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Hindustan Times Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated 15:35 IST 

Supreme Court refuses to postpone UPSC prelim exam

UPSC protestors
The apex court on Saturday refused 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.

Ceasefire violation: Pakistan shells BSF posts, two civilians killed

A BSF soldier petrolling at Jammu Katra National highway
Two people were killed and seven others injured early on Saturday in heavy firing by the Pakistan Rangers on the BSF posts near the international border in RS Pura sector in Jammu district, police said.

BJP-JMM cadre clash, minister's convoy blocked

Maharashtra: Ink thrown on minister, one arrested

Heckling of CMs: Modi not responsible, says Uddhav

Mangalyaan to reach Mars in 33 days: ISRO

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

Iran denies UN nuke watchdog access to Parchin base

Saradha scam: CBI grills WB ex-police chief

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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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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.

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

Still Fighting Fit
Movie review by Rashid Irani: The Expendables 3 is worth a watch

expendables 3
The muscle-bound gang of ageing action icons reunites for the third instalment of the testosterone-charged franchise. Setting out to reassert that age doesn’t matter. The Expendables 3 breaks no new ground, but is marginally more entertaining than its predecessors.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Watch Mardaani for Rani Mukerji's performance

Rani Mukerji, Mardaani
Post-interval, the story derails considerably. By the time we get to the climax, we are fully in avenging angel territory. And, just like in Singham Returns last week, the solutions suggested are problematic.

Numbers game
25,000 flats on offer in DDA’s biggest-ever housing scheme

Delhi Development Authority
Delhi Development Authority announced on Friday that it will launch its biggest ever housing scheme on September 1, which will have more than 25,000 flats priced between Rs. 5.40 lakh and Rs. 1.2 crore.

China shuts down Beijing independent film festival

Beijing, China
Organisers say Chinese authorities have shut down an independent film festival, a rare venue for the showing of independent films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls.

New study suggests treatment possibility for autism

Autism
People with autism have too many synapses - the connectors by which brain cells send and receive signals - according to a new study that may point to a treatment for the complex disorder.

Want a perfect selfie? Try this 'perfume bottle'

Maison Martin Margiela
For fashion-loving teenage girls who enjoy taking selfies but do not want the world to see, Sony has launched a unique perfume bottle-look camera that can be a perfect bag accessory.
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Girlfriends a big no-no for Indian team manager

Virat Kohli
The debate of Wives and Girlfriends (WAGs) accompanying cricketers on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India's team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma's stay with boyfriend 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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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.

Goldman Sachs in deal worth $1.2bn over US bond claims

Goldman Sachs
The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with the Wall Street powerhouse. Goldman Sachs sold the securities to the companies between 2005 and 2007.
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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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