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In big infrastructure push, PM sets roads, rail, power targets

Maiden cabinet meeting of Modi govt
With the objective of boosting growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met the secretaries of nine economic ministries to outline a plan to put infrastructure development in top gear over the next two years.

UP on boil again, Sikh-Muslim clashes kill 3 in Saharanpur

Saharanpur, clash
Communal violence left Uttar Pradesh bloodied again with three killed and several injured in a clash between Sikhs and Muslims in Saharanpur on Saturday. Curfew was clamped and shoot-at-sight orders given against rioters.

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Lashkar followers in courtroom, Pak mulls in-camera 26/11 trial

Saharanpur, clash
Citing 'some fear' of the Lashkar-e-Taiba in the judiciary, the Nawaz Sharif government is pondering the possibility of holding in-camera proceedings to add speed to the 26/11 trial being conducted in an anti-terror court in Islamabad.

Police issue guidelines for Bangalore schools after six-year-old's rape

Bangalore child rape protest
In the fallout of alleged rape ofa six-year old girl at a public school that triggered public outrage, police on Saturday issued tough guidelines to schools in Bangalore for safety of children and warned of prosecution in the event of its non-compliance.

'AG view on LoP issue to please political masters'

Ranchi: Employee strips, gags girl in hospital room

Akal Takht intervenes: Sikh conventions called off

Desperate Kejriwal returns to protest hot spot

CBI : Sinha's wedding attendance 'social obligation'

In Nepal, Modi may visit Lumbini and Janakpur

PM aims to achieve ‘Surajya’ dream through website

UPSC protests now take political turn

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The fast and the furious, the few and far between

Budget papers
When I went to meet a minister of state (MoS) with independent charge of two key departments recently, I was struck by his electrified state and the hyperactivity around him says Sanjoy Narayan.

A hard habit to break: taxes won't reform smoke

Is it fair that governments unhesitatingly increase the tax on cigarettes with almost every budget they pass? No doubt this happens all over the world, says Karan Thapar
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Female Circumcision
Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi is making a debut in Bollywood and on Indian TV
Unclog Delhi
Hum Log
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Best of fashion from Couture India Week

Being Bhaijaan: Documentary explores why Salman clicks with India’s small towns

Salman Khan
Shabani Hassanwalia and Samreen Farouqui explore the world of self-conscious masculinity in their soon-to-be released film, Being Bhaijaan, in which Salman Khan is the trope for exploring the life of Shan Ghosh, a young Salman fan from the small town of Chhindwara in central India.

CWG 2014: Day 3 LIVE Chandela, Paul give India gold and silver in 10m air rifle

Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul

Young Rajasthan girl Apurvi Chandela got India its second gold from the shooting range winning the 10m Air Rifle event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday as compatriot Ayonika Paul boosted the medal tally with a silver.

CWG 2014: Pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat wins gold, Anisa Sayyed silver

Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat won the gold and Anisa Sayyed took silver in the women's 25 metre pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Glasgow on Saturday.

Dhoni slams 'hurtful' Jadeja fine over Anderson incident

Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has criticised the 'hurtful' decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja, saying the all-rounder had been the innocent party in an incident involving England's James Anderson.

India threatens to derail WTO deal, puts food security rider; US angry


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.

Cribbed about Delhi CWG? Look at what Indian athletes are being fed in Glasgow

The quality of food provided to athletes during the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Glasgow has been criticised by Raj Singh, chef de mission of the 215-member strong Team India, who feel the fare was better at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

This Week's Top Videos

Fifty Shades of Grey

The worldwide trailer release of Fifty Shades of Grey on Wednesday almost brought the Internet down. Watch that and more here in our selection of the best videos this week.

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

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.

Cook is still captain because of ECB politics: Pietersen

England's Kevin Pietersen
Alastair Cook has managed to hold onto England captaincy solely because of 'politics', says batsman Pietersen and insists that the disaster which the skipper is enduring in the series against India is something that he would not wish even for his worst enemy.

All eyes on Ishant as India aim to dish out more chin music

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.
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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

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'

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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Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors

Amazon Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. But after more than a year of mostly disappointing quarterly results, that faith is being tested.

Market extends record-breaking run, Sensex zooms 2%; IT shines

Bombay Stock Exchange

The market continued its north-bound journey for the second straight week, propelling both the key indices, Sensex and Nifty, to new peaks on buying in IT, tech, FMCG and pharma counters on uninterrupted foreign fund inflows and some robust Q1 earnings.

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5 exercises big on hype, but completely useless

slim Think if you exercise, it would definitely help you lose weight? Sadly, that's not always the case. Not all exercises are made equal, and some are literally useless when it comes to burning calories. We give you five such popular routines that do nothing for you. Read carefully.
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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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Millennium Vogue

Celkon launches 'slimmest' smartphone at Rs. 7,999

City-based mobile manufacturer Celkon Mobiles on Friday unveiled 'Millennium Vogue Q455' priced at Rs. 7,999, saying this is the slimmest smartphone in the country.

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

iPhone 4Users 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.

India records highest social networking growth: Study

InternetMore Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 % in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer.
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