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Hindustan Times Friday, April 25, 2014 | Last Updated 12:58 IST 

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Lok Sabha polling
Women voters wait to cast their vote at a polling station in South Dinajpur district of West...
 
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Polling official cheking electronic voting machine (EVM)
Scroll through the basic facts and figures of Lok Sabha phase 6 elections.
 
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Shekhar Iyer, HT's senior associate editor, detangles politics in Tamil Nadu, explaining the importance of...
 

Jayalalithaa can't release Rajiv Gandhi killers, SC refers case to larger constitution bench

Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan

The SC on Friday referred the matter on remission of life imprisonment of 7 convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to a larger constitution bench and said its interim order staying the Tamil Nadu government's decision to free them will continue.

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Digital democracy: who is winning war for votes on Twitter

Voter awareness

The action in the Lok Sabha elections is on the ground and in polling booths, but many a battle line is being drawn in the digital space, much of it on Twitter. Here is the lowdown on the frenetic political activity on the site.

NTT Docomo to sell entire stake in Tata Teleservices, exit India: report

NTT Docomo's new smart phones
NTT Docomo Inc, Japan's biggest telecom network by subscribers, will sell its stake in its loss-making Indian mobile phone joint venture to partner Tata Group, according to reports on Friday.

Jharkhand polling: 7 killed in Maoist attack

Statue of Malaviya 'cleansed' after Modi garlands it

Modi praises multi-faith legacies in Varanasi

Nokia to name Rajeev Suri as next CEO:  report

Chopper crashes into building in Taiwan

Malaysia to release missing MH370 jet report: PM

BJP leader Giriraj Singh granted anticipatory bail

Delhi: Fire in Vasant Kunj slum cluster

Phased polls may distort democratic process

Obama in Seoul as N Korea nuke test fears grow

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Politicians often attempt to threaten press into silence

Press
In any democracy the Press should be subject to the law but not to any power held by elected politicians. Wouldn’t such powers curtail the ability of the press to investigate and expose the crimes and the conduct of politicians? Farrukh Dhondy writes.

Secularism deserves better champions

Muslim woman
A defence of secularism in the country entails the defeat of both the Congress and the BJP in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, writes Indrajit Roy.
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Movie review: film will die, Revolver Rani will live on

Kangana Ranaut
This Tigmanshu Dhulia's film celebrates the undying spirit of Revolver Rani, played by Kangana Ranaut, who is as aggressive as she is vulnerable. The film in the entirety fails, but not Revolver Rani who's not only larger than life but larger than the film itself.

Boots made for walking? John Lobb to launch Rs. 6-lakh handmade shoes

Kangana Ranaut
Looking for that perfectly-fitted, stylish pair of shoes and ready to splurge any amount? Choose colour, leather, style, sole and give your measurements along with a cheque of Rs. 6,00,000. And you are ready to step out. But you will have to wait for months.

Mark Shand's 'heart was English, but his soul was Indian'

Mark Shand
Conservationist, wild-life enthusiast and travel writer Mark Shand, who died from a fall in New York on Wednesday aged 62, had a lifelong love affair with India and its elephants, for whom he raised millions of pounds from celebrities to better their living conditions.

Vadodara to Varanasi: Modi's assets up Rs. 14 lakh; BJP says party transferred fund

Modi
Narendra Modi on Thursday disclosed total assets worth Rs. 1.65 crore - a rise of Rs. 14.34 lakh from his declaration for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat a fortnight back.

Won't date an actress, I am crazy and volatile enough: Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan
As he turns 27 on Thursday, Varun Dhawan talks about relationships, future projects, his birthday plans and his first co-star, Alia Bhatt in an exclusive interview with HT.

I'll not act all my life; will move to writing, direction: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut
"I want to work with actors like Aamir and Irrfan. I feel that I should collaborate with talented people and make the most of my limited time as an actor. I know for a fact that I’m not going to be acting all my life," says Kangana.

Kejriwal wins Time 100 readers' poll, Modi second, Rahul 40th

Kejriwal in Amethi
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal has won the TIME magazine's readers’ poll of 100 most influential people in the world with the highest percentage of 'yes' votes. BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi came second, followed by singer Katy Perry.

