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Hindustan Times Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Last Updated 20:01 IST 

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Lok Sabha
Early voters line up to vote in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls in Bhopal. (HT photo)
 
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Your date with elections — here is the detailed schedule of Lok Sabha polls 2014.
 
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Ganga aarti
Vinod Sharma, political editor at Hindustan Times, deduces the election warzone in Uttar Pradesh explaining...
 

Kejriwal trailing behind Narendra Modi by 50,000 votes in Varanasi: AAP's survey

Arvind Kejriwal, Narendra Modi.
The AAP on Wednesday opened its war room in Varanasi's Mahmoorganj area, opening up a new front in the high-profile battle between Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi.

Cong releases video showing Uma Bharti calling Modi 'vinash purush'

 Uma Bharti
The Congress on Thursday released an old clipping that shows Bharataiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti calling the outfit’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi ‘vinash purush’ (a man who causes destruction).

Don't talk about money here, Ramdev tells BJP candidate

 Haridwar
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev faced embarrassment when, at a press conference, he didn't let BJP candidate Mahant Chandnath Yogi speak about the 'difficulty in getting money for electioneering'. A microphone that was on gave him away.

FIR against Lalu's daughter Misa for 'damaging EVM'

Heart-rending texts from South Korea ferry students

Maharashtra: Faulty EVMs 'transfer' votes to Cong

Modi 'encounter minister', a 'compulsive liar': PC

Malaysia warns of 'huge' cost in MH370 search

India heading for highest ever voter turnout

Robin Dhowan takes over as Indian Navy chief

Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

TN: Beaten up by students, teacher commits suicide

Wipro Q4 profit rises 29%, beats estimates

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Narendra Modi does not figure in the Dalit khichri

BJP Narendra Modi
In villages near Varanasi inhabited by people belonging to the Musahar caste, there is no propaganda about Modi. They are only looking for some relief from their daily grind and rely on the BSP and the Congress.

Apology not enough, give some relief to riot victims

1984 riots
The political class must be held accountable for not giving the victims back some semblance of normal life. This has to be the foremost priority for which no amount of remorseful words can compensate.
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India’s Titli lands at Cannes Film Fest

Ranvir Shorey
India’s Titli, directed by debutant Kanu Behl, will be a part of the Cannes Film Festival’s A Certain Regard. Produced by Dibakar Banerjee and Yash Raj Films, Titli features Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial and newcomer Shashank Arora in the lead roles.

National Awards: are they rewarding enough?

Shahid
The winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday. Beyond recognition, what does it mean for the actors and filmmakers? We break it down in terms of money and find the country's highest cinematic honour lacking.

Salman Khan returns to small screen with Mission Sapne

Salman Khan
Starting April 27, we will see Bollywood stars transform into aam aadmi for Mission Sapne. The TV show will feature Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, Drashti Dhami, Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy and Mika.

Filmistaan trailer out: Bonding with the terrorists over Bollywood

Filmistaan
If you are a Bollywood lover, nobody can harm you, not even the terrorists. That's what Nitin Kakkar's Filmistaan is all about. The film also won the Best Hindi Film award at the 60th National Awards.

Check out: Ranbir Kapoor's Bombay Velvet look revealed

Bombay Velvet
Till now, Ranbir Kapoor's look for Bombay Velvet was kept under wraps. However, we came across this picture that shows him shooting for the film. The actor plays Johnny Balraj, a street fighter, in this film directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Will the real candidates please stand up?

fifth phase voting
Voters in Maharashtra's Maval parliamentary constituency could be forgiven for asking the real candidates to please stand up. The ballot has a total of five men sharing names with the top contenders.

Shotgun Sinha dismisses Nitish Kumar with a fiery 'khamosh!'

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha

In either Bollywood or the battlefield, Shatrughan Sinha has only one word for his enemy. A stern 'khamosh!'. On Thursday, the actor-turned-politician had the same reply to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's prospects in the Lok Sabha polls.

1,000 Kejriwals in this MP village, every ringtone is 'mein hoon aam aadmi'

Ghoghalgaon kejriwal
While every political party is deriding Aam Aadmi Party chief as a 'deserter of Delhi', he is nearly deified in this small settlement, where people believe only he can rid the country of corruption.
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HT @IPL | KKR vs MI
IPL 7: Kallis silences doubters, helps KKR beat holders MI

J Kallis
Defending champions Mumbai Indians, despite Lasith Malinga’s sensational form which saw him finish with four for 23 could not respond when it came to the chase.

Kevin Pietersen out of action, Delhi Daredevils face challenge

Kevin Pietersen
The big gun won’t fire for Delhi Daredevils on Thursday. As the revamped team prepared for a fresh season, it was their newly anointed skipper, Kevin Pietersen, who made all the news.
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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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HT @IPL | KKR vs MI
IPL 7: Kallis silences doubters, helps KKR beat holders MI

J Kallis
Defending champions Mumbai Indians, despite Lasith Malinga’s sensational form which saw him finish with four for 23 could not respond when it came to the chase.

Kevin Pietersen out of action, Delhi Daredevils face challenge

Kevin Pietersen
The big gun won’t fire for Delhi Daredevils on Thursday. As the revamped team prepared for a fresh season, it was their newly anointed skipper, Kevin Pietersen, who made all the news.
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Sensex jumps 351 points, snaps 3-day losing streak

Sensex
Sensex rose more than 1.5% on Thursday to snap a three-day losing streak as lenders such as ICICI Bank surged on value buying, earnings expectations and hopes of gains in bond portfolios after the central bank's biggest debt auction.

A star abroad, RBI boss, Raghuram Rajan, riles bond traders at home

Raghuram Rajan
Since taking the helm of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan's agenda to reform markets has put the noses of Mumbai bond traders firmly out of joint by upending practices that provided them with a relatively secure rate of return.

Myntra founders set to make Rs. 427 cr from Flipkart deal

Flipkart
Mukesh Bansal (39) and Ashutosh Lawania (37), who founded online fashion retailer Myntra.com in 2007 with Rs. 50 lakh, will be worth a combined Rs. 427 crore when Flipkart.com completes a deal to buy their company in six weeks.
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Victoria's Secret fashion show to be held in London this year

Victoria's Secret "We are pretty excited... The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is the biggest fashion event in the world, for sure, and we're very proud and honoured to announce that we are headed to London this year. Yes," Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima said.
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Go green, taste tech power and study social sciences

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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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ChatON

Samsung's 'ChatOn' now available on major mobile platforms

Samsung Electronics launched 'ChatON Version 3.5', a free messaging application, across all major mobile platforms - Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry - with largest file sharing capacity of 1 gigabyte.

Twitter buys social data provider Gnip

twitterTwitter 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.

Google unveils email scanning practices in new terms of service

GoogleGoogle 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.
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