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.


Mars may lose largest moon, but gain a ring

Mars’ largest mooon, Phobos, is slowly falling towards the planet and is likely to be shredded into pieces that will be strewn about the red planet in a ring like those encircling Saturn and Jupiter,


Pitched battle claims 20

India seized control of the third Test in Nagpur on Thursday after South Africa, shot out for a record low of 79, fumbled again in their chase of a tough target.


26/11: Lessons unlearned

Seven years have passed since Mumbai came under attack near the symbolic Gateway of India. The sense of poignancy has not dimmed one whit as the sacrifice of innocent martyrs is recalled.

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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.