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  • Gurdaspur
    Aug 02, 2015 07:52 IST

    Gurdaspur terrorists used ‘Made in Pakistan’ gloves

    Investigations into the Gurdaspur terror attack have revealed that the ultras were wearing ‘made in Pakistan’ gloves. Also, the origin of a seized night vision device (NVD), a ‘US government property’, points towards an Afghanistan link.

  • Bangladesh enclave
    Aug 02, 2015 10:01 IST

    Security, a prime concern after India-Bangladesh enclave exchange

    With the long-awaited swapping of enclaves between India and Bangladesh now complete, ensuring security so that these areas do not become a hub of anti-national activities seems to be the prime concern for security agencies.

  • Ahmad al-Basheer, The Basheer Show, Iraq comedy, IS
    Aug 02, 2015 10:20 IST

    Laughing at IS: Iraq's Jon Stewart combats jihadists with satire

    Defying death threats, an Iraqi television comedian, Ahmad al-Basheer, is taking on the Islamic State group with biting satirical sketches like the one above, with his sharp, incisive humour aimed at dispelling the aura of fear that surrounds the militant group.

  • Ajinkya Rahane Pravin Amre
    Aug 02, 2015 09:36 IST

    Personal touch to team game: Cricketers hire specialised coaches

    Until a couple of decades ago, warm-ups for most cricketers meant a jog around the park, a few minutes of rolling the arms and wrists, and some side stretches. Now, they stretch every sinew to get better and better.

  • Ghaziabad dump yard, Dump yard, Trash, Landfill, Ghaziabad
    Aug 02, 2015 09:30 IST

    Five-star hotels and a mountain of trash: Welcome to Ghaziabad

    Fancy hotels, malls and posh multi-specialty hospitals are aplenty in Ghaziabad, but the stench from the 100-ft high garbage hillock has forced residents to move around with their noses covered.

  • SC, Supreme Court
    Aug 01, 2015 21:53 IST

    SC deputy registrar quits over verdict on Yakub Memon's hanging

    A Supreme Court deputy registrar has resigned to protest against the judgement clearing the death penalty of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, saying two decisions within a span of hours are instances of "judicial abdication" that should count among the "darkest hours" of the apex court.

  • Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe, Lion Poaching
    Aug 02, 2015 07:58 IST

    Conflicting reports over killing of Cecil the lion's 'brother'

    Uncertainty surrounds the fate of another lion linked to Cecil, the beloved Zimbabwean lion slain by an American dentist whose killing caused a global outcry, after a conservation group reported that his "brother" Jericho had also been killed Saturday.

  • Myanmar floods
    Aug 02, 2015 08:40 IST

    Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead

    Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

  • Libya
    Aug 02, 2015 00:13 IST

    'We respect teachers, captors told us': Story of a Libya hostage

    If their religion was initially the reason they were taken hostage in Libya, it was their profession that helped regain their freedom. Two of four university professionals kidnapped by the Islamic State near Sirte on July 29 found themselves hostage in the hands of gunmen who’d once also been their students, HT has learnt.

  • India-Bangladesh enclaves exchange LBA Candle light
    Aug 01, 2015 23:21 IST

    Life in the enclaves: After freedom, it's politics

    After the freedom, the politics. The enclave dwellers, who became Indian citizens on Friday midnight, may not be sufficient to have a decisive say in assembly constituencies, but the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)and Forward Bloc leaders have earnestly taken the plunge to capture the new vote bank.

  • Trump president
    Aug 02, 2015 00:52 IST

    US presidential candidate Donald Trump is here to stay

    Sceptics and critics in the Republican party and outside who had earlier dismissed Donald Trump as a “clown”, “entertainer” and a “non-serious candidate” are re-editing themselves, realising that he is still in the race for the White House.

  • Congress protest Vyapam scam Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Aug 01, 2015 20:21 IST

    A Vyapam case in Gwalior claims 9 lives, cops say no foul play

    As many as nine people accused in a particular case in the Vyapam scam have died since 2007, it has emerged now, thickening the plot in the multi-layered exam-rigging scandal in Madhya Pradesh.

  • A Congress supporter holds tha party flag during Rahul Gandhi's election rally in Dharamsala
    Aug 02, 2015 00:56 IST

    Youth Congress begins process to turn into ‘fighting machine’

    The Youth Congress is considering a slew of changes including going back to its time-tested politics of agitation, scrapping the appraisal system and introducing a new internal election process in a bid to restore its position as the sword arm of the grand old party.

  • Simone Ruffini
    Aug 02, 2015 00:39 IST

    Swimmer proposes girlfriend for marriage after win, she says yes

    Despite throwing up twice during the opening lap on the Kazanka River, Italian Simone Ruffini eventually stood atop the podium under a light drizzle after the nearly five-hour 25-kilometer race, and held up a marriage proposal for girlfriend and teammate Aurora Ponsele.

  • Abu Salem
    Aug 01, 2015 22:48 IST

    CBI objects to gangster Abu Salem’s marriage plan

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday objected to a Mumbra resident’s application to marry gangster Abu Salem, stating there was a possibility he may have threatened her.