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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 05, 2013
The Bodo-dominated belt in Assam tethered on the edge as a 48-hour bandh began on Monday morning; hopes that UP CM Akhilesh Yadav would be the one to take state politics beyond caste considerations and usher in a progressive culture, are receding fast; a 21-year-old Australian woman who was trying to buy Apple smartphones online was conned into paying $1,200 (Rs 73,000) for two edible apples; and a two-year-old boy in the US, who is suffering from a type of blood cancer and who doctors say may only live for a few weeks, has served as the best man at his parents' wedding. These were some of the most read stories on the site. Read more:

Protests over Bodoland, 48-hr bandh declared
The Bodo-dominated belt in Assam tethered on the edge as a 48-hour bandh began on Monday morning demanding a separate Bodoland state even as Bodo MPs stopped proceedings at the Rajya Sabha on the first day of the Parliament's monsoon session. Read more

Controversies surround UP CM Akhilesh Yadav after IAS officer Durga’s suspension
The suave foreign-educated environment engineer became Uttar Pradesh CM at 38, raising hopes he would be the one to take state politics beyond caste considerations and usher in a progressive culture. Such hopes, however, are receding fast, as he struggles not to be overwhelmed by satraps who are either family or his father's friends. Read more

Woman tries to buy Apple phones online, pays $1200 for fruit
A 21-year-old Australian woman who was trying to buy Apple smartphones online was conned into paying $1,200 (Rs 73,000) for two edible apples. The woman, who has not been named, had posted an ad on a website for buying two Apple phones. Read more

Dying toddler is best man at parents' wedding in US
A two-year-old boy in the US, who is suffering from a type of blood cancer and who doctors say may only live for a few weeks, has served as the best man at his parents' wedding. Logan Stevenson has acute myeloid leukaemia and has undergone several operations. Read more