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Hindustan Times Friday, August 22, 2014 | Last Updated 14:10 IST 

Why no Leader of Opposition, SC asks Modi govt

A battle lost for apartment owners?
The apex court remarked that the LoP is a very important component under the Lokpal law and needed an objective consideration. The LoP is a selection committee member in the appointment of Lokpal.

Anti-Afspa activist Irom Sharmila arrested for attempted suicide

Irom Sharmila

Anti-Afspa activist Irom Sharmila was re-arrested in Imphal on Friday on charges of attempt to commit suicide. She was released from judicial custody following a court order on Wednesday evening

ISIS is the most dangerous group, never seen anything like this: US

Iraq militants
Pentagon chiefs said the jihadist group could be eradicated if local Sunni communities reject it and regional powers unite to fight it, but only if the battle is taken into Syria and not just Iraq.
What is Islamic State and what it wants

Hush up rape, slap the suspect instead: Panchayat

Flood situation remains grim in parts of UP, Bihar

Govt raises sugar import duty to 25% from 15%

Dina Nath Batra's books now travel to MP

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire again

Maharashtra CM skips Modi's events in Nagpur

MP: BJP leader, 5 others held for raping minor girl

Ganga cleaning begins; toxin sensors installed

BJP gets ready for Tamil Nadu assembly polls

Soon, foreign bank, trip details could be in I-T returns

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beyond the bite
Modi's fine words must be followed by firm action

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Modi is the PM of India with the executive authority to rein in anyone who chooses to impose a majoritarian worldview on the Indian people. Which is why his fine words must be followed by firm and concrete action, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Our Take
No limit to the brutality of ISIS

Iraq
The gruesome beheading of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State is a reminder of the ghastly effects of radicalism and the havoc that the jihadi group is wreaking across Iraq and Syria.
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Youth Survey 2014
Mumbai isn't the city of dreams for nothing
'Uprising' in Pakistan
Freedom from dowry
Celebrating 175 years of photography

VIEWPOINT
Assess value of a medal, don't make our athletes beg for awards

Amandeep Singh
Isn't this rather sad? A player lives with the dream of playing for the country. Then he or she works hard to win a medal for it. But even after winning a medal for India, they have to prove they deserve to be selected for the Arjuna award. Former India hockey player Dilip Tirkey shares his views.

Man kills wife in Odisha over delay in serving tea

hot tea
A 56-year-old-man killed his wife in Odisha's Dhenkanal district as she delayed serving him tea, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Wednesday at Guhalipal village, about 110 km from Bhubaneswar.

Ancient Ethiopian walled city keeps modern life at bay

Harar
Hyenas feast on flesh every night outside the ancient walls of Harar -- one of Islam's holiest cities that is holding out against the pressures of the modern world. But change is coming, and campaigners are working hard to preserve Harar's unique history and traditions.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seriously injures firefighters in US

Ice Bucket 2
Local media said that two firefighters were moving the apparatus after the Ice Bucket Challenge when a power arc occurred near the power lines, striking and seriously injuring them.

Drunkest state Kerala going off booze, to be fully dry in 10 years

liquor
The Congress-led United Democratic Front government on Thursday announced a number of steps to reduce liquor consumption in Kerala, which is the highest in the country, and enforce total prohibition in a staggered manner.

To WAG or not to WAG: Sports’ struggle with the significant other

Dipika Pallikal, Anushka Sharma, Sakshi Dhoni
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not happy with the England debacle. In fact, they are so angry, that rumour has it they are coming out with the big gun – the dreaded chastity belt.

US media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus

Dipika Pallikal, Anushka Sharma, Sakshi Dhoni
Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of BKS Iyengar, calling him as one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spritual exercise to West.

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland doubled in 4 yrs; Indian went there to die in 2011

Smoking chimneys
Germans and Britons make up the bulk of the numbers opting to come to Switzerland to end their lives through assisted suicide, while the case of one Indian 'suicide tourist' has also been recorded in 2011, according to a new study.
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Ajmal to miss first 2 ODIs vs Sri Lanka for tests on action

Saeed Ajmal
Pakistan's leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.

My role doesn't undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Duncan Fletcher
Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian team, newly appointed team director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of coach Duncan Fletcher.
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Ronaldo fit for Real Madrid's Super Cup decider

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.

Mario Balotelli all set for Liverpool switch

 Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli was set for a shock move to Liverpool Thursday as AC Milan acknowledged that the controversial Italy striker was on his way out.
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Injured Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

John Isner
Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury. It wasn't yet clear if the injury would affect his appearance in the US Open, which starts on Monday.

Wimbledon champion Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

Petra Kvitova
Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
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cities

RBI to conduct frequent term repos for flexible cash management

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it would conduct more frequent term repos but retained the overall borrowing limit for lenders, in a bid to make borrowing more flexible without injecting additional liquidity into markets.

Arvind Subramanian poised to become Indian govt adviser

Currency
US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday.
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Five ways to burn calories without exercising!

good sleep No we're not going to ask you to take the stairs instead of the elevator, or cycle to work instead of driving your car. It's going to be so much more easy than that. We are going to ask you to be practical and sleep well, stand right, get some sun and...
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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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Tablets hit tipping point

More than half of US consumers with an internet connection now own a tablet and while demand is starting to slow, the device still remains high on most people's future tech shopping lists.

Indian online market set to explode: Study

Taking Social Media too seriously?With the Indian online market set to explode, telecom companies stand to generate an additional revenue of $8 billion and EBITDA of $2.9 billion over the next three years, a joint study by Google and AT Kearney has forecast.

Barnes & Noble, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

Galaxy Tab 4 NookBarnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
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