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Hindustan Times Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Last Updated 22:38 IST 

What lies at the heart of Assam-Nagaland dispute

Golaghat Assam
Union minister of state for home, Kiren Rijiju is going to Guwahati on Thursday and would sit with Gogoi and Zelian to sort out the problem. 3 more killed in Assam, Nagaland border flare-up; Gogoi blames Centre

Pakistan raking up Kashmir to hide its internal problems, says BJP

A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu
Sharpening its aggressive position on the Pakistan envoy’s meeting Huriyat leaders, New Delhi said on Wednesday the principle that India and Pakistan are the only two stakeholders on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir is the bedrock of the bilateral relationship between the neighbours.

Pakistan's SC summons Khan, Qadri over anti-govt protests

Imran Khan
Protesters demanding the fall of the Pakistani government blockaded parliament and key ministries today in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed nation.

HC stays execution of 2 Kolhapur sisters

Irom Sharmila walks free, vows to carry on her fast

'Hooda shared dais with BJP to escape CBI probe'

Bihar seeks central assistance to combat floods

'Executioner appears British in beheading video'

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

Pak envoy defends talks with Kashmiri separatists

IndiGo flight catches fire on landing at Delhi airport

Teenager killed for resisting teasing of his sisters

Jharkhand man burn alives wife, kids over dowry

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Listen to Irom Sharmila- repeal AFSPA

Irom Sharmila
Irom Sharmila's release underlines once again something that the state or the Centre has been unable to grasp: she is not keen on taking her life, she is making a political point which is to repeal the AFSPA, writes KumKum Dasgupta.

The new plan body must have a certain oomph

Indian economy
Narendra Modi says that he will replace the Planning Commission with a think tank. But it will take some doing to attract high-quality people to work for it, writes Abhijit Banerjee.
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Delaware restaurateur Matt Haley dies in bike accident in Leh

Matt Haley
Delaware restaurateur Matt Haley died on Friday after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident. Haley was driving a motorcycle in the mountains near Leh, when he collided with a truck.

Court in MP orders lodging of FIR against Aamir Khan, nine others

Aamir Khan, PK
A court in MP directed the town inspector of Adhartal police station in Jabalpur on Wednesday to lodge an FIR against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and nine others over publication of the movie PK's poster.

Smashing BO records: Singham Returns earns Rs. 100 crore in just five days

Ajay Devgn in Singham Returns
Rohit Shetty's latest blockbuster continues to roar through its way on the box office; the film has earned Rs. 100.68 crore in just five days since its release.

Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh take up ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ek villain success party
Ek Villain actors Riteish Deshmukh and Sidharth Malhotra took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and have further tagged Pulkit Samrat and Akshay Kumar for the challenge. Abhishek Bachchan, Ashish Chowdhary and Hansika Motwani also joined them later.

TVS Motor launches Scooty Zest at Rs. 42,300

New TVS Jupiter review, test ride
Two and three-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor Company today launched upgraded variant of its popular scooterette, the Scooty Zest, expanding its portfolio in the segment.

Now charging phone as easy as walk in park

portable mobile charger
Two 15-year-old school boys have developed a device that will enable a shoe to charge a mobile phone while walking. Students of south Delhi’s Mount Carmel school, they have invented a compact attachment, which, when attached to the heel of the shoe, will automatically act as a portable mobile charger.

Four-horned sheep leads this yatra in Himalayas

sheep
A four-horned sheep is leading a 280 kilometre religious procession named Nanda Devi Rajjat Yatra, which will course through tough Himalyan terrain of Uttarakhand in the coming week.

Watch: Covered up Aamir Khan in PK’s second motion poster

Aamir Khan in a PK poster.
The second motion poster of the film is out now, and it shows Aamir in traditional Rajasthani attire and a trumpet which wears the name Bhairosingh Band. This is in stark contrast with the first poster which displayed Aamir in a nude avatar with an old world transistor covering his private parts.
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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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Arsenal soccer schools come to Kerala

Arsenal
Sportico Ventures, a Kochi-based grassroot football development startup, has teamed up with the India On Track (IOT), the official partners of Arsenal Football Club, to bring the Arsenal soccer schools to Kerala.

Barcelona appeal transfer ban after FIFA snub

A representational image of FIFA world cup

Barcelona announced on Wednesday they will appeal to sports' highest court after FIFA refused to overturn a transfer ban, a decision the club described as an "affront" to its famed youth academy.

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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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cities

Clarification - Sultan of Brunei denies involvement in purchase of Sahara hotels

Hassanal Bolkiah, Julia Gillard
Responding to the article 'Sultan of Brunei offers $2bn for 3 Sahara hotels', the Sultan of Brunei's representatives have denied his involvement in the purchase of the Grosvenor House in London or the Plaza and Dream Downtown hotels in New York.

Sensex, Nifty retreat from highs as markets log 1st drop in 7 days

Bombay Stock Exchange

In its first drop in seven days, the benchmark Sensex today retreated from record highs and ended 106 points down at 26,314.29 as investors booked gains in oil and gas, FMCG and capital goods scrips amid mixed global cues.

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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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Google

Is Google allowing kids under 13 to log in?

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.

Sony presents new ultra-compact hybrid camera

SonyThe Japanese manufacturer is touting its new A5100 as the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera. With a 180-degree pivoting display and built-in NFC tech, the device is positioned between the A5000 and A6000 in Sony's line-up and promises to rival D-SLR cameras in terms of image quality.

Snapchat in talks to expand services: Report

Let's connect: check out these cool appsSnapchat Inc, developer of a mobile app that lets users send messages that disappear within seconds, might expand its service to videos, news articles and advertisements, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
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