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Hindustan Times Friday, July 11, 2014 | Last Updated 18:47 IST 

PM Modi accepts Obama's invite, says expects 'result-oriented visit' to US

Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama on Friday formally invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Washington in September saying he wants to "work closely with Prime Minister to make India-US relations a defining partnership for the 21st century".

Modi's 'thank you, voter' budget has ideas from his poll campaign

PM Narendra Modi
Arun Jaitley’s marathon speech on Thursday could well be seen as Narendra Modi’s message of thanks to voters who carried him to Delhi in May and an appeal to those who will soon vote in assembly elections.
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Drought fears loom over north India

Agartala
A drought at this point will make it almost impossible for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to deliver on many of the promises made in its maiden budget on Thursday, and complicate it efforts to tame inflation and revive economic growth.

Neymar backs 'friend' Messi as Argentina, Germany prepare

Messi and Neymar
Tearful Brazil star Neymar says he is prepared to set aside the historical rivalry between South America's two footballing heavyweights as he wants four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi to win the World Cup when Argentina meets Germany in Sunday's final.

Industrial production grows at 4.7% in May

LeT founder Saeed addresses seminar in Lahore HC

'iPhone a threat to China national security'

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, local trains running late

Man sets self ablaze outside Berlin Libyan Embassy

Delhiites can now book auto through smartphone

LS passes Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill

UK varsity to honour Indian-origin journalist, doc

Barcelona reach agreement for Luis Suarez

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By invitation
Budget 2014-15: No choice but to grasp the nettle

Arun Jaitley

The NDA’s budget is commendable, but the worth of any of these initiatives is only as good as the quality of its implementation. Much depends on how much the new political-bureaucratic set-up can deliver. Pulin B Nayak writes

Our take
Well begun, but Arun Jaitley has many more miles to go

Arun Jaitley

The finance minister aims to mend public finances, keep policies consistent and taxes non-adversarial. But, these are extraordinary times.

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Movie review: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is a smart take on DDLJ

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya for wonderful performances, Ashutosh Rana and smart screenplay. But do remember it's one of the dreamy, larger-than-life and low on logic Bollywood movies, writes Sweta Kaushal.

First trailer: Ajay Devgn is back with Singham Returns

Singham Returns
Bollywood's box-office king Rohit Shetty is back with his Golmaal pair -- Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor. Watch out for the oomph factor: Amol Gupte and Kareena careening on an auto!

Mascherano in doubt for final after 'eye-watering' anus injury

Argentina's Javier Mascherano celebrates after Argentina defeated the Netherlands. (AP Photo)
Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano has revealed that he suffered an eye-watering injury as he tore his anus while making his crucial, last-ditch tackle in their World Cup semifinal win over the Netherlands.

Ek Villain crosses Rs. 100 crore mark

Riteish Deshmukh
Ek Villain's blazing run at the box office continues. This Mohit Suri-directed, Sidharth Malhotra-Shraddha Kapoor-Riteish Deshmukh-starrer has entered the Rs. 100 crore club in just the second week of its release.

Shouts, giggles, selfies and flirting: Sex museum gets New Yorkers in the mood

Museum of Sex
A flirty exhibition inspired by the naughtiness of an old-fashioned British or French funfair, is a hit attraction in New York this summer. Visitors are flocking to the Museum of Sex to jump up and down on giant inflatable breasts among other mildly titillating and fun things.

'Weak link' Hoewedes out to keep Messi quiet

Benedikt Hoewedes

The defender branded Germany's 'weakest link' says he is ready for the toughest job in football: keeping Lionel Messi quiet in Sunday's World Cup final.

World's highest railway bridge, taller than Eiffel, being built in the Himalayas

World's highest railway bridge

Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world's highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016. The arch-shaped steel structure is being constructed over the Chenab River.

Movie review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is brainy, entertaining

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
From great special effects to brilliant performances, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has it all. A worthy successor to the first part, it is for viewers who want their entertainment with a twist of intellect.
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FIFA fines Argentina for snubbing media

Argentina vs Belgium
Argentina have been fined 300,000 Swiss francs ($336,000) for failing to bring players to four pre-match news conferences during the World Cup, FIFA said in a statement on Friday.

With the exit of Brazil, Kolkata roots for Messi and his band

Brazil fans
Rarely have bookies and fans differed so sharply as in the World Cup final on Sunday night. Kolkata bookies are favouring Germany but citizens of Bengal and overwhelmingly betting on Argentina's Latin American brand of football.
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1st Test: India looks to press on advantage against England on Day 3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
India number 11 Mohammed Shami embarrassed England with the bat and then ensured home captain Alastair Cook's poor run of scores continued as the tourists seized control of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

Gavaskar was as good as Tendulkar, Bradman: Nadkarni

Gavaskar
The modern generation of cricket followers might feel Sachin Tendulkar is the last word in batting, but for people of the previous generation or even older, Sunil Gavaskar was as good a batsman, according to former Test all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.

Defeated Federer pledges Wimbledon return next year

Roger Federer
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer insists his agonising final defeat against Novak Djokovic won't be his farewell to the All England Club.
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Sensex tanks 348 points on sell-off, worst weekly loss since Dec 2011

The benchmark Sensex on Friday erased initial gains to plunge over 348 points, posting its worst weekly loss in over two and a half years, on disappointment over the Union Budget and fresh debt concerns in Portugal.

Boeing, Emirates finalise order for 150 airplanes worth $56 bn

An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300 aircraft
Boeing and Emirates Airline have finalised an order for 150 777Xs airplanes for $56 billion at list prices.
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Shouts, giggles, selfies and flirting: Sex museum gets New Yorkers in the mood

Museum of Sex A flirty exhibition inspired by the naughtiness of an old-fashioned British or French funfair, is a hit attraction in New York this summer. Visitors are flocking to the Museum of Sex to jump up and down on giant inflatable breasts among other mildly titillating and fun things.
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Hyundai's Eon 1.0 Kappa reviewed

Hyundai's Eon 1.0 Kappa reviewedFor buyers impressed by the Eon’s looks but put off by its underwhelming 0.8-litre engine, Hyundai has just introduced a new variant of the car. It’s got Hyundai’s larger 1.0-litre Kappa engine that comes with the promise of giving it more go.

Suzuki's V-Storm Reviewed

Suzuki's V-Storm ReviewedAdventure biking is all about being able to blast down any road, be it smooth tarmac or broken trails.
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Designing that perfect smile

Dentistry is emerging as a lucrative career option, thanks to advancements in science and growing  awareness among patients.

When risks offer opportunities

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Acting your way to success

theatre artisteA theatre artiste performs an act in public or on a stage. According to Abdul Latif Khatana, a theatre artiste and former director of National School of Drama, a theatre artiste should be able to concentrate, listen, observe and think critically.
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LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.

New hack lets you brain-control Google Glass

MindRDR appA new hack for the ingenious Google Glass enables users to control the device, and take pictures, just with brainwaves.

Smartphone sales to hit 2 billion by 2018

SmartphoneSome 2 billion smartphones will be sold in 2018, compared to an estimated 1.25 billion in 2014, according to the latest forecasts from ABI Research. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 12 % over the forecast period, from 2014 to 2019.
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