India's gold medalist Sanjita Khumukcham (Right) with her gold medal

Mo Farah withdraws from Commonwealth Games due to fitness concerns

An Air Algerie plane prepares to land at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport in Algiers

Relatives hold the bodies of children three-year-old Hadi Abdel Nabi and one-and-a-half-year-old Abdel Rahman Abdel Nabi -AP

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

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

International

Algeria plane with 116 on board crashes

An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.There were few clear indications of what

Business

Finally, India gets 24% surplus rain

India’s monsoon rains were 24 per cent above average in the week ended July 23, the weather office said on Thursday, the first week of surplus rainfall during this year’s monsoon season.Revival of mon

India

Heart-rending scenes, wailing families at site

Mangled remains of a school bus with blood stains on it, strewn bags, tiffin boxes, notebooks and text books was all it remained on the accident site of the bus-train collision in which 16 persons, in

Metros

Patiala House courts to move to new complex

The Patiala House Courts complex, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and currently housed in the palace of the erstwhile Maharaja of Patiala near India Gate in Central Delhi, will soon have a new address.T

Newsmakers

Teen pilot dies attempting record

A US teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family has spokeswoman said.

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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