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Hindustan Times Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Last Updated 07:28 IST 
 

Interview | Mani Shankar Aiyar
'Gujarat Congress shied away from attacking Hitler-like Modi'

Mani Shankar Aiyar
Former union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar feels the Congress failed to build upon Sonia Gandhi’s observation that Narendra Modi was a merchant of death. Excerpts from an interview.

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BJP wants govt to put on hold major appointments, petitions poll panel

BJP flags
The BJP wants the government to put on hold all major appointments, including that of India’s first ever lokpal, and has petitioned the election commission seeking such a direction to the UPA.

Battle lines drawn as BCCI meets today to prepare for court hearing

Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan
Its image having taken a beating following the controversies surrounding the IPL, the BCCI will hold an Emergent Working Committee Meeting on Sunday to prepare its response for the Supreme Court hearing on April 22.

TDP, BJP cadre say peace fragile, problems remain

10 more bodies found inside sunken S Korean ferry

No leadership vacancy for Priyanka: Tharoor

Pak scribe Hamid Mir shot at, says ISI behind attack

Sub search for MH370 to be finished in a week

Sohrabuddin's brother campaigns for BJP

No proof of Ajit Pawar threatening villagers: Police

Appear in defamation case, court tells Kejriwal

Rahul takes on Mamata over Saradha scam

Crackdown on 100 houses in Delhi reserve forest

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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.

Elections have become a no-holds-barred slugfest

Amit Shah
It is trivia rather than substance which rules the roost today. Epithets like ‘shehzada’ and ‘maut ka saudagar’ enter the popular consciousness far easier than reasoned arguments, writes Chanakya.
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Multimedia

US teen asks Miss America Nina Davuluri to be his date, suspended from school

An overwhelmed Miss America, Nina Davuluri, poses for the shutterbugs.
Patrick Farves asked Davuluri to the annual end of the year dance and gave her a plastic flower when she was speaking to students at the school's auditorium. Davuluri replied 'maybe later'.

17 kg gold stolen from India’s richest Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple vault

Sree Padmanabhaswamy
At least 17kg gold was pilfered from the vaults of the richest Hindu shrine of the country, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a legal expert has told the Supreme Court and requested it to disband the trust currently running the temple's affairs.

More than one lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees live on low rations in dingy camps

Sri Lankan civil war
The Sri Lankan Tamil issue is a powerfully emotive one in Tamil Nadu. However, over a lakh refugees in the state live on low rations in dingy camps, have no rights, and suffer from a lack of judicial redress, writes Paramita Ghosh.

Health Wise
After polio, eradicating measles with help of new drug may come next

Children
Measles tops the list of diseases that can be stamped out from the world forever. But since measles is highly infectious, 95% of all children in all populations need to be given two doses of the vaccine.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: 2 States' story is its weakest link

2 States
In 2 States, the story is the weakest link. The film is bolstered by talented actors, gorgeous songs by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, nice styling, sumptuous production design and a few sparkling moments. And yet it is a slog.

Movie review: Tenaliraman is meant for Vadivelu fans

Vadivelu, Tenaliraman
Comedian Vadivelu returns after a two-year hiatus with a double bonanza in Tenaliraman (Tamil), based on a popular folklore. However, director Yuvaraj Dhayalan juxtaposes history (atmosphere, costumes, bigamy) with the modern (issues, scams, poverty). 

From Kissa Kursi Ka to Nayak: top 10 gripping political dramas

Anil Kapoor ipad
As politics evolved in India, so did films based on political realities. While Emergency inspired satire and rebellion, today is more about aam aadmi and his DIY spirit. This election season, we bring you the 10 most politically inspired films which came out of Bollywood.

Kangana Ranaut stopped at Delhi airport over undeclared, expensive bags

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut loves high-end fashion labels, and that landed her in trouble recently. We’ve learnt that the actor was stopped by custom officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport for “not paying ­custom duty on some expensive goods”.
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IPL 7: Karthik, Duminy script Delhi win over KKR

 Gautam Gambhir
JP Duminy hit a timely unbeaten 52 after skipper Dinesh Karthik set the foundation with a fighting 56-run knock as DD edged out KKR by four wickets in a thrilling IPL T20 match, in Dubai on Saturday.

RCB's Chahal weaves a web around defending champs MI

Kieron Pollard
RCB though had a shaky start when left-handed opener Nic Maddinson was cleaned up by pacer Lasith Malinga for 16 and Zaheer Khan wreaked havoc in the very next over with two wickets.
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EPL: Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

Demba Ba
It was Jose Mourinho's first league defeat at Stamford Bridge in 78 matches, with the winner coming from a cooly converted penalty by former Chelsea player Fabio Borini, who is on loan at Sunderland from the Merseyside club.

Mourinho mocks referees after first home league loss

Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho angrily mocked the match officials after suffering his first home defeat in the Premier League in a 2-1 loss to Sunderland on Saturday.
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Rafa’s shock defeat on clay, Federer scrapes through

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Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot and close friend David Ferrer on Friday while Roger Federer scraped into the last-four.

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.
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RCB's Chahal weaves a web around defending champs MI

Kieron Pollard
RCB though had a shaky start when left-handed opener Nic Maddinson was cleaned up by pacer Lasith Malinga for 16 and Zaheer Khan wreaked havoc in the very next over with two wickets.

BCCI meet to find new pathway in IPL case tomorrow

BCCI
The Cricket Board's all-powerful Working Committee is to meet in Mumbai Sunday afternoon at its headquarters to find a pathway to satisfy the latest directive of the SC in the case related to corruption in last year's IPL.
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cities

700 trainees opt for exit plan at Nokia’s Chennai plant

Nokia
Finnish handset maker Nokia, struggling to shepherd its Chennai plant into its agreement to be bought by US software giant Microsoft amid tax disputes in India, has got some success with 736 of its trainees accepting the voluntary separation scheme.

Tech giants glow pink again as key markets edge back to normal

Infosys
The Big Four of India’s software-led services industry that includes business process outsourcing (BPO) pleasantly surprised the markets this month with solid results for the January-March quarter.

RIL sees flat Q4 net, but full-year profit hits record

Reliance
Reliance Industries Ltd on Friday reported a marginal rise of 0.8% in its net profit in the fourth quarter, even though the company’s quarterly profits were the highest in more than two years.
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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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Amazon

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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