Fireworks explode during the flag raising at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow.(Photo: AP)

A relative of a passenger on the Taiwan domestic TransAsia Airways flight GE222 at the flight's departure airport. -AP

Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare forces Arshad, a Muslim catering supervisor of IRCTC, to eat a chapati during his roza. ---PTI

John Kerry and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. AP

A Palestinian medic carries a wounded girl at a hospital at Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. — AFP

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Priests prepare for a religious service held in memory of the victims at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight. AP

International

47 feared dead in Taiwan crash

Flight GE222 was heading from the southern port city of Kaohsiung to the island of Penghu in the Taiwan Strait.

Business

Brokers told to have compliance officials

To safeguard Indian markets from money laundering risks, brokers and other intermediaries would need to have designated director for (PMLA) Prev-ention of Money Laun-dering Act compliance by the end

Metros

Government releases Rs 200 crore for for Metro network expansion

For the expansion of Delhi Metro network in the national capital, the Delhi government on Wednesday released first instalment of Rs 200 crores to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Newsmakers

Singer Adele wins damages over photos of her son

British singer Adele has accepted a five-figure sum in damages on behalf of her two-year-old son from a paparazzi agency that took photos of his “milestone moments”, her lawyers said on Wednesday.

Sports

My career took off after Perth ton in 1992: Sachin Tendulkar

Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy Waca track in 1992, adding that the innings aga

Editorial

Congress seems in ‘self-disrupt’ mode

It’s somewhat true to say that the Congress appears to be in a “self-disrupt” mode. Before the defeat of historic proportions in the recent Lok Sabha election, this aspect wasn’t entirely visible, for the party was in power and an epic defeat was not quite on the cards.

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