Of course, Samrat will remind you of Sherlock: Rajeev Khandelwal

Rajeev Khandelwal
In a conversation with Hindustan Times, the actor alongwith with his co-star Madalsa Sharma, talks about his next release, Samrat & Co and whether or not it is Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock rip-off.
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IPL 7: Mumbai Indians face a tough task against CSK

Brendon McCullum
With defending champions Mumbai Indians getting off to the worst possible start this season, Friday night’s game against the in-form Chennai Super Kings once again threatens to prolong their poor run.

Lynn moment powers Kolkata Knight Riders against RCB

Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli
Brilliant catch by Australian Chris Lynn in the last over gave Kolkata Knight Riders a thrilling win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the IPL in Sharjah on Thursday. VIDEO INSIDE
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'Chosen One' banner removed from Stretford End after Moyes sacking

David Moyes

The last visible evidence of David Moyes' miserable reign at Manchester United was removed on Thursday as the infamous 'The Chosen One' banner was taken down from the Stretford End at Old Trafford.

Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar stolen in sticker heist

Brazil's Neymar Da Silva
Avid World Cup sticker collectors in Rio de Janeiro were given a shock this week when a van carrying hundreds of thousands of Panini stickers was stolen during a delivery.
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Defending champ Sharapova into last eight in Stuttgart

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Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the last eight of the Stuttgart WTA tournament on Thursday with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow-Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Grand Slam winner Djokovic to become a father

Novak Djokovic
The Serbian six-time Grand Slam winner is currently sidelined with a right wrist injury picked up at last week's Monte Carlo Masters but announced the good news on his twitter account.
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Aaqib, Pakistan’s real king of pace in the desert

Aaqib Javed
His ability to work up a sharp pace and swing and reverse the ball made Aaqib Javed a dangerous customer, but caught in the Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis era meant he got to play only 22 Tests for Pakistan.

BCCI lost chance to set things right, say ex-players

BCCI
The Supreme Court rejecting the three-member inquiry panel proposed by the BCCI on Tuesday to probe the spot-fixing scandal has shown the sports body in an even more poor light.
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Sensex slips from record high on profit-booking

Bombay Stock Exchange

The benchmark BSE Sensex fell from record high by losing over 35 points in morning trade on Friday as participants booked profits amid a weak trend in other Asian markets.

Rupee down 6 paise against dollar in early trade

Currency
Extending its losing streak for the fourth session, the rupee depreciated by 6 paise to 61.13 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to sustained demand for the American currency from importers.

Google social networking boss Gundotra leaving company

Vic Gundotra

Google Inc's head of social networking services, Vic Gundotra, is leaving the Internet search company, he said on Thursday, three years after overseeing the launch of the Google+ social network.

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Duchess of Cambridge Kate’s style-logue

Kate Middleton From high street to high-end, Kate Middleton has the ability to go from casual to couture, effortlessly. During her ongoing travels with husband Prince William and son George, The Duchess has given us a lot of fashion food for thought. A look at her latest styles.
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Jaguar F-type coupe video review

Jaguar F Type Coupe V6S & V8RJaguar's stunning F-Type Coupe is unleashed on some excellent driving roads & the Motorland Aragon Racetrack in Spain. In the video we review both the V6S & V8R models.

Datsun's new Go review, road test

Datsun's new Go review, road testNissan has resurrected its brand Datsun, which was phased out in 1981. And for India, the carmaker has positioned the brand at the budget end of the spectrum. Its first car, the made-for-India Go, has just gone on sale.
Doctor

Ready for the medical test?

It’s back to the All-India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test (AIPMT) for medical aspirants across the country. To be held on May 4, 2014, the AIPMT will be conducted again for the first time since 2012 after the Supreme Court quashed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in July 2013.

‘Being versatile is crucial’

Graphic designerGraphic designers are in great demand now with opportunities across sectors. Here’s a quick overview of what a career in graphic design entails

Go green, taste tech power and study social sciences

Teri university

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

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Facebook woos journalists with 'FB Newswire'

Facebook launched Thursday FB Newswire, billed as an online trove of real-time information for journalists and newsrooms to mine while reporting on events or crafting stories.

Pinterest adds search tool for finding fun 'pins'

FacebookPinterest late Thursday launched a tool to help people quickly sift through the roughly 30 billion 'Pins' on the service's online bulletin boards to find what they like.

Samsung offering over $1 million in prizes for smartwatch apps

Samsung Gear 2 smartwatchIn an attempt to entice developers and to get them to build apps that consumers will love, Samsung is set to launch a big-money competition.
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