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Hindustan Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Last Updated 12:36 IST 

Irom Sharmila's fight not over yet, supporters fear re-arrest

Irom Sharmila Chanu
Activists and Irom's family members say her release signify that the judiciary has finally accepted that her prolonged fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act was not an act of 'trying to commit suicide'.

Government forces AIIMS whistleblower officer out

Aiims
Senior bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who blew the whistle on scams in Congress-ruled Haryana and at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has been unceremoniously removed as chief vigilance officer of the premier hospital by the NDA government.

Beheading of US journo spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

USS George Washington
The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.

With a 'Yes Man' in Shastri, India can well stop playing Tests abroad

RSS wants all post-1947 secret files made public

Chavan to skip Modi’s meeting after BJP boos Hooda

Opposition, Pakistan govt deadlock continues

PM to dedicate Nagpur power plant to nation today

China tries five cult members for McDonald's murder

Peaceful ballotting in Bihar assembly bypolls

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

Thai military chief selected as interim PM

What lies at the heart of Assam-Nagaland dispute

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TRS doesn't seem to have a blueprint for the way ahead

Chandrasekhar Rao
Telangana has run into a second phase of problems just after the birth of the new state. After the creation of a new entity, the TRS leadership does not appear to have a blueprint for the way ahead.

Our Take
Pakistan crisis will weaken Sharif's authority significantly

Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif is expected to hold on to power but this crisis will weaken his authority significantly. His tenure has been forgettable so far, marked by a failure to govern with the degree of urgency that Pakistan needs.
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Mumbai isn't the city of dreams for nothing
'Uprising' in Pakistan
Freedom from dowry
Celebrating 175 years of photography

Giant set to bring Rs. 10.6-lakh cycle to India

The Propel Advanced SL 0
Top bike maker Giant is set to bring the world’s fastest bicycle, Propel Advanced SL 0, to India at a sticker price that will put a Harley Davidson to shame — Rs. 10.6 lakh.

Movie review: The Expendables 3 runs out of steam

expendables 3
Sylvester Stallone and his numerous comrades ensure that the film is packed with enough action and firepower. It is the story, screenplay, performances and dialogues which lack muscle.

5 Indian firms among Forbes' most innovative companies

Forbes
Five Indian companies, including Hindustan Unilever and Tata Consultancy Services, are among Forbes' list of the world's 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to 'generate big, new growth ideas'.

#InstaFamous: World's 'selfie queen' posts 200 self portraits a week!

Mortao Maotor
Do you know who is the world's selfie queen? Forget Kim Kardashian, and rather meet a mysterious Thai woman who has posted over 12,000 selfies on various social media platforms and can be considered for the top post.

Social media monitoring militant propaganda

James Foley
The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theatre of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

Readership figures
HT far ahead of rivals, confirms fresh audit

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This puts at rest, once and for all, the debate over the past six months wherein some readership figures had witnessed a dip compared to past surveys, thereby prompting some publishers to raise questions about IRS’ accuracy.

Girl cooks up kidnapping plot to hide ‘beer’ truth from her parents

Beer
A 15-year-old school girl made up the sensational story of her kidnapping, molestation and harassment because she did not want her family to know about a random ‘beer party’ that she went to with her cousin.

US restaurateur Matt Haley dies after road accident in Ladakh

Matt Haley

American restaurateur Matt Haley died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Ladakh, police said on Thursday. He was 53. According to the police, the accident happened on Monday near Ranvir Pora area in the mountainous district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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BCCI needs to handle Aaron with care: John Gloster

Varun Aaron
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) must take special care of injury-prone fast bowler Varun Aaron to ensure he has a long and successful  international career, feels former national team physio John Gloster.

Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales

Alex Hales
Having received his maiden call-upin the England ODI squad, hard-hitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player.
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Modric extends contract with Real Madrid

Luka Modric
Spanish football giants Real Madrid confirmed that the club had reached an agreement with Croatian international midfielder Luka Modric to extend his contract until the end of June 2018.

Pakistan expose India’s lack of experience, win friendly 2-0

U-23 football
The inexperience of the Indian team was on full display as the team slumped to a 0-2 loss to the much-lower ranked Pakistani side in the second of the two friendlies played at the Bangalore Football stadium.
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Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Federer second

Novak Djokovic
Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.

Nadal will not be able to defend his US Open title due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the US Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins.
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Indian firms tool up for defence orders on Modi's 'Buy India' pledge

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Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.

Sensex rises 56 points in early trade

Bombay Stock Exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 56 points in early trade on Thursday on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors amid a mixed trend in global markets.
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B-school

You’ve got the job!

Pre-placement trends at IIMs and other top B-schools this season across the country are hinting at a job market revival. IIM Calcutta, for instance, has seen a robust scenario of pre-placement offers.

A rejuvenating career

spaThe wellness industry in India has evolved rapidly in the last few years. Improved health awareness and exposure to global beauty and ­fashion trends are driving growth in the wellness space.

Perfectly cut out for you

Neeta LullaIf you are creative and love working with fabrics and design, a career in fashion designing could be right up your alley.
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phablets

Asian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone calls

Phablets have been big in Asia for some time -- their sales already outstrip those of notebooks and tablets in the region. However it appears that sometimes phablets just aren't big enough.

Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'

FacebookFacebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.

Is Google allowing kids under 13 to log in?

Google

There are reports that Google may be working to legally allow children under 13 to use its services. Currently, Google and Facebook do not offer their services to children under 13.

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