Fireworks explode during the flag raising at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow.(Photo: AP)

Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare forces Arshad, a Muslim catering supervisor of IRCTC, to eat a chapati during his roza. ---PTI

John Kerry and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. AP

A Palestinian medic carries a wounded girl at a hospital at Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. — AFP

Government says Dr Singh must explain Markandey Katju allegations

Narendra Modi favours fresh polls, but not now

Priests prepare for a religious service held in memory of the victims at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight. AP

Subroto Roy will get ‘jail leave’ to meet clients

International

Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could

Business

World Bank Group commits USD 18 billion loan to India in 3 years

World Bank said on Wednesday that it will provide financial support of $15-18 billion over the next three years to India to create more jobs and fight poverty.

Newsmakers

Schizophrenia linked to genes?

A massive gene trawl has linked over 100 DNA coding mutations to schizophrenia, yielding critical clues about what causes the illness and possibly how to treat it, scientists said on Tuesday.

Sports

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Indian team for Lord's victory

President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian cricket team for its historic win against England at Lord's and said the nation was proud of the achievement which materialised after a gap of 2

Editorial

Sena MPs’ conduct shames our republic

The Shiv Sena MPs who recently disrupted the Ramzan fast of an IRCTC Muslim supervisor at New Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi by allegedly forcing him to eat a chapati have not just shamed themselves, they have engaged in a gross human rights violation.

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