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Corruption in judiciary row: Katju poses six questions to ex-Chief Justice of India Lahoti

Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju
Former SC judge Markandey Katju, who alleged that three Chief Justices of India made 'improper compromises' during the UPA rule in allowing a judge under corruption cloud to continue in office, posed on Tuesday six questions to Justice RC Lahoti.

Gaza and Ukraine: India sticks to fuzzy words, hard interests

Gaza City
The substance of policies that India pursues with the actors involved is undergirded by hard-nosed calculations of national interest. And they often run counter to the tenor of the official statements.

Comfortably numb? Badaun cousins' rape, murder didn't shake up India

Badaun gang-rape
While it is difficult to say what moves people to react in the way they did after December 16, the sheer lack of interest on what is happening in far-flung areas of the country is absolutely galling.

New govt or fresh polls? All eyes on Delhi L-G as tug of war continues

Najeeb Jung
The AAP, which had pulled the plug on its own Congress-backed minority government within 49 days with Kejriwal resigning as CM in February, has been trying to stall BJP’s reported bid to form a government.

Pro-Russia rebels hand over MH17 black boxes to Malaysian officials

Israel keeps up Gaza assaults, US presses for truce

Cong faces revolt in Assam, poll-bound Maharashtra

Manipuri man beaten to death in south Delhi

West Bengal: Encephaliti kills 60 in fortnight

BJP no longer ‘untouchable’ in Kashmir

3 foreign advisers killed in near Kabul airport

Four killed in Amarnath cylinder explosion

3 bodies recovered from inside car in south Delhi

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The false one: Islamic State's Caliph is a fantasy enterprise

Some disillusioned men from Europe and other places may join the Caliphate but the ISIS is unlikely to win over transcontinental territories.

Rehabilitate and reform
The Juvenile Justice Act can heal broken spirits

Juvenile crime
Sending juveniles who commit ‘serious’ crimes to jail is not in the interest of children, families or the community.
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MH17 goes down
Side-splitting sitcoms to thrilling crime-dramas and more
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!
Conjugally happy
India in England
Best of fashion from Couture India Week

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'.

Cheap but, are these Chinese smartphones worth the price?

A 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

Ranbir Kapoor says he's getting old, wants to get married soon

Katrina Kaif

While no date has been decided yet, Ranbir Kapoor says he's 31 and marriage will hopefully happen "sometime soon". Cousin Kareena Kapoor had hinted on Karan Johar's show that she is all prepared for Ranbir's wedding to rumoured girlfriend Katrina Kaif.

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.

rare sighting
Bird watch: Endangered bustard spotted in Ghaziabad's Dadri

Endangered Lesser Florican

It was a once-in-a-lifetime click for Greater Noida resident Rajeev Ranjan who recently managed to snap a photo of the endangered Lesser Florican at the Dadri Wetlands in Ghaziabad. It’s only the third time the bird has been spotted in the NCR area in the last 100 years.

First look: Get set for a cruise holiday with Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do

Dil Dhadakne Do
The teaser poster of Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do has a hit written all over it. The film looks relaxed, stylish and posh! It shows six people seated on easy chairs on a cruise liner with a dog for company.

Dutch Twitter avatars go black demanding MH17 bodies' return

Dutch social media users are turning their profile photos black and tweeting the hashtag #BringThemHome as anger mounts that bodies from flight MH17 have not yet been repatriated from Ukraine.

'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr highest-earning actor: Forbes

Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises 'Iron Man,' and 'The Avengers,' is Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of $75 million, according to

Winning the Lord’s Test, and happily failing the Tebbit Test

Moeen Ali
It is nearly 25 years since the veteran Tory politician Norman Tebbit proposed what has come to be known as the ‘Tebbit Cricket Test’ for immigrants of south Asian origin: which side do they cheer when their country of origin plays against England?

Ishant's 7 for 74 -A spell that was worth the wait

Ishant Sharma
Powered by Ishant Sharma’s career-best haul of seven for 74, India bowled out the home team for 223 to register a 95-run win.
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England captain Gerrard retires from international soccer

Steven Gerrard England Liverpool
England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, England's Football Association said on Monday.

Dunga favoured for Brazil coach role

Brazil fans
Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is favoured to serve for the second time as national coach and will be named as Luiz Felipe Scolari's successor on Tuesday.
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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.

Tomic downs Karlovic to clinch Bogota title

Bernard Tomic
Australia's Bernard Tomic claimed his second career title and secured a return to the world top 100 Sunday when he beat defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) in the Colombia Open final.
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Sensex gains over 100 points; healthcare stocks surge

Bombay Stock Exchange

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Tuesday was trading 109.60 points or 0.43% up as healthcare stocks surged. All the sectors were trading in green and the rally was led by healthcare, metal and auto stocks.

Cheap but, are these Chinese smartphones worth the price?

A 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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Hollywood in the 30s: an enchanting, thrilling journey in images, words

Charlie Chaplin The book turns the lens on the home of the original motion picture, starting with Charlie Chaplin’s silent films and graduating to color movies like The Wizard of Oz. It focuses on the “movers and shakers of the age”, from directors and stars to movie sets and costume departments.
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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.

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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Cheap but, are these Chinese smartphones worth the price?

A 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

Micromax launches LED TV, to be sold exclusively on Snapdeal

MicromaxPhone maker Micromax on Monday launched a 32-inch LED TV which would be sold exclusively on e-commerce platform

Yahoo builds mobile muscle with Flurry buy

YahooYahoo continued its quest for renewed relevance with the purchase of a startup specializing in analyzing and making money from mobile applications.
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