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Hindustan Times Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Last Updated 23:09 IST 

Air Algerie plane with 116 on board 'probably crashed', says French foreign minister

Air Algerie
An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. MH17, AH5017, GE222 mark a black week for civil aviation

Dear Laxman, who are you to draw the rekha for Sania Mirza?

Sania Mirza
BJP leader K Laxman questioning Sania Mirza's eligibility to be Telangana’s brand ambassador has again brought to fore the culture of intolerance breeding in present-day India. Poll: Does marrying a Pakistani make Sania Mirza less Indian?

Gaza toll hits 777, US lifts flight ban as Kerry pushes for truce

Gaza City
Washington's top diplomat John Kerry Thursday pressed efforts to end bloodshed in Gaza, reaching out to allies of Hamas as the Islamist movement's war with Israel raged into a 17th day. Ban Ki-moon outraged | Israel rejects UNHRC Gaza probe

Weightlifter Sanjita gives India first gold in Commonwealth Games 2014

weightlifting
India on Thursday opened their medal count at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom winning the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women's 48kg weightlifting competition.

Train, bus collision kills 14 schoolkids in Telangana

Why badminton ace Saina Nehwal is 'hurt'

Modi for quicker trial of cases against politicians

Satire in Parliament, but will MPs laugh?

WB girl found hanging; mob kills rape suspect

ISIS orders genital mutilation of all Iraqi women

Modi will develop India into a Hindu state: Goa Min

Ukraine PM resigns over coalition break up

Show proof of missile claims: Russia to US

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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 external affairs minister 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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MH17, AH5017, GE222 mark a black week for civil aviation

Malaysian Airliner, MH17, Kuala Lumpur
The civil aviation industry has suffered one of its worst weeks ever, with the loss of three airliners Air Algerie Flight AH5017, TransAsia Airways domestic Flight GE222 and Malaysia Airways Flight MH17 on three continents.

Movie review: The Grand Budapest Hotel is good enough to eat

Grand Budapest Hotel
Director Wes Anderson weaves a delightful yet quirky murder mystery. Ralph Fiennes as the flamboyant concierge, who offers special in-room services, is a treat to watch. This one’s a must-watch.

Indian flag shown upside down in CWG official song video

Indian flag
India has hit the headlines for reasons other than sporting in the just-begun Commonwealth Games here after it came to light that the country's flag was shown upside down in the official song for the 11-day event.

First trailer review: Fifty Shades Of Grey is hot, hot, 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.

Video: Protesters attack Israeli soccer team in Austria over Gaza

Children playing football

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli soccer players at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end.

Pregnant woman walks miles, takes jeep, boat ride, finally delivers in autorickshaw

pregnancy

A pregnant tribal woman, who walked miles from her remote village, took a jeep ride and crossed a river by boat in bad weather along with her husband, to reach a hospital only to be turned away, was finally forced to give birth inside a moving autorickshaw.

Six reasons why you shouldn't miss Kick

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.

Bang Bang teaser gets 2.4 million hits on YouTube

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
Hrithik Roshan's Bang Bang is hitting big time on the social media: the first teaser of the Siddharth Anand-directed action thriller got over 2 million hits on YouTube on the first day of its release. 
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HT @ England
Sporting pitch, opening gambit to pile more misery on England

Murali Vijay
Lord’s has set the template for an ideal playing surface. India and England may not possess the best line-ups in the world, yet both showed plenty of resilience and character to handle the challenging conditions in the second Test.

Of masters’ tales and view from the window

Shane Warne
Rose Bowl is the headquarters of the Hampshire county team. Its most famous captain was Shane Warne. The stand named after him towers over the bowl shaped ground.
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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.

Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

Speed
By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.
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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.

Wimbledon doubles champion Sock advances at Atlanta Open

Denis Istomin

Rising US talent Jack Sock eased past Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2 6-4 but Uzbek Denis Istomin put a dent in the large home field in the first round of the Atlanta Open on Tuesday.

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Walmart replaces chief of US division

Greg Foran, 53, currently head of Walmart Asia, will lead the Walmart US division starting August 9, reporting to chief executive Doug McMillon, the company announced.

ECB's says website hacked, no sensitive data affected

European Central Bank
The European Central Bank said on Thursday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected.
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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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Honda looks to gain market-share with Rs. 6.49-9.77 L Mobilio

Mobilio’s launch on WednesdayJapanese car major Honda on Wednesday launched its first 7-seater multi utility vehicle Mobilio in the Indian market, which it believes will account for a quarter of the company’s sales of the Asia Oceania region by 2017.

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewed

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewedAmidst the barrage of new model launches that its been giving us since December last year, Mercedes has had time to squeeze in an updated version of its CLS 350 sedan.

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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Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal

Buoyed 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.

Nokia to introduce most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

Lumia 530With a retail price of €99 (around $135), the Nokia Lumia 530 promises to make Microsoft's mobile operating system accessible to a wider clientele. In light of its low price, it's no surprise that this four-inch Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone is not 4G-ready.

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Taking Social Media too seriously?Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.
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