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20 children killed as train rams into school bus in Telangana

Medak accident
At least 20 children killed and over a dozen were injured on Thursday morning after a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Medak district near Hyderabad.

Palestinian toll a 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.

Shiv Sena uses Marathi Manoos as shield, fights row triggered by MP

Shiv Sena MP tries to put food in the mouth of a Muslim employee during Ramzan. (Video grab)
In an editorial published in party mouthpiece Saamna on Thursday, Shiv Sena said the force-feeding incident was blown out of proportion and given a communal angle.

Voice recorder in MH17 black box intact: Dutch investigators

People lay flowers

Investigators looking into the causes of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week said they have found no evidence the airliner's black box voice recorder had been tampered with.  A kiss, a prayer: The last hours

In Parliament, Tendulkar still on nought

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, 48 killed

Katju charge: Ex-SC judge blames Lahoti

Lax antibiotic controls raise killer disease fears

Sunanda case: Govt ‘considers’ CBI probe demand

3-year-old boy brutally beaten up by tutor in Kolkata

Cong may join Lalu-Nitish's 'secular' alliance in Bihar

Iraq crisis: 39 captive Indians may now be in Syria

TCS crosses Rs. 5 lakh cr mkt cap; 1st by Indian firm

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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

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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'Daughter-in-law of Pakistan' Sania not fit to represent Telangana: BJP leader

Down but certainly not out
Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, questioning her credentials for the honour.

Why are people scared of me, asks 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.

Scottish identity celebrated as 2014 Glasgow Games open in glitzy ceremony

Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, led the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park late Wednesday night. The parade ended with the current host, Team Scotland. CWG pays tribute to MH17 victims

European parliament member accuses PM Narendra Modi of 'racism'

Maiden cabinet meeting of Modi govt
A Spanish member of the European parliament has raised many eyebrows by tabling a written question about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that revealed a lack or selective knowledge about India and its facts.

China: Man arrested for chopping off testicles of 3 patients

The suspect, who has been arrested, castrated a mentally disabled man aged 60 and removed one testicle each from two bedridden patients aged 53 and 80, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Sports minister 'shocked and outraged' over turban row in basketball

Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday that he was "shocked and outraged" after learning Sikh members of the national basketball team were not allowed to wear turbans on court at the recent Asia Cup.

Bang Bang teaser: Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif go fast and furious

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
On the most peaceful day of the year, bullets will fly - that's the tagline of Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang and its teaser proves the film means it. The teaser has slick action, fast cars and Bollywood's most good-looking pair sharing sizzling chemistry.

Mary Kom trailer: Priyanka Chopra's dialogues pack a punch too

Priyanka Chopra

Make no mistake, Mary Kom is Priyanka Chopra's film through and through. While the actor delivers as the world boxing champion in the first trailer released today, the fact that she doesn't resemble Mary does bug you.


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

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

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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Sensex falls from record high on profit-booking

Bombay Stock Exchange
Sensex retreated on Thursday from record high by losing over 25 points in early trade as investors booked profits in recent outperformers, mainly capital goods, oil and gas and power sector stocks.

Rupee up 6 paise against dollar in early trade

Extending gains for the third straight day, the rupee strengthened by six paise to 60.03 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on increased selling of the American currency by exporters.
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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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Taking Social Media too seriously?

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

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

Facebook profit story pushes shares to new high

FacebookFacebook shares on Wednesday soared to a new high on word that the social network's quarterly profit and user numbers jumped as it thrives in a world gone mobile.

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

TwitterTwitter acknowledged Wednesday that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
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