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In line of fire, govt distances itself from Vaidik-Saeed meeting; Ramdev defends aide

Hafiz Saeed

A recent meeting between journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and alleged 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed brought the treasury and opposition benches face to face in the Rajya Sabha, forcing two adjournments. Read: Did Ved Pratap Vaidik crave for attention?

Lessons PM Modi can learn from Messi's World Cup campaign

Both Lionel Messi and PM Narendra Modi are leaders of their sides and have won the hearts of their people. They captain their sides and have earned the respect and honour of their teammates, writes Viju Cherian.

Dream comes true for Goetze as united Germany conquers world

Super mario Goetze. (AFP image)
United they stand, right at the top of the football world. Germany won its 4th WC title, but its first since a country torn apart by political divisions at the end of World War II was finally glued back together. Goetze is the 'miracle boy': Loew | Full coverage

Inflation at 4-month low, but poor monsoon could spell fresh trouble

Vegetable seller
The wholesale price inflation eased to a 4-month low in June after the new government curbed farm exports, but a growing risk that drought will shrivel summer crops could encourage the RBI to keep key rates on hold.

Mixed response to Maneka's move to try juveniles

Bike mishap triggers clashes in Muzaffarnagar

Church of England approves women bishops

Files disposed of, govt denies tampering with history

SC stays death sentence of 2 Delhi rape convicts

Making world polio-free by 2018 difficult, says expert

Indore: Seven kids feared killed in wall collapse

Some Cong leaders trying to sideline Gandhis: Beni

Baghdad brothel slaughter toll rises to 31

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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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Brazil Football World Cup 2014
30 candid moments: How Germany beat Argentina
Five Moments from the Final
Messi - Russia 2018
Who's Mario Gotze?

Amitabh Bachchan promises cinematic treat with Anurag Kashyap's Yudh

Amitabh Bachchan, Yudh
Anurag Kashyap's much-awaited TV show, Yudh is all set to go on air tonight at 10:30pm. Watch out for some high-octane drama, seldom seen on Indian TV.

Assam fan exhumes buried Scotch to celebrate German WC victory

Putul Borah
Joachim Loew's World Cup winning German team ended a diehard Assam fan's 20-year wait to drink a bottle of Scotch he had buried in his courtyard for 20 years.

Riteish Deshmukh storms box office again, Lai Bhaari earns Rs. 10.55 crore

Lai Bhaari
Riteish Deshmukh's Lai Bhaari continues to set new benchmarks at the box office. After giving Dharma Productions' Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya a run for its money, this Marathi film has set the cash registers ringing: collecting a cool Rs. 10.55 crore over the weekend in Maharashtra alone.

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel winner and South African anti-apartheid author, dies at 90

Nadine Gordimer
South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90 on Monday

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya earns Rs. 33.74 crore over weekend

Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya
Varun Dhawan's hit the road running with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya: it's already his biggest  grosser till date. The film opened to a massive collection on the first day of its release (Rs9.02 crore), and capped it with a whopping Rs33.74 crore over the weekend.

Alia Bhatt is Robert De Niro of our generation: Varun Dhawan

Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan
Actor Varun Dhawan is all praises for his Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania co-star Alia Bhatt and says that she's the new generation Robert De Niro in Bollywood. The duo have made their debut together in Student of The Year.

Shakira, Santana set the stage on fire during closing ceremony

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.

Maintain a healthy run rate of kisses: Emraan Hashmi tells Alia Bhatt

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Bollywood’s original serial kisser Emraan Hashmi advises cousin Alia Bhatt, who’s being seen as a challenger to the title. Four-film-old Alia Bhatt has had much-talked about kisses in three of her films.

Messi will have to wait till 2018 to have a shot at joining 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

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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Govt slaps $579 mn additional penalty on RIL

Reliance Industries

The government has slapped an additional penalty of $579 million on Reliance Industries for producing less than targeted natural gas from its KG-D6 block, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.

US lessor orders 60 Airbus A321neo jets worth $7.23bn

A security personnel
US-based Air Lease Corporation has made a firm order for 60 single-aisle Airbus A321neo planes worth $7.23 billion at list prices, the European planemaker said on Monday.
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Top couturiers ready to hit the runway in Delhi

Manish Malhotra's elaborate skirts sashayed the ramp. Big on bridal, bigger on opulence, and grand in presentation — it’s time for couture to hit the Capital with the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014. Here’s a glimpse into what all to expect from our couturiers, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Manish Arora and others.
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Mercedes-Benz's CLA 45 AMG India reviewed

Mercedes-Benz's CLA 45 AMG India reviewedA number of things. It’s the fifth AMG car to have been launched in India in the last 12 months, it’s the most affordable one you can buy here, and it’s also our introduction to the CLA-class – the compact sedan Mercedes will bring to India later on to rival ...

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.

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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Apple denies Chinese report of location tracking security risk

US technology giant Apple is fighting Chinese claims that the iPhone threatens national security through its ability to track and time-stamp a user's location.

Water droplets soon to charge your smartphone

A man using Internet on his smartphoneWhat if humidity in the air can be used to power your smartphones or iPads? With new findings that water droplets can generate small amounts of electricity, this appears possible in near future.

Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV

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