ode to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Debutant writer-director Shashank Khaitan makes enough bluntly obvious references to ensure that you know this — from the title, to scenes from the film playing on TV sets, to a hero who mouths lines straight out of that script.

First trailer Singham Returns: Ajay Devgn-Rohit Shetty, Bollywood's hit jodi is back

Singham Returns
Bollywood's box-office king Rohit Shetty is back with his Golmaal pair -- Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor. Watch out for the oomph factor: Amol Gupte and Kareena careening on an auto!

US agency investigating drone flights after fireworks video goes viral

 Fireworks at duirng the inaugural of Hero Hockey India League in SAS Nagar on Saturday
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating several videos filmed using drones that flew into and around firework displays, including two apparently shot on the Fourth of July and one from Florida that has received nearly nine million YouTube views.

Harry Potter actor David Legeno, who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback, dead

 Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in several of the Harry Potter movies, including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and the two-part finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Honey Singh buys team in World Kabbadi League, names it Yo Yo Tigers

Yo Yo Honey Singh.
The star rapper is the latest celebrity after actor Akshay Kumar to buy a team in the World Kabbadi League, scheduled from August to December this year. "I know children and youth relate to me, so I feel they will support my team as much as they support me," he said.

World's highest railway bridge, taller than Eiffel, being built in the Himalayas

World's highest railway bridge

Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world's highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016. The arch-shaped steel structure is being constructed over the Chenab River.

Delh is world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo: UN report

A view Chandni Chowk
The Capital is expected to retain the spot of the world's second most populous city through at least 2030, when its population is expected to rise swiftly to 36 million.

From trial court to Supreme Court, woman judge may go all the way

Supreme Court thumb
It rarely happens that a trial court judge makes it to the Supreme Court, much less a woman. But the SC collegium headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha has recommended elevation of Jharkhand high court chief justice R Banumathi to the top court.
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Scripted to perfection, sung to sublimity

Argentina fan
Unconfirmed reports have it that between 100,000 to 150,000 Argentines have come to Brazil during the World Cup. Some 62,000 Argentines have bought World Cup tickets --- the highest among foreign countries after the USA

Imperative Brazil get back to reality

Disappointed Brazil fan
Where do Brazil go from here? How does a champion team survive a 1-7 margin of defeat? This is a country that is supposed to be the spiritual home of football. How can they possibly motivate themselves to play for the third place?
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After middle order collapse, tail rescues England to 352/9 at end of Day 3

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Ishant Sharma tightened India's grip on the first Test with a three-wicket burst that led to an England collapse on the third day at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Gavaskar was as good as Tendulkar, Bradman: Nadkarni

Gavaskar
The modern generation of cricket followers might feel Sachin Tendulkar is the last word in batting, but for people of the previous generation or even older, Sunil Gavaskar was as good a batsman, according to former Test all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni.
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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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Industrial production rises to 19-month high of 4.7% in May

Handtool industry
India’s factory output grew by the 4.7% in May, the fastest in 19 months, rekindling hopes of an industrial rebound buoyed by a robust manufacturing sector, latest data released on Friday showed.

GST enters final leg; may stretch to 2016-17

income tax
One of India’s biggest tax reform initiatives, goods and services tax, has entered the final leg with most the contentious issues expected to be ironed out this year, but experts said its implementation schedule may still be pushed to the 2016-17.
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Shouts, giggles, selfies and flirting: Sex museum gets New Yorkers in the mood

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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LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

LG 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.

New hack lets you brain-control Google Glass

MindRDR appA new hack for the ingenious Google Glass enables users to control the device, and take pictures, just with brainwaves.

Smartphone sales to hit 2 billion by 2018

SmartphoneSome 2 billion smartphones will be sold in 2018, compared to an estimated 1.25 billion in 2014, according to the latest forecasts from ABI Research. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 12 % over the forecast period, from 2014 to 2019.
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