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Hindustan Times Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated 22:42 IST 

Saved by a phone call: the mystery of Anderson's escape

 Anderson
Bhopal’s residents remembered former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, who died in Florida last month, as the man who escaped punishment for a 1984 poisonous gas leak that killed thousands, thanks to a phone call that secured his safe passage to the US.

Maharashtra: Fadnavis sworn in as CM; Modi, Uddhav attend ceremony

Devendra Fadnavis

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former ally Uddhav Thackeray on the dais, Devendra Fadnavis, 44, on Friday took over as the BJP's first chief minister of Maharashtra at a glitterng function at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

Starting tomorrow, ATM use over 5 times per month will attract fee

ATM
Using ATMs to withdraw money or for other purposes like balance enquiry beyond five times in a month will attract a levy of Rs. 20 per transaction from Saturday.

Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

Burkina Faso President
The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country.

Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses

Cong says Modi disrespected Indira's sacrifice

GDP growth to be in 5.5-5.9% range: Jaitley

‘Kiss of love’ in Kochi: HC refuses to intervene

Chennai: Milk costlier by Rs. 10 a litre from tomorrow

Fire breaks out at iconic French radio building

Chit fund scam: BJD MLA arrested by CBI

Cyclone Nilofar fizzles out, even heavy rain ruled out

Somali pirates free Indian sailors after four years

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Our Take
Centre should launch a ‘respect women’ campaign

Women from villages
The prescription for the protection of women never changes. It is routinely offensive, retrograde and humiliating and it comes from men who feel that women are responsible for sexual violence against them.

Rahul Gandhi has to lead his troops

Rahul Gandhi
The Congress has not reckoned with the kind of politician Narendra Modi is and it seems to be nursing the illusion that power is cyclical and eventually the wheel of political fortune will turn in its favour, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
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1984 riots: Widows, orphans, addicts and pending trials

1984 riots
The 1984 anti-Sikh riots were one of the worst massacres that Independent India ever witnessed. Thousands of lives were lost and thousands others were thrown out of their houses. 30 years on, survivors recount the horror and mourn loss of their family members.

Now you can delete, send timed messages on BBM

BBM: is it opening a Pandora’s box?
Smartphone maker BlackBerry has introduced new privacy and control features for its messaging app BBM, allowing users to delete messages from chats and share pictures for short duration of time.

Gone Girl review: This stylish thriller will keep you hooked

Ben Affleck
David Fincher's Gone Girl is a thriller for grown-ups. It is stylish and provides you edge-of-the-seat suspense while posing intricate questions about men, women and the marriages they make.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Super Nani is awful

Rekha
Super Nani is based on the Gujarati play Baa Ae Maari Boundary. It's not clear how much writer Vipul Mehta has deviated from the original source but the film is painfully dated. Under the wafer-thin garb of women empowerment, Super Nani is offensively regressive.

Movie review: Brilliant action makes Fury a weapon of mass entertainment

Fury movie
Fury is the first one off the block from the long list of war movies to hit the screens this year, and, quite inevitably, it will be compared with the one true king of of war movies. Is it better than Saving Private Ryan? Absolutely not. Is it really terrible then? Again, absolutely not.

Roar review: Novelty of the concept makes it an interesting film

Abhinav Shukla
Kamal Sadanah's debut directorial venture Roar can’t boast of big names and perfect acting skills but it can always show you something that you didn’t even know existed in India. Roar deserves your attention because it’s a smartly executed film.

In pics: Remembering Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary

Indira Gandhi
A day before Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead, she told a public rally that "If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation". We commemorate the Indian Iron Lady's 30th death anniversary in pics. A look back at 1984 riots

US: Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

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A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles (kilometers) around Wichita.

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Double-ton Younis piles agony on Australia

Younis Khan
In-form Younis Khan continued his imperious form with a double hundred to pulverise Australia on the second day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Fit-again Rohit Sharma, Pandey hit tons in India A's win over Sri Lanka

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey slammed centuries as India A registered a comfortable win over Sri Lanka in a warm-up match for the visitors ahead of their ODI series against India in Mumbai.
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More Indians should play in first eleven in ISL: Zico

Indian Super League ISL NorthEast United FC Kerela Blasters FC
Brazilian legend and FC Goa headcoach Zico on Saturday said that more Indians should have been allowed in the playing eleven than the five permissible currently in the Indian Super League, saying that it would have given more exposure to the domestic players.

Real Madrid and Spain legend Raul joins New York Cosmos

Raul Gonzalez
Spanish striker Raul, Real Madrid's all-time leading goal-scorer, has signed for the New York Cosmos, the club announced on Thursday.
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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.

Commitment to my country should not be questioned: Leander Paes

Leander Paes
A move by the sports ministry to target India's top tennis pros who played on the ATP circuit instead of the Asian Games has left Leander Paes shocked.
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Petrol price cut by Rs. 2.41/litre, diesel rate lowered by Rs. 2.25

A petrol-pump employee filling fuel
Petrol price was on Friday cut by Rs. 2.41 a litre, the sixth reduction since August, and diesel by Rs. 2.25 per litre on back of falling international oil rates.

Gold tanks to multi-month low on global crash; silver sinks

Gold
Gold suffered its biggest fall in over 15 months and closed below the key Rs. 26,000 per 10 grams mark at the domestic bullion market on Friday on the back of massive selling from speculative traders and stockists.
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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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Lava launches Iris Fuel series priced Rs. 7,799

Handset maker Lava on Friday launched a new series of Iris smartphones under the 'Fuel' brand which will focus on offering longer battery life.

Samsung's new slim selfie phones

Samsung Galaxy A5The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are handsets for those of us that place a premium on style and social networking. The new handsets, which Samsung describes as "trendy," are extraordinarily slim, use plastic in favor of a quality metal unibody, and are aimed at young connected consumers.

Razer to launch gaming-focused sound bar

RazerThe brand specializing in products for gamers has introduced the Leviathan, a compact 5.1 channel surround sound bar with Dolby technology. Designed for use with video games but suitable for films and music, the system will be available from November for $199.
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