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Hindustan Times Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Last Updated 18:37 IST 

PM Narendra Modi launches membership drive of 'Digital BJP', says politics not dirty

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The BJP aims at inducting 50 lakh new members into the party at a time when it is riding high on its successes in the April-May Lok Sabha elections and the recently held assembly polls.

Tamil Nadu: Congress stares at setback, GK Vasan may break away

GK Vasan, minister of shipping
Toughening his stand against the Congress high command, former Union shipping minister GK Vasan gave on Saturday indications of breaking away from the grand old party and reviving the erstwhile Tamil Maanila Congress.

Sena to Maharashtra CM Fadnavis: Fulfil expectations or face public ire

Devendra Fadnavis

This is the first lesson the new government will have to learn, the Sena said amid signs of a rapprochement between the saffron parties who parted ways on September 25.

Kerala liquor row: Minister sought Rs. 5-cr bribe, says bar owners’ body

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Association drags in chief minister Oommen Chandy into the picture, saying he is aware of payment of first bribe installment of Rs. 1 crore to finance minister KM Mani. CM denies all charges even as opposition CPM demands CBI probe.

Bihar boats capsize: 6 drown, 7 go missing

Boko Haram says kidnapped girls married off

Bangalore is Bengaluru, 11 other cities renamed too

25k to African women ‘racially abused’ by Bharti

Virgin spaceship crashes, chief Branson shocked

Nokia Chennai plant to suspend ops from today

Nepal bus accident kills 10, including Russian

Sardar united India, 1984 riots divided it: Modi

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

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Fadnavis will be judged on where and how far he takes Maharashtra

Devendra Fadnavis
When Devendra Fadnavis, took the oath of office and secrecy as Maharashtra’s CM on Friday, it was a historic moment for BJP. But now it’s time to put sentiment and spectacle aside and get down to the job at hand.

Our netas must rule to work

Aam Aadmi Party
All we ask is that politicians conduct their work and not get enervated by the baggage of distant legacies, writes Lalita Panicker.
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Hrithik and Sussanne divorce finalised, no alimony involved

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Almost 10 months after they separated, actor Hrithik Roshan and his wife Sussanne Khan were granted divorce on Saturday by a court in Mumbai. Hrithik's lawyer said no papers were drawn up and no alimony was involved.

The Best Of Me review: It’ll remind you of the rose you've still kept in your diary

James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan
Occasionally, one comes across a film which celebrates the pain of separation in a positive way, in a manner that binds the broken pieces of your heart together. In a nutshell, it is more about that abandoned feeling than a comprehensive plot.

Right-to-die: Why Brittany Maynard wanted to kill herself today

Brittany Maynard, in an undated file photo provided by the Maynard family (AP Photo)
This 29-year-old woman suffering from terminal brain cancer still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while. Some have cheered her, while others have decried her choice and pleaded with her to let nature take its course.

Khirki raid: Somnath Bharti ​​claims this video will prove he's not a molester or racist

Somnath Bharti's version of Khirki midnight raid
Former AAP ​minister Somnath Bharti has submitted a footage in the court ​​to back his case regarding his midnight raid this January. According to Bharti, this video, accessed by HT, shows the 'true course of events' which took place on the night of the raid.

Secrets and lies
Gone Girl review: A cleverly constructed script makes this a must watch

Ben Affleck
Adapted from her own titular bestseller by Gillian Flynn and directed with characteristic brio by David Fincher (Se7en), Gone Girl is an ink-dark drama about the dissipation of a seemingly perfect marriage. Read Rashid Irani's review.

Fireflies review: Spare yourself the stereotypes and cliches this week

Rahul Khanna , Fireflies
The well-meaning plot of Fireflies is totally wasted for a singular lack of imagination and the over-dependence on stereotypes . Skip this one, unless you are looking for a depressing movie that only confirms to all norms of cliches in the name of an Indie film.

Delhi: Pay up to 10 times more for parking by the hour from today

Auto
Come Saturday, motorists will have to pay up to 10 times more for parking as civic bodies in north and south Delhi start charging consumers by the hour, hoping steeper rates encourage more people to use public transport.

Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun set to tour South Africa with Mumbai club

Arjun Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar's Arjun will be leading a Mumbai club Worli CC's U-18 side to South Africa for a pre-season exposure tour that starts on November 2. This is Tendulkar junior's second exposure tour to South Africa.

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BCCI slaps Rs. 250 crore damages claim on WICB over ODI pullout

West Indian cricketers celebrate
Left fuming by the West Indian cricketers' mid-series pullout due to a pay dispute with their board, the BCCI has slapped a damages claim to the tune of Rs. 250 crore ($42 million) on the WICB.

Umesh Yadav deliveries leave Virat uncomfortable; one shatters stump

Ishant Sharma and Virat Kohli
For unexpected moments like these net sessions can be extremely mundane affairs where cricketers go through the motions, get their run-ups marked, knock in their bats and leave after obliging the net bowlers with their autographs.
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Kolkata captain Garcia says ISL’s packed fixture is a challenge

Luis Garcia Atletico de Kolkata
In a career spanning 17 years that has seen him play for Barcelona, ‘ghost goal’ past Chelsea on way to winning the Champions League with Liverpool, Luis Garcia has never been part of a tournament where matches come this frequently at the start.

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.
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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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Gold slumps to four-year low as Fed calls time on QE

Gold
Gold tumbled this week to a four-year low and many other commodities also faltered, as the dollar rebounded after the Federal Reserve ended its quantitative easing stimulus.

Coal block auctions likely by December, power cos to get priority

coal
The coal ministry may commence the auction of coal blocks by early as December this year, highly placed sources in the government told HT.
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What is Ebola? Ask the nation's frontline health workers

Ebola From screening passengers coming from West Asia to having isolation wards in designated hospitals and rapid response teams, India does have a contingency plan in place. But what about awareness about the virus beyond India's half a dozen metros, asks Sanchita Sharma.
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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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Apple iPhone 6 goes on sale in Tokyo

Apple Pay fails to unify fragmented market

Apple Pay, meant to inject momentum into a fragmented market for the emerging mobile payments sector, has instead highlighted the squabbles between retailers and the banking and payments industry.

The next Amazon smartphone will be cheaper

Amazon Fire Phone

Despite its name, the first Amazon handset has failed to set the world on fire, and according to a company executive, it's because at $200, the phone was simply too expensive.

Lava launches Iris Fuel series priced Rs. 7,799

Iris fuel50Handset maker Lava on Friday launched a new series of Iris smartphones under the 'Fuel' brand which will focus on offering longer battery life.
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