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Israeli shelling kills 50 Palestinians as Gaza truce collapses

The Israeli military Friday told people in Gaza that it is resuming its ongoing offensive, saying Hamas broke  a planned three-day ceasefire just hours after it began. Reuters photo

Massive Israeli shelling killed at least 50 people in the Hamas-ruled Gaza following the collapse of a 72-hour ceasefire shortly...

Article row: Sri Lanka tenders unqualified apology to Modi

Sri Lanka today tendered an unqualified apology to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa over a derogatory article posted on its Defence Ministry website that triggered a furore in India. AP photo

Sri Lanka today tendered an unqualified apology to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa over a derogatory...

Natwar's account of frosty relations between Sonia and Narasimha Rao

' Sonia had made P V Narasimha Rao Prime Minister.  But she wasn't very fond of him.  I, too, had fallen out with him and joined the Tiwari Congress, but we later made up', Singh recalls in his just-released book 'One Life Is Not Enough' published by Rupa / Screen Grab

The frosty relationship between Sonia Gandhi and late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao comes out in full view in Natwar Singh's ...

Karnataka: New born baby stolen, act caught on CCTV

The CCTV visuals showed the unidentified woman walking away nonchalantly with the infant tucked in her clothes, police said today / Screen Grab

In an audacious act caught on CCTV, a woman has stolen a new born baby after entering the labour room at a well known hospital here.

Elite women commandos to secure Delhi Metro

A lethal women commando squad trained in Filipino martial art and capable of neutralising a threat using innocuous objects like pen or hairpin would now patrol coaches and stations of Delhi Metro to ensure safety of passengers, especially women / PTI Photo

A lethal women commando squad trained in Filipino martial art and capable of neutralising a threat using innocuous objects like pen ...

Business

Sensex falls most in over 3wks, down 414pts on global sell-off

Extending losses for the second straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex plunged over 187 points in early trade today on increased capital outflows amidst a weak global trend. PTI photo

The benchmark Sensex today plunged over 414 points, logging its biggest single-day drop in over 3 weeks, to end at 25,480.84 on across-the-board losses in bluechips amid a global sell-off.

BSE
25,480.84 -414.13
NSE
7,602.60 -118.70
Friday 1 August 2014 at:18:50 Hrs
Gold (Bangalore) (10gm)28,617.00
Silver (per kg)45,600.00
US Dollar 60.30
Pound102.96
Euro81.51
* Price at which Bank Sell (in Rs.)
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Bangalore bandh evokes mixed response

field day: It was a good day to teach children cycling as most vehicles remained off the road due to the Bangalore bandh call given by some Kannada organisations on Thursday. DH photo

The dawn-to-dusk Bangalore bandh, called by a group of pro-Kannada organisations against the "increase" in sexual attacks on women and children...

Sports

CWG: Pinki brings India's first boxing medal

Indian boxer Pinki Jangra lost her women's 48-51 kg semi-final bout to settle for the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. AP photo

Indian grapplers dominate CWG with 13 medals

Indian wrestlers lived upto their expectations by scooping 13 medals, inclu

Pujara, Kohli drop in ICC Test rankings

Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a couple of rungs to 10th but remained the best-p

Super Vikas basks in golden glow

On a wet, wet Thursday at the Hampden Park, Vikas Shive Gowda wrote...

Sindhu joins Thulasi, Kashyap, Srikanth in quarters

Indian badminton players had a great day at the Commonwealth...

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Ashish Kumar of India performs during the men's individual floor exercise final in the artistic...

Ashish Kumar of India performs during the men's individual floor exercise final in the artistic...

Rebecca Downie of England performs during the women's gymnastics uneven bars apparatus final at...

Rebecca Downie of England performs during the women's gymnastics uneven bars apparatus final at...

A jumper raises sand during the women's long jump final at Hampden Park Stadium during the...

A jumper raises sand during the women's long jump final at Hampden Park Stadium during the...

Roseline Filion of Canada competes in the women's 10m Platform final at the 2014 Commonwealth...

Roseline Filion of Canada competes in the women's 10m Platform final at the 2014 Commonwealth...

Rasheed Dwyer, centre of Jamaica, leads home a Jamaica 1, 2, 3, with Warren Weir, right, who...

Rasheed Dwyer, centre of Jamaica, leads home a Jamaica 1, 2, 3, with Warren Weir, right, who...

England's David Weir wins the men's para-sport 1500m T54 finals in the athletics competition at...

England's David Weir wins the men's para-sport 1500m T54 finals in the athletics competition at...

Botswana's Nijel Amos wins the men's 800m final in the athletics competition at Hampden Park...

Botswana's Nijel Amos wins the men's 800m final in the athletics competition at Hampden Park...

Indian wrestlers (L-R) Pawan Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Geetika and Yogeshwar Dutt medals at the...

Indian wrestlers (L-R) Pawan Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Geetika and Yogeshwar Dutt medals at the...

India's Pawan Kumar celebrates after winning a bronze medal against Pakistan's Muhammad Inam...

India's Pawan Kumar celebrates after winning a bronze medal against Pakistan's Muhammad Inam...

India's Vikas Shive Gowda poses with his gold medal after the medal ceremony of men's discus...

India's Vikas Shive Gowda poses with his gold medal after the medal ceremony of men's discus...

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For over a decade now, the BDA-initiated Arkavathi Layout has been a mirage for residential site hopefuls in Bangalore city...
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Today's Supplements

On the sand and silt route

A part of Seshadri Road poses risks to motorists due to the sand on it.  DH photos by bk janardhan

It is not unusual to see piles of sand heaped on road sides and pavements, thanks to the constructions going on in the City......

'Life has changed a lot'

 Kailash Kher. DH Metrolife print

Kailash Kher is known for his earthy voice. Currently part of 'Pepsi MTV Indies', he describes his stint with the series as......

The call of the wild

 Vivek Menon and Anil Kumble. DH Metrolife print

Indian Mammals - A Field Guide', was launched recently by Vivek C Menon, executive director and CEO of Wildlife Trust of India......

A spectacular gateway to beauty

entryway Give a welcoming touch to your home entrance. DH Homes&interiors print

First impression is always the best impression. So, why not create such an impression by making the entrance of your home inviting......

Green route beckons you

Use locally available materials to reduce your carbon footprint. DH Homes&interiors print

You don't need fat wallets or detailed designs to turn your home green, but some simple ideas that work, writes Vathsala V P......

Furry friends rule the roost

Create a separate area for your pets in your home so that they don't invade your space. DH Homes&interiors print

Incorporating unique design features can make your home pet-friendly. Simran Chhibber tells you how. Pet lovers have......

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