PM Modi’s China visit before May 26 (Photo: PTI)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi at a rally in Badarpur, New Delhi, on Sunday.—(Photo: PTI)

Martina Hingis and Leander Paes pose with the mixed doubles trophy in Melbourne on Sunday. Photo: AP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP CM candidate Kiran Bedi during an election rally at Karkarduma in New Delhi. AP

Former minister Matang Sinh in Kolkata on Saturday. — PTI

Pieces from the 173-set Nizam jewels.

Former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan addressing a press conference in Chennai on Friday. Photo: PTI

‘Deeply pained’, says dismissed foreign secretary Sujatha Singh


ISIS beheads second Japanese hostage

ISIS militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to vow to step up humanitarian aid to the group’s opponents in West Asia and


MAT rate cut, equity scheme likely in budget

The Budget is likely to reduce the minimum alternate tax (MAT) rate to boost growth in the manufacturing sector and bring in a new equity investment scheme in place of the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings


CMS College to turn 200 in March, first in India

One of the most prestigious colleges in Kerala, the CMS College, Kottayam, is set to turn 200 next month, becoming the first one in the country to achieve the feat.


Over 8,000 illicit liquor bottles seized

Just a week before Delhi polls, a joint team of Delhi police and Election Commission officials on Friday seized nearly 500 boxes of illicit liquor worth Rs 15 lakhs from west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar area.


Minnows in sharks’ tank

At an indoor academy in Kabul, Afghani stan’s cricketers are training hard for their debut in the upcoming World Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand next month.


Team India? Where is it?

The Indian team went without a win in the one-day tri-series Down Under, thus ending a generally miserable tour of Australia on the same disastrous note as it had begun.

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NaMo is the buzz in the art world after an artwork titled ‘Om Namo Shivay’, created by artist Satish Gupta in collaboration with PM Narendra Modi, ...

Visiting the Banaras Hindu University on February 4, 1916, Mahatma Gandhi in his address said: “I visited the Vishwanath temple last evening.

In 2007, when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began pushing the Indo-US nuclear deal, the entire Opposition objected to it.