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Hindustan Times Friday, August 01, 2014 | Last Updated 13:33 IST 

John Kerry meets PM Modi, says India's refusal to sign WTO deal sends wrong signal

Narendra Modi, John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry told PM Narendra Modi on Friday that India's refusal to sign a global trade deal had sent the wrong signal, and urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible.

Pune landslide: Death toll hits 51, hopes for survivors fade

Malin village landslide
The death toll from a landslide that engulfed the entire Malin village in Pune district rose to 51 as heavy rains on Friday hampered efforts by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris. Were eco warnings on Malin ignored?

Delhi: Killer e-rickshaw driver was out on bail in gang-rape case

E-rickshaw
The driver of the e-rickshaw whose reckless driving resulted in the death of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy was apprehended on Thursday. Police said the 17-year-old had earlier been caught last year in connection with six-year-old girl's gang rape and was out on bail.

Sierra Leone announces emergency measures as Ebola death toll hits 729

Ebola
Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll hit 729 in West Africa.

Israel, Gaza militants start 72-hour ceasefire

Assam: 3 Ulfa (I) men killed in powerful IED blast

India demands concessions, WTO trade deal 'stuck'

Taiwan: Powerful gas blasts kill 25, injure 267

5 workers killed in Chhattisgarh factory blast

Firms focus on investment, Jindal joins club

Javadekar in a cleft stick over GM crop future

Saharanpur main accused lives off land disputes

Heavy rains approaching northern states: Met dept

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What Modi should do to set new template for India-Nepal ties

Narendra Modi
The success of Narendra Modi’s Nepal policy depends on how he tackles political change in Kathmandu, writes Prashant Jha.

Our Take
Farm to fork, our food is becoming a toxic cocktail

Chicken 3
The indiscriminate antibiotics use, leading to resistance, has happened because India has no regulation on controlling the use in the poultry industry, or to control sales of antibiotics to the industry.
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Multimedia

Gaza's children survive shell shock
Manto
Sushil Kumar: The Desi Superhero
KBC
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Smart way to sell a smartphone

Some part of Sonia Gandhi is not Indian, she’s ruthless: Natwar Singh

natwar singh

Former Gandhi family loyalist K Natwar Singh kicked up another political storm on Thursday by raking up Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origins in a television interview.

Dead cows to cars: Smugglers come up with innovative ways to bring in gold

gold
India is scrambling to crack down on a new gold smuggling tactic that it fears could accelerate a flood of illegal imports of the precious metal into the world's second-biggest buyer.

Hema Malini to romance Rajkummar Rao in Shimla Mirchi

Hema Malini, Rajkummar Rao
Ramesh Sippy's Shimla Mirchi is set to bring together one of the most unlikely pairs on the big screen. Rajkummar Rao will romance Bollywood’s original Dream Girl, Hema Malini in Shimla Mirchi.

Miraculous escape for three-month-old baby, family in Malin village

Heavy machinery
Amidst the grave tragedy in Malin, the village almost entirely wiped out by a landslide in Maharashtra, rescue teams on Thursday dug out a three-month-old infant and his mother safely from the debris, officials said.

First poster: Aamir Khan bares all for PK

Aamir Khan, PK
The first poster of Rajkumar Hirani's PK is out and it has set tongues wagging all around. In a first-of-its-kind in Bollywood, Aamir Khan, who stars opposite Anushka Sharma, has gone all nude for this one. SEE PIC

Shah Rukh Khan to team up with British TV producer Simon Cowell?

shah rukh khan
Reports suggest that the British TV producer and the Bollywood actor are set to come together for a live event being organised in Mumbai. The event will also be aired on the small screen.

Have achhe din arrived? Sorry, PMO doesn't have it on records

Modi
Early this month, Modi’s office received a query under RTI that if the PMO has witnessed the arrival of achhe din since May 16. The PMO expressed inability to answer the apparently mischievous query.

CWG Day 8: Gowda wins discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita shine

Babita Kumari, Yogeshwar Dutt, Vikas Gowda

The Indian contingent at Glasgow won three golds on Thursday, thanks to wrestlers Babita Kumari and Yogeshwar Dutt and discus thrower Vikas Gowda at the Commonwealth Games.

Cricket can wait, two Indian-origin Israeli youngsters respond to call of military duty

Ronen Waskar
In the dance of death in the Israel-Hamas conflict, there is an Indian connect, a tale of two young men, who insist duty to their adopted nation comes first but hope things will calm down soon so that they can swap the army gear for cricket attire.
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Have to rethink our four-bowler strategy, says Dhoni after drubbing

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The India skipper blamed on Thursday his batsmen for the 'soft dismissals' which saw them suffer an embarrassing 266-run defeat, and said the team would need to discuss its four-bowler strategy.

England vs India 3rd Test: Visitors lose by 266 runs

Alastair Cook
Moeen Ali ended with a 6-wicket haul in the 2nd innings at England to beat India by 266 runs in the 3rd Test at Southampton. The five Test series is now level at 1-1.
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Brazil pin-up Neymar mobbed in Japan

Neymar
Tokyo caught "Neymar fever" on Thursday when the Brazilian superstar jetted into the Japanese capital sporting sunglasses, baseball cap and designer stubble on a whistle-stop visit to sign a sponsorship deal with a bed manufacturer.

I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return

Luiz Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence.
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Video: Sabine Lisicki fires fastest ever serve at a WTA event

Sabine Lisicki
German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

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.
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Argentine markets fall post-default, NY hearing on Friday

Argentina's President
Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years following the collapse of last-ditch talks with holdout creditors.

Alibaba invests $120 million in Kabam in latest US deal

Alibaba
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested $120 million in San Francisco-based mobile games studio Kabam, the latest in a string of US investments intended to build up the Chinese online retailer's presence in the world's biggest Internet arena.
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UPSC protest

Unfair advantage

Hindi-medium ­candidates are ­demanding the scrapping of CSAT as, they say, it gives unfair advantage to English-medium aspirants

The big jobs generator

A desk job can cause early deathAccording to Harvard Business Review, the role of a data scientist is the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’. In India too, the demand for data scientists, data visualisers, managers and analysts is surging.

IIMs, IITs offer big data programmes

IIT studentsDespite the growing popularity of data analytics as a highly lucrative career, there are not many relevant full-time courses available in India and abroad. However, there are some certificate and online courses on offer. One such is the postgraduate certificate course in business analytics by NIIT Ltd.
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Blackberry

BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users

BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients.

Apple TV next gen premiere delayed

AppleThe launch of the eagerly awaited next generation of the company's set-top-box that allows consumers to cut the TV viewing cord, download film, watch TV on demand and access a host of apps might not go on sale until 2015 due to problems with US cable companies.

Facebook unveils free Internet app

FacebookFacebook on Thursday unveiled an app to allow people around the world with mobile phones but no Internet access to access online services for health, education and basic communications.
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