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Hindustan Times Friday, April 18, 2014 | Last Updated 19:38 IST 
 

Won't appeal to Hindus or Muslims, but to all; ready to face defeat: Narendra Modi

Modi
Bharatiya Janata Party prime inisterial nominee Narendra Modi on Friday said he was prepared to face defeat, but would not practice politics of identity.

BJP says alliance with Chandrababu Naidu's TDP is back on track

BJP president  Rajnath Singh and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu
The storm clouds over the TDP-BJP tie-up in Seemandhra cleared on Friday, the penultimate day for filing of nominations in the region, with the BJP leaders stating the alliance is on track.

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

Noida student ragging MMS

A first year animation student at a private college in Noida has alleged three of his seniors assaulted him, threatened to kill him and make an MMS of the incident public if he did not cough up money.

Kejriwal says Varanasi protests not unexpected

S Korean ferry tragedy: rescued school principal commits suicide

Indian-origin doc unfairly sacked, rules UK tribunal

Killer quest: 12 killed in worst-ever Everest accident

HT Blog: Why Indian Muslims face threat from abroad

How 'apolitical' RSS fired up Modi campaign

Sahara makes fresh proposal for Subrata's release

I am supporting Modi, and not Rajnath: Raj Thackeray

SP calls EC's decision on Shah as 'unfortunate'

Kerala: Techie kills lover's daughter, mother-in-law

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Beyond the Bite
Choiceless by choice? A NOTA vote is a cop-out

voter, voting, indelible ink, voting ink mark
Despite the allure of the none of the above button, I voted for a candidate. At least on voting day, the aam aadmi can feel equal to a khaas aadmi. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

our take
Potential BJP allies will have to contend with Narendra Modi

A Modi follower waving the BJP flag during the rally
Rajnath's claim that BJP will win 272 seats on its own cannot be happy news for the sizeable number of allies the party has gathered. More so, because this time they, by all reckoning, will have to contend with a person, Narendra Modi.
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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.

tale of a champion
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.

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.

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.

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.

Iran mother spares life of son's killer after campaign

Noose
An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported Thursday.
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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.

Yuvraj, Kohli hammer Daredevils with match-winning partnership

AB De Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore
It was redemption time for Yuvraj Singh too. The man who came under fire after failing to get going in the World Twenty20 final defeat against Sri Lanka, made RCB feel good about their big buy first up.
After final flop, Yuvraj justifies the big bid price
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Barca facing first trophyless season in six years

Lionel Messi
Barcelona's painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them facing their first season without major silverware in six years.

Real fans jam streets to celebrate Copa del Rey win

Real Madrid fans
Thousands of fans took to the streets of Madrid on Thursday, setting off fireworks and waving flags, to celebrate Real Madrid's 2-1 win over arch rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.
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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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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.

RCB vs DD: After final flop, Yuvraj justifies the big bid price

Cricketers Sachin
Going into the IPL, the mood might not have been all that great for Yuvraj Singh who was just about recovering from a string of nasty barbs directed at him following India’s loss to Sri Lanka in the final of the World T20. His house was pelted at.
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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.

Wipro Q4 net up 41%, beats expectations

Wipro

India’s third-largest software services exporter, Wipro, on Thursday beat expectations with a 41% year-on-year growth in consolidated net profit to Rs. 2,230 crore for the quarter ended March 31. 2014 aided by IT spending by customers.

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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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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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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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