Bureaucrat Sanjeev Chaturvedi and Human Rights activist Anshu Gupta whose names were announced among the five awardees. PTI

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. (Photo: AFP)

People holding a protest in support of mercy plea for 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's brother Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraicker mourns his death at his house in Rameswaram.PTI

A CCTV footage showing the car seized by the three terrorists for their use before attacking a police station at Dinanagar. -PTI

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets UK Employment Minister Priti Patel at Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. -PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the BJP parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Recovered bombs that were planted on railway tracks. (left) Army jawans during an encounter with militants. (Photo: PTI)

International

Return Koh-i-Noor to India: Keith Vaz

British Indian MP Keith Vaz on Tuesday called for the world-famous “Koh-i-Noor” diamond to be returned to India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UK visit in November.

Business

El Nino scare over, kharif crops take root in India

After warning about the impact of El Nino on India affecting its monsoon for several months, Indian met department has finally some good news: Prospects of summer crops like rice, pulses and oilseeds

Newsmakers

Michael Chabon to pen Bob the musical

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon is in talks to write Disney’s comedy, Bob the Musical.The 52-year-old writer has previously worked on many other projects for Disney and 2004’s Spider-Man

Sports

Former South Africa skipper Clive Rice dies at 66

Former all-rounder Clive Rice, the first post-apartheid captain of South Africa, died on Tuesday aged 66, an official from the national cricket association said.

Editorial

Farewell to icon who inspired young India

Some of our Presidents were intrepid soldiers of the freedom movement and were imbued with idealism and a strong sense of probity and institution-building; some were scholars and philosophers of renow

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The reluctant aristocrats

St. Petersburg was never on my bucket list. It just happened.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.

In the Prussian town of Königsberg, the river Pregel had seven bridges connecting two small islands in it to the two sides of the town as well as to each other.