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Hindustan Times Monday, April 21, 2014 | Last Updated 08:01 IST 
 

SC takes up Sahara proposal today, investors hold breath

Subrata Roy
Millions of small investors anxiously awaiting refund of their investments will be keenly watching as the Supreme Court takes up on Monday the Sahara Group’s fresh proposal to pay Rs. 10,000 crore as part of a condition to secure bail for its jailed chief Subrata Roy.

Two states: what Kerala, Gujarat teach us about development

Bamboo Village
So we have two models to choose from. One, where the investor is wooed and social indices are given short shrift. The other where the investor is frightened off and social indices are commendable, writes Lalita Panicker.

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No leads, probe into 7 'Hindu terror' cases stuck

Samjhauta blast
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into alleged right-wing Hindu terror strikes has hit a dead end with the anti-terror agency struggling to find credible evidence to unveil the masterminds.

Giriraj ticked off by BJP, Beni calls Modi 'murderer'

Bangalore-bound plane MH192 turns back, lands safely

Sonia, Rahul ignored Amethi: Arvind Kejriwal

MP: Minor gang-raped in moving bus in Singrauli

IPL scandal: BCCI suggests 3-member probe panel

Slow starter in TN, AAP may still change the game

Siding with Alagiri will be suicidal for the DMK cadre

US lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

Keep TVs switched off till Thursday: Cong tells voters

'Kejriwal should start a centre for street theatre'

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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.

Manmohan Singh: A modest politician let down by his party

Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi
How will history see Manmohan Singh? History’s overall verdict on Manmohan singh’s tenure as prime minister is likely to be positive, writes Mark Tully.
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Modi gets more NO votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

Narendra Modi
BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more "NO" votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer popular votes than AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in a TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world live poll as of late Sunday.

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep on Sunday.

What if your phone's battery never let you down

Motorola Droid Ultra
If you thought NoMo (No Mobile) was world's biggest phobia, think again. The new neurosis is BAD (Battery Almost Dead). Thankfully, the good news is that the nightmare of a dead phone battery is soon going to be over, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Fever: second most common disease for medical insurance claim

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Fever has become the second most common disease, after child-birth related admissions, for which people claimed medical insurance in India. The number of Indians getting admitted to hospitals with complains of fever increased by 89% in a year.

Why not to get married around election time

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When the Kabilans and Prasads started planning Harish and Archa’s wedding seven months ago for April 18, they factored in a thousand little things but forgot all about the biggest hurdle of all — the 2014 general elections.

Should you trust Jaime Lannister of Game of Thrones?

Daenerys Targaryen
Kingslayer. Killer. Rescuer. Brunch asked Game of Thrones' Nicolaj Coster-Waldau to help us make up our minds about his character in an email interview.

Lights, camera, Andheri: the springboard of Bollywood strugglers

Nawazuddin Siddiqui
If you're a Bollywood hopeful, here's where to take the mahurat shot. Welcome to Andheri, the Mumbai suburb that is every struggler's springboard to Bollywood. After that, how you direct your life's film is up to you.

Scooters outsell bikes for 7th year, Activa is the new No 2

New Honda Activa i review, test ride
Domestic scooter sales in India outpaced motorcycles for the seventh consecutive fiscal year in 2013-14, and Honda Activa displaced Hero Passion as the second-largest selling two wheeler in the country.
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IPL 7: Maxwell leads Punjab to win again

David Miller
Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball 51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets.

IPL 7: CSK look to bounce back against Delhi

Brendon McCullum
Handed a shock defeat in their tournament opener, former champions Chennai Super Kings would be eager to bounce back against a resurgent Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
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Five points clear, Liverpool's title quest remains on track

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Liverpool took another step towards a first league title since 1990 after winning 3-2 at Norwich City on Sunday to pull five points clear in the Premier League.

Ramsey, Podolski shine in Arsenal down Hull City 3-0

Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski scored twice and Aaron Ramsey had a dream comeback as Arsenal claimed an important 3-0 victory at Hull City on Sunday in his side's quest for a top-four finish and FA Cup success.
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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

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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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Pfizer mulls $100-bn bid for AstraZeneca: report

Pfizer
US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca  to propose a £60 billion ($101 billion) takeover, Britain’s Sunday Times reported.

New govt may raise agricultural credit target in budget

A farmer harvesting
The new government is likely to come under pressure to further increase agriculture credit target to maintain high farm growth, which is an essential pre-condition for a wider economic revival.

9% growth a pipedream for India, 6.5% more likely: Crisil

industry economy
There is an even chance that the Indian economy will grow at an annualised average rate of 6.5% over the next five years, credit rating and research firm Crisil said in a report on Sunday.
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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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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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