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Hindustan Times Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Last Updated 16:28 IST 

Attorney general's view on LoP issue given to 'please political masters', says Congress

Congress
Congress on Saturday hit back at AG Mukul Rohatgi for opining that the party had no claim to the post of the LoP in Lok Sabha and alleged that his view on the matter was aimed at 'pleasing the political masters'.

India threatens to block WTO deal, evokes angry reaction from US

WTO

India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically.

Palestinians retrive dozens of bodies from Gaza during 12-hour truce

Gaza City
Palestinians retrieved dozens of bodies from the rubble of Gaza homes on Saturday during a brief truce in the fighting, as top diplomats huddled in Paris to discuss a long-term ceasefire.

UP on boil again: 2 killed in clashes  in Saharanpur, curfew imposed

Muzaffarnagar
Curfew was imposed in the town following the outbreak of violence in which mobs set nearly two dozen shops and a dozen vehicles on fire. A dispute between two communities over two places of worship close to each other led to the flare-up, the police said.

Akal Takht intervenes: Sikh conventions called off

Congress leaders detained on way to Moradabad

Qaeda releases video of US suicide bomber in Syria

Sushma discusses a range of issues in Nepal

Air Algerie crash: All on board dead, says France

Maharashtra Sadan row: Gadkari slams Cong, NCP

Gunmen stop minibuses, kill 14 in Afghanistan

Jadeja fined 50% match fee for spat with Anderson

Situation on LAC peaceful: Army

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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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Multimedia

Female Circumcision
Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi is making a debut in Bollywood and on Indian TV
Unclog Delhi
Hum Log
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Best of fashion from Couture India Week

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Salman Khan's 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.

CWG 2014: Day 3 LIVE India's judokas shooters shining bright

Commonwealth Games

Abhinav Bindra and Malaika Goel gave India a gold and a silver from shooting on day 2 of the Commonwealth Games and the country will look forward to earning more glory from the discipline with medals up for grabs on day 3 on Saturday.

E-nabling
6-year-old boy gets prosthetic arm and hand from 3-D printer for just $350

3 d printer, prosthetics
"I'm going to open things, climb trees and do all that other stuff that everybody does," said Pring, a resident of Groveland, outside of Orlando, who was able to give his mother his first two-armed hug.

The winner's edge: Why don't we have more sports films with female leads?

Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom
Priyanka Chopra's new film Mary Kom is making all the right noises. In 2013, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag walked away with the laurels, Chak De! India much before that. However, films on sports are rare in India, rarer still are those on female sporting icons.

Courting controversy: Celebs speak up on 'Pak’s daughter-in-law' Sania Mirza

Actress Preity Zinta
As buzz surrounds a BJP leader's comments on Mirza's credentials as Telangana brand ambassador and her 'Indianness' since she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, we ask celebrities like Saina Nehwal and Saif Ali Khan where they stand on the issue.

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

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. ‘The Secret’ to Malaika Goel's success story revealed

Mysterious Siberian crater sparks mystery, scientists sent to probe

crater
The appearance of the mysterious chasm prompted numerous conspiracy theories and speculation that it may have been caused by something otherworldly, with some even suggesting aliens might be behind it.
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Cook is still captain because of ECB politics: Pietersen

England's Kevin Pietersen
Alastair Cook has managed to hold onto England captaincy solely because of 'politics', says batsman Pietersen and insists that the disaster which the skipper is enduring in the series against India is something that he would not wish even for his worst enemy.

All eyes on Ishant as India aim to dish out more chin music

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.
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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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cities

Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors

Amazon
Amazon.com Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. But after more than a year of mostly disappointing quarterly results, that faith is being tested.

WEEKLY MARKET REVIEW
Market extends record-breaking run, Sensex zooms 2%; IT shines

Bombay Stock Exchange

The market continued its north-bound journey for the second straight week, propelling both the key indices, Sensex and Nifty, to new peaks on buying in IT, tech, FMCG and pharma counters on uninterrupted foreign fund inflows and some robust Q1 earnings.

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Under 30? Avoid alcohol misuse on birthday

light drinking Studies suggest that it is unwise to party hard on your birthday, especially if you are younger than 30 years old. Figures show that most youngsters indulge in alcohol misuse on their birthday, and end up in the hospital.
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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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Internet

India records highest social networking growth: Study

More Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 % in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer.

Apple iPhones allow extraction of personal data, text messages, researcher finds

iPhone 4Users are not notified that the services are running and cannot disable them, researcher Zdziarski said. There is no way for iPhone users to know what computers have previously been granted trusted status via the backup process or block future connections.

Celkon launches 'slimmest' smartphone at Rs. 7,999

Millennium VogueCity-based mobile manufacturer Celkon Mobiles on Friday unveiled 'Millennium Vogue Q455' priced at Rs. 7,999, saying this is the slimmest smartphone in the country.
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