Policemen guard outside the Nagpur Central Prison. (Photo: PTI)

School students pray during the condolence prayer of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Agartala, on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Transport minister Gopal Rai, CM Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at the Delhi Transport Vision Conference . - PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying his last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam at his residence at Rajaji Marg. -PTI

Bureaucrat Sanjeev Chaturvedi and Human Rights activist Anshu Gupta whose names were announced among the five awardees. PTI

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. (Photo: AFP)

People holding a protest in support of mercy plea for 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)

Business

General Motors lines up Rs 6,400 crore for India

US auto major General Motors (GM) on Wednesday announced new investment of $1 billion (Rs 6,400 crore) in India to turnaround its operations in the country.

Metros

Cops file charges against film maker Mahmood Farooqui

The Delhi police on Wednesday chargesheeted writer Mahmood Farooqui, who is also the co-director of Bollywood film Peepli Live, for allegedly raping a 30-year-old American research scholar from Columb

Newsmakers

Amid border tensions, Bajrangi Bhaijaan big hit in Pakistan

The Bajrangi Bhaijaan fever has gripped audiences in Pakistan and thanks to the positive Indo-Pak message in the movie, the Salman Khan-starrer has received phenomenal response, with people thronging

Sports

James Anderson rips the Aussies apart

England were seven without loss in reply to Australia’s first innings 136, a deficit of 129 runs, at tea on the first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

Editorial

Confusion reigns over Mullah Omar’s death

Rumours of the death of the Afghanistan Taliban’s one-eyed iconic leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, have swirled in the recent past, but nothing could be said one way or another considering that he has no

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