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Hindustan Times Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated 10:32 IST 

BJP parliamentary panel in limbo over future of senior leaders, Shah seeks overhaul

Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah is not inclined at making cosmetic changes in the panel and wants a major overhaul. Shah wants 'functional' leaders in the panel who would be pressed into service to rebuild the party.

Pak troops violate ceasefire, two civilians killed, shelling on

A BSF soldier petrolling at Jammu Katra National highway
Two people were killed and seven others injured early on Saturday in heavy firing by the Pakistan Rangers on the BSF posts near the international border in RS Pura sector in Jammu district, police said.

If need be will take military action against Islamic State: US

Iraq violence
A top national security adviser to President Barack Obama said on Friday that if needed the US will undertake military action in Syria in pursuit of the Islamic State (IS).

LoP row: SC gives govt two weeks to find solution

‘Soft Hindutva’ plank for 2016 polls in Kerala

Maharashtra polls could be an expensive affair

Hamas kills 18 'spies' as Israeli strikes continue

High-level panel seeks overhaul of family laws

After 2 days, Irom Sharmila back in custody

US: Cop brands Ferguson protesters 'rabid dogs'

Mulayam trying hard to recapture west UP

Haryana govt in rush to give licences before polls

WHO, health ministry working on Ebola plan

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Our Take
PM wants action, DRDO must fire on all cylinders

Modi
A chalta hai attitude won’t do anymore. This was what Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently pointed out to the Defence Research and Development Organisation that has taken ages to conclude various weapon projects.

National Judicial Commission a welcome step, but it's not perfect

Supreme Court thumb
What matters now is how and with what objectivity and fairness we operate the new system. Institutions are only as good as their operators, writes Abhishek Singhvi.
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Mumbai isn't the city of dreams for nothing
'Uprising' in Pakistan
Freedom from dowry
Celebrating 175 years of photography

Still Fighting Fit
Movie review by Rashid Irani: The Expendables 3 is worth a watch

expendables 3
The muscle-bound gang of ageing action icons reunites for the third instalment of the testosterone-charged franchise. Setting out to reassert that age doesn’t matter. The Expendables 3 breaks no new ground, but is marginally more entertaining than its predecessors.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Best thing about Mardaani is the performances

Rani Mukerji, Mardaani
Post-interval, the story derails considerably. By the time we get to the climax, we are fully in avenging angel territory. And, just like in Singham Returns last week, the solutions suggested are problematic.

Noted Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at 81

UR Ananthamurthy

The 81-year-old writer, a die-hard socialist till the end, was hospitalised 10 days ago after he developed an infection in his lungs and bloodstream. He was on dialysis over the last three years after both his kidneys deteriorated.

Numbers game
25,000 flats on offer in DDA’s biggest-ever housing scheme

Delhi Development Authority
Delhi Development Authority announced on Friday that it will launch its biggest ever housing scheme on September 1, which will have more than 25,000 flats priced between Rs. 5.40 lakh and Rs. 1.2 crore.

Washington Post editorial board no longer using word 'Redskins'

Martellus Bennett
The Washington Post editorial board will generally avoid using the word 'Redskins' when referring to Washington's football team, it announced on Friday, saying the term denigrates Native Americans.

Delhi's Gymkhana Club may be shut on pollution charges

Children enjoying in a swimming pool at Gymkhana
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee said the club was using bore wells without authorisation, and had failed to ensure adequate waste management, reuse of treated wastewater and rainwater harvesting.

Davids and Goliaths: A look at the US Open first round draws

US Open Logo
With the US Open only three days to go, here is a look at some of the players hoping to cause first round upsets at the last Grand Slam of the season at Flushing Meadows in New York.

MADRAS DAY
Chennai for some, Madras for some: A City for everyone

Chennai Central railway station
Like every city, Chennai has two sides. But the city itself never discriminates. Everything depends on your choice. While Chennai is a city, Madras is an emotion.
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Debacle warrants answers from Dhoni: Stephen Fleming

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said India's disastrous performance in England had posed some tough questions to the skipper.

Ajmal to miss first 2 ODIs vs Sri Lanka for tests on action

Saeed Ajmal
Pakistan's leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.
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Atletico's Mandzukic strikes early to clinch Super Cup

Atletico Madrid
It was a fiery game at the Calderon in which Atletico coach Diego Simeone was sent off in the first half for protesting and Real's Luka Modric was dismissed in added time for a second yellow card.

Bayern Munich enjoy winning start to German title defence

Arjen Robben
Reigning German champions Bayern Munich got the new Bundesliga season off to a perfect start with a dramatic 2-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Friday.
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Injured Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

John Isner
Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury. It wasn't yet clear if the injury would affect his appearance in the US Open, which starts on Monday.

Wimbledon champion Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

Petra Kvitova
Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
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cities

Goldman Sachs in deal worth $1.2bn over US bond claims

Goldman Sachs
The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with the Wall Street powerhouse. Goldman Sachs sold the securities to the companies between 2005 and 2007.

What ails India’s banking sector?

bank strike
The Indian banking system is reeling under the burden of high non-performing assets (loans that borrowers have defaulted on repaying) amid allegations of corruption in high-level appointments and inadequate systemic safeguards.
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Reading Fifty Shades unhealthy for women, linked to violent relationships, binge drinking

Fifty Shades of Grey Read the blockbuster erotica that has sold over 100 million copies worldwide? Beware! A study says you are at an heightened risk of developing unhealthy sexual habits and binge drinking. There's more: you're likely to have a verbally abusive partner and eating disorders!
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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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Microsoft

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report

A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.

Tablets hit tipping point

 TabletMore than half of US consumers with an internet connection now own a tablet and while demand is starting to slow, the device still remains high on most people's future tech shopping lists.

Indian online market set to explode: Study

Taking Social Media too seriously?With the Indian online market set to explode, telecom companies stand to generate an additional revenue of $8 billion and EBITDA of $2.9 billion over the next three years, a joint study by Google and AT Kearney has forecast.
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