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Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, July 14, 2013
First Published: 17:13 IST(14/7/2013) | Last Updated: 17:23 IST(14/7/2013)

Controversial Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi — a key figure in the Bofors case, India’s first highly-publicised corruption scam — died at the age of 74 in Milan following a stroke on Thursday night, his funeral will take place on Monday and J. K. Rowling has written a crime novel called The Cuckoo's Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, it has been revealed. Here are some of the most read stories on the website.

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Ottavio Quattrocchi dies of heart attack in Italy, Bofors buried
Controversial Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi — a key figure in the Bofors case, India’s first highly-publicised corruption scam — died at the age of 74 in Milan following a stroke on Thursday night, his funeral will take place on Monday.

Death of a messenger: Telegram walks into history
A pensive expression takes over and in a tone of fatalistic resignation, says, “All of us here have been quite despondent ever since the message of the impending death of telegram was delivered to us two weeks back.” The message was a circular sent by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) that it would discontinue its 163-year-old telegraph service from July 15.

J.K. Rowling pens new book under a pseudonym
J. K. Rowling has written a crime novel called The Cuckoo's Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, it has been revealed. Rowling told the Sunday Times of London that she had hoped to keep this secret a little longer because writing under a pseudonym has been a liberating experience.

Kolkata most expensive for night out for two, Ahmedabad affordable: survey
Watch your pockets, as the cheap and best tourist destination Kolkata is now the most expensive metropolis for a night out for two and Ahmedabad a budget-friendly metro city, according a survey. The 'City of Joy' has snatched the top spot from the 'City of Dreams' Mumbai this year with a couple shelling out Rs. 10,115 during a night out.


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