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Hindustan Times Saturday, July 12, 2014 | Last Updated 18:53 IST 

Israel vows no let-up, Hamas defiant, as Gaza toll reaches 125

Israeli Gaza border
Israel pounded Gaza for a fifth day on Saturday with air strikes and artillery, killing 22 Palestinians as Hamas defiantly kept up its rocket fire into the Jewish state.

Karnataka Congress MLA bats for mobile phone ban to curb rapes

A Muslim girl take pictures on her mobile during a religious procession
Shakuntala Shetty has embarrassed the ruling party at a time when a spate of sex crimes has rocked the nation and the PM has asked politicians not to "psychoanalyse" the reason behind such cases.

BRICS summit: PM Modi to leave for Brazil tomorrow, will seek reforms

Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave from New Delhi on Sunday for Brazil to attend the five-nation summit of BRICS nations on July 14 and 15 which is expected to finalise the setting up of a development bank.

Female employee sues Yahoo exec Maria Zhang for sexual harassment

Yahoo
The complaint alleges that Zhang coerced Nan Shi to have oral and digital sex with her on multiple occasions in California and told her she would have a 'bright future' at Yahoo if she had sex with Zhang.

Environmentalists not impressed with budget

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire in Jammu

Madurai: AIADMK functionary hacked to death

Recovered money was of my cousin: BJP MP Giriraj

Modi is BJP parliamentary party leader in both Houses

Will not oppose TRAI amendment bill: Sharad Pawar

Manipur: Seven injured in bomb blasts in Imphal

Woman accuses MP senior police officer of rape

Another batch of 29 Kerala nurses return from Iraq

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Will is required as much as skill

Agriculture
The NDA cannot deliver on its budget promises until it removes performance bottlenecks and elevates us to a new level of execution, writes MS ‘Vindi’ Banga.

Our Take
Good beginning, but hurdles ahead

Arun Jaitley
With the economy’s growth showing little signs of recovering to levels India was used to before 2008, the government cannot afford to turn its attention to factors other than those that ought to raise the trend line.
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Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is Varun Dhawan's biggest opener, earns Rs. 9 cr

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania has done good business in North India and its day one collections stood at Rs. 9.02 crore. The film is Varun Dhawan's biggest opener and is likely to be another hit for this Student of the Year pair.

Argentina take on Germany on the pitch, Brazil fans off it

Messi
The song Argentina supporters are humming after Brazil's humiliation on home turf is quite different in tone and nature from 2014 World Cup's egalitarian anthem, 'We are one'.

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.

Hamas' music video, entitled 'Shake Israel's Security', targets Israelis and Palestinians

Gaza City
Hamas' five-minute video is part of a slick propaganda programme designed by Hamas and its armed Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades wing. The video is a Hebrew remake of a song that the group released in Arabic in 2012, during its last conflict with the Jewish state.

And it's a goal! A look at some of the best goals in the World Cup

Colombia Greece James Rodriguez

From van Persie's header against Spain to Lionel Messi's strike in the match against Iran - here's a look at the best goals in the Brazil World Cup which have helped teams win many key matches.

Boycott restaurants that don't respect you

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi
The possibility of good food, ambience and sheer demand is no reason for customers to take nonsense from restaurants. In sheer contrast to such places are chains like Sagar in Delhi and Soam in Mumbai, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Shah Rukh Khan will be great as Bigg Boss host: Salman Khan

Salman, Shah Rukh
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has not yet given clarity on whether he will host the eighth season of popular reality show Bigg Boss. However, in case he does not, he feels Shah Rukh Khan will make for "great host".

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya review: watch it for Alia-Varun chemistry

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.
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Messi, Mueller, Rodriguez among contenders for Golden Ball award

Thomas Mueller
Four Germans, three Argentines, and one player each from Brazil, Colombia and the Netherlands were short-listed on Friday for the 'Golden Ball' award to the World Cup's best player.

Scolari should keep his job, says Brazilian Football Confederation official

Brazilian national national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari should carry on because of his good work in the job even though the hosts were humiliated by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, a Brazilian federation official said on Friday.
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After middle order collapse, tail rescues England to 352/9 at end of Day 3

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Ishant Sharma tightened India's grip on the first Test with a three-wicket burst that led to an England collapse on the third day at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Gavaskar was as good as Tendulkar, Bradman: Nadkarni

Gavaskar
The modern generation of cricket followers might feel Sachin Tendulkar is the last word in batting, but for people of the previous generation or even older, Sunil Gavaskar was as good a batsman, according to former Test all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni.
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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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Gold extends gains on global cues; silver end steady

Gold
Continuing its rising streak for the fourth consecutive day, gold prices gained another Rs. 50 to trade at Rs. 28,730 per ten gram in the national capital on Saturday, taking positive cues from overseas markets amid persistent buying by stockists.

IIP signals economy on revival path, budget to help: India Inc

Arun Jaitley
India Inc on Saturday said the sharp rise in industrial output in May is a sign the economy is on the road to recovery and expects the rebound to sustain on the back of policy measures unveiled in the maiden budget of the Narendra Modi-led government.
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Museum of sex gets New York 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 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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