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Hindustan Times Friday, April 18, 2014 | Last Updated 22:45 IST 
Modi
There is no question of people not giving a decisive verdict, they do not want a lame government, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi said in an interview broadcast on Times Now on Friday.
 

EC notice to Mulayam on prima facie poll code 'violation'

Mulayam Singh Yadav addressing a rally at Moradabad
On April 3, addressing an election rally in Bulandshahr in UP, Yadav had allegedly threatened shiksha mitras to vote for SP or else they will not be made permanent.

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

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.

EC to look into Trinamool complaint about Mamata's hotel room fire

Mamata Banerjee
The EC is looking into the complaint lodged by Trinamool Congress against the poll panel for failing to ensure West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's safety and security after a fire broke out in her hotel room, an official said on Friday.

Several SP MLAs are in touch with us: Kalyan Singh

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

Kejriwal says Varanasi protests not unexpected

MH370: Malaysia, Aus in deal on black box custody

S Korean ferry tragedy: rescued school principal commits suicide

Indian-origin doc unfairly sacked, rules UK tribunal

Powerful quake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

Bomb blast kills 14 at mosque in Syria's Homs

Killer quest: 12 killed in worst-ever Everest accident

HT Blog: Why Indian Muslims face threat from abroad

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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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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.

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.

Inside a BJP war room: A day in the life of a candidate

Uday Singh
Uday Singh is fatigued. It is 3.30 in the afternoon and the BJP two-term MP from the constituency cannot even keep his eyes open. He has had less than three hours of sleep and addressed over three dozen corner meetings the previous day.

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.

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.

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.
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IPL 7: Hyderabad restricted to 133/6 by Rajasthan

Sachin Tendulkar, Dhawal Kulkarni
Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Watson won the toss and elected to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

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.
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Chelsea confident of new Terry deal

Chelsea
Chelsea are confident John Terry will 'amicably' agree a new contract in the near future, assistant coach Steve Holland said on Friday. The former England centre-back has reportedly been offered a new contract but on half his current salary.

Everton game not about me, says United manager Moyes

David Moyes
Manchester United manager David Moyes played down the significance of returning to his former club for the first time in Sunday's Premier League match against Everton.
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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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We were beaten fair and square: Dhoni

Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that his side were beaten "fair and square" by a better opponent in their six-wicket loss against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL thriller in Dubai.

Mumbai Indians invite 9 underprivileged children to Dubai

Nita Ambani
As part of their social initiative 'Education For All', Mumbai Indians have invited nine underprivileged children from various Mumbai-based NGOs here for an experiential tour and to watch the team's next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Reliance posts flat Q4 profit over slimmer oil refining margins

Reliance
Energy conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd posted a flat quarterly profit, in line with estimates, hurt by a slimmer margin in its oil refining business.

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.

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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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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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