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Hindustan Times Monday, July 14, 2014 | Last Updated 07:21 IST 

Shakira, Santana woos audience before thrilling Germany-Argentina final

Shakira
The mournful cries of millions of Brazilians were drowned out in the high-decibel musical gala during the FIFA World Cup's closing ceremony, which was graced by crowd pullers such as Shakira, guitar king Carlos Santana and also had a dash of samba at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janiero on Sunday.

PM Modi leaves for Brazil, hopes to seal BRICS bank deal

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Brazil Sunday to attend the sixth BRICS summit that starts on July 15. This will be his first multi-lateral engagement with world leaders.

Israel sharpens Gaza campaign, thousands flee as toll reaches 168

Gaza City
Israel sharpened its campaign against Gaza on Sunday, warning Palestinians in the north to flee after marines mounted a ground attack, as diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed intensified.

Iraq crisis: Qatar's help sought for release of Indians

EC says Ashok Chavan fudged poll spend

Ram Naik, 4 other BJP leaders finalised as guvs

Centre carries out first major bureaucratic rejig

Now, India gets first local research vessel

Saradha scam: CBI may quiz Mithun Chakraborty

Rain relief for parched Delhi, heat wave over

Five more infants die in WB hospital, toll touches 12

Kerry magic? Rivals clinch Afghanistan deal

IAF panics as Turkish plane enters from Pak side

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Modi management needed for budget proposals to sail through

Construction work
Arun Jaitley, who is handicapped by the interim budget, needs to first get things back to normal. The big-ticket reforms will take more time, NK Singh writes.

Our Take
A history of arrogance: getting it wrong in Kashmir again

Jammu and Kashmir Police passing-out parade Lethpora Srinagar
The authorities in Kashmir rarely miss an opportunity to alienate the people of the Valley. In an appalling incident last week, the Jammu and Kashmir Police stopped a public lecture by historian Mridu Rai.
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Five momentous moments from Argentina vs Germany final that decided the outcome

Germany World Cup 2014 trophy celebration
Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Argentina thanks to Mario Goetze's extra time goal at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

The World Cup in numbers

The Brazuca

With Germany emerging world champions on Sunday, clinching the World Cup after a 1-0 win over Argentina, here's a look at the numbers that surrounded the Brazil World Cup

Germany's Super Mario — who is Mario Goetze?

Mario Gotze Germany Argentina
Pint-sized midfielder Mario Goetze wrote himself into German folklore by scoring the winning goal in Sunday's World Cup final that earned his country's fourth world title.

Argentines hold heads high after World Cup loss

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Sad-but-proud Argentine soccer fans applauded their national team for giving it all against a powerful German squad, losing 1-0 in extra time Sunday in the country's first World Cup finals appearance in 24 years.

Even Christ the Redeemer couldn't save Argentina

Christ the Redeemer
For the rest of his life, Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain should consider praying at the statue of Jesus Christ the Redeemer under whose watchful gaze at the Maracana Stadium his team lost the World Cup final to Germany 1-0 on Sunday.

In this Madhya Pradesh town, autopsies are carried out in the open

Post mortem in Madhya Pradesh
For over three years now, residents of Bhagat Singh ward in Madhya Pradesh’s Garhakota town are living a “hellish life” thanks to the government hospital’s open-air autopsy room. (Advisory: Graphic photo inside)

IGI airport is new hub for those in transit

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Before the launch of Terminal 3 at the Delhi airport, domestic and international flights used to operate from separate terminals. After T3 become operational, three airlines moved in making it an integrated terminal for both international and domestic transit passengers.

Restaurant with Anglo-Indian flavour voted best in Britain

International Biodiversity Day

Add a dash of spice, stir it with ingredients grown in Britain and slow cook it with an ambience in tony Mayfair that reminds one of the colonial days in India, and you get a recipe for a restaurant that must win awards in a Britain hooked on tingly ‘desi’ food.

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Messi squanders chance to join the greats

Lionel Messi Argentina Germany
Argentina's 1-0 defeat by Germany in Sunday's World Cup final prevented Lionel Messi, who was named Player of the Tournament, from cementing his place in the pantheon of the truly great.

Neuer wins Golden Glove, says it was an 'awesome experience'

Manuel Neuer
Germany's Manuel Neuer won the World Cup Golden Glove award for the tournament's best goalkeeper after helping his side to a 1-0 victory over Argentina in Sunday's final.
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1st Test Day 5: Binny's maiden 50 gets India to draw with England

Stuart Binny
On a docile pitch, a draw had always seemed the most likely outcome and so it proved as the first of this five-match series ended in stalemate ahead of Thursday's second Test at Lord's.

Kohli stays second in ICC one-day batting rankings

India Vs England
India's Virat Kohli may have flopped in the two innings of the first Test against England but the star batsman has held on to his second spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Sunday.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.

Defeated Federer pledges Wimbledon return next year

Roger Federer
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer insists his agonising final defeat against Novak Djokovic won't be his farewell to the All England Club.
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Hiring sentiment looks up, 5-10 mn jobs may come up in 3-4 yrs

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The Narendra Modi-led government’s maiden budget, which stresses on structural reforms to revive growth and increase employment opportunities, is already improving job market sentiments.

Cairn seeks nod to export Barmer crude

Cairn India
The petroleum ministry is evaluating a proposal by Cairn India for exports of crude oil produced at its Barmer fields, which are the country’s largest inland oil producing fields.
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Hyundai's Eon 1.0 Kappa reviewed

Hyundai's Eon 1.0 Kappa reviewedFor buyers impressed by the Eon’s looks but put off by its underwhelming 0.8-litre engine, Hyundai has just introduced a new variant of the car. It’s got Hyundai’s larger 1.0-litre Kappa engine that comes with the promise of giving it more go.

Suzuki's V-Storm Reviewed

Suzuki's V-Storm ReviewedAdventure biking is all about being able to blast down any road, be it smooth tarmac or broken trails.
Dentist

Designing that perfect smile

Dentistry is emerging as a lucrative career option, thanks to advancements in science and growing  awareness among patients.

When risks offer opportunities

ActuaryAn actuary uses his mathematical, statistical and analytical skills along with business awareness to help make sensible and impactful decisions for companies.

Acting your way to success

theatre artisteA theatre artiste performs an act in public or on a stage. According to Abdul Latif Khatana, a theatre artiste and former director of National School of Drama, a theatre artiste should be able to concentrate, listen, observe and think critically.
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Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV

Yahoo announced Friday it has bought an Israel-based startup specializing in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices.

Google seeks to dismiss US antitrust lawsuit over Android

AndroidAn antitrust lawsuit targeting Google's Android operating system should be dismissed, Google said in a court filing on Friday, partly because smartphone manufacturers are free to utilize Android on their phones without also installing Google apps.

LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

LG DisplayLG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.
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