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Hindustan Times Friday, July 25, 2014 | Last Updated 13:48 IST 

France rules out Air Algerie jet was shot down, says chances of survivors 'out of question'

Air Algerie

Investigators at the scene of the crash had concluded the airliner broke apart when it hit the ground, suggesting this meant it was unlikely to have been the victim of an attack. Disastrous week for airline industry

India summons Pakistan deputy high commissioner over 26/11 trial

Bombay high court
India on Friday summoned Pakistan's deputy high commissioner and lodged a strong protest against the adjournment of the ongoing Mumbai terror attack case trial in Pakistan.

UPSC row: Protesting aspirants detained in Delhi, din in House

UPSC

Union Public Service Commission's civil services examination aspirants, who are protesting against the C-SAT (Aptitude Test), were detained on Friday by the police near Rail Bhawan in the Capital.

India is a Hindu nation and I am a Christian Hindu: Goa deputy CM

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He was defending the comments of his cabinet colleague Deepak Dhavalikar who said that PM Modi could make the country a 'Hindu nation'. D'Souza told reporters that India was always a Hindu nation and will always be a Hindu nation.

CWG: India bag 7 medals on Day 1; lifters Sanjita, Sukhen win gold

Israel keeps up attack, Gaza death toll crosses 800

NDA govt doesn't believe in high taxes: Jaitley

No decision on FDI in supermarkets: trade minister

Jordan downs drone near Syria border: official

Lucknow rape victim's kids join dharna for CBI probe

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules

Did ISIS order mass female genital mutilation?

Wipro shares tank 8.5%, Q1 earnings lag estimates

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Our take
A test for India's diplomacy: speaking with candour to Israel

Sushma Swaraj
Indian diplomacy works in mysterious ways. One moment Sushma Swaraj resists a discussion in Parliament on Israel’s military assault in Gaza and then subsequently blocks a resolution on the issue on grounds that it cannot be introduced under Rule 176.

A fine line to tread for the law in juvenile crime and punishment

Delhi gangrape
The most glaring deficiency of the Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) is that it is gender-blind. The law on juvenile justice must be redrawn so that petty and serious crimes could be differentiated, writes Krishna Kumar.
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Glasgow CWG: Bindra, Heena look to start with bang in shooting

Abhinav Bindra, Heena Sidhu
Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and world number one in women's 10-metre air pistol, Heena Sidhu, are expected to set the tone for the strong Indian shooting team, which begins its campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday.

First trailer review: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson's Fifty Shades Of Grey is hot!

Fifty Shades of Grey
The wait is over, and it's time now for the palpitations to begin in full swing. The first trailer of next year's biggest movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, is out. And like we expected, everything about it is worth every second you play it on loop.

Six things which make Kick a blockbuster

Kick
Take your pick: Salman Khan's super stardom or two superlative actors, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, locking horns? Here are six other reasons why we think Kick will have one of the biggest openers this year.

Honda’s maiden multi-purpose vehicle Mobilio set to cause a stir

Mobilio set to cause a stir
A smart looking people mover that is modern and contemporary, spacious interiors though marred somewhat by insipid design and a very peppy drive makes it an unbeatable package.

Kumar Vishwas to Gaurav Chopra: probable contestants for Bigg Boss 8

Gaurav Chopra
The next season of ­controversial reality show Bigg Boss is just a few weeks away, and even as speculation continues about who between Salman and Shah Rukh will play host, here’s a list of those who have been approached to participate as 'inmates'.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt leads protest against Shiv Sena

Brave New World
Condemning the recent incident at Maharashtra Sadan where a Shiv Sena MP forced a Muslim to break his Ramzan fast, Bhatt said that if there is no freedom in the nation then it will not progress. He, alongwith other protesters, also demanded an enquiry in the incident.

MH17 crash: Parents believe daughter still alive, head to Ukraine to find her

Fatima Dyczynski
Jerzy and Angela Dyczynski have been clinging to hope that Fatima, their only child, somehow survived the disaster which befell the plane carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home

Football fan
Local media reports say tens of thousands of Argentine fans remain in Brazil almost a month after the Wrold Cup ended. They appear to be overwhelmingly young and male: Most are in their 20s, and less than a third of them are women.
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India was toughest period of my captaincy: Clarke

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Australian skipper Michael Clarke does not regret the infamous 'Homework-gate' scandal in India last year but does admit that the tour was the toughest period of his captaincy.

Jayawardene, Dickwella take Sri Lanka to 395-6

Mahela Jayawardene
The retiring Mahela Jayawardene hit a solid 165 in one of his last few Test innings to give Sri Lanka the edge on the second day of the second match against South Africa on Friday.
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Time was right for Liverpool to sell Suarez: owner

Liverpool
Liverpool chose the right time to part ways with the prolific-but-controversial striker Luis Suarez and the Premier League side will have no trouble coping without the Uruguayan, the club's principal owner John Henry said.

Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

Dunga
New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.
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Top seed Cirstea falls, Svitolina advances in Baku

Sorana Cirstea
Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round on Thursday.

Querrey ousted at Atlanta Open, Istomin also departs

Sam Querrey
Big serving American Sam Querrey was bounced out of the Atlanta Open in the second round on Wednesday by Israel's Dudi Sela 6-2 6-4.
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Govt has no proposal to reduce gold import duty: Nirmala Sitharaman

Gold

India, the world's second-biggest gold consumer, does not have any current proposal to cut the record 10% import duty on gold, Minister of State for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.

IMF cuts global growth outlook; India avoids ratings downgrade

IMF
The International Monetary Fund on Thursday chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year in the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies.
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How to ace crop top look, total diva style

Kardashian Your summer wardrobe is incomplete if you don’t own a crop top. It is not only super sexy, but also high on versatility. With fashion-forward divas rocking crop tops, we tell you how to style this versatile garment by pairing it with a skirt, shorts, pants or even a sari!
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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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Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers

Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

Consumers choosing phablets over tablets

 TabletDemand for iPads in particular is cooling but that doesn't mean that tablets are going out of fashion, and sales are expected to continue to grow over the course of the year, albeit at a slower rate.

Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal

OplusBuoyed by the consumer response to its tablet, handset maker Oplus Technologies on Thursday launched its smartphone, XonPhone 5, for the Indian market, priced at Rs. 7,999.
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