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Hindustan Times Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Last Updated 21:05 IST 

Germany don't expect any Argentine gift in battle for glory

Thomas Mueller
Germany have been given a helping hand by opponents Argentina in beating them at the last two World Cups but they do not expect any more South American gifts in Sunday's final. Read: Messi ready for final lap

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.

Sex workers slain in Iraq amid culture of fear and secrecy

Civilians in Iraq

Apartment blocks near a mosque and a kindergarten daubed with cartoon characters seem an unlikely place for the slaughter of 27 alleged prostitutes, but in Baghdad death is never far.

Gaza toll hits 166 as Israel campaign enters 6th day

Gaza City
Israeli strikes on Gaza killed a teenage boy and a woman on Sunday, raising the overall death toll to 165. The Israeli military said more than 800 rockets had been launched since its offensive began on Tuesday.

Budget only beginning, I did whatever I could do: FM

Three killed in US shooting in southern California

Monsoon rains lash Delhi, Noida; end heat wave

Assam: 3 more bodies found, curfew continues

Trade may top agenda at Modi-Jinping meet

CBI to look into NDA meeting for VVIP chopper

ICSE council head suspended for malpractice

Colleagues assaulted, AIIMS docs on strike

Why tragedies happening in BJP rule: Digvijaya

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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.

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.

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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

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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.

Sharapova controversy over Sachin really stupid, says Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta

Indian badminton's glamour girl Jwala Gutta on Sunday rubbished the controversy surrounding Maria Sharapova, saying that the tennis great should not be criticised for not knowing Sachin Tendulkar since cricket was a game played in a few countries.

Pope promises 'solutions' to priestly celibacy, condemns child sex abuse

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
Pope Francis promised 'solutions' to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview on Sunday that raised the possibility the Catholic Church could eventually lift a ban on married priests, but was quickly refuted by the Vatican.
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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

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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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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.

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

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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

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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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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 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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