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Saharanpur violence: Curfew relaxed for 4 hours, security forces maintain tight vigil

With the situation improving in violence-hit Saharanpur, curfew was being relaxed from 10am to 2pm in the new city and from 3pm to 7pm in the old town areas, district magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said. Akhilesh Yadav ducks, blames BJP

Nitin Gadkari dismisses bugging claim, Manmohan seeks probe

Nitin Gadkari 

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari has landed in a spying row, with a news report on Sunday claiming his official bungalow in New Delhi was bugged with a high power listening device that was discovered accidentally.


We don't need this education: say no to Dina Nath Batra's books


Dina Nath Batra's books are to teach children factually incorrect information. India does not lack scholars on culture and heritage. Batra and his ilk are certainly not among them.

Gaza crisis: UN Security Council calls for 'unconditional ceasefire'

The council adopted the presidential statement at an emergency meeting just after midnight on Monday as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Chinese troops enter Ladakh, vandalise Indian tents

Gurgaon: NE man beaten up, admitted to hospital

Shiv Sena slams Karnataka govt's anti-Marathi stand

Heavy rain alert in Uttarakhand, 6 dead in landslide

PM Modi may pick 12 more ministers after Aug 14

Filipino extremists kill at least 16 villagers

Thane: Building collapses after heavy rains; none hurt

Soon, a 75% hike in monthly pension for ex-MPs

England in control on first day of Southampton Test

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Our Take
Fair deal for our farmers: India means business at WTO

India’s refusal to back the WTO deal is right as it is imperative for the State to support farmers, more than 90% of whom are resource-poor and own less than 10 hectares of unirrigated land.

Minister-bureaucrat cosiness is discomfiting

Budget papers
The challenges of governance that the new government faces require changes in the administrative structure, writes Hardeep S Puri.
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Female Circumcision
Unclog Delhi
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi is making a debut in Bollywood and on Indian TV

Salman Khan's Kick zooms towards Rs. 100-crore club

Salman Khan's Eid release, Kick is setting ticket windows on fire even before the festival arrives. After earning Rs. 26.50 crore on day one of its release - the highest this year -- its total tally for the weekend stood at a whopping Rs. 83.83 crore.

CWG 2014 Day 4: India win a gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes, Sivalingam shines

Sathish Kumar Sivalingam
A dominant Satish Sivalingam rewrote the Games Snatch record enroute to his gold medal winning performance while Ravi Katulu finished second behind him in the men's 77kg weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow on Sunday.

Dressing like a woman has its perks: Sunil Grover

Sunil Grover. HT Photo
It turns out that comedian Sunil Grover is just as funny in real life as he is in reel. He has finally made his comeback on Comedy Nights with Kapil amid much fanfare, not as Gutthi but as Kapil’s father in-law.

40 mobiles stolen every day in Delhi; only 4 get tracked

While most people merely block their SIMs, buy new handsets and get on with their lives after a cellphone theft, of the 40 cases reported to Delhi Police every day on an average, only four lead to retrieval of the mobiles. That's a mere one-in-ten recovery rate.

Cops: Delhi placement agencies trafficking girls with Maoists’ help

Delhi Police
Jharkhand police suspect banned left wing extremist outfits that are active in several disricts of the state of trafficking girls to metro cities with the help of placement agencies in Delhi.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Salman Khan's Kick is all charisma, logic-free story

Kick 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. Kick biggest opener of 2014, earns Rs. 53 crore in 2 days

Under the Lokpal: Babus’ asset declarations in public domain soon


The government has given itself a 90-day breather to implement transparency provisions under the Lokpal law and has set September 15 as the deadline for government servants to file their assets and liabilities declaration.


Your digital TV needs tender care


My LCD television set developed problems last month — half the screen showed white stripes. To cut the long story short, I am still wondering how to fix this as the warranty period is over.

Life after KBC: Into the world of middle-class crorepatis

Rahat Taslim
How much does happiness cost? You don’t need Kaun Banega Crorepati’s Computerji to tell you that the answer is Rs. 1 crore. You just need to see what the TV quiz show’s winners have done with their lives since they won the prize money.

Jadeja raised bat towards Anderson, Stokes and Prior told hearing

James Anderson, Ravindra Jadeja
The Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson case is gaining heat ahead of the England fast bowler's hearing on Friday for allegedly pushing the India player.

Ishant Sharma's dodgy ankle leaves India depleted

Ishant Sharma
India were pushed on the backfoot before the third Test at Southampton got underway on Sunday when Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the game because of a niggle on his left ankle.
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Manchester City beats Milan 5-1 in Champions Cup

Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 Sunday in the International Champions Cup.

Arsenal signing Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina


Goalkeeper David Ospina is signing with Arsenal after helping Colombia reach the World Cup quarterfinals.

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Sania breaks down, asks why she has to 'assert Indianness'

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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India's FII debt limit hike credit-positive: Moody's

India's measures to raise the investment limit for foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in government bonds is a positive for the country's credit profile since it will help stabilise domestic interest and currency rates, Moody's Investors Service said on monday.

Sensex trades flat ahead of month-end expiry

The market momentum witnessed heavy fluctuation with bouts of selling pressure in realty, oil & gas, tech, FMCG and healthcare sectors along with shares of midcap and smallcap companies.
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Why it’s trendy to read Manto again

It’s trendy to read Manto again The James Dean of India’s literary circles, Manto died in 1965, aged just 43. During his short and tumultuous life, he put out a body of work that challenged genres - short stories, novel, radio plays, essays, sketches and movie scripts. His best stories are reversed for the Partition though.
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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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