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Hindustan Times Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Last Updated 10:57 IST 

Israeli navy commandos make first ground incursion in Gaza amid deadly air strikes

Gaza City
The brief incursion targeted a rocket launcher site, Israeli public radio said. The armed branch of Hamas confirmed that Israeli commandos had exchanged gunfire with some Palestinian fighters.

Budget 2014: A few smaller bangs would have been better

Arun Jaitley
The NDA has got a strong mandate and this was clearly an opportunity for it to do a bit of grand-standing: announce one really big thing or two and, in return, reap the benefits of making it a memorable budget, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Brazil's campaign ends with nightmarish 0-3 loss to Netherlands

Dirk Kuyt, Arjen Robben
Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

Modi off to Brazil for BRICS summit; won’t leave a second-in-command

Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leaving for Brazil on Sunday on a five-day trip (July 13-17) but he hasn’t designated any minister to take charge of the government in his absence, HT has learnt.

Reservoirs wait for rain, power crisis threatens India

NCP to contest with Cong, but want 144 seats: Pawar

Pregnant woman 'kicked' by UP cop, loses baby

3 more universities under UGC scanner for FYUP

Karnataka MLA blames mobile phones for rapes

Mangalyaan needs 75 more days to enter Mars orbit

IIMs repackage themselves for new markets

Iraqi gunmen kill 33 in raid on housing complex

Govt likely to name 5 new governors today

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Budget 2014: A few smaller bangs would have been better

Arun Jaitley
The NDA has got a strong mandate and this was clearly an opportunity for it to do a bit of grand-standing: announce one really big thing or two and, in return, reap the benefits of making it a memorable budget, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Sunday Sentiments
Congress may not deserve it, but give it the LoP post

Parliament House
Without the Leader of the Opposition post, our democracy would be incomplete and diminished. This is, therefore, an issue that also touches upon the bigger and more important morality of our politics, writes Karan Thapar.
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Brazil Football World Cup 2014
Schweinsteiger
Outstanding Messi
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Kolkata fans

A Brazillion problems - Glorious past, embarrassing present and a bleak future

Disappointed Brazil fan
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was hoping to send an optimistic message to the team's supporters in Saturday's World Cup third-place match but their lifeless performance in a 3-0 defeat by the Netherlands on Saturday did exactly the opposite. Brazil humiliated again, this time 3-0 by Netherlands

Picking up the threads: A look at the community behind Reddit India

Reddit
The Reddit India sub-forum was started six years ago, but it is only over the past two years, as the Indian community became more active in the run-up to this year’s national election, that its subscriber numbers began to soar.

Bastian ‘Wall’ Schweinsteiger, the Rahul Dravid of German football

Bastian
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.

Tihar Jail sets up restaurant, inmates to cook and serve food

Tihar Jail
Around 10 of the 45-50 inmates who underwent training in house keeping, cooking and hotel management are at present working at the restaurant. The restaurant, which has a seating capacity of 50 persons, is open from 10am to 10pm.

Chubby is fine, let your child know that

Spectator by Seema Goswami
Often children pick cues from the way elders behave in their presence. So, if your child refuses to eat a sinful chocolate cake, blame the bowl of salad you've been tucking in routinely, writes Seema Goswami.

Romance of the wet sari: best moments

Aashiqui 2
What's the best way to show you're drenched in love (or lust)? Bollywood has only one answer to this question: the wet sari. Here's how it's been since 1955.

WATCH: Nargis Fakhri, Salman Khan groove to Honey Singh's voice in Kick

Salman Khan, Kick
Honey Singh's much-awaited song, Yaar Na Miley, from Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut Kick, is finally out. This is the first time Salman Khan has teamed up with the Punjabi rapper.

Bhopal youngsters take tech route to spirituality, read holy books on cellphones

Bhopal youth
Several youths in Bhopal have converted their cellphones into a holy book. There are many others who download various applications to read verses of holy books like Ramayan, Geeta, Bible and Guru Granth Sahib.
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16 remarkable facets of top goalscorer 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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India ends fourth day at 167/3 against England

Moeen Ali
England's Joe Root and James Anderson rewrote the record books with a Test record last-wicket stand in their series opener with India. India were 167 for three in their second innings at stumps, a lead of 128 runs.

Sri Lanka spinner Senanayake banned over action

Sachithra Senanayake
Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Saturday.
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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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LIC hikes stake in Infosys; buys shares worth Rs. 1,100cr

Infosys
State-owned life insurer LIC has shored up its stake in Infosys to 3.82%, purchasing shares worth about Rs. 1,100 crore in the April-June quarter.

Introducing GAAR on NDA government’s radar

income tax

The confusion over GAAR surfaced once again after the government in a response to a question raised in Parliament on Friday said that GAAR will be implemented at the start of the next financial year.

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Museum of Sex 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.
Dentist

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

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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