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Hindustan Times Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated 19:06 IST 

2 killed as Pakistan fires at Indian posts, troops find tunnel across LoC

A BSF soldier petrolling at Jammu Katra National highway

A senior police official told HT that Akram Hussain, 35, and his son Aslam Khan were killed, while three other family members were injured, in the heaviest firing so far by the Pakistan rangers in RS Pura sector.

UPSC prelims tomorrow, SC rejects plea seeking stay

UPSC protestors
The apex court refuses to postpone the UPSC preliminary exam just a day before the exams are scheduled to be held. Nine lakh students are ready to appear in the exam and it cannot be postponed, SC said.

BJP activists booked for 'celebrating' Ananthamurthy's death

UR Ananthamurthy
Karnataka Police have registered a case against alleged BJP and Hindu Jagarana Vedike activists who burst crackers to "celebrate" the death of famed writer UR Ananthamurthy.

BJP-JMM cadre clash, minister's convoy blocked

Maharashtra: Ink thrown on minister, one arrested

Frontline warship INS Kamorta commissioned

Heckling of CMs: Modi not responsible, says Uddhav

Mangalyaan to reach Mars in 33 days: ISRO

Suicide bomber hits Iraq intelligence HQ, 2 dead

Pro-liquor lobby in Kerala goes into a huddle

Liquor is part of Goa's culture: BJP leader

Minor dalit girl raped, murdered in Odisha

Merkel jets into Kiev as tensions soar over Ukraine

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Our Take
PM wants action, DRDO must fire on all cylinders

Modi
A chalta hai attitude won’t do anymore. This was what Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently pointed out to the Defence Research and Development Organisation that has taken ages to conclude various weapon projects.

National Judicial Commission a welcome step, but it's not perfect

Supreme Court thumb
What matters now is how and with what objectivity and fairness we operate the new system. Institutions are only as good as their operators, writes Abhishek Singhvi.
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Youth Survey 2014
Mumbai isn't the city of dreams for nothing
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Freedom from dowry
Celebrating 175 years of photography

Indian-origin student brightest in Britain

Being a bookworm may slow down memory decline
An Indian-origin student, Asanish Kalyanasundaram, who scored a perfect five in his main subjects with 100% marks across the board, is being hailed as the brightest student in Britain.

British lingerie shop says sorry over Isis underwear

Florence Brudenell-Bruce
A British adult retailer apologised Saturday after launching a range of lingerie named Isis -- but said it did not support jihadists in Iraq and Syria and had no plans to withdraw the line.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge you've seen yet

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch
Leave it to Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch to take the challenge to a new level of creativity -- he did it in a suit, while in the shower, on a bike and while trying to flee in a car. In all, he was doused five time with ice-cold water.

Thousands pay homage to Ananthamurthy

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch
Thousands turned up to pay homage to the departed Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy at the Ravindra Kalakshetra where his remains were kept for public viewing and at Bangalore University's Kalagrama where he was consigned to ashes.

Indian American author wins award in US

Bay psalm book
Indian American writer Nina McConigley is the recipient of the prestigious PEN Open Book Award for her collection of short stories, "Cowboys and East Indians". The other is Ruth Ellen Kocher for "Domina Un/blued".

WATCH: Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor groove to Shake Your Bootiya

Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia, Finding Fanny
The new song from Homi Adajania's next, Finding Fanny is one fun treat. Called Shake Your Bootiya, the song has been penned by Sachin Sanghavi, Jigar Saraiya and Dinoo. WATCH SONG

Nepalese attempt world's largest human flag record

largest human flag
More than 35,000 Nepalese made a bid Saturday to form the world's largest "human national flag" as they sought to set a new international record. Cries of "Nepal!" rang out in celebration after the attempt.

Indian invents cheap sanitary pads, to be available in 70 developing countries

sanitary pads
A Coimbatore-based Indian, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who has invented a machine that can be used to make cheap sanitary pads, hopes that the device would be available in 70 developing countries by next year. VIDEO INSIDE
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Girlfriends a big no-no for Indian team manager

Virat Kohli
The debate of WAGs on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India's team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma's stay with Virat Kohli during the Test series in England.

India warm-up for England ODIs with Middlesex win

Indian batsman Virat Kohli during the first international one day cricket match between New Zealand and India
Virat Kohli was back in the runs after a wretched Test series as India prepared for their upcoming one-day campaign against England with a 95-run win over Middlesex at Lord's on Friday.
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Atletico's Mandzukic strikes early to clinch Super Cup

Atletico Madrid
It was a fiery game at the Calderon in which Atletico coach Diego Simeone was sent off in the first half for protesting and Real's Luka Modric was dismissed in added time for a second yellow card.

Bayern Munich enjoy winning start to German title defence

Arjen Robben
Reigning German champions Bayern Munich got the new Bundesliga season off to a perfect start with a dramatic 2-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Friday.
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Injured Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

John Isner
Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury. It wasn't yet clear if the injury would affect his appearance in the US Open, which starts on Monday.

Wimbledon champion Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

Petra Kvitova
Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
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Gold ends lower on poor demand amid global uncertainty

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Gold prices declined marginally in a lacklustre trade at the domestic bullion market in Mumbai on Saturday due to lack of buying interest amid disappointing overseas trading sentiment.

All companies must apply 2-step payments for credit cards: RBI

Credit Cards
RBI said that all transactions involving domestic credit cards must follow rules requiring additional verification, a stance that could impact companies such as Uber Technologies Inc that provide more simple app-based purchases.
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B-school

You’ve got the job!

Pre-placement trends at IIMs and other top B-schools this season across the country are hinting at a job market revival. IIM Calcutta, for instance, has seen a robust scenario of pre-placement offers.

A rejuvenating career

spaThe wellness industry in India has evolved rapidly in the last few years. Improved health awareness and exposure to global beauty and ­fashion trends are driving growth in the wellness space.

Perfectly cut out for you

Neeta LullaIf you are creative and love working with fabrics and design, a career in fashion designing could be right up your alley.
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Microsoft

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report

A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.

Tablets hit tipping point

 TabletMore than half of US consumers with an internet connection now own a tablet and while demand is starting to slow, the device still remains high on most people's future tech shopping lists.

Indian online market set to explode: Study

Taking Social Media too seriously?With the Indian online market set to explode, telecom companies stand to generate an additional revenue of $8 billion and EBITDA of $2.9 billion over the next three years, a joint study by Google and AT Kearney has forecast.
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