PM Narendra Modi is welcomed by Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi. --PTI

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi interacts with farmers outside his residence in New Delhi on Saturday. ----Biplab Banerjee

A poster of mega-hit film Sholay

Swami Agnivesh and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik on a 30-hour hungerstrike in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)

A policeman throws back a stone as clashes erupt between stone-pelting youth and the police in Srinagar. (Photo: H.U. Naqash)

Narendra Modi and Stephen Harper during their visit to Gurdwara Khalsa Diwan in Vancouver. (Photo: PTI)

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, at a protest rally in Srinagar on Friday against the recent killing of a 24-year-old student.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the Indian Diaspora Event, at Ricoh Coliseum. (Photo: PTI)

International

35 killed in Afghan suicide blast

A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch on Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country’s President said was claimed by the Islamic Stat

India

Jammu and Kashmir violence: Youth killed in firing, 2 policemen held

A teenage student was killed in police firing during a clash with an irate crowd at Narabal, on the outskirts of Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar, on Saturday.

Metros

Batashewala Mahal opens to public after 4 years

Lit up in its full glory, the Batashewala Mahal in Nizamuddin looks like a fortress. On Saturday, the restored heritage tomb was opened for public after four years.

Newsmakers

Two-year-old cancer victim cryogenically frozen by kin

A two-year-old girl from Thailand by the name of Matheryn Naovaratpong has become the world’s youngest person to be cryogenically frozen.

Editorial

‘36’ - Let the force be with India

PM Modi’s decision to purchase 36 Rafale fighters ‘off the shelf’ from Dassault and the promise to buy another 30 without a tech-transfer regenerated a new debate on not just India’s vulnerable security and its vastly-depleted air cover but the need for a proactive PM like Modi to plug the lacunae in our defence

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