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Hindustan Times Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Last Updated 14:25 IST 

Pune: 200 feared trapped in Ambegaon tehsil landslide; rescue operations underway

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People living in about 40 houses have come under the debris of a hillock that caved in at village Malin in Ambegaon taluka of the district when they were asleep, Pune (rural) police said.

$1 billion in Flipkart's war chest, but can it be India's Alibaba

Flipkart
India's internet retailing sector grew 20% last year by value, according to Euromonitor International. Yet it's hard to see any single player in India emerging with Alibaba-like market share. Amazon says to invest $2 bn more in India, a day after Flipkart $1bn funding

11 acquitted, 10 guilty in 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy

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Thanjavur court on Wednesday convicted 10 persons and acquitted 11 in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire mishap which claimed lives of 94 children.

Home buyers win, SC asks Supertech to return money or give flats

supertech
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked realty company Supertech to refund the money of people who have bought flats in its Apex and Ceyane apartment complexes in Noida which have been ordered to be demolished.

US secretary of state Kerry to arrive in India today

No bugging at Gadkari home, says Rajnath Singh

Delhi: Boy killed after falling in a boiling pot

At least 43 Palestinians killed in Israeli attack

Curfew relaxed for 5 hrs in violence-hit Saharanpur

Bengal govt appeals against HC order on Tapas Pal

Delhi teenager raped by 3 including CRPF constable

Libyan militants take main military base in Benghazi

PM Modi may not get to address US joint session

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Food for thought: No roadmap for cold chains in this budget

Food Corporation of India
It is known that over one-third of India’s fruit and vegetables valued at over Rs. 13,000 crore is wasted annually in the absence of adequate refrigerated storage infrastructure and logistics deficiencies, writes Kunal Bose.

Bombing civilians is wrong: an Israeli soldier draws the moral line

Amer Abu Eisheh
Bombing a house with civilians in it is immoral. But silence in the face of such actions, in and outside Israel, is consent by default, writes Yuli Novak.
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No country for children
Riteish Deshmukh
In pics: Feasting on Eid-ul-fitr
Haryana
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!

Analysis
Dealing with India’s right-wing cultural outrage machine

Dina Nath Batra
Books are getting pulped and authors are forced to rewrite; song lyrics change and films and art exhibition are being banned as the vigilantes use India's loosely worded hate-speech and blasphemy laws to muzzle cultural liberalism, writes Krittivas Mukherjee.

Saffronising education: Harsh Vardhan's sex education ban to Batra's books

12th standard students
In the past, the BJP accused school books being driven by 'Marxists'. With the NDA back in power, the Sangh Parivar is reported to have already set up a body to push the saffron agenda.

CWG day 6: Sushil, Vinesh, Amit win gold, India bag 8 medals

Sushil Kumar CWG 2014
Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show, winning three of the five gold medals on offer on Tuesday. Shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang won a silver and a bronze, respectively.

I was obsessed with Salman Khan, says Sonam Kapoor

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Sonam Kapoor may be a star in her own right now, but she doesn’t shy away from revealing that, as a kid, she was particularly star-struck by another actor. With her usual candour, she says that meeting him for the first time “one of the highlights of [her] life".

Emraan Hashmi denies having signed film with Sandra Amy

Emraan Hashmi
Tamil actor Sandra Amy recently claimed that she stars opposite Emraan Hashmi in a film and even shares a liplock scene with the kissing king. When contacted, both Emraan Hashmi and the said director of the film deny even discussing any such project!

A failed out-of-court deal to settle land dispute led to Saharanpur riots

Police Personnel guards

The warring Sikhs and Muslims of Saharanpur had tried for an out-of-court settlement for the land dispute, much before it became a religiously divisive issue leading to riots in the city, sources tell HT.

Unclog Delhi
Life in slow lane on Vikas Marg

Police Personnel guards

An arterial road that links trans-Yamuna region to the rest of the Capital, Vikas Marg is one of the lifelines of east Delhi. With a traffic volume of nearly 90,000 vehicles every day, it is a motorists’ nightmare.

Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush

Chester
Australian budget airline Jetstar apologised on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away 'anything you shouldn't have'.

In real life: Coal mafia gang wars continue in Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur I and II, the two Bollywood movies that catapulted this small town to stardom, are being followed up by real-life sequels with continuing gang wars.
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HT @ England
Day 3: No fight or gameplan, a mountain to climb for India

James Anderson
There's a thin line between confidence and cockiness. Batting with the air of prima donnas, the India batsmen put up a shoddy display to hand the advantage to England in the third Test on Tuesday.

England's Moeen Ali barred from wearing Gaza wristbands

Moeen Ali
England's Moeen Ali has been warned by world cricket chiefs not to wear wristbands declaring his support for the people of Gaza again during international matches.
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Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped, then released

Carlos Tevez
The lawyer for Carlos Tevez said the father of the Argentina and Juventus star was kidnapped on Tuesday, but was released eight hours later and appeared to be physically unharmed.

Manchester City beats Milan 5-1 in Champions Cup


Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 Sunday in the International Champions Cup.
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Video: Sabine Lisicki fires fastest ever serve at a WTA event

Sabine Lisicki
German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

Wimbledon semi-finalist Dimitrov pulls out with flu

Grigor Dimitrov
Ninth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, coming off a Wimbledon semi-final run, pulled out of next week's ATP Washington Open after doctors diagnosed him on Sunday with the flu and a sinus infection.
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Bharti stock surges nearly 6%; top gainer on Sensex, Nifty

Airtel
Bharti Airtel shares today jumpednearly 6% after the company reported a 60.9% rise in its consolidated net profit for the June quarter.

BlackBerry to acquire German security solutions firm

BlackBerry
BlackBerry will acquire German security solutions firm Secusmart GmbH as part of its efforts to ramp up enterprise service offerings. Secusmart provides anti-eavesdropping solutions, among other things, for government organisations.
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What the fizz: Soft drinks during meals could be harmful

cola It is usually felt that meals that include a calorific drink are expected to be more satiating than those served with water. But did you ever count calories from the soft drink you usually order along with the dinner? Now is the time to factor those in.
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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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Facebook launches bookmarking feature 'Save'

Facebook has launched a new tool that lets users store links from News Feed and Facebook Pages for places, events, movies, TV shows, and music to a list where they can view them later.

2.5 billion smartphone users globally by 2015: report

people on phonesNearly 2.5 billion people or 35 % of the global population is expected to use smartphones by the end of 2015, says the latest report of US-based industry tracker Strategy Analytics.

Device that reads sleep patterns

A sleeping womanCombining information on your sleep patterns with what is going on around you, this new device will wake you up at the perfect moment.
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