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Hindustan Times Friday, October 31, 2014 | Last Updated 18:59 IST 

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

 Anderson
Union Carbide Corporation chairman Warren Anderson could well have spent his last days in an Indian prison were it not for a phone call by the then Madhya Pradesh chief minister Arjun Singh. The call secured Anderson's safe passage to the US.

Fadnavis sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister; Modi, Uddhav attend ceremony

Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as the CM of the first BJP government of Maharashtra. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray were present at the venue

Congress says Modi disrespected Indira Gandhi's sacrifice

Manish Tewari

Congress on Friday termed as 'disgusting' and 'petty-minded' the way the Narendra Modi Government marked the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi while the ruling BJP wondered if that party prefers to see history through the 'perspective' of Nehru-Gandhi family. Modi mentions Indira, says 1984 riots divided India

Somali pirates free Indian sailors after four years in captivity

Indian sailors
Somali pirates freed seven Indian sailors in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and a maritime monitoring group said on Friday. These sailors had been detained for close to four years.

Bangalore school teacher arrested for allegedly raping 6-year-old

2G scam: Charges against A Raja, Kanimozhi

Sensex jumps 519 points to new closing peak of 27,865

Modi has made people confident about India: Shah

Congress ends alliance with JMM in Jharkhand

Warren Anderson of Bhopal tragedy infamy dies

Dhoom-2 style bank heist mastermind found dead

HRD ministry backtracks on non-veg food in IITs

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Congress' everlasting shame

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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.

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.

How genes affect Ebola patients

Ebola

The Ebola virus affects different people differently, say researchers, adding that genetic factors could be behind this mild-to-deadly range of reactions to the virus.

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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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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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Sensex jumps 519 points to new closing peak of 27,865

Stock markets
The BSE Sensex and Nifty surged to record highs for a second consecutive session on Friday after Bank of Japan's surprise expansion of its massive stimulus programme raised hopes for additional foreign inflows, boosting blue-chips such as Larsen & Toubro.

Sony says half-year loss balloons six-fold to almost $1.0 bn

Sony

Sony said Thursday its net loss for the April-September period ballooned to nearly $1.0 billion, as the embattled electronics firm continues to struggle in the fiercely competitive smartphone business.

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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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