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Hindustan Times Monday, April 21, 2014 | Last Updated 16:16 IST 
 

Modi pledges to rid Parliament of criminals, says even errant BJP leaders won't be spared

Narendra Modi
Bharatiya Janata Party's PM nominee Narendra Modi on Monday pledged to cleanse the political system and rid Parliament of criminals, asserting he would not even spare errant leaders of the National Democratic Alliance.

Battle of the rich: Crorepatis in fray to contest LS polls in Andhra

India votes across 91 constituencies in phase three
Three leading industrialists, who are in the fray for Lok Sabha elections for the first time in Andhra Pradesh, have family assets of over Rs. 500 crore each, overtaking many businessmen-politicians who are seeking re-election.

Malaysian police to probe Bangalore-bound jet emergency landing

Malaysia Airlines
Malaysian police on Monday said they will probe if there was any sabotage behind the emergency landing of a Bangalore-bound flight carrying 166 people on board.

Ferry crew actions 'murderous': S Korean president

Prez's son, daughter took Saradha money: minister

Shot Pakistani TV anchor Hamid Mir stable: Hospital

Minor gang-raped, thrown out of bus in Singrauli

Bismillah Khan's family won't propose Modi's name

Supreme Court allows iron ore mining in Goa

Uddhav-Modi to share stage for first time in Mumbai

2G case: Court to record statements from May 5

Biden heads to Ukraine after fragile truce shattered

MH370 hunt: Two-thirds of underwater search done

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

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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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Rakeysh Mehra finds Harshvardhan's heroine in Saiyami, Shabana Azmi's niece

Mirza Sahibaan
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has shortlisted Rey actor Saiyami Kher to star opposite Sonam Kapoor's brother Harshvardhan in his love tale titled Mirza Sahibaan. He chose her after months of intensive search.

2 States is third highest opener of 2014, 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.

Vantage Point
Narendra Modi's election campaign: what's working, what may not

Narendra Modi
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has swamped the Indian media ever since his declaration as BJP election campaign chief in June 2013. With the D-Day (May 16) less than a month away, here’s an analysis of what seems to be working for him or what could go wrong.

Sherpas consider boycott after Mount Everest disaster

Mount Everest
Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a mountaineering official said Monday. The disaster killed at least 13 Sherpas when a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and triggered an avalanche.

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.

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?"

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.

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."
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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

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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

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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

Wipro
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

Pfizer
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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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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Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: report

Apple and Google Inc are wooing game developers to ensure that top game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

5 features an Amazon phone might offer

AmazonA 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.
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