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Hindustan Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Last Updated 10:14 IST 

Opposition, Pakistan govt deadlock continues; US says won't support 'coup'

Imran Khan
The US has said that it does not support any extra-constitutional changes in Pakistan, where deadlock continues between prime minister Nawaz Sharif and two key opposition figures seeking his resignation over allegations of corruption and election rigging.

Chavan to skip Modi’s meeting after BJP booes Hooda

Mumbai monorail

Accusing the BJP of politicising the Prime Minister’s public events ahead of assembly polls, Chavan announced that he would not attend the function on Thursday when Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Nagpur Metro network.

Lack of options leave India struggling with Dhoni dilemma

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his Test captaincy role — if he has the desire to continue — due to a sheer lack of alternative options to take on the job after yet another calamitous overseas tour.

Mandal politics already looks a wobbly plank in Bihar

RSS wants all post-1947 secret files made public

US tried, and failed, to rescue Foley held by ISIS

What lies at the heart of Assam-Nagaland dispute

Second fatal St Louis shooting stokes tensions in Ferguson

Irom released, family fears for her health

Indigo jet lands with smoking wheel, 9 injured

Govt forces AIIMS whistleblower officer out

East Bengal club official arrested for Saradha link

PM Narendra Modi criticises DRDO for delays

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TRS doesn't seem to have a blueprint for the way ahead

Chandrasekhar Rao
Telangana has run into a second phase of problems just after the birth of the new state. After the creation of a new entity, the TRS leadership does not appear to have a blueprint for the way ahead.

Our Take
Pakistan crisis will weaken Sharif's authority significantly

Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif is expected to hold on to power but this crisis will weaken his authority significantly. His tenure has been forgettable so far, marked by a failure to govern with the degree of urgency that Pakistan needs.
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Youth Survey 2014
Mumbai isn't the city of dreams for nothing
Freedom from dowry
'Uprising' in Pakistan
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Readership figures
HT far ahead of rivals, confirms fresh audit

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This puts at rest, once and for all, the debate over the past six months wherein some readership figures had witnessed a dip compared to past surveys, thereby prompting some publishers to raise questions about IRS’ accuracy.

Freedom from dowry
'Dowry' is the most hated word in this part of the world

Sajidha
In Nilambur, not a single dowry related case has been reported in many years. The town has shown the world how to contain social evils effectively.

US restaurateur Matt Haley dies after road accident in Leh

Matt Haley
American restaurateur Matt Haley died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Ladakh, his business partner said on Wednesday. Haley was involved in a motorcycle accident on Monday while on a expedition through northern India and Nepal.

Smashing BO records: Singham Returns earns Rs. 100 crore in just five days

Ajay Devgn in Singham Returns
Rohit Shetty's latest blockbuster continues to roar through its way on the box office; the film has earned Rs. 100.68 crore in just five days since its release.

Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh take up ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ek villain success party
Ek Villain actors Riteish Deshmukh and Sidharth Malhotra took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and have further tagged Pulkit Samrat and Akshay Kumar for the challenge. Abhishek Bachchan, Ashish Chowdhary and Hansika Motwani also joined them later.

Amar Singh says Jaya Bachchan behind his split with SP

Amar Singh
Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has accused Rajya Sabha MP and Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan for creating misconception between him and the Samajwadi Party, in an interview to CNN-IBN.

Now charging phone as easy as walk in park

portable mobile charger
Two 15-year-old school boys have developed a device that will enable a shoe to charge a mobile phone while walking. Students of south Delhi’s Mount Carmel school have invented a compact attachment, which, when attached to the heel of the shoe, will automatically act as a portable mobile charger.

Court in MP orders lodging of FIR against Aamir Khan, nine others

Aamir Khan, PK
A court in MP directed the town inspector of Adhartal police station in Jabalpur on Wednesday to lodge an FIR against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and nine others over publication of the movie PK's poster.
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Big Picture
India have a Yes Man, now can well stop playing Tests abroad

BCCI
I write this more in anger than thoughtful calmness. Without mincing words and getting right to the heart of the matter, I must say that Ravi Shastri has been rewarded for totally aligning himself with the cricket establishment of the country.

BCCI needs to handle Aaron with care: John Gloster

Varun Aaron
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) must take special care of injury-prone fast bowler Varun Aaron to ensure he has a long and successful  international career, feels former national team physio John Gloster.
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Pakistan expose India’s lack of experience, win friendly 2-0

U-23 football
The inexperience of the Indian team was on full display as the team slumped to a 0-2 loss to the much-lower ranked Pakistani side in the second of the two friendlies played at the Bangalore Football stadium.

Arsenal soccer schools come to Kerala

Arsenal
Sportico Ventures, a Kochi-based grassroot football development startup, has teamed up with the India On Track (IOT), the official partners of Arsenal Football Club, to bring the Arsenal soccer schools to Kerala.
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Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Federer second

Novak Djokovic
Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.

Nadal will not be able to defend his US Open title due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the US Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins.
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Steve Ballmer to log out fully from Microsoft, focus on NBA team

Steve Ballmer
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board. Microsoft Corp published Ballmer's resignation letter on its website Tuesday along with a response from current CEO Satya Nadella thanking him and wishing him well.

Activa pips Splendor to July best-seller spot

Activa ranked India's best selling two-wheeler
With automatic scooters getting back in vogue, scooter market leader Honda Activa surged ahead of long time market leader Hero Splendor to emerge as the largest selling two-wheeler in the country in July 2014.
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Sony presents new ultra-compact hybrid camera

SonyThe Japanese manufacturer is touting its new A5100 as the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera. With a 180-degree pivoting display and built-in NFC tech, the device is positioned between the A5000 and A6000 in Sony's line-up and promises to rival D-SLR cameras in terms of image quality.

Snapchat in talks to expand services: Report

Let's connect: check out these cool appsSnapchat Inc, developer of a mobile app that lets users send messages that disappear within seconds, might expand its service to videos, news articles and advertisements, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
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