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Hindustan Times Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Last Updated 01:02 IST 

Former PM Manmohan Singh batted for tainted judge?

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The controversy over an allegedly tainted judge’s appointment reached former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s doorstep on Tuesday after it emerged that his office had intervened in the matter.

MH17 tragedy
Interpol team begins identifying victims of flight MH17 crash

MH 17 crash site

International police agency Interpol said on Tuesday one of its teams had started identifying victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH 17 flight that crashed over Ukraine last week.

Ness Wadia threw burning cigarettes at my face: Preity Zinta to police

Art beat:
"I (Zinta) just want him (Wadia) to be kept away from me so I can live in peace, otherwise one unfortunate day, in a fit of rage, he will kill me and that really scares me," she said in the letter, according to a police officer privy to the probe.

Enough material to chargesheet Marans in Aircel-Maxis deal: AG

Karunanidhi
Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi has given a legal opinion to the CBI saying there was enough evidence to prosecute former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis deal.

5 parties threaten to 'occupy' Israeli consulate in Mumbai

Tendulkar says he predicted a India win at Lord's

Is rape the only news? K'taka CM snaps at media

Woman journalist dies after a fall from high rise

Anti-bikini minister wants Goans to wear dhotis

Two months left for Mangalyaan to enter Mars

Indore: Girl trafficked, forced into flesh trade

Roy denied bail, can come out for 6hrs to sell hotels

Govt to probe graft in healthcare after TV sting

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Our Take
Reason it out: Congress must listen to its rebels

Congress
The Congress leadership, which has reposed its faith in Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, should not appear silent at this stage and take every measure to tone up the party before the next round of the assembly elections.

A budget that doesn't invest in human capital

 Nagaland
While there is an overwhelming emphasis on physical infrastructure, the budget has neglected social infrastructure, writes Darryl D’Monte.
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Sachin reacts to Sharapova's comment, says it wasn't 'disrespectful'

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday reacted to Tennis star Maria Sharapova's recent revelation of not knowing who he is. He was quoted by television channels as saying that her "Comment (was) not disrespectful, maybe she doesn't follow Cricket".

Post 'Devil', Nargis Fakhri bruised, battered

Nargis Fakhri
"Rockstar" fame actress Nargis Fakhri may be in bed resting it out after sustaining injuries while shooting her "devil" item song  with Salman Khan for Sajid Nadiadwala's "Kick", but she finds the experience exhilarating.

Thanks for the crassness: An open letter to Honey Singh from a parent

Yo Yo Honey Singh.
An exasperated parent on how vodka, short skirts, suck and rhyming four-letter words are changing the universe of impressionable children, all thanks to Yo Yo and his philosophy of 'party yun hi chalegi'.

Restaurant run by Tihar convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene

Tihar restaurant
'Tihar Food Court' in west Delhi, a rehabilitation effort kicked off by the Tihar prison, opened in the first week of July on an 'experimental basis' while awaiting formal clearances.

Nigeria school offers hope to children caught in Islamist strife

Nigeria education
As the city struggles with a brutal insurgency waged by Boko Haram, that has declared war on education, a school has emerged as a ray of hope by providing meals, uniforms, health care and an education at no cost.

Katju revelations
Judiciary and govt don't want transparent system for picking judges: Bhushan

Markandey Katju
Justice Markandey Katju's revelation as to how a corrupt judge came to be appointed in the Madras high court once again highlights the serious problems with the process of appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, writes Prashant Bhushan.

Marriage ends hockey dreams of veteran women players from Jharkhand

Ritu Rani
In the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, starting from July 23, the unbelievable has come true – for the first time since 1983, no women player from Jharkhand is part of the national squad.

Kumar Vishwas will go to Bigg Boss if he can have his say

Kumar Vishwas
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas has been approached by Endemol to star on Bigg Boss, probably one of the most controversial shows on Indian TV. The AAP leader, who lost his security deposit against Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha polls, is still to make up his mind.
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After Lord’s, brands set to chase Ishant, Bhuvi, others

i ishant
The whole nation is celebrating India’s win in the Test match at the Mecca of cricket, Lord’s. Ishant Sharma and co had fans and critics alike gushing. And waiting in the slips as it were, to cash in on the glory, are advertisers.

Winning the Lord’s Test, and happily failing the Tebbit Test

Moeen Ali
It is nearly 25 years since the veteran Tory politician Norman Tebbit proposed what has come to be known as the ‘Tebbit Cricket Test’ for immigrants of south Asian origin: which side do they cheer when their country of origin plays against England?
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James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

James Rodriguez Colombia

A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

England captain Gerrard retires from international soccer

Steven Gerrard England Liverpool
England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, England's Football Association said on Monday.
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Wozniacki routs Vinci for Istanbul WTA title

Caroline Wozniacki
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki won her first title of the year and 22nd of her career on Sunday when she defeated second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 in the Istanbul WTA final.

Tomic downs Karlovic to clinch Bogota title

Bernard Tomic
Australia's Bernard Tomic claimed his second career title and secured a return to the world top 100 Sunday when he beat defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) in the Colombia Open final.
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The emerging order of the Brics bank

Narendra Modi, BRICS
Leaders of the five Brics nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), on Tuesday agreed to create a new multilateral development bank to fund infrastructure investment needs. Here's a primer.

RIL wants higher price for gas, upset with $8.4/unit

Reliance
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has told the petroleum ministry that the new price of $8.4 a unit for gas is not the right price and was 'well below the arm’s length price.'
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Wedding belles: a century of bridal fashion

wedding The changing face of the most romantic garment - the bride's wedding dress - is the focus of a UK exhibition. Something Blue explores bridal fashions from 1914-2014 and features 18 dresses, from classic gowns to unconventional frocks that challenged the norm.
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Audi's A3 diesel reviewed

Audi's A3 diesel reviewedWe were the first to the drive the new petrol-powered Audi A3 1.8 TFSI and were mighty impressed by not just the strong performance on tap, but the overall package on offer.

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.
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Delhi institute barred from offering course in fashion

In a letter to the JD Institute of Fashion Technology following HT Education’s story on UGC rules violation, Karnataka-based state university, Kuvempu, asks it to stop giving out degrees to students outside the state with immediate effect.

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.

Exploring the depths of the ocean

Marine ConservationistMarine conservation is a very niche field but it has tremendous potential. Willpower and passion are the only qualifications you require.
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Review: Three Chinese smartphones to watch out for

A new phone is launched nearly every week. Chinese brands have also made their move into India. Do these less known brands have what it takes to survive in the Indian markets? HT takes a look.

Micromax launches LED TV, to be sold exclusively on Snapdeal

MicromaxPhone maker Micromax on Monday launched a 32-inch LED TV which would be sold exclusively on e-commerce platform Snapdeal.com.

Yahoo builds mobile muscle with Flurry buy

YahooYahoo continued its quest for renewed relevance with the purchase of a startup specializing in analyzing and making money from mobile applications.
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