Sukhen Dey celebrates his gold in the 56kg men’s weightlifting event in Glasgow. PTI

Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra celebrates on the podium after winning the men’s 10m air rifle final. AFP

India's gold medalist Sanjita Khumukcham (Right) with her gold medal

Mo Farah withdraws from Commonwealth Games due to fitness concerns

An Air Algerie plane prepares to land at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport in Algiers

Relatives hold the bodies of children three-year-old Hadi Abdel Nabi and one-and-a-half-year-old Abdel Rahman Abdel Nabi -AP

People look at the damaged school bus that was hit by a train at Masaipet in Medak on Thursday. — PTI

Telangana chief minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao presenting a letter of appointment as Telangana's Brand Ambassador -PTI

India

Amethi palace sees drama as old family feud revived

An ugly family drama seen around two decades ago at Bhupati Bhavan, the royal palace of Amethi and home of Congress MP Sanjay Singh, had a replay on Friday.

Newsmakers

Classical singer, actress Sushila Rani dies at 96

Renowned classical singer Sushila Rani died following a heart attack at her home here on Thursday afternoon, a close disciple said. She was 96.

Editorial

PM should take firm line against hate talk

The attempt by a Telangana BJP MLA to revile Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has rightly raised concerns across the country. The communal tone of the attack on the ace player is unmistakable. In only two months since the Narendra Modi government took office, there has been a spate of episodes in different parts of the country featuring members of the saffron tribe and their associates speaking out of turn.

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