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Hindustan Times Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Last Updated 15:35 IST 

Reports of Shiv Sena MPs 'force-feeding' Muslim staffer on fast trigger uproar in House

Lok Sabha members
Ruckus broke out in both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday over reports that some Shiv Sena parliamentarians had allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor on fast to eat a chapati last week. Shiv Sena MPs ‘force’ fasting Muslim staffer to eat | Poll: Who do you think is at fault in the controversy?

Plane with 16 coffins of MH17 victims leaves for Netherlands

People lay flowers

A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner took off on Wednesday from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands.

Defying flight ban, John Kerry lands in Tel Aviv to broker Gaza truce

Kerry9
Washington's top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv on Wednesday, defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed hundreds and hobbled Israel's main airport. Airlines cancel flights to Israel

Bangalore minor's rape: School chairman arrested for negligence

The Red Brigade
Rustam Kerwalla, chairman of Vibgyor High group of schools, has been arrested by the city police for his negligence in handling the case where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped in one of his institutions by a skating instructor.

Enough material against Dayanidhi Maran: AG to CBI

Woman abducted, gang-raped in Muzaffarnagar

Katju effect: Govt demands Manmohan's statement

Haryana AAP decides not to contest assembly polls

Bihar: Rajdhani pilot engine derails in Maoist attack

‘Infiltration’ from Bangladesh up 5 times in TMC rule

Wary of infighting, BJP not to name CM candidates

Delhi cops to keep an eye on vegetable prices

Ness Wadia locked me up, manhandled me: Preity

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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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Mary Kom trailer: Priyanka Chopra delivers a power punch

Priyanka Chopra

Make no mistake, Mary Kom is Priyanka Chopra's film through and through. While the actor delivers as the world boxing champion in the first trailer released today, the fact that she doesn't resemble Mary does bug you.

A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victims

MH17, Malaysian Airlines, Dutch embassy, canles, flowers, condolence
Malaysian flight MH17 took off around 12:15 pm on what should have been an 11 hour and 45 minute flight. It lasted two hours.

HT for Delhi | Unclog Delhi
Delhi traffic woes: RTR Flyover strangles approach to city

Delhi traffic
Five years ago, the Outer Ring Road’s south Delhi stretch was one of the most congested roads in the city. And the traffic didn’t move, it crawled. Five years and a series of flyovers later, the traffic on the stretch remains where it earlier was – in a snarl.

WATCH: Check out Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif chemistry in Bang Bang

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang
On the most peaceful day of the year, bullets will fly - that's the tagline of Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang and its teaser proves the film means it. The teaser has slick action, fast cars and Bollywood's most good-looking pair sharing sizzling chemistry.

Alia was right, I need help with my style sense: Parineeti Chopra

Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra is friends with all actors. Despite Alia Bhatt dissing her style sense on Koffee with Karan, she says the duo remain friends.

Thank you again Yo Yo Honey Singh: A rejoinder to the open letter

Yo Yo Honey Singh
After writing an open letter to Yo Yo Honey Singh, the author recieved a torrent of reactions -- from families who said Honey Singh is an integral part of their post-dinner get-togethers to those who advised him to switch off the TV instead of railing against the 'artist'.

Leopard strays into IIT-Bombay campus, efforts to rescue on

Yo Yo Honey Singh
A stray leopard entered into the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology at Powai in (IIT) Mumbai on Wednesday, officials said.

Good press, bad press: Evaluating Markandey Katju as PCI chief

Markandey Katju
The truth and timing of his allegations will continue to be debated, but this piece would like to focus on Justice Katju's official avatar. As chairperson of the Press Council of India (PCI), Katju's term is soon coming to an end. How will he be judged?
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New Zealand's Kane Williamson banned from bowling

Kane Williamson
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been banned from bowling his occasional off-spin in international cricket because of an illegal action, New Zealand Cricket said on Wednesday.

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BCCI uses Ahmedabad Test row to educate upcoming players

BCCI
India’s controversial decision not to enforce the follow-on in the 1999 Ahmedabad Test against New Zealand is among the big mysteries in Indian cricket. It is being used as educational reference.
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Beckham visits United as Van Gaal debut nears

Former Manchester United star David Beckham visited his former English club on Tuesday on the eve of new Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal's debut match against another of Beckham's clubs.

New Brazil coach Dunga promises organisation, planning

Dunga
Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has vowed to instil "organisation and planning" in the country's national team after being appointed Selecao coach for a second time.
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Wimbledon doubles champion Sock advances at Atlanta Open

Denis Istomin

Rising US talent Jack Sock eased past Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2 6-4 but Uzbek Denis Istomin put a dent in the large home field in the first round of the Atlanta Open on Tuesday.

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.
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Nifty hits life high on foreign buying, higher Asian stocks

Bombay Stock Exchange

The Nifty rose to a record high on Wednesday, led by gains in blue-chips such as ICICI Bank on continued foreign-investor buying, while higher Asian shares also helped sentiment.

Sensex up 133 points in early trade; Nifty regains 7,800-mark

Bombay Stock Exchange

Continuing its rising spree for the seventh straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 133 points in early trade on Wednesday as metals, FMCG, capital goods and PSU sector stocks led the rally on sustained capital inflows.

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Newest design trend: Digital art on canvas

Framed A new start-up has come up with a slick way of integrating the luxury product into your home. "Framed" is a HD-display screen set in a walnut frame which can be hung on your wall to display an infinite number of GIFs, videos, animations and graphics at the flick of a finger.
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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.

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.

Delhi institute barred from offering course in fashion

fashionIn 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.
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Google made failed bid for Spotify: report

Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Nvidia launches tablet for on-the-go gamers

Shield tabletUS computer chip maker Nvidia launched a high-performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device.

Review: Three Chinese smartphones to watch out for

RIMA 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.
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