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March 21, 2014: The day in news

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 21, 2014
First Published: 20:25 IST(21/3/2014) | Last Updated: 21:14 IST(21/3/2014)

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BJP denies ticket to Jaswant Singh from Barmer, may contest as Independent
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ticket troubles continued to haunt it on Friday after senior leader Jaswant Singh expressed his annoyance over not being considered from Rajasthan's Barmer constituency and has indicated he "may even consider" contesting the Lok Sabha elections as an Independent. Read

Suspected debris of missing jet MH370 may have sunk
The international team hunting for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean has not turned up anything so far, and Australia's deputy prime minister said the suspected debris may have sunk. Read

Four get life term in one of Shakti Mills gang-rape cases
Four persons were sentenced to prison for the "remainder of their natural lives" on Friday by a sessions court for the gang-rape of a telephone operator that took place at the abandoned Shakti Mills compound in central Mumbai last year. Read

Amarinder Singh says yes to contesting against Jaitley in Amritsar
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, making his poll debut from Amritsar, was on Friday pitted against Congress heavyweight and former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh. Singh had earlier expressed his inability to contest from the seat. Read

AAP sacks two leaders from UP for corruption
Sending out a strong message to party office bearers, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday sacked two leaders from Uttar Pradesh for allegedly demanding money in exchange of party tickets. Read

HC asks EC to give all details regarding AAP's registration
The Delhi high court today asked the Election Commission(EC) to give complete details of registration of the Aam Aadmi Party with it. A bench of Acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and Justice S Mridul directed the EC to file an affidavit indicating the factual position of AAP's registration. Read

Nandan Nilekani, wife declare assets worth Rs. 7,700 crore
Making his wealth public a day before stepping into the fray, Infosys co-founder and Congress candidate from Bangalore South, Nandan Nilekani has declared that he and his wife Rohini Nilekani have assets worth Rs. 7,700 crore. Read

Turkey shuts down Twitter ahead of polls
Turkey prohibited access to microblogging website Twitter just days before local elections in the country. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken the step reportedly in a bid to stop leaks targeting his government investigations related to corruption. Read

Putin signs Crimea accession into law
Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday signed into law legislation on the accession of Crimea after both houses of parliament unanimously approved it. Read

Movie review: Sunny Leone is the best and the worst thing about Ragini MMS 2
Ekta Kapoor -- the television queen, a self-confessed fan of horror and maker of adult comedies -- knew what she was getting into when she conceptualised Ragini MMS 2, a horrorex, the first-of-its kind for Indian cinema. She never cares about critics, she has always maintained. But does she care about her audiences? If yes, who are the target audience for Ragini MMS 2? Read

Movie review: Gang of Ghosts disappoints
Satish Kaushik's Gang of Ghosts fails to leave a mark. It talks about the evil of real estate, politicians caring only for their votes and more such problems in our society. Unfortunately, the film does not offer the right build-up for the audience to empathise with the pain of the characters. Read


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