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Chaos in Rajya Sabha, Congress seeks explanation over Ramdev aide’s meeting with Hafiz Saeed

 Hafiz Saeed

Rajya Sabha was on Monday adjourned twice after members of the House created uproar over the meeting of a journalist and aide of yoga guru Ramdev with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan.

Modi to launch first multilateral engagement with BRICS leaders

PM Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement with BRICS leaders, giving top priority for the establishment of the BRICS development bank with equal share holding for all the five members.

June wholesale price inflation eases to four-month low of 5.43%

Vegetable seller
The wholesale price inflation eased to a 4-month low in June after the new government curbed farm exports, but a growing risk that drought will shrivel summer crops could encourage the RBI to keep key rates on hold.

Show the world you are better than Messi, Loew told Goetze before final

Super mario Goetze. (AFP image)
Loew revealed he told Mario Goetze to 'prove he's better than Messi' before Germany's 'miracle boy' hit the extra-time goal to win World Cup final. Goetze came off the substitutes bench to score a stunning 113th-minute goal as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. Full coverage

Gaza toll hits 172 as Israel campaign enters 7th day

Ashok Chavan fudged poll expenses, says EC

Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari

AI flight returns to New Jersey after engine trouble

Iraq crisis: Qatar's help sought for release of Indians

Ram Naik, 4 other BJP leaders finalised as guvs

Centre carries out first major bureaucratic rejig

Now, India gets first local research vessel

Saradha scam: CBI may quiz Mithun Chakraborty

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Modi management needed for budget proposals to sail through

Construction work
Arun Jaitley, who is handicapped by the interim budget, needs to first get things back to normal. The big-ticket reforms will take more time, NK Singh writes.

Our Take
A history of arrogance: getting it wrong in Kashmir again

Jammu and Kashmir Police passing-out parade Lethpora Srinagar
The authorities in Kashmir rarely miss an opportunity to alienate the people of the Valley. In an appalling incident last week, the Jammu and Kashmir Police stopped a public lecture by historian Mridu Rai.
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Brazil Football World Cup 2014
World Cup Final Player Ratings
Five Moments from the Final
Messi - Russia 2018
Who's Mario Gotze?

Germany win the title, but Twitter sets the record

Germany are the World Champions
Germany won the World Cup with a 1-0 extra time victory over Argentina on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Here's how the entire match played out on Twitter around the world.

Shakira, Santana set the stage on fire during closing ceremony

The mournful cries of millions of Brazilians were drowned out in the high-decibel musical gala during the FIFA World Cup's closing ceremony, which was graced by crowd pullers such as Shakira, guitar king Carlos Santana and also had a dash of samba at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janiero on Sunday.

Maintain a healthy run rate of kisses: Emraan Hashmi tells Alia Bhatt

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Bollywood’s original serial kisser Emraan Hashmi advises cousin Alia Bhatt, who’s being seen as a challenger to the title. Four-film-old Alia Bhatt has had much-talked about kisses in three of her films.

Five moments that decided the Argentina vs Germany final

Germany World Cup 2014 trophy celebration
Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Argentina thanks to Mario Goetze's extra time goal at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. The World Cup in numbers

Summer special train bound for Anand Vihar reaches New Delhi instead

semi-bullet train
Passengers of a summer special train from Patna to Delhi had to face a harrowing time on Sunday after the train reached the wrong railway station.

In this Madhya Pradesh town, autopsies are carried out in the open

Post mortem in Madhya Pradesh
For over three years now, residents of Bhagat Singh ward in Madhya Pradesh’s Garhakota town are living a “hellish life” thanks to the government hospital’s open-air autopsy room. (Advisory: Graphic photo inside)

Argentines hold heads high after World Cup loss

argentina fans
Sad-but-proud Argentine soccer fans applauded their national team for giving it all against a powerful German squad, losing 1-0 in extra time Sunday in the country's first World Cup finals appearance in 24 years.

Report card — Germany and Argentina player ratings

Javier Mascherano, Manuel Neuer, Mario Goetze, Lionel Messi
A lone strike from Mario Goetze saw Germany win 1-0 against Argentina and win the World Cup title after 24 years. Here's the report card of the stars of both teams.

Messi will have to wait till 2018 to have a shot at joining the greats

Lionel Messi Argentina Germany
Argentina's 1-0 defeat by Germany in Sunday's World Cup final prevented Lionel Messi, who was named Player of the Tournament, from cementing his place in the pantheon of the truly great.

Neuer wins Golden Glove, says it was an 'awesome experience'

Manuel Neuer
Germany's Manuel Neuer won the World Cup Golden Glove award for the tournament's best goalkeeper after helping his side to a 1-0 victory over Argentina in Sunday's final.
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1st Test Day 5: Binny's maiden 50 gets India to draw with England

Stuart Binny
On a docile pitch, a draw had always seemed the most likely outcome and so it proved as the first of this five-match series ended in stalemate ahead of Thursday's second Test at Lord's.

Kohli stays second in ICC one-day batting rankings

India Vs England
India's Virat Kohli may have flopped in the two innings of the first Test against England but the star batsman has held on to his second spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Sunday.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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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Sensex slips below 25,000-mark; down 33 points in early trade

Bombay stock exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped 33 points to 24,991.69 in early trade on Monday due to persistent selling pressure in IT, tech, consumer durable and healthcare stocks amid foreign capital outflows.

Hiring sentiment looks up, 5-10 mn jobs may come up in 3-4 years

The Narendra Modi-led government’s maiden budget, which stresses on structural reforms to revive growth and increase employment opportunities, is already improving job market sentiments.
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Mercedes-Benz's CLA 45 AMG India reviewed

Mercedes-Benz's CLA 45 AMG India reviewedA number of things. It’s the fifth AMG car to have been launched in India in the last 12 months, it’s the most affordable one you can buy here, and it’s also our introduction to the CLA-class – the compact sedan Mercedes will bring to India later on to rival ...

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.

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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Apple denies Chinese report of location tracking security risk

US technology giant Apple is fighting Chinese claims that the iPhone threatens national security through its ability to track and time-stamp a user's location.

Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV

YahooYahoo 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.
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