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Hindustan Times Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Last Updated 16:42 IST 
 

Sonia Gandhi calls off Mumbai tour due to health concerns

Congress Sonia Gandhi
The Congress' Mumbai rally will now be addressed by Sonia's son and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Raj Babbar will address the rallies in Nandurbar and Dhule.

BCCI emergent meeting: More trouble for Srinivsan?

Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan
Its image having taken a beating following the controversies surrounding the IPL, the BCCI will hold an Emergent Working Committee Meeting on Sunday to prepare its response for the Supreme Court hearing on April 22.

Bodies pulled from submerged South Korean ferry

South Korea ferry tragedy
Divers began retrieving bodies 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.

MH370 search: sea bed scans could end in days

First Aadhaar card owner struggles for a living

'Deadly shootout' in Ukraine shatters Easter truce

At least 42 dead in Pakistan road accident: police

Osama 'lookalike' to fight Narendra Modi in Varanasi

Syria's 80% chemical weapons shipped out: monitor

US condemns attack on Pak journalist Hamid Mir

Khaleda Zia asks Bangladesh court to halt trial

Transgender stands for office after SC ruling

NASA: Engineer vital to 1969 moon landing dies

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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

Lewis Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

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.

Fatal Facebook love: deluded young man kills self and mother of three

Facebook logo
A youngster shot a woman dead after befriending her on social networking website Facebook without knowing that she was married and was also a mother of three children.

Love and life in urban ghettoes: Delhi IAS villages

Coaching classes
Rajinder Nagar, Mukherjee Nagar... these urban ghettos are where thousands of starry-eyed IAS aspirants from all over India land feet first. Here, they spend most of their 20s pursuing the civil services dream. Meet some of Delhi's diehard IAS-wallahs.

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.

Heroes and legends
A fresh palette: Japanese comic art form Manga finds a devoted following in India

manga comic book
Manga, the Japanese comic art form, is finding a devoted following in India, amid a growing number of dedicated clubs, libraries and cosplay or comic costume events.

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.

Elections make addicts overstay at Punjab rehabilitation centres

Drugs
Fearing free distribution of drugs and liquor during elections, the families of drug addicts are prolonging their stay at various deaddiction, counselling and rehabilitation centres across the state by 30-35 days.
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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

'Gujarat model' has become a 'political currency': Montek

Montek Singh
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said the term 'Gujarat model' has become a 'political currency' but he is not sure of its meaning.

Rajaratnam's brother loses bid to dismiss insider trading charges

Raj Rajaratnam
Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year.

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.
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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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