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Hindustan Times Saturday, April 19, 2014 | Last Updated 13:43 IST 
 

BJP gets strategic RSS support for poll push

BJP supporters
Finally, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which claims to be a cultural organisation and the BJP’s intellectual mentor, is adding teeth to the Parivar’s push for Mandate 2014.

Noida Supertech Tower residents' woes: a hard lesson in home-buying

Supertech Noida
Residents of luxury building which Allahabad HC has ordered to be demolished allege construction rules were violated and there was a nexus between builder and govt authorities.

Current underwater search for MH370 could end within a week

Malaysia MH370 search
The search for missing flight MH370 is at a 'critical juncture', Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday. An underwater search for the black box recorder based on 'pings' possibly from the device could be completed in a week.

South Korea ferry tragedy: captain arrested, divers spot bodies

India's first double-decker flyover opens in Mumbai

PMO ups the defence ante, says Singh is King

Search resumes after Everest's worst tragedy

Bike accident on JNU campus kills three students

AAP's Kumar Vishwas cries threat to life

Reports of gunman at LA Times building: police

Russia warns US against further sanctions

China coal mine death toll rises to 20: report

BJP releases booklet to ‘expose’ Arvind Kejriwal

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India needs a thinker, not a despot on its peacock throne

Aurangzeb

Can people who showed the door even to a person as esteemed as Vajpayee, vote into office a govt headed by one who has split the country into those who worship him and those who fear him? Perhaps they can, perhaps they will, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Ajit Pawar’s threat may have harmed NCP’s chances

Ajit Pawar
It is difficult to tell whether it was to harm or help Sharad Pawar and Supriya Sule that Ajit Pawar made an appalling statement a day before the elections there. But he has gone too far this time.
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Multimedia

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: It's a state of confusion in 2 States

2 States
In 2 States, the story is the weakest link. The film is bolstered by talented actors, gorgeous songs by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, nice styling, sumptuous production design and a few sparkling moments. And yet it is a slog.

Movie review: Tenaliraman is meant for Vadivelu fans

Vadivelu, Tenaliraman
Comedian Vadivelu returns after a two-year hiatus with a double bonanza in Tenaliraman (Tamil), based on a popular folklore. However, director Yuvaraj Dhayalan juxtaposes history (atmosphere, costumes, bigamy) with the modern (issues, scams, poverty). 

Easter pain, revival not just symbolic to crisis-hit Greeks

the holy burial
In churches around the country, religious symbolism takes on a very practical relevance for those still struggling from four years of austerity, ever since the country nearly went bankrupt in 2010.

Now the time has come for Narendra Modi, says Tamil author Joe D’Cruz

Joe D’Cruz

Joe D’Cruz’s support of Narendra Modi led to a halt in the publication of the English translation of his work, Aazhi Soozh Ulagu, hailed as an epic that traces the history, religious ancestry, and lives and tribulations of the Parathavar to modern times. An interview with the Tamil author.

Golden lie: man tells doc he swallowed bottle cap, gold bars found instead

Gold biscuits

In a bizarre case, doctors of a city hospital found 12 gold biscuits each weighing 33g inside the abdomen of a 63-year-old businessman. The businessman had come to the hospital for surgery, stating that he had swallowed a water bottle cap.

SpaceX rocket lifts off for space station cargo run

 Kennedy Space Centre in Florida

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Friday to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station for NASA.

Modern Delhi unaware of its vast heritage

Purana Quila
Delhi is endowed with two imperial capitals, a whopping 174 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)-protected monuments and not to mention scores of smaller, often unidentified, heritage structures.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
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IPL 7: Rahane guides Rajasthan to four-wicket win vs SRH

Ajinkya Rahane
A patient half-century by Ajinkya Rahane and some disciplined bowling display helped Rajasthan Royal notch up a comfortable four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

IPL 7: Maxwell finally proves his worth for Punjab vs CSK

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell's 43-ball 95 powered King's XI Pujab to a six-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings in their IPL match in Abu Dhabi on Friday with an over to spare.
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Chelsea ready for make-or-break stretch

Alex Song
Chelsea assistant manager Steve Holland believes there are plenty of curve balls to come in the Premier League title race and bottom side Sunderland could provide one of those when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Brazil players push for reforms

Brazil World Cup
Brazil’s old guard may hold sway with 73-year-old Marco Polo del Nero confirmed as the man to succeed octagenarian Jose Maria Marin as head of the Brazilian football Confederation.
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Rafa’s shock defeat on clay, Federer scrapes through

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Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot and close friend David Ferrer on Friday while Roger Federer scraped into the last-four.

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.
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BCCI meet to find new pathway in IPL case tomorrow

BCCI
The Cricket Board's all-powerful Working Committee is to meet in Mumbai Sunday afternoon at its headquarters to find a pathway to satisfy the latest directive of the SC in the case related to corruption in last year's IPL.

Yuvraj showed it’s too early to write him off just yet

Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli
There are no guarantees in life, and even the statistics-driven world of sports is no exception to that rule. Yet, Yuvraj Singh could not have anticipated the avalanche of derisive anger that was directed at him after the World Twenty20 final.
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cities

700 trainees opt for exit plan at Nokia’s Chennai plant

Nokia
Finnish handset maker Nokia, struggling to shepherd its Chennai plant into its agreement to be bought by US software giant Microsoft amid tax disputes in India, has got some success with 736 of its trainees accepting the voluntary separation scheme.

Tech giants glow pink again as key markets edge back to normal

Infosys
The Big Four of India’s software-led services industry that includes business process outsourcing (BPO) pleasantly surprised the markets this month with solid results for the January-March quarter.

RIL sees flat Q4 net, but full-year profit hits record

Reliance
Reliance Industries Ltd on Friday reported a marginal rise of 0.8% in its net profit in the fourth quarter, even though the company’s quarterly profits were the highest in more than two years.
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Most women want to dress like Jennifer Lawrence, Duchess Kate

According to a survey, which polled over 2,000 women aged between 18 to 30, shopaholics were asked to reveal three celebrities whose fashion sense they admired and would most like to have the wardrobe of. The results also put Beyonce on third position.
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Teri university

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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Amazon

5 features an Amazon phone might offer

A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

Nearby FriendsFacebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

Zynga seeks new harvest with mobile FarmVille game

ZyngaSocial games pioneer Zynga on Thursday released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.
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