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Hindustan Times Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Last Updated 19:16 IST 

Maharashtra CM Chavan boycotts Modi event after Hemant gets Hooda treatment

Mah CM seeks green signal for Lavasa
Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan boycotted on Thursday a function attended by  PM Narendra Modi in Nagpur after two other CMs, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Hemant Soren, were booed by BJP workers. 

Search on for capturing the masked man who beheaded James Foley

James Foley
The Guardian reports the militant with British accent is an intelligent, educated and a devout believer in radical Islamic teachings.
ISIS releases 'video showing beheading' of US journalist

Pakistan: Imran Khan calls off talks, says protest to continue

Imran Khan
Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have led followers protesting outside parliament for the past two days demanding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif quit and call fresh elections.

54 Indian prisoners of war in Pak jails: RTI reply

Moderate voter turnout in bypolls in 4 states

After release, Irom supporters fear re-arrest

SC notice to centre over governors' dismissal

BCCI now has a 'Yes Man' in Ravi Shastri

Vardhan says Chaturvedi not eligible for CVO's post

Himachal: 23 dead as bus falls into gorge

TMC leader calls for burning 'real' human effigies

Goa CM says sorry for 'Negro' remark in assembly

Judges' appointment system: SC to hear pleas

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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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To WAG or not to WAG: Sports’ struggle with the significant other

Dipika Pallikal, Anushka Sharma, Sakshi Dhoni
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not happy with the England debacle. In fact, they are so angry, that rumour has it they are coming out with the big gun – the dreaded chastity belt.

Haider: Watch Shahid, Shraddha in Bismil

Haider
Gulzar is creating magical lyrics even at the age of 78. The latest proof of his sheer genius is the brand new song Bismil from director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming film Haider.

Controversial Punjabi film; Badal asks home secretary to look into it

Kaum de heere
Even after being cleared by the Censor Board, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said he would ask home secretary to look into the controversy generated with the release of Punjabi movie Kaum de Heere.

Thermal ventures worth Rs. 36,150 crore stalled while Modi launches new projects

Narendra Modi
Modi inaugurated the the 1000-MW Mouda super thermal power project at Mouda in Nagpur and commenced work for 1980-MW North Karanpura super thermal power project at Ranchi in Jharkhand.

Freerunner hangs from crane, captures breathtaking view of Bangalore

Bangalore daredevil stuntman hangs from crane
British freerunner and film stuntman James Kingston scales a crane in Bangalore, India, capturing a breathtaking view as he dangles one-handed above the city.

Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015

Bernie Ecclestone
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016.

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.
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My role doesn't undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Duncan Fletcher
Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian cricket side, newly-appointed team director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher.

Stuart Broad sets September 4 date for knee surgery

Stuart Broad
England pacer Stuart Broad will undergo knee surgery on September 4 as he targets full fitness in time for the 2015 World Cup. Earlier, the ECB had already confirmed that the 28-year-old needed to go under the knife to cure a long-standing tendonitis problem.
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Michael Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned ISL football team

Sunderland's Michael Chopra
Former Newcastle United and Sunderland striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday.

Barcelona to appeal to CAS against Fifa ban

Lionel Messi
Spanish football giant Barcelona confirmed that they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) after Fifa upheld its decision to ban the club from signing for the next two transfer windows for irregularities over the signing of underage players.
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Four-time winner Wozniacki ousted at Connecticut Open

Caroline Wozniacki
Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open.

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.
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Singapore's Changi out of race for GVK airports stake: Official

Qantas
Singapore's Changi Airports International is now out of the race to pick up stake in GVK's airports business due to regulatory issues.

RBI issues guidelines for NBFCs on lending against shares

banking and finance
With an aim to curb volatility in capital market, the Reserve Bank on Thursday asked NBFCs to maintain a loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of 50% in case of lending against collateral of shares.
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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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Barnes & Noble, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Asian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone calls

phabletsPhablets 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.
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