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Hindustan Times Friday, August 22, 2014 | Last Updated 22:03 IST 

Rajnath rejects Qureshi's claim of being asked to step down

BJP Rajnath Singh
The government denied on Friday claims made by Uttrakhand governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an 'appropriate response' will be filed before the Supreme Court soon.

Noted Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at 81

UR Ananthamurthy
Jnanpith awardee and renowned Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy, who was on multi-support system, died at a hospital in Bangalore on Friday. He was 81 years old.

Shiite militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque

Iraqi children
Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadist-led militants.

Why no Leader of Opposition, Supreme Court asks Modi govt

A battle lost for apartment owners?
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Modi government why the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha remained vacant. The LoP 'conveys the voice different from the government' in the House, a bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said.

Irom Sharmila re-arrested for attempted suicide

Sierra Leone's Ebola deaths traced back to healer

Drunk passenger tied up mid-air for creating ruckus

Modi govt's 'clean-up' drive: no dust in offices

JD(U) MLA who proposed 'right to bribe' suspended

Gaza mortar fire kills child in southern Israel

Syria war toll tops 191,000: United Nations

NIA charges 10 for blasts in Modi's Patna rally

Shah seeks overhaul of parliamentary board

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beyond the bite
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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Multimedia

Youth Survey 2014
Mumbai isn't the city of dreams for nothing
'Uprising' in Pakistan
Freedom from dowry
Celebrating 175 years of photography

MADRAS DAY
Chennai for some, Madras for some: a city for everyone

Chennai Central railway station
Like every city, Chennai has two sides. But the city itself never discriminates. Everything depends on your choice. While Chennai is a city, Madras is an emotion.

How ice bucket challenge opens new door to connect with donors

Ice Bucket 6
Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.

Movie review: Too much drama dilutes the essence of Mardaani

Mardaani trailer
Now, the filmmakers are concentrating more on realistic stunt scenes, but is this enough to bring mainstream Bollywood at par with foreign action films?

Monkey doesn't own his selfie: US regulator over Wikipedia row

Monkey selfie
A selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi three years back has become a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer who claims he is the owner of the selfie.

When Ranveer Singh danced naked

Ranveer Singh, Ranveer Ching
In an interview with HT, Ranveer Singh talks about his personal life, professional life and explains why he was caught dancing naked in his hotel room in Spain recently.

Phelps 4th in first final back at international meet

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps placed fourth in his first international final since coming out of retirement, with Cameron McEvoy upstaging the most decorated swimmer of all time to take the 100-meter freestyle title at the Pan Pacific championships.

Movie review: Life is Beautiful, but not with overdose of overacting

Manoj Amarnanim, Life Is Beautiful
Apart from the lack of a strong screenplay to build the plot into a sustainable movie, Manoj Amarnani's directorial debut Life is Beautiful has a painful overdose of overacting.

VIEWPOINT
Assess value of a medal, don't make our athletes beg for awards

Amandeep Singh
Isn't this rather sad? A player lives with the dream of playing for the country. Then he or she works hard to win a medal for it. But even after winning a medal for India, they have to prove they deserve to be selected for an award. Former India hockey team captain Dilip Tirkey shares his views.
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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.

De Kock leads South Africa to ODI series sweep vs Zimbabwe

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock's quick-fire 84 lead South Africa to a crushing 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe as they won the third one-day international by seven wickets on Thursday.
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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.

Wimbledon champion Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

Petra Kvitova
Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
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cities

Gold slides on sluggish demand amid global sell-off

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Gold continued its downtrend in the domestic bullion market in Mumbai on Friday due to reduced offtake from jewellery stockists and retailers induced by a sharp fall in overseas trade.

SpiceJet under I-T scanner for TDS violations

SpiceJet
Low cost airline SpiceJet is under the scanner of Income Tax department for suspected violations of TDS (tax deducted at source) and distribution of Form-16 to its employees, a top CBDT official said on Friday.
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Reading Fifty Shades unhealthy for women, linked to violent relationships, binge drinking

Fifty Shades of Grey Read the blockbuster erotica that has sold over 100 million copies worldwide? Beware! A study says you are at an heightened risk of developing unhealthy sexual habits and binge drinking. There's more: you're likely to have a verbally abusive partner and eating disorders!
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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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Microsoft

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report

A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.

Tablets hit tipping point

 TabletMore than half of US consumers with an internet connection now own a tablet and while demand is starting to slow, the device still remains high on most people's future tech shopping lists.

Indian online market set to explode: Study

Taking Social Media too seriously?With the Indian online market set to explode, telecom companies stand to generate an additional revenue of $8 billion and EBITDA of $2.9 billion over the next three years, a joint study by Google and AT Kearney has forecast.
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