National Disaster Rescue Force officials carry out rescue at Malin hamlet. Bodies recovered from the mud slush. —Rajesh Jadhav

India's Sakshi Malik with silver medal after medal ceremony of the women's Freestyle Wrestling 56kg final

India's Vijender Vijender celebrates victory against Trinidad and Tobago's Aaron Prince

US Secretary of State John Kerry gestures upon his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Wednesday. -PTI

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday. -PTI

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda greeting the state's new Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki at Raj Bhawan -PTI

India's wrestling medalists Sushil Kumar, Vinesh, Amit Kumar and Rajiv Tomar with medals

India's Bronze medalist Lajja Gauswami after the medal ceremony of the 50m Rifle 3 Positions women

International

Malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia

Malaria parasites are now posing a threat to Indian sub continent and Afri-ca, and have spre-ad to border areas in western and northern Cambodia, eastern Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam

Business

Sensex falls 192 pts after FIIs pull out

Equity benchmarks on Thursday logged their biggest drop in 20 days with Sensex slipping below 26,000 mark and the Nifty ending at 7,721.30 on caution due to expiry of monthly derivative contracts and

India

NDA’s big test: Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha Monday

The BJP-led NDA government is all set to push through its first major measure the Insurance Bill, that seeks to raise the FDI cap in the sector to 49 per cent in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Metros

High Court bans e-rickshaws, as of now

The Delhi high court on Thursday ordered an immediate ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the city, saying that “unregulated plying of the vehicles on Delhi roads is prima facie a hazard to other traffic

Newsmakers

Tidal forces caused the moon to take bulging shape

Tidal forces acting billions of years ago gave moon the shape it holds now, according to new research.

Editorial

Natwar’s grudge report is just that

The genre of writing by persons once close to centres of power, but subsequently estranged, is hardly new. Looking back in time, we may think of illustrious Persian poet Firdousi and his Shah-e-Nama in which he tried to get even with his master, Mahmud of Ghazni. In less recent times, in India, we had M.O. Mathai. More recently, we had Sanjaya Baru. And now there is K. Natwar Singh.

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