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Hindustan Times Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Last Updated 15:37 IST 

Thousands flee north Gaza after Israel warns 'raids will intensify', toll crosses 150

Gaza
Thousands of Palestinians were fleeing northern Gaza on Sunday after a night of intense Israeli strikes and an explicit warning from the army that the raids were set to intensify. The overall death toll has crossed 150. Israeli commandos clash with Hamas militants in first Gaza ground assault

PM Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meeting agenda: Chinese investments, border issues

Gaza
Officials say that a mix of bilateral economic, trade and strategic issues was expected to figure in the maiden meeting between the two leaders who had the reputation of being strong leaders in their respective countries.

'We are ready' says Messi ahead of tonight's Argentina, Germany clash

Messi Goal
Lionel Messi will attempt to emulate his idol Diego Maradona in Rio De Janeiro Sunday as he leads Argentina into battle against Germany in a heavyweight World Cup final pitting Europe against South America.

Hyderabad: Cops arrest 26 persons, including 12 women, from rave party

Rave party
Cyberabad Police on Sunday busted a rave party and arrested 26 persons, including 12 women, after raiding a poultry farm premises at Shamirpet area in Hyderabad.

Treat juveniles on par with adult rapists: Maneka

Separatist strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Cong decries denial of club entry to dhoti-clad judge

Bihar: Ex-minister's son lynched for stealing car

Boko Haram chief voices support for ISIS, al-Qaeda

Toilets for women: Govt to rope in PSUs

Five more infants die in Malda hospital

Pregnant woman 'kicked' by UP cop, loses baby

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

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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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Bastian Schweinsteiger is 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.

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.

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.

Brazil lose 0-3 to Netherlands in play-off, pay heavy price for immaturity

Thiago Silva
Brazil came into the World Cup expecting nothing less than victory but tactical naivety, a lack of emotional preparation and an inability to overcome the loss of two leading players cost them the chance of winning a sixth title.

Sunday Special
Now, escorts hook up with clients on Twitter

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It is not just big corporates and politicos that are using social media sites like Twitter to reach out to their base. The microblogging site has attracted a much more niche (albeit not unlikely) user too — escort services agencies.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya review: watch it for Ashutosh Rana and the music

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.

Hospital elevator buttons dirtier than toilets: Study

Cancer patients

The next time you take an elevator in a hospital, get a little cautious while pressing the buttons. A new study reveals that hospital elevator buttons may be dirtier than toilets.

Big B disappointed with Team Brazil

Amitabh Bachchan
Brazil's poor performance at this year's Fifa World Cup has left Amitabh Bachchan highly sad and let down. The Bollywood megastar tweeted his dismay after his favourites Brazil failed to secure even a third place as they were defeated by Netherlands on Saturday Night.
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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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Etihad to expand ops in India with daily flights to Kolkata

Etihad
Etihad Airways, UAE's flag carrier, has announced expansion of its first flight operations to northeast India with the launch of a daily service between Abu Dhabi and Kolkata.

Re-imposing service tax on online ads regressive, says IAMAI

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Terming a proposal to re-impose service tax on online and mobile advertising as "regressive", industry body IAMAI, which counts Google India and Facebook among its members, has said that the move may lead to cost escalation and hamper growth of the fledgling industry.
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Food sutra: what you eat can affect your body's internal clock

body clock Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behaviour and biology. Researchers believe adjusting the clock through dietary changes may help patients with various conditions.
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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

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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