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Hindustan Times Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Last Updated 16:55 IST 

Not hurt, will write own book for truth: Sonia Gandhi responds to Natwar Singh

 Sonia Gandhi
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has said that she will write her own book to tell the 'truth' and rebut allegations made by former external affairs minister Natwar Singh and others. Vote: Do you believe Natwar Singh's allegations about the Congress party?

Pune village landslide: 30 bodies recovered, 140 still feared trapped

Pune Landslide
In some cases, entire families have perished in the incident leaving no one behind to perform the last rites. Heavy rains have lashed Maharashtra and other parts of India as a result of the annual monsoon.

Sushil Kumar: The sole claimant to the title of India's 'Mahabali'

Sushil Kumar CWG 2014
Is Sushil Kumar the closest we can get to a desi superhero? Everything about his life — his early struggle, the legend of his triumphs on the field and his conduct away from the akhara — lives up to tales of heroism we have heard. Full Coverage: Glasgow Games 2014

Civil Service Aptitude Test: It's not unfair to Hindi-medium aspirants

UPSC protest
Sixty-four years after the UPSC conducted the first competitive examination for recruiting civil servants, we now witness the shameful spectacle of potential public servants making a bonfire of question papers on the street, writes Shailaja Chandra

Israel calls up reserves to boost Gaza operations

Kerry meets Arun Jaitley ahead of strategic talks

Supertech case: SC order a warning for builders

WTO faction discussing customs deal without India

Bangalore: Priest rapes minor at her home, held

Snare corrupt cops: Kejriwal tells autodrivers

Sierra Leone prez declares emergency over Ebola

Bihar: Maoists blow up CRPF personnel's house

Uttarakhand: 6 killed, 1 injured after cloud burst

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Transparency in appointments vital, as is ensuring speedy justice

Kumbakonam
In the controversies over judicial appointments, things such as delayed court verdicts and lack of a sound infrastructure are being lost sight of. The judgment in the Kumbakonam fire tragedy has finally come after 10 long years.

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Kerry visit: India, America need to get past bumps

John Kerry
India-US ties have, in recent years, been marked by lofty rhetoric, high ambition, intensive engagement and underwhelming outcomes. Obama described the India relationship as one of the 'defining partnerships' of the 21st century. Kerry leaves for India
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Gaza's children survive shell shock
Manto
In pics: Feasting on Eid-ul-fitr
KBC
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Smart way to sell a smartphone

Bihar: Minister faces villagers’ wrath, takes shelter in college

Minister hides in a room of the college to escape people’s ire. hindustan times
Bihar animal husbandry and fisheries minister Baidyanath Sahni had to face protests from villagers when he went to lay the foundation stone of a petrol pump at Nikashpur in Samastipur, his home district, on Wednesday.

Kapil Sharma, the first guest on Amitabh Bachchan's KBC 8

Kapil Sharma, Amitabh Bachchan
His three-film deal with YRF may have been a non-starter, but Kapil Sharma continues to enjoy the perks of being in TV's top league. Kapil will be the 'opening episode' guest for KBC 8.

Tragic end to a 'pachydermal' love story in Bihar

A mahout cools off his elephant
A female elephant at the Valmikinagar Tiger Project (VTR) in West Champaran district of north Bihar has gone into mourning after her partner was claimed by disease on Tuesday.

Hrithik Roshan rubbishes rumours of Rs. 400 crore alimony for Sussanne

Twogether:1
Rubbishing media reports suggesting that Sussanne Roshan had demanded an alimony of Rs. 400 crore from her estranged husband, Hrithik Roshan tweeted, "Fabricated news articles. Demeaning my loved ones."

Kolkata losing pride, trams rumbling into history

Kolkata tram
Once upon a time, trams enhanced the beauty of Kolkata, however, sooner they are going to be rumbled into history books due to growing transportation needs of the fastest growing population.

Coming soon: a smartphone with a four-day battery life

Choiix Power Fort 2700mAh Portable Battery pack
Thanks to the smartphone’s status as the Swiss army knife of the average consumer’s digital life, battery life is fast becoming the number one feature that people look for when choosing a handset.

Lucky dog! Now, an exclusive eatery for strays in Rajasthan

Kutta Palan Bhojan Shala

Moved by the plight of stray dogs and inspired by religious beliefs, a group of people in Barmer, Rajasthan has started a unique eatery to feed canines without owners. The food is served in a separate plate for dogs. Some sweets are also served daily with food.

Plying of e-rickshaws is illegal, stop it as of now: HC to Delhi govt

Delhi high court
The high court's directions came on a petition filed by social worker Shanawaz Khan alleging that e-rickshaws, which are operated with power output of 650 to 850 watt and are designed to ferry only four people, including the driver, were carrying more than 8 people at a time, endangering their lives.

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From Japan to US to Russia, Modi will speak in Hindi

Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to choose Hindi over English when he speaks to world leaders over the next few months and addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the end of September.

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England vs India 3rd Test, Day 5 Live Score: India tottering at 152/8

Ajinkya Rahane
England are just 4 wickets away from an equalising win in the series. Anderson has already removed Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni.

Kallis is one of greatest all-rounders in cricket history: ICC

Jacques Kallis
In a rich tribute to Jaques Kallis,ICC chief executive David Richardson on Thursday said the legendary South African all-rounder will be remembered for his consistency with both bat and ball in all formats of the game.
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Brazil pin-up Neymar mobbed in Japan

Neymar
Tokyo caught "Neymar fever" on Thursday when the Brazilian superstar jetted into the Japanese capital sporting sunglasses, baseball cap and designer stubble on a whistle-stop visit to sign a sponsorship deal with a bed manufacturer.

I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return

Luiz Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence.
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Video: Sabine Lisicki fires fastest ever serve at a WTA event

Sabine Lisicki
German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

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.
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ICICI Bank Q1 net profit up 17%, beats estimates

ICICI Bank
ICICI Bank Ltd, country's second-biggest lender by assets, reported a 17% rise in quarterly profit, beating estimates, helped by loan growth and higher fee income.

Maruti Suzuki Q1 net up 20.7% at Rs. 762.28 crore

Alto 800
Driven by robust sales, cost reduction and forex gains, the country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday reported 20.69% increase in net profit at Rs. 762.28 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014-15.
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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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