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March 19, 2014: The day in news

india Updated: Apr 12, 2014 18:53 IST
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News happened as you were on the go. News is happening even as you read this. Here is how we ensure you don't miss anything. Visit HT — your one-stop destination for the day’s wrap-up of news.

BJP fields Advani from Gujarat's Gandhinagar, Modi's 2nd seat is Vadodara
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced that its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi will contest from Vadodara apart from Varanasi and said senior leader LK Advani will fight the Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Read


Malaysia trying to restore files deleted from pilot's flight simulator
Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia's acting transport minister said on Wednesday. Read


Pro-Russian forces capture Ukraine's naval headquarters
A day after a Ukrainian soldier was shot dead, pro-Russian forces seized the Ukrainian naval headquarters in Sevastopol Wednesday. A large number of Ukrainian soldiers in Sevastopol have defected or deserted but there are some who say they would fight rather than leave their posts, the Guardian reported. Read


Maharashtra farmers end life after rain spoils crop
A string of farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra after freak hailstorms and rains destroyed winter crops worth millions of dollars, activists and politicians said on Wednesday. Read


AAP will win 100 seats in Lok Sabha elections: Kejriwal
In a live interview with ABP News, Kejriwal said no political party would get a decisive mandate this summer. The AAP leader, however, was hopeful that his rookie party would win 100 of the 543 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Read


IAS officer takes voter awareness to great heights in MP, airdrops EC pamphlets
An election officer in Madhya Pradesh has taken Election Commission's campaign aimed at maximising voter participation to atmospheric levels, literally. Tejaswi Naik, a 2009 batch IAS officer and chief executive officer of Annupur district panchayat, on Sunday rode a two-seater powered paraglider (paramotor) to airdrop EC pamphlets urging people to turn up in large numbers for voting in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Read


I didn't know proper English, still I thought I was the coolest: Kangana Ranaut
There are few in Bollywood who are as candid about their 'weak' points as Kangana Ranaut is. Simply because she doesn't think of them as weaknesses. Refreshingly honest when she admits 'I'm from the mountains and didn't know proper English, but do I care?' the 26-year-old charmed her fans thoroughly at the HT City Stars in the City event on Tuesday. Read