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Can one-man army Messi win the World Cup for Argentina?

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi may have heard a million times now that Argentina are the underdogs in the World Cup final. To prove everybody wrong in the battlefield of his mind, Messi just needs to rewind to an Evening in Paris and to the two words that have a similar ring: Merci Zizou. Read: Germany don't expect any gift

Shakira, Santana, samba for closing ceremony at Maracana

Colombian singer Shakira performs during the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Colombian star Shakira, Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana, Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo and a samba school will lead the musical entertainment at Sunday's World Cup closing ceremony.

Modi spells out foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach, seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crises and security threats.

EC showcauses Ashok Chavan for not lodging poll expenses as per law

Ashok Chavan
The poll panel slapped a showcause notice on ex-Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in a paid news case, asking why he should not be disqualified.

Saradha scam: CBI may quiz Mithun Chakraborty

Five more infants die in WB hospital, toll touches 12

Israel harshens air raids on Gaza, toll hits 166

Reforms should be acceptable to political system: Jaitley

Iraq: Sex workers slain amid culture of fear, secrecy

Lalu to record statement in fodder scam case

Ram Naik, 4 other BJP leaders finalised as guvs

Monsoon rains lash Delhi, Noida; end heat wave

Assam: 3 more bodies found, curfew continues

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Modi management needed for budget proposals to sail through

Construction work
Arun Jaitley, who is handicapped by the interim budget, needs to first get things back to normal. The big-ticket reforms will take more time. NK Singh writes.

Our Take
A history of arrogance: getting it wrong in Kashmir again

Jammu and Kashmir Police passing-out parade Lethpora Srinagar
The authorities in Kashmir rarely miss an opportunity to alienate the people of the Valley. In an appalling incident last week, the Jammu and Kashmir Police stopped a public lecture by historian, Mridu Rai.
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Outstanding Messi
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Bastian Schweinsteiger is the Rahul Dravid of German football

One is a footballer who has made 107 appearances for his side, the other a cricketer with over 24,000 international runs. Both are known for their tireless work ethics and devotion towards the team. Both have been over-shadowed during their prime because of the presence of more 'flamboyant' players in the team.

Man clicks selfie with bulls at San Fermin fiesta, may face $4000 fine

Selfie with bulls
A daredevil participant in the running of the bulls festival in Spain may be slapped with a $4,100 fine after he took an extremely dangerous selfie by snapping himself inches from a group of charging animals.

Beat it, cricket: India gives Test series a miss for football

Di Maria
Cricket is unlikely to make us set our alarm for 3:00am. It is unlikely to make us stay awake till 1:30am. Football has reminded us what cricket once was. It has also told us what cricket will be never again, writes Sandipan Sharma.

IGI airport is new hub for those in transit

Before the launch of Terminal 3 at the Delhi airport, domestic and international flights used to operate from separate terminals. After T3 become operational, three airlines moved in making it an integrated terminal for both international and domestic transit passengers.

Tatas’ JLR developing ‘self-learning intelligent’ car


Tata group’s flagship Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing cars that will offer a completely personalised driving experience and help prevent accidents by reducing driver distraction.

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Cops bust gambling den of Gujarati businessmen

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The Bangalore City Police arrested 59 businessmen from Gujarat after they were caught red-handed at a gambling den in the city on Friday. The businessmen, many of whom are wealthy diamond merchants, had flown in to the city on a special flight for a weekend of gambling.

Spotlight on Kerala nurses: What prompts them to leave India?

nurses in Iraq, Kochi
The return from Iraq has lobbed certain questions at the Kerala nursing fraternity. It believes it has to answer them, both for self-clarification and to explain why things are the way they are, writes Paramita Ghosh.

US plane with 168 passengers struck by lightning


Over 160 people aboard a US carrier had a lucky escape when the aircraft was hit by lightning which damaged the plane's weather radar.


16 remarkable facets of Miroslav Klose's stupendous run

Miroslav Klose
Germany striker Miroslav Klose has overtaken Ronaldo as the top scorer in World Cup, but says the Brazilian is football's most complete player. Humble that he is, Klose’s feat of 16 goals, and counting, is no less impressive.

Germany have secret plan to stop Argentina's Messi in final

Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger Thomas Mueller
Germany have a secret plan to shut Argentina superstar Lionel Messi out of Sunday's World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium.
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1st Test Day 5: Binny's maiden 50 gets India to draw with England

Stuart Binny
On a docile pitch, a draw had always seemed the most likely outcome and so it proved as the first of this five-match series ended in stalemate ahead of Thursday's second Test at Lord's.

Kohli stays second in ICC one-day batting rankings

India Vs England
India's Virat Kohli may have flopped in the two innings of the first Test against England but the star batsman has held on to his second spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Sunday.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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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Hiring sentiment looks up after budget, 5-10 mn jobs set to come up in 3-4 years

The Narendra Modi-led government’s maiden budget, which stresses on structural reforms to revive growth and increase employment opportunities, is already improving job market sentiments.

Cairn seeks nod to export Barmer crude

Cairn India
The petroleum ministry is evaluating a proposal by Cairn India for exports of crude oil produced at its Barmer fields, which are the country’s largest inland oil producing fields.
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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.

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

ActuaryAn actuary uses his mathematical, statistical and analytical skills along with business awareness to help make sensible and impactful decisions for companies.

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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Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV

Yahoo announced Friday it has bought an Israel-based startup specializing in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices.

Google seeks to dismiss US antitrust lawsuit over Android

AndroidAn antitrust lawsuit targeting Google's Android operating system should be dismissed, Google said in a court filing on Friday, partly because smartphone manufacturers are free to utilize Android on their phones without also installing Google apps.

LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

LG DisplayLG 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.
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