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Hindustan Times Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Last Updated 12:50 IST 
 

Sunday Sentiments
An ‘accident’ that gave him the post, not the power

Manmohan Singh
The critical question that hasn’t been addressed in Baru's book is: Has the book uncovered the dark hidden secrets of the Manmohan Singh prime ministership or simply acknowledged a reality that was staring us in the face, writes Karan Thapar. PMO ups the defence ante, says Singh is King

MH370 search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days

Australian navy officials onboard ship searching for MH370
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week.

First bodies pulled from submerged South Korean ferry

Ferry capsizes off South Korea coast
Divers began retrieving bodies Sunday from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered by the pace of the rescue efforts scuffled with police.

At least 42 dead in Pakistan road accident: police

Syria's 80% chemical weapons shipped out: monitor

US condemns attack on Pak journalist Hamid Mir

Transgender stands for office after SC ruling

NASA: Engineer vital to 1969 moon landing dies

BJP seeks EC order stopping all appointments

AAP leaders skip court hearing again, get warning

Battle lines drawn ahead of BCCI emergent meet

TDP, BJP cadre say peace fragile, problems remain

No leadership vacancy for Priyanka: Tharoor

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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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Multimedia

Of Amar-Prem and Crime master Gogo: 20 years of Andaz Apna Apna

Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
You know you grew up in the Nineties if Amar-Prem brings back images of the characters portrayed by Aamir Khan and Salman Khan in Andaz Apna Apna. It’s been 20 years since the movie's release and we still can't get enough of it. Here’s why we still love Andaz Apna Apna.

Transgenders celebrate first victory in battle for recognition

Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
After years of waiting and especially after the reimposition of section 377 (criminalisation of homosexuality), the Supreme Court's landmark verdict came as a pleasant surprise to the transgender community.

Lights, camera, Andheri: the springboard of Bollywood strugglers

Nawazuddin Siddiqui
If you're a Bollywood hopeful, here's where to take the mahurat shot. Welcome to Andheri, the Mumbai suburb that is every struggler's springboard to Bollywood. After that, how you direct your life's film is up to you.

Should you trust Jaime Lannister of Game of Thrones?

Daenerys Targaryen
Kingslayer. Killer. Rescuer. Brunch asked Game of Thrones' Nicolaj Coster-Waldau to help us make up our minds about his character in an email interview.

'I would be a stylish MP, wear branded clothes, carry exorbitant sunglasses'

Renowned Bollywood playback singer Sukhwinder Singh
As kids, we often wrote imaginative pieces on what would we do if we became the prime minister. Taking a cue from that practice and in view of the Lok Sabha elections, HT spoke to Sukhwinder Singh to list out his plans and priorities while imagining himself as an MP.

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'.

Indian employers rank stress No 1 lifestyle risk factor: Survey

stress
According to the inaugural Asia Pacific edition of a survey conducted by professional services company Towers Watson, stress is the number one lifestyle risk factor, ranking above physical inactivity and obesity.

17 kg gold stolen from India’s richest Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple vault

Sree Padmanabhaswamy
At least 17kg gold was pilfered from the vaults of the richest Hindu shrine of the country, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a legal expert has told the Supreme Court and requested it to disband the trust currently running the temple's affairs.
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Kirsten has given whole new perspective on game: Coulter-Nile

Gary Kirsten
In awe of his coach Gary Kirsten, Delhi Daredevils pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile says the South African has provided him a never-before-experienced insight into cricket in general and his bowling in particular.

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.
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EPL: Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

Demba Ba
It was Jose Mourinho's first league defeat at Stamford Bridge in 78 matches, with the winner coming from a cooly converted penalty by former Chelsea player Fabio Borini, who is on loan at Sunderland from the Merseyside club.

Mourinho mocks referees after first home league loss

Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho angrily mocked the match officials after suffering his first home defeat in the Premier League in a 2-1 loss to Sunderland on Saturday.
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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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RCB's Chahal weaves a web around defending champs MI

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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cities

Karnataka govt orders Toyota, union to resume work

Toyota lockout ends, but not dispute
Karnataka government has ordered Toyota Motor Corp and its union to restore normal operations at its local factories immediately after a month-long standoff between the Japanese auto maker and its workers, the company said.

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.
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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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