A file photo of S.H. Raza. (Photo: Biplab Banerjee)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Governor of J&K N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. (Photo: PTI)

An Air Force aircaft lands as security personnel stand guard outside Tambaram Air Force Station in Chennai. (Photo: AFP)

PM Narendra Modi at an event organised by the All-India Gems and Jewellery Federation in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Judith D'Souza in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during their meeting in Srinagar. (Photo: PTI)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo: PTI)

The police secures the area of subway station Karlsplatz near a shopping mall following a shooting in Munich. (Photo: AFP)

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SH Raza, who took bindu to the world, passes away

Legendary painter S.H. Raza, who popularised Indian concepts and iconography globally and built a towering legacy of modern art, passed away here on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 94.

Newsmakers

Russian breaks world’s Fossett’s balloon record

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov floats at more than 6,000 metres above an area close to Northam, Australia, in his hot-air balloon as he makes a record attempt to fly solo in a balloon around the world nonstop. (Photo: AP)

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Pakistan vs England: Joe Root double powers England past 500

Joe Root powered past 200 as England moved on to 533/6 at tea on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan in Manchester on Saturday.

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There’s hope yet for those on missing AN-32

The disappearance of the IAF transport aircraft over the Bay of Bengal on a flight to the Andaman Islands could turn into a tragedy for the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard personnel on board if the re

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