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Hindustan Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Last Updated 01:31 IST 

What lies at the heart of Assam-Nagaland dispute

Golaghat Assam
Union minister of state for home, Kiren Rijiju is going to Guwahati on Thursday and would sit with Gogoi and Zelian to sort out the problem. 3 more killed in Assam, Nagaland border flare-up; Gogoi blames Centre

Obama says Islamic State is 'a cancer,' US will do what it must

Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as 'a cancer' and said 'their ideology is bankrupt.'

Pakistan's SC summons Khan, Qadri over anti-govt protests

Imran Khan
Protesters demanding the fall of the Pakistani government blockaded parliament and key ministries today in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed nation.

Indian salesman found dead in Oman

'Pak raking up Kashmir to hide internal problems'

School principal arrested for molesting girl students

Goa home ministry refers to African as 'Nigro'

HC stays execution of 2 Kolhapur sisters

Irom Sharmila walks free, vows to carry on her fast

'Hooda shared dais with BJP to escape CBI probe'

Bihar seeks central assistance to combat floods

'Executioner appears British in beheading video'

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

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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

Modi, 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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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.

Delaware restaurateur Matt Haley dies in bike accident in Leh

Matt Haley
Delaware restaurateur Matt Haley died on Friday after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident. Haley was driving a motorcycle in the mountains near Leh, when he collided with a truck.

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. Singh said this while talking about events that took place after his expulsion from the Samjwadi party.

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.

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.

TVS Motor launches Scooty Zest at Rs. 42,300

New TVS Jupiter review, test ride
Two and three-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor Company today launched upgraded variant of its popular scooterette, the Scooty Zest, expanding its portfolio in the segment.

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, they have invented a compact attachment, which, when attached to the heel of the shoe, will automatically act as a portable mobile charger.
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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.

Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales

Alex Hales
Having received his maiden call-upin the England ODI squad, hard-hitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player.
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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.

Barcelona appeal transfer ban after FIFA snub

A representational image of FIFA world cup

Barcelona announced on Wednesday they will appeal to sports' highest court after FIFA refused to overturn a transfer ban, a decision the club described as an "affront" to its famed youth academy.

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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 surging 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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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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Is Google allowing kids under 13 to log in?

There are reports that Google may be working to legally allow children under 13 to use its services. Currently, Google and Facebook do not offer their services to children under 13.

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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