NDRF volunteers distribute relief material among flood-hit people near Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Sunday. — PTI

Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on Saturday. — PTI

An image grab from a video by the ISIS shows a masked militant executing British hostage David Haines. — AP

Ajit Doval (L) greets Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi during the talks to finalise Chinese President Xi Jinping -PTI

Governors ‘selectively’ targeted by NDA: Sheila Dikshit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Tokyo. -AP

Volunteers carry relief material towards flood-affected localities of Srinagar on Saturday. — PTI

Home minister Rajnath Singh at a press conference in New Delhi on Friday. — G.N. JHA

International

40 say ‘I do’ at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

For-ty “I do’s” or “Si” in Italian have been pronounced in St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.

Business

High Net Worth Individuals eye slice of Alibaba IPO

High-networth individuals and domestic funds from India are eyeing a slice of the much-touted mega IPO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is looking to raise an eye-popping $21.1 billion.

India

Cop dies in Amethi family feud

The on-going feud in Congress MP and erstwhile Raja of Amethi, Dr Sanjay Singh’s home took a violent turn on Sunday when a police constable died during a clash between the warring family groups.

Metros

Did not support BJP bid for power, clarifies Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit clarified her comments on government formation in Delhi and insisted that she did not support the BJP’s bid for power and was only explaining the “factual an

Newsmakers

Unseen Pablo Picasso letter displayed in France

A previously unseen letter written by Pablo Picasso, complete with sketches, has gone on display in western France.

Sports

M.S.Dhoni helped me improve as a player: Suresh Raina

The presence of Chennai Super Kings’ talisman Suresh Raina was as electrifying as it was surprising during a practice session at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. Along with skipper M.S.

Editorial

Stiff penalties welcome if roads become safer

The move to put traffic offenders squarely on the mat, and hit them hard in the purse, comes not a moment too soon. Indians are rated among the world’s worst road users, whether as impatient motorists ignoring traffic lights, two-wheeler riders being reckless unmindful of their own and others’ safety, desperate pedestrians getting in the way of vehicles and three-wheeler drivers trying to hog most of the road for themselves.

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