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Weird to wonderful: the most popular headlines of HT in 2013

india Updated: Dec 27, 2013 13:38 IST
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Brutal rapists getting no mercy from justice, a teenaged entrepreneur's message to young dreamers, a prime ministerial candidate's advice to his party's senior leader and movies breaking records in money-making: these were among the 12 stories on this website which readers 'liked', shared and read the most this year. Here's to looking back at to those headlines again.

Showed no mercy, got no mercy: Delhi gang-rape convicts get death

Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Thakur get death from a fast-track court on September 13, nine months after the four and two others destroyed the life of a young woman on a moving bus in New Delhi and shook India's conscience.

A submerged idol of Hindu Lord Shiva stands in the flooded River Ganges in Rishikesh. (PTI photo)

Monsoon mayhem: dozens dead, thousands stranded; Kedarnath shrine in ruins

Flash floods in Uttarkhand and Himachal Pradesh in June killed hundreds. In the hill state, the government comes under severe criticism for being caught off guard.

Assembly polls: Sonia, Rahul say there will be 'deep introspection'

Congress is defeated in the "semi-finals" before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Assembly polls in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The consolation prize is that it retains power in Mizoram.

Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar leave Dasna Jail for the court hearing in Ghaziabad. (Sunil Saxena/HT photo)

How things fell apart for the Talwars who once had it all

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are found guilty of murdering their teenaged daughter, Aarushi, and domestic help Hemraj. A great fall for a couple who once had it all.

Assam fumes at American website's 'rape festival' spoof

A satirical piece by an American website mocking the "increase" in sexual assaults on women in India angers Assam's people. The website spoofs that the state hosts an "annual rape festival" but it gets no laughs.

Teen CEO Sindhuja Rajamaran. Pursue your dream with sincerity, she tells youngsters.

Pursue your dream with sincerity, says Sindhuja Rajamaran, India's youngest CEO

Sindhuja Rajamaran was 14 when she became the CEO of a Chennai-based animation company called Seppan. Her speech to management convocation in Lucknow catches fire on social media.

Bihar woman avenges crime, burns down 'rapist'

The sexual assault survivor first thought of committing suicide by setting herself on fire, but then she changed her mind. Poetic justice, say people on social media about her story.

Fans of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi came up with a new idea of icon top.

BJP doesn't need allies which are against it: Narendra Modi tells Advani

Gujarat chief minister visits New Delhi in June after being anointed as chief of BJP's election campaign committee. Months later, the BJP would split from Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) party.

Sreesanth, two other cricketers held for spot-fixing

A Thursday morning brings shocking news for cricket fans. News breaks that three cricketers of the Rajasthan Royals IPL team, including pacer S Sreesanth, had been arrested for alleged spot-fixing during the T20 tournament. Sreesanth is banned for life in September.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani breaks Salman Khan's box office record

Romance movie starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone earns around Rs. 170 crore. The movie about a boy and a girl who take a life-altering holiday together is a hit in the US market too.

Chennai Express creates history, becomes the highest grosser of all times

Movie starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone creates several records. The money is the fastest to make Rs. 200 crore. It also breaks records in overseas collections.

Armaan Kohli doesn't respect women in the house: Salman Khan

Controversial inmate of reality TV show is arrested briefly for allegedly assaulting a woman celebrity in house where the series is being hosted. Kohli's antics lead to his eviction from the show too.