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Hindustan Times Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Last Updated 03:39 IST 

Congress not fit for Leader of Oppn status: AG to Speaker

Congress president Sonia Gandhi
The Congress, which has 44 seats out of the total 543 in the 16th Lok Sabha, has been insisting that it deserves the position. Even on Friday, its leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said it was 'most unfortunate' that the Congress had not been given LoP status in Lok Sabha.

Investigators head to Air Algerie crash site, first images emerge

Air Alegerie, plane crash
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.

15 years post Kargil: Military may be ready, but still a long way off

Kargil
Fifteen years after the Indian army evicted Pakistani intruders from the heights of Kargil, an NDA government is back in power with promises to ensure that India is never surprised again. But it has a long way to go. Up, close, personal: Sharing pain, joy, tears and history with Kargil heroes

BCCI livid after Jadeja fined over Anderson incident

James Anderson, Ravindra Jadeja
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined half his match fee for his involvement in an altercation with England pace bowler James Anderson during the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge, the International Cricket Council announced on Friday.

Seven killed in IAF chopper crash in Uttar Pradesh

Govt says it won't allow injustice to UPSC aspirants

I am a Christian Hindu: Goa deputy CM

SC pulls up centre for laxity in acid attack cases

Israel continues attack, Gaza death toll reaches 832

Kolkata tutor arrested, husband still on the run

CBI probes Google over Mapathon 2013

Rahul targets Modi, Sena over price rise,‘bullying’

Solanki appointed Haryana guv to douse SGPC fire

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Our take
Budget shows that pro-business can also be pro-poor

Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley’s remarks that a pro-business government can also be pro-poor put things in the right perspective. Under the UPA, business had come to acquire negative connotations.

Kargil Vijay Diwas must be commemorated, not politicised

Kargil war
In commemorating Kargil Vijay Diwas with the solemnity and honour it deserves, the Narendra Modi government will not only be correcting a wrong, it will also draw attention to the unfinished agenda for those who have served and serve in our armed forces, writes Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
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Female Circumcision
Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi is making a debut in Bollywood and on Indian TV
Unclog Delhi
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Best of fashion from Couture India Week

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Kick is all charisma, zero craft

Kick
The first thing you should know about Kick is that it is an outrageously silly film. It lurches from a thwarted love story to infantile comedy to slick action to shamelessly manipulative melodrama without any attempt at coherence or consistency, writes Anupama Chopra.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: The Grand Budapest Hotel is a trip to bountiful

Ralph Fiennes
A comic caper tinged with melancholy, Anderson’s eighth feature is mostly set in a fictional East European republic during the early 1930s. In the leads, both Ralph Fiennes and newcomer Tony Revolori deliver sparkling comedic turns. Rashid Irani writes.

CWG 2014: Bindra guns down gold after 16-yr-old Malaika's silver showing

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Abhinav Bindra stole the limelight by clinching a gold medal while unheralded teenager Malaika Goel bagged a silver as shooters added two more medals to India's kitty on the second day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday.

Companies will soon get rights to brand Metro stations: DMRC

All about TODs
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will soon auction the rights to name the stations. The corporation has shortlisted nine metro stations where the companies will be able to have their names as metro stations for a price.

Female circumcision: A cruel practice that numbs women’s sexual pleasure

International Women's Day
This strong belief of the villagers is behind FGM, a cruel and harmful practice that affects more than 125 million girls and women world-wide. Despite being banned by several governments, the practice continues to threaten the safety of women around the world.

Buying DDA flat? You can’t sell it for 5 years

Delhi Development Authority
The DDA is planning to introduce a clause that says flat allottees would be given ownership only after five years of possession, thereby barring sale of the properties before the five-year period.

HD movie in 9 minutes flat: what 4G can do for your digital life

Fourth-generation (4G) WiBro network
For Rishab Sharma, a Punjab University student, life literally revolves around the speed of internet access on his mobile phone. After limping along on 3G, he has now got the latest ‘4G’ or fourth generation cellular service on his phone, and now he has got wings!

Sania breaks down, asks why she has to 'assert Indianness'

Ranbir
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza broke down on Friday during an interview to a TV news channel, saying she did not deserve to have to prove her 'Indianness' repeatedly.
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All eyes on Ishant as India aim to keep chin music on against England

Ishant Sharma
In Friday's nets, lanky India pacer Ishant Sharma was testing out his new-found confidence as a bowler with a lethal bouncer on his teammates.

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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Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea on one-year deal

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba completed a remarkable return to Chelsea on Friday, signing a one-year deal to rejoin the club where he wrote his name into the record books and spearheaded the most successful period in their history.

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.
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Sania breaks down, asks why she has to 'assert Indianness'

Ranbir
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza broke down on Friday during an interview to a TV news channel, saying she did not deserve to have to prove her 'Indianness' repeatedly.

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.
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HT Media revenue up 3% to Rs. 585 cr

Hindustan Times
HT Media Ltd (HTML) on Friday reported a 3% year-on-year rise in net revenue for the April-June quarter to Rs. 585.9 crore, from Rs. 568.5 crore last year, led by an increase in advertising and circulation revenues.

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.
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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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