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After Jayalalithaa’s barb, Modi picks Muslim as speech translator

BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi had a Muslim woman functionary of the BJP to translate his speech in rallies in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, a day after AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa dubbed the BJP's election manifesto as 'anti-secular.'

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada and other star politicians' films banned on Doordarshan

Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha elections, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.

Roads washed in dry Bankura to protect Moon Moon Sen

The local panchayat authorities washed the metalled road winding through the village, to protect Moon Moon Sen and her daughters, from the dust, when women waited for long hours at roadside taps to get a bucket of water.

Former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi prepares to stump Arun Jaitley

Batsmen gone, bowlers have come into the attack to bother Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Arun Jaitley. Already outgoing MP and former India opener Navjot Singh Sidhu is not batting for Jaitley in the Amritsar.

Sony sells more than seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can't make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant.

Tinsel town to election battleground, celebrity candidates rule Google too

Their glamour on the cinema screen has always attracted fans and now celebrity candidates, who are contesting the Lok Sabha elections, are hot on the internet too.

Lok Sabha elections phase five: Key figures and facts

In phase five of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, 121 constituencies across 12 states will go to polls on Thursday. Here's a closer and detailed look at the eight crucial states.

Know your leader: All about key candidates in fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls

In the fifth phase, heavyweights such as former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, Union minister Sachin Pilot and actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, among others, are in the fray. HT takes a look at the big-ticket fights.

WATCH: Rannvijay Singha marries Priyanka Vohra

Breaking the hearts of his many fans, Rannvijay Singha (of Roadies fame) got married to Priyanka Vohra. Interestingly, the wedding will be broadcast online by a YouTube channel.

National awards: Ship of Theseus wins best film, Jolly LLB best Hindi film

Shahid, Jolly LLB and Ship of Theseus emerged as the big winners when the 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday. Read on.

Myntra founders set to make Rs. 427 cr from Flipkart deal

Mukesh Bansal (39) and Ashutosh Lawania (37), who founded online fashion retailer Myntra.com in 2007 with Rs. 50 lakh, will be worth a combined Rs. 427 crore when Flipkart.com completes a deal to buy their company in six weeks.

Mask your politics, make it clear

True Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal supporters never hide. They wear masks of their leaders and go around drumming up support for them. Here is our photo essay on supporters of various politicians wearing masks of their leaders.

I want to play a psychotic killer, says Alia Bhatt

Talking about her dream role during her recent visit to HT House, Alia said, "I want to play a psychotic killer. With a face like mine, you would never expect a killer behind it. Imagine how creepy that would be!"

A ride on the Popemobile: Pope gives a lift to two kids in St. Peter's Square

A particularly jovial Pope Francis hopped off his white, open-air car in St. Peter's Square at Vatican City on Wednesday to greet a group of fifth graders from Perugia who presented him with a T-shirt from their school.

US Airways tweets pornographic image, leaves Twitter in splits

US Airways on Tuesday tweeted a pornographic image from their official handle creating quite a ripple in the Twitter community. The tweet was pulled down about an hour later, but by then it had spread all over Twitter like wildfire.
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