Vijender Singh leads India in boxing finals

A general view shows the damaged road after the gas explosions in southern Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Friday. -AP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) during a meeting in New Delhi on Friday. -PTI

Palestinian children wounded in Israeli shelling are treated in a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Friday -AP

Babita Kumari of India celebrates after winning the gold medal after defeating Brittanee Laverdure of Canada -AP

US secretary of state John Kerry shakes hands with national security adviser Ajit Doval after their meeting at South Block. PTI

Vikas Shive Gowda of India celebrates after winning the men's discus final at Hampden Park Stadium (Photo: AP)

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Blink-and-miss truce gave Gazans time to grieve

Gaza’s agreed three-day ceasefire lasted only 90 minutes but for one Palestinian woman that was time enough to return to the street where she lives and find her home was a pile of rubble.


66 bodies found, 100 still feared trapped

Wind accompanying heavy rains made the presence of decomposing bodies felt at Malin hamlet on the third day of the landslide disaster.


Female commando squad to guard Metro

To ensure safety of Metro users, especially women, a female commando squad trained in Filipino martial art, which helps its practitioners neutralise threats using innocuous objects like a pen or a hai


Dinosaurs shrank to evolve into birds

A branch of large, lumbering dinosaurs shrank over just 50 million years of evolution to become today’s modern birds, a study showed on Thursday.


Ravindra Jadeja, James Anderson cleared of charges

England’s pace spearhead James Anderson and Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were on Friday found not guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct after a marathon six-hour hearing, putting an end to the


US, India need to readjust positions

The visit of US secretary of state John Kerry to New Delhi on Thursday for the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj can essentially be seen as an effort to erect the right platform for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coming visit to the United States in September — in effect, to try regain the zone of comfort that has been absent in bilateral ties for the past two years as relations began to sag after a marked upswing following the signing of the India-US civil nuclear agreement.

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Media reports indicate that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked all ministries to hand him, by August 10, “implementation reports” of the various projects announced by the government in the Budget, so that he can announce these in his August 15, Independence Day speech to the nation.

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