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Hindustan Times Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated 03:58 IST 

Fadnavis to take oath as Maharashtra CM today, Sena says won't attend swearing-in

Devendra Fadnavis, Amit Shah
Devendra Fadnavis will take oath as the 27th CM of Maharashtra today. The function could be boycotted by Shiv Sena which is unhappy over not getting a desired deal to participate in the BJP-led government.

PM leads Patel birthday celebrations, Cong says Indira won’t be forgotten

Sardar
With PM Modi preparing to lead the nation-wide celebrations of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary, the Congress reacted sharply, saying no leader or government can make people forget the legacy and contribution of former PM Indira Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi kicks off meetings to revive party, stem Modi tide

Rahul Gandhi
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has called to Delhi leaders from across the country to draw up a strategy to 'revive' the party and 'stop the BJP’s upsurge' under Narendra Modi, sources said.

1984 anti-Sikh riot victims to get Rs. 5 lakh additional relief

Anti-Sikh riots
The government has decided to give additional compensation of Rs. 5 lakh each to the families of the 3,325 victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and plans to disburse it 'as soon as possible'.

Govt cuts costs: No first-class travel for babus

Bangalore: Another girl sexually assaulted in school

5 Indian fishermen sentenced to death in SL

Govt may allow opposition in Lokpal panel

Trilokpuri: Police on the toes for ‘jagran’ today

Kerala HC upholds liquor ban, 700 bars to be shut

Outposts at LAC may complicate situation: China

BJP leaders detained while trying to enter Birbhum

ISIS kills 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

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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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Molten lava scare in Hawaii
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.

Chhath devotees scare away Okhla birds

Chhath puja
Blaring music, booming crackers, heaps and heaps of plastic and leftover offerings, the Okhla Bird Sanctuary, an eco-sensitive zone, was an invaded territory early Thursday as hundreds of devotees crowded the lake-side to perform Chhath rituals.

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.

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.

Delhi’s public transport among cheapest in world

Metro
The Capital has emerged as the most affordable city in terms of urban transport among 60 cities across the globe in a survey done by GoEuro, an online journey planning platform, as part of their price index series.

UK opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage

Sperm
Described as the ‘world’s first national sperm bank’, Britain’s health officials on Thursday launched a new facility in Birmingham that seeks to tackle a shortage of sperm donors, particularly from Indian and other ethnic minority communities.

Black money list: 10 developments since Modi govt 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.
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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.

West Indies to extend olive branch to India before ICC meeting

BCCI
West Indies' abrupt withdrawal from their tour of India led to the BCCI deciding in its emergent working committee in Chennai to suspend the two teams' cricketing ties.
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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.

ISL: Kerala Blasters FC down FC Pune City, register first win

isl
Overcoming a one-goal deficit, Kerala Blasters FC edged past FC Pune City 2-1 to register their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune 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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NTPC set to become a coal behemoth in 5 years

coal
In line with the government’s plans to boost domestic output of coal, India’s largest thermal power producer, NTPC Ltd, could soon become one of the major coal-producers of the country.

Air India may face a major pilot shortage by 2015

A man

National carrier Air India may face a major shortage of pilots next year. According to an internal analysis done by the airline, AI would need about 260 pilots by October 2015.

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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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