Pope Francis drives through the crowd after celebrating an Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Sunday

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi (above) holds a giant japi, a traditional hat, presented to him during a rally in Nagaon

Christians offer prayers on Good Friday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi

Voters wait in long queues to cast their ballots for the Lok Sabha election in Moradabad on Thursday

Coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express that derailed near Jagiroad station in Assam’s Morigaon district on Wednesday

Police personnel stop Congress workers who were holding a demonstration in front of the residence of BJP leader Subramanian

Vice-president Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (second from left), Lok Sabha Speakar Meira Kumar

Devotees assemble at the banks of the Ganga to take a holy dip on the occasion of Baisakhi in Hardwar on Sunday

India

‘Only Modi to be PM in NDA govt’

Only Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister of an NDA government irrespective of its tally in the new Lok Sabha, BJP president Rajnath Singh made it clear on Sunday.

Newsmakers

Cosmetics firm plans to brighten the Moon

A Sweden-based cosmetics company has proposed a bizarre new method to eliminate the need for streetlights — brighten the surface of the Moon.

Sports

Gymkhana cruise past Ekta Club

Abhishek Vats scalped 5/41 in Rohtak Road Gymkhana’s 34-run win over Ekta Club in a DDCA League match in the capital on Sunday.

Editorial

Modi, BJP manifesto not on same plane

The BJP has issued a manifesto for the Lok Sabha election underway, and news reports widely suggested that the document carried the stamp of the party’s PM nominee, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. Such a proposition can now be said to be in doubt.

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