File photos of four Indian teachers kidnapped by ISIS. Two of them - Lakshmikant and Vijay Kumar (Top row) have been freed. PTI

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan reacts as a Member shows a document to her in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Rahul Gandhi with the agitating students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), in Pune. (Photo: PTI)

Police personel stand guard outside Yakub Memon's house in Mumbai on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

An ambulance carrying the body of Yakub Memon stands at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Airport to transport Memon's body to Mumbai. -PTI

An ambulance carrying the body of Yakub Memon at Marine Lines on Thursday. (Photo: Debasish Dey)

PM Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi during the funeral of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram. (Photo: PTI)

Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers celebrate the hanging of Yakub Memon in Allahabad on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

International

French court okays law to end cockfighting

France’s top court has ruled that a law aimed at ending cockfighting in France is constitutional.

Business

Nexa brand gets luxury hotel touch

Maruti Suzuki on Friday said that its premium showrooms under Nexa brand would give a completely new experience to customers, which is akin to hospitality received at a luxury hotel.

India

Monsoon Session 2015: Fresh all-party meet called Monday to break impasse

With two weeks of Parli-ament’s Monsoon Session being washed out, the government has called an all-party meet on Monday to discuss the way out from the stalemate.

Sports

Round three to England

Ian Bell guided England to an eight-wicket victory over Australia in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Friday to put the hosts 2-1 up in the series with two matches to play.

Editorial

Two spirited Indians

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