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Hindustan Times Saturday, April 19, 2014 | Last Updated 23:54 IST 
 

Divers spot bodies in sunken ferry; teacher blames self in suicide note for leading trip

South Korea ferry tragedy
Investigators arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside. Anger mounts after bodies found trapped inside ferry

'No vacancy' for leadership role for Priyanka in Cong: Tharoor

Priyanka Gandhi
With Sonia and Rahul Gandhi at the top, Congress has 'no vacancy' for a leadership role, party leader Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday amidst speculation that Priyanka Gandhi could assume a bigger responsibility in the organisation.

Top Pak TV show host Hamid Mir shot at, says ISI behind attack

Hamid Mir

Senior Pakistani television journalist Hamid Mir, who faced threats from the Taliban and other terror groups, was on Saturday repeatedly shot at by four unidentified men as he left the Karachi airport for his office.

Sub search for MH370 to be finished in a week

Delhi: Crackdown on 100 houses built in reserve forest

Sohrabuddin's brother campaigns for BJP

No proof of Ajit Pawar threatening villagers: Police

CEC refuses to respond to Azam Khan's allegation

Appear in defamation case, court tells Kejriwal

Pay outstanding salaries to pilots: HC to Kingfisher

Rahul takes on Mamata over Saradha scam

UK: India-born man jailed for fake marriage racket

7.5 magnitude quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

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Manmohan Singh: A modest politician let down by his party

Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi
How will history see Manmohan Singh? History’s overall verdict on Manmohan singh’s tenure as prime minister is likely to be positive, writes Mark Tully.

Elections have become a no-holds-barred slugfest

Amit Shah
It is trivia rather than substance which rules the roost today. Epithets like ‘shehzada’ and ‘maut ka saudagar’ enter the popular consciousness far easier than reasoned arguments, writes Chanakya.
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Sachin can't stay away from the field, bowls at Mumbai Indians nets in Dubai

Sachin Tendulkar

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was seen bowling at the Mumbai Indians nets alongside son Arjun at the International Cricket Council (ICC) academy in Dubai. The master blaster will be seen wearing his No. 10 jersey in the team's dugout.

US teen asks Miss America Nina Davuluri to be his date, suspended from school

An overwhelmed Miss America, Nina Davuluri, poses for the shutterbugs.
Patrick Farves asked Davuluri to the annual end of the year dance and gave her a plastic flower when she was speaking to students at the school's auditorium. Davuluri replied "maybe later".

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: 2 States' story is its weakest link

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). 

From Kissa Kursi Ka to Nayak: top 10 gripping political dramas

Anil Kapoor ipad
As politics evolved in India, so did films based on political realities. While Emergency inspired satire and rebellion, today is more about aam aadmi and his DIY spirit. This election season, we bring you the 10 most politically inspired films which came out of Bollywood.

Technology controls our lives: interview with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman

Johnny Depp
Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman don’t give many interviews. One of the rare occasions was when  HT’s film critic, Anupama Chopra, spoke to the two for their upcoming film, Transcendence.

Former Apple chief plans low-priced mobile phone for India

Allahabad
Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market.

Kangana Ranaut stopped at Delhi airport over undeclared, expensive bags

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut loves high-end fashion labels, and that landed her in trouble recently. We’ve learnt that the actor was stopped by custom officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport for “not paying ­custom duty on some expensive goods”.
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IPL 7: Karthik, Duminy script Delhi win over KKR

 Gautam Gambhir
JP Duminy hit a timely unbeaten 52 after skipper Dinesh Karthik set the foundation with a fighting 56-run knock as DD edged out KKR by four wickets in a thrilling IPL T20 match, in Dubai on Saturday.

IPL 7: RCB humble defending champions MI by seven wickets

Kieron Pollard
RCB though had a shaky start when left-handed opener Nic Maddinson was cleaned up by pacer Lasith Malinga for 16 and Zaheer Khan wreaked havoc in the very next over with two wickets.
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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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IPL 7: RCB humble defending champions MI by seven wickets

Kieron Pollard
RCB though had a shaky start when left-handed opener Nic Maddinson was cleaned up by pacer Lasith Malinga for 16 and Zaheer Khan wreaked havoc in the very next over with two wickets.

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.
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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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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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