Barack Obama names US Indian to be next envoy

Indian Muslims will live, die for India: PM Narendra Modi

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results were announced in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday. — AFP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan as President Xi Jinping looks on. Photo: PTI

China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan kisses a student at Tagore International School in New Delhi on Thursday. — PTI

Xi Jinping open-minded and realistic: Dalai Lama

Amit Shah asks Shiv Sena to soften line.

Policemen lathicharge RLD supporters at Muradnagar in Ghaziabad on Thursday. — PTI

Business

Unbranded diesel to get costlier

With softening global oil rates leading to first ever profit on diesel sales, the government is considering raising excise duty on unbranded diesel to take away the gains.

India

PM Narendra Modi yes to China invite

In a joint statement issued on Friday, India and China decided that early settlement of the boundary question would be pursued as a “strategic objective”, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted

Metros

Tihar inmate found dead, relative claim murder

An undertrial was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside jail number 1 in the Tihar prison complex on Friday. This is the fifth death of an inmate within a fortnight at the prison. 

Newsmakers

Banana skin study wins Ig Nobel

Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds and the reactions of reindeer to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year

Sports

Clash of two non-IPL teams as Dolphins take on Perth Scorchers

Australia's Perth Scorchers, boasting many a proven performer in their ranks, will start as favorites when they take on South African team Dolphins in a clash of two non-IPL teams in the Champion Leag

Editorial

Soft diplomacy won’t solve vital issues

The decades-old unresolved boundary issue has been the monkey on the back in India-China relations, and it is impossible to know whether we are any closer to fixing the problem than we were before the special representative-level dialogue commenced years ago between the two countries to sort out the matter.

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