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       HEADLINES: I am not hurt: Jayaram                                              Award ‘shocks’ Lal; Ann dedicates it to her father                                              State award jury belittled national awards: Dr Biju                                              36 injured in Ponmudi Mini Bus accident                                              Pawar agreed to pact with Sena in Assembly polls: Joshi                                              Modi uses Baru book to hit out against Sonia, Rahul                                              S Korea ferry captain arrested, divers ''glimpse'' bodies                                              Confident RCB eying another clinical outing against Mumbai                                              Super Kings elect to bat against Kings XI                                              Maxwell and Miller fashion Kings XI win over Super Kings                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         S Korea ferry captain arrested, divers ''glimpse'' bodies    
JINDO (SOUTH KOREA): Investigators today arrested the captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted what they believed to be bodies. Coastguard officials said captain Lee Joon-Seok and two of his crew were taken into police custody in the early hours of the morning.

         Nine killed in Mt Everest avalanche    
KATHMANDU: At least nine people, all of them Nepali nationals, were killed in an avalanche on Mt Everest Friday morning, an official said.

         Ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta starts prison term on June 17    
NEW YORK: Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading.

         Robotic submarine launches 5th mission to locate missing plane    
PERTH: A remote-controlled mini-submarine deployed to find the crashed Malaysia Airlines plane embarked on a fifth mission today with still no sign of wreckage, as Malaysia vowed not to back down from searching for the jet.

         28 dead, 268 missing in South Korean ship sinking    
SEOUL: The toll in the sinking of a ferry, carrying 475 people, mostly high school students, in sea waters off South Korea's southwest coast, rose to 28 Friday, officials said.

         Sunken South Korean ferry: Rescued school principal found hanged    
JINDO: A high school vice principal rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of his students on board was found dead Friday, in what media reports said was an apparent suicide.

         Six killed, nine missing after avalanche sweeps Everest    
KATHMANDU: A Nepalese tourism official said six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world’s highest peak. All those killed and missing had gone early in the morning to the area to fix the ropes for climbers along the route to the 8,850-metre summit.

         Nobel prizew inning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87    
MEXICO CITY: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation, he brought Latin America’s charm and maddening contradictions to life in the minds of millions and became the best-known practitioner of “magical realism,” a blending of fantastic elements into portrayals

         Monitoring gay rights situation in India, says US    
WASHINGTON: The United States is monitoring the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in India in particular after the Supreme Court ruled consensual homosexual activity as unconstitutional, a US official said.

         Missing plane:Robotic submarine completes third search mission    
PERTH: A mini-submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane's wreckage on the floor of the Indian Ocean has completed a full 16-hour mission mission at its third attempt, authorities said today.'

         Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry    
SEOUL: Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry added extra emotional weight today to a tragedy that has stunned the entire nation.

         Over one-third of temporary workers in US from India: Report    
WASHINGTON: More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in 2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official report.

         Armoured vehicles with Russian flags appear in east Ukraine    
SLAVYANSK: Armoured vehicles bearing Russian flags rolled through a flashpoint town in eastern Ukraine today, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the country was on the brink of civil war.

         Three dead as South Korea ferry with 476 passengers’ sinks    
SEOUL: Dozens of military boats and helicopters scrambled on Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southern coast, killing three and injuring 14, officials said.

         Search for missing Malaysian plane to go underwater    
KUALA LAMPUR: The Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield will deploy a mini-sub Monday to join in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the country's Joint Agency Coordination Centre confirmed.

         India, China hold sixth Strategic Dialogue to review ties    
BEIJING: Top diplomats of India and China today held the sixth round of Strategic Dialogue here, reviewing the status of bilateral relations and exploring new initiatives to deepen the emerging ties.

         Nude 'Titanic' portrait still haunts Kate Winslet    
LOS ANGELES: Actress Kate Winslet says her nude portrait in "Titanic" still haunts her and she refuses to autograph a copy of it.

         Bend it, charge it, dunk it: Graphene, the material of tomorrow    
NEW YORK: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. No, fans of "The Graduate," the word isn't "plastics." It's "graphene."

         Oil slick detected in flight MH370 search area    
PERTH: An Australian ship leading the hunt for missing Malaysian jet flight MH370 will deploy a mini-submarine "as soon as possible", the head of the search said on Monday. "Ocean Shield will cease searching with the towed pinger locator later today and deploy the autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin-21 as soon as possible," said Angus Houston, who fronts the Joint Agency Coordination Centre.

         Woman arrested for killing seven babies    
NEW YORK: A US woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over a decade was arrested on Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

         Missing plane's black box batteries may have died    
PERTH: Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died.

         Gunmen kidnap 100 Pakistani villagers in northwest, govt says    
PESHAWAR: Gunmen stormed a village gathering in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday and kidnapped around 100 men, Pakistani government officials said. Officials said they suspected that the gunmen are Taliban who attacked because the villagers supported the government.

         Biden to travel to Ukraine amid growing unrest    
WASHINGTON: Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Ukraine on April 22 to stress US support for Kiev and steps to improve its energy security amid a crisis with neighboring Russia. During his meetings with government leaders and civil society groups, Biden will “underscore the United States’ strong support for a united, democratic Ukraine that makes its own choices about its future path,” a White House statement said yesterday.

         NSA denies exploiting 'Heartbleed' vulnerability for intel    
WASHINGTON: The US National Security Agency has denied a report claiming the surveillance agency was aware of and even exploited the 'Heartbleed' vulnerability to gather critical intelligence on cyberspace.

         Missing Malaysian plane's co-pilot made mid-flight phone call: Report    
KUALA LUMPUR: The co-pilot of missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 attempted to make a mid-flight call from his mobile phone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, a report said on Saturday citing unnamed investigators. The call ended abruptly possibly, "because the aircraft was fast moving away from the (telecommunications) tower", New Straits Times quoted a source as saying.

         G20 reiterates commitment to lift and rebalance global demand    
WASHINGTON: Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of 20 Nations on Saturday reiterated their commitment to lift and rebalance global demand and achieve exchange rate flexibility. "We welcome the prospects for global economic growth to strengthen in 2014 but remain vigilant in the face of important global risks and vulnerabilities.

         2 LTTE operatives killed in northern Sri Lanka    
COLOMBO: Two alleged LTTE operatives were among three persons killed by Sri Lankan Army during a major operation against suspected Tamil rebels, the first since the end of civil war in 2009, a military spokesman said today.

         Searchers confident signals are from missing jet: Aus PM    
PERTH: The Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysian jet are "very confident" that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote part of the Indian Ocean were from the aircraft's black box, the Australian Prime Minister said today.

         American IT firms group seeks more H1B visas    
WASHINGTON: A coalition of American information technology companies has sought more H-1B visas, arguing that this is essential to keep the country ahead in the highly competitive world.

         Eight school children killed in Chinese bus crash    
REUTERS: Eight school children died in a bus crash on China's southern island province of Hainan on Thursday on their way to a school outing, state media reported, in the latest in a string of traffic accidents to fuel public anger.

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