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Hindustan Times Friday, August 22, 2014 | Last Updated 10:08 IST 

Ganga cleaning project begins; high-tech sensors installed to keep tabs, beep alerts

River Ganga
The sensors will self-monitor the levels and nature of effluents and pollutants. They will send real-time data on discharges from factories to a central server and will automatically send alerts when effluents breach permissible limits.

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire again, targets BSF posts in Jammu

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced
The Pakistan Rangers targeted the Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the international border in RS Pura sector in Jammu on Friday morning, a senior police officer told IANS in Jammu.

After Gujarat, Dina Nath Batra's books now travel to MP

Dina Nath Batra

Controversial books authored by Dina Nath Batra were distributed to students at a science fair in Ujjain by the district education department. Some of the stories in the book had raked up controversies.

ISIS group beyond anything we have seen, admits US

Iraq militants
Pentagon chiefs said the jihadist group could be eradicated if local Sunni communities reject it and regional powers unite to fight it, but only if the battle is taken into Syria and not just Iraq.

Maharashtra CM skips Modi's events in Nagpur

BJP gets ready for Tamil Nadu assembly polls

Soon, foreign bank, trip details could be in I-T returns

Centre stops release of film on Indira assassination

Assam, Nagaland CMs agree to resolve border row

Questions over seniors’ silence on Rahul critics

Pakistan: Imran Khan calls off talks, protests on

US judge rules against Florida gay marriage ban

Violence against Iraqis worst in this century: UN

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Modi's fine words must be followed by firm action

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Modi is the PM of India with the executive authority to rein in anyone who chooses to impose a majoritarian worldview on the Indian people. Which is why his fine words must be followed by firm and concrete action, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Our Take
No limit to the brutality of ISIS

Iraq
The gruesome beheading of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State is a reminder of the ghastly effects of radicalism and the havoc that the jihadi group is wreaking across Iraq and Syria.
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Ice Bucket Challenge injures firefighters in US

Ice Bucket 2
Local media said that two firefighters were moving the apparatus after the Ice Bucket Challenge when a power arc occurred near the power lines, striking and seriously injuring them.

Drunkest state Kerala going off booze, to be fully dry in 10 years

liquor
The Congress-led United Democratic Front government on Thursday announced a number of steps to reduce liquor consumption in Kerala, which is the highest in the country, and enforce total prohibition in a staggered manner.

To WAG or not to WAG: Sports’ struggle with the significant other

Dipika Pallikal, Anushka Sharma, Sakshi Dhoni
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not happy with the England debacle. In fact, they are so angry, that rumour has it they are coming out with the big gun – the dreaded chastity belt.

US media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus

Dipika Pallikal, Anushka Sharma, Sakshi Dhoni
Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of BKS Iyengar, calling him as one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spritual exercise to West.

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland doubled in 4 yrs; Indian went there to die in 2011

Smoking chimneys
Germans and Britons make up the bulk of the numbers opting to come to Switzerland to end their lives through assisted suicide, while the case of one Indian 'suicide tourist' has also been recorded in 2011, according to a new study.

Haider: Watch Shahid, Shraddha in Bismil

Haider
Gulzar is creating magical lyrics even at the age of 78. The latest proof of his sheer genius is the brand new song Bismil from director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming film Haider.

Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015

Bernie Ecclestone
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016.

British stuntman hangs from crane, captures breathtaking view of Bangalore

Bangalore daredevil stuntman hangs from crane
It may seem scary, but James Kingston scaled the crane with effortless ease and continued to climb the less-than-a-foot-wide strip of metal in a video released by Epic TV as part of the adventure series 'On the Edge'.
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Ajmal to miss first 2 ODIs vs Sri Lanka for tests on action

Saeed Ajmal
Pakistan's leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.

My role doesn't undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Duncan Fletcher
Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian team, newly appointed team director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of coach Duncan Fletcher.
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Ronaldo fit for Real Madrid's Super Cup decider

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.

Mario Balotelli all set for Liverpool switch

 Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli was set for a shock move to Liverpool Thursday as AC Milan acknowledged that the controversial Italy striker was on his way out.
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Injured Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

John Isner
Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury. It wasn't yet clear if the injury would affect his appearance in the US Open, which starts on Monday.

Four-time winner Wozniacki ousted at Connecticut Open

Caroline Wozniacki
Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open.
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cities

Centre considering proposal to merge hydro power units

A jolt for GVK's thermal-power plant at Goindwal Sahib.
The government is studying a proposal to merge all central hydro power companies and create a mega entity with a net worth of Rs. 47,000 crore and projects over 44,000 mega watts.

Policy moves key to 5.5% growth in 2014-15: RBI

RBI
Greater political stability, commitment to fiscal consolidation, strengthening of the monetary policy framework and supportive implementation of policy measures have raised prospects of a turnaround in the economy, the Reserve Bank India said in its latest report.
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B-school

You’ve got the job!

Pre-placement trends at IIMs and other top B-schools this season across the country are hinting at a job market revival. IIM Calcutta, for instance, has seen a robust scenario of pre-placement offers.

A rejuvenating career

spaThe wellness industry in India has evolved rapidly in the last few years. Improved health awareness and exposure to global beauty and ­fashion trends are driving growth in the wellness space.

Perfectly cut out for you

Neeta LullaIf you are creative and love working with fabrics and design, a career in fashion designing could be right up your alley.
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Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Barnes & Noble, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Asian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone calls

phabletsPhablets have been big in Asia for some time -- their sales already outstrip those of notebooks and tablets in the region. However it appears that sometimes phablets just aren't big enough.

Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'

FacebookFacebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.
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