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Hindustan Times Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Last Updated 07:40 IST 

Arun Jaitley’s big test: How to keep prices low, make jobs grow

Arun Jaitley
Finance minister Arun Jaitley, set to present his maiden budget on Thursday, has the difficult job of juggling long-term economic reforms, which might involve some bitter fiscal pills, with PM Modi’s electoral promise of good days to a country that added only 15 million jobs during 2005-12. Poll: What do you want from finance minister Arun Jaitley's maiden budget?

Blow-by-blow account of how Argentina goalie Romero grounded the flying Dutchmen

Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero reacts after saving a shot by Wesley Sneijder in the penalty shootout (AP Photo)
Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties after the first scoreless semi in the tournament's history, with old foes Germany awaiting them in Sunday's showpiece, here is a blow-by-blow account of how the penalties proceeded. Sergio Goycochea vs Sergio Romero | Match report | I taught Romero : Gaal

HT Analysis
Amit Shah’s biggest political challenge: Winning assembly polls

Amit Shah
Amit Shah's journey to BJP's presidency was extraordinary. He mesmerised the RSS with his organisational skills and clinched the top job in no time, much to the surprise of his rivals in the party.

5 children among 7 killed in Israeli air strike

Raped 81-yr-old before killing her: domestic help

Footage of Rahul Gandhi sleeping in LS goes viral

Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila to HC

CBI quizzes AP governor, widens Agusta case ambit

Ghaziabad gang rape victim now being threatened

Black buck case: SC tells Salman to reply to plea

I-T notice a witch-hunt, will fight back: Sonia

Confrontation with US will be a disaster: Xi Jinping

Jharkhand minor raped on community chief's order

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Our Take
Economic survey points to the job at hand

Any plan to turn things around would necessarily have to factor in the millions of hopefuls who join the workforce every year.

Keep the faith, science's bounty is enough for us

The greed of multinationals must not be an excuse to restrain the quantum leap in scientific understanding and technology. Farrukh Dhondy writes.
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The HT Football Quiz
Legends of the game
World cup shocks

Sergio Goycochea did it for Argentina in 1990, Sergio Romero does it in 2014

Sergio Romero
Diego Maradona is not one to let go of the spotlight, but he had to share some 24 years ago during the World Cup in Italy.

Top 10 budgets over the years and the finance ministers behind them

Finance Ministers
As India closes in on Union Budget 2014 and all eyes focus on Arun Jaitley, we take a quick look at the top ten budgets that made history, and the finance ministers who propelled them.

US: Pilot of delayed flight buys pizza for whole plane

While Frontier Airlines flight waited for bad weather to clear, the pilot of the plane called for 35 pizzas to feed all the passengers aboard. The plane, which was already hours behind schedule, sat on the ground at the small airport for about two hours.

Riteish Deshmukh fits into Kapil Sharma's boots, turns Bank Chor

Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh seems to have hit the jackpot post his super performance in Ek Villain. Now, Yash Raj Films has signed him for Bank Chor, a film that was supposed to be Kapil Sharma's Bollywood debut.

WATCH: Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor in first trailer of Finding Fanny

Featuring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah, Finding Fanny is an English short film that celebrates happiness in the background of Konkani culture.

End the secrecy: why India's interest lies in unwrapping the 1962 war report

1962 War
The highly classified Henderson Brooks Report commissioned by the Govt of India after the 1962 Sino-Indian war looked into the reasons for India's rout to China. And it is important, at least for transparency sake, to declassify the document.

Messi, a continent is putting its hopes on you tonight

Argentina vs Belgium
History is evident that no European team has won the title in South America. Messi, Argentine fans across the globe will keep their fingers crossed when your team will take on the Netherlands in Sao Paulo, writes an Indian football fan.

Russia launches first new space rocket since Soviet era

MAKS 2009 International Aerospace Show

Russia launched its first new design of space rocket since the Soviet era from the northern military space port of Plesetsk on Wednesday, aiming to break its reliance on foreign suppliers as well as the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


I taught Romero how to stop penalties and that hurts, says Dutch coach Van Gaal

louis van gaal
A couple of days back, Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal brought Costa Rica's dream run to an end by substituting keeper Tim Krul in the dying seconds of extra-time. Krul saved two penalties to ensure that the Dutch advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-final stat attack: Argentina vs Netherlands

Arjen Robben, Lionel Messi
A statistical comparison between Argentina and Netherlands, which are taking part in the Wednesday's World Cup semi-final match in Arena de Sao Paulo.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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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Vijay's ton take India to a comfortable position on Day 1

Murali Vijay
A solid batting display by Murali Vijay took India to 177 for three against England at tea on day one of the first Test in Nottingham on Wednesday.

Pakistan drop Hafeez from test squad for Lanka tour

Mohammad Hafeez
Pakistan have dropped top order batsman Mohammad Hafeez from their test squad and recalled former captain Younis Khan in the one-day team for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.
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US Fed to end bond buying in October

stock broker
The United States Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced it will end its bond buying programme by October saying the domestic economy looked on course to recovery.

Govt mulls ‘use it or lose it’ land policy, digital speed

Digital detox

In keeping with the new government’s thrust on information technology, the Economic Survey has advocated the use of a combination of Internet and self-certification for fast-tracking decision making, as a short-term measure to improve India’s business environment.

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24-hours of sleep deprivation leads to schizophrenia-like symptoms

woman "It was clear to us that a sleepless night leads to impairment in the ability to concentrate. But we were surprised at how pronounced the spectrum of schizophrenia-like symptoms was," said a professor, leading an international team of researchers.
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Honda's Mobilio MPV reviewed

Honda's Mobilio MPV reviewedSometimes urban traffic in India is a real downer. A slow crawl to and from work in Mumbai is all but expected, and drive in Bangalore for any length of time and you’ll experience what being immobile in a car for long periods feels like.

Mercedes' new CLA 45 AMG reviewed

Mercedes' new CLA 45 AMG reviewedAMG says it is an engine maker first and a car maker second; and what an engine this is. Making a record-busting 355bhp from a grand total of just two litres, it gives new meaning to the phrase “small but powerful”.

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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Sony caters to selfie fans with Xperia C3

The latest manufacturer to join the selfie craze, Sony has equipped its new Xperia C3 smartphone with a 5MP front camera and editing tools dedicated specifically to touching up self-portraits.

Samsung launches Galaxy K zoom in India

Galaxy K zoomSouth Korean handset maker Samsung Electronics on tuesday launched in India a new smartphone, featuring a specialised camera with 10X zoom, for Rs. 29,999.

Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case

A man takes a photographUS technology giant Apple has lost a lawsuit against a Chinese state regulator over patent rights to voice recognition software such as the iPhone's "Siri", a Beijing court said.
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