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Hindustan Times Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Last Updated 11:12 IST 

Shiv Sena MPs ‘force’ fasting Muslim staffer to eat: report

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At least 11 members of Parliament belonging to the Shiv Sena allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor, who was fasting for Ramzan, to eat a chapati at the new Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi last week, an Indian Express report said on Wednesday.

MH17 shootdown may have been a 'mistake' by pro-Russian rebels: US

Debris of MH17

Malaysian flight MH17 may have been shot down by 'mistake' by ill-trained pro-Russian separatists, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday, while dismissing Moscow's accounts of the incident as propaganda. MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean tragedy

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Accused spoke to Badaun girl before murder, says CBI sleuth

Badaun, protests
The CBI that is probing the alleged rape and murder of two Dalit girls in Badaun has found that one of the victims had 'telephonic contact' with one of the accused hours before she and her cousin were found hanging from a tree in May.

Manmohan Singh batted for tainted judge? BJP wants clarification

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The controversy over an allegedly tainted judge’s appointment reached former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s doorstep on Tuesday after it emerged that his office had intervened in the matter. Govt for national commission to appoint judges

Enemy within: Army grapples with suicide cases

Ness threw burning cigarettes at me: Preity to cops

Bihar: Rajdhani pilot engine derails in Maoist attack

Haryana AAP decides not to contest assembly polls

Wary of infighting, BJP not to name CM candidates

Delhi cops to keep an eye on vegetable prices

Woman journalist dies after a fall from high rise

Rane-Chavan talks fail, Sonia may intervene

Roy denied bail, can come out for 6hrs to sell hotels

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Our Take
Reason it out: Congress must listen to its rebels

Congress
The Congress leadership, which has reposed its faith in Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, should not appear silent at this stage and take every measure to tone up the party before the next round of the assembly elections.

A budget that doesn't invest in human capital

 Nagaland
While there is an overwhelming emphasis on physical infrastructure, the budget has neglected social infrastructure, writes Darryl D’Monte.
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Sachin reacts to Sharapova's comment, says it wasn't 'disrespectful'

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday reacted to tennis star Maria Sharapova's recent revelation of not knowing who he is. He was quoted by television channels as saying that her 'comment (was) not disrespectful, maybe she doesn't follow cricket'.

Post 'Devil', Nargis Fakhri bruised, battered

Nargis Fakhri
'Rockstar' fame actress Nargis Fakhri may be in bed resting it out after sustaining injuries while shooting her 'devil' item song  with Salman Khan for Sajid Nadiadwala's 'Kick', but she finds the experience exhilarating.

Apple profits $7.7 billion on iPhone sales; iPad dampens results

 Apple store

Apple on Tuesday reported that its quarterly profit climbed with strong iPhone demand, but a decline in iPad tablet sales put a damper on its results.

MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean tragedy

Boris Yeltsin

The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine has stirred memories of a 1983 incident when a Korean passenger jet was shot down by Soviet fighters in what then US president Ronald Reagan called a mid-air "massacre".

KBC 8 takes on racial discrimination, communal discord

Amitabh  Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan's Kaun Banega Crorepati 8's producers have hit the nail on its head: by talking of racial discrimination and religious intolerance in their promos.

Thanks for the crassness: An open letter to Honey Singh from a parent

Yo Yo Honey Singh.
An exasperated parent on how vodka, short skirts, suck and rhyming four-letter words are changing the universe of impressionable children, all thanks to Yo Yo and his philosophy of 'party yun hi chalegi'.

Kapil Sharma: King of comedy or controversies?

Kapil Sharma
From his recent tiff with actor Ajaz Khan to his Bollywood debut being in doldrums, and live ­audience alleging ­mismanagement at his TV show shoot, we look at 10 controversies that made comedian Kapil Sharma hit headlines.

After Lord’s, brands set to chase Ishant Sharma, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, others

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The whole nation is celebrating India’s win in the Test match at the Mecca of cricket, Lord’s. Ishant Sharma and co had fans and critics alike gushing. And waiting in the slips as it were, to cash in on the glory, are advertisers.
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BCCI uses Ahmedabad Test row to educate upcoming players

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India’s controversial decision not to enforce the follow-on in the 1999 Ahmedabad Test against New Zealand is among the big mysteries in Indian cricket. It is being used as educational reference.

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Indian pacers answer call, pin down England’s lions in their den

Moeen Ali
The Lord’s wicket was prepared keeping in mind the home team’s strength. It was the India bowlers who made better use of the green carpet. Ishant wreaked havoc with an 80-over-old ball.
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James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

James Rodriguez Colombia

A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

England captain Gerrard retires from international soccer

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England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, England's Football Association said on Monday.
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Wimbledon doubles champion Sock advances at Atlanta Open

Denis Istomin

Rising US talent Jack Sock eased past Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2 6-4 but Uzbek Denis Istomin put a dent in the large home field in the first round of the Atlanta Open on Tuesday.

Wozniacki routs Vinci for Istanbul WTA title

Caroline Wozniacki
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki won her first title of the year and 22nd of her career on Sunday when she defeated second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 in the Istanbul WTA final.
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Nifty hits life high on foreign buying, higher Asian stocks

Bombay Stock Exchange

The Nifty rose to a record high on Wednesday, led by gains in blue-chips such as ICICI Bank on continued foreign-investor buying, while higher Asian shares also helped sentiment.

Sensex up 133 points in early trade; Nifty regains 7,800-mark

Bombay Stock Exchange

Continuing its rising spree for the seventh straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 133 points in early trade on Wednesday as metals, FMCG, capital goods and PSU sector stocks led the rally on sustained capital inflows.

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Wedding belles: a century of bridal fashion

wedding The changing face of the most romantic garment - the bride's wedding dress - is the focus of a UK exhibition. Something Blue explores bridal fashions from 1914-2014 and features 18 dresses, from classic gowns to unconventional frocks that challenged the norm.
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Audi's A3 diesel reviewed

Audi's A3 diesel reviewedWe were the first to the drive the new petrol-powered Audi A3 1.8 TFSI and were mighty impressed by not just the strong performance on tap, but the overall package on offer.

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewed

Mercedes Benz's 2014 CLS 350 reviewedAmidst the barrage of new model launches that its been giving us since December last year, Mercedes has had time to squeeze in an updated version of its CLS 350 sedan.
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Delhi institute barred from offering course in fashion

In a letter to the JD Institute of Fashion Technology following HT Education’s story on UGC rules violation, Karnataka-based state university, Kuvempu, asks it to stop giving out degrees to students outside the state with immediate effect.

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.

Exploring the depths of the ocean

Marine ConservationistMarine conservation is a very niche field but it has tremendous potential. Willpower and passion are the only qualifications you require.
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Google made failed bid for Spotify: report

Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Nvidia launches tablet for on-the-go gamers

Shield tabletUS computer chip maker Nvidia launched a high-performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device.

Review: Three Chinese smartphones to watch out for

RIMA new phone is launched nearly every week. Chinese brands have also made their move into India. Do these less known brands have what it takes to survive in the Indian markets? HT takes a look.
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