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Hindustan Times Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Last Updated 12:01 IST 

PM Narendra Modi leaves for BRICS summit in Brazil, set to discuss global security

Modi
PM Modi on Sunday left for Brazil to attend the five-nation BRICS summit, where he would also meet for the first time with the other heads of the bloc which include Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.

Israeli commandos enter Gaza, target a rocket launcher site

Gaza City
The brief incursion targeted a rocket launcher site, Israeli public radio said. The armed branch of Hamas confirmed that Israeli commandos had exchanged gunfire with some Palestinian fighters.

Dutch leave Brazil in tears with 3-0 thrashing, take third spot

Dirk Kuyt, Arjen Robben
Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

Arun Jaitley's maiden budget: A few smaller bangs would have been better

NCP to contest with Cong, but want 144 seats: Pawar

Five more infants die in Malda hospital

Pregnant woman 'kicked' by UP cop, loses baby

Over Rs. 13 crore lost due to thefts in 2013

Disputed Afghan election to be recounted in full

Fierce fighting halts flights into Libyan capital

Gunmen attack diving resort on Malaysian island

North Korea launches missiles in latest test-fire

Gunmen in Iraq kill 33 in raid on housing complex

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Sunday Sentiments
Congress may not deserve it, but give it the LoP post

Parliament House
Without the Leader of the Opposition post, our democracy would be incomplete and diminished. This is, therefore, an issue that also touches upon the bigger and more important morality of our politics, writes Karan Thapar.

Loose Canon
Landless farmers can farm landless farms

Sanitation and hygiene
Total sanitation is not just a toilet in every home, but also soap and toilet paper. In a masterstroke, the move dovetails into the increase in the free baggage allowance, allowing travellers to get even more soaps into the country, writes Manas Chakravarty.
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Multimedia

Brazil Football World Cup 2014
Schweinsteiger
Outstanding Messi
Klose
Kolkata fans

A Brazillion problems - Glorious past, embarrassing present and a bleak future

Disappointed Brazil fan
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was hoping to send an optimistic message to the team's supporters in Saturday's World Cup third-place match but their lifeless performance in a 3-0 defeat by the Netherlands on Saturday did exactly the opposite. Brazil humiliated again, this time 3-0 by Netherlands

Schweinsteiger, the defensive midfielder, the Rahul Dravid of German football

Bastian
One is a footballer who has made 107 appearances for his side, the other a cricketer with over 24,000 international runs. Both are known for their tireless work ethics and devotion towards the team. Both have been over-shadowed during their prime because of the presence of more 'flamboyant' players in the team.

More than a million have no school and no hope for the future

A ragpicker
A recent UN report shows that more than a million children between the ages of six and eleven years are out of school. This represents a real loss of potential for the country. Poulomi Banerjee writes.

Health Wise
Donuts, the brand new antidote to jet lag

These delicious donuts arwe bound to bring smile to one's face. Keshav Singh/HT
A sugar rush could be all you need to beat jet lag. Now here’s scientific evidence that donuts and other insulin-spiking foods have some use other than making you overweight and at risk of diabetes.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya review: watch it for Ashutosh Rana and the music

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya for wonderful performances, Ashutosh Rana and smart screenplay. But do remember it's one of the dreamy, larger-than-life and low on logic Bollywood movies, writes Sweta Kaushal.

Tihar Jail sets up restaurant, inmates to cook and serve food

Tihar Jail
Around 10 of the 45-50 inmates who underwent training in house keeping, cooking and hotel management are at present working at the restaurant. The restaurant, which has a seating capacity of 50 persons, is open from 10am to 10pm.

Picking up the threads: A look at the community behind Reddit India

Reddit
The Reddit India sub-forum was started six years ago, but it is only over the past two years, as the Indian community became more active in the run-up to this year’s national election, that its subscriber numbers began to soar.

Chubby is fine, let your child know that

Spectator by Seema Goswami
Often children pick cues from the way elders behave in their presence. So, if your child refuses to eat a sinful chocolate cake, blame the bowl of salad you've been tucking in routinely, writes Seema Goswami.
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16 remarkable facets of top goalscorer Miroslav Klose’s stupendous run

Miroslav Klose
Germany striker Miroslav Klose has overtaken Ronaldo as the top scorer in World Cup, but says the Brazilian is football's most complete player. Humble that he is, Klose’s feat of 16 goals, and counting, is no less impressive.

Germany have secret plan to stop Argentina's Messi in final

Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger Thomas Mueller
Germany have a secret plan to shut Argentina superstar Lionel Messi out of Sunday's World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium.
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India ends fourth day at 167/3 against England

Moeen Ali
England's Joe Root and James Anderson rewrote the record books with a Test record last-wicket stand in their series opener with India. India were 167 for three in their second innings at stumps, a lead of 128 runs.

Sri Lanka spinner Senanayake banned over action

Sachithra Senanayake
Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Saturday.
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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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cities

Retro tax amendment: CBDT to notify new committee this week

income tax
CBDT is expected to notify later this week the constitution and terms of reference of a high- level committee which will scrutinise all Income Tax cases emerging out of the retrospective amendment of the Act.

Maruti enhances market share in Q1, crosses 42%

Maruti Suzuki India
Riding on the strategy of focusing on first time buyers and rural markets, country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has increased its market share in passenger vehicle segment in the first quarter of the current fiscal to 42%.
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Museum of Sex gets New Yorkers in the mood

Museum of Sex A flirty exhibition inspired by the naughtiness of an old-fashioned British or French funfair, is a hit attraction in New York this summer. Visitors are flocking to the Museum of Sex to jump up and down on giant inflatable breasts among other mildly titillating and fun things.
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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

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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