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Hindustan Times Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Last Updated 19:57 IST 

After BJP snub, Shiv Sena talks of humilation; says won't attend Fadnavis' swearing-in

Uddhav Thackeray
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

Modi govt's austerity drive: No first-class travel for bureaucrats

Babus
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: 10 developments you must know since NDA came to power

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.

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

Boat
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.

Inviting Sharif, not Modi to Jama Masjid: Shahi Imam

Kerala HC upholds liquor ban, 700 bars to be shut

VHP to plant Tulsi saplings in all Hindu homes

Border outposts could complicate situation in Arunachal: China

Burkina Faso: Protesters burn down parliament

Bengal: Naqvi held briefly during Birbhum visit

Minority govt possible in Delhi, says SC

Sensex, Nifty log new highs on eco reforms

Mayaram moved from tourism to minority affairs

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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

Investment
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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Bigg Boss 8

NYC woman who was harassed over 100 times in 10 hours 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.

'I'm proud to be gay' says Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook
Cook’s sexual orientation has long been a subject of media speculation with Out magazine naming him to its 2013 list of the most powerful LGBT Americans -- he was ranked No. 1. But Cook had never acknowledged until now.

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

Ajith

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.

Is HP's latest the PC of the future?

HP
HP wants to blur the lines between digital and physical creativity and believes the answer is the Sprout, a truly novel new computer that lets people get hands on with designs, literally.

Taiwan man mutilates girlfriend's face in jealous rage

Murder
Taiwan police arrested a 79-year-old man after he sliced off his girlfriend's nose, ears and lips and flushed them down the toilet, suspecting that she was cheating on him, officials said Thursday.
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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.

It's possible that I may never play for India again: Yuvraj

Yuvraj Singh
Team India's star player Yuvraj Singh said the thought of not being able to play for India again has crossed his mind, adding that it will be very depressing if he fails to make a comeback into the team.
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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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IPTL tickets to come out tomorrow, to cost between Rs. 3240 to Rs. 49,680

Australian Open
The minimum cost of the three-day ticket to watch top stars, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, in action during the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has been fixed at Rs. 3,240 while the most costly ones are available at Rs. 49,680.

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.
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Airtel Q2 Net shoots up nearly three-fold to Rs. 1,383 crore

Airtel
Bharti Airtel, country's largest mobile operator, on Thursday reported nearly three-fold jump in consolidated net profit to Rs. 1,383 crore for the September quarter led by growth in mobile data revenues.

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.
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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
NSUI Activist

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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