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Hindustan Times Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Last Updated 13:16 IST 

Day 6 of Gaza offensive: Israeli commandos clash with Hamas militants, UN truce call defied

Gaza City
With aerial support from fighter jets, the Israeli force attacked a site in northern Gaza used to launch long-range rockets, an Israeli military spokesman said. Militants opened fire, wounding four commandos, but the launch site was hit, he said.

BRICS bank on agenda as PM Modi leaves for Brazil summit

Modi
PM Modi on Sunday left for Brazil to attend the five-nation BRICS summit, where he would also meet for the first time with the other heads of the bloc which include Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.

Messi eyes glory as Argentina, Germany set for epic final

Messi Goal
Lionel Messi will attempt to emulate his idol Diego Maradona in Rio De Janeiro Sunday as he leads Argentina into battle against Germany in a heavyweight World Cup final pitting Europe against South America.

Hyderabad: Cops arrest 26 persons, including 12 women, from rave party

Rave party
Cyberabad Police on Sunday busted a rave party and arrested 26 persons, including 12 women, after raiding a poultry farm premises at Shamirpet area in Hyderabad.

Former Bihar minister's son lynched for stealing car

NCP to contest with Cong, but want 144 seats: Pawar

Five more infants die in Malda hospital

Pregnant woman 'kicked' by UP cop, loses baby

Over Rs. 13 crore lost due to thefts in 2013

MHA idea rejected to form joint force for Hyderabad

Nepal denies permission for Tibet guru's last rites

Disputed Afghan election to be recounted in full

Libya: Rockets strike Tripoli airport, flights halted

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Budget 2014: A few smaller bangs would have been better

Arun Jaitley
The NDA has got a strong mandate and this was clearly an opportunity for it to do a bit of grand-standing: announce one really big thing or two and, in return, reap the benefits of making it a memorable budget, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Sunday Sentiments
Congress may not deserve it, but give it the LoP post

Parliament House
Without the Leader of the Opposition post, our democracy would be incomplete and diminished. This is, therefore, an issue that also touches upon the bigger and more important morality of our politics, writes Karan Thapar.
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Bastian Schweinsteiger is the Rahul Dravid of German football

Bastian
One is a footballer who has made 107 appearances for his side, the other a cricketer with over 24,000 international runs. Both are known for their tireless work ethics and devotion towards the team. Both have been over-shadowed during their prime because of the presence of more 'flamboyant' players in the team.

Sunday Special
Now, escorts hook up with clients on Twitter

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It is not just big corporates and politicos that are using social media sites like Twitter to reach out to their base. The microblogging site has attracted a much more niche (albeit not unlikely) user too — escort services agencies.

Big B disappointed with Team Brazil

Amitabh Bachchan
Brazil's poor performance at this year's Fifa World Cup has left Amitabh Bachchan highly sad and let down. The Bollywood megastar tweeted his dismay after his favourites Brazil failed to secure even a third place as they were defeated by Netherlands on Saturday Night.

More than a million have no school and no hope for the future

A ragpicker
A recent UN report shows that more than a million children between the ages of six and eleven years are out of school. This represents a real loss of potential for the country. Poulomi Banerjee writes.

Health Wise
Donuts, the brand new antidote to jet lag

These delicious donuts arwe bound to bring smile to one's face. Keshav Singh/HT
A sugar rush could be all you need to beat jet lag. Now here’s scientific evidence that donuts and other insulin-spiking foods have some use other than making you overweight and at risk of diabetes.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya review: watch it for Ashutosh Rana and the music

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya for wonderful performances, Ashutosh Rana and smart screenplay. But do remember it's one of the dreamy, larger-than-life and low on logic Bollywood movies, writes Sweta Kaushal.

A Brazillion problems - Glorious past, embarrassing present and a bleak future

Disappointed Brazil fan
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was hoping to send an optimistic message to the team's supporters in Saturday's World Cup third-place match but their lifeless performance in a 3-0 defeat by the Netherlands on Saturday did exactly the opposite. Brazil humiliated again, this time 3-0 by Netherlands

Tihar Jail sets up restaurant, inmates to cook and serve food

Tihar Jail
Around 10 of the 45-50 inmates who underwent training in house keeping, cooking and hotel management are at present working at the restaurant. The restaurant, which has a seating capacity of 50 persons, is open from 10am to 10pm.
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16 remarkable facets of top goalscorer Miroslav Klose’s stupendous run

Miroslav Klose
Germany striker Miroslav Klose has overtaken Ronaldo as the top scorer in World Cup, but says the Brazilian is football's most complete player. Humble that he is, Klose’s feat of 16 goals, and counting, is no less impressive.

Germany have secret plan to stop Argentina's Messi in final

Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger Thomas Mueller
Germany have a secret plan to shut Argentina superstar Lionel Messi out of Sunday's World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium.
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India ends fourth day at 167/3 against England

Moeen Ali
England's Joe Root and James Anderson rewrote the record books with a Test record last-wicket stand in their series opener with India. India were 167 for three in their second innings at stumps, a lead of 128 runs.

Sri Lanka spinner Senanayake banned over action

Sachithra Senanayake
Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Saturday.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.

Defeated Federer pledges Wimbledon return next year

Roger Federer
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer insists his agonising final defeat against Novak Djokovic won't be his farewell to the All England Club.
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Re-imposing service tax on online ads regressive, says IAMAI

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Terming a proposal to re-impose service tax on online and mobile advertising as "regressive", industry body IAMAI, which counts Google India and Facebook among its members, has said that the move may lead to cost escalation and hamper growth of the fledgling industry.

Retro tax amendment: CBDT to notify new committee this week

income tax
CBDT is expected to notify later this week the constitution and terms of reference of a high- level committee which will scrutinise all Income Tax cases emerging out of the retrospective amendment of the Act.
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Food sutra: what you eat can affect your body's internal clock

body clock Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behaviour and biology. Researchers believe adjusting the clock through dietary changes may help patients with various conditions.
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Hyundai's Eon 1.0 Kappa reviewed

Hyundai's Eon 1.0 Kappa reviewedFor buyers impressed by the Eon’s looks but put off by its underwhelming 0.8-litre engine, Hyundai has just introduced a new variant of the car. It’s got Hyundai’s larger 1.0-litre Kappa engine that comes with the promise of giving it more go.

Suzuki's V-Storm Reviewed

Suzuki's V-Storm ReviewedAdventure biking is all about being able to blast down any road, be it smooth tarmac or broken trails.
Dentist

Designing that perfect smile

Dentistry is emerging as a lucrative career option, thanks to advancements in science and growing  awareness among patients.

When risks offer opportunities

ActuaryAn actuary uses his mathematical, statistical and analytical skills along with business awareness to help make sensible and impactful decisions for companies.

Acting your way to success

theatre artisteA theatre artiste performs an act in public or on a stage. According to Abdul Latif Khatana, a theatre artiste and former director of National School of Drama, a theatre artiste should be able to concentrate, listen, observe and think critically.
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Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV

Yahoo announced Friday it has bought an Israel-based startup specializing in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices.

Google seeks to dismiss US antitrust lawsuit over Android

AndroidAn antitrust lawsuit targeting Google's Android operating system should be dismissed, Google said in a court filing on Friday, partly because smartphone manufacturers are free to utilize Android on their phones without also installing Google apps.

LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

LG DisplayLG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.
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