People look at the damaged school bus that was hit by a train at Masaipet in Medak on Thursday. — PTI

The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris - AP

Telangana chief minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao presenting a letter of appointment as Telangana's Brand Ambassador -PTI

Fireworks explode during the flag raising at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow.(Photo: AP)

Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare forces Arshad, a Muslim catering supervisor of IRCTC, to eat a chapati during his roza. ---PTI

John Kerry and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. AP

A Palestinian medic carries a wounded girl at a hospital at Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. — AFP

Government says Dr Singh must explain Markandey Katju allegations

International

Algerian jet crashes with 110 on board, still untraced

An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers onboard, nearly half of them French citizens, crashed on Thursday after the jet disappeared over northern Mali en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, an Alger

Business

World Bank Group commits USD 18 billion loan to India in 3 years

World Bank said on Wednesday that it will provide financial support of $15-18 billion over the next three years to India to create more jobs and fight poverty.

Newsmakers

Schizophrenia linked to genes?

A massive gene trawl has linked over 100 DNA coding mutations to schizophrenia, yielding critical clues about what causes the illness and possibly how to treat it, scientists said on Tuesday.

Sports

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Indian team for Lord's victory

President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian cricket team for its historic win against England at Lord's and said the nation was proud of the achievement which materialised after a gap of 2

Editorial

Sena MPs’ conduct shames our republic

The Shiv Sena MPs who recently disrupted the Ramzan fast of an IRCTC Muslim supervisor at New Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi by allegedly forcing him to eat a chapati have not just shamed themselves, they have engaged in a gross human rights violation.

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