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Hindustan Times Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Last Updated 03:56 IST 

 

Lok Sabha polls
Alleged killers, arsonists and rapist are in the fray today

Poll Mania
In the crucial fifth leg of the staggered elections, 16% candidates with shady criminal records will test their political fortunes. About 10% of them face serious charges, such as assault, arson or rape.

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

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.

Can’t pass off exit polls as opinion: EC to media

Willing to defreeze Sahara accounts, says SC

EC censures Amit Shah, Azam Khan for remarks

BJP will make army training compulsory: VK Singh

Anna Hazare's office gets threat calls

Srinivasan, 12 players named in Mudgal report: SC

Airlines go for another fare cut to woo fliers

I wanted to fight for power, says Misa Bharti

6 dead, 290 missing after S Korean ferry capsizes

Vote tactically to defeat BJP: Jamiat Ulema Hind

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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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Multimedia

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!"
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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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Bale stunner gives Real Madrid King's Cup win over Barcelona

Gareth Bale
Bale sped down the left wing into the penalty area in the 85th minute at Valencia's Mestalla stadium and slipped the ball superbly between the legs of Barca goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto.

Manchester City run aground, Palace rock Everton

Football
Liverpool's position atop the Premier League table was strengthened on Wednesday when title rivals Manchester City were held to a 2-2 draw at home to bottom club Sunderland.
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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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cities

RCom to hike pre-paid call rates

Allahabad
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.

TCS Q4 net surges 52% on Europe, Asia-Pacific gains

Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reported a 51.5% year-on-year increase in net profit to Rs. 5,297 crore for the January-March 2014 quarter against Rs. 3,497 a year ago, led by a surge in contracts across Europe and the Asia-Pacific.
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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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