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Hindustan Times Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Last Updated 18:34 IST 
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Air Algerie plane with 119 passengers on board crashes

Air Algerie plane lost contact with flight AH5017 which was flying over Africa (Represntative pic)
An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters. A Chinese TV channel and flight tracking website say the flight has crashed into Niger river. The latest tragedy is likely to worsen the jitters in the airline industry after a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed over Ukraine last week.

Train, bus collision kills 20 schoolkids in Telangana

Train accident
A passenger train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana's Medak district on Thursday killing at least 20 children and injuring 15 with fears the death toll could rise further, officials said.

Time is wasted on petty issues: Sania on Telangana brand ambassador row

A day in the life of Sania Mirza
A BJP leader opposed Sania Mirza's appointment as the brand ambassador of Telangana state saying she was Pakistan's 'daughter-in-law'. Sania asserted that her ancestors had contributed to Hyderabad. Poll: Does marrying a Pakistani make Sania Mirza less Indian?

Palestinian toll rises to 718, US lifts flight ban as Kerry pushes for truce

Gaza City
The US national aviation authority has lifted a ban on American flights to Israel, but warned of a 'very fluid situation' amid intense fighting with Palestinians in nearby Gaza. Ban Ki-moon outraged | Israel rejects UNHRC Gaza probe

WB girl found hanging dead; mob kills rape suspect

Show proof of missile claims: Russia to US

Shiv Sena fights row triggered by MPs

In Parliament, Tendulkar still on nought

India ranks 135 in Human Development Index

Union cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance sector

CBI files preliminary enquiry against Adani Group

Woman tutor still on the run, police expands search

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, 48 killed

Motorbike bomb kills 6 civilians in north Afganisthan

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India's club: How Commonwealth can give India clout

Commonwealth games 2010
Instead of joining somebody else’s club, India must energise the Commonwealth to leap from a regional to a transcontinental power, writes Ashok Malik.

Our Take
Politicians speak about rape, add insult to injury

Siddaramaiah
It is time political parties realised that they can no longer continue to take the gender question lightly, at least for their own political survival. Mr Siddaramaiah can make a start.
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Indian flag shown upside down in CWG official song video

Indian flag
India has hit the headlines for reasons other than sporting in the just-begun Commonwealth Games here after it came to light that the country's flag was shown upside down in the official song for the 11-day event.

Video: Protesters attack Israeli soccer team in Austria over Gaza

Children playing football

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli soccer players at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end.

Pregnant woman walks miles, takes jeep, boat ride, finally delivers in autorickshaw

pregnancy

A pregnant tribal woman, who walked miles from her remote village, took a jeep ride and crossed a river by boat in bad weather along with her husband, to reach a hospital only to be turned away, was finally forced to give birth inside a moving autorickshaw.

Six reasons why you shouldn't miss Kick

Kick
Take your pick: Salman Khan's super stardom or two superlative actors, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, locking horns? Here are six other reasons why we think Kick will have one of the biggest openers this year.

Bang Bang teaser gets 2.4 million hits on YouTube

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
Hrithik Roshan's Bang Bang is hitting big time on the social media: the first teaser of the Siddharth Anand-directed action thriller got over 2 million hits on YouTube on the first day of its release. 

The cigarette looks damn good in my hand: Salman Khan

Salman Khan
Ever the inimitable personality, Salman Khan opens up about the photographers’ ban, why people might feel intimidated by him because his “eyes are very big,” and why he doesn’t enjoy film promotions.

Hacking virus 'Bladabindi' prowling in Indian cyberspace

Virus

Cyber security sleuths have alerted Indian Internet users against hacking attempts of a clandestine multi-identity virus--Bladabindi-- which steals sensitive personal information of a user for nefarious purposes.

Dogs capable of feeling jealousy: US study

European Dog Show

Dogs are a man's best friend, and research released on Wednesday says canines want to keep it that way. "Humans, after all, have been rich resource providers over our coevolution," researchers wrote in the study.

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HT @ England
Sporting pitch, opening gambit to pile more misery on England

Murali Vijay
Lord’s has set the template for an ideal playing surface. India and England may not possess the best line-ups in the world, yet both showed plenty of resilience and character to handle the challenging conditions in the second Test.

Of masters’ tales and view from the window

Shane Warne
Rose Bowl is the headquarters of the Hampshire county team. Its most famous captain was Shane Warne. The stand named after him towers over the bowl shaped ground.
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Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

Dunga
New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

Speed
By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.
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Querrey ousted at Atlanta Open, Istomin also departs

Sam Querrey
Big serving American Sam Querrey was bounced out of the Atlanta Open in the second round on Wednesday by Israel's Dudi Sela 6-2 6-4.

Wimbledon doubles champion Sock advances at Atlanta Open

Denis Istomin

Rising US talent Jack Sock eased past Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2 6-4 but Uzbek Denis Istomin put a dent in the large home field in the first round of the Atlanta Open on Tuesday.

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ECB's says website hacked, no sensitive data affected

European Central Bank
The European Central Bank said on Thursday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected.

Sensex, Nifty smash records as FIIs lift stocks for 8th day

Bombay Stock Exchange
After hitting an all-time high of 26,190.81, the benchmark BSE Sensex retreated by falling over 69 points in mid-session trade on Thursday as funds and cautious investors locked in gains in recent outperformers.
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How to ace crop top look, total diva style

Kardashian Your summer wardrobe is incomplete if you don’t own a crop top. It is not only super sexy, but also high on versatility. With fashion-forward divas rocking crop tops, we tell you how to style this versatile garment by pairing it with a skirt, shorts, pants or even a sari!
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Honda looks to gain market-share with Rs. 6.49-9.77 L Mobilio

Mobilio’s launch on WednesdayJapanese car major Honda on Wednesday launched its first 7-seater multi utility vehicle Mobilio in the Indian market, which it believes will account for a quarter of the company’s sales of the Asia Oceania region by 2017.

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewed

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewedAmidst the barrage of new model launches that its been giving us since December last year, Mercedes has had time to squeeze in an updated version of its CLS 350 sedan.

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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Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal

Buoyed by the consumer response to its tablet, handset maker Oplus Technologies on Thursday launched its smartphone, XonPhone 5, for the Indian market, priced at Rs. 7,999.

Nokia to introduce most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

Lumia 530With a retail price of €99 (around $135), the Nokia Lumia 530 promises to make Microsoft's mobile operating system accessible to a wider clientele. In light of its low price, it's no surprise that this four-inch Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone is not 4G-ready.

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Taking Social Media too seriously?Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.
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