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Hindustan Times Friday, August 01, 2014 | Last Updated 17:15 IST 

Ceasefire crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza, Israeli military says soldier captured

Gaza Strip
A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel accusing militants of violating the US and UN brokered truce by firing rockets and mortars.

India's refusal to sign WTO deal sends wrong signal, Kerry tells Modi

Narendra Modi, John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry told PM Narendra Modi on Friday that India's refusal to sign a global trade deal had sent the wrong signal, and urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible. Are Western powers arm-twisting India on the WTO deal?

Pune landslide: Death toll hits 51, hopes of finding survivors fade

Malin village landslide
The death toll from a landslide that engulfed the entire Malin village in Pune district rose to 51 as heavy rains on Friday hampered efforts by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris. Were eco warnings on Malin ignored?

Exam tests tempers: What's the CSAT controversy, who wants what

Malin village landslide
"This is conspiracy to stop the aspirants from rural background from entering into the system. It seems the civil service is now reserved for the elite class. If the government does not scrap the CSAT, there will be no place for Hindi-medium students," said an angry protester.

'UCC can't be sued for Bhopal plant contamination'

Sonia Gandhi treated like royalty in India: Natwar

Army chief warns Pak on beheading-like incident

Sierra Leone declares emergency, Ebola toll hits 729

IAF's Jaguar plane crashes near Bhuj, pilot safe

Libya hospitals face collapse if Indian staff flee

SL govt website article says Jaya hampering ties

Fast track criminal justice system, suggests SC

Four militants heading for PoK killed near LoC

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What Modi should do to set new template for India-Nepal ties

Narendra Modi
The success of Narendra Modi’s Nepal policy depends on how he tackles political change in Kathmandu, writes Prashant Jha.

Our Take
Farm to fork, our food is becoming a toxic cocktail

Chicken 3
The indiscriminate antibiotics use, leading to resistance, has happened because India has no regulation on controlling the use in the poultry industry, or to control sales of antibiotics to the industry.
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Multimedia

Gaza's children survive shell shock
Manto
Sushil Kumar: The Desi Superhero
KBC
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Smart way to sell a smartphone

Movie review: Hercules is for die-hard action fans

Hercules
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson plays not quite the mythical Hercules in this revisionist film which is high on thrill factor but low on story. If an entertainer is what you are looking for this weekend, this one's for you. 

Police photographer, now a defector, exposes the truth on Syrian torture

Syria
Graphic images of the brutal conflict in Syria were displayed before US lawmakers on Thursday as an army defector gave an eyewitness account of the horrors he was forced to photograph.

Top three Bollywood blockbuster combos

Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Shhuddhi
As actor Salman Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar join hands for an upcoming film Shhuddhi, industry experts make a wish list of other duos that could make box office history.

WATCH: Aamir Khan speaks Bhojpuri for motion poster of PK

Aamir Khan, PK
The first poster of Rajkumar Hirani's PK is out and it has set tongues wagging all around. In a first-of-its-kind in Bollywood, Aamir Khan, who stars opposite Anushka Sharma, has gone all nude for this one. SEE PIC

Loo and behold: Crocodile sneaks into bathroom in a Gujarat house

Crocodile, Gujarat crocodile
A crocodile snuck into a bathroom of a house in Sojitra village near Gujarat's Anand district, some 80 kms from Ahmedabad.

Dead cows to cars: Smugglers come up with innovative ways to bring in gold

gold
India is scrambling to crack down on a new gold smuggling tactic that it fears could accelerate a flood of illegal imports of the precious metal into the world's second-biggest buyer.

Volkswagen's new Polo raises the bar for hatches

VW raises the bar for hatches
The new Polo still costs more than the Swift and i20 and cannot match Maruti on value for money or Hyundai on features. However, it is a better performing car than the peers by a distance.

WATCH: Honey Singh grooves with Ajay, Kareena for Aata Majhi Satakli

Kareena Kapoor, Honey Singh, Singham Returns
Yo Yo Honey Singh's again doing what he does best: this time it is Aata Majhi Satakli for the Ajay Devgn-Kareena Kapoor-starrer Singham Returns.

Miraculous escape for three-month-old baby, family in Malin village

Heavy machinery
Amidst the grave tragedy in Malin, the village almost entirely wiped out by a landslide in Maharashtra, rescue teams on Thursday dug out a three-month-old infant and his mother safely from the debris, officials said.
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Have to rethink our four-bowler strategy, says Dhoni after drubbing

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The India skipper blamed on Thursday his batsmen for the 'soft dismissals' which saw them suffer an embarrassing 266-run defeat, and said the team would need to discuss its four-bowler strategy.

England vs India 3rd Test: Visitors lose by 266 runs

Alastair Cook
Moeen Ali ended with a 6-wicket haul in the 2nd innings at England to beat India by 266 runs in the 3rd Test at Southampton. The five Test series is now level at 1-1.
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Brazil pin-up Neymar mobbed in Japan

Neymar
Tokyo caught "Neymar fever" on Thursday when the Brazilian superstar jetted into the Japanese capital sporting sunglasses, baseball cap and designer stubble on a whistle-stop visit to sign a sponsorship deal with a bed manufacturer.

I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return

Luiz Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence.
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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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Argentine markets fall post-default, NY hearing on Friday

Argentina's President
Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years following the collapse of last-ditch talks with holdout creditors.

Alibaba invests $120 million in Kabam in latest US deal

Alibaba
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested $120 million in San Francisco-based mobile games studio Kabam, the latest in a string of US investments intended to build up the Chinese online retailer's presence in the world's biggest Internet arena.
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UPSC protest

Unfair advantage

Hindi-medium ­candidates are ­demanding the scrapping of CSAT as, they say, it gives unfair advantage to English-medium aspirants

The big jobs generator

A desk job can cause early deathAccording to Harvard Business Review, the role of a data scientist is the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’. In India too, the demand for data scientists, data visualisers, managers and analysts is surging.

IIMs, IITs offer big data programmes

IIT studentsDespite the growing popularity of data analytics as a highly lucrative career, there are not many relevant full-time courses available in India and abroad. However, there are some certificate and online courses on offer. One such is the postgraduate certificate course in business analytics by NIIT Ltd.
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Blackberry

BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users

BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients.

Apple TV next gen premiere delayed

AppleThe launch of the eagerly awaited next generation of the company's set-top-box that allows consumers to cut the TV viewing cord, download film, watch TV on demand and access a host of apps might not go on sale until 2015 due to problems with US cable companies.

Facebook unveils free Internet app

FacebookFacebook on Thursday unveiled an app to allow people around the world with mobile phones but no Internet access to access online services for health, education and basic communications.
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