Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo: PTI)

A young artist presents a poster to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during the Prohibition Day function in Patna (Photo: PTI)

Rahul Gandhi arrives on the first day of the Winter Session at Parliament House on Thursday. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Photo: AP/File)

PM Modi inaugurates an exhibition titled “Making of the Constitution” at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Photo: Sondeep Shankar)

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BJP MLA O.P. Sharma

US secretary of state John Kerry (Photo: AP)


Warlord unites foes, friends in anti-Taliban fight

As the Taliban expands into his old stomping grounds in northern Afghanistan, former warlord general Abdul Rashid Dostum — who boasts of having a Ph.D in killing militants — is galvanising legions of


We had to dramatise our protest for visible impact: Ashok Vajpeyi

Authors like him had no option but to “dramatise” their protest against growing intolerance by returning awards for a “visible” impact, noted poet Ashok Vajpeyi said on Thursday.


Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China

Miss World Canada was barred from entering China on Thursday to take part in this year’s pageant in the southern island province of Hainan, a friend of the outspoken Chinese-Canadian contestant said.


Can’t produce bowlers playing on 500-run pitches: Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday clarified that there is no “policy” of preparing spinning tracks but playing on placid batting wickets will never produce match-winning bowlers.


Will liquor ban succeed?

Bihar’s proposal to ban the sale of liquor in the state from April 1, 2016 has sparked off a debate with the usual divide between those for and against the ban.

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Sun, salsa and a lot more awaits you on gorgeous shores of Mexico. And If you’re planning to make that one trip this year, there’s plenty of other ...

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Even in the most avowed democracies, wars, terrorism, insurgencies and natural calamities ensure the relevance and respect of the defence forces and their veterans.