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Hindustan Times Friday, April 18, 2014 | Last Updated 23:44 IST 
Modi
There is no question of people not giving a decisive verdict, they do not want a lame government, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi said in an interview broadcast on Times Now on Friday.
 

EC notice to Mulayam on prima facie poll code 'violation'

Mulayam Singh Yadav addressing a rally at Moradabad
On April 3, addressing an election rally in Bulandshahr in UP, Yadav had allegedly threatened shiksha mitras to vote for SP or else they will not be made permanent.

In Varanasi, BJP releases booklet to ‘expose’ Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal cartoon. (Illustration: Manoj Sinha)
After posters mocking Aam Admi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come up with a booklet 'AAP Aisa Hai' to attack Kejriwal, who is contesting against BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi.

Six charred to death as bus catches fire in Madhya Pradesh

Accident
At least six persons including three children, were charred to death, while many others sustained burn injuries, when a bus carrying baratis caught fire after a high-tension electricity wire fell on it in Bhind late on Friday night.

TDP-BJP alliance back on track, says Javadekar

EC to look into Trinamool complaint about Mamata's hotel room fire

Several SP MLAs are in touch with us: Kalyan Singh

Cong seeks stay on release of Gujarati film on Modi

Video catches Noida student's ragging, college says just a fight

Kejriwal says Varanasi protests not unexpected

MH370: Malaysia, Aus in deal on black box custody

S Korean ferry tragedy: rescued school principal commits suicide

Indian-origin doc unfairly sacked, rules UK tribunal

Powerful quake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

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India needs a thinker, not a despot on its peacock throne

Aurangzeb

Can people who showed the door even to a person as esteemed as Vajpayee, vote into office a govt headed by one who has split the country into those who worship him and those who fear him? Perhaps they can, perhaps they will, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Ajit Pawar’s threat may have harmed NCP’s chances

Ajit Pawar
It is difficult to tell whether it was to harm or help Sharad Pawar and Supriya Sule that Ajit Pawar made an appalling statement a day before the elections there. But he has gone too far this time.
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True grit Tejas: he beat pain to win 'India's Strongest Man' title

Tejas Jaishankar
After an accident left him with 42 fractures and three shattered vertebrae, doctors said Tejas Jaishankar would barely be able to walk. Two years since, he has won a title called India's Strongest Man which involves weightlifting and exercises. Here's his story.

Movie review: skip 2 States, read the novel instead

Arjun Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt 
So you liked Chetan Bhagat's novel 2 States or simply love Alia/Arjun and want to watch their chemistry on-screen? But is this Abhishek Varman's directorial debut worth your time and money? Not really.

Inside a BJP war room: A day in the life of a candidate

Uday Singh
Uday Singh is fatigued. It is 3.30 in the afternoon and the BJP two-term MP from the constituency cannot even keep his eyes open. He has had less than three hours of sleep and addressed over three dozen corner meetings the previous day.

Movie review: Johnny Depp disappoints in Transcendence

Johnny Depp
Transcendence is ambitious and begins with a rich, if preposterous, storyline. However, soon clichés kick in and intelligence goes right out of this film on artificial intelligence. A listless Depp doesn't help either, write critics.

Hema Malini's three-minute speech that ended with 'stage gir raha hai'

Hema Malini
She turned up two hours late, and had to finish her speech mid-way as the stage on which BJP candidate and Bollywood actor Hema Malini was standing on collapsed partially.

Disco Dancer to campaign against Disco King Lahiri

Bappi Lahiri
In 1982, they collaborated for the first time. But 32 years later, in 2014, Mithun Chakraborty, the hero of Disco Dancer, and Bappi Lahiri, its music composer, are on the opposite sides of the political spectrum.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".

Forty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealth

Bullying
The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British psychiatrists.
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IPL 7: Hyderabad restricted to 133/6 by Rajasthan

Sachin Tendulkar, Dhawal Kulkarni
Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Watson won the toss and elected to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

IPL 7: Maxwell, Miller win it for Punjab against CSK

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell's 43-ball 95 powered King's XI Pujab to a six-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings in their IPL match in Abu Dhabi on Friday with an over to spare.
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Chelsea confident of new Terry deal

Chelsea
Chelsea are confident John Terry will 'amicably' agree a new contract in the near future, assistant coach Steve Holland said on Friday. The former England centre-back has reportedly been offered a new contract but on half his current salary.

Everton game not about me, says United manager Moyes

David Moyes
Manchester United manager David Moyes played down the significance of returning to his former club for the first time in Sunday's Premier League match against Everton.
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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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We were beaten fair and square: Dhoni

Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that his side were beaten "fair and square" by a better opponent in their six-wicket loss against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL thriller in Dubai.

Mumbai Indians invite 9 underprivileged children to Dubai

Nita Ambani
As part of their social initiative 'Education For All', Mumbai Indians have invited nine underprivileged children from various Mumbai-based NGOs here for an experiential tour and to watch the team's next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Reliance posts flat Q4 profit over slimmer oil refining margins

Reliance
Energy conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd posted a flat quarterly profit, in line with estimates, hurt by a slimmer margin in its oil refining business.

Touched for being awarded GBE by UK: Ratan Tata

3 Ratan Tata: Rs. 69,132 crore (as on October 31, 2008)
Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Group, on Wednesday said he was 'deeply touched' for being one of five foreign nationals to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth with the GBE (Knight Grand Cross) in 2014.

Glenmark pulls 2,900 bottles of ulcer drug in US

3 Ratan Tata: Rs. 69,132 crore (as on October 31, 2008)

India's Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd is recalling some  2,900 bottles of its stomach ulcer drug ranitidine in the United States after a foreign tablet was found in one of the bottles.

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Most women want to dress like Jennifer Lawrence, Duchess Kate

According to a survey, which polled over 2,000 women aged between 18 to 30, shopaholics were asked to reveal three celebrities whose fashion sense they admired and would most like to have the wardrobe of. The results also put Beyonce on third position.
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AUD aims to reinvent social sciences

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Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

Facebook 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.

Microsoft reports strong sales of XBox One

XBox OneMicrosoft Corp has sold more than Five million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday.
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