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Do the Gandhis see a threat to their bastions? Open in new window
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Does India's first political family see some serious threat to its own bastions? The question was doing rounds in Uttar Pradesh, where lie Rae Bareli and Amethi -- the respective parliamentary constituencies of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president son Rahul Gandhi. Sharat Pradhan reports.

'Facebook lover' kills woman, self after meeting her in Jabalpur Open in new window
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In a `met-on-Facebook' love story gone horribly wrong, a 22-year-old youth shot dead a woman twice his age and then committed suicide after realising that she had cheated about her looks, age and marital status.

Why elections mean NOTHING to these Vrindavan widows Open in new window
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Most of them have been abandoned by their families but the over 10,000 widows in this city of Lord Krishna have also been abandoned by the country's electoral process as they do not have voting rights in Vrindavan.

Robotic submarine completes 7th mission to locate missing jet Open in new window
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A robotic mini-submarine deployed to unprecedented depths has searched approximately 50 per cent of the focused underwater area of the Indian Ocean floor, as it ended its seventh mission on Sunday with still no sign of wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Man charged with hate crime in attack on Sikh professor Open in new window
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A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged with hate crime for a brutal assault on a

Scholarship Alerts Open in new window
The Hindu
Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Fund Scholarship Description: The scholarships are available to students for Ph.D....

Workshop by Anurag Kashyap Open in new window
The Hindu
Film director Anurag Kashyap will be conducting a workshop on scriptwriting for films. The classes will be held at Adishakti Campus, near Pondicherry, off Tindivanam highway from May 13 ? 17. ...

At least two killed in clash in east Ukraine, separatists say 5 dead Open in new window
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SLAVIANSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Gunfire erupted near a makeshift checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine early on Sunday, killing at least two people.

Varanasi, now a poll capital Open in new window
The Hindu
Ghats and galis of Benaras have always been familiar with hordes of locals and tourists, but presence of over 50,000 political volunteers - working for various parties - seems to have made this ci...

Emissary row: Saraf says he did not carry any message from BJP Open in new window
Deccan Herald
Sanjay Saraf, who belongs to a party which is part of the NDA, today confirmed that he had met Syed Ali Shah Geelani but dismissed reports that he had carried any message from Narendra Modi to the hardline Hurriyat leader.Lok Janshakti Party National Youth President Saraf said his relations with the separatist leader were personal.I have been meeting Geelani for the past so many years. I have not met him in the context that has been reported, Saraf told PTI.Saraf said he rushed here from Bihar after he was named as one of the emissaries of Modi that Geelani claimed had called on him for opening a dialogue with the BJP leader.This is a completely baseless report. I have not met Geelani since he was taken to Delhi for treatment in early March this year, he said.Asked about media reports identifying him as one of the two emissaries, Saraf said he was exploring legal options against a daily which carried the report for spreading falsehood and dragging my name into something that I was never part of.Geelani on Friday claimed that Modi had sent two emissaries to him and the separatist leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to create a soft corner for BJP by making a commitment to seek a solution to Kashmir issue.Geelani has not named the emissaries so far. The meeting allegedly took place in Delhi on March 22. The separatist leader also claimed that the emissaries had called on other separatist leaders who were now pinning hopes with the NDA coming to power for resolution of Kashmir issue.Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had yesterday questioned the secrecy behind the move and asked the hardline separatist leader to identify the pointmen to establish who was lying.Geelanis claims invited denials from Jamaat-e-Islami and moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference with the latter accusing the hardline leader of deliberately making statements aimed at creating confusion among the people.Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the chairman of the moderate faction, advised Geelani to shun the holier than thou attitude as holding talks with the stakeholders of Kashmir issue does not tantamount to a sell out.

A universe of creativity Open in new window
The Hindu
Don?t let fear of failure curb your creativity. The creative experience is a journey of self-discovery...

Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP Open in new window
The Hindu
Ferrari?s Fernando Alonso held on for third place.

Only the Left can bring about changes, says D. Raja Open in new window
The Hindu
?Ensure the defeat of the Congress and the BJP?

Want to rebuild your career? Open in new window
The Hindu
IIM-Tiruchi?s PG course in HRM aims to put you back on track.

?No support for any political party? Open in new window
The Hindu
No party has made any worthwhile poll promise: Tamizhaga Tank and River Ayacutdars Association

DMK schemes put on hold by AIADMK: Stalin Open in new window
The Hindu
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) treasurer M.K. Stalin on Saturday alleged that the ruling AIADMK government had put on hold many developmental and welfare schemes launched by his party.

Live webcast from 530 polling stations Open in new window
The Hindu
Election Commission offices in Delhi and Chennai can monitor the webcast

Screenwriting workshop at IIT Madras Open in new window
The Hindu
IIT Madras is ready with its next edition of Imaging Cinema 2014, a screenwriting-cum-filmmaking workshop from June 7 to 14. The focus is on various aspects of screenwriting. Sessions on screenwri...

Sonia cancels Maharashtra rallies, citing ill health Open in new window
Deccan Herald
Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday cancelled her one-day Maharashtra tour, citing health reasons.The Congress party said Sonia Gandhi is unwell, but refused to disclose any details about her illness.Sonia Gandhi was to address rallies in Mumbai, Dhule and Nandurbar.While party vice president Rahul Gandhi along with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will now address the Mumbai rally, actor-politician Raj Babbar and union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will address the other rallies on her behalf, according to Congress sources.

Police personnel cast postal votes Open in new window
The Hindu
Several police personnel attached to Tiruchi city cast their postal votes on Saturday for the Tiruchi Parliamentary Constituency in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections. The district administrati...

Feeling cheated, Facebook lover kills woman after meeting her Open in new window
Deccan Herald
In a `met-on-Facebook love story gone horribly wrong, a 22-year-old youth shot dead a woman twice his age and then committed suicide after realising that she had cheated about her looks, age and marital status.The accused Vineet Singh, hailing from Muzzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh befriended Jyoti Kori (44) on Facebook some two and half years ago.Inspector General, Jabalpur Range, Upendra Jain said Jyoti never revealed that the photograph she had put up on the site was not hers, and that she was a married woman with three children.On April 18, Vineet arrived in Jabalpur to meet her in person for the first time. The two went to Bhedhaghat on the banks of river Narmada near here, where after learning the truth he shot her dead and then shot himself.He was taken to a hospital but succumbed to injuries after giving a statement to the police that he felt cheated by Jyoti.Police said the pistol he used too appears in some of his Facebook photographs, which Jyoti had `liked.Further probe is on.

Presentations sans laptops Open in new window
The Hindu
Tired of lugging a laptop for all those important presentations? Well, here is a solution. You can now carry your cell phone with you and make the presentation. Amit Biswal, a B.Tech. final-year el...

Ceramic science at Sheffield Open in new window
The Hindu
University of Sheffield, U.K., is offering 1-2 years full time MSc (Eng) course in Ceramic Science and Engineering under the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The course provides st...

Austrian students' visit Open in new window
The Hindu
The Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Austria, partners with IIT-Madras for its management programmes and its students spend a portion of their semester at IIT-Madras.  The student...

Flying squads seize Rs.59 lakh in Virudhunagar Open in new window
The Hindu
Flying squads in Virudhunagar district seized Rs.59 lakh from two different locations.Preliminary inquiries suggested that the cash belonged to banks and they were intended to be loaded in...

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