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Hindustan Times Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Last Updated 12:20 IST 

Lessons from Saharanpur: check politicians from stoking riot fires

Saharanpur, curfew
I have not been to Saharanpur but from what I gather from news reports and friends on assignment there, the riots were waiting to happen - and that there could be more such conflagrations in the coming months in UP. Kumkum Dasgupta writes. Saharanpur: Curfew relaxed for 2 hours, Muslims offer Eid prayers

Kerry echoes PM Modi’s 'sab ka saath, sab ka vikaas' vision for India

John Kerry
Calling India an indispensable partner, US secretary of state John Kerry said the dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit of the bilateral relationship were needed to solve some of world's greatest challenges.

Iran leader calls Israel 'rabid dog', urges arms for Palestinians

Iran's supreme leader called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting 'the Zionist regime'. Meanwhile, PM Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave. Gaza militants kill five Israeli soldiers after infiltrating through tunnel

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack

A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

Historians slam Dina Nath Batra books, call them 'works of fantasy'

Uttarakhand: Badrinath yatra halted after heavy rain

Political leaders greet the nation on Eid-ul-fitr

MP to invoke NSA for sex determination

Calcutta HC orders FIR against Tapas Pal; TMC silent

Violent protest in Kashmir after Eid prayers

Govt says no to probe in Gadkari bugging row

Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns

Samsung S4 catches fire under US girl's pillow

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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.

Cycle of violence in UP, cause and culprits don't change

Having handled the Saharanpur clashes well so far, the SP should prevent the disturbance from spreading
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No country for children
Riteish Deshmukh
Unclog Delhi
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!

We enjoyed sheer korma in the day, burst crackers at night: Salman Khan on Eid

Salman Khan
Happy with the recent success of Kick, Salman Khan says he doesn’t celebrate just Eid; he enjoys other festivals as well. "This one time, Eid and Diwali coincided. We enjoyed eating sheer khurma during the day, and bursting crackers at night," says the actor.

Take off your clothes to make it on TV

Naked and Afraid
Nudity is hot, no longer confined to late-night premium cable. Leading the way is Discovery's Naked and Afraid, on which a man and woman who don't know each other fend for themselves in the wilderness for three weeks without a stitch between them.

Top three Bollywood moments in Salman Khan's Kick

From references to Divya Bharti's sensuous 'Saat samundar paar' song to his own Dabangg act encore in Kick, no one else plays to the gallery better than Salman Khan. That's why his fans can never have enough of him.

Muslims mark gloomy Eid amid MH17 crash, Gaza offensive

Bajrah Sandhi
Muslims in Asia marked a grim Eid al-Fitr on Monday, overshadowed by several air tragedies, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, and conflicts in Gaza and Pakistan.

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How to get the best out of cloud storage

Cloud storage is easy but bandwidth-dependent. Hard disk drives are handy and safe. Here’s a look at some solutions for saving and backing up content, using a mix of the physical disk and a network.

Japan: Teen murder accused 'wanted to dissect' someone; victim found decapitated

Harmohinder Singh Khosa accused and elder brother of the victim pleads not
The 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murdering her 15-year-old female classmate, after police discovered the dismembered body on a bed in the suspect's home.

CWG 2014: Jitu Rai wins gold, silver for Gagan Narang and lifter Vikas Thakur

Jitu Rai, Gurpal Singh
Jitu Rai clinched the gold medal before Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each to continue the shooters' heroics while Vikas Thakur overcame pain to bag a silver in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Step out
How gender binaries dictate fashion closets

Parade of Sexual Diversity
A gender binary exists in fashion, and that's a challenge for those who don't conform. Masculine-presenting women are often destined for boys' departments or bad fits, while people born male who like to dress in femme clothes don't know what to expect from sales clerks.

Commonwealth Games: Britain's Prince Harry joins photobomb craze

Prince harry
Britain's Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of acclaimed New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens at the Commonwealth Games.

ICC investigates England cricketer Moeen Ali's Gaza wristbands

Moeen Ali
England cricketer Moeen Ali risked disciplinary action after the International Cricket Council said they were 'investigating' his decision to wear wristbands in support of Gaza during the third Test match against India in Southampton on Monday.

Indian batsmen face daunting task in Southampton Test

Murali Vijay
India finished the second day of the third Test in Southampton at 25 for the loss of one wicket after England declared their first innings at 569 for seven. Shikhar Dhawan was the only Indian wicket to fall, with James Anderson dismissing him for 6.
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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.

Arsenal signing Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina


Goalkeeper David Ospina is signing with Arsenal after helping Colombia reach the World Cup quarterfinals.

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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.

Sania breaks down, asks why she has to 'assert Indianness'

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza broke down on Friday during an interview to a TV news channel, saying she did not deserve to have to prove her 'Indianness' repeatedly.
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Citi to hire 100 bankers in Asia, eyes more business from smaller clients

Citi Group
Citigroup plans to hire as many as 100 bankers in a renewed push into Asia-Pacific commercial banking, following in rival HSBC's footsteps with a strategy that focuses on selling smaller corporate clients a wider range of products.

Larsen and Toubro reports two-fold rise in net profit to Rs. 966.89 crore

Citi Group
Engineering major Larsen and Toubro on Monday  reported over two-fold increase in the consolidated net profit at Rs. 966.89 crore for the April-June quarter, mainly on the back of gain on disinvestments and stake sale.
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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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A Facebook user

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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