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Hindustan Times Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Last Updated 10:23 IST 
Priyanka Gandhi
A more assertive, even aggressive, Priyanka is emerging. From strong words of advice to cousin Varun Gandhi to taking on BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi to deciding on the party’s overall campaign strategy, no major election-related decision is taken without keeping her in the loop.
 

What's Amit Shah doing to get BJP votes in Uttar Pradesh

Amit Shah
Beginning his innings with attacking the minority appeasement policies of the SP government, Amit Shah chose to move to picking on the BSP by sending 403 GPRS chariots in as many assembly segments, especially in the Dalit and OBC- dominated localities.

Roads washed in dry Bankura to protect Moon Moon Sen

TMC Moon Moon Sen

The local panchayat authorities washed the metalled road winding through the village, to protect Moon Moon Sen and her daughters, from the dust, when women waited for long hours at roadside taps to get a bucket of water.

Why fighting corruption will be tough for Narendra Modi

Modi
Narendra Modi said that he would put all politicians with criminal backgrounds behind bars without any discrimination. While this will go down well with the electorate, Modi knows that this is not going to be an easy task.

Six die as bus catches fire in Karnataka

Sonia Gandhi's first LS polls rally in Telangana today

Search for MH370 to continue today

SC recognises transgenders as third gender

Train derails in Assam, over 50 injured

New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

Unfazed by absconder tag, Kejriwal in Varanasi

2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

Syria army launches assault in besieged Homs

Kiev sends in army, Putin warns of civil war

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Vote for party which will create a better life for all

India
We need a party that understands that development is less about making the Sensex soar and much more about developing a better life for all Indians, writes Rahul Bose.

After SC decision, third gender is no longer last

Made for each other
India is now in the league of modern societies as far as transgender rights go. The apex court’s observation goes well with the modern understanding that gender, which is rigidly defined in terms of male and female, is a social construct.
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Transgender, transexual, transwomen: gender and identity explained

Transgender

The SC on Tuesday recognised the country's transgender community as a third gender and, in a landmark judgment, called on the government to ensure their equal treatment. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about gender and some terms related to transgender.

Building a fan base for football is the biggest challenge: John Abraham

John Abraham
John Abraham, who recently bought Guwahati Football franchise, talks about north-east India being the hub of football in the country, how he plans to juggle his Bollywood career with his sports investments and more in an interview.

Top 5 tips on how to flirt right

A couple flirting.
Flirting is the art of letting the person you are interested in know about it without saying as much. Even if you think you're a great flirt, that view may not be shared by others - so you could still do yourself a favour by checking out our tips on how to flirt successfully.

Ex super cop Ajoy Kumar to come alive on celluloid soon

Ajoy Kumar
Randeep Hooda of Murder 3 and Highway fame will play Ajoy Kumar in the untitled movie to be directed by Prawaal Raman, who has also directed Gayab, Darna Mana Hai and Darna Zaroori Hai, 404 and others.

Mercedes-Benz launches GL 63 AMG luxury SUV at Rs. 1.66 cr

Mercedes-Benz
The German high-end carmaker, which unveiled the AMG range for the first time in India, has introduced its fourth model so far this year in one of the fastest-growing auto markets in the world.

Twitter buys social data provider Gnip

twitter
Twitter 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.

First look: Meet Emraan Hashmi, the conman in Raja Natwarlal

Raja Natwarlal
The serial kisser is all set to portray the role of a conman in his Jannat director Kunal Deshmukh's next. He is paired opposite Pakistani actress Humaima Malick in the movie, which was earlier titled Shaatir.

'Khatron Ke Khiladi' launched as a 3D interactive game

Khatron Ke Khiladi
'Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster' is the stunt-based action reality TV show which has entertained audiences for over three weeks. It is being broadcasted on Colors channel.
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Let's try laundry! Dhoni on how to keep IPL clean

Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni preferred to look at the lighter side of the IPL spot-betting controversy and his involvement in it by suggesting that perhaps a laundry service could be tried to keep the event clean.

HT @IPL: Cricket carnival begins today
Rohit Sharma’s captaincy to be in focus more than last year

Ajinkya Rahane
How Mumbai Indians turned up this season will provide a fresh opportunity to judge Rohit’s captaincy. But Malinga, Harbhajan, Zaheer Khan, Ojha, Pollard and Anderson will surely allow him to remain his languid self. KKR look to rule the middle kingdom
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Smart Podolski double helps Arsenal regain top 4 spot

Arsenal
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday to take them back into the Premier League top four as they maintained their bid for a Champions League place.

With Reds on song, Manchester City look to play catch up

Manchester City
Manchester City know they must keep themselves in a position to pounce if Premier League title favourites Liverpool slip up when they play the first of their two games in hand against bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday night.
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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.

Nadal still king in claycourt game of thrones

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It's not quite mission impossible, but the first shots in the battle to dethrone Rafael Nadal as French Open champion are about to be fired in the upmarket surrounds of the Monte Carlo Country Club.
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Sensex up 28 points in early trade

Bombay Stock Exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 28 points in early trade on Wednesday on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors amid a firming trend in global markets.

Rupee down 5 paise against dollar in early trade

Currency

The rupee lost five paise to 60.28 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to appreciation of the American currency against other Asian currencies overseas.

Policy reforms to affect India’s sovereign ratings, says S&P

Indian economy
The speed and direction of policy reforms by the next government will likely be important determinants in India’s sovereign ratings, credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s said in two reports released on Tuesday.
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Datsun's new Go review, road test

Datsun's new Go review, road testNissan has resurrected its brand Datsun, which was phased out in 1981. And for India, the carmaker has positioned the brand at the budget end of the spectrum. Its first car, the made-for-India Go, has just gone on sale.

Merc outpaces Audi in luxury car growth in 2013-14

Audi A6 Great indian quattro driveGerman luxury car maker Audi held on to its pole position in the Indian luxury car segment in 2013-14 but it was another German counterpart Mercedes that logged the fastest growth.
Indraprastha University

Delhi’s universities welcome you

Admissions are underway at institutions such as  GGS Indraprastha University and Jamia Millia Islamia

FYUP: Polls promise good news for DU students

Delhi UniversityYoung Delhiites upbeat as both BJP and AAP promise in their manifestos that they’ll revoke DU’s four-year course rule if they come to power.

Jamia Hamdard: high standards in research

Jamia HamdardJamia Hamdard is a government-aided deemed university accredited in category ‘A’ for two consecutive terms by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC).
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Google unveils email scanning practices in new terms of service

Google 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.

Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services: Report

A Facebook userFacebook Inc is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process.

Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

Joe BelfioreWith the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own.
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