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Hindustan Times Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Last Updated 12:08 IST 
Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday stepped up his attack on BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi before filing his nomination papers for the high-profile electoral contest in the temple town of Varanasi.

AAP leader Shazia Ilmi sparks row, says Muslims should be communal for their own good

Shazia Ilmi
Days before the crucial fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shazia Ilmi has landed into a controversy because of her alleged 'Muslims ought to be communal this time' remark.

In battle for Mumbai, Uddhav Thackeray gets boost

Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.
At an election rally at Bandra-Kurla Complex, Narendra Modi sent out a clear message to his supporters, that they should be wary of outsiders. In other words, that they should vote for the Shiv Sena and not the MNS.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

Buddha tattoo
A 37-year-old British nurse recounted Tuesday her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Curiouser and curiouser: mystery of the missing Manpreet Badal

Demolition drive starts in Delhi's wildlife sanctuary

Warrants against Giriraj Singh for hate speech

Class 6 student gang-raped by minors in Jharkhand

Is Congress worried for Rahul Gandhi in Amethi?

Indian-American doc arrested for patients' death

Ukraine crisis: US vows more sanctions on Russia

Death toll in S Korea ferry disaster reaches 146

US judge's order on CIA secret prisons released

MH370 hunt: More powerful equipment to be used

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Poverty line
Why BJP's plan of full reforms is easier said than done

BJP supporters
One advantage of not being in power is that we can dream of reshaping the world exactly as we please. The BJP has had this luxury for some time — now the reality is about to hit it, writes Abhijit Banerjee.

Muslims in search of an alternative to Congress

Muslim voters
For the past two or three decades, Indian Muslims have been searching for an alternative to the Congress, which, most of them hold, is responsible for their present terrible socio-economic condition, writes Shahid Siddiqui.
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Why Rani Mukerji tied the knot with Aditya Chopra now

Rani Mukerji, Aditya Chopra
Rani’s father, Ram Mukherjee, is unwell, reveals her uncle Subbir Mukerji. He says, "We were waiting for it (the wedding) to happen for a long, long time… My cousin’s (Ram) health is not well, which is why it was done now."

Caught on video: how masked gangs are stealing data at Mumbai ATMs

HT investigation has revealed that at least 73 persons across Mumbai lost over Rs. 17 lakh of their hard-earned money as the fraudsters emptied their accounts with cloned ATM cards prepared by the stolen data.

Tiger Shroff to perform live on International Dance Day

Actor Tiger Shroff is keen to meet some of his fans and plans to take to social networking sites and pick a few college-going students, who will then perform with him at the event.

Anushka Sharma likely to romance Sidharth Malhotra onscreen

Anushka Sharma
Karan Johar and Sidharth Roy Kapur have joined hands to remake the French film Priceless. The movie will be directed by Tarun Mansukhani and Sidharth Malhotra, Anushka Sharma are likely to share screen space.

Pentagon scientists show off life-size Atlas robot

Atlas robot
The 6-foot-2-inch (187 centimeters) Atlas is one of the entrants in a contest designed to produce a man-like life-saver machine, the brainchild of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

United must move fast with vital window looming

David Moyes

Manchester United must move quickly to appoint a new manager and give him maximum time to operate in what will be a critical transfer window for the club.

If moron was a country, here's the president: Farhan Akhtar on Togadia

Farhan Akhtar
Even as the Election Commission seeks the footage of the supposed 'hate speech' by VHP leader Pravin Togadia, Bollywood celebs spoke in unison against divisive politics.

Valeant, Ackman offer to buy Botox maker Allergan for $47 billion

William Ackman
Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Tuesday it and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited $47 billion bid to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc as it seeks to become one of the world's five biggest drug companies.

IPL 7: Punjab crush Hyderabad, Maxwell scores big again

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell produced yet another blistering knock of 95 (43 balls) and Lakshmipathy Balaji picked up a four-wicket haul as Kings XI Punjab notched up a crushing 72-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

IPL 7: Upbeat CSK face Rajasthan challenge

Brendon McCullum
After recording their biggest-ever win in terms of runs, Chennai Super Kings will fancy their chances when they lock horns with Rajasthan Royals, a team seeking to get back to winning ways, in the IPL in Dubai on Wednesday.
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Chelsea may field weakened team vs Liverpool: Mourinho

Jose Mourinho speaks during a press conference

Chelsea could field a weakened team in their top of the table Premier League game at Liverpool on Sunday, said manager Jose Mourinho after Tuesday's 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid.

UP football official arrested over sexual harassment charge

Sexual harrassment
Varanasi police on Tuesday arrested UP Football Association’s secretary general Mohd Shamsuddin following an allegation of sexual harassment by a woman footballer.
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Sharapova survives scare to progress at Stuttgart


Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday.
The sixth-seeded Sharapova needed three hours, 24 minutes for her 100th clay victory, three days after her 27th birthday.

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.
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Aaqib, Pakistan’s real king of pace in the desert

Aaqib Javed
His ability to work up a sharp pace and swing and reverse the ball made Aaqib Javed a dangerous customer, but caught in the Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis era meant he got to play only 22 Tests for Pakistan.

BCCI lost chance to set things right, say ex-players

The Supreme Court rejecting the three-member inquiry panel proposed by the BCCI on Tuesday to probe the spot-fixing scandal has shown the sports body in an even more poor light.
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Sensex hits new record high of 22,869.85

Bombay Stock Exchange
Continuing its record-breaking spree, the benchmark BSE Sensex hit another lifetime high of 22,869.85 on Wednesday as stocks of capital goods, IT, healthcare and auto sectors led the rally on capital inflows amid a firming trend overseas.

Rupee breaches 61-level, down 30 paise against dollar


The rupee breached the 61-level by falling 30 paise to trade at over one-month low of 61.06 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to increased demand for the American currency from importers.

GM seeks US court protection against ignition lawsuits

General Motors
General Motors Co filed a motion in a US court to enforce a bar on lawsuits stemming from ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights proposed class action litigation that seeks to set aside the restriction.
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Shape up for summer season

Summer Maxi What better than beating the summer heat in a pair of comfortable shorts and a sleeveless top? But not without having a fit frame, and to achieve that, make sure you eat right and exercise even better, suggests an expert.
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Ready for the medical test?

It’s back to the All-India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test (AIPMT) for medical aspirants across the country. To be held on May 4, 2014, the AIPMT will be conducted again for the first time since 2012 after the Supreme Court quashed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in July 2013.

‘Being versatile is crucial’

Graphic designerGraphic designers are in great demand now with opportunities across sectors. Here’s a quick overview of what a career in graphic design entails

Go green, taste tech power and study social sciences

Teri university

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

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Lytro Illum

Lytro lights up the camera market

The company's first pro light field camera and software platform offer new dimensions of creativity to professionals and photography enthusiasts alike.

Google extends reach into mobile apps with new ad feature

Google officeGoogle Inc will allow marketers to run online ads that send consumers to a page directly inside a mobile app, furthering the Internet company's effort to extend its multibillion-dollar advertising business to smartphones.

Twitter releases new Facebook-like redesigned profile to all

TwitterTwitter's new Facebook-like profile design, which was earlier available only to a certain group of users, has finally been made public.
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