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Hindustan Times Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Last Updated 23:02 IST 

 

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

BJP Narendra Modi
Yet again ruling out any apology for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he should be "hanged" in public if there is even a grain of truth in the allegations against him.

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.

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.

BJP will make army training compulsory: VK Singh

EC appoints special observer for West Bengal

Anna Hazare's office gets threat calls

EC censures Amit Shah, Azam Khan for remarks

4 dead, 291 missing after S Korean ferry capsizes

Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi

SC refuses Srinivasan return as BCCI chief

Vote tactically to defeat BJP: Jamiat Ulema Hind

Armed Pro-Russian troops enter east Ukraine town

Delhi cop commits suicide in a temple

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Vote for party which will create a better life for all

India
We need a party that understands that development is less about making the Sensex soar and much more about developing a better life for all Indians, writes Rahul Bose.

After SC decision, third gender is no longer last

Made for each other
India is now in the league of modern societies as far as transgender rights go. The apex court’s observation goes well with the modern understanding that gender, which is rigidly defined in terms of male and female, is a social construct.
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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.

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.

I want to play a psychotic killer, says Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt
Talking about her dream role during her recent visit to HT House, Alia said, "I want to play a psychotic killer. With a face like mine, you would never expect a killer behind it. Imagine how creepy that would be!"

US Airways tweets pornographic image, leaves Twitter in splits

US Airways
US Airways on Tuesday tweeted a pornographic image from their official handle creating quite a ripple in the Twitter community. The tweet was pulled down about an hour later, but by then it had spread all over Twitter like wildfire.

Royals lap up puppy love as New Zealand tour wraps up

Duchess of Cambridge
Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine experienced some puppy love on Wednesday from German Shepherds destined to be police dogs before departing New Zealand with baby Prince George for the Australian leg of a three-week tour.
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IPL 7: KKR scores 163/5 against MI, Kallis shines

 Gautam Gambhir
The evergreen Jacques Kallis stole the limelight with a 46-ball 72 as Kolkata Knight Riders registered a competitive 163/5 against Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the seventh Indian Premier League in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Kolkata Knight Riders look to rule the middle kingdom

Brad Haddin
Having off-loaded almost the entire team except captain Gambhir and Sunil Narine, KKR had to start afresh. As the team could not shake off middle-order woes in the last few seasons, it has prompted changes in the middle order.
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Smart Podolski double helps Arsenal regain top 4 spot

Arsenal
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

IPL
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

Dhoni
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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Fearing exodus, AI puts proposed pay cut on backburner

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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.

Sensex falls for 3rd day; loses 208 points as IT, realty stocks hit

Bombay Stock Exchange
The BSE benchmark index Sensex fell for the third straight day by losing 208 points on increased profit selling by funds in IT, capital goods and realty stocks. The 30-share index dropped by 207.70 points, or 0.92%, to close at 22,277.23 points.

Rupee at 3-week closing 60.37 against dollar

Currency
The rupee on Wednesday lost 14 paise to register its three-week closing low of 60.37 against the dollar amid capital outflows and continuing demand for  US currency from oil refiners.
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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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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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