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Hindustan Times Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Last Updated 17:30 IST 

Pune: At least 5 killed, 150 trapped in Ambegaon landslide; 40 houses buried

collapsed houses

At least 40 houses were feared buried under the debris from a hill that collapsed while residents were sleeping. Television footage showed the side of the hill shaved off, with large amounts of mud, muddy water and logs piled below.

Rahul stopped Sonia Gandhi from becoming PM: Natwar Singh

natwar singh

Congress president Sonia Gandhi refused her party's offer to be the prime minister in May 2004 because her son Rahul 'put his foot down', former foreign minister K Natwar Singh has said.

Take that Flipkart: Amazon to invest $2 billion more in India

Amazon
Amazon.com Inc will invest an added $2 billion in India as the e-commerce giant ramps up business in the country, the company said on Wednesday, a day after local rival Flipkart announced a fresh round of funding worth $1 billion.

Kumbakonam case: principal gets 10 yrs in jail for death of 94 children

Kumbakonam
A trial court in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur on Wednesday sentenced the founder and the headmistress of a private school in Kumbakonam to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment after it found them guilty of a fire accident that killed 94 children.

Home buyers win, SC asks Supertech to return money or give flats

Maya Kodnani gets bail in Naroda Patiya riots case

Speculating endgames: What could happen in Gaza

US secretary of state Kerry to arrive in India today

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Stalin

16 ex-ministers of UPA govt served eviction notice

Gadkari bugging controversy rocks Parliament

Delhi: Boy dies after falling in boiling pot

At least 43 Palestinians killed in Israeli attack

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Kerry visit: India, America need to get past bumps

John Kerry
India-US ties have, in recent years, been marked by lofty rhetoric, high ambition, intensive engagement and underwhelming outcomes. Obama described the India relationship as one of the 'defining partnerships' of the 21st century. Kerry leaves for India

Food for thought: No roadmap for cold chains in this budget

Food Corporation of India
It is known that over one-third of India’s fruit and vegetables valued at over Rs. 13,000 crore is wasted annually in the absence of adequate refrigerated storage infrastructure and logistics deficiencies, writes Kunal Bose.
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No country for children
Riteish Deshmukh
In pics: Feasting on Eid-ul-fitr
Haryana
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
Enjoy your leisurely weekend Brunch!

Drugged chicken? CSE finds antibiotic residue, seeks ban on your favourite bird

Bird flu
A new study released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said  'large-scale and indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be 'strongly linked' to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

Kick's blazing run continues, is the biggest grosser of the year with Rs. 127 crore

Jacqueline
Kick's blazing run at the box office continues: With a net collection of Rs. 127.03 crore at domestic ticket windows, and another Rs. 18 crore overseas collection, the Salman Khan-starrer is all set to make its way to record books.

Analysis
Dealing with India’s right-wing cultural outrage machine

Dina Nath Batra
Books are getting pulped and authors are forced to rewrite; song lyrics change and films and art exhibition are being banned as the vigilantes use India's loosely worded hate-speech and blasphemy laws to muzzle cultural liberalism, writes Krittivas Mukherjee.

Saffronising education: Harsh Vardhan's sex education ban to Batra's books

12th standard students
In the past, the BJP accused school books being driven by 'Marxists'. With the NDA back in power, the Sangh Parivar is reported to have already set up a body to push the saffron agenda.

CWG day 6: Sushil, Vinesh, Amit win gold, India bag 8 medals

Sushil Kumar CWG 2014
Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show, winning three of the five gold medals on offer on Tuesday. Shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang won a silver and a bronze, respectively.

I was obsessed with Salman Khan, says Sonam Kapoor

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Sonam Kapoor may be a star in her own right now, but she doesn’t shy away from revealing that, as a kid, she was particularly star-struck by another actor. With her usual candour, she says that meeting him for the first time “one of the highlights of [her] life".

