Narendra Modi favours fresh polls, but not now

Priests prepare for a religious service held in memory of the victims at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight. AP

Subroto Roy will get ‘jail leave’ to meet clients

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan -PTI

Himanta Biswa Sarma (centre), along with other dissident MLAs of the Congress, addresses the media after meeting governor. PTI

CBI quizzes ex-PM secretary T.K.A. Nair on Coalgate

India's Ravindra Jadeja, second right, celebrates with his teammates including captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni -AP

Narayan Rane quits government, attacks Prithviraj Chavan

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Queen Elizabeth II’s horse fails doping test

A horse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, which won one of England’s most prestigious races, has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday.

Newsmakers

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.

Editorial

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.

One of the most fascinating things about the 21st century is what I call the return of the body to the centrality of things. The body has become the site for all the major dramas — philosophical, political and ethical.