Christians offer prayers on Good Friday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi

Voters wait in long queues to cast their ballots for the Lok Sabha election in Moradabad on Thursday

Coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express that derailed near Jagiroad station in Assam’s Morigaon district on Wednesday

Police personnel stop Congress workers who were holding a demonstration in front of the residence of BJP leader Subramanian

Vice-president Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (second from left), Lok Sabha Speakar Meira Kumar

Devotees assemble at the banks of the Ganga to take a holy dip on the occasion of Baisakhi in Hardwar on Sunday

Supporters shower flower petals on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as they ride

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during a roadshow in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday

India

Democracy unsafe in just one hand: Sonia

In a veiled warning that BJP prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi posed a threat to democracy, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said, “No democracy can be safe in the hands of one man.”

Newsmakers

Earth-sized alien planet discovered

Scientists have for the first time discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the Goldilocks zone that may have liquid water and right conditions for life.

Sports

Telefunken into quarters

Farukh Sheikh and Mayank Dagar took four wickets each as Telefunken Cricket Club hammered Vikaspuri Colts by 149 runs in the pre-quarter-finals of the 24th all India Om Nath Sood Memorial cricket tour

Editorial

Avoid politics in picking Army Chief

Top international companies announce successors to outgoing chiefs six months or even a year in advance. The time affords the organisation to settle down with the newly named head.

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Wah, yeh Lakhnawi andaaz

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