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Hindustan Times Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Last Updated 19:21 IST 
 

Gandhis go all out against 'communal' Narendra Modi

India votes across 91 constituencies in phase three
Addressing her maiden election rally in Tamil Nadu, Sonia Gandhi said Modi represented a 'dangerous combination of religious fanaticism, power and money' and asked the country to reject the 'ambition of that individual'.

SC: Srinivasan named in IPL probe report, can't discharge any function

N Srinivasan
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said N Srinivasan has been named in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing probe report and thus can't discharge any function inside the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Roads washed in dry Bankura to protect Moon Moon Sen

TMC Moon Moon Sen

The local panchayat authorities washed the metalled road winding through the village, to protect Moon Moon Sen and her daughters, from the dust, when women waited for long hours at roadside taps to get a bucket of water.

4 dead, 291 missing after S Korean ferry capsizes

Smriti files nomination, says Amethi will script history

Vote tactically to defeat BJP: Jamiat Ulema Hind

Armed Pro-Russian troops enter east Ukraine town

Same Russian agents in east as in Crimea: Ukraine

Delhi Police cop commits suicide in a temple

Six die as bus catches fire in Karnataka

Over 1/3 temporary workers in US from India: report

What's Amit Shah doing to get BJP votes in UP

Rahul slams Modi's 'toffee model' development

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Vote for party which will create a better life for all

India
We need a party that understands that development is less about making the Sensex soar and much more about developing a better life for all Indians, writes Rahul Bose.

After SC decision, third gender is no longer last

Made for each other
India is now in the league of modern societies as far as transgender rights go. The apex court’s observation goes well with the modern understanding that gender, which is rigidly defined in terms of male and female, is a social construct.
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National awards: Ship of Theseus wins best film, Jolly LLB best Hindi film

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Shahid, Jolly LLB and Ship of Theseus emerged as the big winners when the 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday. Read on.

WATCH: Rannvijay Singha marries Priyanka Vohra

Ranvijay Singh, Priyanka Vohra
Breaking the hearts of his many fans, Rannvijay Singha (of Roadies fame) got married to Priyanka Vohra. Interestingly, the wedding will be broadcast online by a YouTube channel.

I want to play a psychotic killer, says Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt
Talking about her dream role during her recent visit to HT House, Alia said, "I want to play a psychotic killer. With a face like mine, you would never expect a killer behind it. Imagine how creepy that would be!"

US Airways tweets pornographic image, leaves Twitter in splits

US Airways
US Airways on Tuesday tweeted a pornographic image from their official handle creating quite a ripple in the Twitter community. The tweet was pulled down about an hour later, but by then it had spread all over Twitter like wildfire.

Royals lap up puppy love as New Zealand tour wraps up

Duchess of Cambridge
Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine experienced some puppy love on Wednesday from German Shepherds destined to be police dogs before departing New Zealand with baby Prince George for the Australian leg of a three-week tour.

Misa's assets Rs. 4.72 cr, more than 'uncle' Ram Kripal Yadav

Misa Bharti
The assets of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharati, including that of her family, are worth Rs. 4.72 crore while her uncle Ram Kripal Yadav, who is contesting against her on a BJP ticket from Bihar's Patliputra seat, has declared assets worth Rs. 1.39 crore.

Defence gets its turn in Oscar Pistorius murder trial

Oscar Pistorius
For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony.

Tea seller to be Modi proposer in Varanasi too

Modi mania in Assam
Doing a Vadodara in Varanasi, Narendra Modi’s two proposers of his nomination from the holy city on April 22 will be a tea stall vendor and a person from an under-privileged section of society.
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Knight Riders look to rule the middle kingdom

Brad Haddin
Having off-loaded almost the entire team except captain Gambhir and Sunil Narine, KKR had to start afresh. As the team could not shake off middle-order woes in the last few seasons, it has prompted changes in the middle order.

HT @IPL: Cricket carnival begins today
Rohit Sharma’s captaincy to be in focus more than last year

Ajinkya Rahane
How Mumbai Indians turned up this season will provide a fresh opportunity to judge Rohit’s captaincy. But Malinga, Harbhajan, Zaheer Khan, Ojha, Pollard and Anderson will surely allow him to remain his languid self. KKR look to rule the middle kingdom
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Smart Podolski double helps Arsenal regain top 4 spot

Arsenal
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday to take them back into the Premier League top four as they maintained their bid for a Champions League place.

With Reds on song, Manchester City look to play catch up

Manchester City
Manchester City know they must keep themselves in a position to pounce if Premier League title favourites Liverpool slip up when they play the first of their two games in hand against bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday night.
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French Open kitty goes up to $34.5 million, up by over 10%

French Open
Prize money for this year's French Open will top €25 million ($34.5 million), more than 10% up on 2013, the French Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday.

Djokovic strolls into Monte Carlo third round

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic opened his Monte Carlo Masters title defence with a 6-1 6-0 demolition of Spanish qualifier Albert Montanes on Tuesday to reach the third round.
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News agencies to boycott IPL over photo restrictions

IPL
A number of news agencies have decided against covering cricket's Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition in India and the United Arab Emirates, due to the exclusion of some photo agencies from covering matches.

Let's try laundry! Dhoni on how to keep IPL clean

Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni preferred to look at the lighter side of the IPL spot-betting controversy and his involvement in it by suggesting that perhaps a laundry service could be tried to keep the event clean.
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Fearing exodus, AI puts proposed pay cut on backburner

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Nearly a week after the pilots’ union of its domestic fleet threatened industrial action against the airline’s proposal for a 15% pay cut, the airline has sent out an email ruling out any reduction in salaries.

Sensex falls for 3rd day; loses 208 points as IT, realty stocks hit

Bombay Stock Exchange
The BSE benchmark index Sensex fell for the third straight day by losing 208 points on increased profit selling by funds in IT, capital goods and realty stocks. The 30-share index dropped by 207.70 points, or 0.92%, to close at 22,277.23 points.

Rupee at 3-week closing 60.37 against dollar

Currency
The rupee on Wednesday lost 14 paise to register its three-week closing low of 60.37 against the dollar amid capital outflows and continuing demand for  US currency from oil refiners.
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Laziness could be hereditary: study

Lazy Could genes be to blame for a lack of motivation to hit the gym? A recent study conducted at the University of Missouri suggests this could be the case, where, researchers came to the conclusion that there is such a thing as a genetic predisposition to laziness.
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Go green, taste tech power and study social sciences

It’s admission time TERI and Ambedkar universities, which are rolling out their admission schedules, have great new offers this year. Also check out the new programmes at IGDTUW and DTU

Women powered by technology

Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical UniversityThe Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women is adding PhD programmes to its list of new courses this year.

AUD aims to reinvent social sciences

Student volunteersWant to go in for a dual major? Ambedkar University has the right options for you with some unique social sciences and humanities offerings
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Twitter buys social data provider Gnip

Twitter Inc said it bought social data provider Gnip to provide enhanced data analytics capabilities to its business customers. Founded in 2008, Gnip has a four-year-old partnership with Twitter.

Google unveils email scanning practices in new terms of service

GoogleGoogle Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads.

Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services: Report

A Facebook userFacebook Inc is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process.
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