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Hindustan Times Monday, April 21, 2014 | Last Updated 01:22 IST 
Smriti Irani
A day after Sonia's emotional speech that "I gave my son to Amethi in 2004", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the traditional Congress stronghold used gripping narratives to tell the people of the constituency that Rahul had failed to do enough.
 

Bangalore-bound Malaysian flight MH192 turns back, lands safely in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian Airlines
Malaysian Airlines Flight MH192 which was coming from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore carrying 166 people on board has reportedly turned back to Kuala Lumpur. The flight has landed safely at KLIA according to an official tweet issued by Malaysia Airlines.

Kejriwal should start a centre for street theatre: Amar Singh

Amar Singh
Amar Singh has been a Rajya Sabha MP for the past 18 years, but the 58-year-old will now contest the Lok Sabha elections for the first time. He talks to HT about his political journey and relationship with SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

BCCI suggests three-man committee to SC to probe IPL scandal

BCCI
Faced with a credibility crisis arising out of the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, the BCCI on Sunday suggested to the Supreme Court a three-member committee made up of eminent persons to probe the corruption case on the directives of the apex court.

MH370 tragedy: Chinese tourists cancel Malaysia air-tickets

'Modi' means 'Man Of Damage to India': Singhvi

Drone attack kills 30 'Qaeda' suspects in Yemen

Keep TVs switched off till Thursday: Cong tells voters

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

Those not voting should be barred from polls: Advani

Sonia calls off Mumbai tour due to health concerns

Lakhpati guruji still a pauper among supporters

Pak PM forms panel to probe attack on senior scribe

At least 42 dead in Pakistan road accident: police

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Can investor-friendly Gujarat and socially progressive Kerala ever meet?

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.

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

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.

My parents criticise my work: Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt
"Both, my mother Soni Razdan and father Mahesh Bhatt, are critical of my work. They have a certain opinion, but they never praise me. They will never be the first members of my fan club," the 2 States actor said.

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.

Dutch student sells his 'data soul' for £288 at auction

Shawn Buckles
A Dutch student has auctioned his 'data soul' - all his personal information, including medical records, emails and social media chats - for a total of £288 - as a comment on privacy and the value of personal data.

tale of a champion
True grit Tejas: he beat pain to win 'India's Strongest Man' title

Tejas Jaishankar
After an accident left him with 42 fractures and three shattered vertebrae, doctors said Tejas Jaishankar would barely be able to walk. Two years since, he has won a title called India's Strongest Man which involves weightlifting and exercises. Here's his story.

Lewis Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

Of Amar-Prem and Crime master Gogo: 20 years of Andaz Apna Apna

Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
You know you grew up in the Nineties if Amar-Prem brings back images of the characters portrayed by Aamir Khan and Salman Khan in Andaz Apna Apna. It’s been 20 years since the movie's release and we still can't get enough of it. Here’s why we still love Andaz Apna Apna.

Fatal Facebook love: deluded young man kills self and mother of three

Facebook logo
A youngster shot a woman dead after befriending her on social networking website Facebook without knowing that she was married and was also a mother of three children.
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IPL 7: CSK look to bounce back against Delhi

Brendon McCullum
Handed a shock defeat in theirtournament 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.

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.
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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.

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.
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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

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.

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.

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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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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