Supreme Court guns for Srinivasan, tells BCCI to disqualify Chennai Super Kings

PM Modi shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart, Mr Nawaz Sharif, at the 18th Saarc Summit in Kathmandu.— PTI

Shiv Sena-BJP talks to begin again, confirms CM Fadnavis (Photo: PTI/DC)

Young Australian batsman Phillip Hughes dies from head injury

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif walks past Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 18th summit of SAARC in Kathmandu. AP

Indian-origin Islamic State suspect Abu Rumaysah, who is fighting in Syria, posted a picture of him on Twitter.

Kashmiris stand in queue to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of voting for the Jammu — AP

Trinamul Congress MPs protest at the entrance of Parlia-ment in New Delhi on Tuesday. — SONDEEP SHANKAR

International

Blast, gunfire rock missions in Kabul

A large blast rocked Kabul on Thursday evening, followed by gunfire in the Afghan capital’s central district that houses many embassies and foreign compounds, journalists reported.

India

PM Modi’s football stadium rally triggers a row

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with his party workers has snowballed in to a major controversy with various sportsperson criticising the decision of Assam BJP to host Mr Modi’s rally in Sarusa

Metros

Private schools, some parents welcome ruling

Private schools in the city on Friday termed the Delhi high court judgment on nursery admissions as vindication of their stand, asserting the ruling proved the guidelines had been set in an “arbitrary

Newsmakers

Jhumpa Lahiri, Shamsur Faruqi in $50,000 DSC prize shortlist

Renowned Indian poet-writer Shamsur Rahman Faruqi’s novel The Mirror of Beauty has been shortlisted for $50,000 DSC prize for South Asian literature.

Sports

A December baby for Mr & Mrs Dhoni?

Rumours that cricket star M.S. Dhoni and his wife Sakshi are expecting a child have been doing the rounds since 2012 only to be refuted by the couple.

Editorial

Death on the pitch

Death visited a batsman on the pitch in a tragic incident that no sport would wish it has to deal with.

Here and Now


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Bollywood

Boney Kapoor can’t stop raving about...

Hollywood

Age and experience calm down people.

Dining

A delicious, healthy, textured split...

No laughing matter

Delhi High Court banning Comedy Central broadcast for six days for ‘offensive’ content makes many wonder if we have lost our sense of humour

Club it out in super style

Cavalli Club, Dubai

Perhaps my strong emotional response to the Ferguson case in distant St.

Viswanathan Anand has for the second year running been outclassed in the World Chess Championship by a player nearly 20 years his younger.