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Hindustan Times Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Last Updated 16:48 IST 

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Lok Sabha
Early voters line up to vote in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls in Bhopal. (HT photo)
 
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Your date with elections — here is the detailed schedule of Lok Sabha polls 2014.
 
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Modi, Shivraj, file
Chouhan's popularity clearly towers Modi in MP, explains HT's political editor Vinod Sharma.
 

Modi calls Chidambaram 'recounting minister', gets 'encounter minister' reply

Modi

Finance minister P Chidambaram hits out at BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on a day when India is seeing its biggest round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections.

Kejriwal vs Modi: AAP opens war room in Varanasi

AAP Arvind Kejriwal
The AAP on Wednesday opened its war room in Varanasi's Mahmoorganj area, opening up a new front in the high-profile battle between Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi.

Overwhelmed by voters' response in Bangalore: Nilekani

Infosys chief Nandan Nilekani
Nilekani, co-founder of outsourcing giant Infosys, is battling for a seat for the ruling Congress party in the southern city of Bangalore, the country's IT hub for giants such as Microsoft and Google.

Heart-wrenching texts from students on sinking S Korea ferry

Lalu's daughter Misa accused of damaging EVM

Maharashtra: Faulty EVMs 'transfer' votes to Cong

Malaysia warns of 'huge' cost in MH370 search

India heading for highest ever voter turnout

Robin Dhowan takes over as Indian Navy chief

Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

TN: Beaten up by students, teacher commits suicide

CAG can audit accounts of telecom firms: SC

Amit Shah did not violate the model code: BJP

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Narendra Modi does not figure in the Dalit khichri

BJP Narendra Modi
In villages near Varanasi inhabited by people belonging to the Musahar caste, there is no propaganda about Modi. They are only looking for some relief from their daily grind and rely on the BSP and the Congress.

Apology not enough, give some relief to riot victims

1984 riots
The political class must be held accountable for not giving the victims back some semblance of normal life. This has to be the foremost priority for which no amount of remorseful words can compensate.
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Multimedia

Filmistaan trailer out: Bonding with the terrorists over Bollywood

Filmistaan
If you are a Bollywood lover, nobody can harm you, not even the terrorists. That's what Nitin Kakkar's Filmistaan is all about. The film also won the Best Hindi Film award at the 60th National Awards.

Check out: Ranbir Kapoor's Bombay Velvet look revealed

Bombay Velvet
Till now, Ranbir Kapoor's look for Bombay Velvet was kept under wraps. However, we came across this picture that shows him shooting for the film. The actor plays Johnny Balraj, a street fighter, in this film directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Will the real candidates please stand up?

fifth phase voting
Voters in Maharashtra's Maval parliamentary constituency could be forgiven for asking the real candidates to please stand up. The ballot has a total of five men sharing names with the top contenders.

Shotgun Sinha dismisses Nitish Kumar with a fiery 'khamosh!'

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha

In either Bollywood or the battlefield, Shatrughan Sinha has only one word for his enemy. A stern 'khamosh!'. On Thursday, the actor-turned-politician had the same reply to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's prospects in the Lok Sabha polls.

1,000 Kejriwals in this MP village, every ringtone is 'mein hoon aam aadmi'

Ghoghalgaon kejriwal
While every political party is deriding Aam Aadmi Party chief as a 'deserter of Delhi', he is nearly deified in this small settlement, where people believe only he can rid the country of corruption.

Movie review: In Mahanagar, Satyajit Ray documents a social dilemma

Mahanagar
In black-and-white and looking superb as if it has just popped out of the cans, Mahanagar documents with brilliant sensitivity a changing Calcutta of the mid-1950s The film's digitally restored version opens on April 18 in eight cities.

X-Men director Bryan Singer accused of drugging, raping teenage boy

Bryan Singer
Producer and director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, according to a lawsuit which was filed weeks before the release of Singer's upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Nobody knew that US mom who killed 6 babies was pregnant

Megan Huntsman
A Utah mother accused of slaying six of her own infant children over the course of a decade secretly gave birth to each of the babies without medical assistance at home and then immediately killed them.
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HT @IPL | KKR vs MI
IPL 7: Kallis silences doubters, helps KKR beat holders MI

J Kallis
Defending champions Mumbai Indians, despite Lasith Malinga’s sensational form which saw him finish with four for 23 could not respond when it came to the chase.

Kevin Pietersen out of action, Delhi Daredevils face challenge

Kevin Pietersen
The big gun won’t fire for Delhi Daredevils on Thursday. As the revamped team prepared for a fresh season, it was their newly anointed skipper, Kevin Pietersen, who made all the news.
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Barca facing first trophyless season in six years

Lionel Messi
Barcelona's painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them facing their first season without major silverware in six years.

Real fans jam streets to celebrate Copa del Rey win

Real Madrid fans
Thousands of fans took to the streets of Madrid on Thursday, setting off fireworks and waving flags, to celebrate Real Madrid's 2-1 win over arch rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.
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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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HT @IPL | KKR vs MI
IPL 7: Kallis silences doubters, helps KKR beat holders MI

J Kallis
Defending champions Mumbai Indians, despite Lasith Malinga’s sensational form which saw him finish with four for 23 could not respond when it came to the chase.

Kevin Pietersen out of action, Delhi Daredevils face challenge

Kevin Pietersen
The big gun won’t fire for Delhi Daredevils on Thursday. As the revamped team prepared for a fresh season, it was their newly anointed skipper, Kevin Pietersen, who made all the news.
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cities

A star abroad, RBI boss, Raghuram Rajan, riles bond traders at home

Raghuram Rajan
Since taking the helm of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan's agenda to reform markets has put the noses of Mumbai bond traders firmly out of joint by upending practices that provided them with a relatively secure rate of return.

Myntra founders set to make Rs. 427 cr from Flipkart deal

Flipkart
Mukesh Bansal (39) and Ashutosh Lawania (37), who founded online fashion retailer Myntra.com in 2007 with Rs. 50 lakh, will be worth a combined Rs. 427 crore when Flipkart.com completes a deal to buy their company in six weeks.

RBI raises $3.3 billion in biggest-ever bond auction

Flipkart
The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday fully sold the 200 billion rupees ($3.31 billion) worth of bonds on offer at its biggest auction ever, sparking strong gains in debt markets.
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Victoria's Secret fashion show to be held in London this year

Victoria's Secret "We are pretty excited... The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is the biggest fashion event in the world, for sure, and we're very proud and honoured to announce that we are headed to London this year. Yes," Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima said.
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Go green, taste tech power and study social sciences

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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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ChatON

Samsung's 'ChatOn' now available on major mobile platforms

Samsung Electronics launched 'ChatON Version 3.5', a free messaging application, across all major mobile platforms - Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry - with largest file sharing capacity of 1 gigabyte.

Twitter buys social data provider Gnip

twitterTwitter 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.
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