Security personnel try to stop Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti protesters inside the Assam Assembly in Guwahati on Wednesday. — PT

DK Sikri tipped to be the next chief vigilance commissioner

Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. — Bunny Smith

A function was organised to commemorate 70th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Roads bear a deserted look as the Telangana Government begin the 'Intensive household survey' a day early in Hyderabad -PTI

Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani at the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi on Tuesday. -Pritam Bandyopadhyay

PM Narendra Modi is received by Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Kaithal on Tuesday. — PTI

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan addresses the house during the budget session in New Delhi on Wednesday. -PTI


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‘Expressways must be completed in 2 years’

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Madonna memorabilia items up for auction

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