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Hindustan Times Saturday, April 19, 2014 | Last Updated 18:09 IST 
 

Sub search for missing MH370 expected to be finished in week

Malaysia MH370 search
The search for missing flight MH370 is at a 'critical juncture', Malaysia's transport minister said. An underwater search for the black box recorder based on 'pings' possibly from the device could be completed in a week.

It's time for Modi: writer who shocked publishing world speaks up

Joe D’Cruz

Tamil author Joe D'Cruz made a Facebook post supporting BJP leader. A publisher withdrew his book and his translator backed out. D'Cruz tells Hindustan Times about his views.

Narendra Modi criticises Aadhar, yet implements it in Gujarat

Aadhaar
Narendra Modi may have castigated the Aadhaar scheme, but documents show that his Gujarat government not only implemented it efficiently but in some cases collected more personal data than legally required.

After Modi, Rahul takes on Mamata over Saradha scam

Captain arrested in South Korea ferry tragedy

BJP denies Geelani's claims, seeks apology

Kidnapped French journos found on Syrian border

Sonia, Rahul decision makers; PM a facade: Modi

Supertech woes: a hard lesson in home-buying

Japan expands army footprint, risks angering China

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Tejpal seeks info on his prosecution expenses

Karachi: Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani UN staff

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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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Technology controls our lives: interview with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman

Johnny Depp
Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman don’t give many interviews. One of the rare occasions was when  HT’s film critic, Anupama Chopra, spoke to the two for their upcoming film, Transcendence.

Kangana Ranaut stopped at Delhi airport over undeclared, expensive bags

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut loves high-end fashion labels, and that landed her in trouble recently. We’ve learnt that the actor was stopped by custom officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport for “not paying ­custom duty on some expensive goods”.

Movie review: Dekh Tamasha Dekh is an honest take on Hindu-Muslim relations

Dekh Tamasha Dekh
This is not a film about niceties. The narrative chews industriously on the political issues. Stark, ironical and gripping, Dekh Tamasha Dekh is the film Govind Nihalani would have made if only he had the freedom to call a spade a spade.

If not P.K. or Bombay Velvet, which film will now release on Christmas?

Bombay Velvet
Till a few days back, Christmas weekend was set to see three big films — Aamir Khan’s P.K., Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet and John Abraham’s Welcome Back. Now, all three have been moved to different dates, leaving the coveted Christmas weekend open.

Movie review: Damaal Dumeel is a reasonably good dark comedy

Damaal Dumeel
Close in the footsteps of dark comedies such as Soodhu Kavvum and Moodar Koodam, comes Damaal Dumeel, which unlike its contemporaries, may not be exceptional but still has what it takes to be applauded for the effort.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: It's a state of confusion in 2 States

2 States
In 2 States, the story is the weakest link. The film is bolstered by talented actors, gorgeous songs by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, nice styling, sumptuous production design and a few sparkling moments. And yet it is a slog.

Movie review: Tenaliraman is meant for Vadivelu fans

Vadivelu, Tenaliraman
Comedian Vadivelu returns after a two-year hiatus with a double bonanza in Tenaliraman (Tamil), based on a popular folklore. However, director Yuvaraj Dhayalan juxtaposes history (atmosphere, costumes, bigamy) with the modern (issues, scams, poverty). 

Easter pain, revival not just symbolic to crisis-hit Greeks

the holy burial
In churches around the country, religious symbolism takes on a very practical relevance for those still struggling from four years of austerity, ever since the country nearly went bankrupt in 2010.
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IPL 7: Rahane guides Rajasthan to four-wicket win vs SRH

Ajinkya Rahane
A patient half-century by Ajinkya Rahane and some disciplined bowling display helped Rajasthan Royal notch up a comfortable four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

IPL 7: Maxwell finally proves his worth for Punjab vs 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 ready for make-or-break stretch

Alex Song
Chelsea assistant manager Steve Holland believes there are plenty of curve balls to come in the Premier League title race and bottom side Sunderland could provide one of those when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Brazil players push for reforms

Brazil World Cup
Brazil’s old guard may hold sway with 73-year-old Marco Polo del Nero confirmed as the man to succeed octagenarian Jose Maria Marin as head of the Brazilian football Confederation.
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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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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.

Yuvraj showed it’s too early to write him off just yet

Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli
There are no guarantees in life, and even the statistics-driven world of sports is no exception to that rule. Yet, Yuvraj Singh could not have anticipated the avalanche of derisive anger that was directed at him after the World Twenty20 final.
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cities

700 trainees opt for exit plan at Nokia’s Chennai plant

Nokia
Finnish handset maker Nokia, struggling to shepherd its Chennai plant into its agreement to be bought by US software giant Microsoft amid tax disputes in India, has got some success with 736 of its trainees accepting the voluntary separation scheme.

Tech giants glow pink again as key markets edge back to normal

Infosys
The Big Four of India’s software-led services industry that includes business process outsourcing (BPO) pleasantly surprised the markets this month with solid results for the January-March quarter.

RIL sees flat Q4 net, but full-year profit hits record

Reliance
Reliance Industries Ltd on Friday reported a marginal rise of 0.8% in its net profit in the fourth quarter, even though the company’s quarterly profits were the highest in more than two years.
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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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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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