HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014


100 crore club: Jaitley bats out centuries this budget

As Arun Jaitley began reading out the budget for financial year 2014-2015, we couldn't help but notice a certain template in the fund allocation. In short, we present you the 100 crore club.

Bollywood reacts to Arun Jaitley's maiden budget

Even as finance minister Arun Jaitley presents his first Union Budget in the Lok Sabha, Twitter is abuzz with expectations and reactions to his speech. Filmmakers Kunal Kohli and Hansal Mehta are two of the most active celeb faces right now.

Brazil's nightmare deepens as Argentina reach final

Still agonizing over Brazil's 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany, Brazilians will now have to watch their bitter rivals Argentina play for the trophy at the legendary Maracana Stadium on Sunday.

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

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.

Messi the star, but Mascherano the beating heart of the Albiceleste

Argentina have made it through to the World Cup final after an excruciating 24-year wait. All eyes have been on the captain, Lionel Messi, who has put on an exhibition of supreme skill and netted 4 goals.

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

Argentina reached the 1990 World Cup final, where they lost 1-0 to West Germany. The Albiceleste’s road to the final, despite uninspiring play during the tournament, was paved by goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea. 

US teen accused of sexting minor may have to pose for police with erection

A US teenager is fighting efforts by police who want to take photos of him in a sexually aroused state to try to prove a sexting case against him. Prosecutors in Virginia told a judge they need photos of the 17-year-old's erect penis to compare against the evidence.

Justin Bieber pleads 'no contest' in egg-throwing case, gets two years' probation

The Canadian pop star got two years of probation in Los Angeles Wednesday over an egg-throwing attack. In addition to the probation, Bieber was ordered to complete five days of community service and an anger management programme.

Sikh soldiers' World War-I love stories to feature in new documentary

Culled from archives and personal testimonies, heartwarming stories, including romantic ones, about Indian soldiers, including Sikhs, who fought in World War-I as part of the British army, feature in a new documentary made in France by Punjab-born filmmaker and novelist Vijay Singh.

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.

US: Pilot of delayed flight buys pizza for passengers aboard

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 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.

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

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.

Russia launches first new space rocket since Soviet era

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.

Messi, a continent is putting its hopes on you tonight

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.
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