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

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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Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could

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World Bank Group commits USD 18 billion loan to India in 3 years

World Bank said on Wednesday that it will provide financial support of $15-18 billion over the next three years to India to create more jobs and fight poverty.

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Schizophrenia linked to genes?

A massive gene trawl has linked over 100 DNA coding mutations to schizophrenia, yielding critical clues about what causes the illness and possibly how to treat it, scientists said on Tuesday.

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President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Indian team for Lord's victory

President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian cricket team for its historic win against England at Lord's and said the nation was proud of the achievement which materialised after a gap of 2

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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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On Friday N.N. Vohra, governor of Jammu and Kashmir, delivered a speech in New Delhi that was notable for its lucid analysis of the inextricably interlinked external and internal security problems and a series of sound suggestions about how to meet the grim challenges this country faces.

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