Britain's Prince William,top centre, sits next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry applaud

India's Jitu Rai (right) and Gurpal celebrate after winning gold and silver medals respectively in the 50m Pistol event

Moeen Ali likely to face disciplinary action for wearing 'Save Gaza' wristband (Photo: AP)

Gagan Narang won silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone

People rush to fill fuel in their vehicles during curfew relaxation in Saharanpur on Monday. — PTI

Students shout slogans against the introduction of CSAT in the civil services. PTI

HC directs CID probe, FIR against TMC’s Tapas Pal

Shreyasi Singh (Left ) won silver in Women's Double Trap while Asab Mohd won Bronze in Men's Double trap

India

Government puts GM crop trials on hold

Bowing to Sangh Parivar pressure, the Centre on Tuesday put on hold its decision to allow field trials of GM crops.

Newsmakers

Fist bumps cleaner than handshakes

Fist bumps may be a more hygienic greeting than shaking hands, according to a new study which found that germ transfer was 90 per cent lower when bumping fists than during a handshake.

Sports

ICC warn Moeen Ali against repeat of Gaza protest

England's Moeen Ali has been warned by world cricket chiefs not to wear wristbands declaring his support for the people of Gaza again during international matches.

Editorial

Sikhs’ flareup has wider implications

The recent rumblings in Sikh affairs, following shocks administered by the Sikhs of Haryana, evidently have implications for Sikh politics across the country. But they also foreground an important constitutional question.

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