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Hindustan Times Friday, July 25, 2014 | Last Updated 09:10 IST 

CWG 2014
Lifters Sukhen, Sanjita win gold as India make rousing start

Sanjita Khumukcham Weightlifting Commonwealth Games 2014
Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions at Glasgow.

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane with 116 on board found in Mali

Air Algerie

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said. MH17, AH5017, GE222 mark a black week for civil aviation

Pak's daughter-in-law Sania not fit to represent Telangana: BJP leader

Down but certainly not out

K Laxman, leader of the BJP in Telangana assembly, questioned the choice of Mirza, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, saying she was not 'local' enough and that she was the 'daughter-in-law of Pakistan'. 'Region, not religion, to blame

Palestinian death toll in Gaza offensive nears 800, US calls for truce

Gaza City
Washington's top diplomat John Kerry Thursday pressed efforts to end bloodshed in Gaza, reaching out to allies of Hamas as the Islamist movement's war with Israel raged into a 17th day. Ban Ki-moon outraged | Israel rejects UNHRC Gaza probe

Russia shelling Ukraine in new escalation: US

Mumbai: Model accuses IPS officer of rape

CBI chief partied with former IB boss he charged

49% FDI in insurance cleared, pension reform next?

UPSC aspirants clash with police in Delhi

Did ISIS order mass female genital mutilation in Iraq?

WB girl found hanging; mob kills rape suspect

Train, bus collision kills 14 schoolkids in Telangana

CM Chavan should be force-fed: Defiant Sena

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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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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.

McDonald's takes chicken nuggets off menu in Hong Kong amid food scare

McDonald's
McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it had imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the US-owned company at the centre of a food safety scare in China.

Dear Laxman, who are you to draw the rekha for Sania Mirza?

Sania Mirza
BJP leader K Laxman questioning Sania Mirza's eligibility to be Telangana’s brand ambassador has again brought to fore the culture of intolerance breeding in present-day India. Poll: Does marrying a Pakistani make Sania Mirza less Indian?

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No family, no lawyer: Many kids in Delhi reform home clueless why they are there

Revisiting Delhi gang-rape
Most inmates at a juvenile observation home for boys in north Delhi have no access to legal assistance, and many don’t even know why they are lodged here. These revelations have been made in an audit report on the condition of juveniles at Sewa Kutir in Kingsway Camp by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority.

Now, China plans new rail link close to Arunachal Pradesh

Rail traffic grid failure Jalandhar
China will soon start construction of a new railway line in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh, even as another rail link bordering Sikkim is set to become operational next month, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region.

Movie review: The Grand Budapest Hotel is good enough to eat

Grand Budapest Hotel
Director Wes Anderson weaves a delightful yet quirky murder mystery. Ralph Fiennes as the flamboyant concierge, who offers special in-room services, is a treat to watch. This one’s a must-watch.

Hacking virus that steals users' sensitive personal information prowling Indian cyberspace

Virus

Cyber security sleuths have alerted Indian Internet users against hacking attempts of a clandestine multi-identity virus – Bladabindi – which steals sensitive personal information of a user for nefarious purposes.

Indian flag shown upside down in CWG official song video

Indian flag
India has hit the headlines for reasons other than sporting in the just-begun Commonwealth Games here after it came to light that the country's flag was shown upside down in the official song for the 11-day event being held in Glasgow.
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Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma ready for action

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It's a long tour and India's first five-Test series since 2002. At some point, they will face form and fitness issues. To be ready for any such eventuality, an 18-member squad has been sent to England.

ICC rejects 2018 offer, cricket stays out of Commonwealth Games

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Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event.
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Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

Dunga
New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

Speed
By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.
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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.

Wimbledon doubles champion Sock advances at Atlanta Open

Denis Istomin

Rising US talent Jack Sock eased past Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2 6-4 but Uzbek Denis Istomin put a dent in the large home field in the first round of the Atlanta Open on Tuesday.

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cities

Govt to go ahead with Rs. 18,000-cr ONGC stake sale in reforms push

ONGC
Setting aside the objections raised by the state-owned Oil and Natural gas Corp (ONGC) on government’s plans to disinvest 5% of its stake in the company, the finance ministry has decided to go ahead with a stake sale in the country’s largest profit-making public sector undertaking.

Cabinet clears bill to empower Sebi to deal with ponzi schemes

SEBI
The Narendra Modi-led Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the bill to empower market watchdog Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to crack down on ponzi schemes and investment frauds.
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How to ace crop top look, total diva style

Kardashian Your summer wardrobe is incomplete if you don’t own a crop top. It is not only super sexy, but also high on versatility. With fashion-forward divas rocking crop tops, we tell you how to style this versatile garment by pairing it with a skirt, shorts, pants or even a sari!
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Honda looks to gain market-share with Rs. 6.49-9.77 L Mobilio

Mobilio’s launch on WednesdayJapanese car major Honda on Wednesday launched its first 7-seater multi utility vehicle Mobilio in the Indian market, which it believes will account for a quarter of the company’s sales of the Asia Oceania region by 2017.

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewed

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewedAmidst the barrage of new model launches that its been giving us since December last year, Mercedes has had time to squeeze in an updated version of its CLS 350 sedan.

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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Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal

Buoyed 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.

Nokia to introduce most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

Lumia 530With a retail price of €99 (around $135), the Nokia Lumia 530 promises to make Microsoft's mobile operating system accessible to a wider clientele. In light of its low price, it's no surprise that this four-inch Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone is not 4G-ready.

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Taking Social Media too seriously?Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.
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