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Hindustan Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Last Updated 14:38 IST 

Who is the masked man who beheaded American journalist? A manhunt on for his capture

James Foley
The Guardian reports the militant with British accent is an intelligent, educated and a devout believer in radical Islamic teachings.
ISIS releases 'video showing beheading' of US journalist

Another CM targeted at Modi rally, Hemant Soren booed in Ranchi

Hemant Soren
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren  was booed by the crowd while sharing the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ranchi on Thursday, just two days  after  his Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda faced a similar humiliation.

Peaceful voting in bypolls in 4 states, all eyes on Lalu-Nitish tie-up in Bihar

Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to extend its gain after the spectacular win in the Lok Sabha elections in the by-elections being held in four states on Thursday.

After release, Irom supporters fear re-arrest

BCCI now has a 'Yes Man' in Ravi Shastri

Judges' appointment system: SC to hear pleas

Government forces AIIMS whistleblower officer out

Chavan to skip Modi’s meeting after BJP boos Hooda

Assam: Army in troubled Golaghat district

Pak govt to meet protest leaders for 2nd day

Match making portal for IIT, IIM graduates

PM to dedicate Nagpur power plant to nation today

China tries five cult members for McDonald's murder

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TRS doesn't seem to have a blueprint for the way ahead

Chandrasekhar Rao
Telangana has run into a second phase of problems just after the birth of the new state. After the creation of a new entity, the TRS leadership does not appear to have a blueprint for the way ahead.

Our Take
Pakistan crisis will weaken Sharif's authority significantly

Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif is expected to hold on to power but this crisis will weaken his authority significantly. His tenure has been forgettable so far, marked by a failure to govern with the degree of urgency that Pakistan needs.
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Youth Survey 2014
Mumbai isn't the city of dreams for nothing
'Uprising' in Pakistan
Freedom from dowry
Celebrating 175 years of photography

Giant set to bring Rs. 10.6-lakh cycle to India

The Propel Advanced SL 0
Top bike maker Giant is set to bring the world’s fastest bicycle, Propel Advanced SL 0, to India at a sticker price that will put a Harley Davidson to shame — Rs. 10.6 lakh.

Movie review: The Expendables 3 runs out of steam

expendables 3
Sylvester Stallone and his numerous comrades ensure that the film is packed with enough action and firepower. It is the story, screenplay, performances and dialogues which lack muscle.

#InstaFamous: World's 'selfie queen' posts 200 self portraits a week!

Mortao Maotor
Do you know who is the world's selfie queen? Forget Kim Kardashian, and rather meet a mysterious Thai woman who has posted over 12,000 selfies on various social media platforms and can be considered for the top post.

Surfing the Net for long is not a bad habit but an addiction

A Facebook user
According to the findings of a survey on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the US, the Internet is a kind of stimulant for these kids and social networking sites along with online video games provide the perfect outlet to these children.

5 Indian firms among Forbes' most innovative companies

Forbes
Five Indian companies, including Hindustan Unilever and Tata Consultancy Services, are among Forbes' list of the world's 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to 'generate big, new growth ideas'.

Red, green, then saffron: It’s TMC versus BJP in West Bengal

Left in West Bengal

Red doesn’t fade into saffron. But Trinamool Congress finds the impossible happening in her state — hordes of CPI(M) workers, even district level functionaries, are joining the Parivar.

Readership figures
HT far ahead of rivals, confirms fresh audit

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This puts at rest, once and for all, the debate over the past six months wherein some readership figures had witnessed a dip compared to past surveys, thereby prompting some publishers to raise questions about IRS’ accuracy.

Girl cooks up kidnapping plot to hide ‘beer’ truth from her parents

Beer
A 15-year-old school girl made up the sensational story of her kidnapping, molestation and harassment because she did not want her family to know about a random ‘beer party’ that she went to with her cousin.
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My role doesn't undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Duncan Fletcher
Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian cricket side, newly-appointed team director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher.

BCCI needs to handle Aaron with care: John Gloster

Varun Aaron
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) must take special care of injury-prone fast bowler Varun Aaron to ensure he has a long and successful  international career, feels former national team physio John Gloster.
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Modric extends contract with Real Madrid

Luka Modric
Spanish football giants Real Madrid confirmed that the club had reached an agreement with Croatian international midfielder Luka Modric to extend his contract until the end of June 2018.

Pakistan expose India’s lack of experience, win friendly 2-0

U-23 football
The inexperience of the Indian team was on full display as the team slumped to a 0-2 loss to the much-lower ranked Pakistani side in the second of the two friendlies played at the Bangalore Football stadium.
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Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Federer second

Novak Djokovic
Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.

Nadal will not be able to defend his US Open title due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the US Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins.
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Indian firms tool up for defence orders on Modi's 'Buy India' pledge

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Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.

Bill for defunct SIM: Reliance to pay Rs. 25,000

RIM
Reliance Communications Ltd has been asked by a consumer forum here to give a compensation of Rs. 25,000 to a man for issuing a mobile bill for a non-functional SIM.
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B-school

You’ve got the job!

Pre-placement trends at IIMs and other top B-schools this season across the country are hinting at a job market revival. IIM Calcutta, for instance, has seen a robust scenario of pre-placement offers.

A rejuvenating career

spaThe wellness industry in India has evolved rapidly in the last few years. Improved health awareness and exposure to global beauty and ­fashion trends are driving growth in the wellness space.

Perfectly cut out for you

Neeta LullaIf you are creative and love working with fabrics and design, a career in fashion designing could be right up your alley.
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Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Barnes & Noble, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Asian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone calls

phabletsPhablets have been big in Asia for some time -- their sales already outstrip those of notebooks and tablets in the region. However it appears that sometimes phablets just aren't big enough.

Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'

FacebookFacebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.
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