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Hindustan Times Monday, April 21, 2014 | Last Updated 20:52 IST 

In Telangana, Rahul sells dreams to new state, flays TRS

Rahul Gandhi
Hitting out at TRS for goingback on its promise to merge with the Congress, Rahul Gandhi on Monday gave full credit to his mother Sonia Gandhi for the creation of Telangana even as he criticised TDP and BJP for "opposing" carving out of the new State.

Expats return to Azamgarh on poll vacation, root for Mulayam

Azamgarh men
A large number of Muslim men from Azamgarh, who have migrated to the Gulf countries, are now carrying out door-to-door drives for Mulayam Singh Yadav, the SP candidate from the town.

SC reserves order on Subrata Roy's plea against his detention

Subrata Roy
The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on Sahara chief Subrata Roy's petition challenging its decision to send him to jail in the case relating to non-refund of more than Rs. 20,000 crore of investors money.

Modi pledges to rid Parliament of criminals

Malaysia jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

Vadra will be in jail if NDA comes to power: Bharti

Govt accepts vice-admiral's plea for early retirement

SC may decide on hearing gay sex plea in open court

SC lifts iron ore mining ban in Goa, caps annual output

Ferry crew actions 'murderous': S Korean president

Hackers post 'free-Kashmir' on Advani's website

Maoists blow up school building in Bihar

China police licensed to shoot post knife attacks

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Our take
Next government needs to push up growth and create jobs

Regardless of whichever party comes to power, one thing, however, appears certain that the next government faces that the daunting task of pushing growth, cooling  prices and spinning jobs, without losing much time.

Porn stars and controversial celebrities cannot be role models

Rakhi Sawant
When a porn star, a terrorist’s partner, or a tainted celebrity is shown by the media as coveted by journalists, industrialists, and crème de la crème of society; the message to the youth is that this too is an option, writes Dheeraj Sharma.
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David Moyes might get sacked at Manchester United: Reports

David Moyes

According to widespread reports released at the same time on websites of numerous British newspapers, Man United manager Moyes is facing sack by United and could be forced out before the end of the season.

political moves

Kejriwal now ahead of Modi in Varanasi: AAP strategist

Gopal Mohan (in green T-shirt) managed AAP's Delhi assembly elections campaign in 2013.
Gopal Mohan managed Arvind Kejriwal's poll campaign when the AAP leader defeated Delhi's three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit by 26,000 votes last year.  Mohan is now managing Kejriwal's campaign in Varanasi and says the party is ahead of 50,000 votes.

Coming up: World's fastest elevator will climb 95 floors in 43 seconds

Gopal Mohan (in green T-shirt) managed AAP's Delhi assembly elections campaign in 2013.

Japan's Hitachi on Monday said it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can clock speeds of up to 72 kilometres (45 miles) per hour, to a high-rise building in China.

Leopard strays into Maharashtra village, attacks locals in bid to escape


A leopard sparked panic in a Maharashtra village on Monday after it attacked locals as it wandered onto the rooftop of a house. The big cat strayed into the Chandrapur district, scaring the residents and forcing them to run for their lives.

The climax of Revolver Rani will hurt the audience: Piyush Mishra

Kangana Ranaut
Even as he gears up for his next release Revolver Rani, starring Kangana Ranaut, we catch up with veteran actor-writer Piyush Mishra about his role in the film, Kangana Ranaut and shooting in trigger-happy Gwalior.

Rakeysh Mehra's next to have Anil Kapoor's son opposite Shabana Azmi's niece

Mirza Sahibaan
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has shortlisted Rey actor Saiyami Kher to star opposite Sonam Kapoor's brother Harshvardhan in his love tale titled Mirza Sahibaan. He chose her after months of intensive search.

2 States is third highest opener of 2014, earns Rs. 38.06 crore over weekend

2 States
After earning an impressive Rs. 12.42 crore at the ticket windows on Friday, Alia Bhatt-Arjun Kapoor-starrer 2 States continued to earn moolah at the box office through the first weekend of its release.

Runners reclaim Boston Marathon one year after attacks

Marathon Sports store
Tens of thousands of runners, cheered by a multitude of spectators, set off through the streets of Boston on Monday to reclaim the world's oldest marathon from the fear left by last year's deadly twin bombing.

IPL 7: Super Kings opt to bat against Daredevils

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bat against Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League match in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Maxwell credits good run to some luck, some manipulation

Glenn Maxwell
He has taken the IPL by storm with a couple of brutal knocks but Kings XI Punjab's Australian import Glenn Maxwell says the mayhem that he causes with his bat is merely a bit of luck and his ability to "manipulate" fielders.
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Moyes has a horror return to Everton, Man Utd downed 2-0

David Moyes
Everton's past and future collided in a nightmare return to Goodison Park for former manager David Moyes whose Manchester United side were outwitted by his successor Roberto Martinez in a 2-0 defeat on Sunday.

Ronaldo trains, will probable for semi against Bayern

Cristiano Ronaldo
World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to take his place in the Real Madrid side for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at home to Bayern Munich on Wednesday after returning to full training on Monday.
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Monte Carlo Masters: Another heartbreak for Federer

Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka signalled his French Open ambitions when he beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday.

Djokovic out for 'some time' with wrist injury

Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he would not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters.
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It was job half finished: Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell
His blistering 89-run knock set up the Kings XI Punjab's incredible victory over Rajasthan Royals but for Glenn Maxwell it was still an unfinished job as he was not there to hit the winning runs.

For Karthik, its happiness all around, finally

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik broke into the India team a little before the Mahendra Singh Dhoni phenomenon made the 'second-wicketkeeper' an unaffordable proposition in the team.
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Wipro slumps as Q1 outlook seen below estimates

Shares in Wipro fell more than 4% in early trade after company's IT revenue guidance was seen below estimates by some analysts.

Sensex, Nifty surge to record high; Sesa gains

Bombay Stock Exchange
The Sensex and Nifty hit record highs on Monday as lenders such as Axis Bank rallied ahead of their financial results starting later this week, while strong gains in debt markets reduced concerns about potential losses in the sector's bond portfolios.

Pfizer mulls $100-bn bid for AstraZeneca: report

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca  to propose a £60 billion ($101 billion) takeover, Britain’s Sunday Times reported.
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Movies help me reach more Indians: Chetan Bhagat

Four of Chetan Bhagat's five novels have been adapted for the big screen - the latest being 2 States, based on his book 2 States: The Story Of My Marriage. The author says movies help him expand his reach among Indians.
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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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Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: report

Apple and Google Inc are wooing game developers to ensure that top game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Apps link people with new places in real world

people on phoneTired of the same restaurants and clubs? Not sure if friends would want to venture to a new cafe or bar? New apps show where people want to go, rather than where they have been.

5 features an Amazon phone might offer

AmazonA 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.
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