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Hindustan Times Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Last Updated 00:28 IST 

After Iraq, Libya new horror, govt moves to get Indians out

Indian evacuees
The Indian embassy in Tripoli is in touch with the citixens through 62 coordinators and Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who chaired a review meeting on Tuesday, has ordered the deployment of additional staff to speed up the process of getting them home.

CWG 2014: Sushil Kumar wins gold, India bag 4 medals in wrestling

Sushil Kumar CWG 2014
Amit Kumar beat Nigeria's Ebikweminomo 6-2 to win the gold medal in the men's 57kg freestyle wrestling event. In shooting, Sanjeev Rajput won the silver medal and Gagan Narang won the bronze medal in the men's in 50m Rifle three positions.

Put WTO's Bali agreement on hold, India to tell John Kerry

John Kerry
India will push for the trade facilitation agreement to be put on hold until a permanent solution on public stockholding for food security is found, during US secretary of state John Kerry’s visit beginning Wednesday.

Saharanpur's pride: Sikh man helps Muslim employees celebrate Eid

Saharanpur

The exhibition of brotherhood in Saharanpur's furniture market is nothing new. For, the people of various communities working here have weathered the post-Babri Mosque demolition storm. This time, too, they believe the crisis will soon be over.

Bangalore rape: Two gym instructors arrested

VVIP chopper deal: Finmeccanica settles deal with Italy prosecutors

Govt will ‘tread cautiously’ over GM crop trials

Tapas Pal case: Didi's govt against probe order

Israel knocks out Gaza grid, digs in for long fight

Modi coins new farm mantra: Per drop, more crop

Dozens killed in terror attack in China's Xinjiang

'Forced-feeding' row: Top cleric criticises Modi

Navy takes stern steps to check mishaps

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Our Take
Kerry visit: India, US need to get past bumps that have emerged

John Kerry
India-US ties have, in recent years, been marked by lofty rhetoric, high ambition, intensive engagement and underwhelming outcomes.

Food for thought: No roadmap for cold chains in this budget

Food Corporation of India
It is known that over one-third of India’s fruit and vegetables valued at over Rs. 13,000 crore is wasted annually in the absence of adequate refrigerated storage infrastructure and logistics deficiencies, writes Kunal Bose.
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No country for children
Riteish Deshmukh
In pics: Feasting on Eid-ul-fitr
Haryana
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!

India battling to avoid follow-on in Southampton Test

India are struggling to avoid the follow-on after losing eight wickets on the third day of the third Test in Southampton, in reply to England's first innings score of 569 for seven declared. The visitors' hopes rest with skipper MS Dhoni, who ended the day unbeaten on 50.

Salman's Eid gift: Being Human to fund treatment of 100 kids with heart ailments

Salman Khan
Salman Khan may not have made the most intelligent movies or pulled off some smart moves in real life, but he certainly has a wide fan base. His fans swear he is all heart and his latest gesture is in keeping with the philanthropy he is associated with.

Too pretty to play volleyball? Kazakh player becomes new internet sensation

Sabina Altynbekova

It took just a few days for Sabina Altynbekova, an under-19 female volleyball player from Kazakhstan,  to hit stardom. After some performances during a youth tournament in Taipei last week, the attractive sportswoman has pocketed more than 200,000 subscribers in her Instagram account.

Apple slashes Mac Book Pro price in India by Rs. 11,000

Retina display

Tech giant Apple on Tuesday reduced the price of its 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 78,900. The California-headquartered firm also updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors.

'Strange-looking animal' sparks panic inside Parliament complex

Palm civet (representative photo). AFP
The appearance of a 'strange-looking' visitor from the animal world inside the Parliament complex sparked panic within the heavily-fortified compound and threw the security staff there into a tizzy.

Flipkart raises $1 bn in funds, largest ever by an Indian e-commerce firm

Flipkart
India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart on Tuesday said it has raised $1 billion (over Rs. 6,000 crore) in fresh funding from a group of investors, the largest so far in the fiercely competitive online shopping segment in the country.

Don't watch Salman Khan's Kick on Eid: Bhopal maulavis

Salman Khan in Kick
Syed Mushtaq Nadvi refrains from naming the person, whose film he wants devotees to shun to "break the tradition" of Eid releases. But the message is clear: Kick out Salman’s latest film from your Eid itinerary.

Groan alert? Facebook will soon 'force' you to download its messenger app

Facebook logo
'In the next few days, we are continuing to notify more people that if they want to send and receive Facebook messages, they will need to download the Messenger app,' said an official statement from Facebook.

Disaster-hit Uttarakhand slips out of top ten tourist destinations

Uttarakhand floods
Uttarakhand may be 'simply heaven' with its picture-postcard locations and pilgrimages but tourists seem to be abandoning the land of the 'char dhams'.
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England's Moeen Ali barred from wearing Gaza wristbands

Moeen Ali
England's Moeen Ali has been warned by world cricket chiefs not to wear wristbands declaring his support for the people of Gaza again during international matches.

Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20

bowler Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September.

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Manchester City beats Milan 5-1 in Champions Cup


Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 Sunday in the International Champions Cup.

Arsenal signing Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina

Arsenal

Goalkeeper David Ospina is signing with Arsenal after helping Colombia reach the World Cup quarterfinals.

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Wimbledon semi-finalist Dimitrov pulls out with flu

Grigor Dimitrov
Ninth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, coming off a Wimbledon semi-final run, pulled out of next week's ATP Washington Open after doctors diagnosed him on Sunday with the flu and a sinus infection.

Sania breaks down, asks why she has to 'assert Indianness'

Ranbir
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza broke down on Friday during an interview to a TV news channel, saying she did not deserve to have to prove her 'Indianness' repeatedly.
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Audi leads, Merc plays catch-up with new launches

2013 Audi A8 facelift review, test drive

German luxury carmaker Audi withstood pressure from its country rival Mercedes to stay ahead in the race to the top of the luxury car market in India in the first half of 2014.

World trade talks stutter over India stand

WTO
Global trade negotiators met at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters on Tuesday to break an impasse after India took a firm stand last week that it will only back a worldwide reform of customs rules.
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Take a stylish dip: Where are the chicest pools on earth? Dream Paris

pool Want to unwind? Think Paris, where graffiti, art deco and sun loungers go hand in hand at one of the city's 1930s haunts, Le Molitor. It features a heated outdoor 46m summer pool, a 33m, glass-roofed, mosaic winter pool and the most stylish sundeck in the city. Vive l'été!
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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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Facebook launches bookmarking feature 'Save'

Facebook has launched a new tool that lets users store links from News Feed and Facebook Pages for places, events, movies, TV shows, and music to a list where they can view them later.

2.5 billion smartphone users globally by 2015: report

people on phonesNearly 2.5 billion people or 35 % of the global population is expected to use smartphones by the end of 2015, says the latest report of US-based industry tracker Strategy Analytics.

Device that reads sleep patterns

A sleeping womanCombining information on your sleep patterns with what is going on around you, this new device will wake you up at the perfect moment.
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