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Hindustan Times Friday, August 01, 2014 | Last Updated 03:56 IST 

Kerry offers to partner in PM Modi’s vision, Sushma reminds him of US spying on India

John Kerry

US secretary of state John Kerry on Thursday signalled a new energy and direction in India-US ties by offering to partner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'historic mandate for change' and vision of economic development.

Pune landslide tragedy: Toll reaches 41, hope dims for 120 trapped

Landslide in Ambegaon

Rescuers dug through mud and rocks on Thursday in a desperate search for about 120 people buried in the debris of shattered homes after a massive landslide in Maharashtra flattened an entire village and killed 41 people.

Some part of Sonia Gandhi is not Indian, she’s ruthless: Natwar

Former union minister K Natwar Singh who fell foul with the Congress after the 'oil for food' scam.

Former Gandhi family loyalist K Natwar Singh kicked up another political storm on Thursday by raking up Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origins in a television interview.

CWG Day 8: Gowda wins discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita shine

Babita Kumari, Yogeshwar Dutt, Vikas Gowda

The Indian contingent at Glasgow won three golds on Thursday, thanks to wrestlers Babita Kumari and Yogeshwar Dutt and discus thrower Vikas Gowda at the Commonwealth Games.

Firms focus on investment, Jindal joins club

Javadekar in a cleft stick over GM crop future

Eye on polls, Kejriwal returns to loyal support base

Heavy rains approaching northern states: Met dept

RSS, BJP adopt new method for coordination

New army chief to focus on LAC trouble spots

Ebola outbreak fears grow; Europe, Asia on alert

US, UN announce deal on Gaza ceasefire

Facebook posts trigger tension in three states

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What Modi should do to set new template for India-Nepal ties

Narendra Modi
The success of Narendra Modi’s Nepal policy depends on how he tackles political change in Kathmandu, writes Prashant Jha.

Our Take
Farm to fork, our food is becoming a toxic cocktail

Chicken 3
The indiscriminate antibiotics use, leading to resistance, has happened because India has no regulation on controlling the use in the poultry industry, or to control sales of antibiotics to the industry.
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Gaza's children survive shell shock
In pics: Feasting on Eid-ul-fitr
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Smart way to sell a smartphone

Cricket can wait, two Israeli youngsters respond to call of military duty

Ronen Waskar
In the dance of death in the Israel-Hamas conflict, there is an Indian connect, a tale of two young men, who insist duty to their adopted nation comes first but hope things will calm down soon so that they can swap the army gear for cricket attire.

Have achhe din arrived? Sorry, PMO doesn't have it on records

Early this month, Modi’s office received a query under RTI that if the PMO has witnessed the arrival of achhe din since May 16. The PMO expressed inability to answer the apparently mischievous query.

Consumer court awards Gurgaon flat owners Rs. 33cr for faulty elevators


In a landmark ruling, a consumer court has ordered realty firm Ambience Infrastructure to pay Rs. 33.38 crore to a group of flat owners in Gurgaon for installing sub-standard elevators and failing to maintain them despite charging them for it.

Special brigade in langur uniform to scare monkeys away from central Delhi

A monkey tries to quench his thirst in Shimla.
A group of 40 young men has been making the rounds of Delhi’s power corridors, dressed in strange costumes and screeching and grunting loudly. Their weapon of choice: rubber bullet guns.

Runaway Indore boy walks into Mumbai police anti-narcotics cell to meet CID actors

When a 13-year-old boy walked into the office of Mumbai police's anti-narcotics cell on Wednesday afternoon, the police thought he may have some information that would lead to seizure of drugs.

China court hears first gay ‘conversion therapy’ case

China Gay
A Beijing court on Thursday heard a landmark case on 'gay conversion' treatment, while outside the courtroom an activist in a nurse’s uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle. 'Homosexuality doesn’t need to be cured!' chanted supporters.

Three-month-old’s cries save him and family in Malin village

Heavy machinery
Amidst the grave tragedy in Malin, the village almost entirely wiped out by a landslide in Maharashtra, rescue teams on Thursday dug out a three-month-old infant and his mother safely from the debris, officials said.

A heart-rending end to a 'pachydermal' love story in Bihar

A mahout cools off his elephant
A female elephant at the Valmikinagar Tiger Project in West Champaran district of north Bihar has gone into mourning after her partner was claimed by disease on Tuesday. Rupa, forest officials said, is 'heartbroken and distraught' at the loss of Amrit.

Uttarakhand's Terai belt turning into killing field for Corbett tigers

Corbett Tiger Reserve
Out of the five tigers which have died in the state this year so far, three perished in the forest divisions of Terai, show statistics provided by the Wildlife Protection Society of India, a Delhi-based NGO.

Have to rethink our four-bowler strategy, says Dhoni after drubbing

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The India skipper blamed on Thursday his batsmen for the 'soft dismissals' which saw them suffer an embarrassing 266-run defeat, and said the team would need to discuss its four-bowler strategy.

England vs India 3rd Test: Visitors lose by 266 runs

Alastair Cook
Moeen Ali ended with a 6-wicket haul in the 2nd innings at England to beat India by 266 runs in the 3rd Test at Southampton. The five Test series is now level at 1-1.
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Brazil pin-up Neymar mobbed in Japan

Tokyo caught "Neymar fever" on Thursday when the Brazilian superstar jetted into the Japanese capital sporting sunglasses, baseball cap and designer stubble on a whistle-stop visit to sign a sponsorship deal with a bed manufacturer.

I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return

Luiz Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence.
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Video: Sabine Lisicki fires fastest ever serve at a WTA event

Sabine Lisicki
German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

Wimbledon semi-finalist Dimitrov pulls out with flu

Grigor Dimitrov
Ninth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, coming off a Wimbledon semi-final run, pulled out of next week's ATP Washington Open after doctors diagnosed him on Sunday with the flu and a sinus infection.
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Give up subsidised cylinders meant for poor: Oil cos to affluent customers

There are 160 million LPG connections in the country and the annual outgo on LPG subsidy is over Rs. 40,000 crore. A subsidised cylinder costs Rs. 422 (in Delhi) compared to Rs. 920 for a non-subsidised one.

Tata Motors to invest Rs. 16,000 cr in 4 years for development, tech boost

Tata Falcon hatchback, compact saloon to debut at Auto Expo
The company has been struggling in the domestic market due to an economic slowdown, while no new significant launches over the last four years have led to a loss in market share in passenger vehicle business.
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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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A Facebook user

Facebook launches bookmarking feature 'Save'

Facebook has launched a new tool that lets users store links from News Feed and Facebook Pages for places, events, movies, TV shows, and music to a list where they can view them later.

2.5 billion smartphone users globally by 2015: report

people on phonesNearly 2.5 billion people or 35 % of the global population is expected to use smartphones by the end of 2015, says the latest report of US-based industry tracker Strategy Analytics.

Device that reads sleep patterns

A sleeping womanCombining information on your sleep patterns with what is going on around you, this new device will wake you up at the perfect moment.
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