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Hindustan Times Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Last Updated 01:46 IST 


Won’t be vindictive, says BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi

The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, said on Wednesday that a government under him would not be “vindictive”. Hang me if I have committed crime, no apology: Modi

Kejriwal vs Modi: AAP opens war room in Varanasi

AAP Arvind Kejriwal
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.

SC softens stand, willing to defreeze Sahara accounts

Subrata Roy
The Supreme Court on Wednesday did not give any relief to Subrata Roy, but said it was willing to defreeze the company’s bank accounts and allow it to sell properties to raise Rs. 10,000 crore, the amount fixed by the court for the Sahara chief’s release.

BJP will make army training compulsory: VK Singh

Pro-Russia separatists take armoured vehicles in Ukraine town

Pak publishes list to embarrass tax cheats

Pakistani Taliban end ceasefire with government

EC appoints special observer for West Bengal

Anna Hazare's office gets threat calls

EC censures Amit Shah, Azam Khan for remarks

4 dead, 284 missing after S Korean ferry capsizes

Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi

Hang me if I have committed crime, no apology, says Modi

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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.

Compensate riot victims, apologies not enough

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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Lok Sabha elections phase five: Key figures and facts

A women voter in Lucknow
In phase five of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, 121 constituencies across 12 states will go to polls on Thursday. Here's a closer and detailed look at the eight crucial states.

Know your leader: All about key candidates in fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls

HT Leadership Summit
In the fifth phase, heavyweights such as former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, Union minister Sachin Pilot and actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, among others, are in the fray. HT takes a look at the big-ticket fights.

Roads washed in dry Bankura to protect Moon Moon Sen

TMC Moon Moon Sen

The local panchayat authorities washed the metalled road winding through the village, to protect Moon Moon Sen and her daughters, from the dust, when women waited for long hours at roadside taps to get a bucket of water.

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

Mukesh Bansal (39) and Ashutosh Lawania (37), who founded online fashion retailer in 2007 with Rs. 50 lakh, will be worth a combined Rs. 427 crore when completes a deal to buy their company in six weeks.

Photo Essay

Mask your politics, make it clear

Poll Mania
True Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal supporters never hide. They wear masks of their leaders and go around drumming up support for them. Here is our photo essay on supporters of various politicians wearing masks of their leaders.

A ride on the Popemobile: Pope gives a lift to two kids in St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis
A particularly jovial Pope Francis hopped off his white, open-air car in St. Peter's Square at Vatican City on Wednesday to greet a group of fifth graders from Perugia who presented him with a T-shirt from their school.

National awards: Ship of Theseus wins best film, Jolly LLB best Hindi film

Aida illuminated
Shahid, Jolly LLB and Ship of Theseus emerged as the big winners when the 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday. Read on.

WATCH: Rannvijay Singha marries Priyanka Vohra

Ranvijay Singh, Priyanka Vohra
Breaking the hearts of his many fans, Rannvijay Singha (of Roadies fame) got married to Priyanka Vohra. Interestingly, the wedding will be broadcast online by a YouTube channel.

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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Smart Podolski double helps Arsenal regain top 4 spot

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday to take them back into the Premier League top four as they maintained their bid for a Champions League place.

With Reds on song, Manchester City look to play catch up

Manchester City
Manchester City know they must keep themselves in a position to pounce if Premier League title favourites Liverpool slip up when they play the first of their two games in hand against bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday night.
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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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News agencies to boycott IPL over photo restrictions

A number of news agencies have decided against covering cricket's Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition in India and the United Arab Emirates, due to the exclusion of some photo agencies from covering matches.

Let's try laundry! Dhoni on how to keep IPL clean

Mahendra Singh Dhoni preferred to look at the lighter side of the IPL spot-betting controversy and his involvement in it by suggesting that perhaps a laundry service could be tried to keep the event clean.
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RCom to hike pre-paid call rates

Following a trend set off by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications announced increase in tariffs by up to 20% for pre-paid customers across India from April 25.

Don’t accept Diageo open offer, experts tell USL shareholders

Vijay Mallya speaks at an event
Diageo Plc’s new open offer to take a controlling 55% stake in Vijay Mallya-led United Spirits may not be successful as long-term investors are likely to hold on to their shares in hopes of a further upside over the next couple of years, analysts said.

Fearing exodus, AI puts proposed pay cut on backburner

Nearly a week after the pilots’ union of its domestic fleet threatened industrial action against the airline’s proposal for a 15% pay cut, the airline has sent out an email ruling out any reduction in salaries.
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Laziness could be hereditary: study

Lazy Could genes be to blame for a lack of motivation to hit the gym? A recent study conducted at the University of Missouri suggests this could be the case, where, researchers came to the conclusion that there is such a thing as a genetic predisposition to laziness.
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Teri university

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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Twitter buys social data provider Gnip

Twitter 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.

Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services: Report

A Facebook userFacebook Inc is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process.
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