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Hindustan Times Saturday, August 02, 2014 | Last Updated 13:30 IST 

Shiv Sena says it's 'fashionable' to allege rape, backs senior cop named in model's complaint

Sunil Paraskar
The Shiv Sena came out in support of senior IPS officer Sunil Paraskar, accused of raping a city-based model, and made light of the allegations against him saying it has become a 'fashion' to charge men with rape.

Malin landslide toll climbs to 75, bad weather hampers search operations

Heavy machinery
The toll in the landslide catastrophe at Malin village rose to 75 after the recovery of five more bodies on Saturday even as 100 more villagers are still believed to be buried in the debris, officials said.

Another Day
Modi has a chance to change India's discourse, but for that he must speak

Sadananda Gowda
Narendra Modi has a chance to lead, even change, the nation’s discourse. Right now, we are ripe for a thousand unspoken conversations: Secularism, inclusiveness, development, gender, poverty. But instead of a dialogue we have competitive shrillness.

Israel bombards Gaza as Hamas denies holding missing soldier

Gaza Strip
Israel is striking dozens of sites in Gaza as it continues a massive search for an officer it fears was captured by Hamas militants. Rafah's main hospital was evacuated because of the strikes.

West Africa seeks to seal off Ebola-hit regions

Saharanpur violence: Akhilesh in photo controversy

Publisher of Natwar's book receives 'threat calls'

UPSC row: Activists protest outside Rajnath's house

Factory blast in east China kills at least 65

8 dead as landslide hits Nepal, sparking flood fears

Insurance Act: Modi govt’s first acid test in RS

Sheila govt did little for illegal colonies: CAG

ICC lets Anderson off, Jadeja fine also revoked

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Third Eye
The leader who won't lead: Congress' Rahul Gandhi problem

Congress president Sonia Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi wants to take apart the Congress’ structure and put his own architecture in place. But where are even the first signs of that process? Barkha Dutt writes.

Our take
Modi works for a neighbourhood that embraces India

PM Narendra Modi
A distinctive feature about PM Modi’s reign in power so far has been his government’s focus on the South Asian neighbourhood. His endeavour stems in part from a need to undo a disarray in neighbourhood policy.
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Gaza's children survive shell shock
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Sushil Kumar: The Desi Superhero
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Smart way to sell a smartphone

India not to support WTO trade deal, wants roadmap for rules on food subsidies

WTO
India withstood mounting pressure to ratify a trade pact from the developed countries, which blamed India's hard bargain strategy for the eventual collapse of the talks. India's refusal to sign pact sends wrong signal: Kerry

Care to give a lift? Hitchhiking robot thumbs its way across Canada

HitchBOT
A talking robot assembled from household odds and ends called HitchBot is hitchhiking thousands of kilometers across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment to see if those of its kind can trust humans.

Kanpur advocate files obscenity case against Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan, PK
Claiming that the poster was obscene, advocate Manoj Kumar said it had terribly hurt his sentiments. "When I received a copy of the newspaper I was shocked with the poster. Newspaper reaches crores of people, including children and the elderly."

Exam tests tempers: What's the CSAT controversy, who wants what from UPSC

Aamir Khan, PK
Protesters claim the second paper of the CSAT, which tests logical reasoning, analytical ability, basic numeracy and English language comprehension, puts rural students and those from non-English medium schools at a disadvantage.

Movie review: Hercules is brisk, breezy fun with fine sword-and-sandals spectacles

hercules
The narrative of Hercules brims with a wealth of visual flourishes, courtesy legendary cinematographer Dante Spinotti. Even the capabilities of 3D are optimally utilized.

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Katju never wrote to me that justice Kumar was corrupt: RC Lahoti

Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju
Former chief justice of India RC Lahoti has refuted ex-Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju’s accusations that he gave in to pressure from the UPA 1 government to allow a 'tainted' Madras HC judge to continue in office.

Marital hiss: Catch snakes or the wedding is off!

Snake charmer
Even today, the sapera community in Akrabad, Gangiri, Atrouli, Khair, Sapera Bhanpur, Kasimpur and Morani villages in Aligarh, observes an ancient bizarre ritual of giving poisonous snakes in dowry to daughters in marriage.

Kanpur cop kisses murder accused on forehead, calls him 'good boy'; transferred

Kanpur policeman
A senior police official probing the murder of a young woman, daughter-in-law of a leading businessman of Uttar Pradesh, was on Friday taken off the investigation after he hugged the main accused and the victim's husband inside a police station in Kanpur.

Instagram selfie 'in Ukraine' lands Russian soldier in controversy

Instagram
Photos taken by 24-year-old Alexander Sotkin have sparked controversy after it was revealed they may have been taken in Ukraine, despite Moscow's denials that its troops have intervened in the conflict across the border.
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Haven't thought about retirement, says Zaheer Khan

Zaheer to play Ranji matches
Everyone may have written off Zaheer Khan, but the 35-year-old pacer isn't ready to hang up his boots just yet. "Playing for India was never easy in the first place. It was an impossible dream," he says in an interview.

HT@England
India tour of England: Batting core fails to hold it together

Cheteshwar Pujara
The onus to provide high-quality entertainment in this tour was left to Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. However, the Indian duo are yet to play an innings of substance.
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Wenger dismisses Gerrard's Suarez claims

Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back at claims by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard that striker Luis Suarez was 'too good' to ever move to the north London outfit.

Malaga snap up Mexico star Ochoa

Ochoa

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who was one of the outstanding performers at the World Cup in Brazil, has completed a move to Spanish top-flight side Malaga.

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Venus topples birthday girl Azarenka at Stanford WTA event

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Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams ousted fourth-seeded birthday girl Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA hardcourt tournament at Stanford.

Nishikori fights into ATP showdown with Gasquet

Japan's Kei Nishikori
Japan's Kei Nishikori battled through a second challenging three-set test on Thursday to reach an ATP Washington Open quarter-final against a foe he has never beaten, Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
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Microsoft sues Samsung in US, alleging contract breach

Microsoft
Microsoft on Friday fired a legal salvo at longtime partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean giant of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the competitive smartphone market.

India’s industrial output in July hits 17-month high

Construction work
Production activity in factories jumped to 17-month high in July driven by a flood of new orders, data from a monthly survey showed, rekindling hopes of a rebound in the Indian economy battling a prolonged slump.
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UPSC protest

Unfair advantage

Hindi-medium ­candidates are ­demanding the scrapping of CSAT as, they say, it gives unfair advantage to English-medium aspirants

The big jobs generator

A desk job can cause early deathAccording to Harvard Business Review, the role of a data scientist is the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’. In India too, the demand for data scientists, data visualisers, managers and analysts is surging.

IIMs, IITs offer big data programmes

IIT studentsDespite the growing popularity of data analytics as a highly lucrative career, there are not many relevant full-time courses available in India and abroad. However, there are some certificate and online courses on offer. One such is the postgraduate certificate course in business analytics by NIIT Ltd.
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Microsoft sues Samsung in US, alleging contract breach

Microsoft on Friday fired a legal salvo at longtime partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean giant of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the competitive smartphone market.

Brief Facebook outage prompts Twitter comedy and panic phone calls to cops

FacebookA brief Facebook outage on Friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affected users worldwide.

BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users

BlackberryBlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients.
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