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Hindustan Times Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Last Updated 17:58 IST 

Modi govt's austerity drive: No 5-star hotel meetings, first-class flights for bureaucrats

With an aim to restrict fiscal deficit to 4.1% of GDP in 2014-15, the Centre has barred officials from holding meetings in 5-star hotels and put a freeze on hirings and filling up posts lying vacant for over one year.

Black money: SIT says whoever looted India will be caught and punished


The Supreme Court-appointed SIT, looking into the black money cases, on Thursday said it will go after the offenders 'big or small' but made it clear that confidentiality about account holders abroad will not be violated.

Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray may not attend swearing-in

Rajiv Pratap Rudy
Shiv Sena is unlikely to be part of the Maharashtra government as of now, but talks are on for a possible tie-up, said BJP. Uddhav Thackeray unlikely to attend swearing-in

5 Indian fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka, India to appeal

Five Indian fishermen were sentenced to death on Thursday by a Sri Lankan court for alleged drug trafficking, prompting a response from India that it will appeal to a higher court against the judgement.

Kerala HC upholds liquor ban, 700 bars to be shut

Bengal: Naqvi held briefly during Birbhum visit

Minority govt possible in Delhi, says SC

Sensex, Nifty log new highs on eco reforms, Fed rate stance

Mayaram moved from tourism to minority affairs

Govt offices in New Delhi area to close on Thursday

Srinagar: Separatist leader Yasin Malik arrested

Australia: Gurdwara in target of anti-Islamic slurs

Nepal readies to welcome PM Modi again next month

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Nithari case: Throwing the Evidence Act to the wind

Surinder Koli, the prime accused of Nithari Serial killings
If justice was not served in his case, how does it help him to promise improvement for other cases in the future? How will it help him once he is executed? For yes, we will soon execute this man, Surinder Koli, writes Dilip D' Souza.

Our Take
A long way to go in making India business friendly

While adverse policy measures over the last two years had dented India’s image as an investment hotspot, sparking fears among global investors, domestic entrepreneurs also have similar tales about India’s business environment.
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Black Money
chhath puja
Nasa rocket explosion in pictures
Anushka, Virat spotted together
Molten lava scare in Hawaii
Bigg Boss 8

Woman harassed over 100 times in 10 hours on New York streets gets rape threats

NYC woman who was harrased on streets in an interview
A video of a woman being harassed over 100 times in ten hours on the streets of New York has gone viral. The actor, Roberts, who secretly recorded the video with her friend, now talks about her experience.

Black money: 10 developments you must know since Modi government took charge

Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhiya, Radha Timblo, Pradip Burman
Are you updated on the black money list? Have you faced difficulty in understanding the case history? Or, have you missed the action in SC altogether? Don't worry. HT presents a ready reckoner.

Halloween Special: 13 must-watch movies for horror junkies

Classic horror
Everyone loves a good scare, especially those of us who suffer from an overactive imagination that convinces us, even in the face of overwhelming logic, that the creepy doll from Annabelle will find you and kill you in the middle of the night.

Bigg Boss 8: Gautam Gulati wants to be the next captain

Gautam Gulati
He's had too much of animosity for a long time now. Gautam Gulati now wants to be captain of the house just so that he can order the other contestants and get his work done.

Swachh Bharat: Big B gets his hands dirty, Modi tweets praise

Amitabh Bachchan wields the broom
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded Amitabh Bachchan for participating in Clean India Campaign. He wrote on Twitter that who will not get inspired when Bachchan himself wields the broom.

Thala Ajith takes internet by storm with the first look of Yennai Arindhaal


Fans of Ajith Kumar, rejoice! The actor is back in the game with Yennai Arindhaal. The makers of the film have released the first look of the film and it shows Ajith riding a bike.

Real and reel: How Telugu cinema celebrates stalking

A still from Nippu.
A young girl in Hyderabad was severely beaten up when she refused the advancement of a stalker. Are popular Telugu films featuring big stars giving inspiration to such stalkers?

Truecaller launches mobile app for outgoing calls

Truecaller, a collaborative phone directory
Phone directory application Truecaller on Wednesday launched a new app, Truedialer, which will offer users details of a person before the outgoing call is connected.

Pakistan wins toss, bats in 2nd test against Australia


Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia in the second match of a two test series at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday.

Tendulkar inducted into Bradman Hall of Fame

Sir Donald Bradman celebrates
Sachin Tendulkar added another feather to his cap on Wednesday when the Indian batting legend was inducted as one of the latest honourees in the Bradman Foundation.
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Real Madrid to appeal Zidane suspension for coaching

Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid will appeal a three-month suspension slapped on assistant B team coach Zinedine Zidane for not having the correct licence, the club said on Monday.

ISL: Anelka makes nightmarish comeback, Chennai thump Mumbai

Nicolas Alenka
Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka suffered a heavy defeat in India after his return to action Tuesday following a five-match ban for an anti-semitic gesture known as a 'quenelle'.
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Winning WTA Finals is as tough as winning a Slam: Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza Cara Black
After nerve-wracking matches throughout the week in the WTA Finals, Sania Mirza and Cara Black ended the season in the perfect way possible - as the best women's doubles team in the world.

AITA stares at derecognition by sports ministry

Open ATP Challenger tennis tournament
The All India Tennis Association (AITA), it seems, is heading towards getting derecognised by the government.
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Gold prices plunge by Rs. 400 on global cues

Arm candy
Gold prices tumbled by Rs. 400 to trade at nearly one-month low of Rs. 27,100 per 10 grams in the national capital on Thursday on emergence of selling by stockists amid a weak global trend.

Samsung's Q3 profit plunges to near three-year low

 Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

Samsung reported its smallest quarterly profit in nearly three years Thursday as its key smartphone business faltered under competition from Apple's iPhone6 and Chinese handset makers in an increasingly saturated market.

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Triumph Thunderbird LT reviewed

Triumph Thunderbird LT reviewedThe LT in the name may stand for ‘Light Tourer’, but this bike is a full size, 2.5-metre long, 380kg heavyweight even in the world of oversized cruisers.

Mercedes Benz GLA 200 CDI first drive

Mercedes-Benz's GLA 200 India reviewWhile Mercedes' compact SUV, the GLA is pretty impressive in its petrol form, it's the diesel version that Indian buyers are more curious about. Here's what we think about the GLA 200 CDI
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Netagiri: student style

Student leaders have their hands full working on issues affecting college communities and campaigning for women’s safety, hostel accommodation and infrastructure.

Earn 20,000 pounds a year

Cardiff universityThe union has a democratic set up. It is run by a team of full time members – president, vice presidents welfare, sports, education, health park and societies, respectively. These are sabbatical officers who have taken a year off and are paid for the services they render. All office holders get a salary of around 20,000 pounds a year

Focus on your strengths

CATWhile the earlier stages of CAT preparations were about ­building up of fundamentals, the next stage ensures accuracy with speed
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Best apps for video shooting and editing

Talk about cell phone cameras and apps, and so far, the discussion has mostly been about photographs. But cutting-edge smartphones and apps aren't just focussing on images. Videos are the next big thing. Don't just use your phone to shoot selfies; record and edit videos like a pro.

Truecaller launches mobile app for outgoing calls

Truecaller, a collaborative phone directoryPhone directory application Truecaller on Wednesday launched a new app, Truedialer, which will offer users details of a person before the outgoing call is connected.

Microsoft launches wearable fitness device for $199

MicrosoftMicrosoft Corp launched a device called 'Microsoft Band' that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market.
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