Emraan Hashmi denies having signed film with Sandra Amy

Emraan Hashmi
Tamil actor Sandra Amy recently claimed that she stars opposite Emraan Hashmi in a film and even shares a liplock scene with the kissing king. When contacted, both Emraan Hashmi and the said director of the film deny even discussing any such project!

A failed out-of-court deal to settle land dispute led to Saharanpur riots

Police Personnel guards

The warring Sikhs and Muslims of Saharanpur had tried for an out-of-court settlement for the land dispute, much before it became a religiously divisive issue leading to riots in the city, sources tell HT.

Unclog Delhi
Delhi: Life in slow lane on Vikas Marg

Police Personnel guards

An arterial road that links trans-Yamuna region to the rest of the Capital, Vikas Marg is one of the lifelines of east Delhi. With a traffic volume of nearly 90,000 vehicles every day, it is a motorists’ nightmare.

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Live 3rd Test Day 4: Bhuvi strikes, England 22/1, lead by 261

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Put in to bowl again by England after getting bowled out for 330 in reply to England's first innings 569 for seven declared, Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck early to get England to 22/1, leading by 261.

Hughes put aside personal grief, makes Australia case with one-day 200

Phil Hughes
Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who put aside personal grief with a record unbeaten double century in an A match against South Africa on Tuesday, is happy to let his runs do the talking as he presses his case for an international recall.
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Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped, then released

Carlos Tevez
The lawyer for Carlos Tevez said the father of the Argentina and Juventus star was kidnapped on Tuesday, but was released eight hours later and appeared to be physically unharmed.

Manchester City beats Milan 5-1 in Champions Cup


Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 Sunday in the International Champions Cup.
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Video: Sabine Lisicki fires fastest ever serve at a WTA event

Sabine Lisicki
German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

Wimbledon semi-finalist Dimitrov pulls out with flu

Grigor Dimitrov
Ninth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, coming off a Wimbledon semi-final run, pulled out of next week's ATP Washington Open after doctors diagnosed him on Sunday with the flu and a sinus infection.
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Bharti stock surges nearly 6%; top gainer on Sensex, Nifty

Airtel
Bharti Airtel shares today jumpednearly 6% after the company reported a 60.9% rise in its consolidated net profit for the June quarter.

BlackBerry to acquire German security solutions firm

BlackBerry
BlackBerry will acquire German security solutions firm Secusmart GmbH as part of its efforts to ramp up enterprise service offerings. Secusmart provides anti-eavesdropping solutions, among other things, for government organisations.
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Honda’s maiden multi-purpose vehicle Mobilio set to cause a stir

Mobilio set to cause a stirA smart looking people mover that is modern and contemporary, spacious interiors though marred somewhat by insipid design and a very peppy drive makes it an unbeatable package.

Tata's new Zest reviewed

Tata's new Zest reviewedWith the Zest, Tata wants to claw back lost ground from Maruti, Hyundai and Honda in the crucial sub-4 metre sedan segment it first created.

Violating rules

Why are the HRD ministry and UGC, which were in a great hurry to roll back Delhi University’s four-year degree programme, turning a blind eye to UGC rules being violated by institutes offering distance learning degree courses?

Life in a Delhi University hostel

Daulat Ram CollegeSo, students are back in college for the new session. Here’s a look at how freshers adjust to life in ­hostels and enjoy the facilities offered.

Starting a new phase of life

College studentsRight While college is the time to have fun, it is also important to strike a balance between academics and co-curricular activities.
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Facebook launches bookmarking feature 'Save'

Facebook has launched a new tool that lets users store links from News Feed and Facebook Pages for places, events, movies, TV shows, and music to a list where they can view them later.

2.5 billion smartphone users globally by 2015: report

people on phonesNearly 2.5 billion people or 35 % of the global population is expected to use smartphones by the end of 2015, says the latest report of US-based industry tracker Strategy Analytics.

Device that reads sleep patterns

A sleeping womanCombining information on your sleep patterns with what is going on around you, this new device will wake you up at the perfect moment.
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