Blow to Congress as Haryana minister quits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 86th ICAR Foundation Day function in New Delhi Tuesday. — PTI

John Kerry praises Narendra Modi on eve of Delhi dialogue

Hamid Karzai’s cousin killed by Afghan suicide bomber

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

International

Hamid Karzai’s cousin killed by Afghan suicide bomber

A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country’s n

India

Blow to Congress as Haryana minister quits

The rebellion against Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda ahead of the Assembly polls escalated on Tuesday with state power minister Ajay Yadav resigning from his post and attacking the CM fo

Metros

Kejriwal vacates official residence

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal vacated the official accommodation provided to him on his appointment as the chief minister of Delhi and shifted back to his former residence at Kaushambi in Ghaz

Newsmakers

New simple blood test for all cancers

British researchers have developed a simple blood test that may be used to diagnose all types of cancer and can eliminate the need for costly and unnecessary invasive procedures such as biopsies.

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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