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Hindustan Times Friday, July 25, 2014 | Last Updated 12:38 IST 

'Most probable' cause of Air Algerie Flight AH5017 crash is weather: France

Air Algerie

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said. MH17, AH5017, GE222 mark a black week for civil aviation

CWG: India bag 7 medals on Day 1; lifters Sanjita, Sukhen win gold

Sanjita Khumukcham Weightlifting Commonwealth Games 2014
Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions at Glasgow.

Israel keeps up attack as Gaza death toll crosses 800

Smoke and flames
Israeli fire killed four people in Gaza Friday, including a pregnant woman, bringing the total death toll to more than 800, Palestinian emergency services spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra said.

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules, fellow members see red

WTO

India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically.

Did ISIS order mass female genital mutilation?

Russia shelling Ukraine in new escalation: US

UPSC row: Aspirants will march to Parliament today

Saradha scam: Actor Mithun questioned by ED

India observes 15th anniversary of Kargil War

Girls not safe on UP roads after 6pm: Goa CM

Sulking Narayan Rane meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

49% FDI in insurance cleared, pension reform next?

Train, bus collision kills 14 schoolkids in Telangana

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A test for India's diplomacy: speaking with candour to Israel

Sushma Swaraj
Indian diplomacy works in mysterious ways. One moment Sushma Swaraj resists a discussion in Parliament on Israel’s military assault in Gaza and then subsequently blocks a resolution on the issue on grounds that it cannot be introduced under Rule 176.

A fine line to tread for the law in juvenile crime and punishment

Delhi gangrape
The most glaring deficiency of the Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) is that it is gender-blind. The law on juvenile justice must be redrawn so that petty and serious crimes could be differentiated, writes Krishna Kumar.
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Glasgow CWG: Bindra, Heena look to start with bang in shooting

Abhinav Bindra, Heena Sidhu
Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and world number one in women's 10-metre air pistol, Heena Sidhu, are expected to set the tone for the strong Indian shooting team, which begins its campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday.

First trailer review: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson's Fifty Shades Of Grey is hot!

Fifty Shades of Grey
The wait is over, and it's time now for the palpitations to begin in full swing. The first trailer of next year's biggest movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, is out. And like we expected, everything about it is worth every second you play it on loop.

Six things which make Kick a blockbuster

Kick
Take your pick: Salman Khan's super stardom or two superlative actors, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, locking horns? Here are six other reasons why we think Kick will have one of the biggest openers this year.

Honda’s maiden multi-purpose vehicle Mobilio set to cause a stir

Mobilio set to cause a stir
A smart looking people mover that is modern and contemporary, spacious interiors though marred somewhat by insipid design and a very peppy drive makes it an unbeatable package.

Kumar Vishwas to Gaurav Chopra: probable contestants for Bigg Boss 8

Gaurav Chopra
The next season of ­controversial reality show Bigg Boss is just a few weeks away, and even as speculation continues about who between Salman and Shah Rukh will play host, here’s a list of those who have been approached to participate as 'inmates'.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt leads protest against Shiv Sena

Brave New World
Condemning the recent incident at Maharashtra Sadan where a Shiv Sena MP forced a Muslim to break his Ramzan fast, Bhatt said that if there is no freedom in the nation then it will not progress. He, alongwith other protesters, also demanded an enquiry in the incident.

MH17 crash: Parents believe daughter still alive, head to Ukraine to find her

Fatima Dyczynski
Jerzy and Angela Dyczynski have been clinging to hope that Fatima, their only child, somehow survived the disaster which befell the plane carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home

Football fan
Local media reports say tens of thousands of Argentine fans remain in Brazil almost a month after the Wrold Cup ended. They appear to be overwhelmingly young and male: Most are in their 20s, and less than a third of them are women.
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Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma ready for action

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It's a long tour and India's first five-Test series since 2002. At some point, they will face form and fitness issues. To be ready for any such eventuality, an 18-member squad has been sent to England.

ICC rejects 2018 offer, cricket stays out of Commonwealth Games

ICC Logo
Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event.
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Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

Dunga
New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

Speed
By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.
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Top seed Cirstea falls, Svitolina advances in Baku

Sorana Cirstea
Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round on Thursday.

Querrey ousted at Atlanta Open, Istomin also departs

Sam Querrey
Big serving American Sam Querrey was bounced out of the Atlanta Open in the second round on Wednesday by Israel's Dudi Sela 6-2 6-4.
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Wipro falls as June-quarter profit lags estimates

Wipro
Shares in Wipro Ltd India's third-biggest IT services exporter, plunged as much as 8.12% in early trading after the IT outsourcer's April-June quarter earnings missed estimates.

Sensex falls from lifetime high on profit-booking

Sensex, BSE
The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped from record-high by falling over 25 points in early trade on Friday as investors booked profits.
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How to ace crop top look, total diva style

Kardashian Your summer wardrobe is incomplete if you don’t own a crop top. It is not only super sexy, but also high on versatility. With fashion-forward divas rocking crop tops, we tell you how to style this versatile garment by pairing it with a skirt, shorts, pants or even a sari!
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Violating rules

Why are the HRD ministry and UGC, which were in a great hurry to roll back Delhi University’s four-year degree programme, turning a blind eye to UGC rules being violated by institutes offering distance learning degree courses?

Life in a Delhi University hostel

Daulat Ram CollegeSo, students are back in college for the new session. Here’s a look at how freshers adjust to life in ­hostels and enjoy the facilities offered.

Starting a new phase of life

College studentsRight While college is the time to have fun, it is also important to strike a balance between academics and co-curricular activities.
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Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers

Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

Consumers choosing phablets over tablets

 TabletDemand for iPads in particular is cooling but that doesn't mean that tablets are going out of fashion, and sales are expected to continue to grow over the course of the year, albeit at a slower rate.

Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal

OplusBuoyed by the consumer response to its tablet, handset maker Oplus Technologies on Thursday launched its smartphone, XonPhone 5, for the Indian market, priced at Rs. 7,999.
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