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Hindustan Times Monday, April 21, 2014 | Last Updated 12:03 IST 
Narendra Modi
The BJP has placed high hopes in the southern states where it was traditionally considered weak, to achieve its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Mission 272+ seats in the Lok Sabha. And the party believes it can get up to 25-30 seats.

Supreme Court rejects Tarun Tejpal's bail plea

Tarun Tejpal
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal, who has been charged with allegedly raping a junior female colleague during an event in Goa last year, and issued a notice to the state government asking it to explain its stand on his plea.

Pranab's son, daughter made money from Saradha scam: TMC minister

Abhijit Mukherjee
Madan Mitra, the sports minister in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet, has challenged the Enforcement Directorate to go to Birbhum and announce how much money mopped up by the ponzi scheme was gobbled up by the son and daughter of the President.

Delhi's well-off line-up for food benefits meant for poor

Children stand in a queue
Delhi’s food and supplies department received 15.54 lakh applications for a food security card. Upon verification, the department found that 29,000 applications were filed by families that had an annual income of more than Rs. 1 lakh.

MH370 hunt: Two-thirds of underwater search done

S Korea transcript fuels anger over ferry disaster

SC takes up Sahara proposal today, investors hold breath

Bangalore-bound MH192 turns back, lands safely

Biden heads to Ukraine after fragile truce shattered

No leads, probe into 7 'Hindu terror' cases stuck

Two states: Kerala, Gujarat and their development

MP: Minor gang-raped in moving bus in Singrauli

Seemanchal puts Narendra Modi wave to test

IPL scandal: BCCI suggests 3-member probe panel

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Our take
Next government needs to push up growth and create jobs

Regardless of whichever party comes to power, one thing, however, appears certain that the next government faces that the daunting task of pushing growth, cooling  prices and spinning jobs, without losing much time.

Porn stars and controversial celebrities cannot be role models

Rakhi Sawant
When a porn star, a terrorist’s partner, or a tainted celebrity is shown by the media as coveted by journalists, industrialists, and crème de la crème of society; the message to the youth is that this too is an option, writes Dheeraj Sharma.
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Modi gets more NO votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

Narendra Modi
BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more "NO" votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer popular votes than AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in a TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world live poll as of late Sunday.

2 States is a hit, earns Rs. 38.06 crore over weekend

2 States
After earning an impressive Rs. 12.42 crore at the ticket windows on Friday, Alia Bhatt-Arjun Kapoor-starrer 2 States continued to earn moolah at the box office through the first weekend of its release.

Naseeruddin Shah disowns National Award winning film

Naseeruddin Shah in Coffin Maker.
When we congratulated Naseeruddin Shah for The Coffin Maker (that won the National Award for Best Film in English), he replied, "No film of mine has won any award. That is NOT my film in any way. It won an award for what??!! Best incomplete film?"

Deepika Padukone excited to team up with Ranbir Kapoor

Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor
Talking about her future projects, Deepika says, "A film that I’m allowed to talk about is Imtiaz Ali’s next where Ranbir (Kapoor) and I are again coming together. I’m really excited to be working on yet another film with someone who is a great friend."

Can’t make Delhi suicide-proof, the city’s depressed need help

Ring-a-ring o’ Metro
In the past two years, there have been at least two suicide attempts every month at Delhi’s Metro stations. In 2013, 30 people attempted suicide and 13 did not survive.

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep on Sunday.

What if your phone's battery never let you down

Motorola Droid Ultra
If you thought NoMo (No Mobile) was world's biggest phobia, think again. The new neurosis is BAD (Battery Almost Dead). Thankfully, the good news is that the nightmare of a dead phone battery is soon going to be over, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Fever: second most common disease for medical insurance claim

fish medicine
Fever has become the second most common disease, after child-birth related admissions, for which people claimed medical insurance in India. The number of Indians getting admitted to hospitals with complains of fever increased by 89% in a year.

IPL 7: Maxwell leads Punjab to win again

David Miller
Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball 51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets.

IPL 7: CSK look to bounce back against Delhi

Brendon McCullum
Handed a shock defeat in their tournament opener, former champions Chennai Super Kings would be eager to bounce back against a resurgent Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
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Five points clear, Liverpool's title quest remains on track

Liverpool took another step towards a first league title since 1990 after winning 3-2 at Norwich City on Sunday to pull five points clear in the Premier League.

Ramsey, Podolski shine in Arsenal down Hull City 3-0

Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski scored twice and Aaron Ramsey had a dream comeback as Arsenal claimed an important 3-0 victory at Hull City on Sunday in his side's quest for a top-four finish and FA Cup success.
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Monte Carlo Masters: Another heartbreak for Federer

Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka signalled his French Open ambitions when he beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday.

Djokovic out for 'some time' with wrist injury

Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he would not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters.
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It was job half finished: Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell
His blistering 89-run knock set up the Kings XI Punjab's incredible victory over Rajasthan Royals but for Glenn Maxwell it was still an unfinished job as he was not there to hit the winning runs.

For Karthik, its happiness all around, finally

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik broke into the India team a little before the Mahendra Singh Dhoni phenomenon made the 'second-wicketkeeper' an unaffordable proposition in the team.
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Wipro slumps as Q1 outlook seen below estimates

Shares in Wipro fell more than 4% in early trade after company's IT revenue guidance was seen below estimates by some analysts.

Sensex advances further by 93 points in early trade

Bombay Stock Exchange
BSE Sensex firmed upfurther by 93 points in morning trade on persistent buying in banking and capital goods sector stocks on the back of fresh foreign capital inflows into equity market.

Pfizer mulls $100-bn bid for AstraZeneca: report

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca  to propose a £60 billion ($101 billion) takeover, Britain’s Sunday Times reported.
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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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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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