Bodies of students who died in a Taliban attack in their school, at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Photo: AP)

PM Modi speaks to Sharif, says India stands firmly with Pak in the fight against terrorism (Photo: PTI/DC)

PM Modi warns MPs: Don’t cross limit (Photo: PTI)

CBI told to quiz Manmohan Singh in coal scam case (Photo: PTI/File)

Hostages run to safety during a cafe siege in the central business district of Sydney. -AP

SpiceJet gets breather, but only for days

fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle. -AP

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

International

USAID chief to step down in February

The head of the US global development agency said Wednesday he will step down from his post in February, following an announcement by the US government that it would start talks toward restoring diplo

Business

Tiny village has Rs 1,000 crore NRI deposits

Kerala’s nearly Rs 90,000 crore of NRI deposits, which is highest in the country, pales into oblivion when compared to the over Rs 1,000 crore that the members of this sleepy Dharmaj village near here

India

Government considering ordinance route on Insurance Bill

Speculation is rife in political circles that the government might bring in an ordinance to increase the FDI limit in the insurance sector to 49 per cent if it is not able to pass the long-awaited Ins

Metros

BJP to flood mobile users with poll messages

In a bid to give Delhites a personal connect with Narendra Modi, the BJP will now bombard recorded voice messages across mobile phones assuring “good governance” for the city, appealing the receiver t

Newsmakers

Methane spike: Is there life on Mars?

Methane, a gas that on Earth comes mainly from living organisms, has been measured for the first time making a sudden spike on Mars, leaving scientists puzzled about its origin.

Sports

Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar have conflict of interest?

Sitting in faraway Australia, former India captains Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri still found their names cropping up along with those of Krishnamachari Srikkanth and Sourav Ganguly at the ongoing S

Editorial

A hostage crisis reckoner

After Sydney and Peshawar, there is a buzz in government about a policy to deal with a potential hostage situation.

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Dining

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Fifty shades of sexcitement

Bedroom fun gets a few more toys and props as a new range of Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired products is set to enter the booming Indian online ...

There was a news report not so long ago that ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), an international organisation and part of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on Inte

Good governance seems to be all about seeking coherence through confusion.