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Hindustan Times Friday, July 25, 2014 | Last Updated 18:22 IST 

BCCI fumes as Jadeja is docked 50% match fee; Anderson verdict on Aug 1

James Anderson, Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC code of conduct and has been fined 50% of the match fee for a spat with England's James Anderson on the second day of the Trent Bridge Test, according to an ICC media release.

French prez says no survivors in Air Algerie jet crash; black box found

Air Algerie
French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in Mali. France's interior minister said on Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, though it was likely due to bad weather.

Govt says it won't allow injustice to UPSC aspirants amid din in House

UPSC

Union Public Service Commission's civil services examination aspirants, who are protesting against the C-SAT (Aptitude Test), were detained on Friday by the police near Rail Bhawan in the Capital.

Lucknow: Shia cleric killed, 22 injured in violence during protest

Lucknow, protest
A Shia cleric was killed and 22 including 10 police personnel were injured after cleric Kalbe Jawad, along with thousands of followers, moved towards minister Azam Khan’s house to stage a protest.

I am a Christian Hindu: Goa deputy CM

India summons Pak diplomat over 26/11 trial

NDA govt doesn't believe in high taxes: Jaitley

Israel continues attack, Gaza death toll crosses 800

No decision on FDI in supermarkets: trade minister

Jordan downs drone near Syria border: official

Lucknow rape victim's kids join dharna for CBI probe

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules

Did ISIS order mass female genital mutilation?

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Our take
A test for India's diplomacy: speaking with candour to Israel

Sushma Swaraj
Indian diplomacy works in mysterious ways. One moment Sushma Swaraj resists a discussion in Parliament on Israel’s military assault in Gaza and then subsequently blocks a resolution on the issue on grounds that it cannot be introduced under Rule 176.

A fine line to tread for the law in juvenile crime and punishment

Delhi gangrape
The most glaring deficiency of the Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) is that it is gender-blind. The law on juvenile justice must be redrawn so that petty and serious crimes could be differentiated, writes Krishna Kumar.
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Multimedia

Unclog Delhi
Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi is making a debut in Bollywood and on Indian TV
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Hum Log
MH17 goes down
Best of fashion from Couture India Week

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Day 2 Live: Goel wins silver

Heena Sidhu
Ace Indian shooter Heena Sidhu crashed out of the 10-metre air pistol finals of the 2014 Common Wealth Games but India won a silver medal thans to Malaika Goel at the Barry Buddon Shooting centre in Glasgow on Friday.

HT for Delhi | Unclog Delhi
Chaos rules the commercial corridor RK Ashram Marg to Shadipur flyover

Traffic snag
Traffic crawls on this stretch, one of Delhi’s oldest road links. While road infrastructure has improved slightly, encroachment and commercialisation have wreaked havoc.

Movie review: Thirumanam Enum Nikkah is an absurd attempt

Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah
Aneesh's Thirumanam Enum Nikkah has a story and script that seem to have been penned in the most bizarre style. Except for Nazriya Nazim, who is superbly charming as the girl playing both a Muslim and a Hindu, the rest of the cast are no better than caricatures.

New archives shine light on history of black Britons

Black Cultural Archives
The first archive dedicated to the culture and experiences of black people in Britain is now open, with the aim of shining a light on a long overlooked history.

Glasgow CWG: Indian men off to winning start, beat Wales 3-1

India's Rupinder Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Raghunath Vokkaliga Ramachandra
A far from impressive India had totoil hard to register a 3-1 win over a lowly Wales in their opening Pool A match in the men's hockey competition of the 20th Commonwealth Games at the National Hockey Centre, in Glasgow on Friday.

Vidya Balan's Kahaani to be remade in Hollywood

Indraneil Sengupta
Vidya Balan-starrer Kahaani is getting a Hollywood version in Deity with Niels Arden Oplev of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo fame set to direct the Yash Raj Films project for international audience.

Case of mistaken identity: 'Dead' boy comes alive on birthday

Medak accident
It is like "rebirth" for six-year-old Darshan Goud, who was mistakenly believed to have been killed in the terrible train-school bus collision at an unmanned railway crossing that left 16 persons, including 14 children, dead in Telangana's Medak district.

First trailer review: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson's Fifty Shades Of Grey is hot!

Fifty Shades of Grey
The wait is over, and it's time now for the palpitations to begin in full swing. The first trailer of next year's biggest movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, is out. And like we expected, everything about it is worth every second you play it on loop.
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BCCI fumes at fine imposed on Jadeja, hints at appealing

Ravindra Jadeja
A livid BCCI on Friday made it clear that it was not satisfied with the verdict of imposing a fine on Ravindra Jadeja for his on-field spat with England pacer James Anderson and said it reserved its right to appeal against the sentence.

India was toughest period of my captaincy: Clarke

Aus 3
Australian skipper Michael Clarke does not regret the infamous 'Homework-gate' scandal in India last year but does admit that the tour was the toughest period of his captaincy.
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Neymar's brain on auto-pilot while dribbling: Japan neurologists

Neymar
Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10% the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologists.

Time was right for Liverpool to sell Suarez: owner

Liverpool
Liverpool chose the right time to part ways with the prolific-but-controversial striker Luis Suarez and the Premier League side will have no trouble coping without the Uruguayan, the club's principal owner John Henry said.
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Top seed Cirstea falls, Svitolina advances in Baku

Sorana Cirstea
Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round on Thursday.

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.
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cities

Sensex, Nifty fall from life-time highs; 1st drop in nine days

Sensex, BSE
The BSE benchmark Sensex was down 0.77% and the broader Nifty fell 0.79% after both indexes hit record highs in earlier in the session on Friday.

Govt has no proposal to reduce gold import duty: Nirmala Sitharaman

Gold

India, the world's second-biggest gold consumer, does not have any current proposal to cut the record 10% import duty on gold, minister of state for finance Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.

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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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Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers

Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

Consumers choosing phablets over tablets

 TabletDemand for iPads in particular is cooling but that doesn't mean that tablets are going out of fashion, and sales are expected to continue to grow over the course of the year, albeit at a slower rate.

Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal

OplusBuoyed by the consumer response to its tablet, handset maker Oplus Technologies on Thursday launched its smartphone, XonPhone 5, for the Indian market, priced at Rs. 7,999.
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