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Hindustan Times Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Last Updated 10:18 IST 

Congress not eligible for Leader of Oppn post in Lok Sabha: Mukul Rohatgi to Speaker

Congress president Sonia Gandhi
The Congress is not eligible for the post of Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha as it does not have the requisite strength (10% of total seats), attorney general Mukul Rohatgi has told Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Air Algerie jet crash: French troops guard site, first images emerge

Air Alegerie, plane crash
French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in Mali. France's interior minister said on Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, though it was likely due to bad weather.

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules, prompts angry US rebuke

WTO

India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically.

Israel and Hamas declare 12-hour Gaza truce; death toll at 884

Gaza City
The Israeli military and Hamas said on Saturday that they would observe a 12-hour ceasefire. A statement from the Hamas-run interior ministry in Gaza warned people not to approach bombed-out buildings.

Jadeja fined 50% match fee for spat with Anderson

1 killed, 4 injured in grenade attack in Baramulla

7 killed in Indian Air Force chopper crash in UP

Losing Indonesia prez candidate challenges results

Dead engineer in transfer list, govt to probe

Won't allow injustice to UPSC aspirants: Govt

SC pulls up centre for laxity in acid attack cases

Kolkata tutor arrested, husband still on the run

Jihadists kill 50 Syria troops in ambush: monitor

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Our take
Budget shows that pro-business can also be pro-poor

Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley’s remarks that a pro-business government can also be pro-poor put things in the right perspective. Under the UPA, business had come to acquire negative connotations.

Kargil Vijay Diwas must be commemorated, not politicised

Kargil war
In commemorating Kargil Vijay Diwas with the solemnity and honour it deserves, the Narendra Modi government will not only be correcting a wrong, it will also draw attention to the unfinished agenda for those who have served and serve in our armed forces, writes Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
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Female Circumcision
Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi is making a debut in Bollywood and on Indian TV
Unclog Delhi
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Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Best of fashion from Couture India Week

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Salman Khan's Kick is all charisma, zero craft

Kick
The first thing you should know about Kick is that it is an outrageously silly film. It lurches from a thwarted love story to infantile comedy to slick action to shamelessly manipulative melodrama without any attempt at coherence or consistency, writes Anupama Chopra.

15 years post Kargil: Military may be ready, but still a long way off

Kargil
Fifteen years after the Indian army evicted Pakistani intruders from the heights of Kargil, an NDA government is back in power with promises to ensure that India is never surprised again. But it has a long way to go. Up, close, personal: Sharing pain, joy, tears and history with Kargil heroes

CWG 2014: Bindra guns down gold after 16-yr-old Malaika's silver showing

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Abhinav Bindra stole the limelight by clinching a gold medal while unheralded teenager Malaika Goel bagged a silver as shooters added two more medals to India's kitty on the second day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games. ‘The Secret’ to Malaika Goel's success story revealed

Apple iPhones allow extraction of personal data, text messages, researcher finds

iPhone 4
Users are not notified that the services are running and cannot disable them, researcher Zdziarski said. There is no way for iPhone users to know what computers have previously been granted trusted status via the backup process or block future connections.

Muslim hoteliers boycott US products to protest against Israeli strikes in Gaza

coca cola
Muslims in Mumbai are protesting Israel’s military operation in Gaza and look who’s feeling the heat — foreign food and drink companies such as PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Nestle and Kraft.

Glasgow dreams: Of runaway boys and a wish come true

Glasglow
Glasgow is currently a pool of dreams and ambitions. Here are some stories of young men from India who fled from their home and landed in the city for a passion that couldn't be supressed anymore.

HT Analysis
AAP’s dilemma: To spread out thin or focus only on Delhi?

Aam Aadmi Party logo, AAP
AAP has a decision to make at it's national executive meet- whether to invest all its energy in the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi or contest simultaneously the elections in Haryana and Maharashtra.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: The Grand Budapest Hotel is a trip to bountiful

Ralph Fiennes
A comic caper tinged with melancholy, Anderson’s eighth feature is mostly set in a fictional East European republic during the early 1930s. In the leads, both Ralph Fiennes and newcomer Tony Revolori deliver sparkling comedic turns. Rashid Irani writes.
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All eyes on Ishant as India aim to keep chin music on against England

Ishant Sharma
In Friday's nets, lanky India pacer Ishant Sharma was testing out his new-found confidence as a bowler with a lethal bouncer on his teammates.

Amla, De Villiers dig in for South Africa in second Test against Sri Lanka

Ishant Sharma
South Africa batted cautiously to reach 98 for three as they try to preserve their 1-0 lead in the series in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka on Friday.
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Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea on one-year deal

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba completed a remarkable return to Chelsea on Friday, signing a one-year deal to rejoin the club where he wrote his name into the record books and spearheaded the most successful period in their history.

Neymar's brain on auto-pilot while dribbling: Japan neurologists

Neymar
Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10% the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologists.
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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.

Top seed Cirstea falls, Svitolina advances in Baku

Sorana Cirstea
Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round on Thursday.
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Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance

Apple
IBM Corp's recent move to partner with Apple Inc to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now.

HT Media revenue up 3% to Rs. 585 cr

Hindustan Times
HT Media Ltd (HTML) on Friday reported a 3% year-on-year rise in net revenue for the April-June quarter to Rs. 585.9 crore, from Rs. 568.5 crore last year, led by an increase in advertising and circulation revenues.
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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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Apple iPhones allow extraction of personal data, text messages, researcher finds

Users are not notified that the services are running and cannot disable them, researcher Zdziarski said. There is no way for iPhone users to know what computers have previously been granted trusted status via the backup process or block future connections.

Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers

Amazon Fire PhoneAmazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

Consumers choosing phablets over tablets

 TabletDemand for iPads in particular is cooling but that doesn't mean that tablets are going out of fashion, and sales are expected to continue to grow over the course of the year, albeit at a slower rate.
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