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Hindustan Times Monday, April 21, 2014 | Last Updated 18:48 IST 
 

BJP annoyed with me, but I will send Vadra to jail if in power, reiterates Uma Bharti

 Uma Bharti
Notwithstanding the BJP’s assertion that there will be no witch-hunt if it comes to power, Uma Bharti has reiterated that Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, Robert Vadra, will be jailed if the NDA comes to power.

Narendra Modi pledges to rid Parliament of criminals

Narendra Modi
Bharatiya Janata Party's PM nominee Narendra Modi on Monday pledged to cleanse the political system and rid Parliament of criminals, asserting he would not even spare errant leaders of the National Democratic Alliance.

Malaysia jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts, cops probe incident

Malaysia Airlines

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

Govt accepts vice-admiral's plea for early retirement

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

EC seeks tape of Togadia's speech

Prez's son, daughter took Saradha money: minister

Shot Pakistani TV anchor Hamid Mir stable: Hospital

MP: minor alleges gang-rape in moving bus, 3 detained

Bismillah Khan's family won't propose Modi's name

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

rbi
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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Multimedia

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

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.

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.

London looks to give voice to street musicians silenced by excessive regulation

London street musician
Concerned that London's seasoned street musicians are being silenced by excessive regulation, mayor Boris Johnson is leading calls for the buskers' voices, and guitars, to be heard again.

Vantage Point
Narendra Modi's election campaign: what's working, what may not

Narendra Modi
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has swamped the Indian media ever since his declaration as BJP election campaign chief in June 2013. With the D-Day (May 16) less than a month away, here’s an analysis of what seems to be working for him or what could go wrong.

Sherpas consider boycott after Mount Everest disaster

Mount Everest
Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a mountaineering official said Monday. The disaster killed at least 13 Sherpas when a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and triggered an avalanche.

Can’t make Delhi suicide-proof, the city’s depressed need help

Ring-a-ring o’ Metro
In the past two years, there have been at least two suicide attempts every month at Delhi’s Metro stations. In 2013, 30 people attempted suicide and 13 did not survive.
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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.

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.
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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

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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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Wipro slumps as Q1 outlook seen below estimates

Wipro
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

Pfizer
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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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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