President Pranab Mukherjee conferring the Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. (Photo: AP)

AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan (left) and Yogendra Yadav during a press conference in New Delhi on Friday. — G.N. JHA

Parliamentary Affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi. (Photo: AP)

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh and Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit. (Photo: AP)

Congress party President Sonia Gandhi meeting the farmers in Rewari in Haryana. (Photo: AP)

Gopal Sarkar, one of the accused of nun gangrape case being brought to the CID headquarters, in Kolkata. (Photo: AP)

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa airport in Yemen—AP

Slumdog’s writer to be MEA’s new spokesman


19 hurt as buildings collapse in New York

Four apartment buildings in New York’s East Village neighbourhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion on Thursday and three collapsed, causing 19 injuries, authorities said.


PM Modi motivates well-off to give up LPG subsidy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to well-to-do sections of Indian society to voluntarily give up LPG subsidy, so that its benefit could be shared with the poor.


Hashimpura: Akhilesh’s silence irks Muslim youth

Muslims in Uttar Pradesh have begun questioning the silence of the Samajwadi party and the Akhilesh government over the acquittal of PAC personnel by a Delhi court in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre.


Nitish Kumar supports Delhi statehood

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday extended support to the Delhi government’s call for “full statehood,” following his meeting with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal.


Downton Abbey to end after 6th season

The hugely successful British period drama Downton Abbey will wind up after the sixth season, its executive producer said on Thursday, but a possible movie version cannot be ruled out.


Mahendra Singh Dhoni takes a dig at fielding restrictions

A staunch critic of the ICC’s four-fielder theory which has led to regular run-riots in one-dayers, India captain Mahendra Singh feels the current rule should be changed as it heavily favours batsmen.


The threat of rogue pilots

A sinister new threat to mankind has been spotted. Commercial pilots going rogue and acting like kamikaze pilots are adding a chilling dimension to flying, nullifying all the advances in electronics.

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Creative ‘Cuss’todians

Bollywood is looking afresh at where to draw the line as a steady stream of cuss words and sleazy content enters mainstream cinema

The controversy surrounding the banning of Leslee Udwin’s film India’s Daughter somehow glossed over the question as to how the permission to film the documentary was given, notwithstanding the well-e

In the early hours of January 11 this year, Priya Parameswaran Pillai, an Indian citizen, was all set to board an Air India flight to London from Delhi.