Mamata Banerjee interacts with media after an administrative meeting with officials in North 24 pargana district. (Photo: PTI)

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia (L) talks with Haryana Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu at a meeting in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Hindustani Awam Morcha (HUM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi addresses a press conference in Patna. (Photo: PTI)

Mirage 2000 fighter jet test-lands on Yamuna Expressway near Delhi as part of trials. (Photo: PTI)

Manohar Parrikar

Acharya Balkrishna of Patanjali, along with Baba Ramdev, performs a yagna in quake-hit Nepal.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)

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International

Bilawal Bhutto will return to politics in June: Asif Ali Zardari

Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that his son Bilawal Bhutto, the Pakistan People’s Party chief, will return to Pakistan in June to resume political activities under his supervision

Business

Essar exits race to buy Nokia unit

Indian conglomerate Essar Group on Thursday said it is no longer interested in buying Nokia’s Chennai mobile manufacturing unit.

India

Manohar Parrikar surveys Siachen glacier

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday conducted an aerial survey of Siachen glacier, the world’s highest battleground, and interacted with Indian

Metros

Delhi vows more help to Nepal

The Delhi government on Thursday promised to provide earthquake-hit Nepal with portable ventilators and X-ray machines, as well as software and hardware support to maintain the database of Nepalese li

Newsmakers

Letterman signs off after 33 years on air

The king of late-night television, David Letterman, brought the curtain down on a 33-year career in an emotional final show packed with jokes and farewells from US Presidents, Hollywood stars and devo

Sports

Payback time in IPL

Chris Gayle was absent in both games against Chennai Super Kings in the league stage and his electric presence could change the equations this time around

Editorial

Defence minister must retract remarks

Since ministers have been kept on a tight leash in the Modi government — with the Prime Minister being pretty much the sole centre of attention through a plethora of calibrated and much-publicised off

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