HRD minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi on Sunday. — PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi -PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election rally in Kishtwar district, about 240 km from Jammu, on Saturday.(Photo: PTI)

Worried, Nawaz Sharif asks Barack Obama to raise Kashmir issue. (Photo: DC/AP)

J&K CM Omar Abdullah with supporters at a rally in Bandipora, J&K, on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)

Manohar Parrikar clears modern artillery for Army. (Photo: DC)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses party workers in Kolkata on Saturday. — PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House. (Photo: AP/File)

International

Beijing building airfield in South China Sea: US

China is building a massive island in the South China Sea that could host an airfield in an area where Beijing is locked in bitter territorial disputes with neighbouring states, a US military spokesma

India

BJP hits back at Mamata Banerjee, says she’s ‘scared’ at MP’s arrest

In a counter attack against Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal BJP chief Rahul Sinha said on Sunday her “arrogance” and “intolerance” would be the sole reason for her party’s downf

Metros

BSES officer is caught accepting Rs 8,000 bribe

A field officer of BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) was arrested by the anti-corruption branch (ACB) for demanding and accepting bribe from a customer in West Delhi's Uttam Nagar area.

Newsmakers

Hand-dryers spread bacteria?

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new research.

Sports

Australia on the top of the ICC one-day rankings.

James Faulkner hit the winning boundary with five balls to spare to give Australia a thrilling two-wicket victory over South Africa on Sunday and push them to the top of the ICC one-day rankings.

Editorial

Throw law book at ‘godman’

Ham-handed police action had spun the situation created by a “godman” and his acolytes in a Haryana ashram into a full-blown crisis.

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