AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa walks past state ministers after being sworn in as the CM of Tamil Nadu in Chennai (Photo: AP)

Finance minister Arun Jaitley at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday. (Photo: Bunny Smith)

Nitish Kumar meets SP chief on Bihar front (Photo: PTI)

BJP national president Amit Shah and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in Kolhapur on Saturday (Photo: Asian Age)

PM Modi speaks during an event to honor Indian poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

Men cover their faces on a hot day near India Gate in New Delhi on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)

Islamic State militants shows the Islamic State flag raised on top of Palmyra castle in the Syrian town of Palmyra. (Photo: AP)

Narendra Modi interacts with a girl during an event to honor Indian poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar in New Delhi. (Photo: AP)

International

ISIS militants in Palmyra museum, says Syrian official

Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra, though its artefacts have been removed and are safe, a Syrian official said on Saturday.

India

Jayalalithaa makes grand comeback

AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa was on Saturday sworn in Tamil Nadu chief minister for the fifth time.

Metros

Hottest day in Delhi as mercury shoots to 44.5 degree celsius

Delhiites on Saturday wilted under intense heat wave conditions as the mercury shot up to the season’s highest of 44.5°Celsius and crossed 46°C mark at the Palam observatory.

Newsmakers

Memories influence our choice of food?

The stronger our memory is of a certain food, the more likely we are to choose it, even if it is the more unattractive option, according to a new study.

Sports

We have to be at our best to beat Mumbai: Michael Hussey

Chennai Super Kings opener Michael Hussey on Saturday said his team needs to be in top form and at their best to beat an in-form Mumbai Indians in the final here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

Editorial

The active global player

If, as Harold Wilson put it, a week is ‘a long time in politics’, a year is an epoch when India showed unprecedented foreign policy activism.

Here and Now


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