O. Panneerselvam after taking the oath as CM of Tamil Nadu on Monday. — PTI

Sky is the limit, Benjamin Netanyahu tells Narendra Modi

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sworn in, reaches out to Taliban

India's Gold medalist Seema Punia stands on the podium during the medal ceremony. (Photo: AP)

Pilgrims leave after the Esha’a prayer at Mecca’s Grand Mosque on Sunday. — AFP

Riot police uses tear gas against protesters after thousands of people blocked a main road to the financial central district —AP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressess the 20,000-strong audience at a reception organised in his honour at Madison Squar — PTI

Senior AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam with party chief J Jayalalithaa. -PTI

International

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sworn in, reaches out to Taliban

Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as new President of Afghanistan on Monday and used his inaugural speech to call for Taliban insurgents to join peace talks after 13 years of wa

Business

Mercedes grows at 36% in kerala

Luxury car-makers Mercedes-Benz has registered an impressive 36 per cent growth in sales for January to June 2014 in Kerala compared to the same period previous year.

Newsmakers

Moon to be giant particle detector?

Scientists plan to turn the moon into a giant particle detector to gain insight into the origin of Ultra-High-Energy (UHE) cosmic rays, which are the most high-energy particles in the Universe.

Sports

‘Akshar Patel a real match-winner’

After another impressive performance by Akshar Patel in the Oppo Champions League T20 match against Cape Cobras here on Sunday, Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey heaped praise on the young bowler

Editorial

After the promises, Modi must deliver

The jugalbandi at New York’s Madison Square Garden between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and NRIs and others of Indian origin settled in America set the place on fire.

Bollywood

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Hollywood

Britney Spears has revealed that her...

Parties

This couple is touring the world with...

Dining

In the spirit of International Coffee...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Indian diaspora in New York with a grand promise: “India will touch new heights.” The crowd of 20,000 Americans of Indian origin erupted in re

Egos or simple ambition? Expediency or strategy? Betrayal or good, old-fashioned politics? What lies behind the big splits in Maharashtra, virtually at the 11th hour before the elections?