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Hindustan Times Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Last Updated 13:35 IST 

SC says BCCI should conduct probe into IPL scam, Srinivasan

N Srinivasan
The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Sundar Raman to continue as the chief operating officer of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League and said BCCI should conduct the probe of the IPL spot-fixing case as well as N Srinivasan.

Hundreds missing in South Korea ferry capsize; 2 confirmed dead

Ferry Sinking
Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.

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.

Six die as bus catches fire in Karnataka

Sonia Gandhi's first LS polls rally in Telangana today

What's Amit Shah doing to get BJP votes in UP

Undersea drone heads back to hunt for Malaysia jet

SC recognises transgenders as third gender

Syria army launches assault in besieged Homs

Kiev sends in army, Putin warns of civil war

Train derails in Assam, over 50 injured

New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

Unfazed by absconder tag, Kejriwal in Varanasi

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Vote for party which will create a better life for all

We need a party that understands that development is less about making the Sensex soar and much more about developing a better life for all Indians, writes Rahul Bose.

After SC decision, third gender is no longer last

Made for each other
India is now in the league of modern societies as far as transgender rights go. The apex court’s observation goes well with the modern understanding that gender, which is rigidly defined in terms of male and female, is a social construct.
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Defence gets its turn in Oscar Pistorius murder trial

Oscar Pistorius
For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony.

Tea seller to be Modi proposer in Varanasi too

Modi mania in Assam
Doing a Vadodara in Varanasi, Narendra Modi’s two proposers of his nomination from the holy city on April 22 will be a tea stall vendor and a person from an under-privileged section of society.

Transgender, transexual, transwomen: gender and identity explained


The SC on Tuesday recognised the country's transgender community as a third gender and, in a landmark judgment, called on the government to ensure their equal treatment. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about gender and some terms related to transgender.

Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine

Premier Barry O'Farrell
The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.

SC recognises third gender: Bollywood says proud to be Indian

Mahesh Bhatt
The Supreme Court has passed a landmark judgment, by creating a third gender category. We speak to Mahesh Bhatt, Bobby Darling and others who have been fighting for this.

Building a fan base for football is the biggest challenge: John Abraham

John Abraham
John Abraham, who recently bought Guwahati Football franchise, talks about north-east India being the hub of football in the country, how he plans to juggle his Bollywood career with his sports investments and more in an interview.

Top 5 tips on how to flirt right

A couple flirting.
Flirting is the art of letting the person you are interested in know about it without saying as much. Even if you think you're a great flirt, that view may not be shared by others - so you could still do yourself a favour by checking out our tips on how to flirt successfully.

Ex-super cop Ajoy Kumar to come alive on celluloid soon

Ajoy Kumar
Randeep Hooda of Murder 3 and Highway fame will play Ajoy Kumar in the untitled movie to be directed by Prawaal Raman, who has also directed Gayab, Darna Mana Hai and Darna Zaroori Hai, 404 and others.

News agencies to boycott IPL over photo restrictions

A number of news agencies have decided against covering cricket's Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition in India and the United Arab Emirates, due to the exclusion of some photo agencies from covering matches.

Let's try laundry! Dhoni on how to keep IPL clean

Mahendra Singh Dhoni preferred to look at the lighter side of the IPL spot-betting controversy and his involvement in it by suggesting that perhaps a laundry service could be tried to keep the event clean.
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Smart Podolski double helps Arsenal regain top 4 spot

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday to take them back into the Premier League top four as they maintained their bid for a Champions League place.

With Reds on song, Manchester City look to play catch up

Manchester City
Manchester City know they must keep themselves in a position to pounce if Premier League title favourites Liverpool slip up when they play the first of their two games in hand against bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday night.
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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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Sensex up 28 points in early trade

Bombay Stock Exchange
The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 28 points in early trade on Wednesday on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors amid a firming trend in global markets.

Rupee down 5 paise against dollar in early trade


The rupee lost five paise to 60.28 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to appreciation of the American currency against other Asian currencies overseas.

Policy reforms to affect India’s sovereign ratings, says S&P

Indian economy
The speed and direction of policy reforms by the next government will likely be important determinants in India’s sovereign ratings, credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s said in two reports released on Tuesday.
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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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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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